Dutch State Visit to Austria – Day Two

  June 28, 2022 at 9:17 pm by

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Today, Tuesday June 28, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima started their second day in Austria by visiting the cultural center, Kulturhaus Brotfabrik, along with the President of the Republic of Austria, Alexander Van der Bellen and the First Lady, Doris Schmidauer. This cultural center aims to promote integration through several projects and currently is helping Ukrainian refugees. During the visit the Royal Couple and the Presidential Couple met … Continue reading

Queen Letizia Meets Jill Biden

  June 28, 2022 at 3:47 pm by

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Ahead of the upcoming NATO Summit that will take place in Madrid from Tuesday June 28 until Thursday June 30, Dr. Jill Biden, the US First Lady, who is accompanying the US President Joseph R. Biden Jr, arrived in Spain on Sunday June 26. On Monday June 27 Her Majesty Queen Letizia received the First Lady at the Zarzuela Palace. After a private meeting, the Queen and the First Lady … Continue reading

Dutch King and Queen Begin State Visit to Austria

  June 27, 2022 at 5:30 pm by

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At the invitation of Federal President of Austria, Alexander Van der Bellen, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima started today, Monday June 27, a three-day state visit to Austria. Upon the arrival in Vienna, the Royal Couple was officially welcomed by the President of the Republic of Austria, Alexander Van der Bellen and the First Lady, Doris Schmidauer, in the courtyard of the Hofburg Imperial Palace, the president’s official … Continue reading

Princess Elisabeth Baptizes a Research Vessel in Ghent

  June 25, 2022 at 8:01 pm by

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Today, Saturday June 25, Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Elisabeth, Duchess of Brabant, baptized the oceanographic research vessel “Research Vessel RV Belgica” in the port of Ghent during her first official engagement without her parents, Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde. Upon the arrival at the port, the Princess was welcomed by the Mayor of Ghent, Mathias De Clercq, Carina Van Cauter, Governor of East Flanders and Thomas Dermine, … Continue reading

Dutch Summer Photo Session at Noordeinde Palace

  June 24, 2022 at 12:03 pm by

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Today, Friday June 24, took place the annual summer photo session of the Dutch Royals. King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima, accompanied by their three daughters, Princesses Catharina-Amalia, Alexia and Ariane, posed inside the Noordeinde Palace. At first the photo shoot was supposed to take place on the beach at Zuiderstrand but then, due to the bad weather forecast, the location was moved to Noordeinde Palace. The King and Queen and … Continue reading

Belgian King and Queen Visit the Province of Limburg

  June 22, 2022 at 6:29 pm by

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Today, Wednesday June 22, Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde paid a visit to the Province of Limburg. The first stop was in the municipality of Borgloon where the Royal Couple paid a visit to BelOrta, a cooperative of fresh fruits and vegetables. The King and the Queen, along with Dirk Bertels, chairman of BelOrta, toured the headquarter of the cooperative and were informed about the supply and quality … Continue reading

Last Day in the Netherlands for Frederik and Mary

  June 21, 2022 at 10:07 pm by

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Today, Tuesday June 21, Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary started the second and last day in the Netherlands with a separate agenda. The Crown Prince paid a visit to the Technical University of Delft, the oldest and largest technical university in the Netherlands. During the visit the Crown Prince was informed about the University’s work in the field of geothermal energy and district heating. Afterwards … Continue reading

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Turns 40

  June 21, 2022 at 11:44 am by

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Today, Tuesday June 21, Prince William celebrates his 40th birthday. The Prince, born on 21 June 1982, at St Mary’s Hospital, Paddington, London, is the elder son of The Prince of Wales and Diana, Princess of Wales and the second in line to the British throne. Prince William has a younger brother, Prince Henry, Duke of Sussex (born in 1984). The Prince received his early education at Wetherby School in … Continue reading

Danish Crown Prince Couple Begin Working Visit to the Netherlands

  June 21, 2022 at 11:40 am by

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Following the arrival in the Netherlands on Sunday June 19, Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary began, on Monday June 20, a two-day working visit to the Netherlands accompanied by a Danish trade delegation. The first event of the visit was the official opening of the Dutch-Danish business conference at the New Babylon Conference Center in The Hague. The Dutch Prime Minister, Mark Rutte, was among … Continue reading

Ingrid Alexandra’s 18th Birthday Gala

  June 17, 2022 at 4:07 am by

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This Friday evening, many European crowned heads were in Oslo for the gala dinner offered by King Harald V of Norway and Queen Sonja in honor of the 18th birthday of their granddaughter Princess Ingrid Alexandra, second in the order of succession. On this evening marking his majority  she was surrounded by all her family. In addition to her paternal parents and grandparents, she had by her side her brothers … Continue reading

