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Queen Mathilde and Princess Elisabeth Begin a Working Visit to Kenya

  June 25, 2019 at 11:46 am by

As Honorary President of UNICEF Belgium, Her Majesty Queen Mathilde started today, Tuesday June 25, a three-day visit to Kenya. In this UNICEF mission to Kenya, the Queen is accompanied for the first time by her daughter, Princess Elisabeth. The purpose of the mission is to raise awareness about the problems of education and children in difficult circumstances. Arrived yesterday in Nairobi, the capital of Kenya, the Queen and the … Continue reading

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Last Day in Ireland for the Dutch King and Queen

  June 14, 2019 at 3:27 pm by

Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima started their third and last day in Ireland, on Friday June 14, in Cork, a city in south-west Ireland. Upon the arrival the Royal Couple was officially welcomed by Cllr. John Sheehan, the Mayor of the city, in the town hall. Then the King and the Queen sailed from Cork to Cobh, where they were informed about recent and future port development and … Continue reading

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Dutch State Visit to Ireland: Day Two

  June 13, 2019 at 4:20 pm by

The second day of the state visit, on Thursday June 13, started with a reception held by the Lord Mayor of Dublin, Paul McAluiffe. In the Mansion House, official residence of the Lord Mayor, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima signed the town’s guest book and the King gave a speech that praised Dublin for being “a great attraction for people from all over the world, and certainly also … Continue reading

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Belgian King and Queen Present the King Baudouin Prize for Development in Africa

  June 13, 2019 at 1:33 am by

Today, Wednesday June 12, Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde presented the King Baudouin Prize for Development in Africa in a ceremony held at the Royal Palace in Brussels. The 2018-2019 edition of the prize was awarded to “Wecyclers”, a start-up from Nigeria that relies on the people of Lagos to improve their environment and their economic situation by redistributing the revenues from recycled waste. The Development Prize in … Continue reading

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Dutch King and Queen Begin State Visit to Ireland

  June 13, 2019 at 1:30 am by

At the invitation of President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima started today, Wednesday June 12, a three-day state visit to Ireland. Upon their arrival in Dublin the Royal Couple was welcomed by President Higgins and his wife Sabina Higgins at Áras an Uachtaráin, the president’s official residence. The King inspected the guard of honor and then, along with the Queen, following an Irish … Continue reading

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Dutch King and Queen Visit the Betuwe Region

  May 30, 2019 at 7:20 am by

Yesterday, Wednesday May 29, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander adn Queen Maxima paid a visit to the Betuwe Region in the province of Gelderland. The visit started at the Town Hall of Opheusden where the Royal Couple was received by Mr. JCGM Berends, the King’s Commissioner for the province of Gelderland. Afterwards the King and the Queen visited the Tree Center Opheusden (TCO), a trade association of avenue tree growers. During … Continue reading

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Dutch Working Visit to the German Federal States of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and Brandenburg: Last Day

  May 22, 2019 at 3:28 pm by

Today, Wednesday May 22, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima started their third and last day of the working visit with the official reception by the Prime Minister of Brandenburg Dietmar Woidke and his wife at the State Chancellery of Brandenburg in Potsdam. Then the Royal Couple paid a visit to the Albert Einstein Science Park which includes the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK), the German Research … Continue reading

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Dutch Working Visit to the German Federal States of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and Brandenburg: Days One-Two

  May 22, 2019 at 1:59 am by

Yesterday, Monday May 20, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima started a three-day working visit to the German Federal States of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and Brandenburg. Upon thei arrival the King and the Queen were welcomed by Manuela Schwesig, Prime Minister of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, and her husband Stefan Schwesig at the State Chancellery in Schwerin, the capital. After the welcoming ceremony the Royal Couple and the Presidential Couple, inside the palace, had … Continue reading

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Queen Máxima in Ethiopia: May 13-15

  May 15, 2019 at 4:52 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 Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia, on the evening of Monday May 13 for a three-day. Upon her arrival the Queen was welcomed by the Dutch Ambassador Bengt van Loosdrecht and Fatouma Seid, FAO representative. Queen Maxima started the first day of the … Continue reading

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Dutch Royals Attend Remembrance and Liberation Day

  May 5, 2019 at 1:32 pm by

On May 4th and 5th, members of the Dutch Royal Family attended the Remembrance and Liberation Day commemorations. Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima, on Saturday May 4th, Remembrance Day, attended a memorial service at the Nieuwe Kerk along with the Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte. On the same day, Princess Margriet, along with Prof. Pieter van Vollenhoven and Prince Pieter Christiaan, attended the commemoration at the Military Cemetery … Continue reading

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Koningsdag 2019 in Amersfoort

