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Dutch Regional Visit to Schouwen-Duiveland and Tholen

  October 16, 2018 at 10:07 pm by

Today, Tuesday October 16, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima paid a regional visit to Schouwen-Duiveland and Tholen in the province of Zeeland. The first stop was in Renesse, a village located in the Schouwen-Duiveland municipality where the Royal Couple was welcomed by Han Polman, Commissioner of the King in Zeeland and Gerard Rabelink, the mayor of Schouwen-Duiveland. In Renesse the King and the Queen met with entrepreneurs and representatives of the … Continue reading

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Dutch Working Visit to the German Federal States of Rhineland-Palatinate and Saarland: Last Day

  October 12, 2018 at 2:05 pm by

Today, Friday October 12, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima completed their working visit to the German Federal States of Rhineland-Palatinate and Saarland. The Royal Couple was in the town of Völklingen where they paid a visit to Völklingen Ironworks, a former iron and steel factory that ceased its productions in 1986. Now the Völklingen Ironworks is a museum, an interactive science center, an exhibition space and a concert hall. Koning … Continue reading

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Dutch Working Visit to the German Federal States of Rhineland-Palatinate and Saarland: Day Two

  October 11, 2018 at 7:40 pm by

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima continued today, Thursday October 11, the working visit to the German Federal States of Rhineland-Palatinate and Saarland. In Trier, a city in the west of the Rhineland-Palatinate state, the Royal Couple paid a visit to the Porta Nigra, a large Roman city gate. Then they visited the High Cathedral of Saint Peter, a Roman Catholic cathedral and the Our Ladies’ Church. These three monuments are … Continue reading

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Dutch Working Visit to the German Federal States of Rhineland-Palatinate and Saarland: Day One

  October 10, 2018 at 8:46 pm by

Today, Wednesday October 10, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of The Netherlands started a three-day working visit to the German Federal States of Rhineland-Palatinate and Saarland. Upon their arrival, the Royal Couple was welcomed by Malu Dreyer, Prime Minister of Rhineland-Palatinate state, and her husband Klaus Jensen in the courtyard of the Staatskanzlei, the State Chancellery, in Mainz, the capital. After the welcoming ceremony the Royal Couple and the … Continue reading

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Queen Maxima in New York: September 24-26

  September 27, 2018 at 7:42 pm by

In her role as special advocate of the United Nations Secretary General for Inclusive Finance for Development, Queen Maxima was in New York from Monday September 24 to Wednesday 26 to attend several meetings and on the occasion of the annual General Assembly of the United Nations. On Tuesday September 25, the Queen attended a breakfast meeting organized by MasterCard in the presence of members of international companies, focusing on the role … Continue reading

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Prinsjesdag 2018

  September 18, 2018 at 4:54 pm by

The Dutch Royal Family has celebrated today, Tuesday September 18, the official opening of the parliament, Prinsjesdag. King Willem-Alexander was joined by his wife, Queen Máxima, his brother Prince Constantijn and his sister-in-law, Princess Laurentien. The Dutch Royals left Noordeinde Palace at around 13:00 heading to the Knight’s Hall in the Glass Carriage through the streets of The Hague. Dutch Queen Maxima & King Willem-Alexander, Princess Laurentien & Prince Constantijn … Continue reading

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Queen Maxima Visits the YETS Foundation

  September 13, 2018 at 5:11 pm by

Today, Thursday September 13, Her Majesty Queen Maxima paid a working visit at the YETS Foundation training center in Schiedam, in the province of South Holland. YETS Foundation received the ”Appeltjes van Oranje” last June, the annual award of the Orange Fund which is given “for initiatives successful with groups of people.” The Foundation, established in 2014 by the basketball player Peter Ottens, aims to “to support vulnerable young people … Continue reading

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Queen Maxima at the Opening of the GPFI Workshop

  September 10, 2018 at 2:42 am by

Today, Monday September 10, Her Majesty Queen Maxima, as Special Advocate of the Secretary-General of the United Nations for inclusive financing for development (UNSGSA) and honorary chairman of the GPFI, was present at the opening of the High Level Workshop on the Financial Inclusion of Forcibly Displaced Persons (FDPs) of the Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion (GPFI) of the G20. The workshop, held at the Spanish Court in The Hague, … Continue reading

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Princess Laurentien At Literacy Week Opening

  September 3, 2018 at 4:46 pm by

Today, Monday September 3, in her role as honorary chairwoman of the Reading and Writing Foundation, Princess Laurentien officially launched this year’s Literacy Week during the morning show “Your Day Is Good” of Jeroen van Inkel at NPO Radio 5. Literacy Week takes place from 3 to 9 September. Across the country nearly 1,000 libraries, municipalities, businesses, hospitals, schools and 70,000 people will be involved in activities that aims to … Continue reading

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King Willem-Alexander Presents The Military Order of Willem

  August 31, 2018 at 4:00 pm by

Today, Friday, August 31, King Willem-Alexander accompanied by Queen Maxima, handed out the Military Order of Willem to Major-Flyer Roy de Ruiter of the Royal Netherlands Air Force in a ceremony held at the Binnenhof in The Hague. The Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte and the Dutch Minister of Defence Ank Bijleveld were present. Roy de Ruiter was awarded “because of his policy, drive and courage at all times during … Continue reading

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Dutch Summer Photo Session in Wassenaar

  July 13, 2018 at 4:44 pm by

The King and Queen of the Netherlands today posed for their annual summer photo session at their home in Wassenaar. King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima posed in the gardens of Villa Eikenhorst along with their three daughters, Princesses Catharina-Amalia, Alexia and Ariane. During the photo shoot the Royal couple spoke briefly to the press gathered for the event. The Queen said that she received a lot of support following the … Continue reading

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Dutch King and Queen Visit Curaçao: July 1-2

  July 3, 2018 at 3:08 am by

At the invitation of the Governor of Curaçao, Lucille George-Wout and on the occasion of the celebration of Dia di Bandera, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima paid a two-day visit in Curaçao, the Dutch Caribbean. Upon their arrival, on the afternoon of Sunday July 1st, the Royal Couple went to the Fort Amsterdam, in Willemstad, where they were officially welcomed by the Governor. Afterwards they met with the … Continue reading

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Dutch King and Queen Visit the West-Friesland Region

  June 28, 2018 at 5:32 pm by

Today, Thursday June 28, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima paid a visit to the West-Friesland in the province of Noord-Holland. The visit began in the municipality of Hoorn where the Royal Couple was welcomed by Johan Remkes, the King’s Commissioner in the province of Noord-Holland and Jan Nieuwenburg, Mayor of Hoorn. The first stop was at the Oostereiland, an artificial island constructed between 1662 and 1668 in the … Continue reading

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Queen Maxima Marks the Anniversary of the Platform Wiser Money Matters

  June 21, 2018 at 12:13 pm by

As Honorary Chairman of the Platform Wiser Money Matters, Her Majesty Queen Maxima attended today, Thursday June 21, a symposium in The Hague organized to mark the 10-year anniversary of the Platform Wiser Money Matters. The Platform Wiser Money Matters is an initiative of the Ministry of Finance in collaboration with members of the financial sector, science, government and education, information and consumer organizations and aims to “join forces to … Continue reading

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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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