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King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima at the “Long Live the Club” Festival

  April 25, 2015 at 5:49 pm by

As part of the celebration to mark the 200 years of the Kingdom, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima attended today, Saturday April 25, the “Long Live the Club” Festival in the Park de Wezenlanden in Zwolle. The Festival was organized by the National Committee of 200 Years of the Kingdom to celebrate the right to freedom of association and assembly and it was dedicated to all volunteers in the Kingdom, … Continue reading

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King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima Launch “King Games”

  April 24, 2015 at 5:21 pm by

Today, Friday April 24, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima were present at the launch of the “King Games” in Leiden. The event started in the morning when the Royal Couple had breakfast with nearly 8000 students coming from 30 schools. After the breakfast there was the performance of the ‘Kinderen voor kinderen’ choir that sang the song “Energie” made for the event. Then, all the children went outside where they … Continue reading

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King Philippe and Queen Mathilde: Visit to the EU Institutions

  April 21, 2015 at 5:44 pm by

Today King Philippe and Queen Mathilde paid a visit to the Council of Europe, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, the European Court of Human Rights and the Eurocorps in Strasbourg, France. They were accompanied by the Vice-Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Didier Reynders. At their arrival, the King and the Queen were received by Anne Brasseur, the President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe. … Continue reading

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Queen Maxima In Washington

  April 19, 2015 at 11:52 am by

In her role as special advocate of the UN Secretary General for Inclusive Finance for Development, Queen Maxima took part in one of the spring meetings held by the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in Washington D.C. on April 16 and 17. On Friday April 17, Queen Maxima attended the seminar “Universal Financial Access 2020: Towards the Last Mile” along with the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, … Continue reading

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Queen Maxima in Myanmar: March 30-April 1

  April 2, 2015 at 1:42 pm by

As Special Advocate of the Secretary-General of the UN for Inclusive Finance for Development and at the invitation of the Government of Myanmar, Queen Maxima made a three-day visit to Myanmar from Monday March 30 to Wednesday April 1. Queen Maxima started the visit on Monday in Yangon where she had various meetings with telecom providers, representatives of banks, microfinance institutions and providers of microcredit. At the meetings were also present members … Continue reading

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The ECF Princess Margriet Awards 2015

  April 1, 2015 at 3:25 pm by

Yesterday, Tuesday March 31, Princess Margriet and Princess Laurentien of the Netherlands, along with Princess Astrid of Belgium and her daughter-in-law Princess Elisabetta, attended the ECF Princess Margriet Awards 2015 at the Bozar Center for Fine Arts in Brussels. The laureates of the 7th edition of the awards were the Athens Biennale from Greece and the Visual Culture Research Center from Ukraine. The Athens Biennale is a contemporary art exhibition … Continue reading

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Dutch Royal Family Participate in NL DOET 2015

  March 22, 2015 at 1:15 pm by

Like every year, the Dutch Royal Family attended the National Volunteer Day, NL DOET, on March 20 and 21. On Friday March 20, Princess Beatrix, Prince Bernhard, Princess Annette, Prince Floris, Princess Aimée and Tjalling Ten Cate helped at the Nursing Home Norschoten in Barneveld. They were there along with a large group of students from high schools. Princess Beatrix cleaned the doors and windows of the greenhouse, Princess Aimée … Continue reading

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Dutch Working Visit to Germany – Day 2

  March 21, 2015 at 5:08 am by

The second and last day of the working visit started on Friday March 20 at the Fish Auction Hall of Hamburg where King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima attended a meeting with German and Dutch businessmen about the possibilities of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) as fuel in shipping. Then the Royal Couple made a tour of the LNG Hybrid Barge project where LNG is converted into electricity. After, the King and … Continue reading

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Dutch Working Visit to Germany – Day 1

  March 19, 2015 at 10:35 pm by

After ending the State Visit to Denmark, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima started a two days working visit to Germany on Thursday March 19. At their arrival in Lübeck, in the State of Schleswig-Holstein, the Royal Couple was welcomed in the Town Hall Square by the President-Minister of the State, Torsten Albig. The King and the Queen received a warm welcome by all the people who were gathered in the … Continue reading

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First Prince Friso Engineers Award

  March 19, 2015 at 3:42 am by

On Tuesday, Princess Beatrix and Princess Mabel presented the first Prince Friso Engineers Award at the University of Twente. The Royal Institution of Engineers (KIVI), the Dutch Association of Professional Engineers, presents the award annually to engineers who excel in innovation capacity, entrepreneurship, personality and social impact. The award this year went to Allard van Hoeken, an engineer who works at Bluewater Energy Services. He studied Mechanical Engineering. From this … Continue reading

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Queen Maxima Launches Money Week 2015

