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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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King Willem-Alexander’s Milestone Birthday – The Big 5-0

  April 27, 2017 at 6:00 am by

On April 27 King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands marks his milestone fiftieth birthday. It will be celebrated with a dinner at the Royal Palace of Amsterdam on Friday night. The King is the eldest of three sons born to Princess Beatrix and Prince Claus of the Netherlands. He was educated at the United World College of the Atlantic and Leiden University, and did eighteen months training with the Royal Netherlands Navy. In … Continue reading

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Victoria Joins Willem-Alexander For OPCW Anniversary In The Hague

  April 26, 2017 at 11:42 am by

King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands welcomed Sweden’s Crown Princess Victoria to The Hague on Wednesday as she joined him at the opening ceremony of the Chemical Weapons Prohibition Organisation’s twentieth anniversary events. The two royals – who are long-time friends – posed for photos outside the Ridderzaal in The Hauge’s Binnenhof ahead of the event, which was also attended by the United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres. The Chemical Weapons Prohibition Organisation was created in … Continue reading

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Queen Máxima Attends G20 Women20 Summit in Berlin

  April 25, 2017 at 4:11 pm by

In her role as Special Advocate of the Secretary-General of the United Nations for Inclusive Finance for Development and Honorary President of the Global Partnership for Inclusive Finance “Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion” (GPFI) of the G20, Queen Máxima was present today, Tuesday April 25, at a panel entitled “Inspiring Women: Scaling up Women’s Entrepreneurship” as part of the G20 Women20 Summit held in Berlin from April 24 to 26. At the … Continue reading

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Prince Constantijn Presents World Press Photo 2016

  April 23, 2017 at 4:48 pm by

Yesterday, Saturday April 22, Prince Constantijn and Princess Laurentien were present at the ceremony of the World Press Photo of the Year 2016 award held at the Muziekgebouw aan ’t IJ in Amsterdam. The Prince presented this year’s award to Turkish photographer Burhan Özbilici photographer, who works for the Associated Press. He was awarded for his photograph of the murder of the Russian Ambassador to Turkey, Andrey Karlov, on December 19 during … Continue reading

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Dutch King and Queen Open The King’s Games

  April 21, 2017 at 6:13 pm by

At the De Vijfmaster Primary School in Veghel, the King and Queen of the Netherlands opened the 2017 King’s Games on Friday April 21. King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima attended the breakfast held on the first day of the Games, which thousands of schools across the country participate in each year. This year, over 1.2 million students will take part. The royal couple then watched a number of the sporting activities De … Continue reading

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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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