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Belgium State Visit to the Netherlands – Last Day

  November 30, 2016 at 5:42 pm by

The start of the third and last day of the state visit today, Wednesday November 30, was focused on technology for His Majesty King Philippe. King Philippe paid a visit at the headquarter of the High Tech Campus in Eindhoven. The King visited the Holst Centre, a research institute that develops technologies and was founded in 2005 by two Belgian and Dutch research centres. During the visit the King attended a seminar … Continue reading

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Belgian State Visit to The Netherlands – Day Two

  November 29, 2016 at 8:16 pm by

The second day of the state visit started today, Tuesday November 29, with separate events for the Royal Couples. His Majesty King Philippe began the day with a visit at the headquarter of the ESA / ESTEC in Noordwijk. The ESA / ESTEC is the largest European Space Agency’s main technology development and test centre. Later the King had several institutional meetings: he was received by Mrs. Ankie Broekers-Knol, Chairman of … Continue reading

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Belgian State Visit to the Netherlands – Day One

  November 28, 2016 at 8:58 pm by

This morning, Monday November 28, Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde began a three-day state visit to The Netherlands. Upon their arrival the Royal Couple was officially welcomed by Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima with a welcoming ceremony held in the Dam Square outside the Royal Palace. King Willem-Alxeander and King Philippe inspected the guard of honour. The Belgian Royal Couple also laid a wreath at the National Monument … Continue reading

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A Busy Day For Queen Maxima

  November 17, 2016 at 8:00 pm by

This morning, Thursday November 17, Her Majesty Queen Maxima paid a working visit to the Welfare Barneveld, a welfare organization situated in the Municipality of Barneveld. Along with the help of volunteers, caregivers, seniors, adults and youth, the organization aims to provide support to all the residents of the municipality. Specifically Queen Maxima visited the friendly project “Pride & Future” that is supported by the Oranje Fonds. The purpose of … Continue reading

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Queen Mathilde Visits A Japanese Print Exhibition

  November 17, 2016 at 6:30 pm by

Today, Thursday November 17, Her Majesty Queen Mathilde paid a visit to the exhibition “Ukiyo-e. The most beautiful Japanese prints” held at the Cinquantenaire Museum in Brussels. The exhibition was organizied to mark the 150th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Belgium and Japan. Exposition #ukiyoe au @CinquantenaireM à #Bruxelles: les plus belles estampes japonaises des 18e-20e siècles #ExpoUkiyoe jusqu'au 12/02/2017 pic.twitter.com/PNvpNWaiVw — Belgian Royal Palace (@MonarchieBe) November 17, 2016 In the … Continue reading

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King Philippe Visits Belgian Troops In Jordan Alongside King Abdullah

  November 16, 2016 at 12:57 pm by

His Majesty King Philippe paid a surprise visit to the Belgian troops in Jordan yesterday. The King, who arrived in Jordan on Monday evening, was welcomed by His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan in his private residence where, after a meeting, took place a private dinner. Yesterday, Tuesday November 15, the King, accompanied by King Abdullah, visited the Muwaffaq Salti Air Base situated in Azraq, a town in central-eastern … Continue reading

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King Philippe and Queen Mathilde Visit West Flanders

  November 9, 2016 at 1:23 pm by

Today, Wednesday November 9, Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde paid a visit to the Province of West Flanders. The visit began quite early, at 7am, when the Royal Couple visited the fish auction market of Zeebrugge where they met with the families of the fishermen and inside the market they assisted at some auctions. Afterwards the King and Queen had breakfast with students of the Koninklijk Werk IBIS … Continue reading

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Dutch State Visit to New Zealand: Last Day, Auckland

  November 9, 2016 at 9:36 am by

Today, Wednesday November 9, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima completed their state visit in the city of Auckland. The day began with a visit to the Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki where the Royal Couple viewed two engraved drawings made by two Dutch artists, Frederik Ottens and Isaac Gilsemans, that represent the discovery of Tasmania, New Zealand and several Pacific Islands by the Dutch seafarer, explorer, and … Continue reading

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Dutch State Visit to New Zealand: Day 2, Christchurch

  November 8, 2016 at 12:20 pm by

Today, Tuesday November 8, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima spent the second day of their state visit to New Zealand in Christchurch. The day started with a visit to the Willowbank Wildlife Reserve, a wildlife park and nature reserve that is dedicated to the protection from the extinction of the kiwi, a New Zealand native bird. The Royal Couple met a kiwi bird and were informed about the … Continue reading

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Dutch State Visit to New Zealand: Day 1, Wellington

  November 7, 2016 at 6:20 pm by

At the invitation of the Governor-General of New Zealand, Dame Patsy Reddy, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima began today, Monday November 7, a three-day state visit to New Zealand along with Bert Koenders, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Henk Kamp, Minister of Economic Affairs. The Royal Couple were officially welcomed at Government House in Wellington with a traditional Maori ceremony with the performance of a pōwhiri, a traditional … Continue reading

