Belgian Royal Family At The Opening Ceremony Of The Academic Year Of The Royal Military Academy

  October 9, 2020 at 3:53 pm by

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Yesterday, Thursday October 8, Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde, along with their children, Princes Gabriel, Emmanuel and Princess Eléonore and King Albert and Queen Paola, were present at the opening ceremony of the academic year 2020-2021 of the Royal Military Academy held at the Parc du Cinquantenaire in Brussels. It was a special event for the Royal family because the eldest daughter of King Philppe and Queen Mathilde, … Continue reading

Delphine Boël is now officially princess of Belgium

  October 1, 2020 at 2:02 pm by

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According to the Walloon public broadcaster RTBF, the Brussels Court of Appeal has ruled that Delphine Boël -extramarital daughter of King Albert II and Baroness Sybille de Selys Longchamps-  can now call herself Princess of Belgium. Her children Joséphine and Oscar will also receive that title. From now on they may bear the surname of ‘de Saxe-Coburg’. They can also use the prefix of “Royal Highness” and the title “Prince(ss) … Continue reading

King Philippe Hands out the Blue Beret to Princess Elisabeth

  September 26, 2020 at 3:57 am by

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Today, Friday September 25, Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde attended the the ceremony of the presentation of the Blue Berets, a military ceremony during which the students who have passed the military initiation phase receive their blue beret. The ceremony took place in the courtyard of the Royal Military Academy. For the King, who handed out the berets to the students, was a particularly special event because, among … Continue reading

Princess Eugenie expecting first child

  September 26, 2020 at 3:52 am by

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On September 25, it was announced that Princess Eugenie and her husband Jack Brooksbank were expecting their first child, which is due at the beginning of 2021. Princess Eugenie shared a photo of baby booties on Instagram to announce the news. The Royal Family then posted on their official Twitter that “The Duke of York and Sarah, Duchess of York, Mr and Mrs George Brooksbank, The Queen and The Duke … Continue reading

Philippe and Mathilde Attend Concert for Van Eyck

  September 24, 2020 at 8:38 am by

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On Tuesday September 22, Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde were in Ghent to attend the world premiere of the concert “Für Jan van Eyck” held at the St. Bavo’s Cathedral. The concert was performed by the ensemble Collegium Vocale. The piece was written by Estonian composer Arvo Pärt to mark the theme year “OMG! Van Eyck was here”, an initiative that aims to dedicate the year 2020 to … Continue reading

Duchess of Cambridge supports mothers during the pandemic

  September 23, 2020 at 5:27 pm by

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On 23 September, the Duchess of Cambridge met mothers with “lockdown babies” as they have come to be known as, at Battersea Park in London as part of a support group run by the National Childbirth Trust. Earlier in the day Kate met with eight organisations and the families they support on video call to discuss how the organisations have helped parents with young children during the Coronavirus pandemic. Kate … Continue reading

Dutch Regional Visit to Southeast Fryslân

  September 17, 2020 at 10:40 pm by

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Today, Thursday September 17, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima paid a regional visit to Southeast Fryslân. The first stop was in the municipality of Oosterwolde were the Royal Couple was welcomed by Arno Brok, King’s Commissioner of Fryslân. In Oosterwolde the King and the Queen visited Ecomunitypark, a ecological working landscape that offers work spaces to companies in a sustainable environment. The Royal Couple toured the Ecomunitypark by … Continue reading

Prinsjesdag 2020

  September 15, 2020 at 9:45 am by

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On Tuesday September 15, the Dutch Royal Family celebrated the traditional opening of Parliament, Prinsjesdag. King Willem-Alexander was joined by his wife, Queen Máxima, his brother Prince Constantijn and his sister-in-law, Princess Laurentien. This year, due to the coronavirus outbreak, the ceremony was adjusted: the event took place at the Grote Kerk insted of the Ridderzaal and the balcony scene at Noordeinde Palace was canceled. Their Majesties, along with Prince … Continue reading

Royals Remember VJ Day with Commemoration Service

  August 15, 2020 at 8:00 pm by

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On August 15, Prince Charles and various members of the British Royal Family commemorated the 75th anniversary of Victory over Japan Day, which also marks the official end of the Second World War. Prince Philip appeared in a photo montage of VJ Day veterans, as he was onboard HMS Whelp at the time of the Japanese surrender and also served in the Far East. The Prince of Wales and Duchess … Continue reading

Belgian Royal Family Celebrates National Day

  July 21, 2020 at 3:34 pm by

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On Wednesday July 15, the Belgian Royal Family started the celebrations for the Belgian National Day. In the evening, King Philippe and Queen Mathilde along with Princess Astrid, Prince Lorenz and Prince Laurent attended the concert “Prelude to National Day” held at the Palais des Beaux Arts in Brussels and organized by the Queen Elisabeth Competition. In the morning of the National Day, Tuesday July 21, King Philippe and Queen … Continue reading