Gala dinner for the 18th birthday of Princess Ingrid Alexandra

  June 16, 2022 at 11:45 pm by

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The official birthday celebrations for Princess Ingrid Alexandra of Norway started this thurday. Altough the princess celebrated her 18th birthday in January, the official events have been postponed due to the COVID pandemic. The gala dinner was hosted by the Norwegian government in the new library in Oslo. The princess wore a strapless, ivory and polka-dot gown which was fashioned out of layers upon layers of tulle. She was accompanied … Continue reading

Queen Máxima in Senegal: June 15-16

  June 16, 2022 at 5:49 pm by

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After a two-day working visit to the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire, Her Majesty Queen Máxima  landed at the airport of Dakar, in Senegal on tuesday June 14. She was there for a two-day working visit as a special advocate of the Secretary-General of the United Nations for inclusive finance for development. The Queen began the first day in Senegal with “various partners and delegation members”. Then Queen Maxima started with … Continue reading

Queen Máxima in Côte d’Ivoire: June 12-14

  June 14, 2022 at 5:05 pm by

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As a special advocate of the Secretary-General of the United Nations for inclusive finance for development, Her Majesty Queen Máxima paid a working visit to the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire from Sunday June 12 to Tuesday 14. On Sunday June 12, upon the arrival at the International Airport in Abidjan, capital of Côte d’Ivoire, the Queen was welcomed by Patrick Achi, the Prime Minister. The Queen started the first day … Continue reading

Last day in Congo for King Philippe and Queen Mathilde

  June 13, 2022 at 2:11 am by

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On Sunday June 12, for sixth and last day of the official visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo, Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde moved to Bukavu, capital of the province of South Kivu in the east of the country. Upon the arrival at the airport the Royal Couple was welcomed by Théo Ngwabidje Kasi, Governor of the province, Prime Minister Jean Michel Sama Lukonde and members of … Continue reading

Belgian Official Visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo – Day Five: Lubumbashi

  June 12, 2022 at 5:36 pm by

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Today, Saturday June 11, Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde started the fifth day in Congo by visiting Katanga, a village located 90 kilometers from Lubumbashi, capital of the Haut-Katanga province. In the village the Royal Couple, along with the Belgia delegation, Prime Minister Jean Michel Sama Lukonde and the Governor of Haut Katanga, Jacques Kyabula Katwe, was informed about the “Global Environment Facility (GEF), a sustainable reforestation project … Continue reading

Belgian Official Visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo – Day Four: Lubumbashi

  June 10, 2022 at 5:31 pm by

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Today, Friday June 10, Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde continued the official visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo in Lubumbashi, capital of the Haut-Katanga province. Upon the arrival at the airport the Royal Couple was welcomed by Prime Minister Jean Michel Sama Lukonde and members of the government. Then the King and the Queen, along with the Belgian delegation and the Congolese prime Minister, paid a visit … Continue reading

Princess Madeleine Turns 40

  June 10, 2022 at 5:12 pm by

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Her Royal Highness Princess Madeleine today turns forty years old. The Princess, younger child of King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden and Queen Silvia, was born at Drottningholm Castle on June 10, 1982. She has two siblings, Crown Princess Victoria (born in 1977) and Prince Carl Philip (born in 1979). The Princess was baptized at The Royal Palace Church on August 31, 1982 and her godparents were Princess Benedict of Denmark, … Continue reading

Belgian Official Visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo – Day Three: Kinshasa

  June 9, 2022 at 6:29 pm by

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Today, Thursday June 9, Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of the Belgians started the third day in Congo by visiting the Beach Ngobila market where they met with Congolese women that are clothing and fabrics dealers. First Lady Denise Nyakeru was present as well. Then the Royal Couple paid a visit to the “Institut National de Recherche Biomedicale”, a biomedical research facility that has been collaborating with the … Continue reading

Princess Beatrix Presents Silver Carnations

  June 9, 2022 at 5:02 pm by

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Today, Thursady June 9, Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrix presented the 2022 Silver Carnations of the Prince Bernhard Culture Fund in a ceremony held at the Royal Palace in Amsterdam. This year’s Carnations went to Adolf Kock for his “historical knowledge about Aruba” and his contribution to the cultural heritage; Daphne Wassink, chairman of Koornetwerk Nederland and figurehead of Dutch choral singing, was awarded because “Her personal and tireless lobby … Continue reading

Belgian Official Visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo – Day Two: Kinshasa

  June 9, 2022 at 12:45 pm by

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After yesterday’s arrival and the meeting with the President of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), His Excellency Félix Antoine Tshisekedi Tshilombo and First Lady Denise Nyakeru, Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde started today, Wednesday June 8, the official visit in Congo. In Kinshasa, the capital, the King and the Queen, along with the President, the First Lady and the Belgian delegation, paid a visit to the “Memorial … Continue reading

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