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D-Day 70th Anniversary Commemorations

  June 6, 2014 at 7:56 am by

Royals from across Europe, as well as many heads of state, have gathered in Normandy to mark the seventieth anniversary of the D-Day landings, the Allied invasion of German-occupied territory which became the beginning of the end of World War Two. This morning, local time, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall attended a Royal British Legion service at the Bayeux Cathedral, as did British Prime Minister David Cameron … Continue reading

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Official Visit to the Netherlands from Monaco

  June 3, 2014 at 8:51 pm by

Prince Albert II of Monaco began an official visit to the Kingdom of the Netherlands today. Princess Charlène, who’s pregnancy was announced last week, was due to accompany the Prince, but did not. The Prince arrived at the Schiphol Airport outside Amsterdam this morning for the two-day trip and was later accompanied by King Willem-Alexander to the official opening of the exhibition ‘Grace Kelly, Princess and Style Icon’ at the Het Loo … Continue reading

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Willem-Alexander and Máxima Attend Holland Festival

  June 1, 2014 at 10:35 pm by

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima attended the opening of the Holland Festival this evening at the National Opera and Ballet building. Willem-Alexander and Máxima were treated to a performance by the Belgian dance company Rosas, with choreography by Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker and music by the Belgian ensemble Ictus. Ictus performed music composed by Gérard Grisey. The couple have attended the opening night of the festival for several years. This year is the … Continue reading

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King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima in Germany

  May 29, 2014 at 10:37 pm by

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima made a two-day working visit to Lower Saxony and North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, this week. On Monday May 26th, the King and the Queen attended the opening of the “Energy Seminar” at the Next Energy Campus of the University of Oldenburg. They were welcomed by Stephan Weil, the Prime Minister of Lower Saxony. In his speech, the King stressed the importance of energy, “Without energy, everything … Continue reading

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Queen Máxima of the Netherlands Turns 43

  May 17, 2014 at 8:21 pm by

Queen Máxima of the Netherlands celebrates her 43rd birthday on May 17th. Born Máxima Zorreguieta Cerruti in Buenos Aires, Argentina in May 1971, her father is a retired Argentine politician, Jorge Zorreguieta, and her mother is María del Carmen Cerruti Carricart. Máxima has two brothers and a sister, as well as three half-sisters from her father’s first marriage. Prior to her marriage, Máxima worked as an investment banker having obtained … Continue reading

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Dutch Royals attend Remembrance & Liberation Day

  May 7, 2014 at 8:22 pm by

On May 4th and 5th, the Dutch Royals attended Remembrance and Liberation Day commemorations. King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima, on Sunday May 4th, were present at the memorial service at the Nieuwe Kerk in Amsterdam to commemorate the victims of the Second World War. Then in the Dam Square took place the wreath-laying ceremony at the National Monument. Two minutes of silence were observed. On the same day, Princess Margriet, along … Continue reading

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Dutch Celebrate First Koningsdag in 124 Years

  April 27, 2014 at 1:34 am by

The Dutch Royal Family yesterday celebrated the first Koningsdag in 124 years, in the towns of De Rijp and Amstelveen. These were the towns originally scheduled for the event in 2013, but were postponed due to the abdication ceremonies. All adult members of the Royal Family, except for Princess Mabel, were present for the festivities, in which they participated in walk-abouts, sporting games, activities, theatre performances and songs. In De … Continue reading

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Swedish Official Visit to the Netherlands

  April 9, 2014 at 7:40 am by

On the invitation of King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima, King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia made a two-day official visit to the Netherlands last week. The reason for the visit was also the celebration of 400 years of diplomatic relations between the Netherlands and Sweden. Arriving in the early afternoon of Friday April 4, the King and the Queen of Sweden were welcomed by King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima … Continue reading

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Queen Máxima Opens Campus Hoogvliet

  April 9, 2014 at 4:03 am by

Yesterday, Queen Máxima was in Rotterdam to officially open Campus Hoogvliet, a new education facility in the area. Wearing a navy blue and brown outfit, the Queen presided over the opening ceremony before being given a tour of the facilities, during which she watched a safety demonstration performed by students from the Zadkine Safety Academy of the campus. She also viewed an exhibition of art works created by the students of … Continue reading

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Dutch King and Queen Welcome Chinese President

  March 23, 2014 at 6:37 am by

The Dutch King and Queen yesterday welcomed the President of the People’s Republic of China, Xi Jinping, for a two-day state visit that is the first state visit by a Chinese President to the Netherlands. President Xi and his wife, Mrs Peng Liyuan, arrived yesterday morning at Amsterdam Schipol International Airport, and were greeted with the traditional military guard of honour. King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima headed the welcoming committee. The … Continue reading

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The EFC Princess Margriet Awards 2014

