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

Belgian King and Queen Visit Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium

  May 21, 2020 at 3:17 am by

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Tuesday May 19, Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde paid a visit to the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium to mark the reopening of the museum after the 2 months of closure following the outbreak of COVID-19. During the visit the Royal Couple toured the exhibition of the masterpieces by Rogier van der Weyden, Petrus Christus, Dirk Bouts, Hans Memling, Hieronymus Bosch, Lucas Cranach and Gerard David. … Continue reading

A Boy for Guillaume and Stéphanie

  May 10, 2020 at 5:31 am by

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Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie of Luxembourg has given birth to a baby boy at 5:13 AM in the night of Saturday to Sunday. The child was born at the Grand Duchess Charlotte Maternity in Luxembourg and mother and baby are doing well. It is the first child for Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume and his wife Stéphanie. The boy has received the names Charles Jean Philippe Joseph Marie Guillaume. He weighs 3,190 kg … Continue reading

Dutch King and Queen Mark Remembrance Day

  May 5, 2020 at 4:40 pm by

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Yesterday, Monday May 4th, Remembrance Day, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima attended the national commemoration held at the Dam Square where took place the wreath-laying ceremony at the National Monument at the presence of Prime Minister Rutte, the Mayor of Amsterdam Halsema and President of the National Committee Verbeet. Following the Coronavirus outbreak the commemoration at the Dam Square was without the public. In his speech the King … Continue reading

Princess Charlotte of Cambridge turns five in new photos

  May 2, 2020 at 4:31 am by

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Kensington Palace has released a series of photos of Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, who turned 5 on May 2. The photos showed the adorable young royal delivering homemade pasta to local residents who are vulnerable to Coronavirus. The COVID-19 crisis has also meant that Princess Charlotte has had to celebrate her birthday on the video calling app Zoom, as many other people celebrating “lockdown birthdays” around the world have done. … Continue reading

Prince Louis turns 2 in new photos

  April 23, 2020 at 6:33 pm by

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On 23 April, Prince Louis of Cambridge, the youngest son of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, celebrated his second birthday. To mark the occasion, Kensington Palace shared a series of photographs taken by the Duchess of Cambridge of Louis painting rainbows for the NHS, a trend amongst young children in the UK in support of the National Health Service during the Coronavirus crisis. NHS Nightingale in London have used … Continue reading

Queen delivers first Easter speech

  April 12, 2020 at 5:31 am by

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For the first time in her 68 year reign, the Queen addressed Britain with an Easter speech as the country is entering the first extended week of lockdown on Monday. A week earlier, the Queen addressed the nation in an emergency speech surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak, which has now killed a total of 9,875 Britons. The Queen made it clear in her message that “this year, Easter will be different … Continue reading

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on virtual engagement

  April 10, 2020 at 5:54 pm by

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On April 8, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge went on a virtual engagement to Casterton Primary Academy in Lincolnshire via video call. The children and teachers from the school gave the Cambridges a virtual tour of their classroom, updating them on the Easter activities they had been preparing. The children of key workers are still permitted to attend school in the UK, whilst non-essential worker’s children have to be … Continue reading

Prince Charles opens NHS Nightingale via laptop

  April 4, 2020 at 6:04 pm by

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Prince Charles opened the new NHS Nightingale using the “Zoom” application which has been a popular choice for virtual business meetings amongst various companies and also places of education for online classes as social distancing measures prevent the engagement from occurring face-to-face. The new 4,000 bed NHS Nightingale Hospital is in the location of the ExCel Centre in London, though due to the massive increase in cases of COVID-19 in … Continue reading

Prince Charles has tested positive for COVID-19

  March 25, 2020 at 6:41 pm by

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The Prince of Wales has tested positive for Coronavirus, or COVID-19, as was announced by Buckingham Palace on Wednesday morning. He is only showing mild symptoms of the disease that has already caused over 400 deaths in the UK and a pandemic around the world. Prince Charles and his wife Camilla are self-isolating at Balmoral Castle in Scotland, the royal family’s summer residence. The testing was performed in an NHS … Continue reading

Royals postpone engagements due to Coronavirus

  March 14, 2020 at 6:34 pm by

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The Queen, as well as the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall, have postponed their upcoming engagements due to the current Coronavirus pandemic. The Queen was due to visit Cheshire and Camden on March 19 and March 26 respectively. There have been over 700 confirmed cases of the virus in the UK with 21 deaths. A newborn baby from London is the youngest confirmed sufferer of Coronavirus in … Continue reading

