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Princess Mabel Receives ‘World Without AIDS Award’ During Berlin Gala

  November 4, 2017 at 9:42 pm by

During the 24th Festival Opera Gala this evening at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, Princess Mabel of Orange-Nassau was presented with the German AIDS Foundation’s ‘World Without AIDS Award’ for her work in the “global fight against HIV and AIDS”. The Princess said on her Twitter ahead of the gala, which was attended by 2,000 guests, that she was “honoured and excited” to receive the award. In connection with her award, … Continue reading

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‘World Without AIDS Award’ Awarded To Princess Mabel

  October 30, 2017 at 7:35 am by

The German AIDS Foundation has awarded this year’s ‘World Without AIDS Award’ to Princess Mabel of Orange-Nassau for her “tireless efforts” in “setting a strong example in the global fight against HIV and AIDS”. Princess Mabel has long been involved in charity work that involves the fight against AIDS, including her work with The Elders and Girls Not Brides. She will receive her award on November 4th, during the 24th Festival Opera Gala … Continue reading

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Prince Pieter-Christiaan Completes The Frankfurt Marathon

  October 29, 2017 at 8:07 pm by

Dutch Prince Pieter-Christiaan on Sunday participated in the Mainova Frankfurt Marathon, completing the 42km course in a time of 3hrs, 17 minutes and 49 seconds. The 45-year-old Prince came 298th in his age group with that time, and 2,163rd overall. Pieter-Christiaan ran the marathon with the ASICS Team. He shared several photos of his day on his Twitter page, including photos with the athletes who won the male (Shura Kitata Tola from Ethiopia) … Continue reading

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William and Catherine Wrap Up Polish-German Tour

  July 21, 2017 at 4:40 pm by

On July 21, it was the final day of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s five day tour of Poland and Germany. The couple visited the Elphilharmine in Hamburg, where Kate got the chance to conduct the beginning of Beethoven’s fifth symphony. Upon arriving at the Dammtor Station in Hamburg, the couple were greeted by cheerful crowds before they went to look at a modal boat at the Maritime Museum. They … Continue reading

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Cambridges in Heidelberg For Second Day of Tour’s German Leg

  July 20, 2017 at 6:22 pm by

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited their dukedom’s twinned town, Heidelberg, on July 20th, the penultimate day of their trip to Poland and Germany. They first stopped in town where they made pretzels and traditional German sweets. During a tour of the market, William and Catherine met with the town mayor, Eckart Wuerzner, before tasting some local beer and visiting the German Cancer Research Institute. The couple later participated in a boat race along the … Continue reading

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George and Charlotte To Join Parents On Poland-Germany Visit

  July 3, 2017 at 8:09 am by

Kensington Palace has today released the program for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s upcoming visit to Poland and Germany, revealing that Prince George and Princess Charlotte will be accompanying their parents. The two youngsters however are likely to only be seen upon the family’s arrival in Poland, and their departure from Germany. During the five-day visit, William and Catherine will spend the first two days in Poland, where they … Continue reading

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King of Thailand ‘Fired Upon’ With Rubber Pellets By German Teens

  June 21, 2017 at 10:44 am by

While out cycling in Bavaria two weeks ago, King Maha Vajiralongkorn of Thailand and his entourage were ‘fired upon’ with rubber pellets from an airsoft gun by two teenagers, a spokesperson for the prosecution office in Landshut said on Tuesday. The two boys – aged 14 and 13 – were in a garden along a street in Erding, Bavaria when they shot the bullets at a passing group of cyclists, as well … Continue reading

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Crown Prince Frederik Named Patron of 2018 Ice Hockey World Championships

  May 14, 2017 at 6:35 pm by

Ahead of the Denmark v Sweden ice hockey match in Cologne, Germany on Sunday as part of the group stage of the 2017 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship, the Danish Crown Prince was announced as patron of next year’s IIHF World Championship. “It is a great honour for Danish ice hockey that Crown Prince Frederik has committed to being the patron for the 2018 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship. We are … Continue reading

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Queen Máxima Attends G20 Women20 Summit in Berlin

  April 25, 2017 at 4:11 pm by

In her role as Special Advocate of the Secretary-General of the United Nations for Inclusive Finance for Development and Honorary President of the Global Partnership for Inclusive Finance “Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion” (GPFI) of the G20, Queen Máxima was present today, Tuesday April 25, at a panel entitled “Inspiring Women: Scaling up Women’s Entrepreneurship” as part of the G20 Women20 Summit held in Berlin from April 24 to 26. At the … Continue reading

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Swedish Royal Couple in Berlin For Scouting Event

  April 20, 2017 at 9:59 pm by

Thursday evening saw the King and Queen of Sweden in Berlin, where they attended a reception at the Red City Hall to mark the beginning of the 70th Baden-Powell Fellowship event. King Carl XVI Gustaf, who is the Honorary Chairman of the World Scout Foundation, and Queen Silvia were joined by the Governing Mayor of Berlin, Michael Müller.

