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King Willem-Alexander Launches The King’s Games

  April 20, 2018 at 9:09 am by

Today, Friday April 20, His Majesty King Willem-Alexander was present at the opening of the 6th edition of the King’s Game at the De Fliert Brede Primary School in Twello. The King had breakfast with 510 students coming from three primary schools. After the breakfast there was the performance of the ‘Kinderen voor kinderen’ choir. Then, in the presence of the King, started the activities planned for the event, including handballs, … Continue reading

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

  March 14, 2018 at 5:06 pm by

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

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Belgian State Visit to Canada: Day Two

  March 13, 2018 at 6:51 pm by

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. https://twitter.com/MonarchieBe/status/973601837780799488 The Queen, in the … Continue reading

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Belgian King and Queen Begin State Visit to Canada

  March 12, 2018 at 8:05 pm by

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

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Queen Máxima Launches National Money Week

  March 12, 2018 at 5:41 pm by

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

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

  March 11, 2018 at 8:37 am by

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

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It’s NL DOET Time For The Oranjes!

  March 10, 2018 at 2:29 pm by

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

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Queen Mathilde Visits Support Center for Debt Mediation

  March 9, 2018 at 11:24 am by

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

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Horticulture and Art For A Velvet-Clad Máxima

  March 7, 2018 at 3:13 pm by

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

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Queen Mathilde Visits the WCU-DANCE Project

  March 7, 2018 at 8:08 am by

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

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Belgian King and Queen Visit the German Speaking Community

  February 27, 2018 at 5:11 pm by

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

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Annual Dutch Winter Photo Session in Lech

  February 26, 2018 at 3:30 pm by

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

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Belgian King and Queen Attend the Krakelingenstoet Festival

  February 26, 2018 at 6:26 am by

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

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Queen Maxima’s Working Visit in The Hague

  February 22, 2018 at 7:21 pm by

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

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Queen Máxima in Indonesia: February 11-13

  February 13, 2018 at 4:14 pm by

As a special advocate of the Secretary-General of the United Nations for inclusive finance for development, Queen Máxima arrived in Jakarta, the capital of the Republic of Indonesia, on the evening of Sunday February 11 for a two-day visit. On Monday February 12, the first day of her visit, the Queen was in Bandar Lampung, capital of the province of Lampung, in the southern of Sumatra island. Upon her arrival, Queen … Continue reading

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Last Day in Ghana for Queen Mathilde

  February 9, 2018 at 10:53 pm by

Queen Mathilde started her third and last day in Ghana today, Friday February 9, with a visit at the Promush Mushroom Project. The project, launched in 2017, aims to “to improve and sustain income of mushroom farmers in the community” but also to implement employment for about 5,500 youth, especially persons with disabilities. The project was established with the help of the European Union – who donated 660,000 Euros – and … Continue reading

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Queen Mathilde’s Working Visit to Ghana – Day Two

  February 8, 2018 at 8:23 pm by

Queen Mathilde started the second day of her working visit in Ghana today, Thursday February 8, by paying a visit to the Teshie Presby High School along with the Deputy Prime Minister Alexander De Croo. This school, thanks to the help of the Belgian community living in Ghana, provides their students an E-learning laboratory with 150 desktop computers. Teshie Presby High school: session live dans #Televic e-lab #SDGs #GlobalGoals #éducation #innovation @Unicorne_Siona … Continue reading

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Dutch Working Visit to China – Last Day

  February 8, 2018 at 12:06 pm by

Today, Thursday February 8, Dutch Queen Máxima completed the working visit to China on her own while King Willem-Alexander was on his way to PyeongChang, South Korea, where tomorrow he will attend the opening of the Winter Olympics as an honorary member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC). The Queen started her last day in China with a roundatable at the Dutch Embassy focused on Green Finance. Topics discussed were … Continue reading

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Queen Mathilde’s Working Visit to Ghana Begins

  February 8, 2018 at 9:52 am by

As an Advocate for the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals, yesterday Wednesday February 7, Her Majesty Queen Mathilde of The Belgians started a three-day working visit to Ghana along with Alexander De Croo, Deputy Prime Minister of Belgium and Minister of Development Cooperation. Upon her arrival at Kotoka International Airport in Accra, the capital of Ghana, the Queen was welcomed by the country’s Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mohammed Tijani … Continue reading

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Dutch Working Visit to China Begins

  February 7, 2018 at 5:07 pm by

At the invitation of the Chinese President, Xi Jinping, His Majesty King Willem-Alexander and Her Majesty Queen Maxima of The Netherlands started today, Wednesday February 7, a two-day working visit to China along with Halbe Zijlstra, Minister of Foreign Affairs. Upon their arrival at the Beijing Capital International Airport, the Royal Couple was welcomed by the Chinese Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs. Later the King and the Queen were received by … Continue reading

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