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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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Princess Margriet of the Netherlands Turns 71

  January 20, 2014 at 3:31 am by

Princess Margriet of the Netherlands celebrated her 71st birthday on January 19th. The Princess is a younger sister of former Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands and a maternal aunt of the present monarch, King King Willem-Alexander. Princess Margriet was born in Ottawa, Canada during the exile of the Dutch Royal Family following the German occupation of the Kingdom. The Princess was the third daughter of Juliana of the Netherlands and … Continue reading

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Dutch Royals Awards ‘Prince Claus Awards’

  December 15, 2013 at 5:04 am by

On Wednesday December 11th, Princess Beatrix, Prince Constantijn, Princess Laurentien and Princess Mabel attended the “Prince Claus Award” ceremony. King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima were absent this year. The King was in Johannesburg to attend the memorial service in memory of the former president of the Republic of South Africa, Nelson Mandela, and the Queen was on a visit to Ethiopia and Tanzania. The winner this year was Egyptian poet … Continue reading

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Catharina-Amalia, Princess of Orange Turns 10

  December 8, 2013 at 10:02 pm by

Catharina-Amalia, the Princess of Orange, Princess of the Netherlands, Princess of Orange-Nassau celebrated her 10th birthday on December 7th. The Princess is the eldest child of King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima of the Netherlands. Following the April abdication of her grandmother, Beatrix, and accession of her father as King, Catharina-Amalia became Princess of Orange and heiress apparent to the Dutch throne. The Princess also has two younger sisters, Princess Alexia … Continue reading

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200 Years Of The Kingdom Of The Netherlands

  December 7, 2013 at 1:42 pm by

The celebrations to mark the 200 years of the Kingdom of The Netherlands started on Friday, November 29th. King Willem-Alexander, in the Nieuwe Kerk, received the first set of three biographies of the Dutch Kings Willem I, Willem II and Willem III. On Saturday, November 30th King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima attended the recreation of the historic landing of Prince Willem Frederik that took place in 1813. Prince William Frederick … Continue reading

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Dutch Introductory Visit to Colombia and Venezuela

  November 25, 2013 at 7:28 am by

After visiting the sixth Dutch Caribbean Islands, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima paid introductory visits to Colombia and Venezuela. On Friday November 22th, the Royal Couple arrived at the El Dorado Airport in Bogota, the capital of Colombia. The King and Queen were accompanied by the Prime Ministers of Aruba, Curacao and Saint Maarten and also the Dutch Minister of Foreign Affairs, Frans Timmermans. At the Presidential Palace Casa de … Continue reading

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Official Visit to the Dutch Caribbean – Aruba

  November 23, 2013 at 11:33 pm by

The sixth and last stop of the Caribbean tour was in Aruba. Arriving in Oranjestad, the capital of Aruba, on Wednesday November 20th, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima were welcomed by the Governor, Fredis Jose Refunjol, and the Prime Minister, Mike Eman. After the inspection of the guard of honor by the King, the Royal Couple attended a reception held by the Government with the presence of the Councile of … Continue reading

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Queen Maxima’s Fashion in the Caribbean – Part 2

  November 23, 2013 at 6:34 am by

As the visit to the Caribbean continues so does Máxima’s endless fashion choices. As the royals stopped in Curacao on day 5, Máxima wore a classic black and white outfit matched with a white hat, black heels see here. She finished off the simple look with what looks like a pearl necklace. Later that evening, the Queen wore a one shoulder printed dress with sandal heels see here. Day 6 of the … Continue reading

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Official Visit to the Dutch Caribbean – Curacao

  November 21, 2013 at 11:09 am by

After a day’s break, the Caribbean tour continued in Curacao where on Monday November 18th, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima started a two day visit. The King and the Queen were welcomed in the Government Square by the Governor of Curacao, Lucille George-Wout. After the inspection of the guard of honor by the King, the Royal Couple went to the Parliament where they met the Prime Minister Ivar Asjes and … Continue reading

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Official Visit to the Dutch Caribbean – Bonaire

