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Queen Maxima in Malaysia

  September 14, 2013 at 2:58 am by

On Wednesday September 11th, Queen Maxima was in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to attend the annual international policy forum of the Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI). The forum was held in Malaysia from September 10th to 12th. The theme of the forum this year was: “Driving policies for optimal impact”. In her speech, the Queen stressed all the “remarkable progress in financial inclusion.” The Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI) is a network of … Continue reading

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King Philippe and Queen Mathilde in Wavre

  September 13, 2013 at 1:32 am by

King Philippe and Queen Mathilde on Tuesday September 10th visited Wavre in the Province of Walonian-Brabant. At the arrival in Wavre, the Royal Couple were welcomed in the Town Hall by the Mayor Charles Michel and the Governor Marie-José Laloy. After signing the guestbook, the King and the Queen went to the streets of Wavre to take a walk and be greeted by the people. During the walk the Royal … Continue reading

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King Willem-Alexander Receives IOC Honours

  September 11, 2013 at 6:15 am by

On Saturday September 7th in Buenos Aires, King Willem-Alexander was appointed as an honorary member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC). IOC President Jacques Rogge handed the King the gold Olympic Order during the 125th IOC Session. King Willem-Alexander was member of the IOC since 1998 and he resigned from his position as IOC member after his accession to the throne in April. The King will be replaced by Camiel Eurlings, … Continue reading

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Princess Laurentien At Literacy Week Opening

  September 11, 2013 at 2:27 am by

On Monday September 9th, Princess Laurentien opened the ninth Literacy Week in the Efteling theme park in Kaatsheuvel. The Princess was accompanied by Jet Bussemaker, Minister of Education, Culture and Science. During the ceremony the winners of the “National Literacy Awards” were announced. The winners of this years were Rian Visser, a children’s writer, and Jong010, the Rotterdam children’s newspaper. The Literacy Week takes place from 8 to 15 September. Activities … Continue reading

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King Philippe and Queen Mathilde’s Visits to the Provinces

  September 8, 2013 at 6:55 am by

On Friday September 6th, King Philippe and Queen Mathilde started their visits to the Provinces in Leuven, Province of Flemish-Brabant Having arrived in the morning, the Royal Couple were greeted by Governor Lodewijk De Witte and Mayor Louis Tobback at the Town Hall, where an official reception took place and where they met authorities of welfare, culture, business and sports. Then the King and the Queen went for a walk … Continue reading

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Queen Maxima Visits “Oranje Fonds Kroonappels” Winners

  July 11, 2013 at 2:16 am by

On Tuesday July 9th, Queen Maxima was in Leiden to visit “Best Buddies Netherlands”. Best Buddies is a nonprofit organization where young people with intellectual disabilities are in a one-to-one relation together with young people without intellectual disabilities. The purpose of the foundation is to promote the social inclusion of young people with intellectual disabilities and youth without intellectual disabilities to encourage active citizenship. Queen Maxima was received at the LAK … Continue reading

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Willem-Alexander & Máxima in Gelderland and Utrecht

  June 3, 2013 at 11:11 pm by

On Thursday May 30th, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima made a visit to the Provinces of Gelderland and Utrecht. In the morning the Royal Couple arrived to Arnhem, the capital of the Province of Gelderland. They were welcomed by the Commissioner of the King, Mr. Clemens Cornielje, and attended a reception at the House of the Province where they met members of the Executive Council and the chairmen of the … Continue reading

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King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima Begin Province Visits

  May 30, 2013 at 10:47 pm by

On Tuesday May 28th, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Mâxima started their visits to the Provinces by visiting Groningen and Drenthe. The Royal Couple arrived in the Province of Groningen in the morning. They were welcomed by the Commissioner of the King, Mr. Max van de Berg, with a reception at the State House. Then the King and the Queen took a walk through Martinikerkhof and Market, two of the squares … Continue reading

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King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima: “Appeltjes van Oranje 2013″

  May 20, 2013 at 10:21 am by

On Thursday May 16th, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima attended the “Appeltjes van Oranje 2013″ and “Oranje Fonds Kroonappels” awards ceremony at the Royal Palace.  Princess Beatrix was present too. The theme of the awards this year was “All Years count”, about what a group of people of different ages together can learn from each other. The winners of the “Appeltjes van Oranje 2013″ were: “Peeking at the neighbors, Southeast Care … Continue reading

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Queen Máxima in New York and Washington

  May 12, 2013 at 10:27 am by

On Tuesday May 7th, Queen Máxima was at the UN headquarters in New York to meet the United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki-Moon, to discuss the issue of the inclusive finance. As part of her function as Special Advocate of the Secretary-General of the United Nations in the field of inclusive finance for development, Queen Máxima attended the regular meeting of the international advisory board and she also had a … Continue reading

