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Dutch State Visit to Luxembourg, Day Two

  March 21, 2012 at 8:30 pm by

The second day of Queen Beatrix’s state visit to Luxembourg started with a visit to Belval, where she arrived, along with Grand Duke Henri, by train. Belval is a quarter of Esch-sur-Alzette, in the south-west of Luxembourg. In Belval, the Queen visited the laboratory in the House of Biomedicine, part of the new University of Luxembourg. During the lunch offered by the Government of Luxembourg at the Chateau Bourglinster, the … Continue reading

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Belgian, Dutch Royals Attend First Bus Tragedy Funeral

  March 21, 2012 at 8:10 pm by

King Albert II and Queen Paola of the Belgians today attended the first funeral of victims of last week’s Swiss bus tragedy. They were joined by the Prince of Orange and Princess Máxima of the Netherlands, and President Eveline Widmer-Schlumpf of Switzerland. The service took place at the 5,000-seat Soeverein Arena in Lommel, in northern Belgium where one of the schools involved is located. Among the crowd were Belgian Prime … Continue reading

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Dutch State Visit to Luxembourg, Day One

  March 21, 2012 at 2:25 am by

On March 20, Queen Beatrix started a three-day state visit to Luxembourg. The Queen was greeted at the Findel Airport by Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume, and then a welcoming ceremony took palce at the Grand Ducal Palace with Grand Duke Henri, Grand Duchess Maria-Theresa and Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume. After that Queen Beatrix visited the Kanounenhiwwel Monument, a monument built to commemorate the victims of the World War II. In … Continue reading

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Dutch Royal Family Participate in NL DOET 2012

  March 18, 2012 at 4:01 am by

Like every year the Dutch Royal Family was present at the National Volunteer Day, NL DOET, on March 16 and 17, 2012. On March 16, Queen Beatrix, Princess Margriet, Prince Bernhard, Princess Annette, Prince Floris and Princess Aimée helped the foundation Assistance Dog in Molenschot. The Foundation trains dogs to help people with mobility impairments. The Royals helped wash the dogs, clean the kennels and office, created a puppy swing … Continue reading

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Dutch Royals Back on Official Duty

  March 7, 2012 at 8:46 pm by

Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands was back on official duty today, her first engagement since the February 17 skiing accident of her son, Prince Friso. The Queen was in Soesterberg, about an hour’s drive south-west of Amsterdam, to open a new barracks of the Explosives Ordinance Disposal (EOD) unit of the Ministry of Defence. The barracks, named Sergeant-Major Scheickkazerne in Dutch, has been named after the first Dutch EOD specialist … Continue reading

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Prince Friso Transferred to Wellington Clinic in London

  March 1, 2012 at 3:24 pm by

Prince Friso of Orange-Nassau has been transferred to the Wellington Clinic in London, England. The RVD announced this today at 18.18 o’clock Duch time. The Wellington Clinic has been chosen based on advice from experts. Their advice was based on the condition of the Prince. London will also provide Countess Luana and Countess Zaria with the most prospects for continuity and stability. In the same announcement, the RVD repeated the … Continue reading

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Prince Friso in Coma following Avalanche Last Friday

  February 17, 2012 at 10:36 pm by

UPDATE 24/02/12 at 07:15: A press conference with the head of trauma and intensive care at the hospital in Innsbruck has just taken place. The doctors gave some details on the Prince’s condition, and their prognosis: The Prince was under the snow for 25 minutes, and CPR was performed for 50 minutes to resuscitate him. A MRI was performed yesterday on the Prince, which indicated that the Prince had suffered severe brain damage from a lack of oxygen. Doctors cannot guarantee that the Prince will awaken from his coma, or give a timeframe as to when this could be expected. If he does wake up, his rehabilitation will take months or years.
Prince Friso of Orange-Nassau is currently in a critical but stable condition in an Innsbruck hospital following an avalanche in the ski resort of Lech am Arlberg on Friday February 17th. Continue reading

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Princess Máxima Receives Machiavelli Prize

  February 8, 2012 at 11:19 pm by

Princess Máxima of the Netherlands was today awarded the 2011 Machiavelli Prize at a ceremony at the Nieuwspoort Press Centre in The Hague. Accompanied by her husband, the Prince of Orange, and their uncle, Professor Pieter van Vollenhoven (himself a former recipient of the prize), Princess Máxima accepted the prize which was awarded to her because of her “exceptional communication skills that have characterised her work as a Princess of … Continue reading

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02-02-02: The Prince of Orange Weds Máxima Zorreguieta

  February 2, 2012 at 12:00 am by

The Prince of Orange and Princess Máxima of the Netherlands today celebrate their tenth wedding anniversary. Following the announcement of their engagement on March 30th, 2001; the couple married on February 2nd, 2002 – the date chosen because of the once-in-a-century ’02-02-02′ – in both civil and religious ceremonies (as required by Dutch law). The civil ceremony took place at the Beurs van Berlage, conducted by the Mayor of Amsterdam. … Continue reading

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Princess Máxima Attends AmCham Gala

  January 24, 2012 at 5:08 am by

Last night, Monday January 23rd, Princess Máxima attended a gala dinner at the city hall in The Hague, to mark the anniversary of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Netherlands. Accompanied by Prime Minister Mark Rutte, the Princess was one of 500 guests to attend the gala hosted by the Mayor of The Hague, The Honorable Jozias van Aartsen. Also present were naturally the Dutch Ambassador to the United … Continue reading