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Dutch State Visit to Australia: Last Day, Brisbane

  November 4, 2016 at 12:44 pm by

Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima spent their last day of the state visit today, Friday November 4, in the city of Brisbane. Arriving in the city yesterday evening, the King and the Queen began their visit this morning at Government House where they were officially welcomed by Paul de Jersey, Governor of the Queensland, and his wife Kaye. Then the signing of the Guest Book took place a meeting along … Continue reading

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Dutch State Visit to Australia: Day 4, Sydney

  November 3, 2016 at 3:04 pm by

On Thursday November 3, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima started their fourth day of the state visit to Australia with a business meeting along with the Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency (NFIA), an agency that works together with the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and aims to assist companies that want to invest in the Netherlands. Afterwards the Royal Couple was received by David Hurley, the Governor of the … Continue reading

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Dutch State Visit to Australia: Day 3, Canberra and Sydney

  November 2, 2016 at 1:43 pm by

Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima began their third day in Australia today, Wednesday November 2nd, paying a visit to the Australian War Memorial in Camberra. The Royal Couple laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, placed poppies on the wall of remembrance and then met veterans from World War II and the ISAF mission in Afghanistan. Koningspaar legt krans bij @AWMemorial en ontmoet Australische en … Continue reading

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Dutch State Visit to Australia: Day 2

  November 1, 2016 at 7:51 am by

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima began the second day of the state visit today, Tuesday November 1st, by visiting the headquarters of Royal Dutch Shell, the Dutch multinational oil and gas company. During the visit the King and the Queen were informed about Shell’s Prelude gas project, a construction of the world’s first floating liquefied natural gas in the north west of Australia that will help to unlock new energy … Continue reading

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Dutch Royal Couple Begin Their State Visit to Australia, First Stop: Perth

  October 31, 2016 at 12:01 pm by

At the invitation of the Governor General of Australia, Sir Peter Cosgrove, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima started today, Monday October 31, their five-day state visit to Australia accompanied by three Dutch Ministers: Bert Koenders Minister of Foreign Affairs, Lilianne Ploumen Minister for Foreign Trade and Development and Henk Kamp Minister of Economic Affairs. First stop of the state visit was at the Government House, the residence of … Continue reading

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King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima Visit the Region of Twente

  October 27, 2016 at 2:49 pm by

Today, Thursday October 27, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima paid a visit to some municipalities in the region of Twente, in the east of the Netherlands. The first stop was in Almelo where the Royal Couple was received in the City Hall by the Mayor Arend Jan Gerritsen, the Mayors of the municipalities of Dinkelland, Losser, Oldenzaal, Tubbergen and the Commissioner of the King in the Province of Overijssel, Ank … Continue reading

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Belgian Royals Receive The Country’s Rio 2016 Athletes

  October 26, 2016 at 10:51 am by

Today, Wednesday October 26, Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde along with Her Royal Highness Princess Astrid, held a reception at the Royal Palace of Laeken for the athletes of the Olympic and Paralympic Teams that competed and won a medal during the 2016 Rio Olympic and Paralympic Games. The Belgian athletes won 6 Olympic and 11 Paralympic medals in Rio. The Royal Couple and Princess Astrid posed with the … Continue reading

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Queen Mathilde In Jordan

  October 25, 2016 at 11:59 am by

In her capacity as UN Councillor for Sustainable Development, Her Majesty Queen Mathilde started, on Sunday October 23, a humanitarian working visit to Jordan accompanied by Alexander De Croo, the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Development Cooperation of Belgium. Upon her arrival in Amman, the Queen was received by the Jordan Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nasser Judeh along with Minister De Croo and Hendrik Van de Velde, Belgian Ambassador to … Continue reading

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Dutch King Willem-Alexander and Belgian Royal Couple Open the Frankfurt Book Fair

  October 18, 2016 at 2:24 pm by

There was a joint event today, Tuesday October 18, for the Dutch and Belgian royals. His Majesty King Willem-Alexander along with Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde attended the opening ceremony of the Frankfurt Book Fair in Frankfurt, Germany. At this year’s fair, the Netherlands and the Flanders are guests of honor and King Willem-Alexander with King Philippe and Queen Mathilde officially opened the pavillion dedicated to the countries. In … Continue reading

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Queen Mathilde Celebrates The 20th Anniversary Of The Breast International Group

  October 18, 2016 at 12:01 pm by

As Honorary President of the Breast International Group (BIG), Her Majesty Queen Mathilde was present yesterday, Monday October 17, at the celebration for the 20th anniversary of the organization held at the Brussels City Hall. In her speech the Queen remembered that “breast cancer kills three times more than road accidents” and that the disease presents multiple symptoms, different for each patient. Queen Mathilde also praised the work done by … Continue reading

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