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Queen Máxima in Nigeria For UN Inclusive Finance Role

  November 2, 2017 at 8:04 pm by

As special advocate of the Secretary-General of the United Nations for Inclusive Finance for Development, Her Majesty Queen Máxima of The Netherlands paid a three-day visit to Nigeria this week. On Tuesday, Queen Máxima visited the Subol Hospital in Lagos. During the visit to the hospital, the Queen was informed about the program that helps the poorest part of the population to apply for health insurance through the mobile phone. This … Continue reading

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‘World Without AIDS Award’ Awarded To Princess Mabel

  October 30, 2017 at 7:35 am by

The German AIDS Foundation has awarded this year’s ‘World Without AIDS Award’ to Princess Mabel of Orange-Nassau for her “tireless efforts” in “setting a strong example in the global fight against HIV and AIDS”. Princess Mabel has long been involved in charity work that involves the fight against AIDS, including her work with The Elders and Girls Not Brides. She will receive her award on November 4th, during the 24th Festival Opera Gala … Continue reading

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Prince Pieter-Christiaan Completes The Frankfurt Marathon

  October 29, 2017 at 8:07 pm by

Dutch Prince Pieter-Christiaan on Sunday participated in the Mainova Frankfurt Marathon, completing the 42km course in a time of 3hrs, 17 minutes and 49 seconds. The 45-year-old Prince came 298th in his age group with that time, and 2,163rd overall. Pieter-Christiaan ran the marathon with the ASICS Team. He shared several photos of his day on his Twitter page, including photos with the athletes who won the male (Shura Kitata Tola from Ethiopia) … Continue reading

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Dutch King Installs New Government

  October 26, 2017 at 9:51 am by

King Willem-Alexander has installed the new Dutch government at Palace Noordeinde in The Hague this morning. It is the first time that the king installs a government, though he did install several ministers who joined the previous cabinet after the abdication of his mother in 2013. The morning started with the King, the prime minister and the formateur signing the new royal decree. The ceremony is traditionally held at the … Continue reading

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Dutch King and Queen Visit the Eemland Region

  October 24, 2017 at 10:31 am by

Today, Tuesday October 24, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima paid a visit to the Eemland Region in the Province of Utrecht. The first stop was in the medieval gate Koppelpoort that is located in the old town of  Amersfoort where the Eem river begins. The King and the Queen were welcomed by the mayor of Amersfoort, Lucas Bolsius and Willibrord van Beek, Commissioner of the King in the … Continue reading

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Dutch State Visit to Portugal: Day Two

  October 11, 2017 at 10:27 pm by

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima started their second day in Portugal with a visit at the Champalimaud Center for the Unknown in Lisbon. This center, opened in 2011, has laboratories for high-quality biomedical research and an advanced clinic for the treatment of cancer patients. Then the Royal Couple went to the University of Lisbon where they attended a presentation held by the Portuguese and Dutch Foreign Ministers that was focused on … Continue reading

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Dutch King and Queen Begin State Visit to Portugal

  October 10, 2017 at 8:58 pm by

At the invitation of the President of the Portuguese Republic, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of The Netherlands began today, Tuesday October 10, a three-day state visit to Portugal along with Bert Koenders, Dutch Minister of Foreign Affairs, and Lilianne Ploumen, Dutch Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation. The Royal Couple was officially welcomed by President Rebelo de Sousa in the courtyard of … Continue reading

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Queen Máxima Attends Women Inc. Conference

  October 5, 2017 at 12:11 pm by

On Thursday October 5, Queen Máxima attended the conference “Gender & Health” organized by Women Inc. and held at the Rijtuigenloods Center in Amersfoort, in the province of Utrecht. During the conference were introduced the latest developments in research, prevention, diagnosis and treatment in gender sensitive health care. At the event were present physicians, health professionals, policy makers, scientists that signed an agreement in which they declared to remain actively engage … Continue reading

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Queen Maxima Opens the Exhibition “Ten Top Pieces on Tour”

  October 4, 2017 at 4:59 pm by

Her Majesty Queen Maxima of The Netherlands opened today, Wednesday October 4, a new exhibition at the Mauritshuis Museum in The Hague. “Ten Top Pieces on Tour” is a traveling exhibition with artworks from Rembrandt, Appel, Steen, Monet and Picasso that will be shown on tour in six different museums in the Netherlands every three weeks from 4 October 2017 until 25 March 2018. Starting in the Mauritshuis, the exhibition will … Continue reading

