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Queen Maxima Goes Back to Work After the Death of Her Sister

  June 19, 2018 at 12:14 pm by

Today, Tuesday June 19, Her Majesty Queen Maxima was back on duty two weeks after the tragic death of her youngest sister, Inés. The Queen paid a working visit to University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG) in Groningen for the opening of the proton therapy center. Initially Queen Maxima would have officially opened the UMCG Proton Therapy Center last June 8 but the visit was postponed due to the death of … Continue reading

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Dutch Royals attend ”Appeltjes van Oranje 2018”

  June 6, 2018 at 3:20 pm by

Today, Wednesday June 6, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima, along with Princess Beatrix attended the ”Appeltjes van Oranje 2018” award ceremony at Palace Nooreinde in The Hague. The theme of this year’s award was: “Young and socially enterprising”, focused on young people who are committed in the society. The winners of “Appeltjes van Oranje 2018” were: “Buddy to Buddy” from Zutphen, a foundation helps refugees and Dutch people … Continue reading

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Queen Máxima in India: May 28-30

  May 31, 2018 at 10:00 am by

As special advocate of the Secretary-General of the United Nations for Inclusive Finance for Development, Queen Máxima paid a three-day visit to India from Monday May 28 to Wednesday May 30. Queen Máxima spent the first day of the visit, Monday May 28, in New Delhi where she had several business meetings. The first meeting was at the headquarter of NITI Aayog, National Institution for Transforming India, a policy think tank … Continue reading

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Last Day in Luxembourg for Willem-Alexander and Máxima

  May 25, 2018 at 4:31 pm by

Today, Friday May 25, Dutch King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima completed their state visit to Luxembourg. Accompanied by Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa, the Royal Couple visited the headquarter of the Neobuild company in Bettembourg. Neobuild is a technological innovation pole for sustainable construction that “aims to facilitate technological innovation and support Luxembourg companies active in this sector”. En ce troisième et dernier jour de la visite d’État, le … Continue reading

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Dutch State Visit to Luxembourg: Day Two

  May 24, 2018 at 7:44 pm by

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima started their second day in Luxembourg today, Thursday May 24, with a visit to the Belval steel plant where blast furnaces were built in 1911. Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa were present as well. Belval was the site of Luxemburg’s biggest ironworks until 1997 when the blast furnaces were shut down. In 2001 an international urban planning designed by the Dutch architects’ … Continue reading

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Dutch King and Queen Begin State Visit to Luxembourg

  May 23, 2018 at 8:00 pm by

At the invitation of Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands started today, Wednesday May 23, a three-day state visit to Luxembourg. Upon their arrival at the Luxembourg Findel Airport, the Royal Couple was received by Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume and Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie. Then, at the Grand Ducal Palace, the King and the Queen were officially welcomed by … Continue reading

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Dutch Royals Attend the Red Ribbon Concert

  May 17, 2018 at 7:59 am by

Yesterday, Wednesday May 16, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima, along with Princess Mabel, were present at the Red Ribbon Concert held at the AFAS Live concert hall in Amsterdam. The Red Ribbon Concert was organized in connection with the upcoming AIDS 2018, the International AIDS Conference that will take place on July 23-27, 2018 in Amsterdam. Prior to the concert the Royal Couple and Princess Mabel paid a visit to … Continue reading

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Princess Margriet and Princess Laurentien Attend ECF Princess Margriet Awards 2018

  May 16, 2018 at 3:03 pm by

Today, Wednesday May 16, Princess Margriet and Princess Laurentien were present at the tenth edition of the European Cultural Foundation Princess Margriet Awards 2018 held at the Stadsschouwburg Theater in Amsterdam. The laureates of the tenth edition of the awards were: the cultural centre Borderland from Poland and the multidisciplinary research agency Forensic Architecture from the United Kingdom. According to the jury of the European Cultural Foundation, the winners were awarded … Continue reading

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Dutch Royals Attend The Four Freedom Awards 2018

  May 16, 2018 at 1:08 pm by

Today, Wednesday May 16, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima, along with Princess Beatrix attended the presentation of the Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedom Awards 2018 at the Nieuwe Kerk in Middelburg. The laureates for this year’s Awards were: for Freedom of Speech Mr Erol Önderoǧlu from Turkey, for Freedom of Worship Bishop Paride Taban from South Sudan, for Freedom From Want the Belgian conservationist Emmanuel de Merode, and for Freedom … Continue reading

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Dutch King and Queen Host Lunch for German President

  May 15, 2018 at 4:00 pm by

Today, Tuesday May 15, King Willem-Alexander received the President of Germany, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, and his wife Elke Büdenbender who are currently on a two-day official visit to the Netherlands. The President and First Lady were officially welcomed with a welcoming ceremony held in the courtyard of the Palace Noordeinde in The Hague. The King and the President inspected a guard of honour and the national anthems were played. #Bundespräsident Frank-Walter … Continue reading

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Queen Maxima Opens the Social label Lab

