Queen Máxima and Princess Beatrix Award Prince Bernhard Cultural Prize

  November 5, 2019 at 6:37 pm by


Monday November 4, Her Majesty Queen Maxima, along with Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrix, presented the Prince Bernhard Cultural Prize 2019 at the Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ concert hall in Amsterdam. This year the award went to the Dutch Molen (Windmill) Association. Founded in 1923, the association is committed “to the survival, milling and running of the wind and water mills in the Netherlands”. The Dutch Molen (Windmill) Association was … Continue reading

Princess Elisabeth of Belgium Turns Eighteen

  October 25, 2019 at 6:15 pm by


On Friday October 25, Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Elisabeth, Duchess of Brabant, turned 18. For the occasion was organized a ceremony held in the Throne Room of the Royal Palace in Brussels. At the ceremony were present Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde, the former King Albert II and Queen Paola, Princess Elisabeth’s siblings Prince Gabriel, Prince Emmanuel, and Princess Eleonore, Princess Astrid and Prince Lorenz with their … Continue reading

Prince Jean Christophe Napoléon marries Countess Olympia von und zu Arco-Zinneberg

  October 21, 2019 at 5:13 pm by


On October 19, Prince Jean Christophe Napoléon married Countess Olympia von und zu Arco-Zinneberg at the Cathedral of Saint-Louis-des-Invalides in Paris, France. The bride, who met her future husband whilst studying in Paris, wore an Oscar de la Renta gown. The Invalides Cathedral is also where Napoleon’s body was returned from St. Helena after his exile from France. Some of the reigning guest list included Princess Beatrice of York and … Continue reading

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge tour Pakistan

  October 21, 2019 at 3:46 am by


From October 14-18, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited Pakistan for a four day tour. The couple were welcomed by two Pakistani children wearing the traditional dress as they arrived at the Nur Khan airbase in Rawalpindi. A group of dignitaries also welcomed the couple. The next day, the Duke of Cambridge spoke at a reception hosted by the British High Commissioner to Pakistan. During the day the Duke … Continue reading

Last Day in India for Willem-Alexander and Máxima

  October 18, 2019 at 12:04 pm by


Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima started their fifth and last day of their Indian state visit with a boat trip around Alleppey, a municipality in the South Indian state of Kerala. This area, in 2018, was hit by severe flooding. During the cruise the Royals Couple attended a discussion focused on better water management in order to prevent or limit such natural disasters. Purpose of the discussion was … Continue reading

Last Day in Luxembourg for Philippe and Mathilde

  October 17, 2019 at 3:37 pm by

Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg and Queen Mathilde of Belgium pictured after a lunch aboard the M.S. Princesse Marie-Astrid from Schengen to Stadtbredimus on the third and last day of a State Visit of the Belgian royal couple to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, Thursday 17 October 2019. PUBLICATIONxINxGERxSUIxAUTxONLY DIRKxWAEM 05688184

On Thursday October 17, King Philippe started the last day of the state visit at the Chamber of Commerce where, along with the Grand Duke, attended a Meet and Greet focused on the Belgian and Luxembourg entrepreneurship followed by a ceremony of signing of memorandums of understanding between Belgium and Luxembourg and a seminar titled “Technology for the Financial Sector: Belgian-Luxembourg Perspectives & Findings”. Then, at the Center Nature and … Continue reading

Dutch State Visit to India – Day Four: State of Kerala

  October 17, 2019 at 3:32 pm by


Today, Thursday October 17, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima, started the fourth day of the state visit by meeting the Governor of Maharashtra, Bhagat Singh Koshyari. Then the Royal Couple left for the state of Kerala where they will spend the last two day of the state visit. Upon their arrival at the Cochin International Airport, the King and the Queen were welcomed by Arif Mohammad Khan, Governor … Continue reading

Belgian State Visit to Luxembourg – Day Two

  October 16, 2019 at 2:48 pm by


Today, Wednesday October 16, Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde started their second day in Luxembourg with a separate program. In the morning the King, along with Grand Duke Henri, visited the the Diekirch Military Centre. After the review of the troops it was paid a tribute to the deceased army personnel by laying a wreath of flowers in front of the commemorative plaque. Then the king and the … Continue reading

Dutch King and Queen Continue in Mumbai Their State Visit to India

  October 16, 2019 at 2:26 pm by


On the third day of the state visit to India, today Wednesday October 16, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima moved on to Mumbai, capital city of the Indian State of Maharashtra. The first visit was at the organization Tiny Miracle. Founded ten years ago by Laurien Meuterten, a former Dutch banker, the organization is focused “on creating sustainable employment and providing social services to employees, such as healthcare and education” … Continue reading

