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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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Selfies With Queen Máxima

  May 20, 2016 at 4:27 am by

Yesterday Queen Máxima of The Netherlands went to Utrecht to attend the start of the  action week ‘Kansen Krijgen, Kansen Pakken’ (to get chances and to grab chances). The week will show how young Dutch people with a non-Western background overcame barriers and became successful in whatever they are doing. The Queen was dressed in a Natan outfit and wore an enormous hat by Fabiënne Delvigne. She posed for the inevitable … Continue reading

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On This Day: Wedding of Constantijn and Laurentien

  May 19, 2016 at 5:59 pm by

On this day in 2001 prince Constantijn of The Netherlands married Laurentien Brinkhorst in a religious ceremony in the Grote Kerk in The Hague. Today they celebrate their crystal wedding: 15 years. The couple had known each other for a long time. Their mothers were friends form the time they both studied in Leiden while in 2001 Laurentien’s father served as minister of agriculture. Two days before the religious wedding … Continue reading

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Queen Máxima Speaks at Women Deliver Conference in Copenhagen

  May 19, 2016 at 7:32 am by

On the third day of the Women Deliver conference in Copenhagen, Queen Máxima was a new royal addition to the speaker list, as she joined a panel discussing the economic benefits that come from investing in women and how technology can help. "Want to End Poverty? Invest in Women's Economic Empowerment" Queen Maxima at #WD2016 pic.twitter.com/Q5YljvocJq — Cordaid (@Cordaid) May 18, 2016 Crown Princess Mary and Princess Mabel were in … Continue reading

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Birthday Girl Máxima Attends First Anniversary Congress of Pension Federation

  May 17, 2016 at 10:14 am by

Today, Tuesday May 17, the day of her 45th birthday, Her Majesty Queen Máxima was present at the opening of the First Anniversary Congress of Pension Federation at the convention center World Forum in The Hague. De jarige Koningin Máxima vandaag in Den Haag pic.twitter.com/i8Uc3xelXZ — Patrick van Katwijk (@Patrickvkatwijk) May 17, 2016 The Pension Federation represents the interests of about 220 Dutch Pension Funds. The purpose of the congress is to … Continue reading

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Queen Máxima Turns 45

  May 17, 2016 at 5:30 am by

Queen Máxima is celebrating her 45th birthday today at Villa Eikenhorst in Wassenaar. The Dutch Queen was born on May 17th 1971 in Buenos Aires, Argentina as the first child of Jorge Zorreguieta and Maria del Carmen Cerruti. The Queen was named for her great-grandmother, Máxima Bonorino (1874–1965), who was a daughter of Máxima González y de Islas and a relatrive of president Justo José de Irquiza of Argentina. When … Continue reading

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Princess Mary Launches Women Deliver Conference in Copenhagen

  May 16, 2016 at 7:31 pm by

The 2016 Women Deliver conference focusing on the “health, rights and wellbeing of girls and women” was opened this afternoon in Copenhagen by Crown Princess Mary, who is patron of the conference. During her speech, Mary spoke of what still needs to be done for women’s equality around the globe, and how it is important for men to be involved in the process. “This agenda is not a woman’s agenda but … Continue reading

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King Willem-Alexander Visits Dutch Troops in Jordan

  May 12, 2016 at 3:09 pm by

Today, Thursday May 12, His Majesty King Willem-Alexander paid an unannounced visit to the Dutch troops in Jordan. The brief visit in Jordan began with a meeting with Jordan’s King Abdullah II. Afterwards the King visited the operations area accompanied by the General Tom Middendorp, Commander of the Armed Forces. About 200 Dutch soldiers are active in the Air Force Middle East operations as part of the fight against ISIS … Continue reading

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Princess Laurentien Brings Her Family to Her Book Launch

  May 12, 2016 at 1:48 am by

Yesterday, Wednesday May 11, Princess Laurentien presented a a new book. The princess co-authored the book with  Jeroen Smit, a Dutch journalist and Professor of Journalism at the University of Groningen.The Princess was accompanied by her husband, Prince Constantijn and their three children: Eloise, Claus-Casimir and Leonore. In the book, titled “Nog lang en gelukkig”, “Happily ever after”, Princess Laurentien and Jeroen Smit talked with several leaders about their dilemmas, … Continue reading

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Visit Noordeinde Palace … With Google

  May 11, 2016 at 11:10 am by

Good news for those of you who want to take a peek inside a royal palace: Noordeinde Palace in The Hague can now be visited with the help of Google Street View. The Stable Department and the Royal Archives can also be viewed. It is not the first palace of the Dutch king that can be visited online. Huis ten Bosch palace and the royal palace in Amsterdam were already … Continue reading

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Orange-Clad Máxima Attends Climate Conference

  May 11, 2016 at 9:54 am by

As Special Advocate of the UN Secretary General for Inclusive Finance for Development, today Wednesday May 11, Her Majesty Queen Máxima was present at the international climate conference “Adaptation Futures 2016” at the World Trade Center in Rotterdam. Adaptation Futures is a biennial meeting of the Global Programme of Research on Climate Change Vulnerability, Impacts and Adaptation (PROVIA). This year the European Commission and the Netherlands are co-host of the … Continue reading

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New Author For The Wilhelmus?

  May 10, 2016 at 1:44 pm by

The oldest known national anthem in the world, the Dutch ‘Wilhelmus’, was written around 1570. For centuries it was thought that the author was Filips van Marnix, Lord of St. Aldegonde (1540-1598). Marnix van St. Aldegonde was a Flemish nobleman, mayor of Antwerp and some sort of a spin doctor of the house of Orange. However based on computer algorithms Dutch and Flemish scholars now come to a different conclusion. … Continue reading

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King Willem-Alexander Attends Start of Giro D’Italia 2016

  May 6, 2016 at 4:11 pm by

This afternoon, Friday May 6, His Majesty King Willem-Alexander was present at the kick off of the 99th edition of the Giro d’Italia in Apeldoorn, in the province of Gelderland. The cycling race started with a 9.8 kilometer time trial. The King visited the paddocks of some team and then followed the race in a supporting vehicle. Koning bij start van de 99e editie van de @giroditalia in Apeldoorn, @girogelderland https://t.co/brt3ieZpLF … Continue reading

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Dutch Royal Family Mark Remembrance and Liberation Day

  May 5, 2016 at 7:12 pm by

On May 4th and 5th, members of the Dutch Royal Family took part in the celebrations to mark Remembrance and Liberation Days. Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima, on Wednesday May 4th, Remembrance Day, attended a memorial service at the at the Nieuwe Kerk along with the Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte. Later the Royal Couple attended the national commemoration held at the Dam Square where took place the … Continue reading

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