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Queen Máxima in Indonesia: February 11-13

  February 13, 2018 at 4:14 pm by

As a special advocate of the Secretary-General of the United Nations for inclusive finance for development, Queen Máxima arrived in Jakarta, the capital of the Republic of Indonesia, on the evening of Sunday February 11 for a two-day visit. On Monday February 12, the first day of her visit, the Queen was in Bandar Lampung, capital of the province of Lampung, in the southern of Sumatra island. Upon her arrival, Queen … Continue reading

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Last Day in Ghana for Queen Mathilde

  February 9, 2018 at 10:53 pm by

Queen Mathilde started her third and last day in Ghana today, Friday February 9, with a visit at the Promush Mushroom Project. The project, launched in 2017, aims to “to improve and sustain income of mushroom farmers in the community” but also to implement employment for about 5,500 youth, especially persons with disabilities. The project was established with the help of the European Union – who donated 660,000 Euros – and … Continue reading

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Queen Mathilde’s Working Visit to Ghana – Day Two

  February 8, 2018 at 8:23 pm by

Queen Mathilde started the second day of her working visit in Ghana today, Thursday February 8, by paying a visit to the Teshie Presby High School along with the Deputy Prime Minister Alexander De Croo. This school, thanks to the help of the Belgian community living in Ghana, provides their students an E-learning laboratory with 150 desktop computers. Teshie Presby High school: session live dans #Televic e-lab #SDGs #GlobalGoals #éducation #innovation @Unicorne_Siona … Continue reading

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Dutch Working Visit to China – Last Day

  February 8, 2018 at 12:06 pm by

Today, Thursday February 8, Dutch Queen Máxima completed the working visit to China on her own while King Willem-Alexander was on his way to PyeongChang, South Korea, where tomorrow he will attend the opening of the Winter Olympics as an honorary member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC). The Queen started her last day in China with a roundatable at the Dutch Embassy focused on Green Finance. Topics discussed were … Continue reading

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Queen Mathilde’s Working Visit to Ghana Begins

  February 8, 2018 at 9:52 am by

As an Advocate for the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals, yesterday Wednesday February 7, Her Majesty Queen Mathilde of The Belgians started a three-day working visit to Ghana along with Alexander De Croo, Deputy Prime Minister of Belgium and Minister of Development Cooperation. Upon her arrival at Kotoka International Airport in Accra, the capital of Ghana, the Queen was welcomed by the country’s Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mohammed Tijani … Continue reading

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Dutch Working Visit to China Begins

  February 7, 2018 at 5:07 pm by

At the invitation of the Chinese President, Xi Jinping, His Majesty King Willem-Alexander and Her Majesty Queen Maxima of The Netherlands started today, Wednesday February 7, a two-day working visit to China along with Halbe Zijlstra, Minister of Foreign Affairs. Upon their arrival at the Beijing Capital International Airport, the Royal Couple was welcomed by the Chinese Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs. Later the King and the Queen were received by … Continue reading

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Queen Máxima Opens the Virtual Oncode Institute

  February 5, 2018 at 12:48 pm by

This morning, Monday February 5, Queen Máxima of The Netherlands was present at the launch of the Virtual Oncode Institute, a new virtual research center for cancer. The event took place at the Royal Tropical Institute in Amsterdam in the presence of funders, partners, researchers and guests. The Virtual Oncode Institute is an independent institute that unites The Netherlands’ most outstanding scientists specialized in the field of fundamental oncological research. Almost 600 … Continue reading

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Queen Máxima Enjoys Some Baby Cuddles During Working Visit To Dordrecht

  January 30, 2018 at 10:52 am by

Today, Tuesday January 30, Her Majesty Queen Máxima of The Netherlands paid a working visit to the non-profit organization Babyhuis in Dordrecht. Babyhuis, established at the end of 2013, offers care and guidance to mothers, pregnant women and babies whose parents who are temporarily unable to provide care for them. The organization also provides intensive assistance programs “to establish a secure bonding relationship between mother and child, guidance to self-reliance, creating a solid financial … Continue reading

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King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima Open European Capital of Culture For 2018

  January 28, 2018 at 6:22 am by

Yesterday, Saturday January 27, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima participated in the official opening of Leeuwarden-Fryslân as the European Capital of Culture for 2018. The Maltese capital Valletta is also this year’s European Capital of Culture. To mark the starting of the events, the King and Queen rang the bells of the Oldehove Church which is located in the medievial centre of the city of Leeuwarden. During this year the province … Continue reading

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Dutch Royals Attend Opening of the Holland Dance Festival

  January 26, 2018 at 6:58 am by

Last night, Thursday January 25, Princess Beatrix, Prince Constantijn and Princess Laurentien were present for the opening of the sixteenth edition of the Holland Dance Festival at the Zuiderstrandtheater in The Hague. The festival showcases international dance productions from nineteen countries and also organizes educational activities, projects, workshops and customized lessons. During the festival will be presented fifty-two performances of leading international dance productions. Yesterday, during the gala, the Jiří Kylián … Continue reading

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Princess Laurentien Awards the Language Heroes Prizes

