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Princess Beatrix and Princess Mabel Attend Third Prince Friso Engineers Awards

  April 20, 2017 at 9:52 am by

Yesterday, Wednesday April 19, Their Royal Highnesses Princess Beatrix and Princess Mabel presented the third edition of the Prince Friso Engineers Awards at the Delf University of Technology, which this year celebrates its 175th anniversary. The winner of this year was Dr Rick Scholte, an electrical engineer from the University of Twente with a PhD degree from the Eindhoven University of Technology. In 2009 Dr Scholte founded the company Sorama Sound Imaging, specialising in … Continue reading

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Princess Beatrix Attends World Parkinson’s Day Symposium

  April 8, 2017 at 4:29 pm by

On Saturday April 8, Princess Beatrix was present at a symposium hosted by the Parkinson Association to mark their fortieth anniversary. During the symposium – attended by 900 guests and held on World Parkinson’s Day – Princess Beatrix spoke with doctors and researchers who are working on new treatments for sufferers of the disease, as well as patients and their caregivers. Parkinson’s Disease is an illness close to the Princess, as … Continue reading

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A Busy Day For Queen Máxima

  April 7, 2017 at 4:51 pm by

This morning, Friday April 7, Her Majesty Queen Máxima was in Delft to open the exhibition “Forbidden Porcelain – Exclusively for the Emperor” at the Museum Prinsenhof Delft. The exhibition shows Chinese porcelain from the period of the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) that was entirely created for the Chinese Emperors. Accompanied by the Director of Museum, Janelle Moerman, the Queen toured the exhibition. The exhibition will be opened to the public from tomorrow April … Continue reading

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King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima At Work

  April 5, 2017 at 10:51 am by

The King and Queen of the Netherlands were going about their regular duties on Wednesday, in The Hague and Amsterdam respectively. King Willem-Alexander paid a visit to the Dutch Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute (NIDI), an institute under the Royal Dutch Academy of Sciences of which the King is patron. Here he was informed about recent research the NIDI has undertaken into population issues affecting the Netherlands – the main topics of focus being migration, … Continue reading

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Flirty Florals For Maxima and Beatrix At King’s Day Concert

  April 3, 2017 at 6:28 pm by

“Florals? For spring? Ground-breaking.” Meryl Streep’s voice as Miranda Priestly was the first thing that came to mind when this blogger saw photos from Monday evening’s Koningsdag Concert in Tilburg, with both royal ladies present donning floral-printed attire. Ahead of the official Koningsdag celebrations at the end of the month, King Willem-Alexander, Queen Maxima, Princess Beatrix and Prince Constantijn attended the annual concert held to help kick-off festivities (the concert is filmed … Continue reading

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Princess Beatrix Visits Arikok National Park

  March 31, 2017 at 5:11 pm by

Princess Beatrix on Friday took part in the official handover of the Spanish Lagoon to the authority of Arikok National Park during her visit to Aruba. The 70-hectare area sits on the tip of the Arikok National Park and is “one of the largest natural lagoons in the Caribbean”. It is home to a large variety of flora and fauna specifies, and is an important location on the island due … Continue reading

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A Smile For The Caribbean: Princess Beatrix Begins Three Day Visit To Aruba

  March 30, 2017 at 5:12 pm by

Princess Beatrix of The Netherlands began her three-day visit to the Caribbean island of Aruba, arriving in the tiny nation with a large smile on her face. Her first engagement was at the University of Aruba. The Princess, whose arrival outfit and day outfit were both in shades of blue, was present for a youth debate arranged by the Aruban Youth Parliament to debate the topics, ‘Economics vs Nature’ and ‘Tourism … Continue reading

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State Visit from Argentina to The Netherlands: Last Day

  March 28, 2017 at 9:34 pm by

The second and last day of the State Visit from Argentina started today, Tuesday March 28, with separate events for President Macri and his wife Juliana Awada, who had a busy schedule with Her Majesty Queen Máxima. The first event for the Queen and First Lady was a working visit to the Oranje Huis (Orange House) in Amsterdam. The Orange House is a women’s shelter for combating domestic violence created by … Continue reading

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State Visit from Argentina to The Netherlands: Day One

  March 27, 2017 at 9:01 pm by

Today, Monday March 27, the President of Argentina, Mauricio Macri, accompanied by his wife Juliana Awada, began a two-day State Visit to the Netherlands. Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima officially welcomed the President and First Lady with a ceremony held at the Dam Square. During the welcoming ceremony the President and the King inspected a guard of honour and the national anthems were played. Afterwards the President and his wife … Continue reading

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Palace Profile: Huis ten Bosch Palace

  March 26, 2017 at 8:00 am by

Huis ten Bosch Palace from the main gates Location: The Hague, Kingdom of The Netherlands Built: 1645-1650 Architect: Pieter Post Commissioned By: Amalia of Solms-Braunfels, Princess of Orange Style: Dutch Baroque On The Palace Grounds: Palace Gardens Current Owner: The Dutch State Current Use: The Palace is being renovated and will become the official residence of T.M. The King and Queen and their daughters upon completion Fun Fact: A replica of the Palace can be found in a Japanese … Continue reading

