Archive | January 25, 2012

Their Majesties King Albert II and Queen Paola of Belgium Hold a New Year’s Reception at the Palais de Bruxelles

On January 25, 2012, Their Majesties King Albert II and Queen Paola of Belgium along with His Royal Highness Prince Philippe hosted a reception for the Presidents and Vice-Presidents of the European Parliament and Union at the Palais de Bruxelles.  Other representatives from various international institutions were also present.

Meanwhile, earlier in the day His Majesty King Albert II held an audience with the President of the European Council, Mr. Herman Van Rompuy.

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Random Royal News Regarding Her Royal Highness Princess Maxima of the Netherlands and Princess Clotilde of Venice and Piedmont

On Friday January 27, 2012, Her Royal Highness Princess Maxima of the Netherlands will attend Amsterdam Fashion Week’s opening of the Green Fashion Competition. To learn more about Amsterdam Fashion Week 2012 please visit their official website here.

Meanwhile, on January 25, 2012, Princess Clothilde of Venice and Piedmont attended the 2012 Valentino Spring/Summer Haute Couture show held at the Hôtel Salomon de Rothschild.

Source: Telegraaf

Photo courtesy of Het Koninkjlik Huis

Her Majesty Queen Sofia of Spain Attends the Opera and His Majesty King Juan Carlos I of Spain Meets with the President of Peru

On the evening of January 24, 2012, Her Majesty Queen Sofia of Spain was at the Teatro Real in Madrid where she attended the performance of the one act opera, Iolanta, by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky and the opera,  Perséphone, by Igor Stravinsky.  Upon her arrival Her Majesty was greeted by the President of the Board of the Teatro Real Foundation, Mr. Gregorio Marañón y Bertrán de Lis, the Director-General of the Teatro Real, Mr. Miguel Muñiz, and the Artistic Director of the Teatro Real, Mr. Gerard Mortier.

On January 25, 2012, His Majesty King Juan Carlos I of Spain welcomed the President of Peru, Mr. Ollanta Humala at Zarzuela Palace in Madrid. Later in the evening His Majesty along with Queen Sofia and the Prince and Princess of Asturias attended a gala dinner at the royal palace in  honor of Mr. Humala’s official visit to Spain. Click here to view photos.

Source and photo courtesy of Casa de Su Majestad el Rey

Her Majesty Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands, T.R.H.s Prince Willem-Alexander of Oranje and Princess Maxima of the Netherlands in Den Haag

On January 25, 2012, Her Majesty Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands along with Their Royal Highnesses Prince Willem-Alexander of Oranje and Princess Maxima of the Netherlands were in Den Haag to attend an extraordinary meeting and farewell ceremony to Mr. Herman Tjeenk Willink, Vice-President (Viceroy) of the Council of State.  Also in attendance were Prime Minister Mark Rutte as well as other top government officials.

For his 15 years of service, as Her Majesty’s main government advsior, Mr. Tjeenk Willink received the Knight Grand Cross of the Order of Orange-Nassau by the Queen.

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Sources: NOS, Blik op Nieuws, and Nederlands Dagblad

Their Majesties King Albert II and Queen Paola of Belgium Host a Luncheon at Château de Laeken

On January 24, 2012, Their Majesties King Albert II and Queen Paola of Belgium hosted a luncheon for members of the federal government at Château de Laeken.  Also in attendance were Their Royal Highnesses Prince Philippe and Princess Mathilde, T.I.R.Hs Princess Astrid and Prince Lorenz, and T.R.H.s Princess Claire and Prince Laurent “I look like Peter Griffin from Family Guy” of Belgium.   :)

Earlier in the day, His Majesty held an audience with the prime minister of Belgium Mr. Elio Di Rupo, again, at Château de Laeken.

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Source La Monarchie Belge