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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Queen Mathilde of Belgium pictured during a royal visit to 'Van Eyck in Bruges' exposition at the Groeningemuseum museum in Brugge
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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

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

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