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Queen Máxima at the World Food Day Conference

  October 18, 2014 at 11:17 pm by

As a special advocate of the United Nations’ Secretary-General for Inclusive Finance for Development (UNSGSA), Queen Máxima attended on Thursday the World Food Day Conference at the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) headquarters in Rome. The World Food Day is commemorated every year on October 16, the anniversary of the founding of FAO in 1945. The Queen at her arrival was greeted by Josè Graziano Da Silva, FAO Director-General. This year, … Continue reading

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Princess Laurentien Presents Her New Book

  October 6, 2014 at 7:45 pm by

On Sunday October 5th, Princess Laurentien presented her new fairytale book written along with the children’s author Paul van Loon. The presentation took place at the theme park “Efteling”. De Sprookjessprokkelaar, the title of the book, is about a fairy tale library situated in an old, abandoned castle. The book teaches the importance of reading and reading aloud. The Princess was accompanied by her husband, Prince Constantijn, and their three children: … Continue reading

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Prinsjesdag 2014

  September 16, 2014 at 8:02 pm by

The Dutch Royal Family has celebrated today, September 16, the traditional opening of the Parliament, Prinsjesdag. King Willem-Alexander was accompanied by his wife, Queen Máxima, his brother, Prince Constantijn and his sister-in-law, Princess Laurentien. The Royal Couple left Noordeinde Palace in the Golden Carriage at 13:00, heading to the Knight’s Hall. Inside the Ridderzaal, King Willem-Alexander read the speech from the throne. The King started by remembering the tragedy of … Continue reading

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Belgian National Day

  July 22, 2014 at 6:03 am by

The Belgian Royal Family celebrated National Day this past days. The celebrations started on Sunday July 20 when King Philippe and Queen Mathilde along with Princess Astrid, Prince Lorenz, Prince Laurent and Princess Claire attended the concert “Prelude to National Day” which took plac at the Centre for Fine Arts in Brussels hosted by the Queen Elizabeth and the National Orchestra of Belgium. Later on, the King and the Queen were … Continue reading

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Queen Maxima Visits France and Turkey

  July 16, 2014 at 4:10 am by

In her capacity as a special advocate of the UN Secretary-General for inclusive finance for development and as honorary chairman of the G20 Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion, Queen Maxima visited France and Turkey. On Wednesday July 9, The Queen gave a speech at a meeting of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in Paris. Mr. Angel Gurría, OECD Secretary-General, experts from finance and education public authorities, government … Continue reading

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Queen Máxima Visits India

  July 6, 2014 at 3:23 pm by

As a special advocate of the United Nations’ Secretary-General for Inclusive Finance for Development (UNSGSA), Queen Máxima visited India last week. On Monday June 30, the Queen started her three-day visit in New Delhi. She had a meeting with the Minister for Finance, Corporate Affairs and Defence, Arun Jaitley. Then Queen Máxima visited an innovative water plant called “Sarvajal” in the district of Savda Ghevra. The chief of operations of … Continue reading

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Dutch State Visit to Poland

  June 26, 2014 at 6:00 pm by

Following the invitation of the Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima undertook a two-day state visit to Poland. The Royal Couple arrived in the morning of Tuesday June 24th at the Chopin Military Airport of Warsaw, the capital of Poland. At the Presidential Palace, the King and the Queen were welcomed with a welcoming ceremony by President Bronislaw Komorowski and his wife, Anna Komorwska. The national anthems … Continue reading

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King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima in Germany

  May 29, 2014 at 10:37 pm by

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima made a two-day working visit to Lower Saxony and North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, this week. On Monday May 26th, the King and the Queen attended the opening of the “Energy Seminar” at the Next Energy Campus of the University of Oldenburg. They were welcomed by Stephan Weil, the Prime Minister of Lower Saxony. In his speech, the King stressed the importance of energy, “Without energy, everything … Continue reading

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Dutch Royals attend Remembrance & Liberation Day

  May 7, 2014 at 8:22 pm by

On May 4th and 5th, the Dutch Royals attended Remembrance and Liberation Day commemorations. King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima, on Sunday May 4th, were present at the memorial service at the Nieuwe Kerk in Amsterdam to commemorate the victims of the Second World War. Then in the Dam Square took place the wreath-laying ceremony at the National Monument. Two minutes of silence were observed. On the same day, Princess Margriet, along … Continue reading

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Belgian Introductory Visit to Sweden

  April 29, 2014 at 11:25 pm by

Today, April 29th, King Philippe and Queen Mathilde paid an introductory visit to Sweden. The King and the Queen were welcomed at the Royal Palace in Stockholm by King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia. At the luncheon hosted by the Swedish King and Queen, were also present Crown Princess Victoria, her husband Prince Daniel and Prince Carl Philip. In the early afternoon, King Philippe and Queen Mathilde visited the … Continue reading

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Swedish Official Visit to the Netherlands

