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Queen Maxima Launches Money Week 2015

  March 10, 2015 at 3:59 am by

Yesterday, Queen Maxima launched the fifth edition of “Money Week 2015″ at the primary school OBS West in Capelle aan den IJssel. The Queen was accompanied by Sander Dekker, State Secretary of Education, Culture and Science. Queen Maxima took part, along with Minister Dakker, in some lectures for students, teachers and parents. During the lectures the Queen spoke about the importance of learning how to manage money. The Queen also … Continue reading

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Queen Maxima Opens the “Máximakanaal”

  March 5, 2015 at 5:55 pm by

Today, Thursday March 5, Queen Maxima officially opened the “Máximakanaal” in Den Bosch, North Brabant. At the ceremony were present Ton Rombouts, the Mayor of Den Bosch, Melanie Schultz van Haegen, the Minister of Infrastructure and the Environment, and Jannita Robberse, Chief Engineer and Director of Public Works. The “Maxima Channel” is a new waterway, is 9 km long and connects the South Willemsvaart Canal and Meuse river together. The new channel … Continue reading

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Queen Maxima at the GSMA Mobile World Congress 2015

  March 3, 2015 at 12:05 pm by

As the United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development, Queen Maxima yesterday afternoon, March 2, gave a speech at the GSMA Mobile World Congress 2015 in Barcelona, Spain. At her arrival at Fira Gran Via where the congress took place, the Queen was welcomed by King Felipe of Spain. The King was there to preside over the inauguration of the congress. Queen Maxima spoke during the session … Continue reading

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King Willem-Alexander & Queen Máxima To Visit Canada

  February 26, 2015 at 8:58 am by

The King and Queen of the Netherlands are set to pay a state visit to Canada in May, it was announced earlier today. The couple will travel at the invitation of the Canadian Governor-General, David Johnston, and his wife Sharon. They will be in the country between May 27 and 29. The last Dutch state visit to Canada was in 1988, when the then Queen Beatrix visited. King Willem-Alexander and … Continue reading

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Dutch Photo Session in Lech

  February 23, 2015 at 7:15 pm by

This morning, the Dutch Royal Family attended the traditional photo session in the Austrian skiing resort of Lech. Were present King Willem-Alexander, Queen Máxima, their daughters Princess Amalia, Princess Alexia, Princess Ariane. Prince Beatrix was there as well. The former Queen was in Lech since last week along with Prince Constantin and his family and Princess mabel and her daughters. They were in Lech a week earlier due to the … Continue reading

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King Willem-Alexander Pays Visit to Dutch Troops in Mali

  February 20, 2015 at 2:12 am by

King Willem-Alexander of The Netherlands has paid a visit to the Dutch troops currently stationed in Mali, the Rijksvoorlichtingsdienst (RVD) confirmed late yesterday afternoon. He arrived in the country on Wednesday, and visited Camp Castor in Gao, which is the base of the 450 Dutch troops in the West African nation. The troops are part of the United Nation’s Multidimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission (Minusma) that “supports political processes in Mali and … Continue reading

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King Willem-Alexander & Queen Máxima in Groningen & Drenthe

  February 18, 2015 at 3:32 pm by

On Tuesday, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima visited the provinces of Groningen and Drenthe. The Royal Couple began their visit in Veendam, a town in Groningen. The King and Queen were received in the Veenkoloniaal Museum by the Commissioner of the King in Groningen, Mr Max van den Berg, and the Mayor of Veendam, Mr Sipke Swierstra. They visited the exhibition on the history of the Veenkoloniaal area. Then King … Continue reading

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Prince Bernhard Discusses Cancer Battle

  February 8, 2015 at 6:11 am by

Prince Bernhard of Orange-Nassau has discussed his battle with lymphoma on the television program RTL Late Night. “It is a huge scare not only for yourself, but also for the people around you,” the Prince said of his mid-2013 diagnosis. He was on holiday with his family when he felt something was not right when he had difficulty completing a mountain bike ride. “Then I got an intestinal stricture, I … Continue reading

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Dutch Royals Enjoy Family Day at ‘Jumping Amsterdam’

  February 1, 2015 at 8:46 pm by

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima took their two youngest daughters to the final day of Jumping Amsterdam at the Amsterdam RAI today. Princesses Alexia and Ariane enjoyed the main event of the day, the Grand Prix of Amsterdam, which was won by Dutch rider Willem  Greve on the mount Carambole. This year’s competition was the 56th time the event has been staged. The family was joined by the King’s cousin Princess Margarita … Continue reading

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Royals Gather in Poland for Auschwitz Anniversary

  January 27, 2015 at 8:19 pm by

Members of several European Royal Families today attended a commemoration service in Poland to mark the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp by Soviet forces. The Kings and Queens of Belgium and the Netherlands, the Crown Princes of Denmark and Norway, the Crown Princess of Sweden and the Hereditary Grand Ducal Couple of Luxembourg were all present at the service, which took place in front of … Continue reading

