Prince Andrew temporarily steps down from engagements

  November 23, 2019 at 2:58 am by

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On November 21, it was announced in a public statement by the Duke of York that he would be stepping down from public engagements “for the foreseeable future”, following his interview with reporter Emily Maitlis about his association and involvement with Jeffrey Epstein’s sex trafficking case. It has been reported that Prince Andrew met Epstein in the early 1990s through association with Ghislaine Maxwell, who was also involved in the … Continue reading

Queen Mathilde Receives BAMBI Award

  November 22, 2019 at 9:48 am by

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Yesterday, Thursday November 21, Her Majesty Queen Mathilde received the Charity BAMBI Award “for her many years of dedication and personal contribution to the debate on sustainable development and her commitment to social and humanitarian goals”. The ceremony took place at the Festspielhaus opera and concert house in Baden-Baden, Germany, and was broadcasted live on the German TV channel “Das Erste”. In her speech the Queen thanked the organisers for … Continue reading

Royals attend Remembrance Sunday service at the Cenotaph

  November 11, 2019 at 7:29 pm by

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On November 10, the Queen and other members of the royal family attended the annual Remembrance commemorative service at the Cenotaph in Whitehall, London. As well as the Queen, the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall, the Duke of York, the Earl and Countess of Wessex, the Princess Royal and Sir Tim Laurence, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, the Duke of Kent … Continue reading

British royals attend Festival of Remembrance

  November 10, 2019 at 12:21 pm by

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On November 9, the Queen and other members of the royal family attended the annual Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall in London, England. Aside from the monarch herself; the Prince of Wales, Duchess of Cornwall, the Duke of York, the Princess Royal and Tim Lawrence, the Earl and Countess of Wessex, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and the Duke and … Continue reading

Duke and Duchess of Sussex visit military families in Windsor

  November 7, 2019 at 5:45 pm by

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On November 7, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex visited the children and families of those who in the Welsh, Coldstream and Cavalry Guards who are currently fighting abroad. The couple attended a coffee morning at the Broom Farm Community Centre, which is in the middle of the military estate where the families currently reside. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s Instagram account stated that the couple “surprised their neighbours … Continue reading

Belgian king and Queen visit the Province of West Flanders

  November 6, 2019 at 6:44 pm by

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Today, Wednesday November 6, Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde paid a visit to the Province of West Flanders. The first stop was in the municipality of Ruiselede where they visited the Penitentiary Agricultural Center. This center is located in a former agricultural colony for young people and after the Second World War was transformed into prison for male prisoners. In the center the prisoners are prepared for reintegration … Continue reading

Queen Máxima and Princess Beatrix Award Prince Bernhard Cultural Prize

  November 5, 2019 at 6:37 pm by

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Monday November 4, Her Majesty Queen Maxima, along with Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrix, presented the Prince Bernhard Cultural Prize 2019 at the Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ concert hall in Amsterdam. This year the award went to the Dutch Molen (Windmill) Association. Founded in 1923, the association is committed “to the survival, milling and running of the wind and water mills in the Netherlands”. The Dutch Molen (Windmill) Association was … Continue reading

Princess Elisabeth of Belgium Turns Eighteen

  October 25, 2019 at 6:15 pm by

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On Friday October 25, Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Elisabeth, Duchess of Brabant, turned 18. For the occasion was organized a ceremony held in the Throne Room of the Royal Palace in Brussels. At the ceremony were present Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde, the former King Albert II and Queen Paola, Princess Elisabeth’s siblings Prince Gabriel, Prince Emmanuel, and Princess Eleonore, Princess Astrid and Prince Lorenz with their … Continue reading

Prince Jean Christophe Napoléon marries Countess Olympia von und zu Arco-Zinneberg

  October 21, 2019 at 5:13 pm by

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On October 19, Prince Jean Christophe Napoléon married Countess Olympia von und zu Arco-Zinneberg at the Cathedral of Saint-Louis-des-Invalides in Paris, France. The bride, who met her future husband whilst studying in Paris, wore an Oscar de la Renta gown. The Invalides Cathedral is also where Napoleon’s body was returned from St. Helena after his exile from France. Some of the reigning guest list included Princess Beatrice of York and … Continue reading

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge tour Pakistan

  October 21, 2019 at 3:46 am by

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From October 14-18, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited Pakistan for a four day tour. The couple were welcomed by two Pakistani children wearing the traditional dress as they arrived at the Nur Khan airbase in Rawalpindi. A group of dignitaries also welcomed the couple. The next day, the Duke of Cambridge spoke at a reception hosted by the British High Commissioner to Pakistan. During the day the Duke … Continue reading

