Belgium

In photos: Belgium's Princess Elisabeth in military training

Princess Elisabeth of Belgium, also known as the Duchess of Brabant as the heir apparent to the throne, has been in military training for the past couple of weeks in Elsenborn. She joined 169 other first-year students to begin training on 31 August at the Royal Military Academy in Brussels. The first day began at 9 am sharp and was intended as an introduction day. The Duchess of Brabant and her…
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The Netherlands

The Netherlands marks Prinsjesdag 2020: the photos

The traditional ceremonies marking the start of the parliamentary year in the Netherlands looked very different in 2020. The coronavirus crisis, which dominated the speech given by King Willem-Alexander to start the new session, meant the traditional celebrations of Prinsjesdag were replaced by a much more low key event. However, despite restrictions, physical distancing and a muted approach to…
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Norway

Norway’s Crown Prince and Princess visit the city of Kristiansund

Crown Prince Haakon is currently on a special journey in southern Norway. The goal is to learn more about how the coronavirus pandemic has affected various Norwegian industries and the Norwegian people. Last week the journey started in Østfold on Tuesday, when the Crown Prince visited a virus test station. On Wednesday and Thursday the journey continued to Vestfold and Telemark. Now a new week…
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The Netherlands

Dutch Princess Amalia's 2021 allowance revealed

Princess Amalia of the Netherlands, as heir apparent to the Dutch throne, is set to receive 111,000 euros at the end of 2021, when she will be 18. Her yearly allowance, set out by the Constitution, was revealed in the budget from the Royal House that was submitted to the Dutch parliament on Tuesday. It is higher than the 107,000 euro estimate from last year. Of the 111,000 euros she will…
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