Britain’s Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Taoiseach Enda Kenny lay wreaths during the Battle of Messines Ridge commemoration in Messines, Belgium, on June 7th, 2017. Photograph: EPA/Stephanie Lecocq

It seemed like the tall trees on the sunny windswept hillside at Messines were bending attentively to hear the music. The musicians too played valiant(...)

Belgian prime minister Charles Michel reacts as Princess Astrid of Belgium gives the start of the 38th edition of the Brussels’ 20km run, on Sunday. Photograph: Laurie Dieffembacq/AFP/Getty Images

After a tricky few days playing host to Donald Trump, the Belgian prime minister, Charles Michel, may have hoped for a trouble-free few days. It was (...)