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Queen Mathilde In Ethiopia: Days One and Two

  November 10, 2015 at 11:00 pm by

As Honorary President of UNICEF Belgium, Her Majesty Queen Mathilde started on Monday November 9, a four day mission to Ethiopia which lasts till November 12. The purpose of the mission is to visit UNICEF’s activities to the survival of the young children in different parts of the country. Upon her arrival at the airport of Addis Ababa, the Queen was welcomed by Zenebu Tadesse, the Minister of Women, Children and Youth. After … Continue reading

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King Willem-Alexander Visits The European Institutions

  November 3, 2015 at 12:04 pm by

Today, Tuesday November 3, His Majesty King Willem-Alexander paid a visit to the European Institutions in Brussels. The King was accompanied by the Minister of Foreign Affairs Bert Koenders. At his arrival to the European Parliament, The King was welcomed by the Parliament Speaker Martin Schulz. After posing for photos and signing the guest book, a meeting was held. Then King Willem-Alexander went to the European Commission where he met the … Continue reading

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Dutch State Visit To China: Last Day

  October 29, 2015 at 11:00 pm by

His Majesty King Willem-Alexander concluded today, Thursday October 29, the State Visit to China. On the last day, the King was in Hangzhou in Eastern China. In Hangzhou King Willem-Alexander visited the headquarters of Alibaba, a Chinese e-commerce business company founded in 1999. At his arrival the King was greeted by Jack Ma and Daniel Zhang, respectively founder and CEO of the company. After a tour in the headquarter, the King … Continue reading

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Dutch State Visit To China: Day Four

  October 28, 2015 at 12:07 pm by

With Queen Máxima forced to cut short the State Visit, she’s now in the Bronovo Hospital in The Hague to treat a kidney infection, King Willem-Alexander continued today, alone, the State Visit to China. The King started the fourth day of the visit by visiting the China Executive Leadership Academy Pudong (CELAP). The institution, based in Shanghai, was founded by the central government and aims to train senior leaders and top executives in the … Continue reading

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Dutch State Visit to China: Day Three

  October 27, 2015 at 12:20 pm by

While Queen Maxima is still suffering from the kidney infection and is on her way back to the Netherlands, King Willem-Alexander continued today, Tuesday October 27, the State Visit to China. The King arrived this morning in Yan’an, in north-central China. He visited the Loess Plateau. A plateau situated in the upper and middle reaches of China’s Yellow River. The plateau, due to centuries of deforestations and erosions, suffered of ecosystem … Continue reading

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Dutch State Visit to China: Beijing

  October 27, 2015 at 3:50 am by

At the invitation of the Chinese President Xi Jinping, His Majesty King Willem-Alexander and Her Majesty Queen Maxima started a five-day State Visit to China. On Sunday October 25, the Royal Couple began their State Visit in Beijing, visiting the Shi-Jia Primary School where they were informed about the introduction of the football training in the curriculum of the primary and secondary school which will be based on the Dutch training … Continue reading

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Belgian State Visit To Poland: Days Two and Three

  October 15, 2015 at 4:23 pm by

The second day of the Belgian State Visit to Poland, Wednesday October 14, started with a separate program for King Philippe and Queen Mathilde. In the morning the King had a meeting at the Parliament along with Didier Reynders, Belgium’s Foreign Minister, and other polish politicians. Among other topics it was discussed about the situation in Syria and Ukraine. Afterward King Philippe visited the headquarters of the Belgian bakery group “La … Continue reading

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Belgian State Visit To Poland: Day One

  October 13, 2015 at 10:47 pm by

On Tuesday, 13 October, His Majesty King Philippe and Her Majesty Queen Mathilde of the Belgians started a three-day State Visit to Poland. The Royal Couple arrived in Warsaw around 10 o’clock. They attended an official welcome ceremony in the courtyard of the Presidential Palace in the presence of the President of Poland, Andrzej Duda, and his wife, Agata Kornhauser-Duda. After the inspection of the guards and the playing of the national anthems, the … Continue reading

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King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima Visit Limburg

