Terrorist threat – Queen uses service entrance on visit to medical centre
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    Terrorist threat – Queen uses service entrance on visit to medical centre

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    For security reasons, Queen Matilda was not able to do a walkabout to meet the public on her visit this  Wednesday morning of a mental health centre in Overpelt, Limburg. Breaking with the usual tradition for Royal visits, no meet-and-greets with the public were scheduled during her visit to Sint-Oda mental health centre in Overpelt. The Queen’s entourage decided she should not take any risks given the current terrorist threat.

    The Queen arrive in Overpelt on time and accessed the centre via the service entrance. She then attended a staff meeting before chatting with residents and their families. The queen, a speech therapy graduate, was keen to hear about the work of the medical centre staff, to the point that she left the centre later than scheduled and was given a warm send off from the residents.

    Fans of the royal family were aware there would be no walkabout on this visit and therefore didn’t turn out to see her at the centre in Overpelt.

    Lars Andersen (Source: Belga)