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Dutch Royal Family Present Prince Claus Award 2017

  December 6, 2017 at 6:13 pm by

Today, Wednesday December 6, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima, Princess Beatrix, Prince Constantijn and Princess Laurentien, and Princess Mabel attended the 2017 Prince Claus Prize Award ceremony held at the Royal Palace in Amsterdam. This year the award went to the Brazilian filmmaker and rights activist Vincent Carelli and the Chinese new media designer and environmental activist Ma Jun. As Honorary Chairman of the Prince Claus Fund, Prince Constantijn presented … Continue reading

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Dutch King and Queen End Official Visit to the Dutch Caribbean

  December 2, 2017 at 3:11 pm by

On the third and final day of their official visit, Saturday December 2, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima were in St. Maarten. Upon their arrival to the Princess Juliana International Airport, the Royal Couple was welcomed by Eugene Holiday, Governor of St. Maarten, and his wife. Then the King and the Queen moved to the headquarters of the Red Cross where they met with students of Simpson Bay School. Following … Continue reading

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Dutch Official Visit to the Caribbean Continues In Saba

  December 1, 2017 at 5:26 pm by

The King and Queen of the Netherlands’ official visit to the Caribbean islands continued today, Friday December 1st, in Saba. On the occasion of the celebrations of the 42nd Saba Day, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima attended a church service held at the Christ Church in The Bottom, the capital of Saba, where they were welcomed by Jonathan Johnson, Lieutenant Governor of the island. The celebrations then moved to the … Continue reading

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Dutch King and Queen Begin Official Visit to the Dutch Caribbean

  November 30, 2017 at 10:44 am by

On Thursday November 30, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima started a three-day official visit to St. Eustatius, Saba and St Maarten, islands of the Dutch Caribbean. Upon their arrival at the F. D. Roosevelt Airport on the island of St Eustatius, the Royal Couple was received by Julian Woodley, Lieutenant Governor of St. Eustatius. Then the King and the Queen paid a visit to the St Eustatius Solar Park. This solar park … Continue reading

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Belgian King and Queen Visit the Province of Flemish Brabant

  November 29, 2017 at 3:16 pm by

Today, Wednesday November 29, King Philippe and Queen Mathilde paid a visit to the Province of Flemish Brabant. The first stop was in the municipality of Grimbergen, where they visited the biofarm Den Diepen Boomgaard. This farm is a social workplace that focus on sustainability and aims to give opportunities to people to gain work experience and expertise. La ferme bio Den Diepen Boomgaard: social ét durable #VisiteProv #Grimbergen pic.twitter.com/UOfjjDZm6e … Continue reading

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Dutch Royals Present Erasmus Prize 2017

  November 29, 2017 at 7:12 am by

Yesterday, Tuesday November 28, 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 “Knowledge, Power and Diversity”. The King presented this year’s prize to Canadian scientist Michèle Lamont. Michèle Lamont, Professor of Sociology and of African and African American Studies and the Robert I. Goldman Professor of European Studies at Harvard University, dedicated … Continue reading

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Queen Máxima Visits Refugee Company

  November 28, 2017 at 10:43 am by

Today, Tuesday November 28, Queen Máxima paid a working visit to the Refugee Company in Amsterdam. Refugee Company is a social enterprise supported by The Oranje Fonds that aims to provide opportunities for newcomers in the Netherlands, empowering refugees with work experiences, finding a paid job or setting up their own company. With the help of volunteers, companies and the municipality of Amsterdam, Refugee Company helps refugees to create a … Continue reading

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Queen Maxima Awards Prince Bernhard Cultural Prize

  November 27, 2017 at 3:30 pm by

Today, Monday November 27, Queen Maxima presented the Prince Bernhard Cultural Prize 2017 at the Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ concert hall in Amsterdam. This year the award went to the writer Geert Mak. Geert Mak is a Dutch lawyer, journalist and writer of history books. He received this award for “his great record as a writer of books about our history. Because of his unrivaled narrative style, he has brought … Continue reading

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Princess Laurentien In Japan

  November 26, 2017 at 1:47 am by

Her Royal Highness Princess Laurentien paid a two-day visit to Japan to attend the ceremony in honour of the completion of the Omotemonbashi bridge of Dejima in Nagasaki on behalf of the Dutch Goverment. On Thursday November 23, first day in Japan, the Princess visited the Fukuoka-2 monument in Nagasaki, buildt in September 2015 to commemorate the foreign prisoners of war killed in the Fukuoka-2 prison of war.  The Princess … Continue reading

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Queen Maxima at the FinTech Festival in Singapore

  November 17, 2017 at 5:45 am by

As special advocate of the UN Secretary General for Inclusive Financing for Development, Her Majesty Queen Maxima of The Netherlands gave a speech on Thursday November 16, at the FinTech Festival in Singapore. The conference was organized by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), in partnership with The Association of Banks in Singapore (ABS) and in collaboration with SingEx Holdings and aims to provide a platform for connection, collaboration and … Continue reading