  March 10, 2015 at 3:59 am by

Yesterday, Queen Maxima launched the fifth edition of “Money Week 2015″ at the primary school OBS West in Capelle aan den IJssel. The Queen was accompanied by Sander Dekker, State Secretary of Education, Culture and Science. Queen Maxima took part, along with Minister Dakker, in some lectures for students, teachers and parents. During the lectures the Queen spoke about the importance of learning how to manage money. The Queen also … Continue reading

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King and Queen of the Belgians Visit the Vatican

  March 9, 2015 at 4:54 pm by

Today King Philippe and Queen Mathilde paid a visit to the Vatican. They arrived at the Apostolic Palace at 10:30am, greeted by Georg Gaenswein, the prefect of the papal household. Then they had a private audience with Pope Francis that lasted half an hour. During the audience, gifts were exchanged. The King and Queen brought to the Pope a set of nativity figurines made by a Belgian artist and an official … Continue reading

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Queen Mathilde in Washington

  March 7, 2015 at 10:56 pm by

Queen Mathilde was in the United States for a brief visit starting on Thursday, when she arrived at the Embassy of Belgium in Washington where the Queen was welcomed by the Belgian Ambassador, Johan Verbeke. The following day, Friday March 6, was quite busy for the Queen. The first event was a meeting with Dr. Jim Yong Kim, the President of the World Bank Group. The theme of the meeting was … Continue reading

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Queen Maxima Opens the “Máximakanaal”

  March 5, 2015 at 5:55 pm by

Today, Thursday March 5, Queen Maxima officially opened the “Máximakanaal” in Den Bosch, North Brabant. At the ceremony were present Ton Rombouts, the Mayor of Den Bosch, Melanie Schultz van Haegen, the Minister of Infrastructure and the Environment, and Jannita Robberse, Chief Engineer and Director of Public Works. The “Maxima Channel” is a new waterway, is 9 km long and connects the South Willemsvaart Canal and Meuse river together. The new channel … Continue reading

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Queen Mathilde Attends Ebola Conference in Brussels

  March 3, 2015 at 6:12 pm by

Today, Tuesday March 3, Queen Mathilde participated in a conference about ebola at the Egmont Palace in Brussels. The title of the conference was “Ebola: from emergency to recovery”, and it took place under the organisation and patronage of the European Union. The conference was also co-chaired by the European Union, the Presidents of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, the United Nations, the African Union and the Economic Community of … Continue reading

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Queen Maxima at the GSMA Mobile World Congress 2015

  March 3, 2015 at 12:05 pm by

As the United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development, Queen Maxima yesterday afternoon, March 2, gave a speech at the GSMA Mobile World Congress 2015 in Barcelona, Spain. At her arrival at Fira Gran Via where the congress took place, the Queen was welcomed by King Felipe of Spain. The King was there to preside over the inauguration of the congress. Queen Maxima spoke during the session … Continue reading

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King Philippe and Queen Mathilde in the Province of Flemish Brabant

  February 27, 2015 at 9:51 am by

To mark the 20th anniversary of its foundation, Their Majesties the King and Queen of the Belgians visited the Province of Flemish Brabant on yesterday, February 26. At their arrival in Kampenhout, the Royal Couple were welcomed by the Governor of the Province, Lodewijk De Witte, and the Mayor of Kampenhout, Kris Leaerts, at the communications company Artoos. The King and the Queen made a tour of its headquarters and … Continue reading

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King Philippe and Queen Mathilde: Visit to the EU Institutions

  February 26, 2015 at 6:21 am by

Yesterday, Wednesday February 25, King Philippe and Queen Mathilde paid an official visit to the European Institutions. The first stop was at the European Parliament were the Royal Couple was welcomed by the chairman of the Parliament, Martin Schulz. Then they had a meeting with President Schulz and the political group leaders. The King and the Queen also signed the the distinguished visitors book. Around midday, the Royal Couple went … Continue reading

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Dutch Photo Session in Lech

  February 23, 2015 at 7:15 pm by

This morning, the Dutch Royal Family attended the traditional photo session in the Austrian skiing resort of Lech. Were present King Willem-Alexander, Queen Máxima, their daughters Princess Amalia, Princess Alexia, Princess Ariane. Prince Beatrix was there as well. The former Queen was in Lech since last week along with Prince Constantin and his family and Princess mabel and her daughters. They were in Lech a week earlier due to the … Continue reading

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King Willem-Alexander & Queen Máxima in Groningen & Drenthe

  February 18, 2015 at 3:32 pm by

On Tuesday, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima visited the provinces of Groningen and Drenthe. The Royal Couple began their visit in Veendam, a town in Groningen. The King and Queen were received in the Veenkoloniaal Museum by the Commissioner of the King in Groningen, Mr Max van den Berg, and the Mayor of Veendam, Mr Sipke Swierstra. They visited the exhibition on the history of the Veenkoloniaal area. Then King … Continue reading

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