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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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Who is Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands?

Today, Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands turns 81-years-old. So we are going to have a little look at who she is and what has happened in her life so far. Beatrix Wilhelmina Armgard was born in 1938 in Soestdijk Palace in Baarn, the Netherlands as the eldest child of…
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King Willem-Alexander's Christmas Address: "A beautiful future is possible"

King Willem-Alexander’s annual Christmas speech was broadcast today on national television. The speech was pre-recorded at the library of Noordeinde Palace in The Hague.  The Dutch King spoke of connecting at Christmas time and how everyone experiences the time around Christmas differently. He spoke about how it is sometimes not an easy time, especially if one is missing someone. He…
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King Willem-Alexander says he regrets Britain’s decision to leave the EU

His Majesty King Willem Alexander of the Netherlands has said that he fears and regrets the British people’s decision to leave the European Union. The King’s comments come only a few weeks before he and Queen Maxima travel to the UK on an official state visit. According to The Guardian, King Willem-Alexander said the Dutch government’s position remained one of regret that Brexit was…
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