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King’s Day Leads To Online Bullying And A Sold-Out Dress

  April 29, 2016 at 7:04 am by

As discussed here, the Dutch royal family celebrated the king’s birthday on April 27th in Zwolle. And as usual the Dutch newspapers and population have used yesterday and today to discuss their impressions of the day, which led to online bullying and a sold out dress. The three princesses were an utter delight. In previous years they were a bit more shy and in the background, staying close to their … Continue reading

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Happy Koningsdag! The Orange-Nassaus Celebrate in Zwolle

  April 27, 2016 at 5:38 pm by

We’ve come to the end of April, and in the Netherlands that means one thing: Koningsday! This year the event was held in Zwolle. Despite the early signs of rain and unpleasant weather, the clouds managed to hold themselves together as the Dutch Royal Family descended on the city for a day of games, entertainment and socialising. King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima again brought their three daughters – Catharina-Amalia, Alexia and … Continue reading

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Dutch Royals Meet With Pope Francis

  April 26, 2016 at 8:47 am by

Yesterday, Monday April 25, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima were received by Pope Francis at the Vatican for a private audience. The Royal Couple was accompanied by their three daughters: Princess Amalia, Princess Alexia, Princess Ariane. For the Princesses was the first meeting with the Pope while the King and the Queen met the Holy Father on March 19, 2013 when the then Crown Prince Willem-Alexander and Crown … Continue reading

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Prince Constantijn Presents World Press Photo 2015

  April 24, 2016 at 10:51 pm by

Prince Constantijn and Princess Laurentien have attended the prize ceremony of the World Press Photo for 2015 this evening. Prince Constantijn & Princess Laurentien at World Press Photo in Amsterdam #WPPh16 #Laurentien pic.twitter.com/3i8y8IpbJl — Albert Nieboer (@Royaleurope) April 24, 2016 The Prince, who is patron of the Foundation, presented the prize to Australian photographer Warren Richardson, who was awarded the prize for his photograph of Syrian refugees crossing the border … Continue reading

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King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima Launch The King’s Game

  April 22, 2016 at 11:11 am by

Today, Friday April 22, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima were present at the opening of the King’s Game at the Drostenburg Elementary school in Amsterdam. A school for students with physical disabilities or chronic illnesses. After having breakfast with the students, The Royal Couple attended a dance performance of a group of children with the song “Hupsakee” made for the event. Then, in the presence of the King and the Queen, … Continue reading

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Dutch Royals Attend The Four Freedom Awards 2016

  April 21, 2016 at 1:40 pm by

Today, Thursday April 21, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima, along with Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrix attended at the presentation of the Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedom Awards 2016 at the Nieuwe Kerk in Middelburg. The laureates for this year’s Awards were: for Freedom of speech Mazen Darwish from Syria, for Freedom of worship three clerics from the Central African Republic, for Freedom from want Dr. Denis Mukwege … Continue reading

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Queen Máxima: One of TIME’s 100 Most Influential

  April 21, 2016 at 9:25 am by

For the first time, Queen Máxima of the Netherlands has been listed as one TIME Magazine’s 100 most influential people for 2016. Her spot on the list is due to her hard work and dedicated effort in helping those less fortunate in developing countries achieve through her work with inclusive finance. Tilman Ehrbeck, partner at philanthropic investment firm Omidyar Network that supports visionary entrepreneurs, said of the Queen “with her firm … Continue reading

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Princess Laurentien Opens International Book Fair in Colombia

  April 20, 2016 at 7:57 pm by

As UNESCO Special Envoy for Literacy, Princess Laurentien attended the opening of the 29th edition of the International Book Fair of Bogota, Colombia, on Tuesday April 19. Accompanied by Juan Manuel Santos Calderon, President of Colombia and Gina Parody, Minister of Education, Princess Laurentien inaugurated the pavillion of The Netherlands which is the guest of honors of this year’s edition. The International Book Fair of Bogota (FilBo) is one of … Continue reading

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King Willem-Alexander Attends Events at International Courts in The Hague

  April 20, 2016 at 9:50 am by

Today King Willem-Alexander, along with the Minister of Foreign Affairs Bert Koenders and the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, were present at the celebrations of the 70th anniversary of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) at the Peace Palace in The Hague. Koning, SG @UN en burgemeester #DenHaag bij viering 70-jarig bestaan van @CIJ_ICJ in #Vredespaleis #peacejustice pic.twitter.com/jyN4EqrvGu — Koninklijk Huis (@koninklijkhuis) April 20, 2016 The International Court of Justice is … Continue reading

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Dutch Royals Attend Koningsdag Concert

  April 18, 2016 at 11:45 pm by

Ahead of the upcoming Koningsdag celebrations that will take place on April 27, this evening a concert was held at the De Spiegel theatre in Zwolle. King Willem-Alexander and his wife, Queen Maxima, attend. They were joined by Princess Beatrix and Prof. Pieter van Vollenhoven. During the concert was mainly classical music and guitar. The artists present this year were guitarists Jan Akkerman, Izhar Elias and Fernando Lameirinhas, singer Janne Schra and dancer Maria … Continue reading

