King Philippe and Queen Mathilde Continue in Toronto Their State Visit to Canada

  March 14, 2018 at 5:06 pm by

The Belgian King and Queen in Canada

On the third day of their state visit to Canada, King Philippe and Queen Mathilde moved on to Toronto, the capital city of the province of Ontario. Upon their arrival, the Royal Couple was received by Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario at the Lieutenant Governor’s Suite at Queen’s Park. Afterwards the King and the Queen went to the Ontario Legislative Building where they met with David Levac, Speaker of the … Continue reading

Belgian State Visit to Canada: Day Two

  March 13, 2018 at 6:51 pm by

Queen Mathilde and King Philippe in Canada

Today, Tuesday March 13, King Philippe and Queen Mathilde started the second day of their Canadian state visit with a separate program. In the morning the King attended an academic-scientific seminar at the presence of Belgian and Canadian academics, students and researchers. The seminar, titled “Multilingual Education and Language Learning in Canada and Belgium at a Crossroads”, was focused on multilingual education and language learning. Un séminaire sur le multilinguisme … Continue reading

Belgian King and Queen Begin State Visit to Canada

  March 12, 2018 at 8:05 pm by

Queen Mathilde and King Philippe

At the invitation of Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada, Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of the Belgians started today, Monday March 12, a week-long state visit to Canada. The Royal Couple was officially welcomed by Governor-General Payette during a welcoming ceremony held in the courtyard of Rideau Hall, the Government House, in Ottawa, where they arrived in an open horse-drawn carriage accompanied by the Royal Canadian Mounted … Continue reading

Queen Máxima Launches National Money Week

  March 12, 2018 at 5:41 pm by

Queen Maxima

This morning, Monday March 12, Queen Máxima attended the launch of the eighth edition of National Money Week and the seventh edition of the international Global Money Week 2018. The event took place at the theater De Koninklijke Schouwburg in The Hague in the presence of Arie Slob, Minister for Primary and Secondary Education and Media and the students of the elementary school De Fontein. The motto of this year’s … Continue reading

King Philippe and Queen Mathilde Arrive In Canada Ahead of State Visit

  March 11, 2018 at 8:37 am by

The Belgian King and Queen arrive in Canada

Belgium’s King Philippe and Queen Mathilde arrived in Canada today, Sunday March 11, ahead of their week-long state visit to the country. Upon their arrival at the Ottawa International Airport they were welcomed by Scott Brison, President of the Treasury Board, Olivier Nicoloff, Ambassador of Canada to the Kingdom of Belgium and Raoul Delcorde, Ambassador of Belgium to Canada. The Royal Couple, accompanied by several Ministers, will visit Ottawa, Toronto and … Continue reading

It’s NL DOET Time For The Oranjes!

  March 10, 2018 at 2:29 pm by

Queen Maxima

Like every year, members of the Dutch Royal Family took part in the National Volunteer Day, NL DOET, on March 9 and 10. On Friday, Princess Beatrix along with Prince Bernhard and his wife, Princess Annette, volunteered in the children’s day center “Onder één Dak” in Amersfoort, in the province of Utrecht. The center hosts young people between the ages of 4 and 18 with intellectual disability to deal with daily … Continue reading

Third Child for Princess Madeleine and Chris O’Neill

  March 9, 2018 at 5:57 pm by

Princess Adrienne of Sweden

On March 9, Princess Madeleine, Duchess of Hälsingland and Gästrikland gave birth to a baby girl at the Danderyd Hospital in Stockholm. The little princess is the second daughter of Princess Madeleine and her husband Chris O’Neill, and is a younger sister to Princess Leonore (b. 2013) and Prince Nicolas (b. 2015). She was born at 00:41 and weighed 7lbs 6oz. Chris O’Neill gave a brief press conference after his … Continue reading

Queen Mathilde Visits Support Center for Debt Mediation

  March 9, 2018 at 11:24 am by

Queen Mathilde

Ahead of the upcoming Money Week 2018, Queen Mathilde paid a visit today, Friday March 9, to the Support Center for Debt Mediation in Molenbeek, a municipality in the Brussels-Capital Region. The Support Center for Debt Mediation is a non-profit organization founded in 1999 that aims to “provide assistance to services and debt mediators who assist people in financial difficulty or in situations of financial need or poverty, and more … Continue reading

Horticulture and Art For A Velvet-Clad Máxima

  March 7, 2018 at 3:13 pm by

Queen Maxima

Dutch Queen Máxima undertook several engagements on Wednesday March 7th. She first opened the World Horti Center in Westland, accompanied by Carola Schouten, Minister of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality. The World Horti Center is the knowledge and innovation center of the international greenhouse horticulture sector.  The center “reunites members of business, education, research and government in order to innovate, connect, create and inspire together”. Every year the center is visited by … Continue reading

Queen Mathilde Visits the WCU-DANCE Project

  March 7, 2018 at 8:08 am by

Queen Mathilde

Yesterday, Tuesday March 6, Queen Mathilde paid a visit to the WCU-DANCE project (World Children’s Unity Dance – We See You Dance) at the Petit Château in Wijnegem, a municipality in the province of Antwerp. The WCU-DANCE is a non-profit organization that aims to connect through dancing, music and singing children and young people from different backgrounds. The organization offers children an annual dance competition, many dance workshops and a variety … Continue reading

