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Dutch and Belgian royals mark start of '75 Years of Freedom'

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima joined their Belgian counterparts, King Philippe and Queen Mathilde in Terneuzen yesterday to mark the start “75 Years of Freedom.” This will be followed by a year of commemorations for the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War. These will continue until 2020 to mark the founding of the United Nations. Embed from Getty…
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The Netherlands

Dutch royals pose for summer photos

King Willem-Alexander, Queen Máxima and their daughters Catharina-Amalia, Princess of Orange, Princess Alexia and Princess Ariane have posed for their annual summer photos. This photocall is part of an agreement that allows the royals’ privacy for the rest of the year. They also pose at their annual winter holiday – usually at Lech in Austria. © RVD Wesley de Wit This is the first…
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The Queen invests King Felipe and King Willem-Alexander as Supernumerary Knights of the Order of the Garter

The King of Spain and the King of the Netherlands have been invested as supernumerary Knights of the Garter by the Queen at Windsor Castle. Their official welcome to the ancient Order of the Garter came just ahead of the traditional procession and service at St. George’s Chapel. King Felipe VI of Spain was made a Knight during his State Visit to the United Kingdom in the summer of 2017. King…
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Royals send messages of support after Sri Lanka attacks

Several explosions rocked hotels and churches in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, causing the deaths of at least 157 people and injuring dozens more. Sri Lanka’s president, Maithripala Sirisena, said that he was shocked by the explosions and appealed for calm. The prime minister, Ranil Wickremesinghe, wrote on Twitter: “I strongly condemn the cowardly attacks on our people today. I call upon all…
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