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Princess Laurentien Visits Denmark For Meeting With Marie

  June 12, 2017 at 10:10 am by

On Monday, Princess Laurentien of The Netherlands made the trip north to Denmark where she had a meeting with Princess Marie. The two women discussed literacy and ways to improve the reading skills of children. Also present for the meeting was Danish Minister for Education, Merete Riisager. Princess Marie is patron of the Danish UNESCO National Commission, while Princess Laurentien is the UNESCO Special Envoy on Literacy for Development.

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Queen Máxima Visits The Winner Of The King Willem I Prize 2016

  June 8, 2017 at 4:55 pm by

Queen Máxima paid a visit today to TOBROCO, the winner of the King Willem I Prize 2016 in the category of small and medium-sized enterprises. Queen Máxima toured the company’s warehouse and was given a detailed brief of the company. She also got to see how some of the machinery worked. TOBROCO was founded in 1996 and manufacture machines used in agriculture, road construction and field maintenance. The Queen is Honorary … Continue reading

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Máxima Dons Roksanda Jumpsuit For Holland Festival Opening

  June 3, 2017 at 6:59 pm by

Queen Máxima of the Netherlands was present for the opening performance of the 70th Holland Festival on Saturday evening at the Westergasfabriek in Amsterdam. The Dutch National Opera gave the first performance of the Festival, Mariavespers. The Queen donned a black, pink and baby blue colour block jumpsuit from Roksanda Ilincic, with pink open-toe heels and diamond jewels for the event. Queen Máxima at opening of the 70th Holland Festival in Amsterdam … Continue reading

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Dutch King and Queen to Visit Portugal In October

  June 2, 2017 at 7:10 am by

The Dutch Royal Court has announced that King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima will pay a state visit to Portugal later this year upon the invitation of the Portuguese President, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa. The couple will visit between October 10 and 12, accompanied by the Dutch Minister of Foreign Affairs, who will be running an economic mission parallel to the state visit.  

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Queen Máxima in Vietnam: May 30-June 1

  June 1, 2017 at 5:17 pm by

As special advocate of the Secretary-General of the United Nations for Inclusive Finance for Development, Her Majesty Queen Máxima paid a three-day visit to Vietnam from Tuesday May 30 to Friday June 1. Upon her arrival in Vietnam on Tuesday, the Queen went to the provincial town of Da Lat where she visited farms that are participating in the development project “Horti Da Lat”. The project, supported by the Dutch bank … Continue reading

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Professor Pieter van Vollenhoven Diagnosed With Skin Cancer

  May 30, 2017 at 9:43 am by

The Dutch Royal Court has announced that Professor Pieter van Vollenhoven, the husband of Princess Margriet, has been diagnosed with melanoma, the most dangerous form of skin cancer. He will undergo outpatient surgery at the Dutch Cancer Institute / Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Hospital in Amsterdam in the coming days. As such, his engagements in the near future have been cancelled. This is the Professor’s third diagnosis of skin cancer: he … Continue reading

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Corps Diplomatique Gala Hosted at the Royal Palace Amsterdam

  May 23, 2017 at 8:33 pm by

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima of the Netherlands hosted on Tuesday evening a gala dinner at the Royal Palace in Amsterdam for the diplomatic corps. The King and Queen – who wore the Württemberg Ornate Pearl Tiara with her pale gold gown – were photographed arriving to the Palace ahead of the dinner, while Princess Beatrix, Princess Margriet and Professor Pieter van Vollenhoven were also seen upon departure. During the gala, King … Continue reading

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Queen Maxima Is Pretty In Orange As She Attends A Morning Meeting

  May 23, 2017 at 1:20 pm by

Queen Maxima of The Netherlands attended the annual symposium of the platform at The College Hotel in Amsterdam this morning. Queen Maxima who is honorary president of platform Wiser in Money Matters, wearing a Natan orange dress with her hair in a simple up-do, delivered a speech and pressed a button to launch their latest initiative. Officiële lancering financieelgezondewerknemers.nl door Koningin Máxima #werkgevers #personeelmetschulden #wijzeringeldzaken pic.twitter.com/AV8tXmTjF4 — Wijzer in geldzaken (@Wijzeringeld) … Continue reading

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Royals Express Sorrow Over Manchester Attack

  May 23, 2017 at 7:36 am by

Europe’s heads of state have this morning expressed their sorrow and solidarity following the terrorist attack in Manchester last night, which killed 22 people when a bomb went off as people were leaving an Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena. Over 50 people were injured in the attack. Other royals also shared their messages of support on social media. Queen Elizabeth II this morning issued a message to the Lord-Lieutenant … Continue reading

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King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima Host Lunch for Mozambican President

  May 19, 2017 at 1:16 pm by

Today, Friday May 19, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima received the President of Mozambique, Filipe Nyusi, and his wife Isaura Nyusi who are currently on an official visit to the Netherlands. The President and First Lady were officially welcomed with a welcoming ceremony held in the courtyard of the Palace Noordeinde in The Hague. The King and the President inspected a guard of honour and the national anthems were played. … Continue reading

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Máxima and Mozah Attend ‘Law, Education and The SDGs’ Seminar in The Hague

