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Queen Elizabeth II Passes Away, Aged 96

  September 8, 2022 at 1:32 pm by

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Buckingham Palace has this evening announced the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II at the age of 96. “The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon. The King and The Queen Consort will remain at Balmoral this evening and will return to London tomorrow,” the Palace statement said. Details of her funeral arrangements will be announced in due course. Her eldest son, Charles, has ascended the British throne. Queen Elizabeth, who … Continue reading

Prinsjesdag 2022

  September 22, 2022 at 5:18 pm by

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The Dutch Royal Family has celebrated today, Tuesday September 20, the official opening of the 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’s Prinsjesdag was marked by an important debut: for the first time Princess Catharina-Amalia, Princess of Orange, was present at the event. Also, due to the renovation of the Binnenhof, the usual location of … Continue reading

Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II

  September 19, 2022 at 8:13 pm by

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The official mourning period for Queen Elizabeth II, the U.K.’s longest-reigning monarch, culminated Monday morning with her state funeral in London’s ancient Westminster Abbey. The guest list for the service included around 500 foreign dignitaries.Queen Elizabeth died on September 8 at the age of 96 at Balmoral Castle, her beloved country estate in Scotland. Her eldest son, now King Charles III, has led the royal family the nation, the commonwealth and the world in honoring … Continue reading

Dutch King and Queen Visit to the Peel Region

  September 15, 2022 at 5:59 pm by

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Today, Thursday September 15, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima paid a visit to the Peel Region, in the province of North Brabant. The first stop was in the municipality of Deurne where the Royal Couple was welcomed by the Mayor, Greet Buter, at the Deurnsche Peel, nature reserve. During the tour of the nature reserve, the King and the Queen were informed about “developments in nature conservation, the … Continue reading

Queen Letizia Turns 50

  September 15, 2022 at 8:01 am by

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Her Majesty Queen Letizia celebrates her 50th birthday today. She was born Letizia Ortiz Rocasolano on September 15, 1972 in Oviedo. Daughter of Jesus Ortiz Alvarez and Paloma Rocasolano Rodriguez, the Queen has two sisters, Telma and Erika (died in 2007). Letizia started her schooling in Oviedo and completed her education in Madrid, at the Ramiro de Maeztu Institute. Then Letizia studied at the Complutense University of Madrid where she … Continue reading

Queen Máxima’s Working Visit to United States: Last Day – Houston

  September 9, 2022 at 5:15 pm by

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On Friday September 9, Her Majesty Queen Máxima completed her working visit to United States by visiting Houston, Texas. In the morning the Queen was officially welcomed by Sylvester Turner, Mayor of Houston, at the City Hall. During the visit at the City Hall the Queen attended a meeting focused “on ways to protect the city from flooding” and then she was present at the signing of an agreement between … Continue reading

Queen Máxima’s Working Visit to United States: Day Three – Austin

  September 9, 2022 at 12:51 pm by

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Her Majesty Queen Máxima continued her working visit to United States, on Thursday September 8, in Austin, Texas. In the morning the Queen was officially welcomed by Governor Greg Abbott and his wife Cecilia Abbott at the historic Governor’s Mansion. During a meeting Governor Abbot, John B. Scott, Texas Secretary of State and the Queen discussed with about “the close economic ties between the Netherlands and Texas”. Then Queen Maxima … Continue reading

Queen Elizabeth II under medical supervision after health concerns

  September 8, 2022 at 11:23 am by

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Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II is under «medical supervision» over concerns for her health, Buckingham Palace announced Thursday. “Following further evaluation this morning, the Queen’s doctors are concerned for Her Majesty’s health and have recommended she remain under medical supervision. The Queen remains comfortable and at Balmoral” a palace statement said. The 96-year-old monarch has been in her Balmoral estate in Aberdeenshire, Scotland for the summer holiday. The queen who has … Continue reading

Queen Máxima’s Working Visit to United States: Day Two

  September 8, 2022 at 7:24 am by

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Queen Máxima’s second day in the United States started today, Wednesday September 7, with a visit at the University of California in Berkeley. During the visit was marked the fiftieth anniversary of the Dutch course at the University and was launched a new Dutch Network for Academics in the US (DNA-US), a network “established to strengthen the bilateral relations between the Netherlands and the United States through academic cooperation”. Then … Continue reading

Queen Máxima Begins Working Visit to United States

  September 6, 2022 at 11:31 pm by

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On  Tuesday September 6, Her Majesty Queen Máxima started a four-day working visit to the United States accompanied by Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, Liesje Schreinemacher, Minister of Health, Welfare and Sport, Ernst Kuipers, Minister of Education, Culture and Science, Robbert Dijkgraaf, Minister of Economic Affairs, Communication and Sustainable Development of Aruba, Geoffrey Wever, Minister of Public Health and Tourism of Aruba Dangui Oduber and State Secretary of Infrastructure … Continue reading

