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Last Day in India for Willem-Alexander and Máxima

  October 18, 2019 at 12:04 pm by

Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima started their fifth and last day of their Indian state visit with a boat trip around Alleppey, a municipality in the South Indian state of Kerala. This area, in 2018, was hit by severe flooding. During the cruise the Royals Couple attended a discussion focused on better water management in order to prevent or limit such natural disasters. Purpose of the discussion was … Continue reading

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Last Day in Luxembourg for Philippe and Mathilde

  October 17, 2019 at 3:37 pm by

On Thursday October 17, King Philippe started the last day of the state visit at the Chamber of Commerce where, along with the Grand Duke, attended a Meet and Greet focused on the Belgian and Luxembourg entrepreneurship followed by a ceremony of signing of memorandums of understanding between Belgium and Luxembourg and a seminar titled “Technology for the Financial Sector: Belgian-Luxembourg Perspectives & Findings”. Then, at the Center Nature and … Continue reading

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Dutch State Visit to India – Day Four: State of Kerala

  October 17, 2019 at 3:32 pm by

Today, Thursday October 17, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima, started the fourth day of the state visit by meeting the Governor of Maharashtra, Bhagat Singh Koshyari. Then the Royal Couple left for the state of Kerala where they will spend the last two day of the state visit. Upon their arrival at the Cochin International Airport, the King and the Queen were welcomed by Arif Mohammad Khan, Governor … Continue reading

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Belgian State Visit to Luxembourg – Day Two

  October 16, 2019 at 2:48 pm by

Today, Wednesday October 16, Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde started their second day in Luxembourg with a separate program. In the morning the King, along with Grand Duke Henri, visited the the Diekirch Military Centre. After the review of the troops it was paid a tribute to the deceased army personnel by laying a wreath of flowers in front of the commemorative plaque. Then the king and the … Continue reading

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Dutch King and Queen Continue in Mumbai Their State Visit to India

  October 16, 2019 at 2:26 pm by

On the third day of the state visit to India, today Wednesday October 16, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima moved on to Mumbai, capital city of the Indian State of Maharashtra. The first visit was at the organization Tiny Miracle. Founded ten years ago by Laurien Meuterten, a former Dutch banker, the organization is focused “on creating sustainable employment and providing social services to employees, such as healthcare and education” … Continue reading

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Belgian King and Queen Begin State Visit to Luxembourg

  October 15, 2019 at 3:36 pm by

At the invitation of Their Royal Highnesses, Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa, Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde started today, Tuesday October 15, a three-day state visit to Luxembourg. The Royal Couple arrived in Luxembourg by train and was welcomed at the Luxembourg Central Station by Grand Duke Henri. Grand Duchess Maria Teresa won’t be present during the state visit because she is recovering from a … Continue reading

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Dutch State Visit to India – Day Two

  October 15, 2019 at 2:35 pm by

Today, Tuesday October 15, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima started their second day in India with the opening of the 25th edition of the India Tech Summit. The Netherlands, this year, is partner of the summit where Dutch and Indian companies, innovators & government meet to co-create innovative solutions for global challenges. The Royal Couple spent two hour at the Tech Summit, they toured the Experience Zone, where … Continue reading

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Dutch King and Queen Begin State Visit to India

  October 14, 2019 at 3:29 pm by

Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima started today, Monday October 14, a five-day state visit to India. The Royal Couple was officially welcomed during a welcoming ceremony held in the courtyard of Rashtrapati Bhavan, the Indian Presidential Palace, in New Delhi. At the ceremony were present the Indian President, Ram Nath Kovind, along with his wife Savita Kovind and the Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi. Then the King and … Continue reading

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King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima Arrive in India Ahead of State Visit

  October 13, 2019 at 1:53 pm by

Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima arrived in India today, Sunday October 13, ahead of their five-day state visit to the country. Upon their arrival at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi the Royal Couple was greeted with a welcoming ceremony with music and traditional dance. King Willem-Alexander was in the cockpit as a co-pilot. The King and the Queen, along with four Ministers, will visit the … Continue reading

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Prinsjesdag 2019

  September 17, 2019 at 5:30 pm by

The Dutch Royal Family has celebrated today, Tuesday September 17, the official opening of the parliament, Prinsjesdag. King Willem-Alexander was joined by his wife, Queen Máxima, his brother Prince Constantijn and his sister-in-law, Princess Laurentien. The Dutch Royals left Noordeinde Palace at around 13:00 heading to the Knight’s Hall in the Glass Carriage through the streets of The Hague. Princess Beatrix saw the procession of the carriages from the window … Continue reading