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Controversial Villa Sold by Princes of Orange

  January 17, 2012 at 6:42 am by

The controversial holiday villa built by the Prince of Orange and Princess Máxima in Mozambique has been sold, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte announced last night during a meeting of the Dutch parliament. Prime Minister Rutte said that the villa, worth approximately €2,000,000, was sold back to the property developer who orchestrated the entire development. The villa, located in the Machangulo Peninsula, brought criticism from Dutch ministers and the public … Continue reading

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Dutch Royals on State Visit to Oman, Day Two

  January 13, 2012 at 2:19 am by

On January 11, the second day of the state visit to Oman, Queen Beatrix with Prince Willem-Alexander and Princess Máxima were in Sohar to visit the Industrial Port, the Free Zone and the Omani International Maritime College. At their arrival, they were welcomed by Sheikh Sa’ad bin Mohammed al-Mardhouf al-Sa’adi, Commerce and Industry Minister and Chairman of Sohar Industrial Port Company. The Queen was informed of how the Port is … Continue reading

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Dutch Royals on State Visit to Oman, Day One

  January 10, 2012 at 9:49 pm by

On January 10, after leaving the UAE, Queen Beatrix accompanied by the Crown Prince Couple arrived in Oman for a three-day state visit. After landing in Muscat, they were welcomed at the airport by Sultan Qaboos bin Said al Said. An official welcome ceremony took place at Al Alam Palace, where the Queen had an audience with the Sultan along with the Prince, the Princess and excellencies and the official … Continue reading

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Dutch Royals on State Visit to the UAE, Day Two

  January 9, 2012 at 9:04 pm by

Today, Monday January 09,  the second and last day of the state visit for the Dutch Royals to the UAE began in Masdar City. The Dutch Royals were received by Dr Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, CEO of Masdar, and visited the company PRT (Personal Rapid Transit). Queen Beatrix, Prince Willem-Alexander and Princess Máxima attended a meeting with Sheikha Lubna Bint Khalid Al Qasimi, UAE’s Minister of Foreign Trade, government officials … Continue reading

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Dutch Royals on State Visit to the UAE, Day One

  January 9, 2012 at 12:00 am by

With their arrival on January 07 at the presidential airport of Abu Dhabi, Queen Beatrix, Crown Prince Willem-Alexander and Crown Princess Máxima started a two-day state visit to the United Arab Emirates, on the invitation of Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahayan, the President of the United Arab Emirates. The Dutch Royals were received by Minister of State, Reem Ibrahim Al Hashemy, senior officials and the Ambassador of the Netherlands, … Continue reading

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Princess Máxima Presents ‘Prince Bernhard Culture Fund’ Award

  November 29, 2011 at 10:48 pm by

Yesterday, Monday November 28th, Princess Máxima of the Netherlands awarded this year’s Prince Bernhard Culture Fund prize, at Amsterdam’s Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ. The Princess presented the prize – consisting of a ceremonial collar and a cheque for 75,000€ – to photographer/filmmaker Anton Corbijn. Mr Corbijn is known for his work as U2′s visual output designer (mostly album covers), and has photographed many well-knowns, including David Bowie, Björk, Clint Eastwood … Continue reading

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Princess Margriet & Pieter van Vollenhoven in NYC

  November 20, 2011 at 7:44 pm by

Princess Margriet and her husband, Professor Pieter van Vollenhoven, were in New York City last week, to attend the Peter Stuyvesant Ball on November 18th. The ball, an annual event held by the Netherland-America Foundation (NAF), was held at Pier Sixty at the Chelsea Piers, along New York’s Hudson River. Princess Margriet and the Professor arrived around 19:00, the Princess looking wonderful in a navy blue evening gown and a … Continue reading

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Royals in Red

  November 18, 2011 at 4:12 am by

Several royals have been seen in red these days at different events. Red is not such an easy color for many to pull off, but some royals do pull it off very well. Let’s not forget that the color red is one of Fall 2011′s “It” colors. Princess Eugenie was spotted at a party in a red dress with a silver sequined gilet (see here) while her sister Princess Beatrice … Continue reading

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Official Visit to the Dutch Caribbean – Aruba, Day 1+2

  October 31, 2011 at 9:23 pm by

On October 28th, Queen Beatrix accompanied by Crown Prince Willem-Alexander and Crown Princess Maxima, started a visit to the six Caribbean Islands of the Kingdom that will end on November 06th. The Dutch Royals spent the first two days of their visit in Aruba. On Friday the 28th, the Queen and the Crown Prince Couple attended the official welcome ceremony, where the national anthems were played. After that, there was … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Máxima in Rome

  October 10, 2011 at 8:55 am by

On Thursday October 6th, Princess Máxima was in Rome, Italy to open the Mondrian exhibition at the Complesso del Vittoriano Museum. The exibition is called “L’Armonia Perfetta” (Perfect Harmony), and shows works made by Mondrian and Dutch contemporary artists. Piet Mondrian (1872-1944) was a Dutch pinter and one of the contributors of the neoplasticism movement, founded in 1917. At the exibition, there are 70 works of the Dutch artist. His … Continue reading

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