Dutch State Visit to Luxembourg: Day Two

  May 24, 2018 at 7:44 pm by

The Dutch and Luxembourg Royal Couples

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima started their second day in Luxembourg today, Thursday May 24, with a visit to the Belval steel plant where blast furnaces were built in 1911. Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa were present as well. Belval was the site of Luxemburg’s biggest ironworks until 1997 when the blast furnaces were shut down. In 2001 an international urban planning designed by the Dutch architects’ … Continue reading

Dutch King and Queen Begin State Visit to Luxembourg

  May 23, 2018 at 8:00 pm by

The Dutch and Luxembourg Royal Couples

At the invitation of Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands started today, Wednesday May 23, a three-day state visit to Luxembourg. Upon their arrival at the Luxembourg Findel Airport, the Royal Couple was received by Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume and Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie. Then, at the Grand Ducal Palace, the King and the Queen were officially welcomed by … Continue reading

A New Imperial Portrait!

  May 22, 2018 at 10:35 am by

Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko

A new oil painting of Their Majesties The Emperor and Empress of Japan was revealed yesterday by the Imperial Household Agency. The painting, by 81 year old Hiroshi Noda, is square portrait measuring two metres by two metres and depicts Their Majesties standing formally side-by-side.  It uses muted tones, colour and light, with Emperor Akihito wearing a dark suit and tie, and Empress Michiko resplendent in full-length embroidered outfit and a … Continue reading

Introducing The Duke and Duchess of Sussex: Harry and Meghan Marry in Windsor

  May 19, 2018 at 5:24 pm by

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex

On 19 May, Prince Harry married his fiancee Meghan Markle at St. George’s Chapel, Windsor. The wedding was attended by the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh, as well as other members of the royal family. Prince Seesio of Lesotho was also in attendance, as were many famous faces, from Oprah Winfrey to David Beckham. Meghan’s father, Thomas Markle Sr, was not in attendance due to a reported heart attack, resulting … Continue reading

Springtime Greetings from Haga Palace

  May 18, 2018 at 2:17 pm by

Prince Oscar and Princess Estelle

A set of four new photographs of Princess Estelle of Sweden and her brother Prince Oscar were released on May 18. They were taken in the gardens of Haga Palace by Lina Broström, who is a new photographer for the family. The two colour photos showed Estelle and Oscar together; the first depicted the two children inspecting a flower, and the second showed them happily laughing with one another in … Continue reading

Dutch Royals Attend the Red Ribbon Concert

  May 17, 2018 at 7:59 am by

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima

Yesterday, Wednesday May 16, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima, along with Princess Mabel, were present at the Red Ribbon Concert held at the AFAS Live concert hall in Amsterdam. The Red Ribbon Concert was organized in connection with the upcoming AIDS 2018, the International AIDS Conference that will take place on July 23-27, 2018 in Amsterdam. Prior to the concert the Royal Couple and Princess Mabel paid a visit to … Continue reading

Princess Margriet and Princess Laurentien Attend ECF Princess Margriet Awards 2018

  May 16, 2018 at 3:03 pm by

Princess Margriet and Princess Laurentien

Today, Wednesday May 16, Princess Margriet and Princess Laurentien were present at the tenth edition of the European Cultural Foundation Princess Margriet Awards 2018 held at the Stadsschouwburg Theater in Amsterdam. The laureates of the tenth edition of the awards were: the cultural centre Borderland from Poland and the multidisciplinary research agency Forensic Architecture from the United Kingdom. According to the jury of the European Cultural Foundation, the winners were awarded … Continue reading

Dutch Royals Attend The Four Freedom Awards 2018

  May 16, 2018 at 1:08 pm by

King Willem-Alexander and Princess Beatrix

Today, Wednesday May 16, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima, along with Princess Beatrix attended the presentation of the Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedom Awards 2018 at the Nieuwe Kerk in Middelburg. The laureates for this year’s Awards were: for Freedom of Speech Mr Erol Önderoǧlu from Turkey, for Freedom of Worship Bishop Paride Taban from South Sudan, for Freedom From Want the Belgian conservationist Emmanuel de Merode, and for Freedom … Continue reading

Queen Mathilde Presents “Queen Mathilde Prize” 2018

  May 16, 2018 at 11:15 am by

Queen Mathilde

Today, Wednesday May 16, Queen Mathilde handed out the “Queen Mathilde Prize” 2018 in a ceremony held at the Royal Palace in Brussels. Like last year, theme of the prize was “Music Connects”, to stress the commitment of music in the help of young people in a vulnerable situation. This year, for the first time, there were two winners of the prize: the associations Un! K and Commusaic. Un! K was … Continue reading

Dutch King and Queen Host Lunch for German President

  May 15, 2018 at 4:00 pm by

The Dutch King and Queen with the German President

Today, Tuesday May 15, King Willem-Alexander received the President of Germany, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, and his wife Elke Büdenbender who are currently on a two-day official visit to the Netherlands. The President and First Lady were officially welcomed with a welcoming ceremony held in the courtyard of the Palace Noordeinde in The Hague. The King and the President inspected a guard of honour and the national anthems were played. #Bundespräsident Frank-Walter … Continue reading