  March 23, 2014 at 5:44 am by

On Tuesday March 18, Princess Margriet and Princess Laurentien attended the ECF Princess Margriet Awards 2014 at the Bozar Center for Fine Arts in Brussels. The laureates of the sixth edition of the award were “Teatro Valle Occupato” from Rome and Teodor Celakoski from Zagreb. The Teatro Valle, Italy’s oldest theatre, was saved in 2011 from an uncertain future with the occupation of a group of theatre workers who has … Continue reading

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Dutch Royal Family Participate in NL DOET 2014

  March 22, 2014 at 7:08 pm by

The Dutch Royal Family participated on Friday March 21 in the National Volunteer Day, NL DOET. King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima helped at the zoo Akkertje in Rijswijk. At this zoo, people with intellectual disabilities take care of the animals under supervision. The King, in the rain, helped out by placing poles along a ditch, along which later a fence was tensioned and he also painted. Queen Maxima worked with sandpaper … Continue reading

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On This Day: Death of Juliana of the Netherlands

  March 20, 2014 at 6:00 am by

Today marks the tenth anniversary of Queen Juliana of the Netherland’s death at the age of 94. She had reigned the Netherlands for almost thirty-two years between 1948 and 1980. Born in April 1909, Juliana was the only child of then Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands and her husband, Duke Hendrik of Mecklenburg-Schwerin. As her mother had no surviving siblings, Juliana became the only member of the line of succession … Continue reading

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Norwegian Royals with Princess Beatrix at the Holmenkollen

  March 9, 2014 at 9:28 pm by

This weekend, the annual FIS Nordic Weltcup at the Holmenkollen in Oslo took place and as every year, the Norwegian Royal Family showed up to watch and cheer for the athletes. This year, they had a royal guest from the Netherlands with them: Princess Beatrix, who spent the weekend with the Norwegian Royals. She joined King Harald, Queen Sonja, Princess Astrid (King Harald’s sister), Crown Prince Haakon, Crown Princess Mette-Marit … Continue reading

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Queen Maxima Visits Colombia and Peru

  March 8, 2014 at 9:20 pm by

As special advocate of the Secretary-General of the UN for inclusive finance for development, Queen Maxima visited Colombia from March 3nd to March 5th and Peru from March 5th to March 7th. On Monday March 3rd, the Queen arrived in the Colombian city of Bucaramanga where she visited the “Fundation Delamujer”, a foundation established in 1987 which is an agricultural project funded by microcredit. The purpose of the visit was … Continue reading

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Mathilde, Maxima And Catherine Shine In Red

  February 18, 2014 at 9:37 am by

On February 17, Queen Mathilde and the Duchess of Cambridge dressed in red while attending events. Queen Mathilde wore a pleated dress with a matching jacket and hat in red while on an official visit to Germany. With her hair pulled into a simple style, Queen Mathilde accessorized her outfit with black pumps, a clutch and gloves see here. On the same day, attending an event at Buckingham Palace, The Duchess … Continue reading

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Farewell Party For Princess Beatrix

  February 9, 2014 at 2:26 am by

Last Saturday, February 1st, in the convention center Ahoy in Rotterdam a thanksgiving party took place to celebrate the 33 years of the reign of Queen Beatrix. The party was attended by 4000 people and members of the Dutch Royal Family: King Willem-Alexander, Queen Máxima, Prince Constantijn and Princess Laurentien, Princess Mabel, Princess Margriet and Professor Pieter van Vollenhoven, Prince Maurits, Princess Marilène, Prince Pieter-Christiaan, Princess Anita, Prince Floris, Princess … Continue reading

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Princess Beatrix Turns 76

  February 1, 2014 at 2:46 am by

Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands turned 76 years old on January 31st. The former Queen Regnant of the Dutch Kingdom was born at the Soestdijk Palace in Baarn, Netherlands in 1938. Her parents were the future Queen Juliana of the Netherlands and her German husband, Prince Bernhard of Lippe-Biesterfeld. The Princess was baptised Beatrix Wilhelmina Armgard at the Grote of Sint-Jacobskerk in the Hague in May 1938 .Among her godparents … Continue reading

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Dutch Introductory Visit To Italy

  January 27, 2014 at 12:04 pm by

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima paid an introductory visit to Italy on Thursday January 23rd. The Royal Couple were received at Quirinale, the Presidential Palace by the Italian President Giorgio Napolitano. After posing for a series of photos, the Royal Couple had a private meeting with the President. After the meeting with the Italian President, King and the Queen met the Italian Prime Minister, Enrico Letta at the Palazzo Chigi, … Continue reading

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President Hollande Visits the Netherlands

  January 21, 2014 at 11:46 pm by

The President of the Republic of France, Francois Hollande, yesterday paid a visit to the Netherlands. President Hollande was greeted by King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima (who repeated the icy blue dress with large bell sleeves first seen in November last year) in the courtyard of Noordeinde Palace, where the King and President inspected a guard of honour before the national anthems of both nations - Wilhelmus and La Marseillaise - were played. The official … Continue reading

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