Dutch Royals attend ”Appeltjes van Oranje 2023”

  October 4, 2023 at 7:52 pm by

Today, Wednesday October 4, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima, along with Princess Beatrix attended the “Appeltjes van Oranje 2023” award ceremony at Palace Nooreinde in The Hague.The theme of this year’s award was: “Bridge builders in the neighborhood”, focused on the social relationships in neighborhoods.The winners of “Appeltjes van Oranje 2023” were: “Vadercentrum Adam”, a center “where men, women, the elderly and young people can go every day … Continue reading

King Harald Opens Parliament

  October 3, 2023 at 7:29 pm by

In Oslo, King Harald of Norway opened the 168th parliamentary session with the traditional speech from the throne. Queen Sonja and Crown Prince Haakon accompanied him. The Crown Princess was absent de to ill health. In accordance with the constitution of 1814 the King is required to open parliament each autumn. The speech is written by the Government rather than the King himself, and the King was handed the speech … Continue reading

Danish Royals Attend Opening of Parliament

  October 3, 2023 at 7:07 pm by

Queen Margrethe II, Crown Prince Frederik, Crown Princess Mary and Princess Benedikte of Denmark attended the opening of the 2023-2024 parliamentary year in Copenhagen. The royals watched the government speech from the balcony of the Folketing. the Queen was last to arrive and was greeted on the stairs of the parliament building by her son, daughter-in-law and sister.

Princess Elisabeth is sworn in as an Officer

  September 27, 2023 at 5:19 am by

Yesterday, Tuesday September 26, Princess Elisabeth took the oath as an officer at the Royal Military School together with 95 fellow students. The ceremony took place in the courtyard of the Royal Military Academy in Brussels.Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde, along with their children, Prince Emmanuel and Princess Eléonore, were among the present at the ceremony while Prince Gabriel took part in the ceremony as a student of the … Continue reading

Princess Leonor Receives Saber

  September 19, 2023 at 6:33 pm by

A month after arriving at the General Military Academy of Zaragoza, Princess Leonor has received her saber during a military ceremony in Zaragoza. The heiress to the Spanish throne started her training at the military academy last month. The saber symbolizes the ideals of honor, courage and loyalty which the recruits will be learning. The second-year classmates have handed over their weapons to the first-year students, thus staging their relationship … Continue reading

Prinsjesdag 2023 

  September 19, 2023 at 6:32 pm by

Today, Tuesday September 19, the Dutch Royal Family has celebrated the traditional opening of Parliament, Prinsjesdag. King Willem-Alexander was joined by his wife, Queen Máxima, Princess Catharina-Amalia, Princess of Orange, Prince Constantijn and his sister-in-law, Princess Laurentien. This year’s Prinsjesdag was marked by the debut of Princess Alexia who was present at the event for the first time. Due to the renovation of the Binnenhof, the usual location of the event, … Continue reading

Archduchess Yolande Has Died

  September 19, 2023 at 2:15 pm by

On september 13th Archduchess Yolande of Austria has died at the age of 100 in Brussels. The archduchess was born as Princess Yolande de Ligne and was the daughter of Eugene, 11th Prince de Ligne and Philippine de Noailles (a daughter of the 10th Prince of Poix). She was born in Madrid where her father was serving as Belgian ambassador. In 1950 she married Archduke Carl Ludwig of Austria, 4th … Continue reading

Swedish King Celebrates Golden Jubilee

  September 15, 2023 at 6:02 pm by

King Carl XVI Gustav of Sweden is celebrating his golden jubilee today. He is the first Swedish king to achieve this milestone. Although the jubilee is celebrated throughout the year, yesterday the main events started. The King organised attended an opera and organised a private dinner for family, friends and for other Scandinavian royals. Among them his cousin Queen Margrethe II of Denmark, King Harald and Queen Sonja of Norway … Continue reading

Prince Daniel Turns 50

  September 15, 2023 at 9:24 am by

Prince Daniel of Sweden is celebrating his 50th birthday today. His birthday falls on the same day that his father-in-law, King Carl XVI Gustav, is celebrating his golden jubilee as King. Prince Daniel was born as Olof Daniel Westling was born on 15 September 1973 to Olle Westling and Ewa Westling (née Westring) at Örebro Hospital, the same day King Carl XVI Gustav ascended the throne. In 2010 he married Crown Princess … Continue reading

Princess Alexia Baptises a Vessel

  September 11, 2023 at 5:39 am by

On Saturday September 9, Her Royal Highness Princess Alexia of the Netherlands, baptized the hopper dredger “Vox Alexia” at the Wilhelminakade in Rotterdam during her first official engagement without her parents, Their Majesties Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima.The vessel, owned by the Royal Van Oord, a Dutch company specializing in marine engineering, is 138 meter long and 27.6 meter wide.Upon the arrival at the Wilhelminakade, the Princess was welcomed by the … Continue reading

