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Belgian National Day

  July 21, 2015 at 7:49 pm by

On Monday July 20, the Belgian Royal Family started the celebrations for the Belgian National Day. In the evening, King Philippe and Queen Mathilde along with Princess Astrid and Prince Lorenz attended the concert “Prelude to National Day” hosted by the National Orchestra of Belgium at the Palais des Beaux Arts in Brussels. View image | gettyimages.com In the morning of the National Day, July 21, King Philippe and Queen … Continue reading

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Queen Máxima Visits The Philippines: June 29-July 1

  July 2, 2015 at 5:14 am by

As a special advocate of the Secretary-General of the United Nations for inclusive finance for development and at the invitation of the Government and the Central Bank, Her Majesty Queen Máxima visited the Republic of the Philippines from Monday June 29 to Wednesday July 1. Tuesday June 30, in the morning, the Queen was in Manila where she had a working visit with members of the UNDP United Nations Development … Continue reading

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Queen Maxima in New York: June 4-5

  June 8, 2015 at 3:41 am by

In her role as special advocate of the United Nations Secretary General for Inclusive Finance for Development, Queen Maxima was in New York on June 4 and 5 to attend several meetings. On Thursday, the Queen took part at the meeting of the Group of Friends of Financial Inclusion, an informal group of 32 countries that are working to improve access to financial services. In her speech Queen Maxima said … Continue reading

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Dutch Official Visit to the United States of America, Day 3

  June 3, 2015 at 8:24 pm by

Today, Wednesday June 3rd, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima started their third and last day in the United States with a visit at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. The Institute, founded in 1954, is the most important in the United States in the fields of clinical research in combination treatment of patients with physical limitations by brain injury and spinal cord injury. They also take care of veterans. During … Continue reading

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Dutch Official Visit to the United States of America, Day 2

  June 2, 2015 at 7:20 pm by

On Tuesday June 2nd, the second day of their official visit, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima went to Grand Rapids, Michigan. At their arrival at the Gerald Ford Airport, the Royal Couple was welcomed by Rick Snyder, the Governor of the State of Michigan, and his wife Sue. At the welcoming ceremony were also present the children of the Dutch-American Christian school. Afterwards they went to the Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture … Continue reading

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Dutch Official Visit to the United States of America, Day 1

  June 1, 2015 at 6:10 pm by

Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima started today, Monday June 1st, a three-day Official Visit to the United States of America. Upon their arrival in the States, the Royal Couple attended on Sunday May 31 in the evening, a reception at the Dutch Ambassador’s residence in Washington held by the Dutch Ambassador Rudolf Bekink. This morning the visit began at the Arlington National Cemetery in Washington. The Royal Couple … Continue reading

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Dutch State Visit to Canada, Day 2

  May 28, 2015 at 8:06 pm by

Thursday May 28, second day of the state visit, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima went to Waterloo, a city in Southern Ontario. In the morning, the Royal Couple visited the University of Waterloo where at the presence of the Dutch the Ministries of Foreign Affairs Bert Koenders and the Dutch Minister of Education, Culture and Science Jet Bussemaker, were awarded scholarships.  To mark the seventy years of liberation, The Netherlands … Continue reading

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King Philippe and Queen Mathilde Visit VRT Broadcaster

  May 28, 2015 at 12:15 pm by

Today, Thursday May 28, Their Majasties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde paid a visit to the Flemish Radio and Television Organization VRT, a Dutch public broadcaster for radio and television in Belgium. Upon arrival at the headquarters of the broadcaster, the Royal Couple were welcomed by the CEO, Leo Hellemans, and Luc Van den Brande, the President of the Board of the public broadcast. View image | gettyimages.com The King and the Queen … Continue reading

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Dutch State Visit to Canada, Day 1

  May 27, 2015 at 8:00 pm by

Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima started today, Wednesday May 27, a three-day State Visit to Canada. The Royal Couple arrived in Canada yesterday May 26, when they made a brief stop in St. John’s, the capital of the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador. They were welcomed by the the Liutenant Governon Frank Fagan and his wife Patricia Faga, and the premier Paul Davis with his wife Cheryl Davis. … Continue reading

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Dutch Royals attend ”Appeltjes van Oranje 2015”

  May 21, 2015 at 12:16 pm by

Today, Thursday May 21, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima, along with Princess Beatrix attended the ”Appeltjes van Oranje 2015” award ceremony at Palace Nooreinde in The Hague. The theme of the award this year was: “Better for each other!”. It’s about people with difficulty to get along in society for socioeconomics reasons. The winners of ”Appeltjes van Oranje 2015” were: “Food Aid Foundation Focus” from Amersfoort, a foundation that … Continue reading

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Queen Máxima and Queen Mathilde Open Exhibition in The Hague

