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Prince Of Orange Takes Family To The Vancouver Olympics: Four Extra Days of Vacation for Princess Amalia

  February 4, 2010 at 7:52 am by

On Monday the Dutch court announced that Prince Willem-Alexander will go to the Vancouver Winter Olympics with his wife and with his three daughters. From February 9th to 12th the prince will be participating in the 122nd meeting of the IOC in Vancouver. After that the prince will attend the 21st Winter Olympics in Vancouver from February 12th to 28th. Princesses Máxima, Amalia, Alexia and Ariane will join the prince … Continue reading

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Dutch Prime Minister Receives ‘Planet First!’ from Prince Carlos

  February 3, 2010 at 11:17 am by

On Monday Dutch Prime Minister Jan-Peter Balkenende received the statement of principles of ‘Planet First!’, from the Nationale Postcodeloterij (National Postal Code Lottery) and the Institute for Sustainable Innovation & Development (ISID). The chairman of the ISID is Prince Carlos of Bourbon-Parma, son of the duke of Parma and princess Irene of The Netherlands. The prince was accompanied by Boudewijn Poelmann, chairman of the Nationale Postcodelotterij. The report is a … Continue reading

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Princess Máxima Busy With Microfinance And Science

  January 27, 2010 at 1:44 pm by

On Monday Princess Máxima of The Netherlands attended a conference on microfinance that was held at the Peace Palace in The Hague. The conference was hosted by Radio Netherlands Worldservice and the theme was ‘Microfinance, who profits?’. The princess started the conference with a speech in which she talked about the matter, she also said that she would like to see research after the long term effects of microfinance and … Continue reading

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Dutch Royals Gather In Brussels For Routes Award

  January 27, 2010 at 12:29 pm by

Tuesday afternoon, princess Margriet, Prince Constantijn and Princess Laurentien of The Netherlands gathered in Brussels to attend the award ceremony of the ‘Routes Award’. The award of the European Cultural Fund was given to Stefan Kaegi and Borka Pavicevic. Princess Laurentien is president of the fund, and in that capacity held the first speech during the meeting in the Royal Flemish Theatre in Brussels. Princess Margriet handed out the awards … Continue reading

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Princess Mabel About the Importance of Good Governance

  January 27, 2010 at 11:46 am by

On Monday princess Mabel of Orange-Nassau attended the opening of the International Model United Nations at the World Convention Center in The Hague, which has as theme ‘Good Governance’. The princess attended the conference as a member of the international policy institute ‘The Elders’ and she is a patron of the organisation. Princess Mabel also held a speech in which she stressed the importance of good governance, which you can … Continue reading

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Queen Beatrix Gets United In Freedom

  January 27, 2010 at 11:13 am by

On Monday, Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands attended the meeting ‘In vrijheid verbonden’ (united in freedom) in Utrecht. The meeting was first organised during Queen beatrix’ 25th jubilee in 2005, to focus on the religious and cultural variety of The Netherlands. During Monday’s meeting six different religious groups asked for attention for tolerance and respect for the differences between people. Representatives from the Jewish community, Buddhism, Christianity, Hindoeism, Humanism and … Continue reading

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Gossip Magazine Corrects Rumours About Willem-Alexander’s Skating Tour

  January 27, 2010 at 10:33 am by

Dutch gossip magazine ‘Privé’ has to correct their article of last week in which they said that the prince did not skate the complete eleven city skating tour in 1986. Their source was a republican from Drachten, Mr. Lutzen Haak who was annoyed by the ‘hero status’ that the prince got from the tour. However, the two security men who skated the tour with the prince, Anne Folkertsma and Jantinus … Continue reading

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Prince Constantijn Will Start Working For Euro Commissioner Neelie Kroes

  January 27, 2010 at 8:49 am by

Prince Constantijn of The Netherlands, youngest son of Queen Beatrix, has a new job. The prince will be working for Euro Commissioner Neelie Kroes (Digital Agenda). He was hired for his experience in telecommunication and IT. At the moment the prince is the head of the Information Policy and Economics department of the RAND Institute. Here he mainly focusses on e-governance. Recently he published the report: ‘Towards a Digital Europe, … Continue reading

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Middle East Gala in Austria

  January 13, 2010 at 4:30 am by

Her Majesty Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands and His Royal Highness Prince El Hassan bin Talal of Jordan attended the Middle East Gala on Sunday evening at Vienna’s City Hall. The gala is dedicated to the Trilateral Centre for European Studies, a cooperative by private Israeli university Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) in Herzliya, Palestinian Al-Quds University in East Jerusalem and the Royal Scientific Society (RSS) in Amman. The Centre offers Palestinian, … Continue reading

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Neighbours Invite Queen Beatrix For Coffee

  January 5, 2010 at 9:42 pm by

Dutch television programme RTL Boulevard has checked the neighbourhood of Queen Beatrix to see how well the neighbours know each other and the queen. During her Christmas message queen Beatrix mentioned that these days sometimes even neighbours are strangers for each other: ‘you speak to each other without a conversation, you look at each other without seeing’. The programme interviewed the neighbours of the queen, if they ever went for … Continue reading

