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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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Turning 50 on April 27? Celebrate At The Palace With King Willem-Alexander

  February 20, 2017 at 8:12 am by

King Willem-Alexander of The Netherlands this year celebrates his fiftieth birthday, and he will celebrate the occasion by hosting a dinner at the Royal Palace in Amsterdam for 150 of his fellow birthday folk – Dutch citizens who were also born on April 27, 1967. People with the same birthday as the King can can enter an online ballot until March 3 to attend the dinner (held on Friday April 28), … Continue reading

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Queen Máxima Opens ‘A Royal Paradise’ Exhibition

  February 18, 2017 at 10:30 am by

The Queen of The Netherlands opened a new exhibition at the Dordrecht Museum on Saturday that highlights the work of eighteenth century artist Aert Schouman. ‘A Royal Paradise: Aert Schouman and Imagination of Nature’ includes five paintings of Schouman’s speciality (watercolours of birds, mammals and plants) that were commissioned by Willem V, Prince of Orange. Queen Máxima, donning an olive green sheath dress and grey accessorises, was given a tour of the … Continue reading

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Happy 70th Birthday Princess Christina

  February 18, 2017 at 4:00 am by

Dutch Princess Christina today celebrates her seventieth birthday. The Princess is the youngest child of the late Queen Juliana and Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands. She was born at Soestdijk Palace in 1947, and during her childhood was known as ‘Marieke’ (after her given name, Maria Christina). The Princess was born almost completely blind as a result of her mother contracting German measles during pregnancy. Medical treatments and glasses improved … Continue reading

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And The State Visits Keep Rolling In: A List Of Upcoming Events

  February 14, 2017 at 11:44 pm by

With today’s confirmation King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of the Belgians have accepted the invitation to pay a state visit to Denmark next month, the list of upcoming state visits across Europe has grown again. So that none get missed in the royal watching calendar, we’ve gathered all the necessary information below. State Visit from Canada to Sweden The Governor-General of Canada, David Johnston, will be arriving in Sweden next week to … Continue reading

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Queen Máxima Visits Oranje Fonds Program In Amsterdam

  February 14, 2017 at 2:48 pm by

Today, Tuesday February 14, Her Majesty Queen Máxima paid a visit at the “Emma at Work” Foundation in the Emma Childen’s Hospital/Academic Medical Center in Amsterdam. The foundation, founded in 2006, aims to help young people from fifteen years with a chronic illness or physical disability to get a work experience like a summer job, flexible or permanent job. During the visit the Queen had a roundtable meeting with the young … Continue reading

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