  May 19, 2017 at 10:36 am by

In The Hague on Friday, Queen Máxima of the Netherlands was joined by Qatar’s Sheikha Mozah bint Nasser for an international seminar on education at The Hague Institute for Global Justice. The seminar – ‘Law, Education and The SDGs’ – aim is to bring attention to education in countries currently involved in armed conflict or insecurity, to discuss children’s rights to an education despite the circumstances of their surroundings. The … Continue reading

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Dutch Royals At “Appeltjes van Oranje 2017”

  May 18, 2017 at 2:14 pm by

This morning, Thursday May 18, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima, along with Princess Beatrix, attended the “Appeltjes van Oranje 2017” award ceremony held at the Palace Nooreinde in The Hague. The theme of this year’s award was “Strong Kids”, focused on vulnerable children. The winners of “Appeltjes van Oranje 2017” were the foundation Ervaringsmaatjes of the Stichting Informele Zorg (SIZ) from Twente that is taking care of people with vulnerability; the foundation Buurtgezinnen.nl from the … Continue reading

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The Queen of The Netherlands At 46: Her Top Five Fashion Moments

  May 17, 2017 at 5:00 am by

The exuberant Queen Máxima of the Netherlands today celebrates her 46th birthday. The subject of today’s Top Five Fashion Moments post is well-known for both her fashion hits and her fashion misses: when Máxima gets it right, she gets. it. right. But when she gets it wrong? It makes you wonder if there’s a mirror at Villa Eikenhorst. Luckily for us, we’re all about the positives on Her Majesty’s birthday – and … Continue reading

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Princess Margriet and Princess Laurentien Attend ECF Princess Margriet Awards 2017

  May 13, 2017 at 9:35 am by

Last Tuesday, May 9, Princess Margriet and Princess Laurentien was present at the European Cultural Foundation Princess Margriet Awards 2017 held at the music venue and cultural center Paradiso in Amsterdam. The laureates of the 2017 edition were: the literary writer and columnist Aslı Erdoğan from Istanbul; the novelist, orientalist scholar and journalist Navid Kermani from Cologne; the saxophonist and composer Luc Mishalle from Brussels and the visual artist Marina … Continue reading

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On To The Netherlands: Costa Rican President Continues Europe Tour

  May 11, 2017 at 2:37 pm by

President Luis Guillermo Solís of Costa Rica continued his European tour in the Netherlands this week (he was previously in Spain before heading north Wednesday), where he and his wife were welcomed to Noordeinde Palace by the King and Queen on Thursday afternoon. King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima held a luncheon in honour of President Solís and First Lady Mercedes Peñas Domingo, which followed a private audience. The two couples posed for a group photograph … Continue reading

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Dutch Royals Mark Remembrance and Liberation Days

  May 5, 2017 at 4:04 pm by

Members of the Dutch Royal Family took part, on May 4 and 5, in the commemorations to mark Remembrance and Liberation Day. On Thursday, Remembrance Day, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima attended a memorial service at the Nieuwe Kerk in Amsterdam to commemorate the victims of the Second World War along with the Prime Minister Mark Rutte. Then, in the presence of members of the government, took place the wreath-laying ceremony … Continue reading

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New Polls Illustrate Public Support of Danish, Dutch, Swedish Monarchies

  April 30, 2017 at 8:09 am by

The results of a series of polls taken recently were released this week in Denmark, the Netherlands and Sweden on various aspects of their respective monarchies. In Denmark, a Gallup poll commissioned by BT asked over 1,100 Danes which member of the royal family they felt represented Denmark the best. Crown Princess Mary received the highest average ranking, a 4.52 out of 5. “She does not have any weak points. … Continue reading

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Private Party Held For King Willem-Alexander At The Royal Mews

  April 30, 2017 at 6:17 am by

A private birthday party for King Willem-Alexander’s 50th birthday was held last night at the Royal Mews at Noordeinde Palace in The Hague. Two photographs of the King with Queen Máxima and their three daughters were released this morning by the RVD. Few photos of the royal guests attending the festivities were published, as many of them were homed in Noordeinde Palace for their stay. Spain’s King Felipe and Queen Letizia … Continue reading

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King Willem-Alexander Hosts Birthday Dinner For “Honorable Fellow-Year-Olds”

  April 28, 2017 at 10:06 pm by

At the Royal Palace in Amsterdam on Friday evening, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima hosted a gala dinner for 150 Dutchmen and women who, like the King, celebrated a ’round’ birthday on April 27. The King and Queen – wearing a new purple and gold evening gown with floral embellishments from her go-to designer for important events, Jan Taminiau – first met with each of those attending before sitting down for … Continue reading

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Happy Koningsdag From Tilburg!

  April 27, 2017 at 9:37 am by

The Dutch Royal Family has celebrated Koningsdag for 2017 in the southern city of Tilburg today. King Willem-Alexander – who today turns 50 – led the family by train to Tilburg, where they happily participated in the activities planned by the city for Koningsdag highlighting their culture, including sports, music and dancing, and a spot of knitting for Queen Máxima. Attending the event this year were Prince Constantijn and Princess Laurentien, … Continue reading

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