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Queen Máxima and Princess Mary Attend Women’s Shelters Conference

  November 4, 2015 at 3:58 pm by

Queen Máxima of the Netherlands and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark today attended the World Conference of Women’s Shelters in The Hague. The Dutch Queen, in her first public engagement since the kidney infection which forced her to miss most of the state visit to China, delivered a speech at the conference, the third to be hosted by the Global Network of Women’s Shelters to help create dialogue about ways to eliminate violence against … Continue reading

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King Willem-Alexander Visits The European Institutions

  November 3, 2015 at 12:04 pm by

Today, Tuesday November 3, His Majesty King Willem-Alexander paid a visit to the European Institutions in Brussels. The King was accompanied by the Minister of Foreign Affairs Bert Koenders. At his arrival to the European Parliament, The King was welcomed by the Parliament Speaker Martin Schulz. After posing for photos and signing the guest book, a meeting was held. Then King Willem-Alexander went to the European Commission where he met the … Continue reading

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Queen Maxima Has Been Discharged From Hospital

  October 31, 2015 at 9:11 am by

Queen Maxima of The Netherlands has been discharged from the Bronovo Hospital in The Hague earlier today. Her Doctor said she was recovering well and could be discharged and rest at home. RVD has said that Queen Maxima’s agenda will change slightly till she is better and able to go back to work. Queen Maxima got a kidney infection while on a state visit to China. She returned to The … Continue reading

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Dutch State Visit To China: Last Day

  October 29, 2015 at 11:00 pm by

His Majesty King Willem-Alexander concluded today, Thursday October 29, the State Visit to China. On the last day, the King was in Hangzhou in Eastern China. In Hangzhou King Willem-Alexander visited the headquarters of Alibaba, a Chinese e-commerce business company founded in 1999. At his arrival the King was greeted by Jack Ma and Daniel Zhang, respectively founder and CEO of the company. After a tour in the headquarter, the King … Continue reading

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Dutch State Visit To China: Day Four

  October 28, 2015 at 12:07 pm by

With Queen Máxima forced to cut short the State Visit, she’s now in the Bronovo Hospital in The Hague to treat a kidney infection, King Willem-Alexander continued today, alone, the State Visit to China. The King started the fourth day of the visit by visiting the China Executive Leadership Academy Pudong (CELAP). The institution, based in Shanghai, was founded by the central government and aims to train senior leaders and top executives in the … Continue reading

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Dutch State Visit to China: Day Three

  October 27, 2015 at 12:20 pm by

While Queen Maxima is still suffering from the kidney infection and is on her way back to the Netherlands, King Willem-Alexander continued today, Tuesday October 27, the State Visit to China. The King arrived this morning in Yan’an, in north-central China. He visited the Loess Plateau. A plateau situated in the upper and middle reaches of China’s Yellow River. The plateau, due to centuries of deforestations and erosions, suffered of ecosystem … Continue reading

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Dutch State Visit to China: Beijing

  October 27, 2015 at 3:50 am by

At the invitation of the Chinese President Xi Jinping, His Majesty King Willem-Alexander and Her Majesty Queen Maxima started a five-day State Visit to China. On Sunday October 25, the Royal Couple began their State Visit in Beijing, visiting the Shi-Jia Primary School where they were informed about the introduction of the football training in the curriculum of the primary and secondary school which will be based on the Dutch training … Continue reading

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Queen Maxima Suffers From Pyelonephritis On State Visit

  October 26, 2015 at 4:53 am by

It has been announced today that Queen Maxima of The Netherlands suffers from pyelonephritis (a kidney infection) according to The Dutch media reports. Queen Maxima has been visit by a Doctor this morning and has ordered her to rest till she feels better. Her events have been cancelled so far for today but it’s also said if she is feeling better, then she might attend the evening reception. King Willem-Alexander … Continue reading

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Prince Floris and Princess Aimée’s 10th Wedding Anniversary

  October 22, 2015 at 1:00 am by

Prince Floris of Orange-Nassau van Vollenhoven and Princess Aimée celebrate their 10th wedding anniversary today. Prince Floris announced his engagement to Aimée Söhngen on February 25, 2005. The couple married in a civil ceremony at the Stadhuis in Naarden on October 20, 2005 and on October 22, 2005 they married in a religious ceremony at the Grote Kerk in Naarden. The couple have three children, Magali van Vollenhoven, Eliane van … Continue reading

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Royals Gather In Luxembourg For IPC Meeting

  October 15, 2015 at 2:04 pm by

Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg hosted The 5th meeting of the Honorary Board of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) was held today at the Grand Ducal Palace in Luxembourg. Honorary Board Members attending the meeting were HRH Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden, HRH Princess Margriet of the Netherlands, HSH Prince Albert of Monaco. View image | gettyimages.com During the meeting, the board members were briefed of the IPC work … Continue reading

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King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima Visit Limburg

