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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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King Willem-Alexander Opens New Building at the Nieuwe Baarnsche School

  May 21, 2015 at 3:14 pm by

Earlier today, the King of the Netherlands returned to his old primary school, the Nieuwe Baarnsche School, to open a new building. Arriving at the school in Baarn, King  Willem-Alexander was greeted by a number of the school’s pupils and staff. During the official opening, the King helped three students plant a tree outside the new building, which provides the school with a much larger facility than its previous location. The … Continue reading

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Dutch Royals attend ”Appeltjes van Oranje 2015”

  May 21, 2015 at 12:16 pm by

Today, Thursday May 21, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima, along with Princess Beatrix attended the ”Appeltjes van Oranje 2015” award ceremony at Palace Nooreinde in The Hague. The theme of the award this year was: “Better for each other!”. It’s about people with difficulty to get along in society for socioeconomics reasons. The winners of ”Appeltjes van Oranje 2015” were: “Food Aid Foundation Focus” from Amersfoort, a foundation that … Continue reading

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Queen Máxima and Queen Mathilde Open Exhibition in The Hague

  May 20, 2015 at 6:17 pm by

This afternoon, Wednesday May 20, Their Majesties Queen Máxima of the Netherlands and Queen Mathilde of the Belgians opened an outdoor sculpture exhibition in the Lange Voorhout street in The Hague. The exhibition, called “Flemish Vormidable Contemporary Sculpture”, shows artworks created by established and emerging Flemish artists and celebrates twenty years of cultural cooperation between the Netherlands and Flanders. The curator of the exhibition is Stef van Bellingen, a Flemish … Continue reading

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King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima visit Zeeland Flanders

  May 19, 2015 at 4:10 pm by

Today, Tuesday May 19, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima paid a visit to the region of Zeeland Flanders. At their arrival in the morning, the Royal Couple went to the nursing home De Hoeve Blaauwe in the municipality of Hulst. They were greeted by Jan-Frans Mulder, the Mayor of Hulst, and Han Polman, the King’s Commissioner of Zeeland Flanders. Outside the nursing home, the King and Queen received a warm welcome … Continue reading

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Queen Máxima Attends Lecture in Utrecht

  May 18, 2015 at 5:52 pm by

Today, Monday May 18, Queen Máxima attended the inaugural lecture of Professor Javier A. Couso in the Academy Building of the University of Utrecht. Professor Couso is a Latin American specialist in the field of Sociology of Law and Comparative Law. He is professor and director of the Constitutional Law Program at the Universidad Diego Portales in Santiago, Chile. Recently he was appointed by Chilean President Michelle Bachelet as member of … Continue reading

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Prince Constantijn and Princess Laurentien Celebrate Wedding Anniversary Today

  May 17, 2015 at 1:00 am by

Prince Constantijn and Princess Laurentien of the Netherlands celebrate their 14th wedding anniversary. The couple announced their engagement on December 16, 2000. Their civil marriage took place on May 17, 2001 and their religious wedding on May 19, 2001. Princess Laurentien’s wedding gown was designed by Edouard Vermeulen. The couple have three children; Countess Eloise Beatrix Sophie Laurence born on June 8, 2002, Count Claus-Casimir Bernhard Marius Max born on … Continue reading

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Queen Sonja and Princess Beatrix Open VanGogh and Munch Exhibition

  May 10, 2015 at 3:13 am by

Her Majesty Queen Sonja of Norway and Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands opened the Van Gogh + Munch exhibition in Oslo yesterday. Upon arrival to the Munch Museum, Queen Sonja and Princess Beatrix were given a bouquet of flowers each. Inside the museum, the Mayor of Oslo welcomed the royal ladies along with the museum directors. The official opening of the Van Gogh + Munch exhibition was the royal … Continue reading

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Dutch Royals Attend Remembrance and Liberation Day

  May 5, 2015 at 7:39 pm by

On May 4th and 5th, the Dutch Royals attended Remembrance and Liberation Day commemorations. Yesterday, Princess Margriet and Professor Pieter van Vollenhoven attend the 70th commemoration of WWII at the Canadian War Cemetery in Holten. Were present some Canadian veterans and the Prime Minister of Canada, Stephen Harper, along with his wife Laureen. Princess Margriet and Professor Pieter van Vollenhoven laid wreaths. In the late afternoon, Prince Pieter-Christiaan along with … Continue reading

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