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“Triple A” Princesses Frolic On The Beach

  July 10, 2015 at 3:34 pm by

The Dutch “Triple A” Princesses – Amalia, Alexia and Ariane – took part in a photo session at the Meijendel beach in Wassenaar earlier today, alongside their parents King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima. View image | gettyimages.com Also joining in for the session were the family’s two black labradors, Skipper and Nala. Watched on by their parents, the three girls rolled up their pants and walked along the edge of the … Continue reading

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Queen Máxima Opens Leontien House

  July 9, 2015 at 5:45 pm by

Queen Máxima of the Netherlands today was in Zevenhuizen, in the country’s south-west, to officially open the Leontien House, a centre to help people suffering from eating disorders. The Queen was welcomed by Dutch Olympic gold medalist Leontien van Moorsel, who has spearheaded the project. Van Moorsel, having battled anorexia nervosa in the mid-90s, said she was “honoured” that the Queen agreed to open the House. Wearing a light purple-grey dress with … Continue reading

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15th Wedding Anniversary of Prince Bernhard And Princess Annette

  July 8, 2015 at 1:00 am by

Prince Bernhard of Orange-Nassau van Vollenhoven and Princess Annette of Orange-Nassau, van Vollenhoven-Sekrève celebrate their 15th wedding anniversary. Prince Bernhard and Princess Annette announced their engagement on March 11, 2000 and tied the knot four month later, July 2000. The civil wedding was done by the Mayor of Utrecht on July 6 and the religious ceremony took place two days later in the Cathedral of Saint Martin, Utrecht. The couple … Continue reading

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King Willem-Alexander Cycles With 1,500 Cyclists

  July 7, 2015 at 7:16 am by

Today marks the 50th Drenthe 4Days of Cycling anniversary and they got a special guest to celebrate with them, the Dutch King Willem-Alexander. King Willem-Alexander joined the 1,500 participants in Assen. Before the start of cycling route, the Dutch King registered like all other participants. The event was joined by people of all ages.

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Dutch King and Queen Support The Netherlands At Beach Volleyball Finals

  July 6, 2015 at 3:37 am by

King Willem-Alexander and his wife Queen Maxima watched the Beach Volleyball World Championships men’s final match between Brazil and The Netherlands. Unfortunately, the Dutch team lost to Brazil. The royal couple were seen cheering the Dutch team and sat between the crowds. King Willem-Alexander wore an orange scarf around his neck while his wife wore an orange outfit. View image | gettyimages.com King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima on July 5, … Continue reading

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King Willem-Alexander Signals Start of Tour de France 2015 in Utrecht

  July 4, 2015 at 4:45 pm by

King Willem-Alexander of The Netherlands attended the kick off of the Tour de France 2015 which started in Utrecht, The Netherlands today. King Willem-Alexander met with the Dutch riders and was accompanied by the Mayor Jan van Zanen of Utrecht and Tour director Christian Prudhomme. King Willem-Alexander spoke to the press and said “Utrecht and the Netherlands are proud of what has been built here.” View image | gettyimages.com He … Continue reading

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Princess Beatrix Opens ‘Hidden Stories’ Exhibition At Amsterdam Royal Palace

  July 2, 2015 at 6:04 pm by

Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands opened a new exhibition at the Royal Palace in Amsterdam today which focuses on stories of classical mythology. “Hidden Stories: Discover the Myths of the Palace” is an exhibition which uses the paintings and sculptures that decorated the Palace in the seventeenth century to inform visitors about the “glorification of Amsterdam as a power centre of the world”. The Princess watched a theatre performance specially … Continue reading

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Queen Máxima Visits The Philippines: June 29-July 1

  July 2, 2015 at 5:14 am by

As a special advocate of the Secretary-General of the United Nations for inclusive finance for development and at the invitation of the Government and the Central Bank, Her Majesty Queen Máxima visited the Republic of the Philippines from Monday June 29 to Wednesday July 1. Tuesday June 30, in the morning, the Queen was in Manila where she had a working visit with members of the UNDP United Nations Development … Continue reading

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Dutch Royals Attend Opening of the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships

  June 26, 2015 at 11:07 pm by

King Willem-Alexander, Prince Floris and Princess Aimee attended the opening of the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships in The Hague today. During the event, King Willem-Alexander received a ball on stage from the tournament director. The event is held every two years and this is the first time The Netherlands hosts the event. Teams that win the event will will qualify for the 2016 Summer Olympics. View image | gettyimages.com … Continue reading

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Queen Maxima Visits Fontys High School Child and Education

  June 26, 2015 at 8:23 pm by

Queen Maxima visited the Fontys High School Child and Education in her capacity as Honorary President of the Platform Ambassadors Music Education. During the visit on Friday, Queen Maxima took time to watch a music lesson which then she spoke to the students. Queen Maxima also spoke to music teachers and directors. They spoke of way of how to improve music in youngsters.