Last Day in India for Willem-Alexander and Máxima

  October 18, 2019 at 12:04 pm by

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Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima started their fifth and last day of their Indian state visit with a boat trip around Alleppey, a municipality in the South Indian state of Kerala. This area, in 2018, was hit by severe flooding. During the cruise the Royals Couple attended a discussion focused on better water management in order to prevent or limit such natural disasters. Purpose of the discussion was … Continue reading

Last Day in Luxembourg for Philippe and Mathilde

  October 17, 2019 at 3:37 pm by

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On Thursday October 17, King Philippe started the last day of the state visit at the Chamber of Commerce where, along with the Grand Duke, attended a Meet and Greet focused on the Belgian and Luxembourg entrepreneurship followed by a ceremony of signing of memorandums of understanding between Belgium and Luxembourg and a seminar titled “Technology for the Financial Sector: Belgian-Luxembourg Perspectives & Findings”. Then, at the Center Nature and … Continue reading

Dutch State Visit to India – Day Four: State of Kerala

  October 17, 2019 at 3:32 pm by

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Today, Thursday October 17, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima, started the fourth day of the state visit by meeting the Governor of Maharashtra, Bhagat Singh Koshyari. Then the Royal Couple left for the state of Kerala where they will spend the last two day of the state visit. Upon their arrival at the Cochin International Airport, the King and the Queen were welcomed by Arif Mohammad Khan, Governor … Continue reading

Belgian State Visit to Luxembourg – Day Two

  October 16, 2019 at 2:48 pm by

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Today, Wednesday October 16, Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde started their second day in Luxembourg with a separate program. In the morning the King, along with Grand Duke Henri, visited the the Diekirch Military Centre. After the review of the troops it was paid a tribute to the deceased army personnel by laying a wreath of flowers in front of the commemorative plaque. Then the king and the … Continue reading

Dutch King and Queen Continue in Mumbai Their State Visit to India

  October 16, 2019 at 2:26 pm by

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On the third day of the state visit to India, today Wednesday October 16, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima moved on to Mumbai, capital city of the Indian State of Maharashtra. The first visit was at the organization Tiny Miracle. Founded ten years ago by Laurien Meuterten, a former Dutch banker, the organization is focused “on creating sustainable employment and providing social services to employees, such as healthcare and education” … Continue reading

Belgian King and Queen Begin State Visit to Luxembourg

  October 15, 2019 at 3:36 pm by

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At the invitation of Their Royal Highnesses, Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa, Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde started today, Tuesday October 15, a three-day state visit to Luxembourg. The Royal Couple arrived in Luxembourg by train and was welcomed at the Luxembourg Central Station by Grand Duke Henri. Grand Duchess Maria Teresa won’t be present during the state visit because she is recovering from a … Continue reading

Dutch State Visit to India – Day Two

  October 15, 2019 at 2:35 pm by

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Today, Tuesday October 15, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima started their second day in India with the opening of the 25th edition of the India Tech Summit. The Netherlands, this year, is partner of the summit where Dutch and Indian companies, innovators & government meet to co-create innovative solutions for global challenges. The Royal Couple spent two hour at the Tech Summit, they toured the Experience Zone, where … Continue reading

State Opening of Parliament in Britain

  October 14, 2019 at 4:25 pm by

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On October 14, the annual State Opening of Parliament took place at the House of Lords in London, England. The Queen wore the George IV diadem in break with the tradition of wearing the Imperial State Crown at the Opening of Parliament this morning, as she read her speech to the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson; MPs and other important figures. The Imperial State Crown was placed on a cushion beside … Continue reading

Dutch King and Queen Begin State Visit to India

  October 14, 2019 at 3:29 pm by

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Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima started today, Monday October 14, a five-day state visit to India. The Royal Couple was officially welcomed during a welcoming ceremony held in the courtyard of Rashtrapati Bhavan, the Indian Presidential Palace, in New Delhi. At the ceremony were present the Indian President, Ram Nath Kovind, along with his wife Savita Kovind and the Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi. Then the King and … Continue reading

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima Arrive in India Ahead of State Visit

  October 13, 2019 at 1:53 pm by

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Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima arrived in India today, Sunday October 13, ahead of their five-day state visit to the country. Upon their arrival at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi the Royal Couple was greeted with a welcoming ceremony with music and traditional dance. King Willem-Alexander was in the cockpit as a co-pilot. The King and the Queen, along with four Ministers, will visit the … Continue reading

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