Official Visit to the Dutch Caribbean: Aruba – Day One

  January 30, 2023 at 7:36 pm by

Following a day of break, today, Monday January 30, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima and the Princess of Orange continued the official visit to the Dutch Carribean in Aruba. The Royal Couple and the Princess were officially welcomed by the Governor, Alfonso Boekhoudt, in a welcoming ceremony held on Wilhelmina Square, in Oranjestad, the capital of Aruba. After that, there was a meeting with the presidents of the political groups … Continue reading

Official Visit to the Dutch Caribbean Begins in Bonaire 

  January 28, 2023 at 9:28 pm by

 On Saturday January 28, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima and the Princess of Orange started a two-week long official visit to the Caribbean part of the Netherlands.In the morning the Royal Couple and the Princess were officially welcomed by the Lieutenant Governor of Bonaire, Edison Rijna, in his official residence. Members of the Island Council and the deputies were present as well. Afterwards they paid a visit to the … Continue reading

King Willem-Alexander, Queen Máxima & the Princess of Orange Arrive to the Dutch Caribbean Ahead of Official Visit

  January 28, 2023 at 5:24 am by

On Friday January 27, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima, along with the Princess of Orange, arrived in Bonaire ahead of their two-week long visit to the Caribbean part of the Netherlands during which they will visit Aruba, Curaçao, Sint Maarten, Sint Eustatius and Saba.Upon the arrival at the Bonaire International Airport, the Royal Couple and the Princess of Orange were officially welcomed by the Lieutenant Governor of Bonaire, … Continue reading

Princess Laurentien Attends National Reading Breakfast Days 2023

  January 25, 2023 at 3:52 pm by

Today, Wednesday January 25, Princess Laurentien was present at the launch of the 20th edition of the National Reading Breakfast Days at the public primary school De Notenkraker in the Hoogvliet district of Rotterdam.At the presence of toddlers and pupils, the Princess read “Maximiliaan Modderman gives a party” , a story about a little boy who is “home alone and is organizing a party for his toy animals”. The book, … Continue reading

Queen Mathilde Turns 50

  January 20, 2023 at 7:56 am by

Her Majesty Queen Mathilde celebrates her 50th birthday today. She was born Mathilde Marie Christine Ghislaine d’Udekem d’Acoz on January 20, 1973, in Uccle, Belgium. Daughter of Count and Countess Patrick d’Udekem d’Acoz, the Queen has three sisters, Marie-Alix (died in 1997), Elisabeth and Hélène, and a brother, Charles-Henri.Mathilde started her schooling in Bastogne and completed her secondary education in Brussels. Then Mathilde studied Speech Therapy at the Haute École … Continue reading

King Constantine II of The Hellenes Dies at 82

  January 10, 2023 at 9:01 pm by

Constantine II, the last king of Greece, has died at the age of 82. This was announced on Greek television on Tuesday evening. Constantine was king from 1964 to 1973, when Greece turned into a republic. From 1967 he was exiled after a coup by conservative army officers, but the last few years he was allowed to return. Constantine was hospitalized last week with breathing problems. According to the Greek … Continue reading

Spanish King and Queen Attend Pascua Militar 2023

  January 6, 2023 at 1:50 pm by

Today, Friday January 6, His Majesty King Felipe, together with Her Majesty Queen Letizia, presided over the annual Pascua Militar, a military ceremony held at the Plaza de la Armería at the Royal Palace of Madrid.During the ceremony, attended by, among others, the President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez Pérez-Castejón and several Ministers of the Government, the King inspected the Royal Guard formation, the national anthem was played and also … Continue reading

Swedish Royals Attend 2022 Nobel Prize Awards

  December 11, 2022 at 10:25 pm by

Yesterday, Saturday December 10, Their Majesties King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia, along with Crown Princess Victoria, Prince Daniel, Prince Carl Philip, Princess Sofia, Princess Christina and Tord Magnuson attended the 2022 edition of the Nobel Prize, with a gala ceremony held at the Stockholm’s Concert Hall. Countess Bettina Bernadotte and her husband Philipp Haugg were also present.This year the laureates were: Professor Alain Aspect, Dr John F. Clauser and … Continue reading

Dutch Royal Family Present Prince Claus Impact Award 2022

  December 7, 2022 at 5:48 pm by

Today, Wednesday December 7, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima, Princess Beatrix, Prince Constantijn and Princess Laurentien, attended the 2022 Prince Claus Impact Award ceremony held at the Royal Palace in Amsterdam.Since 2021 there are three categories of awards: annual Seed Awards; thematic Mentorship Awards; and Impact Awards which are presented every two years.The 2022 Impact Awards were presented to: Ailton Krenak, an indigenous leader, environmentalist, philosopher, poet and writer from … Continue reading

The Prince and Princess of Wales Hand Out the Earthshot Prize Awards 2021 On Their Las Day in Boston

