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Queen Mathilde Visits the Brussels Book Fair

  February 14, 2019 at 4:37 pm by

Today, Thursday February 14, Her Majesty Queen Mathilde paid a visit at the 50th edition of the Brussels Book Fair. This year the Flanders was chosen as guest of honor at the Fair to enable French-speaking readers to discover Flemish authors. The Queen started her visit at the Flemish pavilion, called Flirt Flamand where she met with students from a Dutch-speaking and a French-speaking school. Then she visited the Palais … Continue reading

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Queen Máxima in Jordan: February 10 -12

  February 12, 2019 at 5:02 pm by

As a special advocate of the Secretary-General of the United Nations for inclusive finance for development and at the invitation of the government, Queen Máxima arrived in Amman, the capital of Jordan, on the evening of Sunday February 10 for a two-day visit. Queen Maxima started the first day of the visit, on Monday February 11, with a round table meeting about inclusive financing at the presence of various development … Continue reading

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Last Day in Mozambique for Queen Mathilde

  February 6, 2019 at 5:48 pm by

Queen Mathilde started the last day of her working visit to Mozambique today, Wednesday February 6, by meeting the Mozambique President Filipe Nyusi. At lunchtime the Queen attended a luncheon hosted by Mozanbique first lady, Isaura Nyusi. Then Queen Mathilde delivered a speech at the Eduardo Mondlane University. The Queen started her speech by thanking “Mozambique for its kind hospitality”, then, as Advocate for the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, … Continue reading

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Queen Mathilde ’s Working Visit to Mozambique – Day Two

  February 6, 2019 at 1:55 am by

Queen Mathilde started the second day of her working visit in Mozambique today, Tuesday February 5, by visiting the project Water Supply Gaza. This project aims to improve access to drinking water in rural areas and it was organized with the help of the Belgian Cooperation Agency ENABEL that constructed a solar-powered drinking water supply for 6 villages in the Gaza Province of Mozambique. After the Queen paid a visit … Continue reading

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Queen Mathilde ’s Working Visit to Mozambique Begins

  February 4, 2019 at 5:31 pm by

As an Advocate for the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, today Monday February 4, Her Majesty Queen Mathilde of The Belgians started a four-day working visit to Mozambique. Upon her arrival in the capital Maputo, the Queen met with the Minister of Economy and Finance, Adriano Maleiane, the Minister of Gender, Children and Social Action, Cidália Chaúque Oliveira and the representatives of a non-governmental organization. Then Queen Mathilde paid a … Continue reading

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Princess Beatrix Launches the Theme Year “Rembrandt & the Golden Age 2019”

  January 31, 2019 at 5:21 pm by

Yesterday, Wednesday January 30, Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrix was present at the opening of the theme year “Rembrandt & the Golden Age 2019” at the Mauritshuis Museum in The Hague. To mark the 350th anniversary of the death of the Dutch painter Rembrandt van Rijn, the Rembrandt House, the Mauritshuis, the Frisian Museum, Museum De Lakenhal and the Rijksmuseum organized numerous exhibitions and activities throughout the country throughout the … Continue reading

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Princess Laurentien Attends National Reading Breakfast Days

  January 25, 2019 at 5:41 pm by

On Wednesday January 23, attended the launch of the 16th edition of the National Reading Breakfast Days in the Primary School Corantijn in Amsterdam. At the presence of the pupils the Princess read the book “A house for Harry”, a story about a stray cat who, with the help of his friends, finds his home again. The book, written and illustrated by Leo Timmers, was elected Picture Book of the … Continue reading

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Queen Mathilde Visits the Exhibition “Fernand Khnopff (1858-1921). The master of the enigma” in Paris

  January 9, 2019 at 11:41 pm by

Today, Wednesday January 9, Her Majesty Queen Mathilde paid a visit at the exhibition “Fernand Khnopff (1858-1921). The master of the enigma” held at the art museum Petit Palais in Paris. The exhibition, organized in collaboration with the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, shows nearly 150 works by Fernand Khnopff, one of the most important and versatile representatives of Symbolism in Belgium. The Queen toured the exhibition accompanied … Continue reading

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Belgian King and Queen Visit the Province of Walloon Brabant

  December 12, 2018 at 6:01 am by

Yesterday, Tuesday December 11, King Philippe and Queen Mathilde paid a visit to the Province of Walloon Brabant. The first stop was in the municipality of Ramillies where they visited the company Odoo. The company develops software and apps for all kinds of business applications. During the visit at the company the King and the Queen buildt a website with the help of the staff of Odoo. Then the Royal … Continue reading

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State Visit from Cabo Verde to the Netherlands – Last Day

  December 11, 2018 at 11:52 pm by

The President of the Republic of Cabo Verde, Jorge Carlos de Almeida Fonseca, started the second and last day in the Netherlands with meetings with the President of the Senate of the States General and the President of the House of Representatives of the States General and then he visited the International Court of Justice and the International Criminal Court. The President was also received by the Dutch Prime Minister … Continue reading