  May 15, 2018 at 1:51 pm by

Today, Tuesday May 15, Queen Maxima attended at the opening of the new Social label Lab in ‘s-Hertogenbosch. The Social label Lab is a workshop for Dutch designers and creators that, with the help of people with an occupational disability or a long-term unemployed, put together products, experimenting a new view of working, learning and participating with the power of design. The Lab, an initiative of Stichting Social label, a … Continue reading

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Dutch Royal Family Mark Remembrance and Liberation Day

  May 5, 2018 at 7:57 pm by

On May 4th and 5th, members of the Dutch Royal Family took part in the celebrations to mark Remembrance and Liberation Days. King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima, on Friday May 4th, Remembrance Day, attended a memorial service at the Nieuwe Kerk along with the Dutch Prime Minister, Mark Rutte. Afterwards, in the Dam Square, in the presence of members of the government, took place a wreath-laying ceremony at the National Monument in … Continue reading

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Koningsdag 2018 in Groningen

  April 27, 2018 at 7:15 pm by

The Dutch Royal Family has celebrated Koningsdag, the celebration of the monarch’s birthday, in the northern city of Groningen today. King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima and their three daughters Princess Catharina-Amalia, Princess Alexia and Princess Ariane, were joined by Prince Constantijn and Princess Laurentien, Prince Maurits and Princess Marilène, Prince Bernhard and Princess Annette, Prince Floris and Princess Aimée. “Op weg naar een zonnige #Koningsdag in Groningen. We kijken er … Continue reading

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King Willem-Alexander Launches The King’s Games

  April 20, 2018 at 9:09 am by

Today, Friday April 20, His Majesty King Willem-Alexander was present at the opening of the 6th edition of the King’s Game at the De Fliert Brede Primary School in Twello. The King had breakfast with 510 students coming from three primary schools. After the breakfast there was the performance of the ‘Kinderen voor kinderen’ choir. Then, in the presence of the King, started the activities planned for the event, including handballs, … Continue reading

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Queen Máxima Launches National Money Week

  March 12, 2018 at 5:41 pm by

This morning, Monday March 12, Queen Máxima attended the launch of the eighth edition of National Money Week and the seventh edition of the international Global Money Week 2018. The event took place at the theater De Koninklijke Schouwburg in The Hague in the presence of Arie Slob, Minister for Primary and Secondary Education and Media and the students of the elementary school De Fontein. The motto of this year’s … Continue reading

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It’s NL DOET Time For The Oranjes!

  March 10, 2018 at 2:29 pm by

Like every year, members of the Dutch Royal Family took part in the National Volunteer Day, NL DOET, on March 9 and 10. On Friday, Princess Beatrix along with Prince Bernhard and his wife, Princess Annette, volunteered in the children’s day center “Onder één Dak” in Amersfoort, in the province of Utrecht. The center hosts young people between the ages of 4 and 18 with intellectual disability to deal with daily … Continue reading

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Horticulture and Art For A Velvet-Clad Máxima

  March 7, 2018 at 3:13 pm by

Dutch Queen Máxima undertook several engagements on Wednesday March 7th. She first opened the World Horti Center in Westland, accompanied by Carola Schouten, Minister of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality. The World Horti Center is the knowledge and innovation center of the international greenhouse horticulture sector.  The center “reunites members of business, education, research and government in order to innovate, connect, create and inspire together”. Every year the center is visited by … Continue reading

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Annual Dutch Winter Photo Session in Lech

  February 26, 2018 at 3:30 pm by

The annual Lech photo session of the Dutch Royal Family took place today, Monday February 26, with King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima, along with their three daughters: Princess Catharina-Amalia, Princess Alexia and Princess Ariane. Despite the freezing cold temperature, minus 21 degrees!, the royal family posed for the photo opportunity in the presence of Dutch and foreign media gathered at the mountain station of the Rüfikopf, 2350 meters above sea level, … Continue reading

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Queen Maxima’s Working Visit in The Hague

  February 22, 2018 at 7:21 pm by

On Thursday February 22nd, Queen Maxima paid a working visit to the organization Schuldenlab070 in The Hague. Schuldenlab070, founded in July 2016 by the Municipality of The Hague and the inclusive platform Society Impact Foundation, aims to “find innovative solutions in order to help the households who are facing poverty and debt problems in The Hague”. The organization works in cooperation with 25 partners, including ING, Eneco, CZ, ADG Dienstengroep, AEGON, Rabobank, … Continue reading

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Princess Ariane Breaks Wrist During Skating Accident

  February 15, 2018 at 7:26 am by

The RVD released a statement this morning saying that Princess Ariane, the ten-year-old daughter of King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima, has suffered a broken wrist. The injury occurred on Sunday when the Princess was out skating, and was confirmed during a hospital visit on Thursday morning. Ariane has been fitted with a plaster cast, which she will need to wear for three weeks. Her doctor has said she will “probably” … Continue reading

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