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Dutch State Visit to Portugal: Day Two

  October 11, 2017 at 10:27 pm by

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima started their second day in Portugal with a visit at the Champalimaud Center for the Unknown in Lisbon. This center, opened in 2011, has laboratories for high-quality biomedical research and an advanced clinic for the treatment of cancer patients. Then the Royal Couple went to the University of Lisbon where they attended a presentation held by the Portuguese and Dutch Foreign Ministers that was focused on … Continue reading

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Queen Máxima Dons Floaty Florals For Children’s Cancer Centre Benefit Gala

  September 5, 2017 at 8:16 pm by

The Queen of the Netherlands this evening attended a dinner and concert at Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw held to raise money for the Princess Máxima Centre for Child Oncology.  Wearing a blue and white floral printed evening gown from Luisa Beccaria, Queen Máxima joined the audience for performances by Ali B, and Arthur and Lucas Jussen. The Queen also gave a speech during the event. Also attending was Princess Margarita of Bourbon-Parma and her … Continue reading

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Bringing Out The Brights: Pink and Red For Mathilde and Astrid At Belgian National Day Concert

  July 20, 2017 at 7:12 pm by

On Thursday evening, King Philippe and Queen Mathilde were joined by Princess Astrid and Prince Lorenz for the traditional concert held by the Queen Elisabeth International Music Competition to mark the beginning of National Day festivities. The two couples attended the concert by the National Orchestra of Belgium and Ji Young Lim, the winner of the 2015 Queen Elisabeth Competition for Violin at the Palais des Beaux-Arts de Bruxelles. Queen Mathilde wore a … Continue reading

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Swedish Royals Celebrate Crown Princess Victoria’s 40th Birthday

  July 14, 2017 at 7:11 pm by

On July 14th, celebrations were held in Stockholm for Crown Princess Victoria’s fortieth birthday. The celebrations started with a Te Deum at the Royal Chapel of the Royal Palace of Stockholm. Afterwards, Crown Princess Victoria and her family received their guests and then gathered for a family photo inside the palace. Afterwards, Crown Princess Victoria and her family rode in a carriage though the city whilst the rest of the … Continue reading

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Now That’s A Cake! Queen Paola Celebrates 80th Birthday Surrounded By Family

  June 29, 2017 at 5:42 pm by

A special concert was held on Thursday evening at the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel in Waterloo to celebrate the eightieth birthday of Belgium’s former Queen, Paola. Queen Paola, whose birthday is on September 11, was joined by almost all of her descendants – King Philippe and his wife Mathilde with their four children; Princess Astrid and her husband Lorenz with four of their five children (Princess Maria Laura was absent), their … Continue reading

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Dutch-Italian State Visit Heads To Palermo

  June 21, 2017 at 7:22 pm by

On their second day of their state visit to Italy, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima went to Palermo, Sicily, in the south of the country. Upon their arrival the Royal Couple was received by the Mayor of Palermo, Leoluca Orlando, in Quattro Canti, an octagonal Baroque square in the city centre. Then, walking through the street of the city, the King and Queen, accompanied by the Mayor, visited Palazzo delle Acquile, … Continue reading

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Crown Prince Naruhito’s Second Day In Denmark

  June 16, 2017 at 6:10 pm by

Japan’s Crown Prince Naruhito joined Denmark’s Crown Prince Frederik at the Kastellet in Copenhagen this morning, where they laid wreaths in honour of fallen Danish soldiers. After lunch, the two heirs opened a new exhibition ‘Japan in the Royal Palace’ at the Amalienborg Museum, which is made up of items the Danish Royal Family have received during visits to Japan over the years. At Copenhagen’s Playhouse in the evening a … Continue reading

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King Philippe and Queen Mathilde Enjoy Final Concert of Queen Elisabeth Music Competition

  June 15, 2017 at 7:52 pm by

The King and Queen of the Belgians were present in the Royal Box at the Brussels Centre for Fine Arts on Thursday evening for the final concert of this year’s Queen Elisabeth Music Competition. Performing were the top three laureates of this competition, this year held for cellists for the first time. Victor Julien-Laferrière from France was named the winner of the competition earlier this week; Yuya Okamoto from Japan came second, and Santiago … Continue reading

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Concert Time: A Queen, A Princess and A Duchess Enjoy Music Performances

  May 31, 2017 at 8:44 pm by

Queen Mathilde of the Belgians had two special guests with her for this evening’s performance of finalists in the Queen Elisabeth Music Competition: the Duchess of Gloucester and Princess Sarvath Al Hassan of Jordan. The trio of royal ladies watched the cello performances of two finalists for this year’s prize, the first for cellists, Maciej Kulakowski and Seungmin Kang, who were both accompanied by the Brussels Philharmonic Orchestra.