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Dutch Royals attend Remembrance and Liberation Day

  May 6, 2013 at 1:57 pm by

The commemorations for the Remembrance and Liberation Day coincided, this year, with the first public event for King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima after the Inauguration of April 30th. On May 4th, the King along with the Queen and Prime Ministe Mark Rutte attended a memorial service at the Nieuwe Kerk in Amsterdam to commemorate the victims of the Second World War. Later, they placed a wreath at the National Monument … Continue reading

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Princess Máxima in Rome

  March 28, 2013 at 2:27 am by

As the UN Secretary General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development, Princess Máxima was in Rome for a two-day visit to meet members of three UN Food International Organizations: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the World Food Programme (WFP) last week. On March 21, in the headquarters of IFAD, the Princess attended an event titled “Inclusive Finance, Challenges and Opportunities: The … Continue reading

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The EFC Princess Margriet Awards 2013

  March 21, 2013 at 10:30 am by

On Tuesday March 19, Princess Margriet, Princess Laurentien and Princess Astrid of Belgium attended the ECF Princess Margriet Awards. The European Cultural Foundation award was founded in partnership with the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science and the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The opening speech was held by Princess Laurentien in her capacity as President of the ECF, while Princess Margriet awarded the prizes. The laureates of the … Continue reading

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Dutch Royal Family Participate in NL DOET 2013

  March 17, 2013 at 9:31 pm by

As per tradition, this year the Dutch Royal Family attended the National Volunteer Day, NL DOET, on March 15 and 16. On Friday March 15, the Queen along with Princess Margriet, Prince Floris, Prince Pieter-Christiaan and Prince Bernhard visited the Sustainability Center Weizigt in Dordrecht. Queen Beatrix helped taking care of donkeys, ponies and horses: cleaning, brushing and feeding the animals. She was helped by Princess Margriet. Prince Floris, Prince … Continue reading

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State Visit to Singapore: January 24-25

  January 27, 2013 at 2:49 am by

On January 24, after leaving Brunei, Queen Beatrix along with the Crown Prince Couple arrived in Singapore for a two day State Visit. The Dutch Royals were officially welcomed at the Istana Presidential Palace by President Tony Tan Keng Yam and his wife Mary Tan. The national anthems were played. Following the ceremony, the Queen had meetings with the President and the Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. In the afternoon Queen … Continue reading

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Dutch State Visit to Brunei: January 21-22

  January 24, 2013 at 6:13 pm by

At the invitation of His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan, Queen Beatrix started on January 21 a two-day state visit to Brunei, along with the Prince of Orange and Princess Máxima. On Monday, upon their arrival at the airport, the Dutch Royals and the Ministers of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade were welcomed by Crown Prince Billah and Crown Princess Sarah. The Queen and the Crown Prince Couple moved … Continue reading

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Dutch Official Visit to Brazil – Last Day

  November 28, 2012 at 10:14 pm by

The last day of the official visit was on November 23. Crown Prince Willem-Alexander and Crown Princess Maxima, along with the Dutch trade delegation, visited the headquarters of Petrobras in Rio de Janeiro. Petrobras is one of the largest Brazilian oil companies in the world. During the visit, an agreement was signed with Atradius Dutch State Business, a trade credit insurer. Later the Crown Prince Couple attended a seminar where … Continue reading

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Dutch Official Visit To Brazil – Days Three and Four

  November 25, 2012 at 12:19 pm by

The third day of the official visit to Brazil started with a separate agenda for the Crown Prince Couple. In the morning, the Prince went to the “Waste to Waste” exhibition about waste management, where he signed an agreement on cooperation between the NL Agency and the Environment Agency of the State of São Paulo. Then the Prince went to the Federation of Industries of the State of São Paulo (Fiesp) … Continue reading

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Dutch Official Visit to Brazil – Days One and Two

  November 22, 2012 at 1:02 am by

On Monday November 19, Crown Prince Willem-Alexander and Crown Princess Máxima started a five-day official visit to Brazil that will end on November 23. The Prince of Orange and Princess Máxima are accompanied by Mrs Lilianne Ploumen, the Dutch Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation. On the first day, the Crown Prince Couple had various meetings with Brazilian Ministers and also they met Mrs Gleisi Hoffmann, the Chief of … Continue reading

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Willem-Alexander & Maxima: One Day Visit to Istanbul

  November 13, 2012 at 10:47 am by

On November 10, the Prince of Orange and Princess Maxima were in Turkey to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the beginning of the cultural and economic relations between the Netherlands and Turkey. The Crown Prince Couple was accompanied by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Frans Timmermans. The Prince and the Princess attended several events through the day, beginning with a visit to the “Dutch-Turkish Brainport Innovation and Career” seminar at … Continue reading

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