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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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Dutch Crown Prince Couple meets Dutch Prime Minister

  November 10, 2010 at 4:48 pm by

On November 10, Prince Willem-Alexander and Princess Maxima had a meeting with the new Dutch Prime Minister, Mark Rutte, at Villa Eikenhorst. The new Prime Minister was invited by the royal couple for an introductory visit. Rutte was received previously by Queen Beatrix on October 14th at Huis ten Bosch, the day he officially became the Dutch Prime Minister. Queen Beatrix then received the new cabinet.

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Crown Princess Maxima visit Hardemberg and Boxmeer

  November 9, 2010 at 4:35 pm by

On November 09, Crown Princess Maxima visited Hardemberg. As a member of the Council of Microfinance, Princess Maxima visited the Entrepreneurs Starting. The Princess spoke during the visit about the importance of microfinance and the opportunities that the municipality Hardenberg offers entrepreneurs. She also emphasized the importance of support for graduate students who want to start a company. Entrepreneurs Starting Hardenberg is an initiative of the municipality and the Association … Continue reading

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Week of Activities for Crown Princess Maxima

  November 6, 2010 at 12:14 pm by

On November 04, Crown Princess Maxima attended a meeting about pension awareness for employees organized by “CentiQ” which take place in the former Caballero factory in The Hague. The meeting was intended to guide partners in money matters and professionals from the world of pensions. A large part of Dutch employees are not aware of retirement. This proved the beginning of this year’s first annual Pension Awareness measurement CentiQ 2200 … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Maxima visit Face2Face Project

  November 3, 2010 at 11:15 am by

On November 02, Princess Maxima visited the Face2Face Project at the Bonhoeffer College in Enschede. Face2Face is a voluntary initiative of Humanitas VOC Tandem organization and is supported by the Orange Fund. This project offers volunteer mentor support to young people in secondary education is difficult come and helps prevent early school leaving and reinforces the educational and internship opportunities for young people. The Bonhoeffer College is a training VMBO … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Maxima attended Two Conferences

  November 2, 2010 at 8:42 am by

On October 31, Crown Princess Maxima with Crown Prince Willem Alexander participated at International Conference on Agriculture, Food Security and Climate Change.His Royal Highness the Prince of Orange spoke at the opening of the International Conference in his capacity as chairman of the UN Advisory Board on Water and Sanitation (UNSGAB). The conference aims to show how agriculture can contribute to adequate food in 2050 and to reduce the effects … Continue reading

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Week of Events for Belgian Crown Prince Couple

  November 1, 2010 at 11:38 am by

On Monday 25 October, Crown Prince Philippe had a meet with a delegation of the Royal Belgian Equestrian Federation.The meeting took place at the Royal Palace in Brussels. Crown Prince Philippe received Belgian jockeys who won medals at the World Equestrian Games two weeks ago in Lexington (Kentucky). The delegation was led by Jacky Buchmann, president of the Belgian Federation of Equestrian Sports. Crown Prince Philippe has congratulated all the … Continue reading

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Busy Weekend for Young Belgian Royals

  October 27, 2010 at 5:25 am by

On Saturday 23 October, Princess Elisabeth of Belgium, daughter of Crown Prince Philippe and Crown Princess Mathilde, was present at University of Leuven. Elisabeth, together with her classmates, has attended a lesson about the functioning of the brain in the context of the educational programm for young students: “Children’s University”. This lesson was directed to children between 8 and 13 years old and the students have the opportunity to ask … Continue reading

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Dutch Crown Princely Couple and Daughters Attend World Championships Gymnastics in Rotterdam

  October 26, 2010 at 6:22 am by

On Sunday October 24th, Crown Prince Willem-Alexander, Crown Princess Máxima and their three daughters Princesses Catharina-Amalia, Alexia and Ariane, attended the finals of the Gymnastics World Championships in the indoor sports arena of ‘Ahoy’ in Rotterdam. The Royal Family was there to watching and supporting the performance of the Dutch gymnast Epke Zonderland. With a total of 16,033 points, Zonderland won the silver medal. The disappointment of Zonderland and the … Continue reading

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