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Princess Laurentien Opens International Book Fair in Colombia

  April 20, 2016 at 7:57 pm by

As UNESCO Special Envoy for Literacy, Princess Laurentien attended the opening of the 29th edition of the International Book Fair of Bogota, Colombia, on Tuesday April 19. Accompanied by Juan Manuel Santos Calderon, President of Colombia and Gina Parody, Minister of Education, Princess Laurentien inaugurated the pavillion of The Netherlands which is the guest of honors of this year’s edition. The International Book Fair of Bogota (FilBo) is one of … Continue reading

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King Willem-Alexander Attends Events at International Courts in The Hague

  April 20, 2016 at 9:50 am by

Today King Willem-Alexander, along with the Minister of Foreign Affairs Bert Koenders and the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, were present at the celebrations of the 70th anniversary of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) at the Peace Palace in The Hague. Koning, SG @UN en burgemeester #DenHaag bij viering 70-jarig bestaan van @CIJ_ICJ in #Vredespaleis #peacejustice pic.twitter.com/jyN4EqrvGu — Koninklijk Huis (@koninklijkhuis) April 20, 2016 The International Court of Justice is … Continue reading

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Dutch Royals Attend Koningsdag Concert

  April 18, 2016 at 11:45 pm by

Ahead of the upcoming Koningsdag celebrations that will take place on April 27, this evening a concert was held at the De Spiegel theatre in Zwolle. King Willem-Alexander and his wife, Queen Maxima, attend. They were joined by Princess Beatrix and Prof. Pieter van Vollenhoven. During the concert was mainly classical music and guitar. The artists present this year were guitarists Jan Akkerman, Izhar Elias and Fernando Lameirinhas, singer Janne Schra and dancer Maria … Continue reading

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Dutch Working Visit To Bavaria – Last Day

  April 14, 2016 at 7:46 pm by

Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima completed today, Thursday April 14, the two-day working visit to Bavaria. In the morning ,The Royal Couple went to Erlangen, in the north-west of Nuremberg to visit the headquarter of the medical device supplier to the healthcare industry, Siemens Healthcare . Upon their arrival they were welcomed by Florian Janik, Mayor of Erlangen and the CEO of Siemens Healthcare, Bernd Montag. The King and the … Continue reading

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Dutch Working Visit to Bavaria Begins

  April 13, 2016 at 4:38 pm by

Today Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima started a two-day working visit to the German state of Bavaria accompanied by Lilianne Ploumen, Minister for Foreign Trade and Development. The visit began at the Alte Pinakothek in Munich where the Royal Couple opened the renovated Hollander-Saal where there are exposed Dutch paintings from the 17th century. Were present Bernhard Maaz, Director General of the Bavarian State Painting Collections and Ludwig … Continue reading

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Queen Máxima Attends SME Envoy Network Meeting

  April 1, 2016 at 5:21 pm by

As member of the Dutch National Committee for Entrepreneurship and Finance, Her Majesty Queen Máxima was present today, Friday April 1st, at the meeting of the European “Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SME)” Envoy Network at the European Building in Amsterdam. The meeting was chaired by Elżbieta Bieńkowska, SME Envoy of the EU and European Commissioner for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs and there were present representatives of European business … Continue reading

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Princess Beatrix and Princess Mabel Attend Second Prince Friso Engineers Awards

  March 16, 2016 at 11:30 pm by

Today, Wednesday March 16, Princess Beatrix and Princess Mabel presented the second edition of the Prince Friso Engineers Awards at the Inholland University of Applied Sciencies in Delft. The award this year went to Tim Horeman-Franse, a BioMechanical Engineering with a PhD-research at the BioMechEng and Gynaecology department of the TU-Delft and Leiden medical centre. He is currently Director of Operations and Technology at TU Delft spin-off Medi Loved BV and … Continue reading

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Dutch Royals Attend The ECF Princess Margriet Awards 2016

  March 15, 2016 at 5:38 pm by

Today, Tuesday March 15, Princess Margriet along with Prince Constantijn and Princess Laurentien attended at the ECF Princess Margriet Awards 2016 at the Stadsschouwburg Theater in Amsterdam. The laureates of the eighth edition of the awards were: theatre-makers and community developers Krétakör from Budapest and citizen laboratory for digital culture Medialab-Prado Madrid. Krétakör is a contemporary art center and a production company and the artistic director is Árpád Schilling. Medialab-Prado is … Continue reading

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King Willem-Alexander Presents The Military Order Of William

  March 15, 2016 at 4:00 pm by

Today, Tuesday March 15, His Majesty King Willem-Alexander accompanied by Her Majesty Queen Maxima, handed out the Military Order of William to the special forces Commando Corps (KCT) in a ceremony held in the courtyard of the Parliament Building in The Hague. The Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte and the Dutch Minister of Defence Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert were present. Op het #Binnenhof krijgt het Korps Commandotroepen de Militaire Willems-Orde uitgereikt https://t.co/93WHkK3kBI pic.twitter.com/PL7nkENa4W … Continue reading

