Willem-Alexander’s 40th Birthday

Happy Birthday to King Willem-Alexander, who turns 50 today. Though the King and Royal family will spend today in Tilburg, they will host a dinner in honour of the King’s 50th birthday at the Royal Palace in Amsterdam, for 150 guests that have the same birthday as the King, on the 28th. Take a look below at scenes from the then Prince of Orange’s 40th Birthday Celebration in September 2007, a few months later because the couple had their third daughter in April, at Het Loo Palace which had many foreign Royal guests in attendence-

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Wedding of George VI and Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon

Today marks the 94th Wedding Anniversary of the Duke of York and Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, who got married on this day in 1923 in Westminster Abbey. The marriage of the second son of King George VI and Queen Mary and the youngest daughter of the Earl and Countess of Strathmore was very well received. The couple had two daughter, Princess (now Queen) Elizabeth and Princess Margaret, and succeeded to the British Throne in 1936, after the abdication of his brother. King George VI and Queen Elizabeth are credited with keeping up Britain’s morale during WWII, and remained happily married until the King’s early death in 1952. The Queen Mother died in 2002. Take a look at scenes from their wedding below- Continue reading

Queen Máxima at W20 Conference

Queen Máxima of The Netherlands attended the W20 conference in Berlin, Germany on April 25th. The conference, part of a series of events in connection with Germany’s leadership of the G20 group of nations this year, focuses on women’s empowerment, through entrepreneurship and the digital economy. Queen Máxima is the UN Secretary-General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development and Honorary Patron of the G20 Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion (GPFI).  Continue reading