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Royals Offer Condolences To France Following Terrorist Attack in Nice

  July 16, 2016 at 7:38 am by

After the horrific terrorist attack in Nice, France on Thursday night – as the country was full of joy celebrating Bastille Day – heads of state have offered their condolences to French President François Hollande and the victims and families of the 84 people killed in the attack. Britain’s Queen Elizabeth sent a message on behalf of herself and Prince Philip, offering “most sincere condolences to you, the families of … Continue reading

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Queen Mathilde in New York: July 11-12

  July 12, 2016 at 12:33 pm by

Her Majesty Queen Mathilde was on a two-day working visit to New York on July 11-12 accompanied by the Belgian Foreign Minister, Didier Reynders. On Monday July 11, as Honorary Chair of Belgium UNICEF, the Queen attended the conference titled “Rehabilitation and Reintegration of Children Affected by Armed Conflict”. The meeting, held at the headquarter of the United Nations, was organized by Belgium, UNICEF and the United Nations. Réintégrer les … Continue reading

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Dutch Photo Session in Wassenaar

  July 9, 2016 at 6:06 am by

Despite the mild concussion suffered by Queen Máxima after a fall last Friday, yesterday the Queen was able to take part in the annual summer photo session along with King Willem-Alexander and their three daughters, Princesses Catharina-Amalia, Alexia and Ariane. The Royal Family posed in the gardens of Villa Eikenhorst. At the photo session were also present the family’s two black labradors, Skipper and Nana. The Queen wasn’t the only … Continue reading

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List of Royal Attendees At Rio Olympics Starts To Take Shape

  July 7, 2016 at 8:51 am by

The Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro are set to begin in less than a month’s time, and the list of royals who will be making the trip to the southern hemisphere for the event is beginning to form. Those confirmed as attending thus far are: Denmark: Crown Prince Frederik, Crown Princess Mary, Prince Joachim and Princess Marie – they will be attending the opening ceremony on August 5, several sporting … Continue reading

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Queen Maxima Suffered Slight Concussion After A Fall

  July 7, 2016 at 3:03 am by

Queen Maxima of The Netherlands has suffered a slight concussion after a fall last Friday. koninklijkhuis.nl announced the news and said that the 45 year old Queen was told to take it easy. No further information or details was given where and how the injury happened. It’s undecided yet if Queen Maxima will take part in the annual family photoshoot tomorrow. Embed from Getty Images Queen Maxima on June 13, 2015.

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Greek President Begins An Official Visit to The Netherlands

  July 4, 2016 at 3:23 pm by

Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos today started a two-day official visit to The Netherlands along with his wife, Vlasiá Pavlopoulou. Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima welcomed the President and his wife this morning in the courtyard of the Noordeinde Palace in The Hague. King Willem-Alexander and President Pavlopoulos inspected the guard of honour and then were played the national anthems. After posing for the official photos, an audience took place. Then the … Continue reading

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Princess Beatrix Opens Exhibition in Slovakia

  June 30, 2016 at 4:46 pm by

Dutch Princess Beatrix was in Slovakia today, where she opened the exhibition ‘European Stars: Miró & Cobra’ at the Danubiana Meulensteen Art Museum in Bratislava. Wearing a lovely purple patterned outfit along with matching customary cheese wheel-esque hat (after an outfit change! How Bea), the Princess viewed the exhibition along with the Slovakian Minister for Culture. ‘European Stars’ showcases the works of Spain’s Joan Miró as well as those of the group CoBrA (Copenhagen-Brussels-Amsterdam) and … Continue reading

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Queen Máxima In Mexico For Inclusive Finance

  June 22, 2016 at 10:04 am by

As a Special Advocate of the Secretary-General of the United Nations for Inclusive Finance for Development, Queen Máxima was in Mexico yesterday, Tuesday June 21, to take part in the launch of the country’s “National Policy for Inclusive Finance” during the II International Forum for Financial Inclusion 2016. At the event was present, among others, the President of Mexico Enrique Peña Nieto. This financial program was developed by the Mexican Ministry of … Continue reading

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Silver Carnations Presented by Princess Beatrix

  June 15, 2016 at 11:31 am by

Dutch Princess Beatrix has presented the 2016 Silver Carnations of the Prince Bernhard Culture Fund in a ceremony at the Royal Palace in Amsterdam. The awards are presented annually to individuals who have voluntarily worked to benefit the culture and nature of the Netherlands; Prince Bernhard, Beatrix’s father, started the Fund in 1950 and presented the awards each year until his 2004 death. Princess Beatrix – dressed in a lovely … Continue reading

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King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima Visit Friesland Province

  June 13, 2016 at 9:55 pm by

Today, Monday June 13, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima paid a visit to the Friesland Province. Upon their arrival in St. Annaparochie, the Royal Couple was welcomed by the students of the Campus Middelsee that was visited by the King and Queen. The Campus not only provides education for pupils but it is also an educational facility that aims to connect students with local business. Koningspaar op streekbezoek in … Continue reading

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A Language Lesson With Queen Máxima

