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Dutch Royals attend ”Appeltjes van Oranje 2015”

  May 21, 2015 at 12:16 pm by

Today, Thursday May 21, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima, along with Princess Beatrix attended the ”Appeltjes van Oranje 2015” award ceremony at Palace Nooreinde in The Hague. The theme of the award this year was: “Better for each other!”. It’s about people with difficulty to get along in society for socioeconomics reasons. The winners of ”Appeltjes van Oranje 2015” were: “Food Aid Foundation Focus” from Amersfoort, a foundation that … Continue reading

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Queen Máxima and Queen Mathilde Open Exhibition in The Hague

  May 20, 2015 at 6:17 pm by

This afternoon, Wednesday May 20, Their Majesties Queen Máxima of the Netherlands and Queen Mathilde of the Belgians opened an outdoor sculpture exhibition in the Lange Voorhout street in The Hague. The exhibition, called “Flemish Vormidable Contemporary Sculpture”, shows artworks created by established and emerging Flemish artists and celebrates twenty years of cultural cooperation between the Netherlands and Flanders. The curator of the exhibition is Stef van Bellingen, a Flemish … Continue reading

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King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima visit Zeeland Flanders

  May 19, 2015 at 4:10 pm by

Today, Tuesday May 19, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima paid a visit to the region of Zeeland Flanders. At their arrival in the morning, the Royal Couple went to the nursing home De Hoeve Blaauwe in the municipality of Hulst. They were greeted by Jan-Frans Mulder, the Mayor of Hulst, and Han Polman, the King’s Commissioner of Zeeland Flanders. Outside the nursing home, the King and Queen received a warm welcome … Continue reading

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Queen Máxima Attends Lecture in Utrecht

  May 18, 2015 at 5:52 pm by

Today, Monday May 18, Queen Máxima attended the inaugural lecture of Professor Javier A. Couso in the Academy Building of the University of Utrecht. Professor Couso is a Latin American specialist in the field of Sociology of Law and Comparative Law. He is professor and director of the Constitutional Law Program at the Universidad Diego Portales in Santiago, Chile. Recently he was appointed by Chilean President Michelle Bachelet as member of … Continue reading

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Princess Elisabeth Baptises a Patrol Boat

  May 7, 2015 at 4:14 am by

Yesterday, Wednesday May 6, Princess Elisabeth, Duchess of Brabant baptised the patrol vessel P902 Pollux. At the ceremony, held at the Naval Base of Zeebrugge, were present King Philippe and Queen Mathilde. The patrol vessel P902 Pollux is the second new patrol ship in use to the Belgian Navy, the first one patrol vessel 901 Castor was baptized last July by Queen Mathilde. View image | gettyimages.com “I baptize you … Continue reading

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Dutch Royals Attend Remembrance and Liberation Day

  May 5, 2015 at 7:39 pm by

On May 4th and 5th, the Dutch Royals attended Remembrance and Liberation Day commemorations. Yesterday, Princess Margriet and Professor Pieter van Vollenhoven attend the 70th commemoration of WWII at the Canadian War Cemetery in Holten. Were present some Canadian veterans and the Prime Minister of Canada, Stephen Harper, along with his wife Laureen. Princess Margriet and Professor Pieter van Vollenhoven laid wreaths. In the late afternoon, Prince Pieter-Christiaan along with … Continue reading

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Princess Beatrix Opens War Exhibition in Curaçao

  May 3, 2015 at 2:50 pm by

Yesterday, Saturday May 2, Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands was in Curaçao to open the exhibition “Guera na Kòrsou?! War in 1940-1945 Curaçao” at the Museum of Willemstad, the capital of Curaçao. At her arrival in the museum, the Princess received a warm welcome with a guard of honor, was greeted by Michèle Russel-Capriles, who launched the idea of the exhibition one year ago, and the children of the choir “Kòrsou al Belcanto” who performed a … Continue reading

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King Willem-Alexander & Queen Máxima Visit Bonaire & Aruba

  May 2, 2015 at 9:33 am by

At the invitation of the Governor of Bonaire, Edison Rijna, and of the Governor of Aruba, Fredis Refunjol, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima started on Thursday April 30, a three-day visit to Bonaire and Aruba. Upon arriving in Bonaire, the first event for the Royal Couple was a visit to the Bonaire Youth Outreach Foundation. The Foundation aims to help young people from disadvantaged environments with activities, events … Continue reading

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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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