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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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Dutch King and Queen Begin State Visit to Portugal

  October 10, 2017 at 8:58 pm by

At the invitation of the President of the Portuguese Republic, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of The Netherlands began today, Tuesday October 10, a three-day state visit to Portugal along with Bert Koenders, Dutch Minister of Foreign Affairs, and Lilianne Ploumen, Dutch Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation. The Royal Couple was officially welcomed by President Rebelo de Sousa in the courtyard of … Continue reading

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King and Queen of Jordan To Pay State Visit To The Netherlands

  September 5, 2017 at 6:38 am by

Jordan’s King Abdullah II and Queen Rania will be paying a state visit to The Netherlands this coming November, it has been announced this morning. The couple have been invited by King Willem-Alexander to “confirm the excellent bilateral relations” between the two countries, with the aim of the visit to “widen and intensify economic cooperation”. King Abdullah and Queen Rania previously paid a state visit to The Netherlands back in … Continue reading

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Spanish State Visit to The United Kingdom: Day Three

  July 14, 2017 at 3:55 pm by

King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain concluded their three-day state visit to the United Kingdom on Friday. The Spanish monarchs were farewelled from Buckingham Palace by Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh with warm kisses and hugs; before they travelled to the Francis Crick Institute for a tour of the facilities – including Europe’s largest individual biomedical laboratory – with the Duke of York.  From there, the … Continue reading

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Spanish State Visit to The United Kingdom: Day Two

  July 13, 2017 at 7:17 pm by

The second day of the Spanish State Visit to Britain saw King Felipe and Queen Letizia accompanied by various members of the British Royal Family on their engagements through the day. King Felipe began his morning at a British-Hispanic business meeting at Mansion House alongside Prince Andrew, Duke of York. The aim of the meeting was to increase trade between the two countries, which totalled to €30billion in 2016. Later, … Continue reading

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Spanish State Visit to The UK: Gala Banquet

  July 12, 2017 at 9:08 pm by

On the first evening of the Spanish King and Queen’s state visit to the United Kingdom, Queen Elizabeth II hosted a glittering gala banquet at Buckingham Palace to honour her guests. She and the Duke of Edinburgh posed for photographs with King Felipe and Queen Letizia before heading into the banquet, where they were joined by all senior working members of the British Royal Family (including a debuting Prince Harry) … Continue reading

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Spanish State Visit to The United Kingdom: Welcoming Ceremony

  July 12, 2017 at 4:37 pm by

King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain began their state visit to the United Kingdom on Wednesday, with the customary welcome at Horse Guards Parade in the presence of Queen Elizabeth, the Duke of Edinburgh, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall. After greeting each other, the King and Prince Philip inspected a guard of honour before the royal party traveled to Buckingham Palace in a carriage procession, … Continue reading

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Felipe and Letizia Depart For London – A State Visit Is Coming!

  July 11, 2017 at 5:49 pm by

The King and Queen of Spain departed Madrid late Tuesday, bound for London and the long-awaited state visit between Spain and the United Kingdom. They were farewelled by the President of the Congress of Deputies, Ana Pastor, from the Adolfo Suarez-Madrid Barajas Airport. Accompanying the royal couple on their trip is a strong business delegation, as well as the Spanish Foreign Affairs Minister, Alfonso Dastis. King Felipe and Queen Letizia will … Continue reading

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Which Tiara Will Queen Letizia Take To London?

  July 10, 2017 at 9:30 am by

The King and Queen of Spain begin the long-awaited Spanish State Visit to Britain on Wednesday, and – after two postponements – the big question on the lips of royal watchers is, which tiara from the Spanish collection will be making the trip to grace Queen Letizia’s head? Let’s have a quick review of the options Letizia has in the Spanish vaults… The Fleur de Lys Tiara The definitive ‘Big Gun’ … Continue reading

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Sultan of Brunei Pays State Visit to Singapore

