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Prinsjesdag 2015

  September 15, 2015 at 4:12 pm by

Today, Tuesday September 15, the Dutch Royal Family celebrated the traditional opening of the Parliament, Prinsjesdag. His Majesty King Willem-Alexander was accompanied by his wife, Her Majesty Queen Maxima, his brother Prince Constantijn and his sister-in-law, Princess Laurentien. The Dutch Royals left Noordeinde Palace at around 13:00 heading to the Knight’s Hall in the Golden Carriage through the streets of The Hague. Princess Beatrix saw the procession of the carriages from the … Continue reading

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Queen Maxima Attends The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Opening Season

  September 11, 2015 at 1:32 pm by

The evening of September 10, Her Majesty Queen Maxima was present at the grand opening of the new season of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in Amsterdam. Upon her arrival to the theater, The Queen was welcomed by Kajsa Ollongren, deputy Mayor and alderman of Art and Culture of Amsterdam. The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra opening night is a festive concert that takes place every year to mark the launch of the new season. The first concert … Continue reading

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Queen Máxima Visits a Cheese Factory!

  September 9, 2015 at 2:33 pm by

The Queen of the Netherlands today paid visits to two businesses involved in the production of cheese, one of the products her country exports globally, a dairy farm and a cheese production factory. Queen Máxima, wearing one of her more intriguing outfits of red culotte shorts and floral shirt, first was shown around the a dairy farm in Koudum owned by the Stokman family that is home to 300 cows. … Continue reading

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Princess Laurentien Attends Literacy Week Opening

  September 7, 2015 at 6:13 pm by

Today, Monday September 7, Princess Laurentien attended the launch of the 11th edition of the Literacy Week Opening in the square near the Parliament building in The Hague. During the event, the Princess presented the “National Literacy Awards”. The winners this year were “The Maternity Bird”, a social enterprise about maternity care; the children’s comic “Look and Read” and “Language and Parental Involvement / Language and Finance Parenting”, a foundation … Continue reading

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Princess Laurentien Attends National Water Savers Day

  September 3, 2015 at 5:27 pm by

Today, Thursday September 3, Princess Laurentien attended the second edition of the National Water Savers Day in the Plein square in The Hague. The purpose of the event is to teach children and their families how to save energy in their daily lifestyle at home like having a five minute shower instead of nine minutes. During the event, the Princess along with other participants jumped roped for   five minutes to show how long five … Continue reading

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Queen Maxima Attends The Ambassador Days ‘Cheer Up’ Event

  August 29, 2015 at 4:21 pm by

Today, Queen Maxima of The Netherlands attended the Ambassador Days ‘cheer up’ event. This year, the ‘Cheer up’ Foundation celebrates it’s 20th anniversary and is a foundation that helps chronically ill child to attend a fun day, the day also includes the whole family. Queen Maxima wore a recycled Dolce and Gabbana dress which was perfectly matched with a hat, L.K. Bennett nude pumps and clutch.

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Pieter-Christiaan and Anita Celebrate Tenth Wedding Anniversary

  August 25, 2015 at 6:00 am by

Prince Pieter-Christiaan of Orange-Nassau and his wife Anita today celebrate their tenth wedding anniversary. The pair were married civilly on August 25 in a ceremony held at Het Loo Palace officiated by the Mayor of Apeldoorn attended by their close family and friends. Pieter-Christiaan and Anita posed for photographs in the palace gardens after the ceremony, to which the bride wore a jacket and skirt in shades of green, blue … Continue reading

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Princess Catharina-Amalia Begins High School

  August 24, 2015 at 10:05 am by

The Princess of Orange today had her first day of high school, and the Dutch Royal Court released a photograph and video of the 11-year-old to mark the occasion. Catharina-Amalia is seen riding a bicycle with a large pink box attached to the front, waving to the camera – behind which her father, King Willem-Alexander, stands – in the garden of their home, Villa Eikenhorst. The Princess will be attending … Continue reading

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Ahoy There! Dutch Royals Enjoy SAIL Amsterdam 2015

  August 22, 2015 at 5:37 pm by

Sitting on the deck of their grandmother’s boat, De Groene Draeck, the three daughters of King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands enjoyed the sun, the sea and the atmosphere of SAIL Amsterdam today, alongside two of their cousins. Princess Catharina-Amalia, Princess Alexia, Princess Ariane and the two daughters of the late Prince Friso and Princess Mabel, Countess Luana and Countess Zaria, were seen taking shooting photographs of the other vessels as … Continue reading

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Japanese WWII Surrender Commemorated in the Netherlands

  August 15, 2015 at 4:26 pm by

Dutch King Willem-Alexander today attended a service at the Indian Monument in The Hague, to commemorate the seventieth anniversary of Japan’s surrender in World War Two. The King, accompanied by Prime Minister Mark Rutte, laid the first wreath in honour of the victims of Japanese occupation at the monument during the service. Afterwards, the official party met with representatives of the former Dutch East Indian community living in the Netherlands. The Dutch Kingdom … Continue reading

