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Merckx dines with royalty

Eddy Merckx (5th from right) joins King Albert II of Belgium (4th from left)

Eddy Merckx (5th from right) joins King Albert II of Belgium (4th from left) (Image credit: AFP)

Belgian cycling champion Eddy Merckx spent some time with royalty on Thursday when he participated in the official state visit of Qatar's Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al Thani to Belgium. Merckx joined the Emir and Belgian King Albert II and Crown Prince Philippe for a formal state dinner at Laken castle..

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