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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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Crown Princess Mathilde attended the “Day of the defence”

  December 4, 2010 at 7:05 pm by

On Saturday morning December 04, Princess Mathilde was present in Peutie at the National Family Info (NIFD) who is organized by the Department of Defense. Defence Minister Pieter De Crem and Chief of Staff General Charles-Henri Delcour welcomed the Princess on the basis of Peutie in Vilvoorde. Princess Mathilde talked a few hours to the families of a thousand Belgian soldiers currently on mission in Afghanistan, Lebanon and Congo. Around … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Maxima attended a symposium in Rotterdam

  December 4, 2010 at 11:26 am by

On Friday 03 December, Princess Maxima visited, as a member of the Council of Microfinance, The Creative Factory and a symposium in the Business House South in Rotterdam. The visit was organized by Self Regional Office (RBZ) Microfinance as Business Center (new) entrepreneurs advice, guidance and financial support. Princess Maxima and other members of the Council of Microfinance launched the mission in the Creative Factory. This is a former grain … Continue reading

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Dutch Crown Prince Couple Worked Harder this Year

  December 3, 2010 at 5:22 pm by

Prince Willem-Alexander and Princess Maxima this year were much more active in the Netherlands compared to last year. The Dutch Crown Prince couple carried out around 160 public appearances between them this year, well up on last year’s total reported by news agency ANP. Prince Willem-Alexander was out and about on official business over 70 times, compared with 40 in 2009. Princess Maxima carried out almost 90 official engagements, up … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Maxima attended a Conference

  December 3, 2010 at 9:47 am by

On Thursday 02 December, Princess Maxima participated in the national conference Backup at the Museum for Communication in The Hague. At the conference of the Orange fund Princess Maxima met with volunteers to improve future opportunities for young people. The Orange Fund supports several national projects and local initiatives in which youth volunteers for their support to increase opportunities for the future. Examples include homework assistance, mentoring projects, weekend schools, … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Maxima visits Nijkerk

  November 30, 2010 at 4:35 pm by

Today, November 30, Princess Maxima was in Nijkerk at the final session of the ‘Best Buddies’. Best Buddies (Beste Maatjes) is a program of the Orange Fund to put the work of buddies, mentors and coaches on the map and to recruit new volunteers. Buddies are volunteers who support someone for a long time in learning new knowledge or skills. There are language buddies, mentors who support young people in … Continue reading

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Princess Maxima attends Prince Bernhard Cultural Prize 2010

  November 30, 2010 at 6:56 am by

On Monday in the afternoon, Princess Maxima handed out the Prince Bernhard Culture Fund Award 2010 in Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ in Amsterdam. The Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century received the Prince Bernhard Culture Fund Award for 2010. The orchestra was founded in 1981 by Frans Bruggen and consists of 60 members from 23 countries. The orchestra performs authentic masterpieces by composers from the eighteenth and early nineteenth century (including … Continue reading

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Queen Beatrix attended the opening of the DeLaMar Theater

  November 28, 2010 at 5:56 pm by

On Sunday evening, Queen Beatrix was present at the opening of the DeLaMar Theatre in Amsterdam. The theater was built at the initiative of the Van den Ende foundation, the cultural fund of Joop and Janine van den Ende. Joop van den Ende and Janine and their children, Iris and Vincent, received the Queen. The DeLaMar theater was founded in 1947 and named after actress and comedian Fien de la … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Máxima’s Visit to Cairo, Egypt

  November 27, 2010 at 7:56 am by

From November 23 to 25, Princess Máxima was in Cairo, Egypt, under its UN activities in the field of Inclusive Finance. Princess Máxima spoke in her capacity as United Nations Secretary General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development. The Princess met during her visit with President Mubarak and the Egyptian Women Ministers of Finance, Agriculture and Trade and Industry. She also met with representatives of various banks, microfinance institutions … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Mathilde attended a Conference

  November 26, 2010 at 3:25 pm by

On November 20, Princess Mathilde was present at a conference themed “The children speak” at the Parliament of the French Community in Brussels. This symposium is organized to mark the International Day of Children’s Rights. The speakers were children and youth who are excluded, they testified about their daily experiences. 2010 marks the 21st anniversary of Universal Children’s Day. The Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) is the … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Mathilde attended the launch of “The Week of Aloud Reading”

  November 25, 2010 at 9:37 am by

On November 22, Princess Mathilde was present in a a class of second grade of elementary school ‘s Four-leaf clover from Brussels, as the kickoff for “reading week”. Princess Mathilde has read for 23 pupils in the ABC House, an art house in Brussels. The Princess has read two stories: one from the book “1001 ghosts” by author Kurt De Prins, another from “All talk” by author Geert De Cocker. … Continue reading

