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Belgian Royal Family At The Opening Ceremony Of The Academic Year Of The Royal Military Academy

  October 9, 2020 at 3:53 pm by

Yesterday, Thursday October 8, Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde, along with their children, Princes Gabriel, Emmanuel and Princess Eléonore and King Albert and Queen Paola, were present at the opening ceremony of the academic year 2020-2021 of the Royal Military Academy held at the Parc du Cinquantenaire in Brussels. It was a special event for the Royal family because the eldest daughter of King Philppe and Queen Mathilde, … Continue reading

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King Philippe Hands out the Blue Beret to Princess Elisabeth

  September 26, 2020 at 3:57 am by

Today, Friday September 25, Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde attended the the ceremony of the presentation of the Blue Berets, a military ceremony during which the students who have passed the military initiation phase receive their blue beret. The ceremony took place in the courtyard of the Royal Military Academy. For the King, who handed out the berets to the students, was a particularly special event because, among … Continue reading

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Philippe and Mathilde Attend Concert for Van Eyck

  September 24, 2020 at 8:38 am by

On Tuesday September 22, Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde were in Ghent to attend the world premiere of the concert “Für Jan van Eyck” held at the St. Bavo’s Cathedral. The concert was performed by the ensemble Collegium Vocale. The piece was written by Estonian composer Arvo Pärt to mark the theme year “OMG! Van Eyck was here”, an initiative that aims to dedicate the year 2020 to … Continue reading

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Dutch Regional Visit to Southeast Fryslân

  September 17, 2020 at 10:40 pm by

Today, Thursday September 17, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima paid a regional visit to Southeast Fryslân. The first stop was in the municipality of Oosterwolde were the Royal Couple was welcomed by Arno Brok, King’s Commissioner of Fryslân. In Oosterwolde the King and the Queen visited Ecomunitypark, a ecological working landscape that offers work spaces to companies in a sustainable environment. The Royal Couple toured the Ecomunitypark by … Continue reading

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Prinsjesdag 2020

  September 15, 2020 at 9:45 am by

On Tuesday September 15, the Dutch Royal Family celebrated the traditional opening of 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, due to the coronavirus outbreak, the ceremony was adjusted: the event took place at the Grote Kerk insted of the Ridderzaal and the balcony scene at Noordeinde Palace was canceled. Their Majesties, along with Prince … Continue reading

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Belgian Royal Family Celebrates National Day

  July 21, 2020 at 3:34 pm by

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

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Dutch Summer Photo Session at Huis ten Bosch Palace

  July 17, 2020 at 11:36 am by

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

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Queen Mathilde in Bruges

  June 16, 2020 at 4:30 pm by

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

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Princess Elisabeth Will Join the Royal Military Academy

  May 21, 2020 at 3:19 am by

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

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

  May 21, 2020 at 3:17 am by

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

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Dutch King and Queen Mark Remembrance Day

  May 5, 2020 at 4:40 pm by

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

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Dutch State Visit to Indonesia: Last Day – Sumatra

  March 12, 2020 at 3:29 pm by

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

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Dutch State Visit to Indonesia – Day Two: Yogyakarta

  March 11, 2020 at 1:04 pm by

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

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Dutch King and Queen Begin State Visit to Indonesia

  March 10, 2020 at 11:47 am by

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

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

  March 9, 2020 at 10:48 am by

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

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Princess Beatrix and Princess Mabel Attend Sixth Prince Friso Engineers Awards

  March 5, 2020 at 10:12 am by

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

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Dutch Photo Session in Lech

  February 25, 2020 at 6:00 pm by

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

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Dutch Royals Attend the Opening of the Holland Dance Festival

  January 25, 2020 at 6:43 pm by

On Wednesday January 22, Princess Beatrix and Princess Laurentien were present at the opening of the seventeenth edition of the Holland Dance Festival at the Zuiderstrandtheater in The Hague. The festival consists in around fifty performances from around the world that can be seen in theaters in The Hague, Amsterdam, Tilburg and Delft. Performers of the opening night were the German Gauthier Dance Company that showcased five contemporary “classics” in … Continue reading

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Princess Laurentien Attends National Reading Breakfast Days

  January 22, 2020 at 11:32 am by

Today, Wednesday January 22, Princess Laurentien was present at the launch of the 17th edition of the National Reading Breakfast Days at the Zoetermeer Forum Library, in the province of South Holland. At the presence of toddlers and pre-schoolers, the Princess read “Grumpy Duck”. The book, written and illustrated by Petr Horáček and Joyce Dunbar, was elected Picture Book of the Year 2020 by a jury of Dutch children’s librarians. … Continue reading

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Queen Mathilde visits the Province of Liège

  January 16, 2020 at 6:09 pm by

Yesterday, Wednesday January 15, Her Majesty Queen Mathilde paid a visit to the Province of Liège. King Philippe didn’t attend the visit because he went to Oman to pay his respects after the death of Sultan Qaboos and to meet the new Sultan Haitham ben Tarek. The visit started in the municipality of Lincent where the Queen, along with the governor of the Province and the mayor of the municipality, … Continue reading

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