Queen Maxima Goes Back to Work After the Death of Her Sister

  June 19, 2018 at 12:14 pm by

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Today, Tuesday June 19, Her Majesty Queen Maxima was back on duty two weeks after the tragic death of her youngest sister, Inés. The Queen paid a working visit to University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG) in Groningen for the opening of the proton therapy center. Initially Queen Maxima would have officially opened the UMCG Proton Therapy Center last June 8 but the visit was postponed due to the death of … Continue reading

Duchess of Sussex and Elizabeth II take part in first engagement

  June 14, 2018 at 3:34 pm by

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On June 14, the Duchess of Sussex and the Queen participated in their first joint engagement together as they visited Cheshire. The two first watched a performance by a children’s theatre company at the Mersey Gateway Bridge which celebrated a thousand years of the bridge’s usage. A minute’s silence was then observed for the victims of Grenfell Tower, which occurred a year ago in London. The Queen was praised for … Continue reading

Royal Children Steal the Trooping the Colour Show!

  June 9, 2018 at 6:11 pm by

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On June 9, various members of the British royal family gathered on the Buckingham Palace balcony to watch the annual flypast celebrating the Queen’s birthday. This year; the Duchess of Sussex was in attendance for the first time as she was seen accompanying her husband Prince Harry in the carriage and exchanged warm glances between the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cambridge on the balcony. The Queen was seen … Continue reading

Princess Adrienne is christened

  June 8, 2018 at 6:07 pm by

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On June 8, Princess Adrienne, Duchess of Blekinge was christened at the royal chapel in Drottningholm Palace in Stockholm, Sweden. Adrienne’s godparents are Anouska d’Abo, Charlotte Kreuger Cederlund, Coralie Charriol Paul, Nader Panahpour, Baron Gustav Thott and Natalie Werner. The little princess’s full name is Adrienne Josephine Alice, and she was born on 9 March 2018 at Danderyd Hospital in Stockholm, Sweden. She is the youngest daughter and child of … Continue reading

Dutch Royals attend ”Appeltjes van Oranje 2018”

  June 6, 2018 at 3:20 pm by

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Today, Wednesday June 6, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima, along with Princess Beatrix attended the ”Appeltjes van Oranje 2018” award ceremony at Palace Nooreinde in The Hague. The theme of this year’s award was: “Young and socially enterprising”, focused on young people who are committed in the society. The winners of “Appeltjes van Oranje 2018” were: “Buddy to Buddy” from Zutphen, a foundation helps refugees and Dutch people … Continue reading

Swedish Royals Attend Wedding of Louise Gottlieb and Gustav Thott

  June 3, 2018 at 6:54 am by

The Swedish Royals attend Louise Gottlieb's wedding

On June 2, King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia and their children attended the wedding of Princess Madeleine’s childhood friend Louise Gottlieb and her fiancee, Gustav Thott, at the Holo Church in Södermanland. Princess Madeleine was one of Louise Gottlieb’s bridesmaid, whilst her daughter Princess Leonore served as a flower girl. Her son Prince Nicolas was also in attendance, he was seen walking with his father, Christopher O’Neill. The bride’s dress … Continue reading

Queen Máxima in India: May 28-30

  May 31, 2018 at 10:00 am by

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As special advocate of the Secretary-General of the United Nations for Inclusive Finance for Development, Queen Máxima paid a three-day visit to India from Monday May 28 to Wednesday May 30. Queen Máxima spent the first day of the visit, Monday May 28, in New Delhi where she had several business meetings. The first meeting was at the headquarter of NITI Aayog, National Institution for Transforming India, a policy think tank … Continue reading

Last Day in Luxembourg for Willem-Alexander and Máxima

  May 25, 2018 at 4:31 pm by

The Dutch and Luxembourg Royal Couples

Today, Friday May 25, Dutch King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima completed their state visit to Luxembourg. Accompanied by Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa, the Royal Couple visited the headquarter of the Neobuild company in Bettembourg. Neobuild is a technological innovation pole for sustainable construction that “aims to facilitate technological innovation and support Luxembourg companies active in this sector”. En ce troisième et dernier jour de la visite d’État, le … Continue reading

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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