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Charles and Camilla’s Visit to Northern Ireland, Day One

  May 9, 2017 at 1:31 pm by

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall embarked on a four-day visit to Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland on Monday. Charles and Camilla began their visit in Bellaghy, where they stopped in at Seamus Heaney HomePlace for a tour of the museum celebrating the life and work of Seamus Heaney, a Nobel Prize winner in literature. They also watched a number of live performances of Heaney’s works. … Continue reading

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Dutch Royals Mark Remembrance and Liberation Days

  May 5, 2017 at 4:04 pm by

Members of the Dutch Royal Family took part, on May 4 and 5, in the commemorations to mark Remembrance and Liberation Day. On Thursday, Remembrance Day, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima attended a memorial service at the Nieuwe Kerk in Amsterdam to commemorate the victims of the Second World War along with the Prime Minister Mark Rutte. Then, in the presence of members of the government, took place the wreath-laying ceremony … Continue reading

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Flirty Florals For Maxima and Beatrix At King’s Day Concert

  April 3, 2017 at 6:28 pm by

“Florals? For spring? Ground-breaking.” Meryl Streep’s voice as Miranda Priestly was the first thing that came to mind when this blogger saw photos from Monday evening’s Koningsdag Concert in Tilburg, with both royal ladies present donning floral-printed attire. Ahead of the official Koningsdag celebrations at the end of the month, King Willem-Alexander, Queen Maxima, Princess Beatrix and Prince Constantijn attended the annual concert held to help kick-off festivities (the concert is filmed … Continue reading

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The Kings of Spain Attend ‘In Memoriam’ Concert Honouring Terrorism Victims

  March 8, 2017 at 7:35 pm by

King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain this evening were present at the 15th annual concert held in memory of victims of terrorism. The couple were welcomed by representatives of the Victims of Terrorism Foundation, the organisation which puts together the concert. A minute’s silence was held before the concert by the National Institute of Performing Arts and Music, accompanied by the RTVE Orchestra and Choir, was held. A … Continue reading

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Belgian Royals Attend Palace Christmas Concert

  December 21, 2016 at 7:02 pm by

Members of the Belgian Royal Family today attended the annual Christmas concert held at the Royal Palace in Brussels to mark the holiday season and thank the royal court staff for their work throughout the year. King Philippe, Queen Mathilde, the Duchess of Brabant, Prince Gabriel, Prince Emmanuel, Princess Eléonore, Princess Astrid and Prince Lorenz were all present for the concert, which saw performances by the La Monnaie Du Munt … Continue reading

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Princess Mary Takes Children Along To Christmas Concert

  December 11, 2016 at 5:55 pm by

Crown Princess Mary of Denmark brought along her husband and four children today as she attended the Christmas concert of the Royal Danish Academy of Music Children’s Choir. Dressed warmly against the winter chill, the family arrived at the Esajas Church ahead of the concert, with Mary – who is the patron of the choir – receiving a bouquet of purple and green flowers (which Princess Josephine promptly claimed as … Continue reading

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Queen Mathilde Attends Opening of Queen Elisabeth Hall in Antwerp

  November 26, 2016 at 9:52 pm by

The Queen of the Belgians this evening attended opening concert of the new Queen Elisabeth Hall at the Queen Elisabeth Centre in Antwerp. Wearing a gold brocade dress and coat, Queen Mathilde was greeted by flower-bearing children and representatives from the Centre and the evening’s performers. The Royal Flemish Philharmonic, who will be calling the new Hall – named after Queen Elisabeth of Belgium – home, and Hooverphonic performed the opening concert. … Continue reading

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Dutch State Visit to Australia: Day 3, Canberra and Sydney

  November 2, 2016 at 1:43 pm by

Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima began their third day in Australia today, Wednesday November 2nd, paying a visit to the Australian War Memorial in Camberra. The Royal Couple laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, placed poppies on the wall of remembrance and then met veterans from World War II and the ISAF mission in Afghanistan. Koningspaar legt krans bij @AWMemorial en ontmoet Australische en … Continue reading

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Felipe and Letizia Attend Princess of Asturias Awards Concert

  October 20, 2016 at 8:07 pm by

October brings the laureates of the Princess of Asturias Awards to Oviedo, and tonight was the annual pre-awards ceremony concert held at the Prince Felipe Auditorium. King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia were present for the concert, where Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, Op. 125 ‘Choral’ was performed by the Princess of Asturias Foundation Choir and the Principality of Asturias Symphony Orchestra. The Queen opted for a simple black cocktail … Continue reading

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The Swedes Attend Opening of Parliament

  September 13, 2016 at 11:08 pm by

The Swedish Parliament was opened for the 2016/2017 session today, with the royal family in attendance at the Riksdaghuset. Arriving by horse drawn carriage, they were greeted by Prime Minister Stefan Löfven and the Parliamentary Speaker Urban Ahlin. King Carl Gustaf gave a speech during the opening, saying that “we live in a globalised world” and that “it was clearer than ever that what happens outside Sweden also concerns us.” The … Continue reading

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King Willem-Alexander Attends Jubilee Concert of the Jostiband Orchestra

  September 5, 2016 at 8:29 pm by

Tonight, the Jostiband Orchestra celebrated their 50th anniversary with a jubilee concert at the Ziggo Dome with King Willem-Alexander in attendance. The Orchestra is made up of musicians with intellectual disabilities and is part of the Ipse de Bruggen care facility for the intellectually and mentally disabled. King Willem-Alexander went up on stage at the end of the concert to personally greet the musicians and present them with flowers. Koning … Continue reading

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