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Princess Laurentien, Chairman of High Level Group on Literacy

  February 2, 2011 at 8:39 am by

On Tuesday February 01, Princess Laurentien was present in Brussels to attend the launch of the High Level Group of Experts. The Princess is Special Envoy for literacy development in the UN organization UNESCO. The European Commission is a new expert group set up looking for alternative ways of bringing down the illiteracy in the EU. The High Level Group consists of leading experts in the fields of education and … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Maxima opens a cultural center

  January 29, 2011 at 10:26 am by

On January 28, Princess Maxima was in Waspik to attend the opening of the new foyer of The Social Cultural Center, “Den Bolder”. Den Bolder is a multifunctional meeting place for residents of the Waspik area. The renovation has created extra space for more activities such as billiards, music and theater classes, and a greater creative department where both young and old can paint and do crafts. The new foyer … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Maxima guests on BNN Program

  January 28, 2011 at 10:55 am by

On January 27, the television show “The National Money Test” aired in the Netherlands, featuring a segment involving Princess Maxima. As Honorary Chairman of the platform CentiQ – Guide to Money Matters, she spoke in the studio with host Patrick Lodiers about the problem of young people in debt. Lodiers, in addition with the Princess, also spoke with other experts about debt, expenditure patterns and price consciousness. “Many people, especially … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Maxima attended Responsible Finance Forum

  January 28, 2011 at 7:51 am by

On January 27th, Princess Maxima attended the International Responsible Finance Forum at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in The Hague. During the meeting, a group of 40 global investors signed the “Principles for Investors in Inclusive Finance”. By signing the principles, investors stated their commitment to fair treatment and protection of the interests of the ultimate client in inclusive finance, low-income households and small and medium-enterprises. Signatories assert their goal … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Maxima at Professions and Training Fair

  January 20, 2011 at 9:36 am by

On January 18 in the afternoon, Princess Maxima visited the professions and training fair Spots on Jobs in Breeders Terminal in The Hague. The fair will be held from Monday 17 to Saturday January 22 and focuses on students in secondary and secondary vocational education in the Hague region. At the fair, students may be informed by educational institutions and companies about their future prospects. Customization is the starting point. … Continue reading

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Princess Laurentien attends National Reading Breakfast Days

  January 19, 2011 at 12:07 pm by

On Wednesday January 19, Princess Laurentien was present at the library in Lisse to start The National Reading Breakfast days. The National Read Week, an initiative of the Reading Foundation and organized by the Foundation CPNB (Collective Propaganda for the Dutch Book), will last until January 29. The goal of the campaign is to promote reading to children who can not read. During the event, various activities will be held … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Maxima opened “Weekend College”

  January 18, 2011 at 4:36 pm by

On January 15th, Princess Maxima attended the fifth branch of the “Weekend College” in Marcanti College in Amsterdam. Oguz Dulkadir founded the “Academy Weekend” in 2006 to young people (10-16 years) in Amsterdam West to help with their school performance. Youngsters can get homework Saturday and Sunday, training in social skills to follow and participate in sports, games and leisure activities. Over 500 people now visit the Weekend Academy. The … Continue reading

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Brunei Sultan visits the Netherlands

  January 15, 2011 at 10:12 am by

On January 13, Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah of Brunei Darussalam was in the Netherlands for a quick visit. Queen Beatrix, Prince Willem-Alexander and Princess Maxima received the Sultan in audience at Noordeinde Palace. During a lunch offered at Noordeinde Palace in The Hague, Queen Beatrix said that this visit was ”an exceptional event”. After the lunch with Queen Beatrix, Prince Willem-Alexander and Princess Maxima, the Sultan had an interview with the … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Maxima visits Foundation ‘Be Interactive’

  January 11, 2011 at 5:35 pm by

On Tuesday morning, Princess Maxima was in Amsterdam to visit the initiative for women Be Interactive. This Foundation aims to encourage isolated women to agreater physical activity. The Princess visited the Foundation Advantage community center in Amsterdam. ‘Be Interactive’ received one of the Apples of Orange in May 2010, an annual award of the Orange Fund which is given “for initiatives successful with groups of people.” The prize consists of … Continue reading

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Princess Louise attended the Cirkus School

  January 11, 2011 at 8:52 am by

During the Christmas holidays, Princess Louise (6), the first child of Prince Laurent and Princess Claire, went to the Leuven Cirkus School in Beweging. On January 7, she performed in the presence of mom, dad and her brothers, the five year old twins Nicolas and Aymeric. “It was very nice to see that Louise so lively,” said Prince Laurent. “She did well too.” Louise attended the lessons mainly to improve … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Maxima Back to Work

