Royals postpone engagements due to Coronavirus

  March 14, 2020 at 6:34 pm by


The Queen, as well as the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall, have postponed their upcoming engagements due to the current Coronavirus pandemic. The Queen was due to visit Cheshire and Camden on March 19 and March 26 respectively. There have been over 700 confirmed cases of the virus in the UK with 21 deaths. A newborn baby from London is the youngest confirmed sufferer of Coronavirus in … Continue reading

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

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

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

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

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge thank Irish royal watchers for success of recent tour

  March 9, 2020 at 3:28 am by


The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge posted a touching post on Instagram thanking the people of Ireland for meeting them on their three day tour of the country from March 3 – 6. The post included some cards and letters from children they met during the tour, and a thank you message in English and Gaelic. On Tuesday afternoon, the Cambridges touched down at Dublin Airport where they went to … Continue reading

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

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

The Earl and Countess of Snowdon to divorce

  February 19, 2020 at 7:12 am by


On February 17, it was announced that the Earl and Countess of Snowdon are to divorce after having already lived separately for a few years. The news comes just a week after it was announced that Autumn and Peter Phillips had also divorced. The couple’s spokesperson said “the Earl and Countess of Snowdon have amicably agreed that their marriage has come to an end and that they shall be divorced. … Continue reading

Peter and Autumn Phillips to divorce

  February 12, 2020 at 8:14 am by

ASCOT, ENGLAND - JUNE 22: Peter Phillips and Autumn Phillips attends day five of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse on June 22, 2019 in Ascot, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

On 11 February, it was announced that Peter Phillips and his wife Autumn were to divorce, sharing custody of their two children; 9 year-old Savannah and 7 year-old Isla. A statement on the couple’s behalf said that the choice to separate was “the best course of action for their two children and ongoing friendship”. The Queen and other members of the royal family were allegedly told about Peter and Autumn’s … Continue reading

Duke and Duchess of Sussex attend private engagement at JP Morgan Miami

  February 8, 2020 at 10:29 am by

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex

On February 6, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex attended a private engagement at the JP Morgan base in Miami. This is the first engagement the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have attended since it was announced that they were to move to Canada for a more private life last month. The exclusive event took place at the 1 Hotel on Miami’s South Beach, where the Sussexes were “keynote speakers”. … Continue reading

New Foundation Named in Princess Estelle’s Honour

  February 4, 2020 at 8:47 pm by

Princess Estelle

Seven year-old Princess Estelle of Sweden has a new foundation named after her as has been announced on February 4 ahead of her birthday on February 23. The Princess Estelle Cultural Foundation was formed in 2019 by Princess Estelle’s parents, Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel, who hope the foundation will promote the significance of art and culture in modern society. The first project of the foundation is a temporary exhibition … Continue reading

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at BAFTAs

  February 3, 2020 at 8:43 am by

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

On February 2, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended the BAFTA Awards 2020 at the Royal Albert Hall in London, marking Prince William’s tenth year as president of the awards. Many famous faces were also present at the awards, including the on screen queen Olivia Coleman. Prince William presented a fellowship award to Kathleen Kennedy, producer of the Star Wars movies, as well as Jurassic Park, ET Extra Terrestrial … Continue reading

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at Auschwitz memorial service

  January 27, 2020 at 6:38 pm by


On January 28, 75 years after Auschwitz-Birkenau was liberated, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended a memorial service at Westminster, also in honour of Holocaust Memorial Day. During the service, William read an extract of a letter written by his great-grandmother, Princess Alice of Greece and Denmark, who helped hide Jewish families during the Holocaust in Greece and is recognised as a Righteous Amongst the Nations by Yad Vashem, … Continue reading

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

Prince Charles joins leaders and survivors at Auschwitz commemoration

  January 23, 2020 at 6:49 pm by


On January 23, Prince Charles attended a commemoration in memory of the 75th anniversary of Auschwitz’s liberation at Yad Vashem in Israel. The memorial took place during the Prince of Wales’s two day trip to Israel and Palestine. He is due to visit Jerusalem and the occupied Palestinian territories, as his first official visit to the area. Princes Charles’s own grandmother, Princess Alice of Greece and Denmark, hid a Jewish … Continue reading

Princess Laurentien Attends National Reading Breakfast Days

  January 22, 2020 at 11:32 am by

2020-01-22 09:10:21 ZOETERMEER - Prinses Laurentien leest voor in de Zoetermeerse bibliotheek tijdens het Nationaal Voorleesontbijt. Met het ontbijt worden de Nationale Voorleesdagen afgetrapt. ANP ROYAL IMAGES SEM VAN DER WAL

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

Countess of Wessex celebrates birthday with a Buckingham Palace summit

  January 21, 2020 at 7:14 pm by


The Countess of Wessex attended a summit at the UK/Africa investment with her husband the Earl of Wessex and hosts the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on her fifty-fifth birthday on January 20. The event was also attended by the Princess Royal and aims to bring heads of state and governments together to discuss issues surrounding both Africa and the UK. Important multicultural agencies and famous African companies were also … Continue reading

Duke and Duchess of Sussex drop HRH title and duties

  January 18, 2020 at 7:09 pm by


It was announced on January 18 that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will no longer retain their HRH status or perform engagements on behalf of the royal family. This comes after the Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced on January 8 that they would be stepping back from royal life and were to move abroad to Canada. This time, the couple have stated they aim to repay the £2.4m … Continue reading

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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