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Dutch Summer Photo Session at Noordeinde Palace

  June 24, 2022 at 12:03 pm by

Today, Friday June 24, took place the annual summer photo session of the Dutch Royals. King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima, accompanied by their three daughters, Princesses Catharina-Amalia, Alexia and Ariane, posed inside the Noordeinde Palace. At first the photo shoot was supposed to take place on the beach at Zuiderstrand but then, due to the bad weather forecast, the location was moved to Noordeinde Palace. The King and Queen and … Continue reading

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Belgian King and Queen Visit the Province of Limburg

  June 22, 2022 at 6:29 pm by

Today, Wednesday June 22, Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde paid a visit to the Province of Limburg. The first stop was in the municipality of Borgloon where the Royal Couple paid a visit to BelOrta, a cooperative of fresh fruits and vegetables. The King and the Queen, along with Dirk Bertels, chairman of BelOrta, toured the headquarter of the cooperative and were informed about the supply and quality … Continue reading

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Last Day in the Netherlands for Frederik and Mary

  June 21, 2022 at 10:07 pm by

Today, Tuesday June 21, Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary started the second and last day in the Netherlands with a separate agenda. The Crown Prince paid a visit to the Technical University of Delft, the oldest and largest technical university in the Netherlands. During the visit the Crown Prince was informed about the University’s work in the field of geothermal energy and district heating. Afterwards … Continue reading

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Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Turns 40

  June 21, 2022 at 11:44 am by

Today, Tuesday June 21, Prince William celebrates his 40th birthday. The Prince, born on 21 June 1982, at St Mary’s Hospital, Paddington, London, is the elder son of The Prince of Wales and Diana, Princess of Wales and the second in line to the British throne. Prince William has a younger brother, Prince Henry, Duke of Sussex (born in 1984). The Prince received his early education at Wetherby School in … Continue reading

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Danish Crown Prince Couple Begin Working Visit to the Netherlands

  June 21, 2022 at 11:40 am by

Following the arrival in the Netherlands on Sunday June 19, Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary began, on Monday June 20, a two-day working visit to the Netherlands accompanied by a Danish trade delegation. The first event of the visit was the official opening of the Dutch-Danish business conference at the New Babylon Conference Center in The Hague. The Dutch Prime Minister, Mark Rutte, was among … Continue reading

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Queen Máxima in Senegal: June 15-16

  June 16, 2022 at 5:49 pm by

After a two-day working visit to the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire, Her Majesty Queen Máxima  landed at the airport of Dakar, in Senegal on tuesday June 14. She was there for a two-day working visit as a special advocate of the Secretary-General of the United Nations for inclusive finance for development. The Queen began the first day in Senegal with “various partners and delegation members”. Then Queen Maxima started with … Continue reading

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Queen Máxima in Côte d’Ivoire: June 12-14

  June 14, 2022 at 5:05 pm by

As a special advocate of the Secretary-General of the United Nations for inclusive finance for development, Her Majesty Queen Máxima paid a working visit to the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire from Sunday June 12 to Tuesday 14. On Sunday June 12, upon the arrival at the International Airport in Abidjan, capital of Côte d’Ivoire, the Queen was welcomed by Patrick Achi, the Prime Minister. The Queen started the first day … Continue reading

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Last day in Congo for King Philippe and Queen Mathilde

  June 13, 2022 at 2:11 am by

On Sunday June 12, for sixth and last day of the official visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo, Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde moved to Bukavu, capital of the province of South Kivu in the east of the country. Upon the arrival at the airport the Royal Couple was welcomed by Théo Ngwabidje Kasi, Governor of the province, Prime Minister Jean Michel Sama Lukonde and members of … Continue reading

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Belgian Official Visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo – Day Five: Lubumbashi

  June 12, 2022 at 5:36 pm by

Today, Saturday June 11, Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde started the fifth day in Congo by visiting Katanga, a village located 90 kilometers from Lubumbashi, capital of the Haut-Katanga province. In the village the Royal Couple, along with the Belgia delegation, Prime Minister Jean Michel Sama Lukonde and the Governor of Haut Katanga, Jacques Kyabula Katwe, was informed about the “Global Environment Facility (GEF), a sustainable reforestation project … Continue reading

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Belgian Official Visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo – Day Four: Lubumbashi

  June 10, 2022 at 5:31 pm by

Today, Friday June 10, Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde continued the official visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo in Lubumbashi, capital of the Haut-Katanga province. Upon the arrival at the airport the Royal Couple was welcomed by Prime Minister Jean Michel Sama Lukonde and members of the government. Then the King and the Queen, along with the Belgian delegation and the Congolese prime Minister, paid a visit … Continue reading

