On Thursday, September 17, 2015, Her Majesty Queen Maxima of the Netherlands attended the 50th anniversary celebrations of the Molukse community in Alphen aan den Rijn.
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On September 17, 2015, Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge visited the Anna Freud Centre in London, England.
According to the Press Association, the “… [AFC] charity not only treats children and young people with mental health problems, but conducts research and teaches.”
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On Thursday, September 17, 2015, Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of Belgium along with His Royal Highness Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg, and Their Royal Highnesses Hereditary Prince Alois and Hereditary Princess Sophie of Liechtenstein participated in the annual meeting of the heads of state of German-speaking countries held at the beautiful Schloss Vaduz in Vaduz, Liechtenstein.
Other attendees included the President of the Federal Republic of Germany, Mr. Joachim Gauck, the President of Austria, Mr. Heinz Fischer, and the President of the Swiss Federation, Ms. Simonetta Sommaruga.
During today’s meeting discussions focused on “…current political issues including the current migrant crisis in Europe…” according to the newspaper, Vaterland.
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Photo courtesy of Vaterland
On Wednesday, September 16, 2015, Her Majesty Queen Maxima of the Netherlands visited the Instrumentendepot Leerorkest in Amsterdam.
Today’s visits “…takes place in the context of music education in elementary school…” according to RVD.
Photo courtesy of Instrumentendepot Leerorkest
On the morning of Tuesday, September 15, 2015, Their Majesties King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden accompanied by Their Royal Highnesses Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel of Sweden, Their Royal Highnesses Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia of Sweden and Her Royal Highness Princess Madeleine of Sweden attended service at the Storkyrkan in Stockholm in connection with the opening of the Swedish Parliament session.
Thereafter, the royal family attended the opening ceremony of the Swedish annual parliament session held at the Riksdagen in Stockholm.
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On Tuesday, September 15, 2015, His Royal Highness Prince Harry of Wales celebrated the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain by attending a historic flypast held at the Goodwood Aerodrome in Chichester, England.
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On Tuesday, September 15, 2015, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands along with Their Royal Highnesses Prince Constantijn and Princess Laurentien of the Netherlands attended the opening of the 2015 Prinsjesdag at the Ridderzaal in Den Haag.
Prinsjesdag (Prince’s Day/Budget Day) is the opening of the new parliamentary year of the Staten-Generaal (Dutch Senate and House of Representatives). During today’s opening His Majesty delivered a speech highlighting the budget and policies of the Dutch government for the coming year (hence 2016).
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Photo courtesy of Getty Images/J. Parker
On Sunday, September 13, 2015, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh attended the Longines Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) European Eventing Championships held at Blair Castle in Perthshire, Scotland.
According to the Press Association, today’s event was:
“…the final opportunity for European nations to qualify for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games with 80 competitors from 16 nations taking part over four days of competition, in front of a crowd in excess of 60,000.
The event includes international three-day eventing, British Showjumping, Highland Pony showing, Hunter Show, National Pony Society Scotland Finals, Pony Club Games, Ex Racehorses and Ridden Clydesdale Championships.
The event also incorporates the Bruadar Country Fair, with traditional countryside pursuits such as falconry, gundog training, vaulting, dog agility and includes over 200 trade stands.”
After the competition, Her Majesty presented medals to winners (teams and individuals) including Mr. Michael Jung who won the gold medal.
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Over the weekend Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway hosted a “royal heirs gathering” of sorts at their modest summer home, Mågerø.
Attending the royal get–together were TRHs Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark and their four children, HRH Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden and her daughter, HRH Princess Estelle, TRHs Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume and Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie of Luxembourg, HRH Princess Ingrid Alexandra of Norway, and HH Prince Sverre Magnus of Norway.
Unfortunately, HRH Prince Daniel of Sweden did not attend the gathering. According to the Norwegian royal court, the prince had a cold.
Photo courtesy of the Norwegian royal court
The ProDemos is:
“…the ‘House for Democracy and the Rule of Law’. The company’s job is to help explain the systems that govern democracy and the rule of law, and to show what citizens themselves can do to exert political influence at municipal, provincial, national and European level.”
The ProDemosprijs is awarded to a citizen who has disinterested made a positive change for Dutch society with his/her project.
Photo courtesy of RVD/HKH
The day began in the city of Hasselt where Their Majesties visited the campus of the start-up company workspace, Corda INCubator. In the afternoon, the popular reigning couple visited the city of Maasmechelen where they toured the Vakantiehuis Fabiola. Whilst there they along with dozens of attendees celebrated the Vakantiehuis Fabiola’s 50th anniversary. Thereafter, Their Majesties visited Connecterra as well as attended a reception held in their honor at the City Hall.
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