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New Website Presents Centuries-Old Dutch Royal Collection

  February 2, 2016 at 6:34 am by

The Dutch Royal Court yesterday set live a new website specifically for the Royal Archives. With 300 objects currently loaded on to the site, dating back to 1490, the purpose of the website is to provide the reader with a “virtual path of the cultural heritage of the House of Orange-Nassau”. Among the items of the Archives shown on the website at present include the former Queen Beatrix’s inauguration gown, … Continue reading

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‘No Sleep’ and George Clooney: Dutch Royals Flock To Theatres Three Days In A Row

  January 29, 2016 at 3:16 am by

The Dutch theatres were a popular desitation for their country’s royals this week. Last night Princess Beatrix visited the opening night of the Holland Dance Festival in The Hague. The former monarch was accompanied by her youngest son Constantijn and his wife Laurentien, who conveniently are living in The Hague themselves. Princess Laurentien repeated a Missoni dress from 2013. Princess Beatrix wore a black outfit and a brooch from the … Continue reading

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Queen Máxima Spices Up International Film Festival Rotterdam

  January 28, 2016 at 7:36 pm by

Yesterday evening, Wednesday January 27, Queen Máxima was present at the official opening of the 45th edition of the International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) at the convention center De Doelen in Rotterdam. At her arrival the Queen, who was wearing a colorful Etro jumpsuit, was welcomed by Bero Beyer and Janneke Staarink, respectively artistic director and business director of the Festival. The theme of this year’s edition is “ID Check”, a … Continue reading

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Princess Laurentien Attends National Reading Breakfast Days

  January 27, 2016 at 7:10 pm by

Today, Wednesday January 27, Princess Laurentien attended the launch of the National Reading Breakfast Days in the Primary School “De Ladder” in Maarn, in the province of Utrecht. This school is known for its high priority towards the language development and reading: owns a library in the school and organizes various reading activities. During the visit, the Princess read to the children of grade 1 and 2 the book “We … Continue reading

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Burglary At Dutch Royal Estate ‘De Horsten’

  January 27, 2016 at 5:17 pm by

Newspaper De Telegraaf reveals that Princess Margarita of Bourbon-Parma has become the victim of a burglary. The Princess lives on the Royal Estate ‘De Horsten’ in Wassenaar with her husband Tjalling Ten Cate and their two daughters Julia and Paola . King Willem-Alexander and his family live in Villa Eikenhorst on the same estate. The burglary happened a month ago. The thief was possibly looking for gold and diamonds as … Continue reading

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Belgian and Dutch Royals Attend EU Presidency Concert

  January 22, 2016 at 7:33 pm by

On the occasion of the start of the Dutch Presidency of the European Union, King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of Belgium along with King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of The Netherlands attended on Friday the official opening concert. The concert, held at the Centre for Fine Arts in Brussels, was performed by the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra that was led by the Swedish conductor Herbert Blomstedt. They played compositions by Wagner Prelude and … Continue reading

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Dutch New Year’s Receptions

  January 13, 2016 at 4:29 pm by

The Dutch Royal Family attended the Annual New Year’s Receptions on January 12 and 13. The first reception, on Tuesday, was held at the Royal Palace in Amsterdam. His Majesty King Willem-Alexander and Her Majesty Queen Máxima were accompanied by Their Royal Highnesses Princess Beatrix and Princess Margriet and Professor Pieter van Vollenhoven. At the reception were present Prime Minister Mark Rutte, Ministers, political leaders and members of the Dutch … Continue reading

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The Netherlands Takes Over the EU Presidency

  January 7, 2016 at 9:47 pm by

To mark the start of the Dutch Presidency of the European Union, today January 7, His Majesty King Willem-Alexander and Her Majesty Queen Máxima received the European Commission at the Royal Palace in Amsterdam. At the reception were present Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission, Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, other members of the committee and the Dutch Prime Minister … Continue reading

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Queen Máxima at the Horticultural Entrepreneur Award 2016

  January 6, 2016 at 2:47 pm by

Today, Wednesday January 6, Her Majesty Queen Máxima had her first engagement of 2016 at the presentation of the Horticultural Entrepreneur Award 2016 in the flower park Keukenhof in Lisse. This was the 30th edition of the award and theme this year was “Future proof business”. The winner was Ebben Nurseries, a producer of trees and other plants for the realization of green projects founded in 1862. Embed from Getty Images … Continue reading

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Queen Máxima attends the Prix de Rome 2015 Award