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Photo Exposition About Queen Beatrix At Soestdijk Palace

  January 5, 2010 at 8:37 pm by

This year Queen Beatrix of The Netherlands will celebrate her 30th year on the throne. To pay some special attention to the queen, palace Soestdijk will host a photo exposition from 5 January to 4 April of this year. The palace was the home where Beatrix grew up with her sisters. The website of the museums says: it was a home where they played, homework was made and where statesmen … Continue reading

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1,8 Million Viewers For ‘Bernhard, Scoundrel of Orange’

  January 5, 2010 at 12:33 pm by

The first episode of the television series ‘Bernhard, schavuit van Oranje’ (Bernhard, Scoundrel of Orange), about the late prince Bernhard of The Netherlands attracted more than 1,8 million viewers yesterday. According to the scenario writer Tomas Ross, three other episodes will follow. In each episode another woman in the life of the prince will be highlighted. In the first episode it was the mother of the prince, Princess Armgard of … Continue reading

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2009 Prince Claus Prize

  December 17, 2009 at 9:31 pm by

The Dutch Royal Family yesterday attended the 2009 Prince Claus Prize awards ceremony. Attended by HM Queen Beatrix and TRH the Prince of Orange, Princess Máxima, Prince Constantijn (who presented the award as honorary chairman of the Prince Claus Fund for Culture and Development), Princess Laurentien, Prince Friso (also honorary chairman) and Princess Mabel; this year’s award went to Colombian architect Simón Vélez, who has been investigating how bamboo can … Continue reading

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Dutch Royals attend CLAUS! Play

  December 9, 2009 at 6:44 am by

Queen Beatrix, Prince Constantijn and Princess Laurentien attended a play in honour of their late husband and father, Prince Claus, on December 6th. The play, entitled CLAUS!, showcased the late Prince’s love of Africa, and his relationship with the Dutch Antilles and Suriname. CLAUS! was produced by the Stichting Julius Lives! foundation, under the initiative of Dutch MP John Leerdam. The play was completely sold-out, which is a wonderful demonstration … Continue reading

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‘Prince Bernhard Wanted Coup in Indonesia’

  December 1, 2009 at 1:09 pm by

According to journalist Jort Kelder and historian Harry Veenendaal, they have found evidence that prince Bernhard of the Netherlands (1911-2004), husband of Queen Juliana, and a few of his staff members were involved in a conspiracy against the government of president Soekarno of Indonesia in1950. Rumours about this have been going around for years, but Kelder and Veenendaal claim that they have found a new source. This afternoon the two … Continue reading

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New Property in Argentina for Willem-Alexander and Máxima

  November 25, 2009 at 3:24 pm by

Dutch media is reporting that the prince of Orange and his wife have bought a new property in Argentina. The couple bought two acres of land on a villa park in the area of Patagonia in Argentina. Last week the prince and princess announced that they intend to sell the property that they are building on the Machangulo peninsula in Mozambique after it is completed. The project has met with … Continue reading

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20th Anniversary of the United Nations’ Rights of the Child Celebrated in Stockholm

  November 21, 2009 at 6:09 am by

Various royals flocked to Stockholm these past two days, to attend events to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the United Nations’ Rights of the Child convention. A private seminar on the celebration was held at the Royal Palace of Stockholm early on Thursday November 19th, and was attended by a large group of royal women: Queen Silvia, Crown Princess Victoria and Princess Madeleine, Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands, Queen Paola … Continue reading

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Dutch Royals Attend the Opening of the Holland Dance Festival

  October 29, 2009 at 9:03 am by

Last night Queen Beatrix attended the opening of the annual Holland Dance festival at the Lucent Dance Theater in The Hague. The queen was accompanied by the prince of Orange, princess Máxima, prince Constantijn and Princess Laurentien. Princess Máxima wore the grey Natan dress that she first wore during Prinsjesdag in 2004, while princess Laurentien looked smashing in a green creation. It is widely known that queen Beatrix is fond … Continue reading

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‘Run’ on Job as Lackey at Dutch Palace

  October 29, 2009 at 8:31 am by

A job as lackey for Queen Beatrix at the palace seems very popular. Since the ‘service of the royal house’ placed a job advertisement on the internet last week, the service has been flooded with applications. ‘We often place advertisements on the internet’, says spokesperson Weijermans in the Algemeen Dagblad, ‘but this time we are getting an enormous amount of reactions’. The adversisement says that women can also apply for … Continue reading

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Dutch Princesses At Theater, Charity Projects and Book Launch

  October 29, 2009 at 7:58 am by

Princesses Máxima and Laurentien of The Netherlands had several public engagements during the last two days. On Tuesday night, princess Máxima visited the new Culturalis Theater in the Schilderswijk in The Hague. The Culturalis is an amateur theater for young people. The princess arrived at the theater on the Hobbema street at 8PM and left two hours later. She opened the theater by hitting on an Indonesian gong. For the … Continue reading

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