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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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Queen Mathilde and Queen Máxima Attend Session of the Queen Elisabeth Competition Piano Finals

  May 26, 2016 at 7:37 am by

At the invitation of Her Majesty Queen Mathilde of the Belgians, last night Her Majesty Queen Máxima of the Netherlands was present at the third session of the piano finals for the Queen Elisabeth Music Competition at the Centre for Fine Arts BOZAR in Brussels. #QEIMC #piano: 3rd session of the finals of the Queen Elisabeth Competition-Piano 2016 @BOZARbrussels @QEIMCBelgium pic.twitter.com/rEFJDHbFfK — Belgian Royal Palace (@MonarchieBe) May 25, 2016 After … Continue reading

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King Willem-Alexander Speaks At the European Parliament

  May 25, 2016 at 4:26 pm by

On the occasion of the Dutch Presidency of the Council of the European Union, His Majesty King Willem-Alexander, today Wednesday May 25, held a speech at the European Parliament reunited in plenary session in Brussels. The King began his speech recalling the terroristic attacks happened in Brussels two months ago. He also talked about the refugee emergency that afflicts the Member States of the European Union. King Willem-Alexander stressed the … Continue reading

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A Busy Day for Queen Máxima

  May 25, 2016 at 9:29 am by

This morning, Her Majesty Queen Máxima attended the launch of a fundraising campaign organized by NPO Radio 4 at the primary school De Kruisboelijn in ‘s-Hertogenbosch. LTV NIEUWS – Koningin Maxima op bassisschool in Den Bosch ontvangen op klanken van Bolero https://t.co/Mh5PPE9xun pic.twitter.com/EAPKpTaMoa — LTV Nieuwslink (@LTV_Televisie) May 25, 2016 The project aims to raise money and musical instruments for the Instrument Depot Leerorkest, an organization that provides musical education for … Continue reading

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Princess Laurentien Turns 50

  May 25, 2016 at 1:00 am by

Born on May 25, 1966 as Petra Laurentien Brinkhorst and now known as Princess Laurentien of the Netherlands celebrates her 50th birthday today. Her parents are the former Dutch minister of Economic Affairs, Laurens Jan Brinkhorst and Jantien Brinkhorst-Heringa and she has one brother. She went to school in The Netherlands, then her family moved to Tokyo where she graduated from the Lycée français. Her family moved to Tokyo when … Continue reading

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Queen Máxima Attends Summit and Lecture About Innovation

  May 23, 2016 at 11:35 pm by

Queen Máxima of The Netherlands attended two different events on Monday. She was wearing a recycle Dolce & Gabbana outfit for both of them. In the morning the Queen went to Amsterdam where she held a speech at ‘The Innovation Summit’ for female entrepreneurs. In her speech the queen stressed that the need for more ambition and that the time has come that women can grab the opportunities. In the … Continue reading

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Máxima is Elegant in Navy as She Baptises New Cruise Ship

  May 20, 2016 at 8:09 am by

The Queen of the Netherlands wore a simple, yet stunning navy outfit today as she baptised the new cruise ship of the Holland America Line, ms Koningsdam. Máxima was given the honour of baptising the ship – which can hold over 2,000 passengers with a crew of 1,000 – at the Wilhelmina port in Rotterdam. She poured a glass of champagne over the ship’s bell as a blessing during the dedication … Continue reading

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Dutch Royals Dress Up For Diplomatic Corps

  May 20, 2016 at 6:19 am by

Yesterday evening the Dutch royal family hosted a reception for the diplomatic corps in the royal palace in Amsterdam. Since the enthronement of King Willem-Alexander we are able to see some photos of the royal ladies and their jewels as they left the palace. Queen Máxima recycled a red dress by Natan from 2006. She paired it with the ruby tiara of Mellerio parure. She attached a brooch of the … Continue reading

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