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Last Day in Italy for the Dutch Royal Couple

  June 23, 2017 at 10:29 pm by

Today, Friday June 23, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima spent the last day of the state visit in Milan. In the morning the Royal Couple visited the Rosanna Orlandi Gallery that was founded in 2002 by Rosanna Orlandi, an Italian designer and talent scout. In the gallery are working Dutch and international designers. Afterwards the King and the Queen went to the La Triennale Design Museum where took place … Continue reading

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Dutch-Italian State Visit Heads To Palermo

  June 21, 2017 at 7:22 pm by

On their second day of their state visit to Italy, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima went to Palermo, Sicily, in the south of the country. Upon their arrival the Royal Couple was received by the Mayor of Palermo, Leoluca Orlando, in Quattro Canti, an octagonal Baroque square in the city centre. Then, walking through the street of the city, the King and Queen, accompanied by the Mayor, visited Palazzo delle Acquile, … Continue reading

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Dutch King and Queen Kick-Off Italian State Visit

  June 20, 2017 at 8:10 pm by

At the invitation of the President of the Italian Republic, Sergio Mattarella, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima of The Netherlands, started today, Tuesday June 20, a four-day state visit to Italy along with Bert Koenders, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Lilianne Ploumen, Minister for Foreign Trade and Development. Upon their arrival at the airport of Ciampino, the King and Queen were officially welcomed by President Mattarella and his … Continue reading

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A Busy Day for Magenta Máxima

  June 13, 2017 at 3:33 pm by

This morning, Tuesday June 13, Her Majesty Queen Máxima was in the town of Nieuw-Buinen, in the province of Drenthe, to launch the 12th edition of “Neighbour’s Day” that this year will take place on September 23 throughout the Netherlands. “Neighbour’s Day” is a project supported by The Oranje Fonds that promotes the socialization between neighbours with many different activities like joint breakfast, sports, games or taking care of neighborhood … Continue reading

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Queen Mathilde Attends European Development Days 2017

  June 7, 2017 at 1:07 pm by

Today, Wednesday June 7, Queen Mathilde was present at the opening ceremony of European Development Days (EDD) 2017 at the cultural center Tour & Taxis in Brussels. The theme of the 11th edition of European Development Days is “Investing in Development”. The forum, organized by the European Commission, aims to bring together the development community with debates, panels, and special events in order to share ideas, experiences, innovative solutions to the world … Continue reading

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Queen Máxima in Vietnam: May 30-June 1

  June 1, 2017 at 5:17 pm by

As special advocate of the Secretary-General of the United Nations for Inclusive Finance for Development, Her Majesty Queen Máxima paid a three-day visit to Vietnam from Tuesday May 30 to Friday June 1. Upon her arrival in Vietnam on Tuesday, the Queen went to the provincial town of Da Lat where she visited farms that are participating in the development project “Horti Da Lat”. The project, supported by the Dutch bank … Continue reading

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King Philippe and Queen Mathilde Meet The President of The United States

  May 24, 2017 at 2:14 pm by

This afternoon, Wednesday May 24, Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde received the President of the United States, Donald Trump, and his wife the First Lady, Melania Trump, at the Royal Palace in Brussels. The Royal Couple and the Presidential Couple posed for official photos and then  a private audience took place. The President of the United States is currently in Europe to meet with European leaders and European … Continue reading

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King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima Host Lunch for Mozambican President

  May 19, 2017 at 1:16 pm by

Today, Friday May 19, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima received the President of Mozambique, Filipe Nyusi, and his wife Isaura Nyusi who are currently on an official visit to the Netherlands. 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. … Continue reading

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Dutch Royals At “Appeltjes van Oranje 2017”

  May 18, 2017 at 2:14 pm by

This morning, Thursday May 18, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima, along with Princess Beatrix, attended the “Appeltjes van Oranje 2017” award ceremony held at the Palace Nooreinde in The Hague. The theme of this year’s award was “Strong Kids”, focused on vulnerable children. The winners of “Appeltjes van Oranje 2017” were the foundation Ervaringsmaatjes of the Stichting Informele Zorg (SIZ) from Twente that is taking care of people with vulnerability; the foundation Buurtgezinnen.nl from the … Continue reading

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Princess Margriet and Princess Laurentien Attend ECF Princess Margriet Awards 2017

  May 13, 2017 at 9:35 am by

Last Tuesday, May 9, Princess Margriet and Princess Laurentien was present at the European Cultural Foundation Princess Margriet Awards 2017 held at the music venue and cultural center Paradiso in Amsterdam. The laureates of the 2017 edition were: the literary writer and columnist Aslı Erdoğan from Istanbul; the novelist, orientalist scholar and journalist Navid Kermani from Cologne; the saxophonist and composer Luc Mishalle from Brussels and the visual artist Marina … Continue reading

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Dutch Royals Mark Remembrance and Liberation Days

