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(VIDEOS) TMs King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of Belgium Visit Institutions of the European Union.

On Wednesday, February 25, 2015, Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of Belgium visited the institutions of the European Union in Brussels.

The reigning couple began their visit at the European Parliament where they met with its President, Mr. Martin Schulz, and held a meeting with several leaders of various political groups according to the Belgian royal court. Thereafter, the reigning couple visited the European Commission as well as met with members of the Council of the European Union including its President, Mr. Donald Tusk.

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TSHs Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco Attend a Cocktail Party.

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On Thursday, February 19, 2015, Their Serene Highness Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco arrived at the Casino de Monte-Carlo in Monaco to attend a cocktail party in honor of the births of the princely twins, Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella.  The event was organized by the  Fondation Princesse Charlène de Monaco (FPCM).

According to the Fondation Princesse Charlène de Monaco money raised during last evening’s gathering will be donated to the FPCM which:

“…implements ‘Learn to Swim, ‘Water Safety’ and ‘Sport and Education’ programmes worldwide.

One of the main projects for 2015 is the ‘South Africa – Monaco Rugby Exchange’. Underprivileged South African children, who were chosen based on their athletic achievements, have been invited to the Saint Devote Rugby Tournament which will take place on Saturday, April 11, 2015,  thanks to a collaboration with the South African Rugby Legends Association (SARLA).

The Fondation Princesse Charlène de Monaco will be welcoming this team to the Principality and will in turn be able to send a Monegasque team to South Africa this coming summer.

Both the Monegasque and South African children will take part in academic and social activities in order to broaden their understanding of different cultures and lifestyles.”

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Photos courtesy of the  Fondation Princesse Charlène de Monaco

(VIDEO) Members of the Swedish Royal Family Attend Day Two of the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships.

On Thursday, February 19, 2015, Their Majesties King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden accompanied by Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden, Her Royal Highness Princess Estelle of Sweden, and His Royal Highness Prince Carl Philip of Sweden and Miss Sofia Hellqvist attended day two of the 2015 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships held in Falun, Sweden.

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(VIDEO) TMs King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain Attend the Premios Nacionales de Cultura.

On Monday, February 16, 2015, Their Majesties King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain presided over the Premios Nacionales de Cultura held at the Palacio Real de El Pardo in Madrid.

(VIDEO) His Majesty King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands Visits the Rijksmuseum.

On Thursday, February 12, 2015, His Majesty King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands arrived at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam to open the highly anticipated exhibition, Late Rembrandt.

The exhibition showcases:

“…100 of the paintings, drawings and prints that Rembrandt produced in the final phase of his life… Rembrandt’s later life was marked by tragic personal loss and financial setbacks. Yet it was also the time when he produced his best work. He experimented with paint and light, managing to bring an unprecedented emotional depth to his work. It resulted in his most daring and intimate work.”

Late Rembrandt will be open to the public until May 17, 2015.

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Video about the exhibition, Late Rembrandt.

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HRH The Duchess of Cornwall Visits the 4th Battalion, The Rifles, at Bulford Camp.

 

On February 11, 2015, Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall visited the 4th Battalion, The Rifles, at Bulford Camp in Wiltshire, England.

According to Clarence House, today’s visit:

“…marked Her Royal Highnesses’s last visit to the regiment at their current base, before they move to new headquarters at Aldershot later this year.  The Duchess [also] toured the Vehicle Instruction Shed, where she was shown some of the armoured vehicles used by the regiment.

Her Royal Highness inspected the vehicles, before hopping in to a Jackall and later a Mastiff, both used by the British Army.

The Duchess [then] moved on to the on-site Boxing Gym, where she met a number of Boxers who had competed against the Parachute Regiment in a boxing match in Colchester last night.

Her Royal Highness climbed through the ropes to talk to two of the men who had just been taking part in a boxing demonstration.

Moving outside, The Duchess met the Support Company, who talked through some of the armoury that they are currently using.

Ending her visit, The Duchess, who was wearing her regimental green coat and brooch, joined servicemen and women and their families for a reception in the Barrack Hub.”

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(VIDEO) Her Majesty Queen Mathilde of Belgium Visits a Day Center in Jambes.

BelgiumOn Wednesday, February 11, 2015, Her Majesty Queen Mathilde of Belgium visited the Perce-Neige, a therapeutic day center for children with disabilities, in Jambes.

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His Majesty King Philippe of Belgium Visits the Project, OpBoksen.

On Wednesday, February 11, 2015, His Majesty King Philippe of Belgium visited the project, OpBoksen, in Genk.  The purpose of the project, created by former Olympic boxer Mr. Abdel Wahhabi, is to empower socially vulnerable young people through the sport of boxing.

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Her Majesty Queen Mathilde of Belgium Views the Film, Disconnect.

MathildeOn Tuesday, February 10, 2015, Her Majesty Queen Mathilde of Belgium arrived at the Kinepolis in Brussels to attend the screening of the 2012 film, Disconnect, directed by Mr. Henry-Alex Rubin.

The film “…explores the consequences of modern technology and how it affects and defines our daily relationships…”

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TMs King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain Celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Hospital Nacional de Parapléjicos.

 

On February 10, 2015, Their Majesties King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain celebrated the 40th anniversary of the Hospital Nacional de Parapléjicos in Toledo, Spain.

During today’s celebrations Their Majesties met with staff and patients as well as unveiled a plaque commemorating today’s event.

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TRHs Prince Joachim and Princess Marie of Denmark Pose for the Press in Switzerland.

On Tuesday, February 10, 2015, Their Royal Highnesses Prince Joachim and Princess Marie of Denmark accompanied by their four children, Prince Nikolai, Prince Felix, Prince Henrik and Princess Athena, posed for the press during their annual ski holiday in Col de Bretaye, Switzerland.

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(VIDEOS) TMs King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain Attend the Opening of the 35th Edition of the Feria Internacional de Turismo-FITUR

On Wednesday, January 28, 2015, Their Majesties King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain attended the opening of the 35th Edition of the Feria Internacional de Turismo-FITUR held at the Feria de Madrid.

This three-day trade show is a global meeting point for tourism professionals and the leading trade fair for inbound and outbound Ibero-American markets.

News Regarding Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway.

On January 27, 2015, Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway attended the Norwegian commemoration of International Holocaust Remembrance Day held at the Akershuskaia in Oslo.

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