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“Triple A” Princesses Frolic On The Beach

  July 10, 2015 at 3:34 pm by

The Dutch “Triple A” Princesses – Amalia, Alexia and Ariane – took part in a photo session at the Meijendel beach in Wassenaar earlier today, alongside their parents King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima. View image | Also joining in for the session were the family’s two black labradors, Skipper and Nala. Watched on by their parents, the three girls rolled up their pants and walked along the edge of the … Continue reading

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Queen Máxima Opens Leontien House

  July 9, 2015 at 5:45 pm by

Queen Máxima of the Netherlands today was in Zevenhuizen, in the country’s south-west, to officially open the Leontien House, a centre to help people suffering from eating disorders. The Queen was welcomed by Dutch Olympic gold medalist Leontien van Moorsel, who has spearheaded the project. Van Moorsel, having battled anorexia nervosa in the mid-90s, said she was “honoured” that the Queen agreed to open the House. Wearing a light purple-grey dress with … Continue reading

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15th Wedding Anniversary of Prince Bernhard And Princess Annette

  July 8, 2015 at 1:00 am by

Prince Bernhard of Orange-Nassau van Vollenhoven and Princess Annette of Orange-Nassau, van Vollenhoven-Sekrève celebrate their 15th wedding anniversary. Prince Bernhard and Princess Annette announced their engagement on March 11, 2000 and tied the knot four month later, July 2000. The civil wedding was done by the Mayor of Utrecht on July 6 and the religious ceremony took place two days later in the Cathedral of Saint Martin, Utrecht. The couple … Continue reading

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King Willem-Alexander Cycles With 1,500 Cyclists

  July 7, 2015 at 7:16 am by

Today marks the 50th Drenthe 4Days of Cycling anniversary and they got a special guest to celebrate with them, the Dutch King Willem-Alexander. King Willem-Alexander joined the 1,500 participants in Assen. Before the start of cycling route, the Dutch King registered like all other participants. The event was joined by people of all ages.

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Dutch King and Queen Support The Netherlands At Beach Volleyball Finals

  July 6, 2015 at 3:37 am by

King Willem-Alexander and his wife Queen Maxima watched the Beach Volleyball World Championships men’s final match between Brazil and The Netherlands. Unfortunately, the Dutch team lost to Brazil. The royal couple were seen cheering the Dutch team and sat between the crowds. King Willem-Alexander wore an orange scarf around his neck while his wife wore an orange outfit. View image | King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima on July 5, … Continue reading

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King Willem-Alexander Signals Start of Tour de France 2015 in Utrecht

  July 4, 2015 at 4:45 pm by

King Willem-Alexander of The Netherlands attended the kick off of the Tour de France 2015 which started in Utrecht, The Netherlands today. King Willem-Alexander met with the Dutch riders and was accompanied by the Mayor Jan van Zanen of Utrecht and Tour director Christian Prudhomme. King Willem-Alexander spoke to the press and said “Utrecht and the Netherlands are proud of what has been built here.” View image | He … Continue reading

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Princess Beatrix Opens ‘Hidden Stories’ Exhibition At Amsterdam Royal Palace

  July 2, 2015 at 6:04 pm by

Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands opened a new exhibition at the Royal Palace in Amsterdam today which focuses on stories of classical mythology. “Hidden Stories: Discover the Myths of the Palace” is an exhibition which uses the paintings and sculptures that decorated the Palace in the seventeenth century to inform visitors about the “glorification of Amsterdam as a power centre of the world”. The Princess watched a theatre performance specially … Continue reading

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Queen Máxima Visits The Philippines: June 29-July 1

  July 2, 2015 at 5:14 am by

As a special advocate of the Secretary-General of the United Nations for inclusive finance for development and at the invitation of the Government and the Central Bank, Her Majesty Queen Máxima visited the Republic of the Philippines from Monday June 29 to Wednesday July 1. Tuesday June 30, in the morning, the Queen was in Manila where she had a working visit with members of the UNDP United Nations Development … Continue reading

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Dutch Royals Attend Opening of the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships

  June 26, 2015 at 11:07 pm by

King Willem-Alexander, Prince Floris and Princess Aimee attended the opening of the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships in The Hague today. During the event, King Willem-Alexander received a ball on stage from the tournament director. The event is held every two years and this is the first time The Netherlands hosts the event. Teams that win the event will will qualify for the 2016 Summer Olympics. View image | … Continue reading

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Queen Maxima Visits Fontys High School Child and Education

  June 26, 2015 at 8:23 pm by

Queen Maxima visited the Fontys High School Child and Education in her capacity as Honorary President of the Platform Ambassadors Music Education. During the visit on Friday, Queen Maxima took time to watch a music lesson which then she spoke to the students. Queen Maxima also spoke to music teachers and directors. They spoke of way of how to improve music in youngsters.

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