  January 8, 2011 at 5:10 pm by

After spending the Christmas holiday in her homeland, Argentina, Princess Maxima has returned to her duties. Crown Princess Maxima was on Friday January 7 in Basel, Switzerland, for a meeting with representatives of international standardization organizations in the financial sector. The participating organizations were the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision, the Committee on Payment and Settlement Systems, the Financial Action Task Force, the International Association of Deposit Insurance and the … Continue reading

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Dutch Royal Family attended “Prince Claus Award” 2010

  December 20, 2010 at 3:30 pm by

On Friday 17 December, Her Majesty the Queen and Their Royal Highnesses the Prince of Orange, Princess Máxima, Prince Friso, Princess Mabel, Prince Constantijn and Princess Laurentien attended the presentation of the Prince Claus Award to the Algerian publisher Barzakh Editionsat at the Royal Palace. The prize is awarded by Prince Friso, who along with Prince Constantijn is honorary chair of the Prince Claus Fund. The theme of the Prince … Continue reading

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Dutch Photo Session at Villa La Angostura

  December 20, 2010 at 2:44 pm by

On December 18, the Prince of Orange, Princess Maxima and their three little girls Amalia, Alexia and Ariane, left Holland for a trip to Argentina. They will spend the Christmas holiday in Argentina with the family of Princess Maxima. On Sunday morning, the family gave a photoshoot to the media. The family posed in the beautiful garden of ‘Residencia El Messidor’, the house of the governor of the province of … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Mathilde attends International Forum in Egypt

  December 16, 2010 at 1:10 pm by

From 10 to 12 December, Princess Mathilde participated in an international forum with the theme “End Trafficking Now” in Luxor, Egypt. The Forum brought together more than 500 representatives from governments, United Nations entities, non-governmental and international organisations, the business community and civil society. It was conducted in coordination with the Suzanne Mubarak Women’s International Peace Movement (SMWIPM) and the UN Global Initiative to Fight Human Trafficking (UN.GIFT). During the … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Maxima at MS Research Foundation Anniversary

  December 15, 2010 at 4:55 pm by

In the evening of December 14, Princess Maxima was present at the start of the celebration of the 30th anniversary of the MS Research Foundation in Castellum Theater in Alphen aan de Rijn. The Princess presented, along with children with nerve disease multiple sclerosis (MS), the Fellowship to Dr.J. van Horssen. This biennial award is presented to a talent for research into MS. Next to a sculpture, the researcher receives … Continue reading

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Dutch Crown Prince Couple visit Hofplein Theater

  December 13, 2010 at 10:57 am by

Prince Willem-Alexander and Princess Maxima were on Sunday 12 December in Rotterdam to attend the anniversary show ”The Birthday of King Louis, the Only One” at the Theatre Hofplein. The show was held on the occasion of the celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Hofplein theater. Hofplein is the collective name for a theater, the Youth Theatre School Hofplein The MBO Theatre, The Theatre HAVO / VWO and the … Continue reading

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Princess Margriet, Honorary Chairman of the Dutch Red Cross

  December 12, 2010 at 10:32 am by

Princess Margriet has left the board of the Dutch Red Cross and to thank her for her efforts, the council of members appointed her honorary chairman of the association. Her son, Prince Pieter-Christiaan, was elected by the Members’ Council to an administration position of the organization. Prince Pieter-Christiaan had already been involved with the Red Cross, acting as Vice Chairman of the Organising Committee of the Red Cross rallies. Princess … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Maxima opens new Microfinance Business Center

  December 10, 2010 at 5:21 pm by

This morning, Princess Maxima paid a working visit to Dordrecht as a member of the Council of Microfinance. During the visit Princess Maxima opened the new Microfinance Entrepreneur Point in the Town Office. The Princess was welcomed by host D. van Steensel, Alderman labor and employment, social affairs and finance. The first part of the visit was concluded with the awarding of the 1,000 microcredits from Qredits by Drs D. … Continue reading

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Princess Maxima Opens 25th Resto VanHarte

  December 9, 2010 at 5:01 pm by

This morning, Princess Maxima opened the 25th restaurant Resto VanHarte in Amersfoort. Restaurant Resto is a national charity neighborhood restaurant where residents and professionals can meet each other. Resto VanHarte was founded in 2005 by the founders of Doctors Without Borders and a number of concerned entrepreneurs and artists. The aim is to strengthen the social cohesion in the neighborhood. The charity has been established in 25 locations around the … Continue reading

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Dutch Crown Prince Couple Attended a Reception

  December 7, 2010 at 1:32 pm by

On December 06, Prince Willem-Alexander and Princess Maxima were present at the 85th anniversary of the Foreign Press Association Netherlands (BPV). The club celebrates its anniversary in the building of the Amsterdam City Archives. The Prince of Orange and Princess Máxima received during the reception the yearbook of the association offered by the City of Amsterdam. In addition, they informed themselves about the work of BPV and they have talked … Continue reading

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