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Dutch Working Visit to Germany, Day One: Thuringia

  February 7, 2017 at 6:24 pm by

Today, Tuesday February 7, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima started a four-day working visit to the German Federal States of Thuringia, Saxony and Saxony-Anhalt. The Royal Couple, along with the Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation Lilianne Ploumen and the Minister of Infrastructure and the Environment Melanie Schultz van Haegen, arrived in Germany in the afternoon. Upon their arrival the King and the Queen paid a visit to … Continue reading

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Queen Maxima Attends G20 Conference In Germany

  January 26, 2017 at 10:30 pm by

Yesterday, Wednesday January 25, 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, Her Majesty Queen Maxima held the opening speech at the G20 Conference “Digitising Finance, Financial Inclusion and Financial Literacy”. FM #Schäuble bei @bundesbank-Konf. zur #Digitalisierung, mit Jens Weidmann, Carl-Ludwig … Continue reading

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Princess Laurentien Attends National Reading Breakfast Days

  January 25, 2017 at 10:06 am by

This morning, Wednesday January 25, Princess Laurentien participated at the launch of the 14th edition of the National Reading Breakfast Days at the Nieuwe Bibliotheek in Almere-Stad, in the province of Flevoland. In the presence of a group of children of primary school from grades 1 and 2, the Princess read the book “The Storm Whale”. The book, written and illustrated by the British illustrator and author Benji Davies, was elected Picture … Continue reading

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Dutch Royal Family Presents Prince Claus Award 2016

  December 15, 2016 at 2:35 pm by

Today, Thursday December 15, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima and Their Royal Highnesses Princess Beatrix, Prince Constantijn, Princess Laurentien and Princess Mabel attended the 2016 Prince Claus Prize Award ceremony held at the Royal Palace in Amsterdam. The winner this year was the Thai indipendent filmmaker and artist Apichatpong Weerasethakul. Prins Claus Prijzen uitgereikt in Amsterdam https://t.co/eeb08DoJuI pic.twitter.com/pJ7VyTN9Ty — Vorsten (@VorstenNL) December 15, 2016 As honorary chairman of … Continue reading

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Queen Maxima’s Working Visit To Germany

  December 14, 2016 at 1:50 pm by

At the invitation of the German Minister of Finance, Wolfgang Schaeuble and in her role of Special Advocate of the UN Secretary General for Inclusive Finance for Development, Her Majesty Queen Maxima paid a working visit to Berlin today, Wednesday December 14. https://twitter.com/BMF_Bund/status/809084234568757249 Since December 1st the Federal Republic of Germany took over the presidency of the G20 for one year. The G20 is an international forum for cooperation on … Continue reading

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Queen Mathilde Visits the Koninklijk Conservatorium Antwerpen

  December 6, 2016 at 3:11 pm by

Today, Tuesday December 6, Her Majesty Queen Mathilde paid a visit to the Koninklijk Conservatorium Antwerpen (Conservatoire Royal d’Anvers), School of Arts du Artesis Plantijn Hogeschool in Antwerpen. Upon her arrival the Queen was welcomed by Director General of the AP College Pascale De Groote, Cathy Berx, Governor of the Province of Antwerpen and Claude Marinower, Deputy Mayor for Education and Lawsuits of the City of Antwerpen. The Queen met … Continue reading

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Queen Maxima Receives Scouts at Palace Noordeinde

  December 6, 2016 at 12:25 pm by

This morning, Tuesday December 6, Her Majesty Queen Maxima met with 25 scouts from various Scouting organizations. At the meeting were also presents directors of Scouting Netherlands and project leaders of Scout projects. During a roundtable the Queen was informed about three projects that currently involve the Scouts: the first one is called Unlimited Adventure and aims to implement the socialization between disabled children with scouts; the second is the … Continue reading

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Queen Maxima Awards Prince Bernhard Culture Prize

  December 2, 2016 at 10:59 am by

On Friday December 2nd, Her Majesty Queen Maxima presented the Prince Bernard Cultural Prize 2016 at the Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ concert hall in Amsterdam. This year the award went to documentarian Heddy Honigmann. Heddy Honigmann is a director of fictional and documentary films, born in Lima, Peru, from a Polish-Jewish immigrants and spent most of her adult life in the Netherlands and then became a Dutch citizen. Mrs Honingmann received the … Continue reading

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Belgium State Visit to the Netherlands – Last Day

  November 30, 2016 at 5:42 pm by

The start of the third and last day of the state visit today, Wednesday November 30, was focused on technology for His Majesty King Philippe. King Philippe paid a visit at the headquarter of the High Tech Campus in Eindhoven. The King visited the Holst Centre, a research institute that develops technologies and was founded in 2005 by two Belgian and Dutch research centres. During the visit the King attended a seminar … Continue reading

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Belgian State Visit to The Netherlands – Day Two