Princess Beatrice marries Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi in small ceremony

  July 18, 2020 at 3:24 pm by

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Due to Coronavirus social distancing guidelines, Princess Beatrice married her fiancee Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi during a small ceremony at the Royal Chapel of All Saints in Windsor. Two official photographs were released by Buckingham Palace; taken by photographer Benjamin Wheeler. The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh were some of the guests at the intimate ceremony, which was originally meant to have occurred on 29 May at the Chapel Royal in … Continue reading

Dutch Summer Photo Session at Huis ten Bosch Palace

  July 17, 2020 at 11:36 am by

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Today, Friday July 17, took place the annual summer photo session of the Dutch Royals. Due to the Coronavirus crisis there were fewer reporters that had to keep their distance from one another. King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima, accompanied by their three daughters, Princesses Catharina-Amalia, Alexia and Ariane, posed in the garden of Huis ten Bosch Palace. The King and Queen and their daughters posed for the photos in different … Continue reading

Duchess of Cambridge endorses Tiny Happy People organisation

  July 15, 2020 at 1:38 am by

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On July 14, the Duchess of Cambridge met the families who were involved in the creation of the “Tiny Happy People”, an online platform focusing on the physical development of babies and children. Kate spoke to BBC Breakfast’s Louise Minchin, who was hosting an interview between Kate and the families. The platform offers parents free resources and is supported by the Royal Foundation. Kate also revealed that her youngest son … Continue reading

Prince Christian and Princess Alesssandra of Hanover announce birth of twins

  July 14, 2020 at 2:16 am by

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On July 13, Prince Christian of Hanover and his wife Alessandra, nee de Osma, have welcomed twins named Nicolas and Sofia in Madrid, Spain. Prince Christian is the son of Prince Ernst August of Hanover, from his first marriage to Chantal Hochuli. After his parent’s marriage ended, Prince Ernst August married Princess Caroline of Monaco, who is Prince Christian’s stepmother. Prince Christian met his wife, Alessandra de Osma, a lawyer … Continue reading

Duchess of Cambridge gets stuck in at EACH Hospice

  June 30, 2020 at 4:09 am by

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On June 27, the Duchess of Cambridge paid a visit to EACH’s “The Nook” clinic in Norwich now social distancing measures have been eased in the UK. Kate chatted to people with severe illnesses and disabilities who are being helped by the East Anglia Children’s Hospice, to mark the end of National Children’s Hospice Week. The hospice gives disabled children and their families a chance to have some creative and … Continue reading

Queen Mathilde in Bruges

  June 16, 2020 at 4:30 pm by

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Today, Tuesday June 16, Her Majesty Queen Mathilde was in Bruges for several engagements. At the Groeninge Museum the Queen visited the exhibition “Van Eyck in Bruges”. The exhibition, organized to mark the “Van Eyck year 2020”, shows the works of the painter and also revised archival documents about the life and world of Jan van Eyck in the 15th century. The “Van Eyck year 2020” is an initiative that … Continue reading

A very different Trooping the Colour

  June 15, 2020 at 6:48 pm by

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The Queen celebrated her official birthday alone at Windsor Castle on June 13, where she watched a performance from the Welsh Guards. Normally the Queen is joined by her family and extended family on the balcony of Buckingham Palace after a carriage parade, which is also attended by large crowds of members of the public. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, however, this year the celebrations were very limited. The Queen, … Continue reading

Swedish Royals celebrate a socially distanced National Day

  June 11, 2020 at 2:12 am by

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On June 6, the Swedish royal family celebrated a National Day with a twist – social distancing was in place throughout the celebrations due to the current COVID-19 pandemic. To mark the occasion, the court shared some photos of Crown Princess Victoria and her family in the traditional Swedish dress, with her daughter Princess Estelle wearing the traditional summer costume from her duchy of Ostergotland. Crown Princess Victoria and her … Continue reading

Nicholas of Romania and his wife Alina Maria expecting first child

  June 2, 2020 at 3:31 am by

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On June 1, which also coincides with Children’s Day, Nicholas of Romania announced that he and his wife Alina Maria were expecting their first child together, due in November. Nicholas posted a message on his Facebook page announcing the news, stating: I am happy to share with you the joy that my wife, Alina-Maria, is pregnant with our first child, who will be born in November. Protected by the love … Continue reading

Princess Elisabeth Will Join the Royal Military Academy

  May 21, 2020 at 3:19 am by

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Today, Wednesday May 20, the Belgian Royal Palace announced that Princess Elisabeth, the eldest daughter of King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of the Belgians, will join the Royal Military Academy in Brussels for a one-year education. For the past two years the Princess studied at the UWC Atlantic College in Wales and on May 23 she will be officially graduated. On August 31 she is set to start a one-year … Continue reading

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