Sweden’s Young Prince Oscar Turns Two

  March 2, 2018 at 9:00 am by

Prince Oscar at two

Prince Oscar, Duke of Skåne celebrated his second birthday on March 2 with a series of photographs (including one with his older sister Estelle) taken by photographer Erika Gerdemark. Oscar Carl Olof was born on 2 March 2016 at the Karolinska University Hospital in Stockholm, the second child of Crown Princess Victoria and her husband Prince Daniel. He has an older sister, Princess Estelle, who was born in 2012. Oscar was … Continue reading

Belgian King and Queen Visit the German Speaking Community

  February 27, 2018 at 5:11 pm by

King Philippe and Queen Mathilde

Today, Tuesday February 27, King Philippe and Queen Maxima paid a visit to Saint Vith, a municipality located in the Province of Liege and one of the German-speaking communities of Belgium. Upon their arrival in Saint Vith, the Royal Couple visited the St. Joseph’s Clinic. The Clinic, founded in 1976, is a non-profit organization that administers and maintains a hospital, several polyclinic services and consists of around 80 doctors and 440 … Continue reading

Successful Heart Surgery For Moroccan King

  February 27, 2018 at 7:37 am by

King Mohammed VI of Morocco

The King of Morocco has undergone successful heart surgery in Paris, the Moroccan Royal Court announced on Tuesday. The operation, who was performed by a team of six doctors at the Ambroise Pare Clinic, was a radio frequency ablation, which was performed on King Mohammed VI after he was found to have an atrial flutter, which causes the heart to beat less efficiently (but is not life-threatening). King Mohammed will … Continue reading

Annual Dutch Winter Photo Session in Lech

  February 26, 2018 at 3:30 pm by

The Dutch Royal Family in Lech

The annual Lech photo session of the Dutch Royal Family took place today, Monday February 26, with King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima, along with their three daughters: Princess Catharina-Amalia, Princess Alexia and Princess Ariane. Despite the freezing cold temperature, minus 21 degrees!, the royal family posed for the photo opportunity in the presence of Dutch and foreign media gathered at the mountain station of the Rüfikopf, 2350 meters above sea level, … Continue reading

Belgian King and Queen Attend the Krakelingenstoet Festival

  February 26, 2018 at 6:26 am by

Queen Mathilde and King Philippe

Yesterday, Sunday February 25, Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of The Belgians were present at the Krakelingenstoet Festival in Geraardsbergen, a municipality in the southern part of the Belgian province of East Flanders. The festival consists of a historic folkloristic procession with approximately 1,000 participants that highlights centuries of history of Geraardsbergen. The 2018 edition of the Krakelingenstoet Festival marks the 950th anniversary of the charter of liberty of the … Continue reading

A Son For Prince Philip and Princess Danica of Yugoslavia

  February 26, 2018 at 4:52 am by

Prince Philip and Princess Danica of Yugoslavia

For the first time in 90 years, a baby Prince has been born on Serbian soil: Princess Danica, wife of Prince Philip, gave birth to the couple’s first child on Sunday February 25th. The newborn, born at 10:30am, has been named Stefan. Both mother and baby are doing well, according to the Royal Court. To mark the birth, Patriarch Irinej of Serbia allowed the bells of the St Sava Temple … Continue reading

Hereditary Princess Ekaterina Gives Birth To A Daughter

  February 26, 2018 at 2:14 am by

Hereditary Prince Ernst August, Hereditary Princess Ekaterina and their newborn daughter Elisabeth

It was announced over the weekend that Hereditary Prince Ernst August and Hereditary Princess Ekaterina of Hanover welcomed their first child last week. Princess Elisabeth was born at Hanover’s Henriettenstift Hospital on Thursday February 22nd. “Along with my whole family, I am very happy and thankful for a safe birth,” the new father said in a statement. Ernst August and Ekaterina were married last July, and recently moved back to Hanover … Continue reading

Happy Sixth Birthday, Princess Estelle!

  February 23, 2018 at 10:45 am by

Princess Estelle of Sweden

On February 23rd, Princess Estelle, Duchess of Östergötland celebrated her sixth birthday. A series of photographs were taken by photographer Erika Gerdemark at Haga Palace, the home of Crown Princess Victoria and her family. Estelle’s younger brother Oscar was also seen in one of the photos, sharing her birthday cake. Estelle Silvia Ewa Mary was born on February 23, 2012 at the Karolinska University Hospital in Stockholm. She is the … Continue reading

Queen Maxima’s Working Visit in The Hague

  February 22, 2018 at 7:21 pm by

Queen Maxima

On Thursday February 22nd, Queen Maxima paid a working visit to the organization Schuldenlab070 in The Hague. Schuldenlab070, founded in July 2016 by the Municipality of The Hague and the inclusive platform Society Impact Foundation, aims to “find innovative solutions in order to help the households who are facing poverty and debt problems in The Hague”. The organization works in cooperation with 25 partners, including ING, Eneco, CZ, ADG Dienstengroep, AEGON, Rabobank, … Continue reading

An Engagement in Monaco! Louis Ducruet To Wed Marie Chevallier

  February 21, 2018 at 8:01 am by

Louis Ducruet and Marie Chevallier

Happy news out of Monaco this morning, as Princess Stéphanie confirms the engagement of her son, Louis Ducruet, to his long-time girlfriend Marie Chevallier. The Princess made the announcement via the Princely Palace, saying she was “pleased” with the news. The couple is currently travelling through Vietnam. Louis, 25, is the only son of Princess Stephanie and her first husband, Daniel Ducruet. He is currently 12th in line to the Monegasque throne.

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