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Princess Mathilde Attends Celebrations of the Nederlandse Taaluni (Dutch Language Union)

  November 21, 2010 at 12:05 pm by

On November 20, Crown Princess Mathilde was present at the celebrations of the 30th anniversary of the Nederlandse Taaluni (Dutch Language Union), in Brugge. Were invited for the summit: the Netherlands, Flanders, Suriname, Aruba, Netherlands Antilles and South Africa. The meeting begins on Friday November 19, with an official reception at the town hall of Bruges. Were invited ministers diplomatic representatives, members of the Inter-Parliamentary Commission of the Dutch Language … Continue reading

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‘European Vulnerable Children’ Conference in Belgium

  November 21, 2010 at 10:55 am by

On the initiative of Queen Paola, in her capacity as Honorary President of the NGO Child Focus, an organization dedicated to finding missing children, and under the Belgian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, took place on Wednesday 17 and Thursday, November 18, 2010 a conference in the Royal Palace in Brussels with the theme “Vulnerable children on the run, a challenge for Europe.” The conference was sponsored … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Maxima was in Seattle at the Global Savings Forum

  November 18, 2010 at 6:01 pm by

Princess Maxima on November 16 and 17 participated in a conference organized by “The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation” in Seattle, USA as the U.N. Secretary General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development. The Gates couple are the chairmens and patrons of the foundation. In an interactive session, Princess Maxima and Melinda Gates discussed the developments in the field of ‘inclusive finance’ and stress the importance for people in … Continue reading

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Dutch Royal Family has Received German President

  November 18, 2010 at 3:08 pm by

On November 18, Queen Beatrix,Prince Willem Alexander and Princess Maxima have received the new President of Germany, Christian Wulff. President Wulff was received at Noordeinde Palace. Afterwards, the Queen has offered a lunch. In the afternoon Wulff met Prime Minister Mark Rutte at the prime minister’s residence in The Hague.

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Princess Laurentien in Spain

  November 16, 2010 at 3:40 pm by

On November 16, Princess Laurentien was in Barcelona to present her new children’s book ‘Mr Finney’ dedicated to climate change. Published in 2009 in Dutch, the first story of the series is titled “Mr. Finney and the world upside down” and its Spanish version will be released in spring 2011 (Editorial SM). Laurentien of Orange-Nassau explained today that Finney, the character who stars in the series of tales, was born … Continue reading

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Belgian Royals celebrates The King’s Feast

  November 15, 2010 at 5:08 pm by

On November 15, the Belgian Royal Family has celebrated The King’s Feast. Since 1886, celebrations take place in honour of the Belgian Monarch. Present were Crown Prince Philippe, Princess Mathilde, Princess Astrid, Prince Lorenz, Prince Laurent, Princess Claire and Queen Fabiola. King Albert and Queen Paola don’t usually attend at the Service as protocol decrees. Also present were the European Union President Herman Van Rompuy and Belgian Prime Minister Yves … Continue reading

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Princess Maxima will visit the “Gates Foundation” in Seattle

  November 14, 2010 at 11:40 am by

Crown Princess Maxima, in her role as the United Nations Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development, will be giving a speech at the Global Savings Forum this week. The Global Savings Forum, set for Tuesday and Wednesday in Seattle, includes the usual conference fodder: speeches by dignitaries like Melinda Gates, who is expected to make a major grant announcement; and by Princess Maxima. The Gates Foundation is bringing together … Continue reading

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Queen Beatrix attended a Concert

  November 11, 2010 at 5:21 pm by

On November 10, Queen Beatrix was present at the “Prince Claus Concert” in Culture centre De Oosterpoort in Groningen. The “Prince Claus Concert” takes place once every four years and is organized by the Prince Claus Conservatoire, part of the Hanze University Groningen. The Conservatoire has commissioned at the Swedish composer Sven-David Sandström to make a composition written on on texts of Prince Claus (1926-2002). During the concert there was … Continue reading

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Belgium Crown Prince Couple visits the Book Fair

  November 11, 2010 at 11:13 am by

On November 10, Prince Philippe and Princess Mathilde along with their two sons Gabriel and Emmanuel, visited the Book Fair in Antwerp. Their visit to the Book Fair was unannounced. Geert Joris, Fair Book organiser, led them round and provided some comments here and there. The prince and princess have walked a half hours around the fair and were especially interested in the booths with children’s books. The royal couple … Continue reading

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