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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Princess Märtha Louise of Norway and Durek Verrett Are Engaged

  June 7, 2022 at 4:57 pm by

Norwegian princess Märtha Louise is engaged to American shaman Durek Verrett. The couple announced this on Tuesday. It is not yet known when the wedding will take place. Her parents, King Harald V and Queen Sonja of Norway, officially congratulated the couple via a message on the website of the Norwegian royal family. Crown Prince Haakon and his wife Mette-Marit also wish the couple good luck in the future. 50-year-old … Continue reading

Death of Carl, Duke of Württemberg (85)

  June 7, 2022 at 9:27 am by

Carl, Duke of Wurttemberg and head of the royal house of Württemberg has died at the age of 85 in Ravensberg, not far away from his home Schloss Althausen. He is succeeded by his 27-year-old grandson Wilhelm. Carl of Württemberg had been in poor health for several years and has died on today after a long illness. He was only in a clinic in Ravensburg for five days and had lived at … Continue reading

Trooping the Colour Kicks off Jubilee Weekend

  June 2, 2022 at 4:01 pm by

Today the streets of London were taken over by the annual Trooping the Colour parade, celebrating te official birthday of Queen Elizabeth II ánd kickstarting the four-day celebration to commemorate her 70-year reign. At precisely 11am the royal party will arrived at Horse Guards parade on Whitehall to make the inspection of the Guards and the Household Cavalry. The working members of the Royal Family went on horse and in … Continue reading

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

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

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

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

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

Queen Mathilde Presents “Queen Mathilde Prize” 2022

  May 13, 2022 at 1:25 am by

Thursday May 12, Queen Mathilde handed out the “Queen Mathilde Prize” 2022 in a ceremony held at the Royal Palace in Brussels. The theme of this year was: “I SEE, IDEA, I DO”, focused about young people that realize projects. The award went to “Brake-Out”, a non-profit organization from Borgerhout, a district of Antwerp. This organization, active in various regions of Flanders, “is committed to the inclusion of young people … Continue reading

Dutch Royals attend ”Appeltjes van Oranje 2022”

  May 13, 2022 at 1:22 am by

Thursday May 12, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima, along with Princess Beatrix attended the 20th edition of ”Appeltjes van Oranje 2022” award ceremony at Palace Nooreinde in The Hague. The theme of this year’s award was: “Equality of opportunity for all young people”, focused on young people without opportunities. The winners of “Appeltjes van Oranje 2022” were: “Triple ThreaT” from Haarlem, an organization that aims to help young … Continue reading

Dutch Royals attend Remembrance and Liberation Day

  May 6, 2022 at 12:56 am by

Members of the Dutch Royal Family took part, on May 4 and 5, in the commemorations to mark Remembrance and Liberation Day. Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima, on Wednesday May 4th, Remembrance Day, attended a memorial service at the Nieuwe Kerk in Amsterdam to commemorate the victims of the Second World War along with the Prime Minister Mark Rutte. Then, in the presence of members of the government, … Continue reading

Norwegian Crown Prince Couple Official Visit to Sweden: Last Day

  May 5, 2022 at 1:29 am by

The third and last day of the Norwegian Crown Prince Couple official visit to Sweden started early today, Wednesday May 4, when Crown Princess Victoria, Prince Daniel and Prince Haakon took a train for Gothenburg, in southwestern Sweden. The Crown Prince Couple and Prince Haakon began their visit in Gothenburg by attending a symposium focused on renewable energy at the Lindholmen Science Park. Then Crown Princess Victoria, Prince Daniel and … Continue reading

Last Day in Greece for King Philippe and Queen Mathilde

  May 4, 2022 at 6:05 pm by

Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde started the third and last day of the state visit to Greece today, Wednesday May 4, by visiting the Island of Revithoussa, in the gulf of Megara, west of Athens. There, the Royal Couple, along with the Belgian delegation, paid a visit to the Liquefied natural gas terminal, one of the “twenty-eight LNG terminals that operate today in the wider Mediterranean region and … Continue reading