Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands Opens the Exhibition, Magisch Afrika: Maskers en beelden uit Ivoorkust.

BeatrixOn October 23, 2014, Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands arrived at the Nieuwe Kerk in Amsterdam to open the exhibition, Magisch Afrika: Maskers en Beelden uit Ivoorkust (Magic Africa: Masks and Sculptures from the Ivory Coast).

The exhibition contains “…over two hundred enchanting and mysterious art objects from Ivory Coast…” according to the official website for the Nieuwe Kerk.

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Wedding Date Set for His Royal Highness Prince Carl Philip of Sweden.

Swedish royal courtThis morning the Swedish royal court announced that His Royal Highness Prince Carl Philip of Sweden will marry his longtime controversial girlfriend, Miss Sofia Hellqvist, on Saturday, June 13, 2015 inside the magnificent Slottskyrkan (royal chapel) at the Kungliga Slottet (royal palace) in Stockholm.

In a brief statement the happy couple noted that they were “…looking forward to a summer wedding in the middle of June, when Sweden is extremely beautiful. This will be a big day for us, and we are absolutely delighted.”

Photo courtesy of Kungahuset/E. Gerdemark

His Majesty king Philippe of Belgium Celebrates 10 Years of Erasmus Belgica.

BelgiumOn Thursday, October 23, 2014, His Majesty king Philippe of Belgium attended Erasmus Belgica’s 10th anniversary celebrations in Brussels.

Established in 2004, Erasmus Belgica was created as an:

“…initiative of the Fondation Prince Philippe aimed at encouraging higher education student mobility within the three Communities in Belgium.

The program allows students to take part of their course (three months to a year) at a recognized institution in another Belgian Community, to experience linguistic and cultural immersion there and to adapt to a different environment, another living environment and a different mentality.”

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