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Dutch State Visit to Poland

  June 26, 2014 at 6:00 pm by

Following the invitation of the Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima undertook a two-day state visit to Poland. The Royal Couple arrived in the morning of Tuesday June 24th at the Chopin Military Airport of Warsaw, the capital of Poland. At the Presidential Palace, the King and the Queen were welcomed with a welcoming ceremony by President Bronislaw Komorowski and his wife, Anna Komorwska. The national anthems … Continue reading

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State Visit From Mexico to Spain

  June 10, 2014 at 1:14 pm by

The President of Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto, accompanied by his wife, Angélica Rivera, began a state visit to the Kingdom of Spain on Monday June 9th. The King and Queen presided over the official welcoming ceremony at the El Pardo Palace in Madrid. Following this, the President and First Lady travelled the short distance to the Zarzuela Palace, where the King and Queen hosted a luncheon. They were joined by … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth Begins State Visit to France

  June 5, 2014 at 10:54 pm by

Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh today began their fifth state visit to the French Republic. The couple departed from St Pancras Station in London aboard the Eurostar – their typical option for travel between London and Paris – headed for Paris Gare du Nord. The Queen unveiled a plaque at the London station to commemorate the twentieth anniversary of the Channel Tunnel, which was opened in 1994 by Queen … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth Hosts Historic Irish State Visit

  April 9, 2014 at 5:27 am by

The President of the Republic of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins, is currently on a state visit to the United Kingdom, upon the invitation of Queen Elizabeth II. It is the first official visit by an Irish head of state to the United Kingdom. Having arrived into the country on Monday, the President and his wife Sabina were collected by the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall from the … Continue reading

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Chinese State Visit to Belgium

  April 2, 2014 at 12:24 am by

Chinese President Xi Jinping and his wife, Mrs Peng Liyuan, started a three day state visit to Belgium on March 30. The President and his wife arrived at the Zaventem Airport in Brussels in the morning, and were welcomed at the airport by Prime Minister Elio Di Rupo. Then, outside the Royal Palace, took place the welcoming ceremony at the presence of King Philippe and Queen Mathilde. After a performace … Continue reading

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Dutch King and Queen Welcome Chinese President

  March 23, 2014 at 6:37 am by

The Dutch King and Queen yesterday welcomed the President of the People’s Republic of China, Xi Jinping, for a two-day state visit that is the first state visit by a Chinese President to the Netherlands. President Xi and his wife, Mrs Peng Liyuan, arrived yesterday morning at Amsterdam Schipol International Airport, and were greeted with the traditional military guard of honour. King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima headed the welcoming committee. The … Continue reading

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Historic State Visit to the UK from the Republic of Ireland

  November 18, 2013 at 9:39 am by

It was announced earlier this morning that the President of Ireland and his wife will embark on a three-day historic state visit to the United Kingdom next year. Áras an Uachtaráin (the House of the President) issued a statement to announce that President Higgins has accepted the invitation from Queen Elizabeth II to visit the country. This will be the first ever state visit by an Irish Head of State … Continue reading

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President of the Republic of Korea Visits Britain On State Visit

  November 8, 2013 at 3:22 am by

The President of the Republic of Korea, HE Park Geun-hye, is currently in the UK for a state visit, which started on 5 November and will finish on 7 November. On 5 November, the President of the Republic of Korea had a private meeting with Prince Andrew, Duke of York, on behalf of the Queen. Prince Andrew also accompanied the President on a Horse Guards Parade. In the afternoon of … Continue reading

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King Abdullah II To Start A State Visit & Working Visit Next Week

  September 8, 2013 at 12:11 pm by

Next week, His Majesty King Abdullah II will pay a state visit to China and then will head to New York on a working visit. In China, King Abdullah will hold talks with President Xi Jinping and other Chinese leaders on ongoing situations in the region and international issues. In New York, King Abdullah will lead a delegation to the 68th session of the U.N. General Assembly. While attending the … Continue reading

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UAE President to Pay State Visit to the United Kingdom

  March 28, 2013 at 10:07 pm by

The President of the United Arab Emirates, His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, will begin a state visit to the United Kingdom on April 30, 2013 after accepting the invitation from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. The visit was announced by Buckingham Palace and the Ministry of Presidential Affairs of the United Arab Emirates. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE Minister for Foreign Affairs, said “The State … Continue reading

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Turkish President Pays State Visit to Sweden

  March 14, 2013 at 10:03 am by

The President of Turkey, Abdullah Gül, has paid the first state visit to Sweden by a Turkish President this week, arriving in Stockholm on Sunday. He was accompanied by his wife, First Lady Hayrüsinna Gül. The visit continued as planned despite the death of Princess Lilian on March 10th. President Gül and his wife were greeted on Monday morning by King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia and drove in … Continue reading