  May 20, 2015 at 6:17 pm by

This afternoon, Wednesday May 20, Their Majesties Queen Máxima of the Netherlands and Queen Mathilde of the Belgians opened an outdoor sculpture exhibition in the Lange Voorhout street in The Hague. The exhibition, called “Flemish Vormidable Contemporary Sculpture”, shows artworks created by established and emerging Flemish artists and celebrates twenty years of cultural cooperation between the Netherlands and Flanders. The curator of the exhibition is Stef van Bellingen, a Flemish … Continue reading

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King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima visit Zeeland Flanders

  May 19, 2015 at 4:10 pm by

Today, Tuesday May 19, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima paid a visit to the region of Zeeland Flanders. At their arrival in the morning, the Royal Couple went to the nursing home De Hoeve Blaauwe in the municipality of Hulst. They were greeted by Jan-Frans Mulder, the Mayor of Hulst, and Han Polman, the King’s Commissioner of Zeeland Flanders. Outside the nursing home, the King and Queen received a warm welcome … Continue reading

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Queen Máxima Attends Lecture in Utrecht

  May 18, 2015 at 5:52 pm by

Today, Monday May 18, Queen Máxima attended the inaugural lecture of Professor Javier A. Couso in the Academy Building of the University of Utrecht. Professor Couso is a Latin American specialist in the field of Sociology of Law and Comparative Law. He is professor and director of the Constitutional Law Program at the Universidad Diego Portales in Santiago, Chile. Recently he was appointed by Chilean President Michelle Bachelet as member of … Continue reading

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Princess Elisabeth Baptises a Patrol Boat

  May 7, 2015 at 4:14 am by

Yesterday, Wednesday May 6, Princess Elisabeth, Duchess of Brabant baptised the patrol vessel P902 Pollux. At the ceremony, held at the Naval Base of Zeebrugge, were present King Philippe and Queen Mathilde. The patrol vessel P902 Pollux is the second new patrol ship in use to the Belgian Navy, the first one patrol vessel 901 Castor was baptized last July by Queen Mathilde. View image | gettyimages.com “I baptize you … Continue reading

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Dutch Royals Attend Remembrance and Liberation Day

  May 5, 2015 at 7:39 pm by

On May 4th and 5th, the Dutch Royals attended Remembrance and Liberation Day commemorations. Yesterday, Princess Margriet and Professor Pieter van Vollenhoven attend the 70th commemoration of WWII at the Canadian War Cemetery in Holten. Were present some Canadian veterans and the Prime Minister of Canada, Stephen Harper, along with his wife Laureen. Princess Margriet and Professor Pieter van Vollenhoven laid wreaths. In the late afternoon, Prince Pieter-Christiaan along with … Continue reading

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Princess Beatrix Opens War Exhibition in Curaçao

  May 3, 2015 at 2:50 pm by

Yesterday, Saturday May 2, Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands was in Curaçao to open the exhibition “Guera na Kòrsou?! War in 1940-1945 Curaçao” at the Museum of Willemstad, the capital of Curaçao. At her arrival in the museum, the Princess received a warm welcome with a guard of honor, was greeted by Michèle Russel-Capriles, who launched the idea of the exhibition one year ago, and the children of the choir “Kòrsou al Belcanto” who performed a … Continue reading

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King Willem-Alexander & Queen Máxima Visit Bonaire & Aruba

  May 2, 2015 at 9:33 am by

At the invitation of the Governor of Bonaire, Edison Rijna, and of the Governor of Aruba, Fredis Refunjol, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima started on Thursday April 30, a three-day visit to Bonaire and Aruba. Upon arriving in Bonaire, the first event for the Royal Couple was a visit to the Bonaire Youth Outreach Foundation. The Foundation aims to help young people from disadvantaged environments with activities, events … Continue reading

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King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima at the “Long Live the Club” Festival

  April 25, 2015 at 5:49 pm by

As part of the celebration to mark the 200 years of the Kingdom, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima attended today, Saturday April 25, the “Long Live the Club” Festival in the Park de Wezenlanden in Zwolle. The Festival was organized by the National Committee of 200 Years of the Kingdom to celebrate the right to freedom of association and assembly and it was dedicated to all volunteers in the Kingdom, … Continue reading

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King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima Launch “King Games”

  April 24, 2015 at 5:21 pm by

Today, Friday April 24, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima were present at the launch of the “King Games” in Leiden. The event started in the morning when the Royal Couple had breakfast with nearly 8000 students coming from 30 schools. After the breakfast there was the performance of the ‘Kinderen voor kinderen’ choir that sang the song “Energie” made for the event. Then, all the children went outside where they … Continue reading

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King Philippe and Queen Mathilde: Visit to the EU Institutions

  April 21, 2015 at 5:44 pm by

Today King Philippe and Queen Mathilde paid a visit to the Council of Europe, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, the European Court of Human Rights and the Eurocorps in Strasbourg, France. They were accompanied by the Vice-Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Didier Reynders. At their arrival, the King and the Queen were received by Anne Brasseur, the President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe. … Continue reading

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