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Dutch Working Visit To Bavaria – Last Day

  April 14, 2016 at 7:46 pm by

Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima completed today, Thursday April 14, the two-day working visit to Bavaria. In the morning ,The Royal Couple went to Erlangen, in the north-west of Nuremberg to visit the headquarter of the medical device supplier to the healthcare industry, Siemens Healthcare . Upon their arrival they were welcomed by Florian Janik, Mayor of Erlangen and the CEO of Siemens Healthcare, Bernd Montag. The King and the … Continue reading

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Dutch Working Visit to Bavaria Begins

  April 13, 2016 at 4:38 pm by

Today Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima started a two-day working visit to the German state of Bavaria accompanied by Lilianne Ploumen, Minister for Foreign Trade and Development. The visit began at the Alte Pinakothek in Munich where the Royal Couple opened the renovated Hollander-Saal where there are exposed Dutch paintings from the 17th century. Were present Bernhard Maaz, Director General of the Bavarian State Painting Collections and Ludwig … Continue reading

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Haakon and Mette-Marit Host Dutch Monarchs On Wellness Boat

  April 5, 2016 at 5:39 am by

Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway were spotted yesterday in the town of Tromsø, in the north of Norway. The couple was in the company of the King and Queen of The Netherlands. The group boarded the wellness boat ‘Vulkana’ around 7 PM. According to the local newspaper iTromsø the visit is a private one. It is unknown how long the Dutch King and Queen will stay … Continue reading

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The Mysterious Ending of Queen Juliana’s Half Brother

  April 5, 2016 at 4:02 am by

Pim Lier, half brother of the late Queen Juliana, featured regularly in the Dutch news since his existance was discovered in 1979. In 1986 he made headlines again when he killed his wife Petra. The extramarital son of Prince Hendrik of the Netherlands and Mien Abbo-Wenneker spent most of his life in anonimity. Newspaper ‘De Telegraaf’ discovered that he died last year on April 9 at the age of 96. He … Continue reading

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Queen Máxima Attends SME Envoy Network Meeting

  April 1, 2016 at 5:21 pm by

As member of the Dutch National Committee for Entrepreneurship and Finance, Her Majesty Queen Máxima was present today, Friday April 1st, at the meeting of the European “Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SME)” Envoy Network at the European Building in Amsterdam. The meeting was chaired by Elżbieta Bieńkowska, SME Envoy of the EU and European Commissioner for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs and there were present representatives of European business … Continue reading

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Willem-Alexander Ends Secret Visits

  April 1, 2016 at 3:50 am by

King Willem-Alexander of The Netherlands ended a range of  unannounced visits yesterday with a visit to the cyber unit of the Dutch secret service. Newspaper ‘De Volkskrant’ reports that the goal of the unannounced visits was to see how the government policies turned out for the persons affected by them. The last one and a half year the king visited the companies, schools,  unemployment agencies, tax services and more. The … Continue reading

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Fifteen Years Ago: Engagement of Willem-Alexander and Máxima

  March 30, 2016 at 4:56 pm by

On 30 March 2001 the engagement of Crown Prince Willem-Alexander and Máxima Zorreguieta was announced at 18:00 during a live broadcast for television and radio. A happy Queen Beatrix announced the good news with the words: ‘it is for my husband and I a great joy to announce the engagement of our son Willem-Alexander to Máxima Zorreguieta’. The Queen added that she had gotten to know Máxima as an intelligent … Continue reading

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Dutch King Visits Problem Areas In The Hague: ‘We Need to Keep Our Backs Straight’

  March 23, 2016 at 2:58 pm by

King Willem-Alexander paid a surprise visit to the neighbourhoods of Transvaal and Schilderswijk in the Hague today. The king visited the market of the neighbourhoods and spoke to residents for two hours. The working class and immigrant neighbourhoods have been in the news negatively for a long time. A terrorist cell was operating from this area. Last year there were several riots by youngsters who attacked the police. The visit … Continue reading

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Belgian King, Fellow Monarchs React To Brussels Attacks

  March 22, 2016 at 7:41 am by

At least 28 people have been killed in Brussels this morning, as explosions occurred at the city’s airport and at a metro station. The Belgian Royal Court issued a statement from King Philippe, saying that he and Queen Mathilde were “shocked by the horrific attacks” on the city. Their thoughts are with the victims and their families in this terrible time. The royal couple’s agenda for the next two days … Continue reading

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Princess Beatrix and Princess Mabel Attend Second Prince Friso Engineers Awards

  March 16, 2016 at 11:30 pm by

Today, Wednesday March 16, Princess Beatrix and Princess Mabel presented the second edition of the Prince Friso Engineers Awards at the Inholland University of Applied Sciencies in Delft. The award this year went to Tim Horeman-Franse, a BioMechanical Engineering with a PhD-research at the BioMechEng and Gynaecology department of the TU-Delft and Leiden medical centre. He is currently Director of Operations and Technology at TU Delft spin-off Medi Loved BV and … Continue reading

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