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Concert Celebrating Máxima’s Fortieth Birthday

  May 29, 2011 at 7:07 am by

While her actual birthday is on May 17th, Princess Máxima celebrated her fortieth birthday this past Friday with a concert performed by the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. The Princess is patron of the orchestra. The event took place at the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, and was attended by a lovely selection of royals who are family and friends of the Princess and her husband, the Prince of Orange. Also in attendance were naturally … Continue reading

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Princess Maxima at Work after her 40th Birthday

  May 20, 2011 at 4:35 pm by

On May 18, the day after her 40th birthday, Princess Maxima was back at work. Princess Maxima was in IJmuiden to be present at the Money Matters parade. The parade is a traveling interactive exhibition for young and old financial awareness, on how to manage money. The Princess played with a group of children from elementary with a game made to make the children aware about the financial risk. The … Continue reading

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New Portraits to Mark Máxima’s 40th Birthday

  May 17, 2011 at 5:26 am by

Her Royal Highness Princess Máxima of the Netherlands today celebrates her fortieth birthday. To mark the occassion, the Princess gave an interview and photo session with Dutch newspaper magazine AD. A series of portraits were taken in late April by Dutch photographer Erwin Olaf, at Noordeinde Palace. The collection of portraits features both formal gala and informal images, representing the facets of the Princess’ professional life. The editor of AD, … Continue reading

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Dutch Royals attended Remembrance and Liberation Day

  May 8, 2011 at 4:51 pm by

On May 04, the Queen along with Prince Willem-Alexander, Princess Maxima and Prime Minister Rutte were present at the Nieuwe Kerk in Amsterdam to take part at the National Remembrance Service. Later they’re moved to the Dam Square to lay a wreaths at the National Monuments. Were present various government officials and Members of Parliament. The same day, Princess Margriet and Prof.Pieter van Vollenhoven were in Rhenen to take part … Continue reading

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Dutch State Visit to Germany, Day 4

  April 16, 2011 at 3:47 pm by

On April 15, Queen Beatrix, Crown Prince Willem-Alexander and Crown Princess Maxima spent their last day in Germany. The Dutch Royals were in the German state of North Rhein-Westphalia, welcomed by the Govenor, Hannelore Kraft. The Queen, the Prince of Orange and Princess Maxima visited the former coal mine Zeche Zollverein in Essen, now the Red Dot Design Museum. Here they signed the Golden Book of the city Essen. At … Continue reading

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State Visit to Germany, Day 3

  April 15, 2011 at 6:22 pm by

On the third day of their visit, Queen Beatrix and the Crown Prince Couple were in Dresden, the capital of Saxony. Welcomed by the Prime Minister of Saxony, Stanislaw Tillich, the Dutch Royals started the day by visiting the Frauenkirche Cathedral. This Cathedral was rebuilt in 2005, after the destruction which occurred during the Second World War and is regarded as symbol of peace and reconciliation. Later in the afternoon, … Continue reading

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Dutch State Visit to Germany, Day 2

  April 15, 2011 at 9:32 am by

On the second day of the State Visit, Queen Beatrix, Crown Prince Willem-Alexander and Crown Princess Maxima have a met with the Mayor of Berlin, Klaus Wowereit, at the Adlon Hotel. Then the Dutch Royals visited a television tower, a building 368 metres high, at Alexanderplatz. Later in the morning Princess Maxima, along with Mrs Bettina Wulff, made a visit to the Friedensburg secondary school. They attended a lesson on … Continue reading

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Dutch State Visit to Germany, Day 1

  April 15, 2011 at 8:35 am by

Queen Beatrix, along with Crown Prince Willem-Alexander and Crown Princess Maxima, started on April 12 a State Visit to Germany that will end on April 15. The Dutch Royals are accompanied by the Minister of Foreign Affairs Rosenthal, the Foreign Affairs Secretary Knapp and the Minister for Economic Affairs, Agriculture and Innovation Verhagen. On Tuesday April 12 the Dutch Royals were welcomed by German President Christian Wulff and his wife, … Continue reading

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First School Day for Princess Ariane

  April 11, 2011 at 2:10 pm by

On Monday April 11, just one day after her fourth birthday, Princess Ariane started her first day of school. Princess Ariane was accompanied to the public school Bloemcamp in Wassenaar by her parents Prince Willem-Alexander and Princess Maxima, along with her two older sisters Princess Amalia and Princess Alexia, who also attend the school. Princess Ariane will study in class 1A and her teachers will be Carla (on Mondays) and … Continue reading

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Dutch Official Visit to Vietnam, Day 4

  March 31, 2011 at 4:07 pm by

Today, March 31, Crown Prince Willem-Alexander and Crown Princess Maxima spent their last day in Vietnam. The Prince of Orange attended the presentation of the digital design table of the Mekong Deltaplan in Ho Chi Minh City. Princess Maxima and Mr Bleacher the Secretary for Economic Affairs, Agriculture and Innovation, were present at a seminar “Livestock and Food Safety.” The official visit of Prince Willem-Alexander and Princess Maxima ended with … Continue reading