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Chapeaux, My Chapeaux! Princess Beatrix Opens Hat Exhibition

  March 22, 2017 at 2:05 pm by

Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands is known for many things, one of them being her large collection of hats (affectionately known as ‘cheese wheels’ by some). And on Wednesday, at Museum Het Loo Palace in Apeldoorn, the Princess opened an exhibition showcasing a portion of that collection. Chapeaux! The Hats of Queen Beatrix contains 111 of the Bea’s most well-known hats from her 33-year reign, the have been worn to engagements ranging … Continue reading

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Got The Giggles: Queen Máxima Opens Music Symposium

  March 22, 2017 at 11:36 am by

Something definitely tickled Queen Máxima’s fancy during the opening of a music symposium at Palace Noordeinde on Wednesday. The Queen was photographed laughing at a joke made by a speaker, as were others in attendance. She wore a floral skirt and emerald green chiffon blouse for the event. The symposium is entitled ‘Tomorrow, More Music in the Classroom’ and its purpose is to show education professionals the benefits of introducing … Continue reading

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Dutch Royal Family Participate in NL DOET 2017

  March 11, 2017 at 4:22 pm by

As they do every year, members of the Dutch Royal Family were present for the National Volunteer Day, NL DOET, on March 10 and 11. On Friday, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima helped in the Neighborhood Garden, a garden located in the municipality of Breda, in the south of the Netherlands. During their two hours at the garden, the Royal Couple were involved in various activities to renovate the garden after the winter months. With … Continue reading

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Queen Máxima Celebrates International Women’s Day

  March 8, 2017 at 12:52 pm by

Today, Wednesday March 8, Her Majesty Queen Máxima celebrated International Women’s Day with a visit to the Single SuperMom Foundation in Amsterdam. The Single SuperMom Foundation was established in 2008 and it is focused in the help of the single mothers that are in need to solve issues such as finding a work, dealing with ex-partner and raising children. The foundation provides activities and networking events that aim to increase the … Continue reading

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To Whom Is More Than One Insect Brooch Necessary? Queen Máxima Of Course!

  March 7, 2017 at 11:52 am by

She already has a pair of spider brooches, as well as several other creatures, in her vast jewellery collection, but Queen Máxima clearly did not think those were enough when she saw today’s brooch in the jeweller’s cabinet. The Queen wore the black enamel insect brooch which is studded with gemstones and framed in gold on the shoulder of her bronze dress with a black tree branch print across the … Continue reading

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Van Vollenhovens Skate For Lymphoma Fundraiser

  March 5, 2017 at 5:07 pm by

The clan van Vollenhoven today participated in De Hollandse 100, a charity skating and cycling event to raise money for the lymphoma research charity, Lymph & Co, that was founded by Prince Bernhard. Princess Margriet headed a team she dubbed ‘the skating grannies’, as she and three friends did the skating relay at the Flevonice ice rink. Prince Maurits and Princess Annette also did their own skating. A number of family members … Continue reading

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Princess Mabel Speaks At ‘She Decides’ Conference in Brussels

  March 2, 2017 at 1:38 pm by

Princess Mabel of Orange-Nassau, a staunch advocate for the rights of young girls, has today spoken at the ‘She Decides’ conference in Brussels that is being held to have politicians and world leaders place the “rights of women and girls on the top of the international agenda” in the coming years. She said that it was imperative to “ensure that girls can make informed decisions anywhere in the world about their … Continue reading

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The ‘A Team’ Pose For Photos On Lech Ski Slopes With Parents

  February 27, 2017 at 12:35 pm by

The annual Lech photo session of the Dutch Royal Family took place on Monday, with the King and Queen and their three daughters taking centre stage on the slopes as the press got their photos. Princess Catharina-Amalia, Princess Alexia and Princess Ariane (informally known as the ‘A Team’) showed off their skiing skills as they went up and down the hills alongside their parents. But the best part of this year’s … Continue reading

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A Day In Utrecht For Queen Máxima

  February 22, 2017 at 2:30 pm by

Today, Wednesday February 22, Her Majesty Queen Máxima spent the day in Utrecht to attend two events connected with the Oranje Fonds. In the morning the Queen opened the Buzinezz Forum that aims to fight the youth unemployment and it is directed to organizations, municipalities and social entrepreneurs to increase job opportunities for the young people. The forum was organized by Prestatieladder Socialer Ondernemen, a national instrument that aims to solve … Continue reading

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King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima Visit The Krimpenerwaard Region

  February 21, 2017 at 1:00 pm by

Today, Tuesday February 21, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima paid a visit to the Region of Krimpenerwaard. Upon their arrival to the municipality of Krimpen aan den IJssel, they were received in the Town Hall by Jaap Smit, King’s Commissioner of South Holland, Martijn Willem Vroom, Mayor of Krimpen aan den IJssel and Roel Cazemier, Mayor of Krimpenerwaard. At the Town Hall, The King and the Queen met with members … Continue reading

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