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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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Dutch State Visits to Oman and Qatar

  March 13, 2011 at 3:44 pm by

Due to a political unrest, in consultation between Oman and the Netherlands, it was decided to postpone the state visit of Her Majesty Queen Beatrix to Oman. Despite this, Queen Beatrix, the Prince of Orange and Princess Máxima accepted a personal invitation by His Majesty Sultan Qaboos for a private dinner on Tuesday March 8th. On the afternoon of March 8th, the trio arrived at the airport in the Omani … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Maxima Back to Work

  March 5, 2011 at 11:10 am by

After spending the winter holiday in Lech with the whole family, Princess Maxima is back to her duties. On March 03, Princess Maxima was present in the Laurentius and Elisabeth Cathedral in Rotterdam to attend the awards ceremony of the Best Learning Company and Best Practice 2010 Trainer of the Netherlands. Colo, the association of cooperating centers for vocational education and industry, organizes the annual awards ceremony on behalf of … Continue reading

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Dutch Photo Session in Lech 2011

  February 19, 2011 at 10:53 am by

The Dutch Royal family attended a photo session in Lech this morning. The members attending were the Queen, her sons, the Prince of Orange and Princes (Johan-)Friso and Constantijn, her daughters-in-law, Princesses Máxima, Mabel and Laurentien, and her grandchildren, Princesses Amalia, Alexia and Ariane, daughters of the Prince and Princess of Orange, Countesses Luana and Zaria, daughters of Prince Friso and his wife, Mabel, and Countesses Eloise and Leonore and … Continue reading

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Queen Beatrix and Prince Friso Open “New Love” Center

  February 13, 2011 at 9:30 am by

On Friday February 11, Queen Beatrix along with Prince Friso were present at the opening of the “New Love” center in Amsterdam. “New Love” is a new multi-religious and cultural center and provides a platform for, among other studies, debate, philosophy, religion, music and theater. New Love is an initiative of the poet, theologian and priest Huub Oosterhuis and is housed in a monumental building that was totally renovated in … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Maxima visits a Primary School

  February 11, 2011 at 11:12 am by

On February 10, Princess Maxima was present at the closure of the project BizWorld at the Christoffel school in The Hague. BizWorld is an education system in which pupils in eight primary school playfully learn to set up their own business and deal with money. The “student-entrepreneurs” told Maxima about their experiences. Some companies have gone bankrupt or have students correct profit. The BizWorld Foundation wants children to be actively … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Maxima and Princess Mabel at Good Money Gala

  February 10, 2011 at 11:51 am by

On Wednesday February 9th, Princess Maxima spoke at the Good Money Gala of the National Postcode Lottery at the Singer Museum in Laren. Princess Mabel was also, unexpectedly, present. The Princess was present on behalf of The Elders. During this Gala, the amount distributed to charitable organizations by the lottery this year was announced. Stop Aids Now! received an amount of 8.8 million euros from the National Postcode Lottery. The … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Maxima Attended Two Events in Arnhem

  February 10, 2011 at 5:59 am by

On Tuesday morning, February 08, Princess Maxima paid a working visit to Food Banks. Princess Maxima learnt about the affairs of the food bank Arnhem, where all activities are carried out by volunteers. Topics that were discussed include the recruiting of volunteers, the amount of available products and the expiry dates of food. Princess Maxima finally got a tour of the warehouse of the food bank. The same day, Princess … Continue reading

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Princess Margriet, Princess Laurentien and Princess Astrid Attend Award Ceremony

  February 10, 2011 at 5:14 am by

On Tuesday February 08, Princess Margriet, Princess Laurentien and Princess Astrid were at the Royal Flemish Theatre in Brussels to attend the ECF Routes Princess Margriet Award. This award from the European Cultural Foundation (ECF), in collaboration with the Ministries of Education, Culture and Science and Foreign Affairs, was this year awarded to the artists Sejla Kameric and Kutluğ Ataman. Both laureates are artists and filmmakers, and they have been … Continue reading

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