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Prinsjesdag 2019

  September 17, 2019 at 5:30 pm by

The Dutch Royal Family has celebrated today, Tuesday September 17, 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. The Dutch Royals left Noordeinde Palace at around 13:00 heading to the Knight’s Hall in the Glass Carriage through the streets of The Hague. Princess Beatrix saw the procession of the carriages from the window … Continue reading

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Belgian King and Queen Visit the Province of Hainaut

  September 5, 2019 at 6:53 pm by

Today, Thursday September 5, Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of the Belgians paid a visit to the Province of Hainaut. The first stop was in the in the municipality of Lobbes where they visited the Arthur Regniers Center. It is a medical-educational center for people with cerebral palsy and motor impairment. Then the Royal Couple paid a visit to the Saint Ursmar’s Church. The church, dedicated to Saint … Continue reading

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It’s School Time for the Young Belgians

  September 3, 2019 at 3:05 am by

Today, Monday September 2, Belgium’s young royals started their first day of the 2019-2020 school year. King Philippe accompanied Princess Eléonore, 11, at the Sint-Jans Berchmans College. The youngest daughter of the Royal Couple is starting her final year in primary school. In the meantime Queen Mathilde dropped off Prince Emmanuel, 13, at the Eureka School in Kessel-Lo, an educational institution for children with learning difficulties. The Prince is starting … Continue reading

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Death of Princess Christina of the Netherlands

  August 16, 2019 at 12:44 pm by

Her Royal Highness Princess Christina of the Netherlands, aged 72, died this morning, Friday August 16, at the Noordeinde Palace complex in The Hague. Princess Christina has been suffering from bone cancer for several years. Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima and Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrix have announced the death: “We are deeply saddened by the passing of our dear sister and aunt. Christina had a striking personality … Continue reading

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Belgian Royal Family Celebrates National Day

  July 22, 2019 at 3:04 am by

On Saturday 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 Queen Elisabeth Competition, together with the Belgian National Orchestra and the Centre for Fine Arts BOZAR. In the morning … Continue reading

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Dutch Summer Photo Session at Huis ten Bosch Palace

  July 19, 2019 at 4:36 pm by

The King and Queen of the Netherlands today posed for their annual summer photo session. King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima, along with their three daughters, Princesses Catharina-Amalia, Alexia and Ariane, posed for the first time in the garden of Huis ten Bosch Palace, where the Royal Family moved last January. The King and Queen and their daughters posed near the pond for the photos in different combinations, not only all … Continue reading

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Queen Maxima in Bangladesh: July 9-11

  July 11, 2019 at 4:55 pm by

As a special advocate of the Secretary-General of the United Nations for inclusive finance for development and at the invitation of the government, Queen Máxima arrived in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh on Tuesday evening July 9 for a three-day visit. At her arrival the Queen was welcomed by Abdul Momen, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Bangladesh. Queen Maxima started the first day of the visit, on Wednesday July 10, … Continue reading

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Belgian Official Visit to the German Federal States of Thuringia and Saxony-Anhalt: Last Day

  July 11, 2019 at 1:57 am by

Yesterday, Wednesday July 10, Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde started their second and last day of the official visit in the town of Wittemberg, in Saxony-Anhalt. The Royal Couple was welcomed in front of the Wittenberg Old Town Hall by Reiner Haseloff, Minister-President of the German state Saxony-Anhalt. Then the King and the Queen paid a visit to the house of Martin Luther and the Castle Church, at … Continue reading

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Belgian Official Visit to the German Federal States of Thuringia and Saxony-Anhalt: Day One

  July 9, 2019 at 4:13 pm by

Today, Tuesday July 9, Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde began a two-day official visit to the German Federal States of Thuringia and Saxony-Anhalt. Upon the arrival at the Erfurt-Weimar Airport the Royal Couple was welcomed by Bodo Ramelow, Prime Minister of Thuringia, and his wife, Germana Alberti vom Hofe. The King and the Queen started the visit in Gotha where they were welcomed at the Friedenstein Castle by … Continue reading

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Last Day in Kenya for Queen Mathilde and Princess Elisabeth

  June 27, 2019 at 6:13 pm by

Queen Mathilde and Princess Elisabeth started the last day of their working visit to Kenya today, Thursday June 27, by visiting the Kajiado region. There the Queen and the Princess paid a visit to the Il Bisil Primary School in the Maasai community. The school aims to give “environment protected from violence, exploitation and abuse, and to increase access to education, information about sexual and reproductive health, psychological support and … Continue reading

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Queen Mathilde and Princess Elisabeth Continue the Working Visit to Kenya

