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Queen Máxima Visits Washington For Finance Forum

  December 2, 2015 at 10:23 am by

As special advocate of the Secretary-General of the United Nations for Inclusive Finance for Development, Queen Máxima attended the “Financial Inclusion Forum” in Washington on Monday December 1st. The Forum, organized by the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), was held at the building of the Department of the Treasury. View image | gettyimages.com Besides the Queen were present U.S. Secretary of the … Continue reading

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Queen Máxima Awards Prince Bernhard Culture Prize

  November 30, 2015 at 5:33 pm by

Today, Monday November 30, Her Majesty Queen Máxima handed over the Prince Bernhard Culture Prize 2015 at the Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ concert hall in Amsterdam. The award went to architect Francine Houben. Koningin Máxima reikt oeuvreprijs van @Cultuurfonds uit aan architect Francine Houben #cultuurfonds pic.twitter.com/CoJYUWkF2e — Koninklijk Huis (@koninklijkhuis) November 30, 2015 Francine Houben, born in Sittard in 1955, is a Dutch architect, founding partner and creative director of … Continue reading

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Dutch Royals Award Erasmus Prize 2015

  November 26, 2015 at 6:07 am by

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima along with Princess Beatrix and Prince Constantijn attended yesterday, Wednesday November 25, the Erasmus Prize Awards at the Royal Palace in Amsterdam. The theme of this year was “Digital culture and the dissemination of knowledge”. The King presented this year’s prize to the “Wikipedia Community”. Wikipedia received the award because “it has facilitated the dissemination of knowledge through a set at any accessible encyclopedia.” At … Continue reading

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King Philippe and Queen Mathilde Visit Hainaut

  November 19, 2015 at 2:07 pm by

Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde paid a visit to the Province of Hainaut today, Thursday November 19. Upon their arrival in the municipality of Ath, the Royal Couple went to the “Institut Technique Libre”, an advanced technology center. During the visit the King and Queen made a tour of the Institute along with some students who showed them the results of their works. Visite en province de #Hainaut: centre … Continue reading

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Queen Maxima in Bangladesh: November 16-18

  November 19, 2015 at 12:52 am by

As a special advocate of the Secretary-General of the United Nations for inclusive finance for development and on invitation of the Government, Her Majesty Queen Maxima paid a visit to the People’s Republic of Bangladesh from Monday November 16 until Wednesday November 18. At the arrival at the airport in Dhaka, the Queen was welcomed by Mr. Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali, Foreign Minister and Atiur Rahman, Governor of Bangladesh Bank. Afterwards … Continue reading

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Queen Máxima in Turkey

  November 16, 2015 at 7:27 am by

As a special advocate of the Secretary-General of the United Nations for inclusive finance for development, Queen Máxima attended in Antalya, Turkey on Sunday November 15 the launch of the “SME Finance Forum’s Global Membership Network” during the G20 meeting. The Queen attended the launch along with Cevdet Yilmaz, Deputy Prime Minister for Economic and Financial Affairs of Turkey. The Finance Forum 2015 is the first annual gathering of senior leaders … Continue reading

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Queen Mathilde in Ethiopia: Days Three and Four

  November 12, 2015 at 1:17 pm by

Her Majesty Queen Mathilde continued her mission in Ethiopia on Wednesday November 11. On her third day of the visit the Queen went to Kersa, a district in the East of the Oromia Region.  Along with local authorities and UNICEF volunteers, Queen Mathilde visited the Nagaya Omer Kule Health Post, a medical center. The Queen was informed about the projects held by UNICEF in the fields of health, care, nutrition. … Continue reading

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Queen Mathilde In Ethiopia: Days One and Two

  November 10, 2015 at 11:00 pm by

As Honorary President of UNICEF Belgium, Her Majesty Queen Mathilde started on Monday November 9, a four day mission to Ethiopia which lasts till November 12. The purpose of the mission is to visit UNICEF’s activities to the survival of the young children in different parts of the country. Upon her arrival at the airport of Addis Ababa, the Queen was welcomed by Zenebu Tadesse, the Minister of Women, Children and Youth. After … Continue reading

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King Willem-Alexander Visits The European Institutions

  November 3, 2015 at 12:04 pm by

Today, Tuesday November 3, His Majesty King Willem-Alexander paid a visit to the European Institutions in Brussels. The King was accompanied by the Minister of Foreign Affairs Bert Koenders. At his arrival to the European Parliament, The King was welcomed by the Parliament Speaker Martin Schulz. After posing for photos and signing the guest book, a meeting was held. Then King Willem-Alexander went to the European Commission where he met the … Continue reading

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Dutch State Visit To China: Last Day

  October 29, 2015 at 11:00 pm by

His Majesty King Willem-Alexander concluded today, Thursday October 29, the State Visit to China. On the last day, the King was in Hangzhou in Eastern China. In Hangzhou King Willem-Alexander visited the headquarters of Alibaba, a Chinese e-commerce business company founded in 1999. At his arrival the King was greeted by Jack Ma and Daniel Zhang, respectively founder and CEO of the company. After a tour in the headquarter, the King … Continue reading