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Queen Máxima Attended The Conference ‘The Future Of Farming And Food Security In Africa’

  June 23, 2015 at 4:13 am by

Her Majesty Queen Máxima attended the conference ‘The Future of Farming and Food Security in Africa’ which was being held at the headquarters of the RABO Bank in Utrecht. The conference focuses on food in Africa, economic development, food security in both urban and rural areas and loans for farming. Queen Máxima also posed with participants during the conference. Her Majesty wore a printed black and white dress matched with … Continue reading

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Queen Maxima Opens Design Derby Belgium – Netherlands (1815-2015) Exhibition

  June 19, 2015 at 3:06 pm by

Queen Maxima of The Netherlands opened the “Design Derby: Netherlands-Belgium (1815-2015)” which is being held at the museum Boijmans van Beuningen in Rotterdam. The exhibition showcases designers and designs from Belgium and The Netherlands from 1815 – 2015. It also features over 400 hundred art pieces. Queen Maxima wore a printed white and red dress matched with a wide brim red hat, orange pumps with a matching clutch and gloves. View … Continue reading

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Queen Máxima Attends ‘Kids Making Music’ Concert

  June 10, 2015 at 5:37 pm by

Dressed in one of her more questionable outfits, Dutch Queen Máxima today attended the final concert of the ‘Kids Making Music’ program supported by The Oranje Fonds. Over 2,000 school-aged children performed a concert themed around a specially written fairytale. Queen Máxima joined some of the children on stage during the event, praising their efforts. View image | gettyimages.com The ‘Kids Making Music’ program aims to bring together as many … Continue reading

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Queen Maxima in New York: June 4-5

  June 8, 2015 at 3:41 am by

In her role as special advocate of the United Nations Secretary General for Inclusive Finance for Development, Queen Maxima was in New York on June 4 and 5 to attend several meetings. On Thursday, the Queen took part at the meeting of the Group of Friends of Financial Inclusion, an informal group of 32 countries that are working to improve access to financial services. In her speech Queen Maxima said … Continue reading

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Dutch Official Visit to the United States of America, Day 3

  June 3, 2015 at 8:24 pm by

Today, Wednesday June 3rd, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima started their third and last day in the United States with a visit at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. The Institute, founded in 1954, is the most important in the United States in the fields of clinical research in combination treatment of patients with physical limitations by brain injury and spinal cord injury. They also take care of veterans. During … Continue reading

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Dutch Official Visit to the United States of America, Day 2

  June 2, 2015 at 7:20 pm by

On Tuesday June 2nd, the second day of their official visit, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima went to Grand Rapids, Michigan. At their arrival at the Gerald Ford Airport, the Royal Couple was welcomed by Rick Snyder, the Governor of the State of Michigan, and his wife Sue. At the welcoming ceremony were also present the children of the Dutch-American Christian school. Afterwards they went to the Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture … Continue reading

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Dutch Official Visit to the United States of America, Day 1

  June 1, 2015 at 6:10 pm by

Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima started today, Monday June 1st, a three-day Official Visit to the United States of America. Upon their arrival in the States, the Royal Couple attended on Sunday May 31 in the evening, a reception at the Dutch Ambassador’s residence in Washington held by the Dutch Ambassador Rudolf Bekink. This morning the visit began at the Arlington National Cemetery in Washington. The Royal Couple … Continue reading

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Dutch State Visit to Canada, Day Three

  May 29, 2015 at 10:43 pm by

The King and Queen of the Netherlands have completed their State Visit to Canada today, spending the day in Toronto. First, Willem-Alexander and Maxima stopped at Queen’s Park, where at the Legislative Assembly of Ontario, they had meetings with Ontario’s Premier, Kathleen Wynne, and Lieutenant-Governor, Elizabeth Dowdeswell. Afterwards, they visited the MaRS Discovery District, a platform for companies and research labs in sciences and health, ICT and energy. King Willem-Alexander and … Continue reading

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Dutch State Visit to Canada, Day 2

  May 28, 2015 at 8:06 pm by

Thursday May 28, second day of the state visit, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima went to Waterloo, a city in Southern Ontario. In the morning, the Royal Couple visited the University of Waterloo where at the presence of the Dutch the Ministries of Foreign Affairs Bert Koenders and the Dutch Minister of Education, Culture and Science Jet Bussemaker, were awarded scholarships.  To mark the seventy years of liberation, The Netherlands … Continue reading

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Dutch State Visit to Canada, Day 1

  May 27, 2015 at 8:00 pm by

Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima started today, Wednesday May 27, a three-day State Visit to Canada. The Royal Couple arrived in Canada yesterday May 26, when they made a brief stop in St. John’s, the capital of the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador. They were welcomed by the the Liutenant Governon Frank Fagan and his wife Patricia Faga, and the premier Paul Davis with his wife Cheryl Davis. … Continue reading

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