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Dutch Official Visit to Vietnam, Day 3

  March 30, 2011 at 3:22 pm by

On March 30 Crown Prince Willem-Alexander and Crown Princess Maxima started their visit in Ho Chi Min City. In the morning, the Prince of Orange visited the People’s Committee of Ho Chi Minh City, where cooperation agreements between the municipalities of Rotterdam and Ho Chi Minh City and the CBI (Centre for Promotion of Imports from developing countries) and VEXA (Association Vietnamese exporters) have been signed. Afterwards, Prince Willem-Alexander visited … Continue reading

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Dutch Official Visit to Vietnam, Day 2

  March 29, 2011 at 4:18 pm by

On the 2nd day of their four-day visit to Vietnam, Prince Willem-Alexander attended a seminar “Port of Rotterdam”, where the Port of Rotterdam presented their business model to Vietnamese authorities. Then the Prince of Orange and Mr Atsma, State Secretary for Infrastructure and Environment, were present at the meeting on climate change and water management. Afterwards, Prince Willem-Alexander and Princess Maxima visited the Temple of Literature, formerly the oldest university … Continue reading

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Dutch Official Visit to Vietnam, Day 1

  March 28, 2011 at 3:15 pm by

Crown Prince Willem-Alexander and Crown Princess Maxima have started today, March 28, an official visit in Vietnam that will end on March 31. Prince Willem-Alexander and his wife will spend the first two days in the capital Hanoi and then two days in Ho Chi Minh City. The purpose of the trip is to strengthen the economic relations between the Netherlands and Vietnam. The Crown Princely Couple is accompanied by … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Maxima in Utrecht

  March 25, 2011 at 1:40 pm by

On March 23, Princess Maxima attended the inaugural lecture by Professor Atul Kumar at the Academy Building of Utrecht University. Mr. Kumar has been nominated by the Trustees of the Prince Claus Chair in Development and Equity by the Executive Board of Utrecht University to be a part of at the Prince Claus Chair. For the next two years, he will be engaged in climate research. Atul Kumar (1977) is … Continue reading

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German One-Day Visit to the Netherlands

  March 24, 2011 at 10:11 am by

On Wednesday March 23, the German President, Christian Wulff, and his wife Bettina made a visit to Netherlands. In the morning, the Frau Wulff opened the 62nd edition of the annual flower exhibition of Keukenhof in Lisse. Accompanied by her husband and Prince Willem-Alexander, she had a tulip named after her: the Tulip Bettina Wulff. The German Presidential Couple visited the exhibition because “Germany, Land of Poets and Thinkers” is … Continue reading

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Crown Prince Willem-Alexander attends UN World Water Day Conference

  March 23, 2011 at 4:03 pm by

On March 21 and 22, Prince Willem-Alexander was in Cape Town, South Africa on the occasion of the celebration of World Water Day 2011. The theme this year was Water for Cities: Responding to the Urban Challenge. In Cape Town, the Prince of Orange was present at several events like the final of the ‘Moola for Amanzi “, where five teams of talented young professionals and students presented business concepts … Continue reading

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Princess Laurentien Opened an Exhibition

  March 22, 2011 at 9:51 am by

On Sunday March 20, Princess Laurentien inaugurated the new exhibition about ‘Kikker’ (Frog) at the Children’s Museum. The opening was also to celebrate the end of the renovation of the Children’s Museum. The exhibition is inspired by ‘Kikker’, the main character from the works of writer and illustrator Max Velthuijs (1923-2005). ‘Kikker’ is one of the permanent exhibitions at the Children’s Museum. In the exhibition, children literally step into Kikker’s … Continue reading

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Dutch Royal Family Participate in NL DOET 2011

  March 21, 2011 at 2:58 pm by

The Dutch Royal family participated in the national voluntary action NL DOET on March 18 and 19, 2011.The official press release from the RVD can be found HERE. NL DOET is organised by the Orange Fund. The Prince of Orange and Princess Máxima are the patrons of the fund. The official website of NL DOET can be found HERE and the official website of the Orange Fund can be found … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Maxima attended a conference

  March 17, 2011 at 7:35 am by

On March 16th, Crown Princess Maxima was present in Utrecht to take part in the conference “Youth and Money” by the Foundation “Know What Do You Spend”. During this event, the foundation has presented the results of an extensive study conducted by Motivaction to money types among young people (money mindsets). Princess Maxima received the first copy of the book money mindset. In addition, the Princess took part in one … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Maxima Visits an Elderly Care Center

  March 15, 2011 at 5:05 pm by

On Tuesday March 15, Princess Maxima was in Zutphen to attend the opening of the “Lunette Suftene”, a new building that includes apartments and group homes care for people that suffering with dementia. The Princess has met at the Lunette residents and staff. After the opening Princess Maxima got a tour of the new building and also an art exhibition visit. Besides accommodation for the elderly and the elderly Lunette … Continue reading

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