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Dutch State Visit To China: Day Four

  October 28, 2015 at 12:07 pm by

With Queen Máxima forced to cut short the State Visit, she’s now in the Bronovo Hospital in The Hague to treat a kidney infection, King Willem-Alexander continued today, alone, the State Visit to China. The King started the fourth day of the visit by visiting the China Executive Leadership Academy Pudong (CELAP). The institution, based in Shanghai, was founded by the central government and aims to train senior leaders and top executives in the … Continue reading

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Dutch State Visit to China: Day Three

  October 27, 2015 at 12:20 pm by

While Queen Maxima is still suffering from the kidney infection and is on her way back to the Netherlands, King Willem-Alexander continued today, Tuesday October 27, the State Visit to China. The King arrived this morning in Yan’an, in north-central China. He visited the Loess Plateau. A plateau situated in the upper and middle reaches of China’s Yellow River. The plateau, due to centuries of deforestations and erosions, suffered of ecosystem … Continue reading

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Dutch State Visit to China: Beijing

  October 27, 2015 at 3:50 am by

At the invitation of the Chinese President Xi Jinping, His Majesty King Willem-Alexander and Her Majesty Queen Maxima started a five-day State Visit to China. On Sunday October 25, the Royal Couple began their State Visit in Beijing, visiting the Shi-Jia Primary School where they were informed about the introduction of the football training in the curriculum of the primary and secondary school which will be based on the Dutch training … Continue reading

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Belgian State Visit To Poland: Days Two and Three

  October 15, 2015 at 4:23 pm by

The second day of the Belgian State Visit to Poland, Wednesday October 14, started with a separate program for King Philippe and Queen Mathilde. In the morning the King had a meeting at the Parliament along with Didier Reynders, Belgium’s Foreign Minister, and other polish politicians. Among other topics it was discussed about the situation in Syria and Ukraine. Afterward King Philippe visited the headquarters of the Belgian bakery group “La … Continue reading

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Belgian State Visit To Poland: Day One

  October 13, 2015 at 10:47 pm by

On Tuesday, 13 October, His Majesty King Philippe and Her Majesty Queen Mathilde of the Belgians started a three-day State Visit to Poland. The Royal Couple arrived in Warsaw around 10 o’clock. They attended an official welcome ceremony in the courtyard of the Presidential Palace in the presence of the President of Poland, Andrzej Duda, and his wife, Agata Kornhauser-Duda. After the inspection of the guards and the playing of the national anthems, the … Continue reading

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King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima Visit Limburg

  October 8, 2015 at 2:42 pm by

Today, Thursday October 8, His Majesty King Willem-Alexander and Her Majesty Queen Máxima paid a visit to the former mining region of Limburg. The visit began in Kerkrade, a municipality in the southeast of Limburg where, at their arrival, the Royal Couple was welcomed in the Town Hall by the Mayor Jos Som and the Governor of the region Theo Bovens. Then the King and the Queen, in the Market … Continue reading

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King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima at “China In The Netherlands” Meeting

  October 1, 2015 at 5:02 pm by

In preparation for their upcoming State Visit to the People’s Republic of China, His Majesty King Willem-Alexander and Her Majesty Queen Maxima attended today, Thursday October 1st, the meeting “China in The Netherlands” organized by the University of Leiden where the event took place. View image | gettyimages.com At their arrival at the University, the Royal Couple were welcomed by Carel Stolker, Rector Magnificus and President of the Executive Board … Continue reading

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King Philippe and Queen Mathilde Visit Mediafin

  September 30, 2015 at 4:51 am by

Yesterday, Tuesday September 29, King Philippe and Queen Mathilde paid a visit to the redactions of L’Echo and De Tijd, two daily newspapers published by the Mediafin Media Group, a Belgian company established in 2005. L’Echo is a business newspaper published in French while De Tijd is a business and economics newspaper published in Dutch. View image | gettyimages.com At their arrival, the Royal Couple was welcomed by Dirk Velghe, … Continue reading

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King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima On Working Visit to New York

  September 30, 2015 at 2:26 am by

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima spent three days in New York from September 27 to 29 on a working visit at the United Nations. The Royal Couple was accompanied by Prime Minister Mark Rutte, the Minister of Foreign Affairs Bert Koenders, Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation Lilianne Ploumen, Minister of the Environment Wilma Mansveld, the Mayor of Rotterdam Ahmed Aboutaleb, and the Prime Minister of Aruba, Mike Emen. On … Continue reading

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Prinsjesdag 2015

  September 15, 2015 at 4:12 pm by

Today, Tuesday September 15, the Dutch Royal Family celebrated the traditional opening of the Parliament, Prinsjesdag. His Majesty King Willem-Alexander was accompanied by his wife, Her Majesty Queen Maxima, his brother Prince Constantijn and his sister-in-law, Princess Laurentien. The Dutch Royals left Noordeinde Palace at around 13:00 heading to the Knight’s Hall in the Golden Carriage through the streets of The Hague. Princess Beatrix saw the procession of the carriages from the … Continue reading

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