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Queen Mathilde of Belgium is Spending New Year's Eve in Egypt

While busy making your overseas travel plans for NYE's, an actual royal seems to think the grass is greener on our side.

Queen Mathilde of Belgium

If you’re at home fantasizing about spending your New Year’s outside of Egypt, it turns out a royal thinks the grass is greener on our side. Queen Mathilde of Belgium is currently in Egypt for a three-day stay during New Year’s Eve, as reported by Al-Masry Al-Youm.

The Belgian Queen is visiting Luxor and Aswan for a three-day visit. Accompanying her on her trip to Upper Egypt is the Belgian royal family, and they're set to ring in 2019 in Upper Egypt. 

The royals boarded a charter flight to Aswan Airport, and the city witnessed stringent security measures with the blockage of streets to traffic upon arrival of the royal family. They will be staying at a luxury residence at the historic Sofitel Legend Old Cataract hotel, under tight supervision.

The Queen’s tour includes the Philae Temple, the High Dam, the unfinished obelisk, the Temple of Kom Ombo and the Temple of Edfu.

Queen Mathilde is the wife of the monarch of Belgium King Philippe, who was crowned king in 2013 following the abdication of his father. Mathilde was born in 1973 to a family of aristocratic origins, and is considered the first Belgian-born Queen of Belgium. 


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