The monumental wall tapestry ‘Triumphant return of King Albert at the head of his troops, in Brussels on 22 November 1918’ was designed in the 1930s at the request of the Senate by the painter Anto Carte (1886-1954) and woven by the manufacturer Gaspard De Wit in Mechelen.

It depicts a real event: after four terrible years of war, the King arrived in the Palace of the Nation after a triumphant journey through a deliriously happy Brussels. There he announced a new era and major social reforms for our country before the Senate and the House of Representatives meeting in joint session.