Princess Catharina-Amalia Begins University

  September 5, 2022 at 12:24 pm by

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Today, Monday September 5, Her Royal Highness Princess Catharina-Amalia, Princess of Orange, started her university course at the University of Amsterdam (UvA). The Princess will study for the the bachelor’s degree in Politics, Psychology, Law and Economics (PPLE). Arrived at the University in the afteroon, the Princess posed for a photocall for the media gathered outside the building. The Princess of Orange graduated cum laude from Christelijk Gymnasium Sorghvliet high … Continue reading

Crown Princess Mary in Greenland

  August 24, 2022 at 9:28 pm by

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Today, Wednesday August 24, Crown Princess Mary started the second day of the working visit to Greenland by attending the conference “Together on Grief” in her capacity as patron of Children, Youth & Grief and the National Grief Center. The conference, attended by representatives from the Government of Greenland and authorities, was focused on the grief. The Crown Princess, in her speech, stated that “Grief is one of the hardest … Continue reading

Crown Princess Mary’s Working Visit to Greenland Begins

  August 23, 2022 at 8:16 pm by

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Today, Tuesday August 23, Crown Princess Mary started a two-day working visit to Greenland to take part in several activities focused on the Crown Princess’s work as chairman of the Mary Foundation and as president of the WWF World Nature Fund. Upon the arrival in Nuuk, the capital city of Greenland, the Crown Princess paid a visit to a primary school. Following a meeting with students and teachers, the Crown … Continue reading

Crown Prince Hussein is Engaged

  August 17, 2022 at 4:12 pm by

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On Wednesday August 17, the Royal Hashemite Court announced the engagement between Crown Prince Hussein and Ms Rajwa Khaled bin Musaed bin Saif bin Abdulaziz Al Saif. According to the statement released by the court, the ceremony took place “at the home of Ms. Rajwa’s father, in the Saudi capital, Riyadh, in the presence of Their Royal Highnesses Prince Hassan Bin Talal, Prince Hashem Bin Abdullah II, Prince Ali Bin … Continue reading

Belgian Royal Family Celebrates National Day

  July 21, 2022 at 4:17 pm by

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On Wednesday July 20, the Belgian Royal Family started the celebrations for the Belgian National Day. In the evening, King Philippe and Queen Mathilde along with Princess Astrid and Prince Lorenz attended the concert “Prelude to National Day” held at the Palais des Beaux Arts in Brussels and organized by the International Queen Elisabeth Competition, together with the Belgian National Orchestra. In the morning of the National Day, Thursday July … Continue reading

Princess Iman is Engaged

  July 7, 2022 at 1:54 pm by

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On Wednesday July 6, the Royal Hashemite Court announced the engagement between Princess Iman and Mr. Jamil Alexander Thermiotis. According to the statement released by the court, the ceremony took place “on Tuesday, in the presence of Their Majesties King Abdullah II and Queen Rania Al Abdullah, as well as Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Al Hussein bin Abdullah II, Prince Hashem bin Abdullah II, and Princess Salma bint Abdullah … Continue reading

Spanish Royals Present The Princess of Girona Foundation Awards

  July 5, 2022 at 8:17 pm by

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Yesterday, Monday July 4th, Their Majesties King Felipe and Queen Letizia, accompanied by Their Royal Highnesses the Princess of Asturias and Girona and the Infanta Doña Sofía, presented the 2022 Princess of Girona Foundation Awards in a ceremony held at the AGBAR Water Museum in Cornellà de Llobregat, Barcelona. This year’s laureates were: for Scientific Research, Eleonora Viezzer; for Arts and Literature, María Hervás; for Social Efforts, Claudia Tecglen; for … Continue reading

Princess Elisabeth Opens a 3D-Printing Laboratory

  July 1, 2022 at 10:31 am by

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Yesterday, June 30, Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Elisabeth, Duchess of Brabant, officially inaugurated a 3D-printing laboratory at the Catholic University of Leuven (KUL). The laboratory, named “Princess Elisabeth Additive Manufacturing Lab”, is part of the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the University. Professor Brecht Van Hooreweder, head of the research team, stated: “We are particularly honored by the visit of the Crown Princess and the role she is taking … Continue reading

The Dutch State Visit to Austria Ends in Graz

  June 30, 2022 at 2:06 am by

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On Wednesday June 29, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima spent their last day of the state visit to Austria by visiting Graz, capital of the state of Styria. The Royal Couple travelled to Graz by train and accompanied by the President of the Republic of Austria, Alexander Van der Bellen and the First Lady, Doris Schmidauer. Upon the arrival at the train station of Graz, they were received … Continue reading

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

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