  June 26, 2019 at 4:19 pm by

Queen Mathilde and Princess Elisabeth started the second day of their working visit in Kenya today, Wednesday June 26, by visiting the Amref Dagoretti Child Protection & Development Centre center in Dagoretti, in the western of Nairobi. The centre was founded in 1999 as an initiative by young volunteers affiliated to Amref Health Africa, the largest African-led international organization on the continent established in 1957. The Dagoretti Child Protection and … Continue reading

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Queen Mathilde and Princess Elisabeth Begin a Working Visit to Kenya

  June 25, 2019 at 11:46 am by

As Honorary President of UNICEF Belgium, Her Majesty Queen Mathilde started today, Tuesday June 25, a three-day visit to Kenya. In this UNICEF mission to Kenya, the Queen is accompanied for the first time by her daughter, Princess Elisabeth. The purpose of the mission is to raise awareness about the problems of education and children in difficult circumstances. Arrived yesterday in Nairobi, the capital of Kenya, the Queen and the … Continue reading

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Last Day in Ireland for the Dutch King and Queen

  June 14, 2019 at 3:27 pm by

Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima started their third and last day in Ireland, on Friday June 14, in Cork, a city in south-west Ireland. Upon the arrival the Royal Couple was officially welcomed by Cllr. John Sheehan, the Mayor of the city, in the town hall. Then the King and the Queen sailed from Cork to Cobh, where they were informed about recent and future port development and … Continue reading

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Dutch State Visit to Ireland: Day Two

  June 13, 2019 at 4:20 pm by

The second day of the state visit, on Thursday June 13, started with a reception held by the Lord Mayor of Dublin, Paul McAluiffe. In the Mansion House, official residence of the Lord Mayor, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima signed the town’s guest book and the King gave a speech that praised Dublin for being “a great attraction for people from all over the world, and certainly also … Continue reading

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Belgian King and Queen Present the King Baudouin Prize for Development in Africa

  June 13, 2019 at 1:33 am by

Today, Wednesday June 12, Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde presented the King Baudouin Prize for Development in Africa in a ceremony held at the Royal Palace in Brussels. The 2018-2019 edition of the prize was awarded to “Wecyclers”, a start-up from Nigeria that relies on the people of Lagos to improve their environment and their economic situation by redistributing the revenues from recycled waste. The Development Prize in … Continue reading

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Dutch King and Queen Begin State Visit to Ireland

  June 13, 2019 at 1:30 am by

At the invitation of President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima started today, Wednesday June 12, a three-day state visit to Ireland. Upon their arrival in Dublin the Royal Couple was welcomed by President Higgins and his wife Sabina Higgins at Áras an Uachtaráin, the president’s official residence. The King inspected the guard of honor and then, along with the Queen, following an Irish … Continue reading

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Dutch King and Queen Visit the Betuwe Region

  May 30, 2019 at 7:20 am by

Yesterday, Wednesday May 29, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander adn Queen Maxima paid a visit to the Betuwe Region in the province of Gelderland. The visit started at the Town Hall of Opheusden where the Royal Couple was received by Mr. JCGM Berends, the King’s Commissioner for the province of Gelderland. Afterwards the King and the Queen visited the Tree Center Opheusden (TCO), a trade association of avenue tree growers. During … Continue reading

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Dutch Working Visit to the German Federal States of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and Brandenburg: Last Day

  May 22, 2019 at 3:28 pm by

Today, Wednesday May 22, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima started their third and last day of the working visit with the official reception by the Prime Minister of Brandenburg Dietmar Woidke and his wife at the State Chancellery of Brandenburg in Potsdam. Then the Royal Couple paid a visit to the Albert Einstein Science Park which includes the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK), the German Research … Continue reading

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Dutch Working Visit to the German Federal States of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and Brandenburg: Days One-Two

  May 22, 2019 at 1:59 am by

Yesterday, Monday May 20, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima started a three-day working visit to the German Federal States of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and Brandenburg. Upon thei arrival the King and the Queen were welcomed by Manuela Schwesig, Prime Minister of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, and her husband Stefan Schwesig at the State Chancellery in Schwerin, the capital. After the welcoming ceremony the Royal Couple and the Presidential Couple, inside the palace, had … Continue reading

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Queen Máxima in Ethiopia: May 13-15

  May 15, 2019 at 4:52 pm by

As a special advocate of the Secretary-General of the United Nations for inclusive finance for development and at the invitation of the government, Queen Máxima arrived in Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia, on the evening of Monday May 13 for a three-day. Upon her arrival the Queen was welcomed by the Dutch Ambassador Bengt van Loosdrecht and Fatouma Seid, FAO representative. Queen Maxima started the first day of the … Continue reading

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