Belgium

Queen Mathilde visits temporary shelter for homeless and victims of domestic violence

Queen Mathilde of the Belgians undertook an engagement for a cause that is extremely close to her heart. On Tuesday, 18th January 2022, the Queen travelled to Namur, the capital of Wallonia, about 60 km south of Brussels, to visit the NGO “Les trois portes” (French for “the three doors”). The organisation takes care of people in extreme poverty, by offering temporary…
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The Netherlands

Princess Beatrix inaugurates year of the Miller celebrations

Princess Beatrix officially opened the year of the Miller, a celebration held in the Netherlands in connection with the Guild of Volunteer Millers’s 50th anniversary.  On Saturday, 15th January, the former Dutch queen arrived at a mill in Zaanse Schans, a small village of about 40 homes northeast of Amsterdam. The community is located on the banks of the Zaan River, and in the 18th century…
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Spain

King Felipe welcomes new ambassadors to Spain

Following the military ceremony of Pascua Militar, King Felipe took on his duties as head of state from the diplomatic angle and welcomed six new ambassadors to the Royal Palace in Madrid for the presentation of their Letters of Credentials.  His Majesty was dressed in…
Monaco

The mysterious absence of Princess Charlene of Monaco - a timeline of events

In May of 2021, Princess Charlène of Monaco embarked in a trip to her native South Africa, to carry out work on conservation with her Foundation. Little did she know, but that trip would be the last she was able to undertake in a very long time. On the day she was supposed to attend a Formula 1 event in Monaco, the Princely Palace released a short statement saying that she had to stay…
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Denmark

The guests who will and will not be present as Queen Margrethe celebrates 50 years on the throne

Queen Margrethe wasn’t even supposed to become Queen, and yet she is celebrating her 50th year on the Danish throne, beloved by her people and surrounded by her closest family. The first of three daughters to Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Ingrid (later King and Queen), Margrethe has two younger sisters: Benedikte and Anne-Marie. Søren Rasmussen/Public…
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