Dutch State Visit to Indonesia: Last Day – Sumatra

  March 12, 2020 at 3:29 pm by

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Today, Thursday March 12, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima spent their last day of the state visit on the island of Sumatra. Upon their arrival at the airport the Roya Couple was welcomed with the performance of the Tortor Sombah, a traditional Batak dance and then they received an Ulos, a traditional cloth of the Batak people. Afterwards the King and the Queen moved to Lake Toba where … Continue reading

Dutch State Visit to Indonesia – Day Two: Yogyakarta

  March 11, 2020 at 1:04 pm by

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On the second day of the state visit, on March 11, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima moved to the city of Yogyakarta, in the Island of Java. Upon their arrival the Royal Couple was officially welcomed by the Sultan Hamengkubuwono X and his wife Ratu Hemas in the Palace, the Kraton Nga Yogyakarta Hadiningrat. During the welcoming ceremony was performed the traditional Lawung Ageng dance then the King … Continue reading

Dutch King and Queen Begin State Visit to Indonesia

  March 10, 2020 at 11:47 am by

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Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima started today, Tuesday March 10, a four-day state visit to Indonesia. The Royal Couple laid a wreath at Kalibata Heroes Cemetery in Jakarta in memory of the victims of wars and in particular the Indonesian war of independence. Then the King and the Queen were officially welcomed by the Indonesian President Joko Widodo and his wife Iriana during a welcoming ceremony held in … Continue reading

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima Arrive in Indonesia Ahead of State Visit

  March 9, 2020 at 10:48 am by

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Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima arrived in Indonesia today, Monday March 9, ahead of their four-day state visit to the country. Upon their arrival at the Halim Perdanakusuma International Airport in Jakarta the Royal Couple was greeted with a welcoming ceremony with a guard of honour and Indonesian officials. Afterwards Queen Maxima, as special advocate of the Secretary-General of the United Nations for Inclusive Finance for Development, had … Continue reading

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge thank Irish royal watchers for success of recent tour

  March 9, 2020 at 3:28 am by

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge posted a touching post on Instagram thanking the people of Ireland for meeting them on their three day tour of the country from March 3 – 6. The post included some cards and letters from children they met during the tour, and a thank you message in English and Gaelic. On Tuesday afternoon, the Cambridges touched down at Dublin Airport where they went to … Continue reading

Princess Beatrix and Princess Mabel Attend Sixth Prince Friso Engineers Awards

  March 5, 2020 at 10:12 am by

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Yesterday, Wednesday March 4, Their Royal Highnesses Princess Beatrix and Princess Mabel presented the sixth edition of the Prince Friso Engineers Awards at the De Oude Bibliotheek Academy in Delft. The award this year went to Bas Reedijk, Head of Water Department at BAM Infraconsult, that “As department head, Reedijk was intensively involved in various projects, including the development of the XblocPlus , an innovative concrete breakwater element suitable for … Continue reading

Dutch Photo Session in Lech

  February 25, 2020 at 6:00 pm by

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Today, Tuesday February 25, the Dutch Royal Family attended the traditional photo session in the Austrian skiing resort of Lech to mark the start of their winter holiday. The members attending were King Willem-Alexander, Queen Maxima and their three daughters, Princess Catharina-Amalia, Princess Alexia and Princess Ariane, were also present Princess Beatrix, Prince Constantijn, Princess Laurentien and their children, Countesses Eloise and Leonore and Count Claus-Casimir. The royal family posed … Continue reading

The Earl and Countess of Snowdon to divorce

  February 19, 2020 at 7:12 am by

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On February 17, it was announced that the Earl and Countess of Snowdon are to divorce after having already lived separately for a few years. The news comes just a week after it was announced that Autumn and Peter Phillips had also divorced. The couple’s spokesperson said “the Earl and Countess of Snowdon have amicably agreed that their marriage has come to an end and that they shall be divorced. … Continue reading

Peter and Autumn Phillips to divorce

  February 12, 2020 at 8:14 am by

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On 11 February, it was announced that Peter Phillips and his wife Autumn were to divorce, sharing custody of their two children; 9 year-old Savannah and 7 year-old Isla. A statement on the couple’s behalf said that the choice to separate was “the best course of action for their two children and ongoing friendship”. The Queen and other members of the royal family were allegedly told about Peter and Autumn’s … Continue reading

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