Belgian King and Queen Begin State Visit to Luxembourg

  October 15, 2019 at 3:36 pm by


At the invitation of Their Royal Highnesses, Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa, Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde started today, Tuesday October 15, a three-day state visit to Luxembourg. The Royal Couple arrived in Luxembourg by train and was welcomed at the Luxembourg Central Station by Grand Duke Henri. Grand Duchess Maria Teresa won’t be present during the state visit because she is recovering from a … Continue reading

Dutch State Visit to India – Day Two

  October 15, 2019 at 2:35 pm by


Today, Tuesday October 15, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima started their second day in India with the opening of the 25th edition of the India Tech Summit. The Netherlands, this year, is partner of the summit where Dutch and Indian companies, innovators & government meet to co-create innovative solutions for global challenges. The Royal Couple spent two hour at the Tech Summit, they toured the Experience Zone, where … Continue reading

State Opening of Parliament in Britain

  October 14, 2019 at 4:25 pm by


On October 14, the annual State Opening of Parliament took place at the House of Lords in London, England. The Queen wore the George IV diadem in break with the tradition of wearing the Imperial State Crown at the Opening of Parliament this morning, as she read her speech to the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson; MPs and other important figures. The Imperial State Crown was placed on a cushion beside … Continue reading

Dutch King and Queen Begin State Visit to India

  October 14, 2019 at 3:29 pm by


Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima started today, Monday October 14, a five-day state visit to India. The Royal Couple was officially welcomed during a welcoming ceremony held in the courtyard of Rashtrapati Bhavan, the Indian Presidential Palace, in New Delhi. At the ceremony were present the Indian President, Ram Nath Kovind, along with his wife Savita Kovind and the Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi. Then the King and … Continue reading

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima Arrive in India Ahead of State Visit

  October 13, 2019 at 1:53 pm by


Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima arrived in India today, Sunday October 13, ahead of their five-day state visit to the country. Upon their arrival at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi the Royal Couple was greeted with a welcoming ceremony with music and traditional dance. King Willem-Alexander was in the cockpit as a co-pilot. The King and the Queen, along with four Ministers, will visit the … Continue reading

King Carl Gustaf downsizes royal house

  October 8, 2019 at 4:15 pm by


On October 7, it was announced that King Carl Gustaf of Sweden had removed the HRH from the titles of Prince Carl Philip and Princess Madeleine’s children. Whilst Prince Alexander, Prince Gabriel, Princess Leonore, Prince Nicolas and Princess Adrienne will retain their dukedoms and place in the succession; they will no longer be members of the royal family and will not be expected to perform royal duties as they grow … Continue reading

Cambridges enjoy football match

  October 6, 2019 at 4:10 pm by


On October 5, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their two oldest children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, were spotted in the audience at the football match between Aston Villa and Norwich. The Duke of Cambridge has been a long-time supporter of Aston Villa and fan of football, and attended his first Aston Villa game in 2000. His oldest child, Prince George, seems to have inherited his father’s love … Continue reading

Princess Beatrice Engaged to Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi

  September 26, 2019 at 9:49 pm by

Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi

It was announced that Princess Beatrice of York was engaged to Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, a property tycoon, on September 26. A selection of engagement photographs taken by photographer Misan Harriman and Beatrice’s sister, Princess Eugenie, were released by the Palace. In a statement, Princess Beatrice and Mr. Mapelli Mozzi said “we are both so excited to be embarking on this life adventure together”, and then “we share so many similar … Continue reading

First engagement for baby Archie

  September 25, 2019 at 4:34 pm by


On September 25, Archie Mountbatten-Windsor, the four-month old son of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, had tea with his parents and Archbishop Desmond Tutu and his daughter, Thandeka Tutu-Gxashe. The family are on a tour of Southern Africa, and they met Desmond Tutu, one of the most famous anti-apartheid campaigners, at the Desmond and Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation in Cape Town, South Africa. Baby Archie stole the spotlight from … Continue reading

Duchess of Cambridge surprises childrens centre

  September 20, 2019 at 1:23 am by


The Duchess of Cambridge made a surprise visit to the Sunshine House in Peckham, a voluntary programme offering home visit to young mothers. The programme pairs trained nurses with young mothers up to the age of 24 from their early pregnancy until their child is two years of age. Kate chatted to mothers and staff privately about how they have been helped by the programme, which was founded in 2007. … Continue reading

Dutch Regional Visit to Southwest Drenthe

  September 18, 2019 at 1:36 pm by


Today, Wednesday September 18, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima paid a regional visit to Southwest Drenthe. The first stop was in the municipality of Hoogeveen where the Royal Couple was welcomed by Mrs. Jetta Klijnsma, King’s Commissioner in the province of Drenthe. At the Grandcafé Marron in Hoogeveen the King and the Queen met with founders and participants of the organizations “De Smederijen” and “Jong Hoogeveen”. De Smederijen … Continue reading

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