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A Busy Day For Queen Máxima

  March 14, 2016 at 11:00 pm by

This morning, Monday March 14, Her Majesty Queen Máxima attended the launch of the sixth edition of Money Week at the De Twaalfruiter elementary school in Vleuten. The motto of this year’s edition is “Learned when young is done when old.” During the event, the Queen participated in a few lectures and she taught children how to deal with money. Money Week 2016 started today and will last till March 18. It is an initiative … Continue reading

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Final Day of the Dutch State Visit to France

  March 11, 2016 at 10:32 pm by

The second and last day of the Dutch State Visit to France began today, Friday March 11, with a touching moment. King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima, along with the Dutch Minister of Foreign Affairs Bert Koenders, visited the bar “Le Carillon”, one of the targets of the terrorist attacks that killed 130 people last November. The Royal Couple met the owner of the bar, an employee, local residents and aid workers … Continue reading

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King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima Start Their State Visit to France

  March 10, 2016 at 10:43 pm by

Arrived yesterday evening in Paris, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima began a two-day state visit to France today. In the morning took place a welcoming ceremony at the Arc de Triomphe. The King and Queen paid their respects at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and the King laid a wreath. A minute of silence was held and were played the national anthems. The Royal Couple signed the Livre d’Or. … Continue reading

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The German President Farewells Belgium

  March 10, 2016 at 7:31 pm by

The third and last day of the German state visit to Belgium started today, Thursday March 10, with a visit in the Municipality of Liege. Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde accompanied President Joachim Gauck and his partner Daniela Schadt for a visit at the EVS Broadcast Equipment SA. The EVS is a technology company leader in the sector of video production founded in 1994. At their arrival they were wecomed … Continue reading

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State Visit from Germany to Belgium – Day Two

  March 9, 2016 at 10:48 pm by

On Wednesday March 9, the second day of the German state visit, King Philippe and Queen Mathilde along with President Joachim Gauck and his partner Daniela Schadt paid a visit to the factory of the German luxury car manufacturer Audi based in Vorst. At their arrival, they were greeted by the CEO of Audi, Rupert Stadler, and the factory director, Patrick Danau. After the signing of the guest book took place a … Continue reading

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German President Arrives for Belgian State Visit

  March 8, 2016 at 9:48 pm by

The German President Joachim Gauck and his partner Daniela Schadt have begun a three-day State Visit to Belgium today, Tuesday March 8. Upon their arrival at the airport in Brussels, they were greeted by Didier Reynders, Minister of Foreign Affairs. Afterwards the President and Mrs Schadt were officially received by Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde in the courtyard of the Royal Palace. The King with President Gauck inspected the guard … Continue reading

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Queen Máxima at the “Global Alliance for Banking Values” Meeting

  March 8, 2016 at 10:09 am by

As a Special Advocate of the UN Secretary General for Inclusive Finance for Development, Her Majesty Queen Máxima attended today, Tuesday March 8, at the 8th Annual Meeting of the “Global Alliance for Banking Values” (GABV) held at the Triodos Bank in Zeist. The Queen took part at the panel discussion titled: “It’s Banking But Not As We Know It. Values-based Banking At a Crossroads”. The focus of the meeting was … Continue reading

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King Philippe and Queen Mathilde Visit Antwerp

  February 25, 2016 at 7:19 pm by

Today, Thursday February 25, Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde paid a visit to the Province of Antwerp. Upon their arrival in the municipality of Arendonk, the Royal Couple visited Talander, a non-profit institution dedicated to adult people with intellectual disabilities. During the visit the King and the Queen met the director of Talander, Jos Sierens, made a tour of the residence and were informed about all the activities made … Continue reading

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Queen Maxima In Pakistan: February 9-11

  February 12, 2016 at 9:27 am by

As special advocate of the Secretary-General of the United Nations for Inclusive Finance for Development, Her Majesty Queen Maxima paid a three-day visit to Pakistan from Tuesday February 9 to Thursday February 11. The first day of the visit, Tuesday February 9, the Queen had a meeting in Islamabad with Ashraf Mahmood Wathra, the Governor of the State Bank of Pakistan. Then Queen Maxima attended at the launch event of the … Continue reading

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Queen Máxima Spices Up International Film Festival Rotterdam

  January 28, 2016 at 7:36 pm by

Yesterday evening, Wednesday January 27, Queen Máxima was present at the official opening of the 45th edition of the International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) at the convention center De Doelen in Rotterdam. At her arrival the Queen, who was wearing a colorful Etro jumpsuit, was welcomed by Bero Beyer and Janneke Staarink, respectively artistic director and business director of the Festival. The theme of this year’s edition is “ID Check”, a … Continue reading

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Princess Laurentien Attends National Reading Breakfast Days

  January 27, 2016 at 7:10 pm by

Today, Wednesday January 27, Princess Laurentien attended the launch of the National Reading Breakfast Days in the Primary School “De Ladder” in Maarn, in the province of Utrecht. This school is known for its high priority towards the language development and reading: owns a library in the school and organizes various reading activities. During the visit, the Princess read to the children of grade 1 and 2 the book “We … Continue reading

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