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
This morning members of the Grand Ducal Family of Luxembourg attended the annual mass of remembrance at the Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Luxembourg honouring deceased members of the Grand Ducal Family. Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa were joined by Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume, Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie, Archduchess Marie-Astrid and Archduke Carl Christian for the mass, which was presided over by Archbishop Jean-Claude Hollerich.
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After presenting the Rugby World Cup trophy on Saturday night at Twickenham Stadium, it was then to Buckingham Palace on Sunday for Prince Harry, as he welcomed the six ex-servicemen and women who participated in the Walk of Britain. Andrew Bement, Matt Fisher, Stewart Hill, Matt Fisher, Scott Ransley, Alec Robotham, Scott Ransley and Kirstie Ennis were greeted by the Prince in the forecourt of the Palace, marking the conclusion … Continue reading
The Crown Princely Family of Denmark today attended the Hubertus Hunt in Dyrehaven, north of Copenhagen. Arriving in a horse-drawn carriage, the youngest children – Princess Isabella, Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine – sat up front next to the driver to get the best view of the track leading up to the Hermitage Palace (Prince Christian was in the back with mum and dad). Over 40,000 people were present to watch … Continue reading
Prince Harry was joined by his grandfather, Prince Philip, and his brother, Prince William, at the Rugby World Cup final between Australia and New Zealand tonight at Twickenham Stadium. View image | gettyimages.com The three Princes watched on as the All Blacks defeated the Wallabies 34-17 to take out back-to-back Webb Ellis trophies. Prince Albert II of Monaco was also present for the match. View image | gettyimages.com Once the game … Continue reading
Queen Maxima of The Netherlands has been discharged from the Bronovo Hospital in The Hague earlier today. Her Doctor said she was recovering well and could be discharged and rest at home. RVD has said that Queen Maxima’s agenda will change slightly till she is better and able to go back to work. Queen Maxima got a kidney infection while on a state visit to China. She returned to The … Continue reading
Leonor, the Princess of Asturias today celebrates her tenth birthday. The eldest of the two daughters of the-then Prince and Princess of Asturias, Leonor was born an Infanta of Spain at the Ruber International Clinic in Madrid. She was baptised in January 2006 at Zarzuela Palace, with her paternal grandparents, King Juan Carlos I and Queen Sofia, acting as her godparents. View image | gettyimages.com Princess Leonor during the summer holidays … Continue reading
The Princess of Asturias, who celebrates her tenth birthday tomorrow, has been awarded the Order of the Golden Fleece by her father, King Felipe VI; the first awarding of this Order of his reign. The honour was approved by the Council of Ministers today. The Order of the Golden Fleece was found in 1430 by Philip III, Duke of Burgundy to mark his marriage to Isabella of Portugal. In previous … Continue reading
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
Prince and Princess Akishino of Japan have begun a ten-day official visit to Brazil, to mark 120 years of diplomatic relations between the two countries. The couple arrived in São Paulo earlier this morning; their first visit was to Ibirapuera Park where they laid a wreath at the Monument to Japanese Immigration Pioneers and planted a commemorative tree. View image | gettyimages.com During their visit, Prince Akishino and Princess Kiko will … Continue reading
It was all about a cause close to his heart for Prince Harry on his flying visit to the East Coast of the United States today, as he met with the Obamas and visited wounded veterans. View image | gettyimages.com The Prince stopped at the White House for a meeting with First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr Jill Biden, the wife of the Vice President, before the trio headed down to … Continue reading
Queen Margrethe and Crown Princess Mary attended the unveiling of this year’s Christmas Seal 2015 at the Copenhagen City Hall today. Crown Princess Mary helped the Queen unveil this year’s seal, which Margrethe designed. After the unveiling of the seals, Queen Margrethe gave a speech which was followed by two songs sang by children. A reception was later held for the attending guests.
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
Princess Tessy of Luxembourg turns 30 years old today. Born on October 28, 1985, Tessy Antony is the daughter of François Antony and his wife Régine Anne and has 3 siblings. Tessy graduated from high school and joined the army with her brothers at the age of 18. While she was in the army, she met Prince Louis during one of his visits. In March 2006, Princess Tessy gave birth to a son which … Continue reading
The Duchess of Cambridge attended an event to learn more about Chance UK charity which took place at Islington Town Hall in North London. The Duchess of Cambridge arrived wearing a recycled grey Orla Kiely dress and black pumps with her hair in a ponytail. During the visit, the Duchess met with children, their mentors and parents. She also attended a reception of the charity and met with some of … Continue reading
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
Today Princess Shahnaz Pahlavi celebrates her 75th birthday. She was born in Tehran in 1940 as the only child of Mohammed Reza, the Shah of Iran, and his first wife, Princess Fawzia of Egypt. Her parents officially divorced when she was eight years old, Shahnaz staying in Iran with her father until she went to Switzerland to study before she married Ardeshir Zahedi at the age of 17 in 1957. View image | … Continue reading
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were joined by Prince Harry for the new James Bond 007 film ‘Spectre’ premiere London at the Royal Albert Hall in London. The royals walked the red carpet and posed for a few pictures. They were also greeted by director Sam Mendes. Once inside, they were greeted by the actors and shared a few jokes. View image | gettyimages.com The Duchess of Cambridge wore a … Continue reading
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