  June 10, 2016 at 6:03 pm by

Today, Friday June 10, the students of the foundation Language aan Zee had a new classmate for the day: Queen Máxima. The Queen paid a working visit to the foundation which, with the help of volunteers, teaches the Dutch language to refugees, asylum seekers and foreign women. Upon her arrival Queen Máxima had a meeting with members of the staff about their work and commitment in the help of the people in need … Continue reading

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Queen Máxima Visits Urk for Neighbour’s Day Launch

  June 9, 2016 at 6:20 pm by

Today, Thursday June 9, Her Majesty Queen Máxima was in Urk, in the Flevoland Province, to launch the 11th edition of the “Neighbour’s Day” that this year will take place on September 24 throughout the Netherlands. Koningin Máxima bij de start van Burendag in Urk @koninklijkhuis @OranjeFonds pic.twitter.com/cX8bpfHObl — Patrick van Katwijk (@Patrickvkatwijk) June 9, 2016 The “Neigbour’s Day” is a project supported by the Orange Fund that promotes the … Continue reading

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A Busy Day for Queen Máxima

  June 8, 2016 at 6:45 pm by

This morning, Wednesday June 8, Her Majesty Queen Máxima, as member of the Dutch Committee for Entrepreneurship and Finance, paid a working visit to Eindhoven where she met students from the Jan van Brabant College and the Summa College. Jongeren die kennis willen maken met ondernemen volgen lesprogramma EigenBaas @qredits https://t.co/LgKizYOHag pic.twitter.com/Uw4ShlyIo6 — Koninklijk Huis (@koninklijkhuis) June 8, 2016 The visit took place at the Summa College and it was … Continue reading

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Máxima and Willem-Alexander Attend Holland Festival

  June 5, 2016 at 6:35 am by

The King and Queen of the Netherlands last night attended the opening of the 69th Holland Festival, the country’s largest performing arts festival. Following the opening performance, King Willem-Aleander and Queen Máxima went backstage to meet the cast and directors of the show. Queen Máxima wore a coral and red floral printed dress with a boat neckline and a pleated a-line skirt. This was paired with red accessories.

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That Looks Interesting! Queen Máxima Opens Singularity University

  June 3, 2016 at 5:47 am by

Yesterday, Thursday June 2, Her Majesty Queen Máxima opened a new innovation hub of the Dutch branch of the Singularity University in Eindhoven. The Singularity University (SU) was founded in 2008 in California and it is located at the NASA Research Park in Silicon Valley. SU aims to apply new tecnologies to address global issues with the help of educational programs. The innovation hub of Eindhoven is the first that … Continue reading

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Saga Around Beatrix Sailboat Continues: Maintenance Will Stay With Defence Department

  June 3, 2016 at 3:46 am by

The maintenance costs of Princess Beatrix’ sailboat have been a topic of debate in Dutch parliament since 2007. Due to an electorate that lost all sense of direction and a hysterical press,  the debate about the costs has become a perfect tool for a group of politicians to get their faces on television and to scratch the varnish of the throne. Princess Beatrix received the ‘Groene Draeck’ (Green Dragon) from … Continue reading

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Who Wore It Better, Maxima Or Mathilde?

  June 1, 2016 at 1:26 am by

It’s not the first time that the Queen of The Netherlands and The Belgium Queen step out in the same outfit. Queen Maxima first wore the Structured bamboo and silk dress by designer Natan in silver with a soft print to the Orange Fonds awards, click here. Queen Mathilde wore the same dress but in a white, grey and black print. Embed from Getty Images So who do you think … Continue reading

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Princess Beatrix Opens An Exhibition In Madrid With King Felipe And Queen Letizia

  May 30, 2016 at 5:19 pm by

Today, Monday May 30, Princess Beatrix was present at the opening of an exhibition at the Prado Museum in Madrid along with King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain. Embed from Getty Images The exhibition called “El Bosco” was organized to mark the 500th anniversary of the death of Hieronymus Bosch, a Dutch painter born around 1450’s. In the Prado Museum, major work of the Dutch painter from the Royal … Continue reading

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In Recycled Graciela Naum, Queen Máxima Presents King Willem I Prize

  May 26, 2016 at 9:27 pm by

Today, Thursday May 26, was another busy day for Her Majesty Queen Máxima. After attending the “Appeltjes van Oranje 2016” award ceremony this morning along with King Willem-Alexander and Princess Beatrix, this evening the Queen presented the King Willem I Prize in Eindhoven. Beautiful Quern Maxima arriving at the #kw1prijs in Eindoven. @koninklijkhuis @VorstenNL #Royals #reina #fashion pic.twitter.com/ay4ZX36EMt — Yvonne v Woudenberg (@YVWFotografie) May 26, 2016 There were three winners: … Continue reading

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Dutch Royals At “Appeltjes van Oranje 2016”

  May 26, 2016 at 10:17 am by

This morning, Thursday May 26, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima, joined by Princess Beatrix, took part at the “Appeltjes van Oranje 2016” award ceremony at Palace Noordeinde in The Hague. The theme of this year’s award was: “Do yourself together!” and was focused on communal facilities. Koningin Máxima reikt Appeltjes van Oranje 2016 uit in Paleis Noordeinde @OranjeFonds grote appel voor De Gaveborg pic.twitter.com/DeERnB9BjH — Patrick van Katwijk (@Patrickvkatwijk) May … Continue reading

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