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Spanish-French State Visit Cancelled

  March 24, 2015 at 11:00 pm by

The Spanish state visit to France has been cancelled following the Germanwings air crash in southern France. King Felipe and Queen Letizia first met with the French Prime Minister, Minister Manuel Valls, who was born in Barcelona, for a welcoming ceremony at the Hotel de Invalides. Then came the news of the air crash as they were about to meet with President François Hollande. After an audience, the trio held a press … Continue reading

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Dutch State Visit to Denmark, Day Two

  March 18, 2015 at 8:38 pm by

The second day of the Dutch-Danish state visit was focused on the island of Samsø, which King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima travelled to via ferry accompanied by Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary. A welcoming ceremony took place in the Anton Rosen Square with the Mayor of Samsø, Marcel Meijer, telling the two couples about the island’s renewable energy scheme (Samsø receives 100% of its energy from wind power). Mr Meijer … Continue reading

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Dutch State Visit to Denmark, Day One

  March 17, 2015 at 8:37 pm by

The King and Queen of the Netherlands have begun their state visit to Denmark, arriving in Copenhagen this morning. They were welcomed at the Vilhelm Lauritzen Terminal of Copenhagen Airport by the entire Danish Royal Family: Queen Margrethe II, Prince Henrik, the Crown Prince Couple, Prince Joachim and Princess Marie, and Princess Benedikte with her husband Prince Richard. Warm hugs and big smiles were exchanged by the group, the two … Continue reading

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Felipe and Letizia Host Gala Dinner for Colombian President

  March 2, 2015 at 7:50 pm by

The King and Queen of Spain tonight hosted a gala dinner at the Royal Palace in Madrid for the visiting Colombian President. King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia posed with President Juan Manuel Santos Calderón and his wife María Clemencia Rodríguez for photographs before greeting the 110 dinner guests in the palace’s Throne Room. Among those attending the dinner were Spain’s Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy and members of the Spanish government … Continue reading

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King Willem-Alexander & Queen Máxima To Visit Canada

  February 26, 2015 at 8:58 am by

The King and Queen of the Netherlands are set to pay a state visit to Canada in May, it was announced earlier today. The couple will travel at the invitation of the Canadian Governor-General, David Johnston, and his wife Sharon. They will be in the country between May 27 and 29. The last Dutch state visit to Canada was in 1988, when the then Queen Beatrix visited. King Willem-Alexander and … Continue reading

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Dutch State Visit to South Korea

  November 3, 2014 at 11:01 pm by

After their arrival in Seoul, South Korea on Sunday November 2, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima started a two-day State Visit on Monday November 3. The visit began in the morning when the Royal Couple went to the Seoul National Cemetery where they laid a wreath and burned incense at the Memorial Tower. The King and Queen were greeted by three South Korean veterans. Then the Dutch King and Queen … Continue reading

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Dutch Monarch Begins State Visit to Japan

  October 29, 2014 at 10:25 pm by

The Dutch King and Queen today began their state visit to Japan, which will last until Friday. On hand for the welcoming ceremony at Imperial Palace were Emperor Akihito, Empress Michiko, Crown Prince Naruhito and Crown Princess Masako. Both Queen Máxima and Crown Princess Masako wore shades of orange – the Queen in a burnt-orange silk dress paired with her signature turban-style headwear, the Crown Princess in a traditional peach … Continue reading

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King Felipe Hosts First State Visit of His Reign

  October 29, 2014 at 9:23 pm by

King Felipe VI of Spain has hosted his first state visit today, welcoming President Michelle Bachelet of Chile to Madrid. The official welcoming ceremony took place at the Royal Palace of El Pardo, where King Felipe and his wife, Letizia, greeted President Bachelet in the Palace forecourt. The trio stood to attention for the national anthems of both countries, before the King and the President inspected a military guard of … Continue reading

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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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