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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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Queen Beatrix Meets Michael Gorbatsjov At the ‘Club of Rome’

  October 29, 2009 at 7:28 am by

On Monday, Queen Beatrix of The Netherlands attended a meeting of the ‘club of Rome’ in Amsterdam. Former president of the USSR, Michael Gorbatsjov, also attended the meeting, as he is a honorary member of the club. The club of Rome is an association that was founded in the late 60-ties by European scientists who were worried about the state of the world. During the Global Assembly, a two day … Continue reading

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Princess Anita of Orange-Nassau turns 40

  October 27, 2009 at 4:57 am by

HH Princess Anita of Orange-Nassau, the wife of HH Prince Pieter-Christiaan, today celebrates her fortieth birthday. Princess Anita was born Anita Theodora van Eijk on October 27th, 1969, to Leonardus Antonius and J.C.M. van Eijk. Anita was born in Neuchâtel, Switzerland and has an older sister and brother (her brother passed away when Anita was 16 years of age). From her birth, Anita was a ‘citizen of the world’. She … Continue reading

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Three Spokesmen for Building Project of Prince of Orange

  October 20, 2009 at 6:00 pm by

The image of the much troubled building project of the holiday house of the prince of Orange and his wife in Mozambique will be dealt with by professionals. In The Netherlands there has been a lot of commotion about the project on the Machangulo peninsula in Mozambique. There were various claims of corruption, embazzlement, intimidation and violance against locals which already caused the prince to start a foundation that deals … Continue reading

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Racing Prince Bernhard Suspended

  October 13, 2009 at 4:50 am by

‘De Telegraaf’ reports that Prince Bernhard of Orange-Nassau, second son of Princess Margriet of The Netherlands, has been punished on Sunday by the directors of the final races at the circuit of Zandvoort. The prince was suspended for the final race of the Tango Dutch GT4 Championship, in which he would participate together with Danny van Dongen in a Corvette C6. The reason for this was an incident at the … Continue reading

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Prince Constantijn Reaches the Big 4-0

  October 10, 2009 at 11:43 pm by

To mark the fortieth birthday of HRH Prince Constantijn of the Netherlands, the Dutch Royal Court has released new portraits of the Prince and his family. The series features the Prince and his wife, HRH Princess Laurentien, and the couple’s three children: TE Countess Eloise, Count Claus-Casimir and Countess Leonore. There are also two individual portraits of the Prince, and in several of the images the facial similarites between Constantijn … Continue reading

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Princess Ariane Hospitalised with Respiratory Problems

  October 9, 2009 at 8:56 am by

The Dutch Royal Court today revelead that HRH Princess Ariane, the youngest daughter of TRH The Prince of Orange and Princess Máxima, was admitted to hospital yesterday with respiratory problems resulting from an infection to her upper breathing system. In the press release, the RVD stated that Princess Máxima spent the night at the hospital with her daughter, and that the two-year-old will be released Friday morning, Dutch time. This … Continue reading

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‘Gracias Máxima’ – Argentinian War Criminal Arrested

  September 24, 2009 at 10:43 am by

The Dutch-Argentinian pilot Julio Alberto Poch, who was arrested in Valencia on Tuesday, has been reported to the police by collegues after a discussion about Jorge Zorreguieta, father of princess Máxima of The Netherlands. Magazine ‘Página 12′ even ‘thanks’ the princess in one of their sub head lines, which says: ‘Gracias Máxima’. Poch is accused of being one of the pilots of the airplanes that dropped opponents of the Videla … Continue reading

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Princess Máxima Appointed UN Advocate for Inclusive Finance

  September 23, 2009 at 1:22 am by

Princess Máxima of the Netherlands has been appointed at the United Nations Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance, as was announced by the UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-Moon. “Your extensive knowledge and expertise makes you a perfect choice for this important undertaking. You will be able to work for the well-being of so many people who need the United Nations,” he said. In her new role, Princess Máxima will advise the Secretary-General … Continue reading

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Queen Beatrix and Prince Philip Honour Liberation of Nijmegen

  September 21, 2009 at 10:37 pm by

HM Queen Beatrix and HRH the Duke of Edinburgh yesterday commemorated the 65th anniversary of the liberation of the Dutch city of Nijmegen from German occupation during World War II. The city was the first Dutch city to fall to German hands in 1940. The royal pair inspected the customary guard of honour, before laying wreaths at the Resistance Monument at Traianus Square. Speeches were made by both Dutch, British … Continue reading

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Christening of Pieter van Vollenhoven

  September 20, 2009 at 11:21 pm by

TH Prince Pieter-Christiaan and Princess Anita of Orange-Nassau, van Vollenhoven today christened their youngest child, Pieter Anton Maurits Erik van Vollenhoven, in a private ceremony at the Chapel of Palais Het Loo in Apeldoorn. The ceremony was performed by the Minister of The Hague, Ds. EC Roos; and was attended by a large constituent of the Dutch Royal Family. The only senior royals not present were HM the Queen, and … Continue reading

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Mathilde and Maxima open Museum “M” in Leuven

  September 20, 2009 at 2:21 pm by

Today Princess Mathilde and her Dutch colleague, Princess Maxima, officially opened the new Museum M, the renovated city museum of Leuven, one of the oldest cities in the Low Countries, which hosts one of the oldest universities of Europe. The Princesses, whose names start with an M, like the name of the museum, took the time to talk to the people who had turned up to greet them. As usual … Continue reading

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