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State Visit to Singapore: January 24-25

  January 27, 2013 at 2:49 am by

On January 24, after leaving Brunei, Queen Beatrix along with the Crown Prince Couple arrived in Singapore for a two day State Visit. The Dutch Royals were officially welcomed at the Istana Presidential Palace by President Tony Tan Keng Yam and his wife Mary Tan. The national anthems were played. Following the ceremony, the Queen had meetings with the President and the Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. In the afternoon Queen … Continue reading

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Dutch State Visit to Brunei: January 21-22

  January 24, 2013 at 6:13 pm by

At the invitation of His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan, Queen Beatrix started on January 21 a two-day state visit to Brunei, along with the Prince of Orange and Princess Máxima. On Monday, upon their arrival at the airport, the Dutch Royals and the Ministers of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade were welcomed by Crown Prince Billah and Crown Princess Sarah. The Queen and the Crown Prince Couple moved … Continue reading

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The State Banquet: Jewels, Orders and Decorations

  November 28, 2012 at 10:47 pm by

As with all State Visits, the hosts and the guests pay special attention to the Orders and Decorations they are wearing. The rule of thumb is to wear the highest honour available from the other country, and the Banquet in honour of the Kuwaiti State Visit was no exception in that respect. The Queen already held the Collar of the Order of Mubarak the Great and is also Member Special … Continue reading

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Queen Hosts State Banquet in Honour of the Emir of Kuwait

  November 28, 2012 at 10:32 pm by

To celebrate the tree-day State Visit of 83-year-old Emir of Kuwait, Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, to the United Kingdom, Queen Elizabeth hosted a State Banquet in Emir’s honour at Windsor Castle. The Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh, the Prince of Wales, the Duchess of Cornwall, the Duke of York, the Earl and Countess of Wessex, the Princess Royal, and other members of the Royal Family were in attendance. Also … Continue reading

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State Visit from Italy to the Netherlands

  October 28, 2012 at 10:41 pm by

The Italian President Giorgio Napolitano and his wife Clio started a three-day State Visit to the Netherlands on October 23. They were welcomed by Queen Beatrix on Tuesday at the Palace Noordeinde in The Hague. In the afternoon the President had a meeting with the Italian community in the Netherlands. The first day ended with a state banquet. Prince Willem-Alexander, Princess Margriet and Professor Pieter van Vollenhoven were present. In … Continue reading

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State Visit from Finland to Norway

  October 13, 2012 at 4:20 am by

The President of the Republic of Finland, Mr Sauli Niinistö, and his wife Mrs Jenni Haukio made a state visit to Norway from October 10th-12th, 2012. They were welcomed at Oslo’s Gardermoen Airport by Crown Prince Haakon. He accompanied them to the Royal Palace in Oslo, where they were met by King Harald, Queen Sonja and Crown Princess Mette-Marit. After the welcoming ceremony in the Palace Square, King Harald and … Continue reading

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Norwegian State Visit to Poland

  May 12, 2012 at 7:30 am by

King Harald and Queen Sonja paid a three-day visit to Poland between May 9 and 11, 2012. On Wednesday, they were formally welcomed by Poland’s President, Bronisław Komorowski, and his wife Anna Komorowska at the Presidential Palace in Warsaw. Afterwards they laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Warsaw to commemorate the unknown Polish soldiers who had fallen in the First World War and the subsequent … Continue reading

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State Visit from Turkey to the Netherlands – Last Day

  April 20, 2012 at 8:53 pm by

The last day of the State Visit started on April 19 with a visit to Floriade in Venlo. Floriade is an international exhibition of flowers and gardening. The Queen, The President of Turkey and his wife were welcomed by Minister of Economic Affairs, Agriculture and Innovation. They made a tour around Floriade, visited the Netherlands pavilion and President Gül opened the Turkish pavilion, where the President renamed a flower ‘Istanbul Hyacinth’. … Continue reading

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State Visit from Turkey to the Netherlands – Day Two

  April 19, 2012 at 6:19 am by

On April 18, the second day of the State Visit, the Turkish President, Abdullah Gül, and his wife Hayrunissa, along with Crown Prince Willem-Alexander and Crown Princess Máxima, visited the Weekend Academy, a project of the Orange Foundation, in Amsterdam. The project offers young people help with homework, social skills and sports participation to increase their motivation for learning. The Prince of Orange and Princess Máxima are patrons of the … Continue reading

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