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Prinsjesdag 2017

  September 19, 2017 at 4:36 pm by

On Tuesday September 19, the Dutch Royal Family celebrated the traditional opening of Parliament, Prinsjesdag. King Willem-Alexander was joined by his wife, Queen Máxima, his brother Prince Constantijn and his sister-in-law, Princess Laurentien. The Dutch Royals left Noordeinde Palace at around 13:00 heading to the Knight’s Hall in the Glass Carriage through the streets of The Hague. Princess Beatrix saw the procession of the carriages from the window of the Royal … Continue reading

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Queen Máxima Dons Floaty Florals For Children’s Cancer Centre Benefit Gala

  September 5, 2017 at 8:16 pm by

The Queen of the Netherlands this evening attended a dinner and concert at Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw held to raise money for the Princess Máxima Centre for Child Oncology.  Wearing a blue and white floral printed evening gown from Luisa Beccaria, Queen Máxima joined the audience for performances by Ali B, and Arthur and Lucas Jussen. The Queen also gave a speech during the event. Also attending was Princess Margarita of Bourbon-Parma and her … Continue reading

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King and Queen of Jordan To Pay State Visit To The Netherlands

  September 5, 2017 at 6:38 am by

Jordan’s King Abdullah II and Queen Rania will be paying a state visit to The Netherlands this coming November, it has been announced this morning. The couple have been invited by King Willem-Alexander to “confirm the excellent bilateral relations” between the two countries, with the aim of the visit to “widen and intensify economic cooperation”. King Abdullah and Queen Rania previously paid a state visit to The Netherlands back in … Continue reading

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Princess Laurentien Launches Literacy Week

  September 4, 2017 at 3:10 pm by

In her role as honorary chairwoman of the Reading and Writing Foundation, Princess Laurentien on Monday officially launched this year’s Literacy Week during an event at the Dutch Innovation Factory in Zoetermeer. The theme of this year’s Literacy Week is ‘A good deed is worth sharing’. In conjunction with this theme, a new store has been opened in the city – ‘Goede Daden Winkel’ – where people can go and … Continue reading

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Queen Máxima Visits Delft To Mark Anniversary of Kansfonds

  August 22, 2017 at 3:28 pm by

The Queen of The Netherlands was back on duty following the summer break today as she visited the city of Delft, to visit initiatives supported by Kansfonds to celebrate the organisation’s sixtieth anniversary. Dressed in a bright and cheery yellow, pink and black frock, Queen Máxima stopped at the Jessehof, an inter-faith centre that uses part of its space as a meeting place for the homeless, and people who suffer from social exclusion. Queen … Continue reading

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Queen Maxima’s Father, Jorge Zorreguieta, Passes Away

  August 9, 2017 at 5:53 am by

The Dutch Royal Court announced this morning that Jorge Zorreguieta, the father of Queen Maxima, passed away on August 8th in Buenos Aires. He had been suffering from a form of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma for some time. The Queen was in Buenos Aires alongside her mother and siblings for her father’s last moments. Mr Zorreguieta was 89 years old. King Willem-Alexander and the couple’s three daughters, Princesses Catharina-Amalia, Alexia and Ariane, … Continue reading

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Willem-Alexander and Máxima Attend Dedication of MH17 Memorial in Vijfhuizen

  July 17, 2017 at 2:20 pm by

The King and Queen of The Netherlands were present on Monday for the dedication ceremony of a memorial forest in memory of the 298 people killed in the MH17 disaster. July 17 was the third anniversary of the disaster. The memorial consists of a ‘forest’ of 298 trees, one for each of the victims, planted in the formation of a ribbon. A silver nameplate stands at the base of each tree, bearing … Continue reading

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Dutch Royals Host Summer Photo Session At The Kaag Lakes

  July 7, 2017 at 2:00 pm by

The King of the Netherlands and his family today participated in their annual summer photo session, this year held at the Kagerplassen, in Warmond. Arriving by boat down the Lakes, King Willem-Alexander, Queen Máxima and the three Princesses – Amalia, Alexia and Ariane – provided some “typically Dutch” photographs as they posed with a large windmill in the background across the water. King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima spent twenty minutes addressing the … Continue reading

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Pavlos and Olympia’s Milestone Birthdays Celebrated With ‘Revolution’ Bash

  July 2, 2017 at 7:19 am by

Last night, Crown Prince Pavlos of Greece and his eldest child, Princess Maria Olympia, were joined by scores of friends and family for a joint milestone birthday celebration at a sprawling manor in Gloucestershire. Prince Pavlos turned fifty in May, while Olympia will celebrate her twenty-first birthday on July 25. Among the guests attending the ‘revolution’ themed bash were Queen Máxima of the Netherlands, Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess … Continue reading

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Máxima’s Pretty In Pink As She Visits Northeast Flevoland With The King

  June 29, 2017 at 3:15 pm by

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima of the Netherlands today paid a regional visit to Northeast Flevoland, where they visited a number of towns and villages. Among the places the royal couple stopped in at during their time in Urk, Nagele and Dronten were the Port of Urk, its Maritime Education Centre, the factory of Staay Food Group, and the De Meerpaal multipurpose community centre. The Queen repeated the floral Natan skirt she wore to … Continue reading

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Dutch, Spanish Monarchs Host Foreign Leaders

  June 27, 2017 at 12:31 pm by

The Kings and Queens of the Netherlands and Spain both hosted foreign leaders at their respective palaces today. In Wassenaar, Dutch King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima gave an audience to Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India at their home, Villa Eikenhorst. Meanwhile, in Madrid, King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia gave a luncheon for visiting Slovenian President Borut Pahor at Zarzuela Palace.