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Princess Laurentien Attends National Reading Days Event

  January 23, 2015 at 1:16 am by

On January 21, Princess Laurentien attended a National Reading Breakfast Days event as part of the 12th edition of the National Reading Days in Hoorn. The event took place in the National Library where the Princess read a book to a group of children from grade 8. The book chosen for the reading was “Farmer Boris goes to sea”, written by Ted van Lieshout and illustrated by Philip Hopman. The book was elected … Continue reading

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Queen Máxima in London for Inclusive Finance

  January 19, 2015 at 4:05 pm by

As Special Advocate of the Secretary-General of the United Nations for Inclusive Finance,  Queen Máxima was today present at the conference “Financial Inclusion: The Next Move Forward” at the America Square Conference Centre in London. The conference, hosted by HSBC Holdings, Lloyds Banking Group and the Law Society of England and Wales, was focused on the importance of good access to and use of financial services worldwide. In her speech, … Continue reading

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Dutch New Year’s Receptions

  January 16, 2015 at 8:24 pm by

On January 13 and 14, the Dutch Royal Family attended the Annual New Year’s Receptions. The first reception took place on Tuesday at the Royal Palace in Amsterdam. Along with King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima, Princess Beatrix, Princess Margriet and Professor Pieter van Vollenhoven were present. The guests of the reception were representatives of Dutch society, Ministers, political leaders and members of organizations dedicated to helping working people. In his … Continue reading

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Dutch Royal Family Presents Prince Claus Award 2014

  December 13, 2014 at 11:30 am by

Earlier this week, on December 10, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima along with Prince Beatrix, Prince Constantijn, Princess Laurentien and Princess Mabel attended the ceremony of the Prince Claus Award at the Royal Palace in Amsterdam. This year the award went to Colombian artist and plant expert Abel Rodríguez. Prince Constantijn, as honorary chair of the Prince Claus Fund, presented the award. Mr. Rodriguez received this award for “his knowledge as … Continue reading

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New Portraits of the Dutch “Triple A” Team

  December 6, 2014 at 11:14 pm by

The three daughters of the Dutch King have had new portraits released by the Royal House, in time for the holiday season (and the upcoming birthday of the Princess of Orange). Princesses Catharina-Amalia, Alexia and Ariane – affectionately known as the AAA Team – were photographed earlier in the year at their home in Wassenaar by Jeroen van der Meyde. Individual portraits of each of the girls were taken, as well … Continue reading

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Queen Máxima Awards Prince Bernhard Cultural Prize

  December 2, 2014 at 4:32 am by

Yesterday, December 1, Queen Máxima presented the Prince Bernard Cultural Prize 2014 at the Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ concert hall in Amsterdam. This year the award went to Johan Simons. Johan Simons, born in Heerjansdam in 1946, is a Dutch theater and opera director and theater intendant. Mr Simons received this award for his outstanding contributions to the theater arts at home and abroad. From January 1 2017, he will be … Continue reading

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Queen Maxima Visits China

  November 29, 2014 at 2:34 am by

As a special advocate of the United Nation’s Secretary-General for Inclusive Finance for Development (UNSGSA) and at the invitation of the Chinese government, Queen Máxima visited China from November 24 to November 28. On Monday November 24, The Queen met Mr. Alain Noudehou, the UN coordinator in China at the UNDP office in Beijing. In the evening the Queen attended a working dinner at the residence of the Dutch Ambassador … Continue reading

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Dutch Royals Attend MH17 National Memorial

  November 10, 2014 at 10:35 pm by

The Dutch monarch and his spouse led mourners today at the national memorial service for victims of the MH17 plane disaster in Amsterdam. King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima, accompanied by Princess Beatrix, Princess Margriet and Professor Pieter van Vollenhoven, joined 1,600 relatives and friends of the 298 victims for the service which was held at a capacity RAI Conference Centre. In the glow of 298 candles, the names of all … Continue reading

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Baptism of Willem Jan van Vollenhoven

  November 10, 2014 at 10:10 am by

Prince Floris and Princess Aimée baptised their son, Willem Jan, yesterday at the chapel of Palace Het Loo in Apeldoorn. All members of the Dutch Royal Family, bar Princess Mabel and her two daughters, attended the event. While they were posing for photos upon arrival, some of the family joked that Willem Jan was the first child they had seen walk into their own baptism (the youngest van Vollenhoven was … Continue reading

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Dutch State Visit to South Korea

  November 3, 2014 at 11:01 pm by

After their arrival in Seoul, South Korea on Sunday November 2, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima started a two-day State Visit on Monday November 3. The visit began in the morning when the Royal Couple went to the Seoul National Cemetery where they laid a wreath and burned incense at the Memorial Tower. The King and Queen were greeted by three South Korean veterans. Then the Dutch King and Queen … Continue reading

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