Queen Maxima Opens the Social label Lab

  May 15, 2018 at 1:51 pm by

Queen Maxima

Today, Tuesday May 15, Queen Maxima attended at the opening of the new Social label Lab in ‘s-Hertogenbosch. The Social label Lab is a workshop for Dutch designers and creators that, with the help of people with an occupational disability or a long-term unemployed, put together products, experimenting a new view of working, learning and participating with the power of design. The Lab, an initiative of Stichting Social label, a … Continue reading

That’s It For Another Year! Royal Windsor Horse Show Wraps Up For 2018

  May 13, 2018 at 7:57 pm by

Queen Elizabeth

It was the last day of the Royal Windsor Horse Show today, which takes place annually in the grounds of Windsor Castle every May. Over the weekend, Queen Elizabeth and her husband the Duke of Edinburgh were present; and Prince Philip seemed to be all-smiles following his hip replacement as he drove his Land Rover. Equally joyful was the Countess of Wessex, who was proudly snapping away at her daughter Lady … Continue reading

Dutch Royal Family Mark Remembrance and Liberation Day

  May 5, 2018 at 7:57 pm by

The Dutch King and Queen

On May 4th and 5th, members of the Dutch Royal Family took part in the celebrations to mark Remembrance and Liberation Days. King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima, on Friday May 4th, Remembrance Day, attended a memorial service at the Nieuwe Kerk along with the Dutch Prime Minister, Mark Rutte. Afterwards, in the Dam Square, in the presence of members of the government, took place a wreath-laying ceremony at the National Monument in … Continue reading

New Photos of Prince Louis and Princess Charlotte

  May 5, 2018 at 5:51 am by

Prince Louis and Princess Charlotte of Cambridge

On May 5, Kensington Palace released two new photographs of newborn Prince Louis and his older sister Princess Charlotte, who turned three last week. The photos were taken at home by the Duchess of Cambridge, and Charlotte can be seen wearing one of Prince George’s cardigan, and Louis is also wearing part of one of Charlotte’s first public outfits in turn. The baby prince is just over two weeks old … Continue reading

Jordan’s King Abdullah II Mourns His Late Primary School Teacher

  April 30, 2018 at 6:10 am by

King Abdullah II of Jordan

His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan has expressed his deepest sadness over the passing of his former Jordanian teacher, Mrs. Omayma Arafat Rifai, who died earlier last month. The King published an impressive tweet on his official account on Sunday describing his late beloved teacher as the “mentor of generations, who graduated thousands of sons and daughters of the homeland”. His Majesty added that she had never hesitated to carry … Continue reading

New Cambridge Baby Named: Welcome, Louis Arthur Charles!

  April 28, 2018 at 5:45 am by

Prince Louis of Cambridge

On April 27, it was announced that the newest member of the British Royal Family and third child of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge has been named Louis Arthur Charles. Louis is said to be in honour of Louis Mountbatten, Prince Philip’s uncle who was killed by the IRA in 1979. Prince William and Prince George both have Louis as their middle name; and their distant cousin Lord Nicholas Windsor … Continue reading

Koningsdag 2018 in Groningen

  April 27, 2018 at 7:15 pm by

The Dutch Royal Family

The Dutch Royal Family has celebrated Koningsdag, the celebration of the monarch’s birthday, in the northern city of Groningen 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 Floris and Princess Aimée. “Op weg naar een zonnige #Koningsdag in Groningen. We kijken er … Continue reading

Duchess of Cambridge Gives Birth To Second Son

  April 23, 2018 at 8:20 am by

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

Kensington Palace has announced the Duchess of Cambridge was “safely delivered of a son” at St Mary’s Hospital, Paddington at 11:01am local time this morning. “The baby weighs 8lbs 7oz. The Duke of Cambridge was present for the birth. Her Royal Highness and her child are both doing well,” the statement continued, before confirming that all close family have been informed. The medical staff who assisted the birth were Guy … Continue reading

King Willem-Alexander Launches The King’s Games

  April 20, 2018 at 9:09 am by

King Willem-Alexander

Today, Friday April 20, His Majesty King Willem-Alexander was present at the opening of the 6th edition of the King’s Game at the De Fliert Brede Primary School in Twello. The King had breakfast with 510 students coming from three primary schools. After the breakfast there was the performance of the ‘Kinderen voor kinderen’ choir. Then, in the presence of the King, started the activities planned for the event, including handballs, … Continue reading

King Philippe and Queen Mathilde Continue in Toronto Their State Visit to Canada

  March 14, 2018 at 5:06 pm by

The Belgian King and Queen in Canada

On the third day of their state visit to Canada, King Philippe and Queen Mathilde moved on to Toronto, the capital city of the province of Ontario. Upon their arrival, the Royal Couple was received by Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario at the Lieutenant Governor’s Suite at Queen’s Park. Afterwards the King and the Queen went to the Ontario Legislative Building where they met with David Levac, Speaker of the … Continue reading

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