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Crown Princess Victoria in The Netherlands

  October 29, 2010 at 8:43 am by

A cross country royal event took place yesterday evening, when Crown Princess Victoria attended the 50th Anniversary Royal Gala evening for the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in The Netherlands. Also in attendance at the gala were HRH The Prince of Oranje and the Duke of Parma and his wife Annemarie. The duke and duchess celebrated their civil wedding this spring. The religious wedding was postponed due to the death of … Continue reading

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Princess Amalia’s Airplane

  October 27, 2010 at 7:24 pm by

When Princess Amalia of the Netherlands turns 7 on the 7th of December, she will receive a very special honour. The airplane DC-3 PBA, named so as the princess’ great-grandfather Prince Bernhard flew it in the 1940s and 50s, will be christened Amalia. The baptism will be performed by KLM (Royal Dutch Airlines) CEO Peter Hartman. Princess Amalia was born on the 7th of December 2003, however only had a … Continue reading

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Dutch Crown Princely Couple and Daughters Attend World Championships Gymnastics in Rotterdam

  October 26, 2010 at 6:22 am by

On Sunday October 24th, Crown Prince Willem-Alexander, Crown Princess Máxima and their three daughters Princesses Catharina-Amalia, Alexia and Ariane, attended the finals of the Gymnastics World Championships in the indoor sports arena of ‘Ahoy’ in Rotterdam. The Royal Family was there to watching and supporting the performance of the Dutch gymnast Epke Zonderland. With a total of 16,033 points, Zonderland won the silver medal. The disappointment of Zonderland and the … Continue reading

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Queen Beatrix: ‘Most Powerful Woman of The Netherlands’

  October 20, 2010 at 12:58 pm by

According to the monthly magazine ‘Opzij’, Queen Beatrix is the most powerful woman of The Netherlands at the moment. A jury under the supervision of editor Margriet van der Linden chose Her Majesty as number one on the list ‘Opzij Top 100′. Previous years the magazine decided that Her Majesty could not participate in the contest as her role is hereditary. This year however they made an exception for the … Continue reading

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Prinsjesdag 2010

  September 28, 2010 at 12:27 am by

The Dutch Royal Family have today celebrated Prinsjesdag, the traditional opening of parliament. At 13:00, the royal family departed from Noordeinde Palace in the Golden Coach and the Gala State Sedan, headed for the Parliamentary Halls in The Hague. An incident took place during the route to the Ridderzaal, when a 29-year-old man from Winterswijk throw a tealight candle holder at the Golden Coach, hitting one of its windows. Quickly … Continue reading

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“A Team” Join Parents for Official Duty

  September 13, 2010 at 12:08 am by

The Prince of Orange and Princess Máxima were joined by their three daughters – Princesses Catharina-Amalia, Alexia and Ariane – for their visit to the 50th edition of the Fruit Corso in Tiel on September 11th. The three young girls, wearing floral summer dresses in pink and blue, sat front row centre for the Corso, which began with the 10th edition of the Children’s Corso featuring approximately 150 children in … Continue reading

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Royals Support Their National Teams at the World Cup In South Africa

  June 17, 2010 at 11:52 am by

Last Saturday the World Cup Soccer has started in South Africa. Five monarchies are participating in the tournament: Denmark, England, Japan, The Netherlands and Spain. Royals from most of these countries wasted no opportunity to travel to South Africa to support their national teams. On Monday Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark and the Prince of Orange attended the match between Denmark and the Netherlands in Johannesburg. Both princes were seated … Continue reading

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State Visit from the Netherlands – Day 2 and 3

  June 3, 2010 at 4:51 pm by

The second day of Queen Beatrix’ State Visit to Norway began with a visit to the Oslo Bors securities exchange, where Her Majesty, who was joined by King Harald and Queen Sonja, attended a seminar with the title “Labour Participation and Gender”. Later they visited the Bjornholt Middle and Upper Secondary School. At lunch time Queen Beatrix, the Norwegian Royal couple and the Crown Princely couple attended an official luncheon … Continue reading

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State Visit from the Netherlands – Day 1

  June 2, 2010 at 7:47 am by

Her Majesty Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands is on a three-day State Visit to Norway. The Queen arrived at the port of Oslo yesterday, where she was welcomed by King Harald V of Norway. Queen Sonja and the Crown Princely couple were also in attendance. Queen Beatrix travelled to Norway on board of the Dutch frigate Tromp. During the welcoming ceremony the national anthems were played and Queen Beatrix met … Continue reading

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Royals in Shanghai at EXPO 2010

  May 26, 2010 at 6:26 am by

The 2010 edition of the World EXPO is currently taking place in Shanghai, China, and has been attended by the Prince of Orange and Princess Máxima. On their first day in Shanghai, Willem-Alexander and Máxima visited the Dutch Cultural Centre, which is apart of this year’s World EXPO, in down town Shanghai. As the day (May 17th) was also Princess Máxima’s 39th birthday, she was given a pair of Chinese-style … Continue reading

