TRHs Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume and Hereditary Grand Duchess Stephanie of Luxembourg Learn How to Make Chocolate!

On the afternoon of Monday, March 28, 2022, Their Royal Highnesses Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume and Hereditary Grand Duchess Stephanie of Luxembourg visited the Genaveh Chocolate Factory in Steinfort.

Established in 2005, by Ms. Geula Naveh and taken over in 2017 by young entrepreneur Ms. Alexandra Kahn, Genaveh chocolate factory produces handmade high-quality chocolates from its small workshop. The company owes its reputation “…to its delicious chocolate bonbons: More than 80 varieties have been created to satisfy the finest palates as well as the most greedy…” according to the company website.

During today’s visit, the royal couple learned how to make chocolate and were informed about the creative process around the development of each of Genaveh’s recipes. The company only uses high-quality raw materials and, as much as possible, local products for all of their chocolates.

Photos courtesy of the Cour Grand-Ducale/S.Margue

(VIDEOS) TMs King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain Host a Luncheon for the President of Costa Rica.

On the afternoon of Monday, March 28, 2022, Their Majesties King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain hosted a luncheon in honor of the President of the Republic of Costa Rica, His Excellency President Carlos Alvarado Quesada and First Lady Claudia Dobles, at Palacio Real de Madrid.

President Quesada and the First Lady are on a two-day official visit that aims to strengthen ties between Spain and Costa Rica, especially in the sectors of tourism investment, business, decarbonization, and the promotion of the “…green economy…”

Earlier in the day, His Majesty held a meeting with President Quesada along with various Spanish and Costa Rican government representatives, including the Minister of Foreign Trade and Investment, at Palacio de La Zarzuela.

Her Majesty Queen Maxima of the Netherlands Launches a New Campaign.

Photo courtesy of Geldfit via RVD

On Monday, March 28, 2022, Her Majesty Queen Maxima of the Netherlands, as Honorary President of the SchuldenlabNL, launched the National Geldfit campaign, Grip op je Geld, in Rotterdam.

Geldfit.nl is an initiative of the Dutch Debt Relief Route (NSR) that provides immediate help for individuals with financial concerns.

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(VIDEO) Her Majesty Queen Maxima of the Netherlands Opens the 11th Edition of Money Week in Rotterdam.

On Monday, March 28, 2022, Her Majesty Queen Maxima of Netherlands opened the 11th Edition of Money Week at the Kunsthal in Rotterdam. Her Majesty is the Honorary Chairwoman of the Money Wise Platform.

According to RVD, employees from the financial sector will give several thousand guest lectures and workshops on money matters at various primary and secondary schools. The theme this year is, Van Doekoe tot Digi, which is about, “…the increasing digitization of money, such as contactless payments, internet banking and digital payment requests.”

After the opening ceremony, Her Majesty and the Minister of Finance, Ms. Sigrid Kaag, spoke with primary school students and MBO students about the sensible use of money and what the increasing digitization of money means for them.

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Photos courtesy of Wijzer in geldzaken/Twitter

(VIDEO) HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco Inaugurates New All-Electric Buses and Shuttles in Monaco-Ville.

On Monday, March 28, 2022, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco inaugurated several new all-electric buses and shuttles at the Place du Palais in Monaco-Ville, Monaco.

According to a press release via the Palais Princier the new 100% electric buses were “…specially dedicated to the Centre Hospitalier Princesse Grace.”

Photos courtesy of the Palais Princier de Monaco/M.Alesi