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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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Crown Princess Máxima in Mexico for G20 Meeting

  October 4, 2011 at 11:32 pm by

From September 30 to October 01, Princess Máxima was in Riviera Maya, Mexico, to be present at the activities of the G20 Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion (GPFI), as honorary chairman and United Nations adviser for inclusive finance. On September 30, The Princess opened the first GPFI G20 Forum with Mexican President Calderon. During the forum, Princess Máxima spoke to the participants at the conference, who were governors of central banks. … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Máxima: Two-Day Meeting in Washington

  September 26, 2011 at 9:31 pm by

From 23 to 25 September, Princess Maxima was in Washington to attend the autumn meeting of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank, in her role as special advocate for the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon. On Friday September 23, the Princess attended a forum titled “Financial Inclusion, Advancing the Global Challenge,” along with Dr. H.P.M. Knapen, the Dutch Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs. Princess Maxima also was … Continue reading

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Princess Maxima: Musical Afternoon with her Little Girls

  September 23, 2011 at 5:56 pm by

On Wednesday afternoon, September 21, Crown Princess Maxima went out with her three daughters Princess Amalia, Princess Alexia and Princess Ariane, to see the premiere of the Musical “Fantasia” in Amstelveen. The Musical is about the adventures of Geronimo Stilton. He’s a journalist and editor of the newspaper The Rodent’s Gazette and lives in New Mouse City on Mouse Island. Geronimo Stilton is the main character of a best-selling children’s … Continue reading

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Prinsjesdag 2011

  September 21, 2011 at 12:47 am by

Like every year, the Dutch Royal Family has celebrated the traditional opening of parliament: Prinsjesdag. The Royal Family left Noordeinde Palace in the Golden Carriage at 13:00, heading for the Knight’s Hall. The first to arrive at the Parliament Building were Prince Constantijn and Princess Laurentien, and Prince Margriet and Professor Pieter van Vollenhoven; followed by Queen Beatrix, who was accompanied by Crown Prince Willem-Alexander and Crown Princess Máxima. Present … Continue reading

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Van Vollenhovens at Red Cross Event

  September 13, 2011 at 5:28 am by

The adult members of the van Vollenhoven family yesterday attended a charity evening at the Carré Royal Theatre in Amsterdam, to mark the foundation of the Dutch Red Cross‘ ‘Prinses Margriet Fonds’ (Princess Margriet Fund). The guest of honour, Princess Margriet, arrived with her husband, Professor Pieter van Vollenhoven; three of the couple’s four sons, Princes Maurits, Bernhard and Floris, also attended with their respective wives, Marilène, Annette and Aimée. … Continue reading

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Princess Laurentien involved in Literacy and Education

  September 8, 2011 at 4:31 pm by

Princess Laurentien, as chairwoman of the High Level Expert Group on Literacy and UNESCO Special Envoy for Literacy, is often very interested about Literacy, Culture and Education. After returning from the Book Fair in China, attended other two events related to Literacy. On September 06, Princess Laurentien has visited the International School at The Hague. The Princess was accompanied by Mrs Androulla Vassiliou, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and … Continue reading

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Princess Laurentien at the 2011 Beijing International Book Fair

  September 3, 2011 at 6:33 pm by

Princess Laurentien was present at the inauguration of the 18th Beijing International Book Fair in Beijing, capital of China. The five-day book fair started on August 31 and will end on September 04. The Netherlands is guest of honour at this year’s Beijing International Book Fair. At the book fair in China, on August 31, Princess Laurentien launched the Chinese edition of her children’s book “Mr. Finney en de wereld … Continue reading

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Princess Amalia: Afternoon Out with Grandmother Beatrix

  August 21, 2011 at 9:39 pm by

Earlier this afternoon, Queen Beatrix, along with her grandaughter Princess Amalia, attended the final of the European Dressage Championships in Rotterdam. The Championships took place from 17 to 21 August in the Kralingse bos. Also present at the final was Princess Benedikte, sister of Margrethe, Queen of Denmark. Princess Benedikte was there as patron of the World Breeding Federation for Sport Horses. The Dutch dressage rider Adelinde Cornelissen, has retained … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Maxima’s Latest Activities

  June 1, 2011 at 5:10 pm by

On May 30, Princess Maxima was in the Beurs van Berlage in Amsterdam to attend the conference about “Impact Investing”. Crown Princess Maxima speech in her capacity as Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development by the Secretary-General of the United Nations. “Impact Investing” is investing in companies and projects with social and enviromental objective. The conference is being organized by SOCAP/Europe. Princess Maxima delivered the keynote address at the … Continue reading

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