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Queen Beatrix Will Pay For Extra Maintenance Costs Sailing Boat

  May 12, 2010 at 12:18 pm by

Queen Beatrix will pay the extra maintenance costs for her sailing boat the ‘Groene Draeck’ herself. This was reported yesterday by RTL news, and confirmed by the RVD (the government information service). The queen received the boat upon her 18th birthday in 1956 as a gift from the Dutch people. The gift also inculded the maintenance costs of the boat, which was provided for by the ministery of Defence for … Continue reading

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Remembrance and Liberation Days in the Netherlands

  May 6, 2010 at 6:42 am by

Queen Beatrix, the Prince of Orange and Princess Máxima have spent the past two days marking the Netherlands’ Remembrance and Liberation Days, held each year on May 4th and 5th, respectively. Accompanied by Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende, the royals attended a service in the Nieuwe Kerk. The Queen and Prince of Orange then laid wreaths on the National Monument, before two minutes silence was taken. During the two minutes … Continue reading

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Beatrix and Henri at the Reopening of Villa Vauban

  May 3, 2010 at 11:36 pm by

Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands was in Luxembourg on May 1st, where she attended an event with Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa. The trio reopened Villa Vauban after five years of renovations, and also opened the inaugural exhibition, entitled ‘The Golden Age Reloaded’, of the new museum. The museum houses a large part of a collection from the Dutch Golden Age (17th century works), as well as … Continue reading

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Koninginnedag 2010

  May 3, 2010 at 11:24 pm by

The Dutch Royals were in Zeeland today, to celebrate the 2010 edition of Koninginnedag (Queen’s Day). This year’s festivities were also used to mark Queen Beatrix’s 30th anniversary on the throne. The entire family was present (minus Prince Maurits and Princess Marilène, who were attending the funeral of Hereditary Prince Carl Friedrich zu Lowenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg in Bavaria – Princess Margriet and Prof. Pieter van Vollenhoven left half way through the day … Continue reading

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Dutch Royals Unveil Queen’s Day 2009 Memorial Ahead of 2010 Edition

  April 29, 2010 at 11:20 am by

A somber day for the Dutch Royal Family today, as they attended the unveiling of the memorial dedicated to the victims of last year’s Koninginnedag tragedy in Apeldoorn. The event was attended by nearly all senior members of the family, as well as the families of the seven victims. Several members of the victims’ families spoke to the gathering, causing several of the Princesses to pull out tissues and handkerchiefs … Continue reading

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The Christening of the littlest Van Vollenhoven

  March 29, 2010 at 5:34 am by

The youngest member of the Van Vollenhoven family, Eliane, was christened yesterday, March 28th, at the Chapel of Het Loo Palace. There was quite the Orange turnout for the christening, with all members of Queen Beatrix and Princess Margriet’s families present (except for Princess Catharina-Amalia, Princess Laurentien, Isabella and Pieter van Vollenhoven). Also in attendance were Prince Carlos of Bourbon-Parma and his fiancée, Annemarie Gualtherie van Weezel, and his siblings … Continue reading

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Dutch Royals Participate in NL DOET

  March 24, 2010 at 3:14 am by

As they do each year, the Dutch Royal Family participated in NL DOET over the weekend (the event formerly known as Make A Difference Day). This year, the royals were all in one place – a playground in Nieuwegein. Arriving in the morning, each family member was given their own task to complete. Queen Beatrix, Prince Constantijn, Princess Marilène and Princess Annette were in charge of repainting a faded mural … Continue reading

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Royals Say Goodbye to Vancouver

  March 2, 2010 at 2:13 am by

The Vancouver Winter Olympic Games have finished, and the royals have all headed back home to continue with their yearly engagements. Here’s how they spent their final week in Vancouver: The Dutch Royals On February 20th, the Crown Princely Family was back at the Richmond Olympic Oval for more speed skating, and more Dutch gold. Mark Tuitert came in first place in the Men’s 1500m Speed Skating, while Willem-Alexander, Máxima … Continue reading

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How the Royals Spent the First Week of Vancouver 2010

  February 23, 2010 at 4:45 am by

A number of royals are currently in Vancouver, Canada for the 2010 Winter Olympic Games. Those who are members of the International Olympic Committee had already been out and about in Vancouver before the Games started. Here is how they all spent the first week of the Games. Friday February 12th – Opening Ceremony Royals are a regular fixture at opening ceremonies of the Olympic Games, beginning their support of … Continue reading

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Royals in Vancouver Ahead of Games Opening

  February 12, 2010 at 3:26 pm by

The Princess Royal, Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark and the Prince of Orange have all flown to Canada ahead of today’s Winter Olympic Games. The three royals are each members of the International Olympic Committee, and thus arrived earlier this week to attend the 122nd IOC Session prior to the Games’ Opening Ceremony. Princess Anne was seen yesterday attending the British flag raising ceremony at the Athlete’s Village, as well … Continue reading

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