  January 26, 2018 at 6:46 am by

On Thursday January 25, Princess Laurentien presented the Language Heroes Prizes during the International Film Festival Rotterdam at the Theater Rotterdam Schouwburg in Rotterdam. The awards went to Ibrahim Al Hendi, Carolien Slager and Anne Agema. Ibrahim won in the category Language Courses because “in the short time that he is here in The Netherlands, has already mastered the Dutch language so well”; Carolien won in the category Bridge Builder for … Continue reading

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Princess Laurentien Attends National Reading Breakfast Days Launch

  January 24, 2018 at 4:00 pm by

On Wednesday January 24, Princess Laurentien participated in the launch of the fifteenth edition of the National Reading Breakfast Days at the Children’s Book Museum in The Hague. During the event, the Princess read the book “Ssst! Don’t Wake Up the Tiger”. The book by Britta Teckentrup was named Picture Book of the Year 2018 by a jury of Dutch children’s librarians. The National Reading Days is an initiative of the Reading … Continue reading

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King Willem-Alexander Meets with the President of Panama

  January 22, 2018 at 2:50 pm by

Today, Monday January 22, His Majesty King Willem-Alexander of The Netherlands welcomed Juan Carlos Varela, President of Panama, at Noordeinde Palace for an audience. The President is currently on a three-day working visit to The Netherlands that aims to strengthen the relationship between The Netherlands and Panama. On the occasion of this visit, Queen Máxima, in her capacity as special advocate of the United Nations Secretary-General for Inclusive Financing for … Continue reading

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Queen Máxima Opens the Bio-Fair in Zwolle

  January 17, 2018 at 12:49 pm by

This afternoon, Her Majesty Queen Máxima was present at the opening of the organic trade fair Bio-Fair organized at the convention center IJsselhallen in Zwolle, in the northeastern Netherlands. Upon her arrival, the Queen was welcomed by Boele Staal, commissioner of the King in the Province of Overijssel, and Jan Brink, Deputy Mayor of Zwolle. The Queen, along with Carola Schouten, Minister of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality, was given a guided … Continue reading

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Queen Máxima Opens the House for Music

  January 12, 2018 at 2:17 pm by

Today, Friday January 12, Queen Máxima attended at the opening of the renovated “House for Music” in Arnhem, in the province of Gelderland. Upon her arrival the Queen was welcomed by the Mayor of Arnehm, Ahmed Marcouch, and Clemens Cornielje, the King’s Commissioner in the province of Gelderland. During the opening ceremony took place a concert by the Het Gelders Orkest and a performance by more than one hundred Arnhem school children … Continue reading

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Queen Máxima’s Working Visit To Rotterdam

  January 11, 2018 at 1:18 pm by

Today, Thursday January 11, Her Majesty Queen Máxima of The Netherlands paid a working visit to the youth foundation Time for Action in Rotterdam. Time for Action, established in 2011, aims to “provide help and networks to lonely and vulnerable people and encourages young people to be committed to the people in their environment who have little or no network”. The foundation is active in 15 cities across the country with … Continue reading

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Queen Mathilde Receives the Honorary National German Sustainability Award 2018

  December 9, 2017 at 8:07 am by

Yesterday evening, Friday December 8, Her Majesty Queen Mathilde of the Belgians received the Honorary National German Sustainability Award 2018 in a ceremony held at the Maritim in Duesseldorf, Germany. Queen Mathilde was awarded “for her extraordinary social and socio-political commitment as well as her commitment as ambassador of the UN Sustainable Development Goals”.  The Queen is committed to social and humanitarian projects with the Queen Mathilde Fund, UNICEF Belgium, … Continue reading

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Queen Maxima Opens Conference in Amsterdam

  December 7, 2017 at 4:02 pm by

As special advocate of the Secretary-General of the United Nations for Inclusive Finance for Development, Dutch Queen Máxima opened today, Thursday December 7, the 5th edition of the IGNITE conference at the conference centre Beurs van Berlage in Amsterdam. The conference, entitled “Rebuilding Futures” and organized by the Dutch development organization SPARK, was focused on improving access to higher education, developing entrepreneurship, promoting sustainable leadership amongst young people in conflict-affected regions … Continue reading

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Dutch Royal Family Present Prince Claus Award 2017

  December 6, 2017 at 6:13 pm by

Today, Wednesday December 6, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima, Princess Beatrix, Prince Constantijn and Princess Laurentien, and Princess Mabel attended the 2017 Prince Claus Prize Award ceremony held at the Royal Palace in Amsterdam. This year the award went to the Brazilian filmmaker and rights activist Vincent Carelli and the Chinese new media designer and environmental activist Ma Jun. As Honorary Chairman of the Prince Claus Fund, Prince Constantijn presented … Continue reading

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Dutch King and Queen End Official Visit to the Dutch Caribbean

  December 2, 2017 at 3:11 pm by

On the third and final day of their official visit, Saturday December 2, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima were in St. Maarten. Upon their arrival to the Princess Juliana International Airport, the Royal Couple was welcomed by Eugene Holiday, Governor of St. Maarten, and his wife. Then the King and the Queen moved to the headquarters of the Red Cross where they met with students of Simpson Bay School. Following … Continue reading

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