  October 8, 2015 at 2:42 pm by

Today, Thursday October 8, His Majesty King Willem-Alexander and Her Majesty Queen Máxima paid a visit to the former mining region of Limburg. The visit began in Kerkrade, a municipality in the southeast of Limburg where, at their arrival, the Royal Couple was welcomed in the Town Hall by the Mayor Jos Som and the Governor of the region Theo Bovens. Then the King and the Queen, in the Market … Continue reading

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King Willem-Alexander Opens A Children’s Hospital

  October 7, 2015 at 1:06 pm by

Today, His Majesty King Willem-Alexander of The Netherlands opened the Emma Children’s Hospital in Amsterdam. During the opening of the renewed hospital, King Willem-Alexander took a tour of the new hospital, spent time with the children and their families and joined them for some cake. A few group picture were taken during the opening. The Emma Children’s Hospital is part of the Academic Medical Center by the University of Amsterdam … Continue reading

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King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima at “China In The Netherlands” Meeting

  October 1, 2015 at 5:02 pm by

In preparation for their upcoming State Visit to the People’s Republic of China, His Majesty King Willem-Alexander and Her Majesty Queen Maxima attended today, Thursday October 1st, the meeting “China in The Netherlands” organized by the University of Leiden where the event took place. View image | gettyimages.com At their arrival at the University, the Royal Couple were welcomed by Carel Stolker, Rector Magnificus and President of the Executive Board … Continue reading

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King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima On Working Visit to New York

  September 30, 2015 at 2:26 am by

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima spent three days in New York from September 27 to 29 on a working visit at the United Nations. The Royal Couple was accompanied by Prime Minister Mark Rutte, the Minister of Foreign Affairs Bert Koenders, Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation Lilianne Ploumen, Minister of the Environment Wilma Mansveld, the Mayor of Rotterdam Ahmed Aboutaleb, and the Prime Minister of Aruba, Mike Emen. On … Continue reading

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Final Event to Celebrate 200 Years of the Kingdom of the Netherlands

  September 26, 2015 at 8:30 pm by

The Orange-Nassaus were out in force this evening, attending a concert at the Royal Theatre Carré that brought to a conclusion the celebrations that have been taking place over the past two years to mark the 200th anniversary of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima were joined by Princess Beatrix, Prince Constantijn and Princess Laurentien, Princess Mabel, Princess Margriet and Professor Pieter van Vollenhoven, Prince Bernhard … Continue reading

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Princess Beatrix and Queen Sonja Open The Exhibition “Munch: Van Gogh”

  September 23, 2015 at 4:40 pm by

Princess Beatrix of The Netherlands and Queen Sonja of Norway attend the opening of the exhibition “Munch: Van Gogh” today. The exhibition is being held at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam. The exhibition showcases work of the two artists, Vincent van Gogh and Edvard Munch. Their work is shown side by side to show the similarities of their artwork, despite the two artists having never met. View image | gettyimages.com Princess Beatrix … Continue reading

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Prinsjesdag 2015

  September 15, 2015 at 4:12 pm by

Today, Tuesday September 15, the Dutch Royal Family celebrated the traditional opening of the Parliament, Prinsjesdag. His Majesty King Willem-Alexander was accompanied by his wife, Her Majesty Queen Maxima, his brother Prince Constantijn and his sister-in-law, Princess Laurentien. The Dutch Royals left Noordeinde Palace at around 13:00 heading to the Knight’s Hall in the Golden Carriage through the streets of The Hague. Princess Beatrix saw the procession of the carriages from the … Continue reading

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Queen Maxima Attends The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Opening Season

  September 11, 2015 at 1:32 pm by

The evening of September 10, Her Majesty Queen Maxima was present at the grand opening of the new season of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in Amsterdam. Upon her arrival to the theater, The Queen was welcomed by Kajsa Ollongren, deputy Mayor and alderman of Art and Culture of Amsterdam. The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra opening night is a festive concert that takes place every year to mark the launch of the new season. The first concert … Continue reading

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Queen Máxima Visits a Cheese Factory!

  September 9, 2015 at 2:33 pm by

The Queen of the Netherlands today paid visits to two businesses involved in the production of cheese, one of the products her country exports globally, a dairy farm and a cheese production factory. Queen Máxima, wearing one of her more intriguing outfits of red culotte shorts and floral shirt, first was shown around the a dairy farm in Koudum owned by the Stokman family that is home to 300 cows. … Continue reading

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Princess Laurentien Attends Literacy Week Opening

  September 7, 2015 at 6:13 pm by

Today, Monday September 7, Princess Laurentien attended the launch of the 11th edition of the Literacy Week Opening in the square near the Parliament building in The Hague. During the event, the Princess presented the “National Literacy Awards”. The winners this year were “The Maternity Bird”, a social enterprise about maternity care; the children’s comic “Look and Read” and “Language and Parental Involvement / Language and Finance Parenting”, a foundation … Continue reading

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