  April 27, 2019 at 6:00 pm by

The Dutch Royal Family has celebrated Koningsdag 2019, the celebration of the monarch’s birthday, in Amersfoort in the province of Utrecht today. King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima and their three daughters Princess Catharina-Amalia, Princess Alexia and Princess Ariane, were joined by Prince Constantijn and Princess Laurentien, Prince Maurits and Princess Marilène, Prince Bernhard and Princess Annette, Prince Pieter-Christiaan and Princess Anita, and Prince Floris and Princess Aimée. Upon their arrival … Continue reading

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King Philippe and Princess Elisabeth Visit Fire Fighter Formation Center

  April 26, 2019 at 2:36 pm by

Today, Friday April 26, His Majesty King Philippe along with his daughter, Princess Elisabeth, paid a visit to the fire station Heliport of the Brussels Fire Brigade and their training center called the “École du feu”. Dressed with firefighter jackets, the King and the Princess attended three demonstrations that showed the the versatility and high degree of specialization of the firefighter-ambulance profession. The firefighters showed an extrication of victim stuck … Continue reading

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Last Day in South Korea for Philippe and Mathilde

  March 28, 2019 at 4:45 pm by

Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of the Belgians started the fourth and final day of the state visit with a visit to the Jeon Jin Sang Medical Centre. The centre was founded in 1975 by the Belgian Dr. Marie-Helene Brasseur with the purpose to assist low income people in south-west Seoul. Then the Royal Couple was present at the official opening of the Belgian Life Festival. The festival … Continue reading

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Belgian State Visit to South Korea: Day Three

  March 28, 2019 at 4:39 pm by

Today, Wednesday March 27, Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde started their third day in South Korea with a separate program. In the morning Queen Mathilde attended a seminar titled “Innovative solutions for circular economy, sustainable mobility and climate change” held at the Global Campus of Ghent University. At the seminar were present the former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Belgian and Korean students. Then the Queen paid a … Continue reading

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Belgian State Visit to South Korea: Day Two

  March 26, 2019 at 9:44 am by

Today, Tuesday March 26, Belgium’s King Philippe and Queen Mathilde started their second day in South Korea with a wreath laying ceremony held at the National Cemetery. After the ceremony the Royal Couple paid a visit to the Korean War Memorial along with the Belgian delegation, Korean Ministers and veterans. Then the King and the Queen were officially welcomed by the President of South Korea, Moon Jae-in and the First … Continue reading

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Queen Máxima Launches National Money Week

  March 25, 2019 at 6:24 pm by

Today, Monday March 25, Her Majesty Queen Maxima opened the ninth edition of the Week of Money. The event took place in the Rat Verlegh Stadium in Breda in the presence of Arie Slob, Minister for Primary and Secondary Education and Media and primary school students. The theme of year’s edition is “Are you a hero with your money?” During this week, about 5,500 lectures and workshops in primary schools … Continue reading

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Belgian King and Queen Begin State Visit to South Korea

  March 25, 2019 at 7:08 am by

At the invitation of the President of South Korea, Moon Jae-in, Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of The Belgians started today, Monday March 25, a four-day state visit to South Korea. Upon the arrival at the airport of the capital Seoul, the Royal Couple was welcomed by the Minister of Foreign Affairs Kang Kyung-wha, the Deputy Prime Minister for Protocol Affairs Chang Jae-bok and the Belgian ambassador to … Continue reading

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Princess Beatrix and Princess Mabel Attend Fifth Prince Friso Engineers Awards

  March 18, 2019 at 5:36 pm by

Today, Monday March 18, Their Royal Highnesses Princess Beatrix and Princess Mabel presented the fifth edition of the Prince Friso Engineers Awards at the ASML in Veldhoven. The winner of this year was Dr. ing. Maja Rudinac-Voorneveld, that “obtained a PhD at the Biorobotics Lab at TU Delft. She led the Interactive Robotics group at the Delft Robotics Institute and launched the start-ups Robot Robots Company and Robot Care Systems. … Continue reading

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Dutch Royal Family Participate in NL DOET 2019

  March 17, 2019 at 2:54 pm by

The Dutch Royal Family participated in the National Volunteer Day, NL DOET, over the weekend. On Friday March 15, King Willem-Alexander helped at the De Veenweide children’s farm in Soest, a municipality in the province of Utrecht. The King helped with the construction of a fairytale garden. Queen Máxima missed this year’s the National Volunteer Day because last week she “underwent a small, planned medical procedure” and she had to … Continue reading

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Dutch Working Visit to Bremen, Germany

  March 6, 2019 at 6:23 pm by

Today, Wednesday March 6, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima paid a working visit to the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen in Northern Germany. Upon their arrival at the Bremen airport the Royal Couple was welcomed by the President of the Senate and Mayor Carsten Sieling and his wife Alexia Sieling. Then they visited the headquarter of the Airbus Defense & Space, an international company of aerospace industry. The … Continue reading

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