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

  October 14, 2022 at 10:05 pm by

Yesterday, Thursday October 13, Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde, along with their children, Prince Emmanuel and Princess Eléonore and King Albert were present at the opening ceremony of the academic year 2022-2023 of the Royal Military Academy held at the Parc du Cinquantenaire in Brussels.The only two absent were Crown Princess Elisabeth, Duchess of Brabant, and Queen Paola: the Crown Princess is currently to Oxford for her studies … Continue reading

The Dutch State Visit to Sweden Ends in Gothenburg

  October 13, 2022 at 4:55 pm by

On Thuesday October 13, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima spent their last day of the state visit to Sweden by visiting Gothenburg along with King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia.In Gothenburg the Royal Couple paid a visit to Lindholmen Science Park, a business park founded in 2000 where “scientists, businesses and government work together on innovations for the development of sustainable cities, with a focus on sustainable transport … Continue reading

Dutch State Visit to Sweden: Day Two

  October 12, 2022 at 9:52 pm by

Today, Wednesday October 12, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima started their second day in Sweden by attending a business roundtable with Their Majesties King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia, government representatives and CEOs of Dutch and Swedish companies. The meeting was focused on “green energy transition, shifting supply chains and opportunities for strengthened collaboration”. Then King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima had a meeting with the Dutch community living … Continue reading

King Philippe and Queen Mathilde Official Visit to the State of Rhineland-Palatinate: Last Day

  October 6, 2022 at 2:37 pm by

Today, Thuesday October 6th, Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde started the second and last day of the official visit to the German state of Rhineland-Palatinate by visiting Sankt Goar, a town in the Middle Rhine Valley. From the town they took a boat ride to the town of Boppard. During the boat trip on the Rhine, the Royal Couple, along with Malu Dreyer, Prime Minister, and other members … Continue reading

King Philippe and Queen Mathilde Begin Official Visit to the State of Rhineland-Palatinate

  October 5, 2022 at 4:11 pm by

Today, Wednesday October 5, Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde started a two-day official visit to the German state of Rhineland-Palatinate. The official visit began in Mainz, capital of the state, where the Royal Couple paid a visit to the headquarter of the BioNTeCH research institute. BioNTeCH is a pharmaceutical company that, together with Pfizer, have developed a vaccine against Covid-19. Upon the arrival at the facility, the King … Continue reading

Belgian King and Queen Arrive in Germany Ahead of Official Visit

  October 4, 2022 at 5:02 pm by

Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde arrived in Germany this afternoon, Tuesday October 4, ahead of their two-day official visit to the German State of Rhineland-Palatinate. In the evening, in Mainz, capital of the Rhineland-Palatinate state, the King and the Queen attended a dinner with Clemens Hoch, Minister for Science and Health of the state and BioNTech Group founders Ozlem Tureci and Ugur Sahin. BioNTech Group, together with Pfizer, … Continue reading

King Philippe Hands out the Blue Beret to Prince Gabriel

  September 30, 2022 at 4:55 pm by

Today, Friday September 30, Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde, along with Crown Princess Elisabeth, Duchess of Brabant, attended 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 in Brussels. Among the 190 students who received the berets from … Continue reading

Prinsjesdag 2022

  September 22, 2022 at 5:18 pm by

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

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

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

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

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

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 Passes Away, Aged 96

  September 8, 2022 at 1:32 pm by

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

Queen Elizabeth II under medical supervision after health concerns

  September 8, 2022 at 11:23 am by

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

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

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

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

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

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