  November 29, 2016 at 8:16 pm by

The second day of the state visit started today, Tuesday November 29, with separate events for the Royal Couples. His Majesty King Philippe began the day with a visit at the headquarter of the ESA / ESTEC in Noordwijk. The ESA / ESTEC is the largest European Space Agency’s main technology development and test centre. Later the King had several institutional meetings: he was received by Mrs. Ankie Broekers-Knol, Chairman of … Continue reading

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Belgian State Visit to the Netherlands – Day One

  November 28, 2016 at 8:58 pm by

This morning, Monday November 28, Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde began a three-day state visit to The Netherlands. Upon their arrival the Royal Couple was officially welcomed by Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima with a welcoming ceremony held in the Dam Square outside the Royal Palace. King Willem-Alxeander and King Philippe inspected the guard of honour. The Belgian Royal Couple also laid a wreath at the National Monument … Continue reading

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A Busy Day For Queen Maxima

  November 17, 2016 at 8:00 pm by

This morning, Thursday November 17, Her Majesty Queen Maxima paid a working visit to the Welfare Barneveld, a welfare organization situated in the Municipality of Barneveld. Along with the help of volunteers, caregivers, seniors, adults and youth, the organization aims to provide support to all the residents of the municipality. Specifically Queen Maxima visited the friendly project “Pride & Future” that is supported by the Oranje Fonds. The purpose of … Continue reading

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Queen Mathilde Visits A Japanese Print Exhibition

  November 17, 2016 at 6:30 pm by

Today, Thursday November 17, Her Majesty Queen Mathilde paid a visit to the exhibition “Ukiyo-e. The most beautiful Japanese prints” held at the Cinquantenaire Museum in Brussels. The exhibition was organizied to mark the 150th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Belgium and Japan. Exposition #ukiyoe au @CinquantenaireM à #Bruxelles: les plus belles estampes japonaises des 18e-20e siècles #ExpoUkiyoe jusqu'au 12/02/2017 pic.twitter.com/PNvpNWaiVw — Belgian Royal Palace (@MonarchieBe) November 17, 2016 In the … Continue reading

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King Philippe Visits Belgian Troops In Jordan Alongside King Abdullah

  November 16, 2016 at 12:57 pm by

His Majesty King Philippe paid a surprise visit to the Belgian troops in Jordan yesterday. The King, who arrived in Jordan on Monday evening, was welcomed by His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan in his private residence where, after a meeting, took place a private dinner. Yesterday, Tuesday November 15, the King, accompanied by King Abdullah, visited the Muwaffaq Salti Air Base situated in Azraq, a town in central-eastern … Continue reading

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King Philippe and Queen Mathilde Visit West Flanders

  November 9, 2016 at 1:23 pm by

Today, Wednesday November 9, Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde paid a visit to the Province of West Flanders. The visit began quite early, at 7am, when the Royal Couple visited the fish auction market of Zeebrugge where they met with the families of the fishermen and inside the market they assisted at some auctions. Afterwards the King and Queen had breakfast with students of the Koninklijk Werk IBIS … Continue reading

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Dutch State Visit to New Zealand: Last Day, Auckland

  November 9, 2016 at 9:36 am by

Today, Wednesday November 9, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima completed their state visit in the city of Auckland. The day began with a visit to the Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki where the Royal Couple viewed two engraved drawings made by two Dutch artists, Frederik Ottens and Isaac Gilsemans, that represent the discovery of Tasmania, New Zealand and several Pacific Islands by the Dutch seafarer, explorer, and … Continue reading

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Dutch State Visit to New Zealand: Day 2, Christchurch

  November 8, 2016 at 12:20 pm by

Today, Tuesday November 8, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima spent the second day of their state visit to New Zealand in Christchurch. The day started with a visit to the Willowbank Wildlife Reserve, a wildlife park and nature reserve that is dedicated to the protection from the extinction of the kiwi, a New Zealand native bird. The Royal Couple met a kiwi bird and were informed about the … Continue reading

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Dutch State Visit to New Zealand: Day 1, Wellington

  November 7, 2016 at 6:20 pm by

At the invitation of the Governor-General of New Zealand, Dame Patsy Reddy, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima began today, Monday November 7, a three-day state visit to New Zealand along with Bert Koenders, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Henk Kamp, Minister of Economic Affairs. The Royal Couple were officially welcomed at Government House in Wellington with a traditional Maori ceremony with the performance of a pōwhiri, a traditional … Continue reading

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Dutch State Visit to Australia: Last Day, Brisbane

  November 4, 2016 at 12:44 pm by

Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima spent their last day of the state visit today, Friday November 4, in the city of Brisbane. Arriving in the city yesterday evening, the King and the Queen began their visit this morning at Government House where they were officially welcomed by Paul de Jersey, Governor of the Queensland, and his wife Kaye. Then the signing of the Guest Book took place a meeting along … Continue reading

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Dutch State Visit to Australia: Day 4, Sydney

  November 3, 2016 at 3:04 pm by

On Thursday November 3, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima started their fourth day of the state visit to Australia with a business meeting along with the Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency (NFIA), an agency that works together with the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and aims to assist companies that want to invest in the Netherlands. Afterwards the Royal Couple was received by David Hurley, the Governor of the … Continue reading

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