  April 9, 2014 at 7:40 am by

On the invitation of King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima, King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia made a two-day official visit to the Netherlands last week. The reason for the visit was also the celebration of 400 years of diplomatic relations between the Netherlands and Sweden. Arriving in the early afternoon of Friday April 4, the King and the Queen of Sweden were welcomed by King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima … Continue reading

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Chinese State Visit to Belgium

  April 2, 2014 at 12:24 am by

Chinese President Xi Jinping and his wife, Mrs Peng Liyuan, started a three day state visit to Belgium on March 30. The President and his wife arrived at the Zaventem Airport in Brussels in the morning, and were welcomed at the airport by Prime Minister Elio Di Rupo. Then, outside the Royal Palace, took place the welcoming ceremony at the presence of King Philippe and Queen Mathilde. After a performace … Continue reading

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The EFC Princess Margriet Awards 2014

  March 23, 2014 at 5:44 am by

On Tuesday March 18, Princess Margriet and Princess Laurentien attended the ECF Princess Margriet Awards 2014 at the Bozar Center for Fine Arts in Brussels. The laureates of the sixth edition of the award were “Teatro Valle Occupato” from Rome and Teodor Celakoski from Zagreb. The Teatro Valle, Italy’s oldest theatre, was saved in 2011 from an uncertain future with the occupation of a group of theatre workers who has … Continue reading

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Dutch Royal Family Participate in NL DOET 2014

  March 22, 2014 at 7:08 pm by

The Dutch Royal Family participated on Friday March 21 in the National Volunteer Day, NL DOET. King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima helped at the zoo Akkertje in Rijswijk. At this zoo, people with intellectual disabilities take care of the animals under supervision. The King, in the rain, helped out by placing poles along a ditch, along which later a fence was tensioned and he also painted. Queen Maxima worked with sandpaper … Continue reading

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Queen Maxima Visits Colombia and Peru

  March 8, 2014 at 9:20 pm by

As special advocate of the Secretary-General of the UN for inclusive finance for development, Queen Maxima visited Colombia from March 3nd to March 5th and Peru from March 5th to March 7th. On Monday March 3rd, the Queen arrived in the Colombian city of Bucaramanga where she visited the “Fundation Delamujer”, a foundation established in 1987 which is an agricultural project funded by microcredit. The purpose of the visit was … Continue reading

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Belgian Introductory Visit to Italy

  February 23, 2014 at 3:15 am by

On Wednesday February 19th, King Philippe and Queen Mathilde paid an introductory visit to Italy. The Royal Couple arrived in Rome in the late morning, accompanied by the Prime Minister, Elio Di Rupo, and the Foreign Minister, Didier Reynders. At Quirinale, the Presidential Palace, the King and the Queen were welcomed with military honors then they were greeted by the Italian President Giorgio Napolitano. After posing for photos, took place … Continue reading

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Belgian Introductory Visit to Germany

  February 18, 2014 at 11:39 pm by

On February 17th, King Philippe and Queen Mathilde made an introductory visit to Germany. The Royal Couple, accompanied by Prime Minister Elio Di Rupo and Foreign Minister Didier Reynders, arrived in Berlin at around 11 o’clock. At their arrival in the German capital, they went to the Bellevue Palace. Outside the Presidential Palace, the King and the Queen were greeted by the German President, Joachim Gauck, and the First Lady, … Continue reading

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Farewell Party For Princess Beatrix

  February 9, 2014 at 2:26 am by

Last Saturday, February 1st, in the convention center Ahoy in Rotterdam a thanksgiving party took place to celebrate the 33 years of the reign of Queen Beatrix. The party was attended by 4000 people and members of the Dutch Royal Family: King Willem-Alexander, Queen Máxima, Prince Constantijn and Princess Laurentien, Princess Mabel, Princess Margriet and Professor Pieter van Vollenhoven, Prince Maurits, Princess Marilène, Prince Pieter-Christiaan, Princess Anita, Prince Floris, Princess … Continue reading

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Belgian Introductory Visit to France

  February 7, 2014 at 8:10 am by

King Philippe and Queen Mathilde paid an introductory visit to France on Thursday February 6th. The Royal Couple arrived in Paris by high speed train around noon, accompanied by Prime Minister Elio Di Rupo and the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Didier Reynders. Upon arrival in the French capital, the King and the Queen went near Pont de la Concorde where is situated an equestrian monument in memory of King Albert … Continue reading

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Queen Paola and Queen Mathilde Visit “Child Focus”

  February 2, 2014 at 6:23 am by

On Friday January 31th in Brussels, Queen Paola and Queen Mathilde visited the headquarter of the “Child Focus” foundation for a special occasion: Queen Mathilde was appointed as Honorary President of the foundation. The Queen succeeded to her mother-in-law Queen Paola, who was Honorary President since 2002. The mission of the foundation is to provide operational support to investigations surrounding the disappearance and sexual exploitation of children and to prevent … Continue reading

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