Belgian Royal Family Celebrates National Day

  July 21, 2023 at 10:48 pm by

On Thursday July 20, the Belgian Royal Family started the celebrations for the Belgian National Day.Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde along with Princess Astrid, Prince Lorenz and Prince Laurent attended the concert “Prelude to National Day” hosted by the Queen Elizabeth and the National Orchestra of Belgium at the Flagey concert hall. In the evening, on the occasion of his 10 years of reign, the King and the … Continue reading

Dutch Summer Photo Session on Zuiderstrand beach

  June 30, 2023 at 9:23 pm by

Today, Friday June 30, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima posed for their annual summer photo session. The King and the Queen, accompanied by their three daughters, Princesses Catharina-Amalia, Alexia and Ariane, posed at the Zuiderstrand beach, in The Hague. At this year’s photosession was also present Mambo, the family’s dog.The King, the Queen and the Princesses posed for the photos in different combinations, not only all the family together but … Continue reading

Last Day in Belgium for King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima

  June 22, 2023 at 6:04 pm by

Today, Thursday March 9, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima started the third and last day of the state visit to Belgium in Leuven, a city in the province of Flemish Brabant.The Royal Couple, accompanied by Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde, paid a visit to the headquarter of Imec, an international research and development center for chip technology founded in 1984. The Royal Couples toured the facility … Continue reading

Dutch State Visit to Belgium: Day Two

  June 22, 2023 at 5:07 am by

Yesterday, Wednesday June 21, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima started their second day in Belgium by attending the first edition of the Climate Tech Forum accompanied by Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde. The forum, hosted by the Dutch Embassy in Belgium and the Dutch Consulate General, was attended by representatives from the public institutions.Following the plenary session the Royal Couples toured an innovation market where Belgian-Dutch … Continue reading

Dutch King and Queen Begin State Visit to Belgium

  June 21, 2023 at 3:47 am by

At the invitation of His Majesty the King of the Belgian, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima started today, Tuesday June 20, a three-day state visit to Belgium.Following the arrival at the Brussels-South railway station, the King and the Queen were officially welcomed by Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde with a ceremony held in the courtyard in front of the Royal Palace in Brussels.During the welcoming ceremony … Continue reading

British Royal Family Celebrate First Trooping The Colour Of New Reign

  June 17, 2023 at 4:22 pm by

The British Royal Family has come out to celebrate Trooping the Colour, the military ceremony that marks the sovereign’s official birthday. The King was saluted as Colonel in Chief of the seven regiments of the Household Division on Horse Guards Parade. For the first trooping the colour during the reign of King Charles III the King was joined by a small part of the royal family. He was escorted on … Continue reading

Norwegian Official Visit to Denmark: June 15-16

  June 17, 2023 at 4:06 pm by

On Thursday June 15, Their Majesties King Harald and Queen Sonja started a two-day official visit to Denmark.The King and the Queen, arrived in at the port Copenhagen with the royal ship Norge, were officially welcomed by Queen Margrethe.Following a lunch Amalienborg, in the afternoon the Royal Couple, along with Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary, attended the official opening of a Danish-Norwegian business seminar at the Danish Industry … Continue reading

Queen Letizia’s Co-Operation Trip to Colombia

  June 16, 2023 at 7:30 pm by

Her Majesty Queen Letizia, on Monday June 12, arrived to the Republic of Colombia 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 Cartagena, the Queen was welcomed by the First Lady Colombia, Verónica Alcocer.On Tuesday, June 13, the Queen attended a meeting held at the … Continue reading

Wedding of Prince Johann-Wenzel of Liechtenstein and Countess Felicitas von Hartig

  June 11, 2023 at 8:36 pm by

Yesterday, Saturday June 10th, Prince Johann-Wenzel of Liechtenstein (30), eldest son of Prince Gundakar of Liechtenstein and Princess Marie of France, married religiously in the Servite Church of Vienna, Austria, Countess Felicitas von Hartig (29). The bride arrived at the church in an old timer car and was escorted to the alter by her father, Count Lukas von Hartig. She wore a dress from the Spanish brand Jesús Peiró. She … Continue reading

Princess Beatrix Presents Silver Carnations

  June 11, 2023 at 8:25 pm by

Yesterday, Saturday June 10, Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrix presented the 2023 Silver Carnations of the Prince Bernhard Culture Fund in a ceremony held at the Royal Palace in Amsterdam.This year’s Carnations went to Trudy Van Riemsdijk-Zandee and Willem van Riemsdijk “for their support and conservation of historic Frisian buildings and estates”; Wesley Sekewael “for his commitment to Vlissingen’s industrial heritage” and the biologist Eef Arnolds “for his contribution to … Continue reading