  May 5, 2017 at 4:04 pm by

Members of the Dutch Royal Family took part, on May 4 and 5, in the commemorations to mark Remembrance and Liberation Day. On Thursday, Remembrance Day, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima attended a memorial service at the Nieuwe Kerk in Amsterdam to commemorate the victims of the Second World War along with the Prime Minister Mark Rutte. Then, in the presence of members of the government, took place the wreath-laying ceremony … Continue reading

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Queen Mathilde Presents “Queen Mathilde Prize” 2017

  May 4, 2017 at 11:12 am by

Today, May 4, Her Majesty Queen Mathilde handed out the “Queen Mathilde Prize” 2017 in a ceremony held at the royal Palace in Brussels. The theme of this year was “Music Connects”, dedicated to the importance of the music among children and vulnerable young people. The award went to the musical association Watermusic of Ostend that presented to the jury of the prize a project called “Crossing Music”. For this project, children … Continue reading

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King Philippe and Queen Mathilde Visit Rik Wouters Exhibition

  April 28, 2017 at 7:30 am by

Yesterday, Thursday April 27, King Philippe and Queen Mathilde paid a visit to the exhibition “Rik Wouters. Retrospective” held at the Royal Museums of Fine Arts in Brussels. The exhibition, organized in collaboration with the Royal Museum of Fine Arts of Antwerp, shows a retrospective of the works made by the Belgian fauvist painter and sculptor Rik Wouters to mark the 100th anniversary of his death. The exhibition consists of more … Continue reading

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Queen Máxima Attends G20 Women20 Summit in Berlin

  April 25, 2017 at 4:11 pm by

In her role as Special Advocate of the Secretary-General of the United Nations for Inclusive Finance for Development and Honorary President of the Global Partnership for Inclusive Finance “Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion” (GPFI) of the G20, Queen Máxima was present today, Tuesday April 25, at a panel entitled “Inspiring Women: Scaling up Women’s Entrepreneurship” as part of the G20 Women20 Summit held in Berlin from April 24 to 26. At the … Continue reading

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King Philippe and Queen Mathilde Visit East Flanders

  April 25, 2017 at 3:45 pm by

Today, Tuesday April 25, King Philippe and Queen Mathilde paid a visit to the Province of East Flanders. The fist stop was at the Wissekerke Castle, situated in the municipality of Kruibeke. Accompanied by the Governor of East Flanders, Jan Briers, and the Mayor of Kruibeke, Jos Stassen, the Royal Couple toured the castle where they signed the Golden Book and then visited the polders of Kruibeke, the largest controlled flood … Continue reading

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Prince Constantijn Presents World Press Photo 2016

  April 23, 2017 at 4:48 pm by

Yesterday, Saturday April 22, Prince Constantijn and Princess Laurentien were present at the ceremony of the World Press Photo of the Year 2016 award held at the Muziekgebouw aan ’t IJ in Amsterdam. The Prince presented this year’s award to Turkish photographer Burhan Özbilici photographer, who works for the Associated Press. He was awarded for his photograph of the murder of the Russian Ambassador to Turkey, Andrey Karlov, on December 19 during … Continue reading

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Queen Mathilde Presents Baillet Latour Health Prize 2017

  April 20, 2017 at 11:25 am by

Today, Thursday April 20, Her Majesty Queen Mathilde of the Belgians handed out the Baillet Latour Health Prize 2017 at the Palais des Académies in Brussels. The prizes awarded were two: the Baillet Latour Health Prize went to Professor Adriano Aguzzi, Director of the Institute of Neuropathology at the University of Zurich (Switzerland) and the Baillet Latour Grant for Medical Research went to Professor Roosmarijn Vandenbroucke from the University of … Continue reading

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Princess Beatrix and Princess Mabel Attend Third Prince Friso Engineers Awards

  April 20, 2017 at 9:52 am by

Yesterday, Wednesday April 19, Their Royal Highnesses Princess Beatrix and Princess Mabel presented the third edition of the Prince Friso Engineers Awards at the Delf University of Technology, which this year celebrates its 175th anniversary. The winner of this year was Dr Rick Scholte, an electrical engineer from the University of Twente with a PhD degree from the Eindhoven University of Technology. In 2009 Dr Scholte founded the company Sorama Sound Imaging, specialising in … Continue reading

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A Busy Day For Queen Máxima

  April 7, 2017 at 4:51 pm by

This morning, Friday April 7, Her Majesty Queen Máxima was in Delft to open the exhibition “Forbidden Porcelain – Exclusively for the Emperor” at the Museum Prinsenhof Delft. The exhibition shows Chinese porcelain from the period of the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) that was entirely created for the Chinese Emperors. Accompanied by the Director of Museum, Janelle Moerman, the Queen toured the exhibition. The exhibition will be opened to the public from tomorrow April … Continue reading

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Belgian State Visit to Denmark: Day Two

  March 29, 2017 at 7:13 pm by

The second day of the state visit started today, Wednesday March 29, with separate events for the Royal Couples. In the morning His Majesty King Philippe, accompanied by Crown Prince Frederik, paid a visit to Copenhagen City Hall where they were received by the Lord Mayor, Frank Jensen. The King and the Crown Prince attended a presentation about smart urban solutions and renewable energy and the King also signed the … Continue reading

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