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Belgian King and Queen Visit the Province of Hainaut

  September 5, 2019 at 6:53 pm by

Today, Thursday September 5, Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of the Belgians paid a visit to the Province of Hainaut. The first stop was in the in the municipality of Lobbes where they visited the Arthur Regniers Center. It is a medical-educational center for people with cerebral palsy and motor impairment. Then the Royal Couple paid a visit to the Saint Ursmar’s Church. The church, dedicated to Saint … Continue reading

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It’s School Time for the Young Belgians

  September 3, 2019 at 3:05 am by

Today, Monday September 2, Belgium’s young royals started their first day of the 2019-2020 school year. King Philippe accompanied Princess Eléonore, 11, at the Sint-Jans Berchmans College. The youngest daughter of the Royal Couple is starting her final year in primary school. In the meantime Queen Mathilde dropped off Prince Emmanuel, 13, at the Eureka School in Kessel-Lo, an educational institution for children with learning difficulties. The Prince is starting … Continue reading

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Death of Princess Christina of the Netherlands

  August 16, 2019 at 12:44 pm by

Her Royal Highness Princess Christina of the Netherlands, aged 72, died this morning, Friday August 16, at the Noordeinde Palace complex in The Hague. Princess Christina has been suffering from bone cancer for several years. Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima and Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrix have announced the death: “We are deeply saddened by the passing of our dear sister and aunt. Christina had a striking personality … Continue reading

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Belgian Royal Family Celebrates National Day

  July 22, 2019 at 3:04 am by

On Saturday 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” held at the Palais des Beaux Arts in Brussels and organized by the Queen Elisabeth Competition, together with the Belgian National Orchestra and the Centre for Fine Arts BOZAR. In the morning … Continue reading

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Dutch Summer Photo Session at Huis ten Bosch Palace

  July 19, 2019 at 4:36 pm by

The King and Queen of the Netherlands today posed for their annual summer photo session. King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima, along with their three daughters, Princesses Catharina-Amalia, Alexia and Ariane, posed for the first time in the garden of Huis ten Bosch Palace, where the Royal Family moved last January. The King and Queen and their daughters posed near the pond for the photos in different combinations, not only all … Continue reading

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Queen Maxima in Bangladesh: July 9-11

  July 11, 2019 at 4:55 pm 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, Queen Máxima arrived in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh on Tuesday evening July 9 for a three-day visit. At her arrival the Queen was welcomed by Abdul Momen, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Bangladesh. Queen Maxima started the first day of the visit, on Wednesday July 10, … Continue reading

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Belgian Official Visit to the German Federal States of Thuringia and Saxony-Anhalt: Last Day

  July 11, 2019 at 1:57 am by

Yesterday, Wednesday July 10, Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde started their second and last day of the official visit in the town of Wittemberg, in Saxony-Anhalt. The Royal Couple was welcomed in front of the Wittenberg Old Town Hall by Reiner Haseloff, Minister-President of the German state Saxony-Anhalt. Then the King and the Queen paid a visit to the house of Martin Luther and the Castle Church, at … Continue reading

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Belgian Official Visit to the German Federal States of Thuringia and Saxony-Anhalt: Day One

  July 9, 2019 at 4:13 pm by

Today, Tuesday July 9, Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde began a two-day official visit to the German Federal States of Thuringia and Saxony-Anhalt. Upon the arrival at the Erfurt-Weimar Airport the Royal Couple was welcomed by Bodo Ramelow, Prime Minister of Thuringia, and his wife, Germana Alberti vom Hofe. The King and the Queen started the visit in Gotha where they were welcomed at the Friedenstein Castle by … Continue reading

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Last Day in Kenya for Queen Mathilde and Princess Elisabeth

  June 27, 2019 at 6:13 pm by

Queen Mathilde and Princess Elisabeth started the last day of their working visit to Kenya today, Thursday June 27, by visiting the Kajiado region. There the Queen and the Princess paid a visit to the Il Bisil Primary School in the Maasai community. The school aims to give “environment protected from violence, exploitation and abuse, and to increase access to education, information about sexual and reproductive health, psychological support and … Continue reading

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Queen Mathilde and Princess Elisabeth Continue the Working Visit to Kenya

  June 26, 2019 at 4:19 pm by

Queen Mathilde and Princess Elisabeth started the second day of their working visit in Kenya today, Wednesday June 26, by visiting the Amref Dagoretti Child Protection & Development Centre center in Dagoretti, in the western of Nairobi. The centre was founded in 1999 as an initiative by young volunteers affiliated to Amref Health Africa, the largest African-led international organization on the continent established in 1957. The Dagoretti Child Protection and … Continue reading

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