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Australia’s Governor-General Begins State Visit to Belgium

  June 27, 2018 at 11:12 pm by

At the invitation of Their Majesties King Philippe and the Queen Mathilde, Australian Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove and his wife Lynne, begun today, Wednesday June 27, a three-day state visit to Belgium. The King and the Queen officially received the Governor-General and his wife with a welcoming ceremony held in the courtyard of the Royal Palace in Brussels. The King with Sir Cosgrove inspected the guard of honor and then … Continue reading

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King Philippe and Queen Mathilde Continue in Toronto Their State Visit to Canada

  March 14, 2018 at 5:06 pm by

On the third day of their state visit to Canada, King Philippe and Queen Mathilde moved on to Toronto, the capital city of the province of Ontario. Upon their arrival, the Royal Couple was received by Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario at the Lieutenant Governor’s Suite at Queen’s Park. Afterwards the King and the Queen went to the Ontario Legislative Building where they met with David Levac, Speaker of the … Continue reading

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Belgian State Visit to Canada: Day Two

  March 13, 2018 at 6:51 pm by

Today, Tuesday March 13, King Philippe and Queen Mathilde started the second day of their Canadian state visit with a separate program. In the morning the King attended an academic-scientific seminar at the presence of Belgian and Canadian academics, students and researchers. The seminar, titled “Multilingual Education and Language Learning in Canada and Belgium at a Crossroads”, was focused on multilingual education and language learning. https://twitter.com/MonarchieBe/status/973601837780799488 The Queen, in the … Continue reading

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Belgian King and Queen Begin State Visit to Canada

  March 12, 2018 at 8:05 pm by

At the invitation of Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada, Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of the Belgians started today, Monday March 12, a week-long state visit to Canada. The Royal Couple was officially welcomed by Governor-General Payette during a welcoming ceremony held in the courtyard of Rideau Hall, the Government House, in Ottawa, where they arrived in an open horse-drawn carriage accompanied by the Royal Canadian Mounted … Continue reading

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King Philippe and Queen Mathilde Arrive In Canada Ahead of State Visit

  March 11, 2018 at 8:37 am by

Belgium’s King Philippe and Queen Mathilde arrived in Canada today, Sunday March 11, ahead of their week-long state visit to the country. Upon their arrival at the Ottawa International Airport they were welcomed by Scott Brison, President of the Treasury Board, Olivier Nicoloff, Ambassador of Canada to the Kingdom of Belgium and Raoul Delcorde, Ambassador of Belgium to Canada. The Royal Couple, accompanied by several Ministers, will visit Ottawa, Toronto and … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: Dutch State Visit to Ethiopia

  January 26, 2018 at 3:00 am by

January 26, 1969: Emperor Haile Selassie I of Ethiopia (C) sits in between Queen Juliana (L) and Prince Bernhard of The Netherlands (R) during a gala banquet held in honour of state visit to Ethiopia by the Dutch monarch. Also participating in the visit were Princess Beatrix and Prince Claus.

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Spanish State Visit to Morocco Postponed Until March

  January 3, 2018 at 6:20 pm by

The Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed to the Spanish media on Wednesday afternoon that the King and Queen’s state visit to Morocco that was due to take place next week has been postponed. King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia were meant to pay a visit to Moroccan King Mohammed VI between January 9 and 11, visiting three cities: Rabat, Casablanca and Tangier. Instead, the visit will now take place in … Continue reading

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Luxembourg’s Grand Duke Begins State Visit to Japan

  November 27, 2017 at 7:04 pm by

Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg began a four-day state visit to Japan on Monday, accompanied by his daughter, Princess Alexandra. The visit’s purpose is to mark the 90th anniversary of bilateral relations between Luxembourg and Japan. The pair were welcomed at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo by Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko, with whom they had a fifteen-minute audience after the Grand Duke reviewed the traditional military guard of honour … Continue reading

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Last Day in India for Philippe and Mathilde

  November 10, 2017 at 6:37 pm by

Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of the Belgians started the fifth and last day of their Indian state visit by playing cricket at the sporting ground Oval Maidan. At the event were present school children, and former Indian cricketer Virender Sehwag, who works together with UNICEF India to promote the importance of sport among children. #Belgium’s Royal couple play cricket in #Mumbai, @virendersehwag presents King Philippe with autographed … Continue reading

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Philippe and Mathilde Continue in Mumbai Their State Visit to India

  November 9, 2017 at 8:29 pm by

On the fourth day of the state visit to India, King Philippe and Queen Mathilde moved on to Mumbai, capital city of the Indian State of Maharashtra. Upon their arrival, the Royal Couple was received by the Governor of the State of Maharashtra, Chennamaneni Vidyasagar Rao, and his wife Vinodha at Malabar Hill, the Residence of the Governor. After a meeting, the Governor hosted a lunch. In the afternoon the King and … Continue reading

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Belgian State Visit to India: Day Three

  November 8, 2017 at 7:03 pm by

Belgium’s King Philippe and Queen Mathilde started their third day in India with a separate program. In the morning the King went to the headquarters of the Confederation of Indian Industry for the opening of the Indian-Belgium business forum with Indian and Belgian CEOs that discussed about innovation, industry 4.0, sustainability and trade opportunities. The Queen, in the meantime, had a working breakfast along with the Deputy Prime Minister and … Continue reading

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Belgian State Visit to India: Day Two

  November 7, 2017 at 7:42 pm by

Today, Tuesday November 7, the second day of the state visit, King Philippe and Queen Mathilde were officially welcomed during a welcoming ceremony held in the courtyard of Rashtrapati Bhavan, the Indian Presidential Palace, in New Delhi. At the ceremony were present the Indian President, Ram Nath Kovind, along with his wife Savita Kovind and the Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi. The King inspected the guard of honour and the … Continue reading

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Spanish King and Queen Host Gala Banquet For Visiting Israeli President

  November 6, 2017 at 8:42 pm by

King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain hosted a gala banquet this evening at the Royal Palace of Madrid in honour of their visiting guests, the President and First Lady of Israel. President Reuven Rivlin and his wife, Nechama, are on a two-day state visit to Spain to mark thirty years of bilateral relations between the two countries. After greeting all the evening’s guests alongside the President and First Lady, the official … Continue reading

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Belgian King and Queen Begin State Visit to India

  November 6, 2017 at 11:51 am by

Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of The Belgians started today, Monday November 6, a week-long state visit to India. The Royal Couple arrived in India on Sunday accompanied by a large business and institutional delegation comprising of Belgian Ministers and CEOs of Belgian companies. On their first day, the King and Queen paid a visit to the famous mausoleum, Taj Mahal, built in Agra between 1631 and 1648 and … Continue reading

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Two Be(ne)lux State Visits Announced

  October 27, 2017 at 7:10 am by

Two Benelux State Visits have been announced yesterday. Both state visits will take place in November. King Philippe and Queen Mathilde will be visiting India from November 5th to 11th. The Belgian king and queen will be accompanied by Foreign Minister Didier Reynders and by the prime ministers of Belgium’s various regions and communities. The visit will focus mainly on New Delhi and Mumbai. The State Visit of the Grand … Continue reading

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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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