  July 5, 2017 at 7:17 am by

A two-day state visit to Singapore was today begun by Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah of Brunei. He is accompanied by his wife, Queen Saleha. The Sultan inspected a guard of honour at the Istana, official residence of the President of Singapore, in Newton, accompanied by President Tony Tan Keng Yam. The two leaders later had a private audience inside the Istana. The state visit, the fourth Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah has made during … Continue reading

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Last Day in Italy for the Dutch Royal Couple

  June 23, 2017 at 10:29 pm by

Today, Friday June 23, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima spent the last day of the state visit in Milan. In the morning the Royal Couple visited the Rosanna Orlandi Gallery that was founded in 2002 by Rosanna Orlandi, an Italian designer and talent scout. In the gallery are working Dutch and international designers. Afterwards the King and the Queen went to the La Triennale Design Museum where took place … Continue reading

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Dutch State Visit to Italy: Vatican City and Milan

  June 22, 2017 at 9:11 pm by

Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima began their third day in Italy today, Thursday June 22, with a visit to the Holy See. The visit began at the Frisians Church, built in 1141 and adjacent to St. Peter’s Square that since 1989 is granted to the Dutch community in Rome. The Royal Couple was welcomed by Bishop Emeritus Antoon Hurkmans who gave to them an explanation about the history of … 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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Dutch King and Queen Kick-Off Italian State Visit

  June 20, 2017 at 8:10 pm by

At the invitation of the President of the Italian Republic, Sergio Mattarella, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima of The Netherlands, started today, Tuesday June 20, a four-day state visit to Italy along with Bert Koenders, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Lilianne Ploumen, Minister for Foreign Trade and Development. Upon their arrival at the airport of Ciampino, the King and Queen were officially welcomed by President Mattarella and his … Continue reading

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Dutch King and Queen to Visit Portugal In October

  June 2, 2017 at 7:10 am by

The Dutch Royal Court has announced that King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima will pay a state visit to Portugal later this year upon the invitation of the Portuguese President, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa. The couple will visit between October 10 and 12, accompanied by the Dutch Minister of Foreign Affairs, who will be running an economic mission parallel to the state visit.  

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Flashback Friday: The Romanians Make a State Visit to Britain

  May 12, 2017 at 4:00 am by

May 12, 1924: Romania’s King Ferdinand and Queen Marie (born a Princess of Edinburgh)  upon their arrival to the Port of Dover for their state visit to the United Kingdom, as part of a diplomatic tour of Western Europe. They were guests of Marie’s first cousin, King George V.

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Spanish State Visit to the UK: Another Postponement?

  April 18, 2017 at 9:16 am by

The long-awaited state visit by King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain to the United Kingdom is in jeopardy once again, after the British Prime Minister this morning announced a snap general election to be held on June 8 – the last day of the scheduled state visit. While the election needs to be approved by parliament, it is unlikely to be knocked back. This would mean that the Spanish … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: An Afghan-Japanese State Visit

  April 14, 2017 at 3:00 am by

April 14, 1969: The monarchs of Japan and Afghanistan pose for a photo at the Tokyo Imperial Palace during the Afghan King’s state visit. Left to right are Emperor Hirohito of Japan, Queen Humaira and King Mohammed Zahir Shah of Afghanistan, and Empress Nagako of Japan.

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Sayōnara Japan! King Felipe and Queen Letizia Finish State Visit

  April 7, 2017 at 3:02 pm by

On the final day of their state visit to Japan, King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain travelled on a Shinkansen with Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko to the city of Shizuoka. Here they visited the Shizuoka Prefecture Earthquake Disaster Prevention Centre to see technologies that are being used to improve the detection and response to earthquakes. The monarchs were shown the Seismic Effects Experimentation Area, witnessing a demonstration of a chair mechanised … Continue reading

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Spanish Monarchs Begin State Visit to Japan

  April 5, 2017 at 8:13 pm by

The King and Queen of Spain officially began their state visit to Japan on Wednesday, with a traditional welcoming at the Tokyo Imperial Palace by Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko. Crown Prince Naruhito and Crown Princess Masako, and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe were also present at the welcoming. In the afternoon, King Felipe and Queen Letizia visited the National Museum of Science and Innovation to see projects that have been … Continue reading

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