BelgiumEuropean Royals

King Albert II ordered to undergo DNA-test to determine paternity

The Court of Appeals in Brussels has ordered King Albert II of Belgium, who abdicated in 2013 in favour of his eldest son, to undergo a DNA-test in order to determine if he is the father of Delphine Boël. The court had already settled that Delphine Boël’s legal father Jacques is not her biological father. King Albert will have three months to undergo the test. In those three months…
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The Netherlands

Queen Máxima ordered rest by her doctors, cancels trip to Tanzania

Queen Máxima of the Netherlands has been ordered to rest by her doctors. As a result, her upcoming trip to Tanzania that she was to undertake as the Special Advocate of the Secretary-General of the United Nations for Inclusive Finance for Development has been cancelled. She was due to visit the African country on the 6th and 7th of this month. The Queen is believed to be suffering from a bowel…
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Spain

Princess Leonor speaks publicly for first time on 13th birthday to read Spanish Constitution on its 40th anniversary

Leonor, Princess of Asturias, has read and spoken publicly for the first time. The future Queen of Spain, on her 13th birthday, read from the Spanish Constitution on Wednesday alongside her father, King Felipe. On the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the Spanish Constitution, both King Felipe and Princess Leonor gave readings at the headquarters of the Cervantes Institute in Madrid. Queen…
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The Netherlands

Queen Máxima speaks in native Spanish at FORMIC 2018 on financial inclusion

Queen Máxima of the Netherlands, who was born and raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina, spoke this week via video at the FORMIC 2018 conference which took place in Barranquilla, Colombia. Speaking in her native Spanish, Máxima explained “how technology-led innovations are creating new solutions for customers” in the six-minute video. The main topic of her remarks revolved around…
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