BRUSSELS, Belgium — The members of the Belgian royal family visited Armenia on August 21 for a four-day stay. The palace has released – according to tradition – a video of the king kite-surfing in Armenia.
The choice of holiday destination is unusual for the royals, who more often opt for traditional holiday destinations like France and Italy.
However according to a report in De Standaard, the family — King Philippe, Queen Mathilde and their four children — had already spent some time on the French island Île d’Yeu before heading on to Armenia.
According to protocol, the family arrived on two flights into Yerevan: the monarch and the heir to the throne – his daughter Elisabeth – may not travel on the same flight.
According to local reports, the royals were impressed with the local cuisine and especially the country’s wine, spending five hours on a tasting tour of one of the largest producers Armas.
During the visit the family visited several churches also.