Queen Mathilde of Belgium
BELGIUM

QUEEN MATHILDE VISITS THE ROYAL MUSEUMS OF FINE ARTS

To promote the reopening of Belgium’s biggest museums after a two month closure because of COVID-19, Queen Mathilde and King Philippe visited the Royal Museums of Fine Arts (French: Musées royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, Dutch: Koninklijke Musea voor Schone Kunsten van België) on May 19, 2020 in Brussels, Belgium.

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The Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium are a group of art museums situated in the downtown Royal District, on the Coudenberg, in Brussels.

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King Philippe and Queen Mathilde wore face masks during their visit to the Royal Museums of Fine Arts.

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There are six museums connected with the Royal Museums: Old Masters Museum or Museum of Ancient Art, Museum of Modern Art, Magritte Museum, Fin-de-Siècle Museum, Constantin Meunier Museum and Antoine Wiertz Museum.

The Old Masters Museum is the first museum to reopen to the public. The Museum covers a period from the 15th to the 18th century.

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With this visit the King and the Queen gave their support to the severely affected cultural sector.



The Belgian government asks all citizens to stay home and refrain from “non-essential inbound and outbound travel” to slow the spread of the coronavirus. 9,108 people have died in Belgium from COVID-19.

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Queen Mathilde wore white shirt dress with flower print from Erdem with blue accessories. Her blue clutch is by Olga Berg an Australian designer of evening handbags.

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