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A Spot of Lime: Queen Máxima Attends Neurology Congress

  June 26, 2017 at 2:29 pm by

Dutch Queen Maxima added some lime accents to her black and white geometric printed Natan dress today as she attended the Third Congress of the European Academy of Neurology at the  The vibrant Queen wore a pair of green Natan heels, a lime green Fabienne Delvigne headpiece and Yves Saint Laurent earrings to add colour to her ensemble. She also carried a green shawl and clutch. The congress this year … Continue reading

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Dutch King Honours Veterans on The Country’s 13th Veterans Day

  June 24, 2017 at 5:04 pm by

Veterans Day was marked in The Netherlands Saturday, with King Willem-Alexander leading tributes to the servicemen and women who have served their country since World War II. King Willem-Alexander, with a white carnation – the symbol of Dutch resistance against German forces during the Second World War, “now the symbol of appreciation for all Dutch veterans” – pinned to the lapel of his military uniform, first attended a ceremony at the Ridderzaal … Continue reading

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Last Day in Italy for the Dutch Royal Couple

  June 23, 2017 at 10:29 pm by

Today, Friday June 23, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima spent the last day of the state visit in Milan. In the morning the Royal Couple visited the Rosanna Orlandi Gallery that was founded in 2002 by Rosanna Orlandi, an Italian designer and talent scout. In the gallery are working Dutch and international designers. Afterwards the King and the Queen went to the La Triennale Design Museum where took place … Continue reading

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Dutch State Visit to Italy: Vatican City and Milan

  June 22, 2017 at 9:11 pm by

Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima began their third day in Italy today, Thursday June 22, with a visit to the Holy See. The visit began at the Frisians Church, built in 1141 and adjacent to St. Peter’s Square that since 1989 is granted to the Dutch community in Rome. The Royal Couple was welcomed by Bishop Emeritus Antoon Hurkmans who gave to them an explanation about the history of … Continue reading

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Dutch-Italian State Visit Heads To Palermo

  June 21, 2017 at 7:22 pm by

On their second day of their state visit to Italy, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima went to Palermo, Sicily, in the south of the country. Upon their arrival the Royal Couple was received by the Mayor of Palermo, Leoluca Orlando, in Quattro Canti, an octagonal Baroque square in the city centre. Then, walking through the street of the city, the King and Queen, accompanied by the Mayor, visited Palazzo delle Acquile, … Continue reading

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Dutch King and Queen Kick-Off Italian State Visit

  June 20, 2017 at 8:10 pm by

At the invitation of the President of the Italian Republic, Sergio Mattarella, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima of The Netherlands, started today, Tuesday June 20, a four-day state visit to Italy along with Bert Koenders, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Lilianne Ploumen, Minister for Foreign Trade and Development. Upon their arrival at the airport of Ciampino, the King and Queen were officially welcomed by President Mattarella and his … Continue reading

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Princess Beatrix Presents Silver Carnations During Ceremony At Royal Palace Amsterdam

  June 14, 2017 at 2:22 pm by

At the Royal Palace of Amsterdam, Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands present the Silver Carnations of the Prince Bernhard Culture Fund on Wednesday. This year’s Carnations went to Jan Buisman for his “contribution to the history of meteorology”, Elise Wessels van Houdt for her patronage of stage and visual arts along with her donation of 2,000 Japanese prints to the Rijksmuseum, and Pieter Breuker for his “contribution to the history … Continue reading

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A Busy Day for Magenta Máxima

  June 13, 2017 at 3:33 pm by

This morning, Tuesday June 13, Her Majesty Queen Máxima was in the town of Nieuw-Buinen, in the province of Drenthe, to launch the 12th edition of “Neighbour’s Day” that this year will take place on September 23 throughout the Netherlands. “Neighbour’s Day” is a project supported by The Oranje Fonds that promotes the socialization between neighbours with many different activities like joint breakfast, sports, games or taking care of neighborhood … Continue reading

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A Visit to SOS Children’s Villages in Lebanon For Princess Margriet

  June 13, 2017 at 3:11 am by

Dutch Princess Margriet paid a visit to Lebanon on Sunday and Monday in her role as patron of the Dutch branch of SOS Children’s Villages. She was joined by singer Jan Smit, who is an ambassador of the organisation. The duo began in Khonshara where they visited the Interim Care Centre, where Margriet and Jan were given a tour of the centre by staff who told them about the assistance they … Continue reading

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