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Princess Madeleine Turns 40

  June 10, 2022 at 5:12 pm by

Her Royal Highness Princess Madeleine today turns forty years old. The Princess, younger child of King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden and Queen Silvia, was born at Drottningholm Castle on June 10, 1982. She has two siblings, Crown Princess Victoria (born in 1977) and Prince Carl Philip (born in 1979). The Princess was baptized at The Royal Palace Church on August 31, 1982 and her godparents were Princess Benedict of Denmark, … Continue reading

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Belgian Official Visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo – Day Three: Kinshasa

  June 9, 2022 at 6:29 pm by

Today, Thursday June 9, Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of the Belgians started the third day in Congo by visiting the Beach Ngobila market where they met with Congolese women that are clothing and fabrics dealers. First Lady Denise Nyakeru was present as well. Then the Royal Couple paid a visit to the “Institut National de Recherche Biomedicale”, a biomedical research facility that has been collaborating with the … Continue reading

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Princess Beatrix Presents Silver Carnations

  June 9, 2022 at 5:02 pm by

Today, Thursady June 9, Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrix presented the 2022 Silver Carnations of the Prince Bernhard Culture Fund in a ceremony held at the Royal Palace in Amsterdam. This year’s Carnations went to Adolf Kock for his “historical knowledge about Aruba” and his contribution to the cultural heritage; Daphne Wassink, chairman of Koornetwerk Nederland and figurehead of Dutch choral singing, was awarded because “Her personal and tireless lobby … Continue reading

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Belgian Official Visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo – Day Two: Kinshasa

  June 9, 2022 at 12:45 pm by

After yesterday’s arrival and the meeting with the President of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), His Excellency Félix Antoine Tshisekedi Tshilombo and First Lady Denise Nyakeru, Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde started today, Wednesday June 8, the official visit in Congo. In Kinshasa, the capital, the King and the Queen, along with the President, the First Lady and the Belgian delegation, paid a visit to the “Memorial … Continue reading

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Belgian King and Queen Begin Official Visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo

  June 8, 2022 at 7:55 am by

At the invitation of the President of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), His Excellency Félix Antoine Tshisekedi Tshilombo, Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde started today, Tuesday June 7, a six-day official visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo. The Royal Couple, arrived in early afternoon at the airport of the capital Kinshasa, was welcomed by President Tshisekedi, First Lady Denise Nyakeru and members of the government. The … Continue reading

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Queen Letizia’s Co-Operation Trip to Mauritania

  June 2, 2022 at 4:01 pm by

Her Majesty Queen Letizia, on Tuesday May 31, arrived to the Islamic Republic of Mauritania for a three-day visit accompanied by the Secretary of State for International Cooperation, Pilar Cancela and members of the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID). Upon the arrival at the airport of Nouakchott, the capital, the Queen was welcomed by the First Lady of Mauritania, Mariem Fadel Dah. On Wednesday June 1st the Queen … Continue reading

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State visit from Qatar to Spain

  May 19, 2022 at 8:56 am by

His Highness the Emir of the State of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani and his wife Sheikha Jawaher bint Hamad bin Suhaim Al Thani, paid a two-day State Visit to Spain on May 17-18. Upon their arrival in Spain, the Emir and his wife were officially welcomed by Their Majesties King Felipe and Queen Letizia. The welcoming ceremony took place in the courtyard of the Royal Palace where … Continue reading

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State Visit from Finland to Sweden – Last Day

  May 18, 2022 at 4:46 pm by

The second and last day of the state visit from Finland to Sweden started today, Wednesday May 18, with a business seminar attended by King Carl Gustaf, Finland’s President Sauli Niinistö and Finnish and Swedish Ministers and business leaders. The seminar was focused on the green transition. Following the seminar, the King and the President, along with Prince Carl Philip, paid a visit to the Berga Naval Base. The King, … Continue reading

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State Visit from Finland to Sweden Begins

  May 17, 2022 at 4:59 pm by

At the invitation of His Majesty King Carl Gustaf, Finland’s President Sauli Niinistö and his wife Jenni Haukio, have begun a two-day State Visit to Sweden today, Tuesday May 17. King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia greeted the Finnish President and the First Lady at Royal Mews where they started a carriage ride to the Royal Palace where took place the official welcoming ceremony. In the courtyard of the Palace … Continue reading

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Norwegian Royals Celebrate National Day

  May 17, 2022 at 4:25 pm by

Today, Tuesday May 17, the Royal Family celebrated Norway’s National Day. The celebrations started in the morning when, Crown Prince Haakon, Crown Princess Mette-Marit, Princess Ingrid Alexandra and Prince Sverre Magnus, attended the children’s parade outside their private Skaugum estate. Their dogs, Molly Fiskebolle and Milly Kakao, were present as well. Later the Crown Prince Couple, Princess Ingrid Alexandra and Prince Sverre Magnus joined King Harald, Queen Sonja on the … Continue reading

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