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Last Day in India for Philippe and Mathilde

  November 10, 2017 at 6:37 pm by

Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of the Belgians started the fifth and last day of their Indian state visit by playing cricket at the sporting ground Oval Maidan. At the event were present school children, and former Indian cricketer Virender Sehwag, who works together with UNICEF India to promote the importance of sport among children. #Belgium’s Royal couple play cricket in #Mumbai, @virendersehwag presents King Philippe with autographed … Continue reading

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Philippe and Mathilde Continue in Mumbai Their State Visit to India

  November 9, 2017 at 8:29 pm by

On the fourth day of the state visit to India, King Philippe and Queen Mathilde moved on to Mumbai, capital city of the Indian State of Maharashtra. Upon their arrival, the Royal Couple was received by the Governor of the State of Maharashtra, Chennamaneni Vidyasagar Rao, and his wife Vinodha at Malabar Hill, the Residence of the Governor. After a meeting, the Governor hosted a lunch. In the afternoon the King and … Continue reading

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Belgian State Visit to India: Day Three

  November 8, 2017 at 7:03 pm by

Belgium’s King Philippe and Queen Mathilde started their third day in India with a separate program. In the morning the King went to the headquarters of the Confederation of Indian Industry for the opening of the Indian-Belgium business forum with Indian and Belgian CEOs that discussed about innovation, industry 4.0, sustainability and trade opportunities. The Queen, in the meantime, had a working breakfast along with the Deputy Prime Minister and … Continue reading

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Queen Maxima Visits the Hofstad Lyceum in The Hague

  November 8, 2017 at 6:37 pm by

Today, Wednesday November 8, Queen Maxima paid a working visit to the Hofstad Lyceum in The Hague. This school was the first in The Hague that, in 2013, signed the Gender & Sexuality Alliance (GSA). The GSA is a project run by students from high school or middle school that aims to provide a safe place for students to meet, support each other, talk about issues related to sexual orientation … Continue reading

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Belgian State Visit to India: Day Two

  November 7, 2017 at 7:42 pm by

Today, Tuesday November 7, the second day of the state visit, King Philippe and Queen Mathilde were officially welcomed during a welcoming ceremony held in the courtyard of Rashtrapati Bhavan, the Indian Presidential Palace, in New Delhi. At the ceremony were present the Indian President, Ram Nath Kovind, along with his wife Savita Kovind and the Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi. The King inspected the guard of honour and the … Continue reading

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Belgian King and Queen Begin State Visit to India

  November 6, 2017 at 11:51 am by

Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of The Belgians started today, Monday November 6, a week-long state visit to India. The Royal Couple arrived in India on Sunday accompanied by a large business and institutional delegation comprising of Belgian Ministers and CEOs of Belgian companies. On their first day, the King and Queen paid a visit to the famous mausoleum, Taj Mahal, built in Agra between 1631 and 1648 and … Continue reading

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Queen Máxima in Nigeria For UN Inclusive Finance Role

  November 2, 2017 at 8:04 pm by

As special advocate of the Secretary-General of the United Nations for Inclusive Finance for Development, Her Majesty Queen Máxima of The Netherlands paid a three-day visit to Nigeria this week. On Tuesday, Queen Máxima visited the Subol Hospital in Lagos. During the visit to the hospital, the Queen was informed about the program that helps the poorest part of the population to apply for health insurance through the mobile phone. This … Continue reading

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Queen Mathilde Visits the Exhibition “Christo and Jeanne-Claude. Urban Projects”

  October 25, 2017 at 10:36 am by

Yesterday, Tuesday October 24, Her Majesty Queen Mathilde paid a visit to the exhibition “Christo and Jeanne-Claude. Urban Projects” held at the ING Art Center in Brussels. The exhibition is a retrospective of the urban projects created by Christo and Jeanne-Claude between 1962 and 2005 and it consists in a selection of about eighty original works – sketches, sketches, collages and models. Christo and Jeanne-Claude were a married couple of … Continue reading

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Dutch King and Queen Visit the Eemland Region

  October 24, 2017 at 10:31 am by

Today, Tuesday October 24, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima paid a visit to the Eemland Region in the Province of Utrecht. The first stop was in the medieval gate Koppelpoort that is located in the old town of  Amersfoort where the Eem river begins. The King and the Queen were welcomed by the mayor of Amersfoort, Lucas Bolsius and Willibrord van Beek, Commissioner of the King in the … Continue reading

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Dutch State Visit to Portugal: Day Two

  October 11, 2017 at 10:27 pm by

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima started their second day in Portugal with a visit at the Champalimaud Center for the Unknown in Lisbon. This center, opened in 2011, has laboratories for high-quality biomedical research and an advanced clinic for the treatment of cancer patients. Then the Royal Couple went to the University of Lisbon where they attended a presentation held by the Portuguese and Dutch Foreign Ministers that was focused on … Continue reading

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