Belgium

King Philippe and Queen Mathilde see double at celebration of important anniversary

King Philippe and Queen Mathilde have visited the Belgian Senate to unveil a tribute for His Majesty’s 10th anniversary as Monarch: a set of two new busts.  Their Majesties arrived in the Senate’s Palace on the afternoon of 5th July 2023, and were welcomed by local authorities, before being escorted to the Green Hall.  There, they were presented with two new busts made of them by…
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King Charles IIIQueen Elizabeth II

A touching tribute to his mother will open the celebration for King Charles' Scottish coronation

The presentation of the Honours of Scotland will be a smaller affair than the Coronation, but equally full of ceremony and history. One of the elements that will be used in the service will be a sword.  The traditional piece used for this service is known as the Sword of State, or Papal Sword,; it was given to King James IV by Pope Alexander VI in 1494. It not been seen in public in recent…
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BelgiumThe Netherlands

Biotech, Navy, art and a sad goodbye as the Dutch State Visit to Belgium draws to a close

Thursday marked the last day of the State Visit that King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima are paying to Belgium – but last doesn’t mean less busy. The day began in Leuven, where the four royals visited Imec. This facility works in research for the chip tech sector, which is assuming an increasing strategic relevance for the independence of Europe in the semiconductors…
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Prince & Princess of Wales

A surprise visit and investiture for the Prince of Wales with his beloved football

The Prince of Wales made a surprise visit to St George’s Park to wish the England female football team good luck ahead of the FIFA Women’s World Cup. On Tuesday, 20 June, His Royal Highness arrived in Staffordshire and was welcomed by the FA’s Chief Executive Mark Bullingham, before being led to astonished players and staff of the team, who hadn’t been told in advance that the…
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