Silver Wedding for Alois and Sophie

  July 3, 2018 at 2:02 pm by

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The hereditary prince and princess of Liechtenstein are celebrating their silver wedding anniversary today.  The couple married twenty-five years ago in Vaduz, the capital of the principality. Prince Alois is the eldest son heir of Prince Hans Adam II of Liechtenstein and Countess Marie Aglaë Kinsky of Wchinitz and Tettau. Princess Sophie was born as a Princess of & Duchess in Bavaria. She is the eldest daughter of Duke Max in … Continue reading

Dutch King and Queen Visit Curaçao: July 1-2

  July 3, 2018 at 3:08 am by

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At the invitation of the Governor of Curaçao, Lucille George-Wout and on the occasion of the celebration of Dia di Bandera, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima paid a two-day visit in Curaçao, the Dutch Caribbean. Upon their arrival, on the afternoon of Sunday July 1st, the Royal Couple went to the Fort Amsterdam, in Willemstad, where they were officially welcomed by the Governor. Afterwards they met with the … Continue reading

Welcome to the world Lena Tindall!

  July 1, 2018 at 2:59 am by

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On 18 June, Zara Tindall gave birth to her second child, a girl named Lena Elizabeth Tindall at the Stroud Maternity Unit; weighing 9lb 3oz. Zara’s husband Mike took to Twitter upon announcing his daughter’s name; correcting his followers by stating that they pronounced Lena as “lay-nah” and that it was also “just a name they liked”. Elizabeth is after the baby’s great-grandmother Elizabeth II. Lena Tindall is 19th in … Continue reading

Dutch King and Queen Visit the West-Friesland Region

  June 28, 2018 at 5:32 pm by

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Today, Thursday June 28, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima paid a visit to the West-Friesland in the province of Noord-Holland. The visit began in the municipality of Hoorn where the Royal Couple was welcomed by Johan Remkes, the King’s Commissioner in the province of Noord-Holland and Jan Nieuwenburg, Mayor of Hoorn. The first stop was at the Oostereiland, an artificial island constructed between 1662 and 1668 in the … Continue reading

Australia’s Governor-General Begins State Visit to Belgium

  June 27, 2018 at 11:12 pm by

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At the invitation of Their Majesties King Philippe and the Queen Mathilde, Australian Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove and his wife Lynne, begun today, Wednesday June 27, a three-day state visit to Belgium. The King and the Queen officially received the Governor-General and his wife with a welcoming ceremony held in the courtyard of the Royal Palace in Brussels. The King with Sir Cosgrove inspected the guard of honor and then … Continue reading

Belgian King and Princes Cheer on Belgian Football Team

  June 23, 2018 at 11:43 pm by

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Today, Saturday June 23, His Majesty King Philippe, along with his two sons Prince Gabriel and Prince Emmanuel, attended the 2018 FIFA World Cup match between Belgium and Tunisia at the Spartak Stadium in Moscow. The King and the Princes, dressed with the Belgium supporter scarfs, were seated next to Gianni Infantino, the FIFA President. The match ended with a brilliant victory 5-2 for the Red Devils over Tunisia. After … Continue reading

Queen Maxima Marks the Anniversary of the Platform Wiser Money Matters

  June 21, 2018 at 12:13 pm by

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As Honorary Chairman of the Platform Wiser Money Matters, Her Majesty Queen Maxima attended today, Thursday June 21, a symposium in The Hague organized to mark the 10-year anniversary of the Platform Wiser Money Matters. The Platform Wiser Money Matters is an initiative of the Ministry of Finance in collaboration with members of the financial sector, science, government and education, information and consumer organizations and aims to “join forces to … Continue reading

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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