  October 8, 2015 at 2:42 pm by

Today, Thursday October 8, His Majesty King Willem-Alexander and Her Majesty Queen Máxima paid a visit to the former mining region of Limburg. The visit began in Kerkrade, a municipality in the southeast of Limburg where, at their arrival, the Royal Couple was welcomed in the Town Hall by the Mayor Jos Som and the Governor of the region Theo Bovens. Then the King and the Queen, in the Market … Continue reading

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King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima at “China In The Netherlands” Meeting

  October 1, 2015 at 5:02 pm by

In preparation for their upcoming State Visit to the People’s Republic of China, His Majesty King Willem-Alexander and Her Majesty Queen Maxima attended today, Thursday October 1st, the meeting “China in The Netherlands” organized by the University of Leiden where the event took place. View image | gettyimages.com At their arrival at the University, the Royal Couple were welcomed by Carel Stolker, Rector Magnificus and President of the Executive Board … Continue reading

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King Philippe and Queen Mathilde Visit Mediafin

  September 30, 2015 at 4:51 am by

Yesterday, Tuesday September 29, King Philippe and Queen Mathilde paid a visit to the redactions of L’Echo and De Tijd, two daily newspapers published by the Mediafin Media Group, a Belgian company established in 2005. L’Echo is a business newspaper published in French while De Tijd is a business and economics newspaper published in Dutch. View image | gettyimages.com At their arrival, the Royal Couple was welcomed by Dirk Velghe, … Continue reading

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King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima On Working Visit to New York

  September 30, 2015 at 2:26 am by

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima spent three days in New York from September 27 to 29 on a working visit at the United Nations. The Royal Couple was accompanied by Prime Minister Mark Rutte, the Minister of Foreign Affairs Bert Koenders, Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation Lilianne Ploumen, Minister of the Environment Wilma Mansveld, the Mayor of Rotterdam Ahmed Aboutaleb, and the Prime Minister of Aruba, Mike Emen. On … Continue reading

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Prinsjesdag 2015

  September 15, 2015 at 4:12 pm by

Today, Tuesday September 15, the Dutch Royal Family celebrated the traditional opening of the Parliament, Prinsjesdag. His Majesty King Willem-Alexander was accompanied by his wife, Her Majesty Queen Maxima, 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 Golden Carriage through the streets of The Hague. Princess Beatrix saw the procession of the carriages from the … Continue reading

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Queen Maxima Attends The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Opening Season

  September 11, 2015 at 1:32 pm by

The evening of September 10, Her Majesty Queen Maxima was present at the grand opening of the new season of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in Amsterdam. Upon her arrival to the theater, The Queen was welcomed by Kajsa Ollongren, deputy Mayor and alderman of Art and Culture of Amsterdam. The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra opening night is a festive concert that takes place every year to mark the launch of the new season. The first concert … Continue reading

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King Philippe And Queen Mathilde Visit Limburg

  September 10, 2015 at 4:10 pm by

Today, Thursday September 10, King Philippe and Queen Mathilde paid a visit to the Province of Limburg. Upon their arrival in Hasselt, the capital, The King and The Queen visited the Corda Incubator Campus where they were welcomed by Herman Reynders, the governor of the Province of Limburg and Hilde Claes, the Mayor of Hasselt. The Corda Incubator Campus is an high-tech company runs by entrepreneurs of start-ups. They met Hugo Leroi, … Continue reading

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Princess Laurentien Attends Literacy Week Opening

  September 7, 2015 at 6:13 pm by

Today, Monday September 7, Princess Laurentien attended the launch of the 11th edition of the Literacy Week Opening in the square near the Parliament building in The Hague. During the event, the Princess presented the “National Literacy Awards”. The winners this year were “The Maternity Bird”, a social enterprise about maternity care; the children’s comic “Look and Read” and “Language and Parental Involvement / Language and Finance Parenting”, a foundation … Continue reading

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Princess Laurentien Attends National Water Savers Day

  September 3, 2015 at 5:27 pm by

Today, Thursday September 3, Princess Laurentien attended the second edition of the National Water Savers Day in the Plein square in The Hague. The purpose of the event is to teach children and their families how to save energy in their daily lifestyle at home like having a five minute shower instead of nine minutes. During the event, the Princess along with other participants jumped roped for   five minutes to show how long five … Continue reading

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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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