The Latest Royal News

HM Queen Maxima of the Netherlands Attends the 2015 Familiebedrijven Award.

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On Wednesday, June 24, 2015, Her Majesty Queen Maxima of the Netherlands attended the 3rd Edition of the Familiebedrijven Award held at the Nieuwe Kerk in Den Haag.

The winner of the award went to Koninklijke De Heus.  The family owned business received the award for their “… impressive growth and development on the basis of equity and continuity to develop new initiatives. [The company] is an international and innovative family business with a healthy entrepreneurial spirit…” 

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(VIDEO) TRHs The Duke and Duchess of Rothesay Visit Scotland.

On Tuesday, June 23, 2015, Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Rothesay — aka The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall — began their four-day visit to Scotland.

The day began with a visit Selex ES where the duke attended an event to “…mark National Women in Engineering Day.  [Whilst there the duke met with] groups of primary school girls who are participating in a range of engineering-related activities that exemplifies engineering as a creative career choice…” according to Clarence House.

Thereafter, the duke accompanied by The Duchess of Rothesay visited the Farm to Fork Food Festival in Edinburgh.  In the mid-afternoon, the duchess visited The Beach House Café and the Portobello Sailing and Kayaking Club in Edinburgh while the duke visited Breadshare.  The not-for-profit community bakery “…promotes the health benefits of nutritious ‘real bread’ made using organic ingredients and sold at affordable prices…” 

(VIDEOS) Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh Visit Germany.

On Tuesday, June 23, 2015, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh began their three-day state visit to Germany.

Upon their arrival at Tegel Airport in Berlin Her Majesty and the duke were warmly welcomed to the country by the British Ambassador as well as the “…German military honor guard lining their route to their car, while artillery fired a 21-gun salute and fighter jets overflew the area in tribute…” according to the Associated Press.

After a quick stop at the Hotel Adlon, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh met with the President of Germany, Mr.

Tomorrow, Her Majesty and the duke will met with the Chancellor of Germany, Ms. Angela Merkel, and take a boat ride along the Spree River in Berlin.

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(VIDEO) Queen Sofia of Spain Receives an Award.

On Tuesday, June 23, 2015, Queen Sofia of Spain received the UNICEF Comité Español’s 2015 Joaquín Ruiz-Giménez Award.  The ceremony, presided over by Her Majesty Queen Letizia of Spain, was held at the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas in Madrid.

Queen Sofia received the award for her “…work and commitment in support of the most vulnerable people, especially the children, in the last 50 years.”

(VIDEOS) News Regarding His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco.

On Friday, June 19, 2015, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco inaugurated the  Maison de l’Apidologie à Mazaugues in southeastern France.  The new laboratory “…will protect the bees by studying their operations and promoting their fertility…” according to the Palais Princier.

On Saturday, June 20, 2015, the sovereign prince attended the presentation of the ship, Yersin, at the Yacht Club de Monaco.  The exploration ship is “..both a private boat and multi-purpose vessel for sailing on all oceans and in all weathers. The Yersin is designed to travel, explore, and educate…”  

And, finally, this afternoon, the sovereign prince received credentials from the Ambassador of Italy, Mr. Massimo Lavezzo Cassinelli, at the Palais Princier de Monaco.

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Her Majesty Queen Maxima of the Netherlands Attends a Conference in Utrecht.

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On Monday, June 22, 2015, Her Majesty Queen Maxima of the Netherlands attended the conference, The Future of Farming and Food Security in Africa, held at the RABO Bank headquarters in Utrecht.

Today’s conference focused on “…food security and supply in Africa…” according to RVD.

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Photo courtesy of RVD/HKH

HM King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands Launches the 10th Edition of Burendag.

WAKingOn June 19, 2015, His Majesty King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands launched the 10th Edition of Burendag in Harderwijk.

Burendag, known as Neighbor’s Day, us organized by the Oranje Fonds and  Douwe Egberts.

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(VIDEO) HM Queen Maxima of the Netherlands Opens an Exhibition.

On Friday, June 19, 2015, Her Majesty Queen Maxima of the Netherlands opened the exhibition, Design Derby: Nederland-België (1815-2015), at the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam.

Curated by Ms. Mienke Simon Thomas, Senior Curator of Applied Art and Design, Mr. Frank Huygens, Head of Research at Design Museum Ghent, the exhibition is a:

“…retrospective of Dutch and Belgian design over the past 200 years. Five hundred objects will be on show from the two neighbouring countries, varying from silver, glass, ceramics and posters to furniture, fashion and cars. The objects will be presented next to each other, in chronological order. At each moment of the time-line from 1815 to 2015, the visitor can see the most interesting items from the Netherlands and what Belgium, in turn, considered as exemplary at this juncture.”

Design Derby: Nederland-België (1815-2015) will be open to the public on June 20 – September 13, 2015.  Thereafter, the exhibition will move to the Design Museum Ghent beginning on October 23, 2015 – February 14, 2016.

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(VIDEOS) Belgian, Dutch, and Luxembourg Royals Commemorate the 200th Anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo.

On Thursday, June 18, 2015, Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of Belgium, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands, Their Royal Highnesses Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg, and His Royal Highness The Duke of Kent celebrated the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo in Waterloo, Belgium.

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(VIDEOS) News Regarding TSHs Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco.

On Friday, June 12, 2015, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco officially opened the exhibition, Grace Kelly: Princess and Style Icon, held at the Heydar Aliyev Center in Baku, Azerbaijan.

And, finally on Sunday, June 14, 2015, Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene attended the 33th Annual Meeting International de Natation gala dinner in Monte-Carlo.

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

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On Wednesday, June 17, 2015, Their Serene Highnesses Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco hosted a lovely cocktail reception at the Palais Princier in Monaco for those attending the 55th Annual Festival de Télévision de Monte-Carlo.

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(VIDEOS) TIMs Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko of Japan Visit a Cherry Farm.

On Thursday, June 18, 2015, Their Imperial Majesties Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko of Japan visited the Tenko-en Orchard in Higashine in the Yamagata Prefecture.  During their visit the emperor and empress picked cherries and met with the owners as well as staff from the farm.

Thereafter, the imperial couple visited the Higashine City Hall where they were warmly welcomed by local government officials as well as by the people from the town.

(VIDEOS) The Emperor and Empress of Japan Visit the District of Kita-Harao.

On Wednesday, June 17, 2015, Their Imperial Majesties Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko of Japan visited the Kita-Harao district in Zao, Miyagi, Japan.

The Japanese newspaper, Asahi Shimbun, writes that the community of Kita-Harao “…was developed through the toil of Japanese who left the battle-scarred South Pacific island of Palau after World War II.  [The emperor and empress met with three residents] who were among those who settled [in the district] from Palau at a stone monument commemorating the establishment of the community.”