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State Visit from Cabo Verde to the Netherlands – Day One

  December 10, 2018 at 10:38 pm by

At the invitation of King Willem-Alexander, the President of the Republic of Cabo Verde, Jorge Carlos de Almeida Fonseca and his wife, Lígia Dias Fonseca started yesterday, Monday December 10, a two-day state visit to the Netherlands. King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima officially received the President and his wife with a welcoming ceremony held at Dam Square in Amsterdam. The King and the President inspected a guard of honor and … Continue reading

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Dutch Royal Family Present Prince Claus Award 2018

  December 7, 2018 at 3:23 am by

Yesterday, Thursday December 6, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima, Princess Beatrix, Prince Constantijn and Princess Mabel attended the 2018 Prince Claus Prize Award ceremony held at the Royal Palace in Amsterdam. This year the award went to the Market Photo Workshop, a training institute and cultural platform from South Africa. As Honorary Chairman of the Prince Claus Fund, Prince Constantijn presented the award. Market Photo Workshop was founded in 1989 … Continue reading

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Dutch Royals Present Erasmus Prize 2018

  November 27, 2018 at 9:24 am by

Today, Tuesday November 27, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima, along with Princess Beatrix, attended the Erasmus Prize Awards at the Royal Palace in Amsterdam. The theme of this year was “The Power of Investigative Journalism”. The King presented this year’s prize to the American journalist and writer Barbara Ehrenreich. Barbara Ehrenreich is an American journalist, political activist and author of 21 books and she is best known for her 2001 … Continue reading

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Queen Maxima Awards Prince Bernhard Cultural Prize

  November 26, 2018 at 9:34 am by

Today, Monday November 26, Queen Maxima presented the Prince Bernhard Cultural Prize 2018 at the Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ concert hall in Amsterdam. This year the award went to the conductor, composer and pianist Reinbert de Leeuw. Reinbert de Leeuw studied piano and music theory at the Amsterdam Conservatory, followed by a composition study at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague. He received this award because of “its great significance … Continue reading

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State Visit from Singapore to the Netherlands – Last Day

  November 22, 2018 at 6:06 pm by

On the second day of the Singaporean state visit, Queen Maxima accompanied the President of the Republic of Singapore, Mrs. Halimah Yacob, and her husband Mohamed Abdullah Alhabshee for a visit at the Greenhouse Horticulture & Flower Bulbs in Bleiswijk, in the province of South Holland. The Greenhouse Horticulture & Flower Bulbs, one of the experimental greenhouses of Wageningen University & Research (WUR), is dedicated to innovating for and with … Continue reading

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State Visit from Singapore to the Netherlands – Day One

  November 21, 2018 at 8:59 pm by

At the invitation of King Willem-Alexander, the President of the Republic of Singapore, Mrs. Halimah Yacob, and her husband Mohamed Abdullah Alhabshee started today, Wednesday November 21, a two-day state visit to the Netherlands. King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima officially received the President and her husband with a welcoming ceremony held at Dam Square in Amsterdam. The King and the President inspected a guard of honour and the national anthems were … Continue reading

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French State Visit to Belgium – Last Day

  November 20, 2018 at 5:43 pm by

The second and last day of the French State Visit to Belgium started in Molenbeek, a district of Brussels, where King Philippe and Queen Mathilde accompanied the President of France Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte for a visit at the LaVallée culture and meeting center. LaVallée center, founded in 2014 in a former laundry, it is a cultural space where 150 to 200 events a year are organized and … Continue reading

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French State Visit to Belgium Begins

  November 19, 2018 at 8:41 pm by

At the invitation of Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde, the President of France Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte Macron started today, Monday November 19, a two-day state visit to Belgium. The King and the Queen officially received the President and his wife with a welcoming ceremony held in the courtyard of the Royal Palace in Brussels. The King with President Macron inspected the guard of honor and then … Continue reading

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Dutch King and Queen Host Lunch for Austrian President

  November 14, 2018 at 2:33 am by

Today, Wednesday November 14, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima received the President of Austria, Alexander Van der Bellen, and his wife Doris Schmidauer. The President and First Lady were officially welcomed with a welcoming ceremony held in the courtyard of the Palace Noordeinde in The Hague. The King and the President inspected a guard of honour and the national anthems were played. Inside the palace took place a … Continue reading

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Queen Maxima Attends the Launch of SchuldenlabNL

  November 14, 2018 at 2:22 am by

Today, Wednesday November 14, Their Majesty Queen Maxima was present at the launch of the SchuldenlabNL project in The Hague. SchuldenlabNL is an inclusive platform where public and private partners work together in order to make the Netherlands debt-free. According to SchuldenlabNL “More than 2 million households have payment arrears. Almost 1.4 million households have risky or problematic debts. It takes an average of 5 years before citizens report for … Continue reading

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