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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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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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