  November 18, 2013 at 10:48 pm by

On the fourth day of the Caribbean tour, Saturday November 16th, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima visited Bonaire. The Royal Couple arrived at 10 am from St Maarten at the Flamingo International Airport, and were welcomed by the Governor of the Island, Lydia Emerencia. The King and the Queen started their visit in the Island attending in the Wilhelmina Square some socio-cultural events, sport demonstrations and an awareness campaign for … Continue reading

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Queen Maxima’s Fashion In The Caribbean – Part 1

  November 18, 2013 at 2:48 pm by

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima started a 10 day visit to the Caribbean Island as part of the Provinces Visits to mark the inauguration of King Willem-Alexander. On day 1 of the visit, Queen Máxima wore a wide striped dress in pastel colours with a big wrap around her shoulders and a wide brim hat in the same colour see here. Later that evening, The Queen recycled a strapless printed layered … Continue reading

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Official Visit to the Dutch Caribbean – St Eustatius

  November 17, 2013 at 9:50 pm by

On Friday November 15th, third day of their Caribbean tour, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima visited St Eustatius. The King and the Queen arrived on the island in the morning at the F.D. Roosevelt Airport, where they were welcomed by Island Governor Gerald Berkel, his wife Camelia and members of the Executive and Island Councils. After a brief welcoming ceremony, the Royal Couple went to science fair in which participated … Continue reading

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Official Visit to the Dutch Caribbean – Saba

  November 16, 2013 at 4:23 pm by

The Dutch tour of the Caribbean islands continued on Thursday November 14th in Saba. King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima travelled from St Maarten to the Juancho Yrausquin Airport in Saba, which this year celebrates its 50th anniversary. The King and the Queen started their second day of the tour visiting the Spring Bay Heritage trail where, with the help of an archaeologist, they found out some of the archaeological highlights unearthed … Continue reading

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Queen Maxima Attends Prince Bernhard Cultural Prize 2013

  November 16, 2013 at 8:29 am by

On Monday November 11th, Queen Maxima presented the Prince Bernard Cultural Prize 2013 at Amsterdam’s Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ. This years award was awarded to Piet Oudolf, a garden and landscape designer. Piet Oudolf was born in Haarlem in 1944. He received this award for his achievements in the field of gardening and landscape design for his leading and unique work. The prize of the Prince Bernhard Culture Fund is a sum … Continue reading

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Official Visit to the Dutch Caribbean – St Maarten

  November 14, 2013 at 6:53 pm by

On Tuesday, November 12th in the afternoon, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima arrived at the “Princess Juliana Airport” in St Maarten. The couple arrived to start a visit to the six islands in the Caribbean which is part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The visit comes as part of the “Provinces Visits” to mark the inauguration of King Willem-Alexander. Ronald Plasterk, Minister of the Interior, accompanied them.  The tour started … Continue reading

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King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima Visit Russia

  November 12, 2013 at 6:26 am by

On Friday November 8th, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima started a two-day visit to Russia on the invitation of the Russian President, Vladimir Putin. The visit comes on the occasion of the closing of the “Netherlands-Russia Year”. They were accompanied by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Frans Timmermans, and the Minister of Foreign Trade and Development, Lilianne Ploumen. The Royal Couple arrived in the late afternoon in Moscow and were received … Continue reading

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Belgian Introductory Visit To The Netherlands

  November 10, 2013 at 5:32 am by

On Friday November 8th, King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of Belgium made an introductory visit to King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands. King Philippe and Queen Mathilde were received by the King and the Queen of the Netherlands at the Noordeinde Palace. The King and Queen of Belgium were accompanied by the Prime Minister Elio Di Rupo and the Foreign Minister Didier Reynders. After an audience at the Royal Palace, … Continue reading

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Three Different Evening Looks From Three Different Royals

  November 7, 2013 at 5:03 am by

November 6, 2013 was a busy evening for different royals who all wore completely different outfits for the evening. Let’s start with Queen Maxima of the Netherlands, who wore a black fitted dress matched with a black cape, black pumps and a black clutch to the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Stock Exchange building in Amsterdam. She had her hair pulled back in a lovely hairdo and finished … Continue reading

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