  December 18, 2015 at 11:01 am by

Yesterday, Thursday December 17, Her Majesty Queen Máxima was present at the ceremony of the award Prix de Rome 2015 at the Appel Arts Centre in Amsterdam. The winner of this year was visual artist Magali Reus, who received the award from Jet Bussemaker, the Dutch Minister of Education, Culture and Science. She was awarded a cash prize of 40,000€ and a work period at the American Academy in Rome. Magali Reus … Continue reading

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Royals at International Red Cross Conference in Geneva

  December 9, 2015 at 7:15 am by

A number of royals have attended the International Conference of the Red Cross and Red Crescent in Geneva. Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg, Hereditary Princess Sophie of Liechtenstein, Princess Margriet of the Netherlands and Crown Princess Margarita of Romania were all present for the opening of the conference, which sees delegations from the 190 International Federation of the Red Cross societies and countries which are Geneva Convention signatories come together to … Continue reading

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Dutch Royal Family Presents Prince Claus Award 2015

  December 3, 2015 at 9:00 am by

Yesterday, Wednesday December 2nd, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima along with Princess Beatrix, Prince Constantijn, Princess Laurentien and Princess Mabel attended the ceremony of the Prince Claus Award at the Royal Palace in Amsterdam. As Honorary Chair of the Prince Claus Fund, Prince Constantijn presented this year’s award to the Iranian photographer Newsha Tavakolian. Newsha Tavakolian was awarded for “for her beautiful and moving account of the complex and ambiguous … Continue reading

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Queen Máxima Visits Washington For Finance Forum

  December 2, 2015 at 10:23 am by

As special advocate of the Secretary-General of the United Nations for Inclusive Finance for Development, Queen Máxima attended the “Financial Inclusion Forum” in Washington on Monday December 1st. The Forum, organized by the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), was held at the building of the Department of the Treasury. View image | gettyimages.com Besides the Queen were present U.S. Secretary of the … Continue reading

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Queen Máxima Awards Prince Bernhard Culture Prize

  November 30, 2015 at 5:33 pm by

Today, Monday November 30, Her Majesty Queen Máxima handed over the Prince Bernhard Culture Prize 2015 at the Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ concert hall in Amsterdam. The award went to architect Francine Houben. Koningin Máxima reikt oeuvreprijs van @Cultuurfonds uit aan architect Francine Houben #cultuurfonds pic.twitter.com/CoJYUWkF2e — Koninklijk Huis (@koninklijkhuis) November 30, 2015 Francine Houben, born in Sittard in 1955, is a Dutch architect, founding partner and creative director of … Continue reading

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Dutch Royals Award Erasmus Prize 2015

  November 26, 2015 at 6:07 am by

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima along with Princess Beatrix and Prince Constantijn attended yesterday, Wednesday November 25, the Erasmus Prize Awards at the Royal Palace in Amsterdam. The theme of this year was “Digital culture and the dissemination of knowledge”. The King presented this year’s prize to the “Wikipedia Community”. Wikipedia received the award because “it has facilitated the dissemination of knowledge through a set at any accessible encyclopedia.” At … Continue reading

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Queen Maxima in Bangladesh: November 16-18

  November 19, 2015 at 12:52 am by

As a special advocate of the Secretary-General of the United Nations for inclusive finance for development and on invitation of the Government, Her Majesty Queen Maxima paid a visit to the People’s Republic of Bangladesh from Monday November 16 until Wednesday November 18. At the arrival at the airport in Dhaka, the Queen was welcomed by Mr. Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali, Foreign Minister and Atiur Rahman, Governor of Bangladesh Bank. Afterwards … Continue reading

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Queen Máxima in Turkey

  November 16, 2015 at 7:27 am by

As a special advocate of the Secretary-General of the United Nations for inclusive finance for development, Queen Máxima attended in Antalya, Turkey on Sunday November 15 the launch of the “SME Finance Forum’s Global Membership Network” during the G20 meeting. The Queen attended the launch along with Cevdet Yilmaz, Deputy Prime Minister for Economic and Financial Affairs of Turkey. The Finance Forum 2015 is the first annual gathering of senior leaders … Continue reading

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Remembrance Sunday Marked in Britain with Dutch Attendance

  November 8, 2015 at 3:15 pm by

Britain has honoured it’s war dead during a service at the Cenotaph in London, with Queen Elizabeth II leading the tributes. This year’s service was also attended by King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands. View image | gettyimages.com Two-minutes silence was heard across the country at 11am, before the Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh, the Dutch King, the Duke of Cambridge, Prince Harry, the Duke of York, the Princess Royal, the … Continue reading

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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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