  December 3, 2022 at 11:17 pm by

Yesterday, Friday December 2nd, the Prince and Princess of Wales started the last day in Boston with a separate agenda.The Prince of Wales paid a visit to the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, a library and museum dedicated to the memory of John Fitzgerald Kennedy, thirty-fifth president of the United States. Upon the arrival at the library the Prince was welcomed by Ambassador Caroline Kennedy, daughter of the … Continue reading

Second Day in Boston for the Prince and Princess of Wales

  December 1, 2022 at 9:33 pm by

Today, Thursday December 1st, the Prince and Princess of Wales started their second day of the official visit in Somerville, a city in the northwest of Boston, where they paid a visit to the organization Greentown Labs, North America’s largest clean-tech incubator. Greentown Labs, founded in 2011, helps more than 200 climate tech startups to work on solutions for some of the climate challenges. The Royal Couple toured the plant and was … Continue reading

The Prince and Princess of Wales Begin Visit to Boston

  November 30, 2022 at 11:00 pm by

Today, Wednesday November 30, the Prince and Princess of Wales started a three-day official visit to in Boston, Massachusetts, where the Royal Couple, on Friday December 2nd, will attend the second annual Earthshot Prize Awards ceremony. The Earthshot Prize is a global prize for the environment and it was launched and organized by The Royal Foundation and Prince William.Upon the arrival at the Logan Airport, the Prince and the Princess … Continue reading

Belgian King and Queen Visit the Province of Antwerp

  November 30, 2022 at 3:38 pm by

Today, Wednesday November 30, Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde paid a visit to the Province of Antwerp.The first stop was in the municipality of Arendonk where the Royal Couple paid a visit to the headquarter of Ravago Building Solutions, a company “specializes in the production and distribution of high-quality building materials”.Upon the arrival at the headquarter of the company the King and the Queen were welcomed by the … Continue reading

Dutch Royals Present Erasmus Prize 2022

  November 29, 2022 at 3:40 pm by

Today, Tuesday November 29, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima, along with Princess Beatrix, attended the Erasmus Prize Awards at the Royal Palace in Amsterdam. The theme of this year was “Connectors in a divided world”. The King presented this year’s prize to the Israeli writer David Grossman.David Grossman, one of the greatest Israeli writers, is the author of numerous novels, short stories, books for children and youth that have been … Continue reading

Queen Máxima Awards Prince Bernhard Cultural Prize

  November 29, 2022 at 7:56 am by

Yesterday, Monday November 28, Her Majesty Queen Máxima presented the Prince Bernhard Cultural Prize 2022 at the Street Museum in Amsterdam.This year the award went to Anne Frank House.The Anne Frank House is a non-profit organisation “established on 3 May 1957 in cooperation with Otto Frank, Anne Frank’s father” and it is now a “museum in the house where Anne Frank went into hiding”.Anne Frank was a young Jewish girl … Continue reading

Queen Máxima and Princess Beatrix Attend a Concert

  November 26, 2022 at 8:12 am by

Yesterday evening, Friday November 25, Her Majesty Queen Máxima and Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrix, attended a concert performed by the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam.The Queen is patron of the orchestra.Conductor of the concert was the young Finnish conductor, Klaus Mäkelä, who conducted the Sibelius’ Fourth Symphony and Mozart’s Requiem. The vocal part of the concert was provided by the Nederlands Kamerkoor and four soloists.Following the … Continue reading

State Visit from Switzerland to Belgium – Last Day

  November 25, 2022 at 10:29 pm by

Today, Friday November 25, second and last day of the Swiss state visit to Belgium, the Presidential couple paid a visit to the regions of Flanders and Wallonia.In the evening President Cassis and the First Lady hosted a jazz concert for King Philippe and Queen Mathilde.The concert was held at the Centre for Fine Arts, Bozar, a multi-disciplinar cultural venue.

State Visit from Switzerland to Belgium Begins

  November 24, 2022 at 9:21 pm by

The President of the Swiss Confederation, Ignazio Cassis and the First Lady, Paola Rodoni Cassis, arrived yesterday in Belgium for a three-day state visit. Today, Thursday November 24, they were officially welcomed by Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde.The Royal Couple officially welcomed the President and First Lady with a ceremony held in the courtyard in front of the Royal Palace in Brussels. During the welcoming ceremony the President … Continue reading

South African State Visit to Britain: Last Day

  November 23, 2022 at 7:24 pm by

Today, Wednesday November 23, the President of the Republic of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa, started their second and last day of the state visit to the United Kingdom by visiting the Royal Botanic Garden Kew, a botanic garden that houses the “largest and most diverse botanical and mycological collections in the world” and was founded in 1840. The President, accompanied by the Earl of Wessex, toured the garden.Afterwards the President … Continue reading

South African President Begins State Visit to Britain

  November 22, 2022 at 6:28 pm by

Today, Tuesday November 22, the President of the Republic of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa, started a two-day state visit to the United Kingdom, the first state visit of King Charles’ reign.The Prince and Princess of Wales, on behalf of the King, greeted the President at the Corinthia Hotel and then they moved to Horse Guards Parade for the official welcoming ceremony.At noon took place the official welcoming ceremony at Horse … Continue reading