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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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Belgian State Visit to Japan: Day Five in Osaka

  October 14, 2016 at 5:12 pm by

Today, Friday October 14, the fifth day of their state visit, Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde left Tokyo early in the morning for a visit in Osaka, the second largest city in Japan. Upon their arrival, the Queen attended a symposium held at the Convention Center of the Kobe University. The symposium, entitled “Collaboration in response to societal challenges between Kobe University and Belgian Universities”, was organized to mark … Continue reading

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Belgian State Visit to Japan: Day Three and Four

  October 13, 2016 at 11:25 am by

On the third day of the state visit, on Wednesday October 12, Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde, along with Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko, travelled by train to Yuki, a city in the north of Japan. In Yuki they visited a textile industry where they were given a demostration about the creation of a traditional woven silk textile called Yuki-tsugumi. Back in Tokyo, Queen Mathilde attended a seminar to … Continue reading

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Queen Maxima Meets Argentine President Mauricio Macri

  October 12, 2016 at 1:54 pm by

Her Majesty Queen Maxima completed today, Wednesday October 12, her two-day working visit to Argentina in her capacity of Special Advocate of the UN Secretary General for Inclusive Finance for Development. The first event for Queen Maxima was a visit at the Banco Central de la República Argentina where she had a meeting with Federico Sturzenegger, the Governor of the bank and other autorities. Esta mañana recibí en el @BancoCentral_AR … Continue reading

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Belgian State Visit to Japan: Day 2

  October 11, 2016 at 8:11 pm by

Today Tuesday October 11, second day of the state visit, Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde were officially welcomed by the Japanese Imperial Family. The welcoming ceremony was held in the courtyard of the Imperial Palace in the presence of Emperor Akihito, Empress Michiko, Crown Prince Naruhito and Crown Princess Masako. After the inspection of the guards and the playing of the national anthems, a private meeting took place inside … Continue reading

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King Philippe and Queen Mathilde Start Their State Visit to Japan

  October 10, 2016 at 6:09 pm by

Following the invitation of the Emperor of Japan, Akihito, and to celebrate the 150th year of diplomatic relations between Japan and Belgium, Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde have begun today, Monday October 10, a State Visit to Japan. After fifteen hours of flight with stopovers in Ekaterinburg (Russia) and Ulan Bator (Mongolia), the Royal Couple arrived early this morning at the Haneda Airport in Tokyo. They are accompanied … Continue reading

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Queen Máxima in Washington For Inclusive Finance

  October 9, 2016 at 7:52 am by

In her capacity of Special Advocate of the UN Secretary General for Inclusive Finance for Development, Her Majesty Queen Máxima was in Washington on October 7-8 to attend the Annual Meetings of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank Group (WBG). On her first day, Friday October 7, the Queen was present at a panel at the World Bank headquarters. At the panel, entitled “Financial Inclusion not Exclusion: … Continue reading

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Queen Mathilde Visits Two Exhibitions In Paris

  October 5, 2016 at 1:00 pm by

Today, Wednesday October 5, Her Majesty Queen Mathilde was in Paris to pay a visit to two differents exhibitions of Belgian artists of the 20th century. The visit began at the cultural center Centre Pompidou where is held, since September 21, the exhibition “Magritte The Treachery of Images”, dedicated to the Belgian surrealist painter Rene Magritte. In this exposition are shown emblematic works of the artist combined with less known … Continue reading

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Queen Maxima Opens The Exhibition “Anna Pavlovna, Colourful Queen”

  October 5, 2016 at 11:59 am by

Her Majesty Queen Maxima opened today, Wednesday October 5, the exhibition “Anna Pavlovna, Colourful Queen” at the Museum Paleis Het Loo in Apeldoorn. Máxima opent expositie over Anna Paulowna https://t.co/RBD0EV1guG pic.twitter.com/bVJifApJom — Vorsten (@VorstenNL) October 5, 2016 The exhibition was organized to mark the 200th anniversary of the wedding of Anna Pavlovna, daughter of the Tzar Paul I, and the Prince of Orange who would become King Willem II. On display … Continue reading

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Queen Maxima Replaces Princess Beatrix At A Congress In Rotterdam

  October 4, 2016 at 12:23 pm by

Since Princess Beatrix is still recovering from a knee surgery, Queen Maxima has replaced the former Queen at the opening of the fifth European Nursing Congress at the congress center De Doelen in Rotterdam, today Tuesday, October 4. Koningin Máxima bij opening Europees verpleegkundig congres waar wordt gesproken over ouderenzorg #eunursing pic.twitter.com/mRhvS3m4Xt — Koninklijk Huis (@koninklijkhuis) October 4, 2016 The congress entitled, “Caring for Older People: How Can We Do the … Continue reading

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Dutch Royal Couple Open Australian Exhibition

  October 3, 2016 at 3:35 pm by

On the occasion of their upcoming state visit to Australia and New Zealand, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima opened the art exhibition ’Mapping Australia’’ at the Aboriginal Art Museum (AAMU) in Utrecht, today Monday October 3. The exhibition was organized together between the AAMU and the Australian Embassy to mark the 400th anniversary since the first time that a Dutch man, sailor and explorer Dirk Hartog, reached the … Continue reading

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Belgian Royals Visit A Drones Training Center

  October 2, 2016 at 11:55 am by

As part of the Open Company Day, His Majesty King Philippe, along with Princess Elisabeth and Prince Emmanuel, paid a visit to a drone training center this Sunday October 2nd. The King and his children visited the North Sea Drone tech company in Zeebrugge, a village situated in the Belgian coast. Koning Filip samen met Elisabeth en Emmanuel op bezoek bij Noordzee Drones in Zeebrugge. Ze leren er vliegen met een … Continue reading

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