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“Despicable and Horrible” Prince Albert Says of Football Bus Attack

  April 11, 2017 at 11:10 pm by

Prince Albert II of Monaco has called the attack on the Borussia Dortmund team bus “simply despicable and horrible” when speaking to RTL this evening hours after the incident. Three explosions went off near the football team’s bus as it made its way to the stadium in Dortmund, Germany for their Champions League quarterfinal leg against AS Monaco. “We got the news from the Dortmund players in little bits, and then we … Continue reading

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Coin Worth £3.2m Bearing Queen Elizabeth’s Portrait Stolen

  March 28, 2017 at 6:34 am by

The security team of Berlin’s Bode Museum is in for some sleepless nights, as a Canadian coin worth £3.2m was stolen from an exhibition in the early hours of Monday morning. Featuring a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II on one side, the solid gold coin has a face value of $CAD1million. However, because it is 100kg of pure gold, its gold bullion value is much greater than its face value. The Royal Canadian … Continue reading

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Dutch Working Visit to Germany, Last Day: Saxony-Anhalt

  February 10, 2017 at 8:12 pm by

Today, Friday February 10, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima began their fourth and last day in Germany in Dessau-Rosslau, an urban district in the state of Saxony-Anhalt. There the Royal Couple paid a visit to the Staatliche Bauhaus, a school of art, design, architecture, and applied arts founded in 1919 in Weimar. This art school was the most influential modernist art school of the 20th century and since 1996 … Continue reading

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Dutch Working Visit to Germany, Day Three: Saxony and Saxony Anhalt

  February 9, 2017 at 6:45 pm by

Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima began the third day of the working visit to Germany today, Thursday February 9, with a visit at the headquarters of the European Energy Exchange (EEX), the largest energy exchange in Europe. Accompanied by the Dutch and German delegations, the King and Queen were informed about power trading, had a meeting with the management Board of EEX and made a tour of the facility. … Continue reading

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Dutch Working Visit to Germany, Day Two: Thuringia and Saxony

  February 8, 2017 at 6:58 pm by

Today, Wednesday February 8, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima started their second day of the working visit at the Thuringian State Chancellery in Erfurt were they were officially welcomed by Bodo Ramelow, Prime Minister of Thuringia, and his wife Germana Alberti vom Hofe. In the Chancellery took place an audience and the Royal Couple signed the golden book. Afterwards the King and the Queen paid a visit to … Continue reading

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Dutch Working Visit to Germany, Day One: Thuringia

  February 7, 2017 at 6:24 pm by

Today, Tuesday February 7, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima started a four-day working visit to the German Federal States of Thuringia, Saxony and Saxony-Anhalt. The Royal Couple, along with the Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation Lilianne Ploumen and the Minister of Infrastructure and the Environment Melanie Schultz van Haegen, arrived in Germany in the afternoon. Upon their arrival the King and the Queen paid a visit to … Continue reading

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Princess Beatrix Watches On As German President Receives Honorary Doctorate

  February 7, 2017 at 2:32 pm by

Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands today accompanied President Joachim Gauck of Germany to the University of Maastricht, where the President was awarded an honorary doctorate. The President was given the honorary doctorate due to his “tireless defence of freedom, democracy, and justice”. It was also announced by the Dutch Royal Court that King Willem-Alexander awarded President Gauck with the Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Dutch Lion in recognition … Continue reading

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Queen Maxima Attends G20 Conference In Germany

  January 26, 2017 at 10:30 pm by

Yesterday, Wednesday January 25, in her role as Special Advocate of the Secretary-General of the United Nations for Inclusive Finance for Development and Honorary President of the Global Partnership for Inclusive Finance “Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion” (GPFI) of the G20, Her Majesty Queen Maxima held the opening speech at the G20 Conference “Digitising Finance, Financial Inclusion and Financial Literacy”. FM #Schäuble bei @bundesbank-Konf. zur #Digitalisierung, mit Jens Weidmann, Carl-Ludwig … Continue reading

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Germany’s Angela Merkel Meets With Belgian & Luxembourg Leaders

  January 12, 2017 at 6:52 pm by

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has paid quick visits to Luxembourg and Belgium today, meeting with the leaders of both nations. First stopping in Luxembourg, Chancellor Merkel had an audience with Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa at the Grand Ducal Palace. King Philippe of the Belgians then had his own audience with the Chancellor when she made her way to Brussels; the Belgian Royal Court’s Twitter praising the … Continue reading

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Queen Maxima’s Working Visit To Germany

  December 14, 2016 at 1:50 pm by

At the invitation of the German Minister of Finance, Wolfgang Schaeuble and in her role of Special Advocate of the UN Secretary General for Inclusive Finance for Development, Her Majesty Queen Maxima paid a working visit to Berlin today, Wednesday December 14. https://twitter.com/BMF_Bund/status/809084234568757249 Since December 1st the Federal Republic of Germany took over the presidency of the G20 for one year. The G20 is an international forum for cooperation on … Continue reading

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