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New Portraits Released of Dutch Queen, Princesses

  September 30, 2017 at 3:04 pm by

The Dutch Royal Court released new portraits of Queen Máxima and her three daughters on Saturday, taken by photographer Erwin Olaf. The portraits – which show each of the four in close head-shots – are also part of an exhibition series Powervrouwen (Power Women) at the Jan Cunen Museum in Oss that opened today. Other portraits Mr Olaf has taken of Queen Máxima are also on display. Queen Máxima, the Princess … Continue reading

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Queen Máxima Attends World of Health Care 2017 Congress

  September 28, 2017 at 1:09 pm by

Dutch Queen Máxima was present at the World of Health Care 2017 congress held at The Hague’s Fokker Terminal on Thursday. The Queen – who wore a black and white floral dress with an A-line skirt from Natan that she first wore in 2013, with one of her signature turban headpieces – sat in on the “Let’s Go Global Health” panel, where Dutch healthcare professionals discussed the country’s “ambitions” for global … Continue reading

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Prinsjesdag 2017

  September 19, 2017 at 4:36 pm by

On Tuesday September 19, the Dutch Royal Family celebrated the traditional opening of 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. Princess Beatrix saw the procession of the carriages from the window of the Royal … Continue reading

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Queen Máxima Dons Floaty Florals For Children’s Cancer Centre Benefit Gala

  September 5, 2017 at 8:16 pm by

The Queen of the Netherlands this evening attended a dinner and concert at Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw held to raise money for the Princess Máxima Centre for Child Oncology.  Wearing a blue and white floral printed evening gown from Luisa Beccaria, Queen Máxima joined the audience for performances by Ali B, and Arthur and Lucas Jussen. The Queen also gave a speech during the event. Also attending was Princess Margarita of Bourbon-Parma and her … Continue reading

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King and Queen of Jordan To Pay State Visit To The Netherlands

  September 5, 2017 at 6:38 am by

Jordan’s King Abdullah II and Queen Rania will be paying a state visit to The Netherlands this coming November, it has been announced this morning. The couple have been invited by King Willem-Alexander to “confirm the excellent bilateral relations” between the two countries, with the aim of the visit to “widen and intensify economic cooperation”. King Abdullah and Queen Rania previously paid a state visit to The Netherlands back in … Continue reading

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Princess Laurentien Launches Literacy Week

  September 4, 2017 at 3:10 pm by

In her role as honorary chairwoman of the Reading and Writing Foundation, Princess Laurentien on Monday officially launched this year’s Literacy Week during an event at the Dutch Innovation Factory in Zoetermeer. The theme of this year’s Literacy Week is ‘A good deed is worth sharing’. In conjunction with this theme, a new store has been opened in the city – ‘Goede Daden Winkel’ – where people can go and … Continue reading

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Queen Máxima Visits Delft To Mark Anniversary of Kansfonds

  August 22, 2017 at 3:28 pm by

The Queen of The Netherlands was back on duty following the summer break today as she visited the city of Delft, to visit initiatives supported by Kansfonds to celebrate the organisation’s sixtieth anniversary. Dressed in a bright and cheery yellow, pink and black frock, Queen Máxima stopped at the Jessehof, an inter-faith centre that uses part of its space as a meeting place for the homeless, and people who suffer from social exclusion. Queen … Continue reading

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Queen Maxima’s Father, Jorge Zorreguieta, Passes Away

  August 9, 2017 at 5:53 am by

The Dutch Royal Court announced this morning that Jorge Zorreguieta, the father of Queen Maxima, passed away on August 8th in Buenos Aires. He had been suffering from a form of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma for some time. The Queen was in Buenos Aires alongside her mother and siblings for her father’s last moments. Mr Zorreguieta was 89 years old. King Willem-Alexander and the couple’s three daughters, Princesses Catharina-Amalia, Alexia and Ariane, … Continue reading

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Willem-Alexander and Máxima Attend Dedication of MH17 Memorial in Vijfhuizen

  July 17, 2017 at 2:20 pm by

The King and Queen of The Netherlands were present on Monday for the dedication ceremony of a memorial forest in memory of the 298 people killed in the MH17 disaster. July 17 was the third anniversary of the disaster. The memorial consists of a ‘forest’ of 298 trees, one for each of the victims, planted in the formation of a ribbon. A silver nameplate stands at the base of each tree, bearing … Continue reading

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Dutch Royals Host Summer Photo Session At The Kaag Lakes

  July 7, 2017 at 2:00 pm by

The King of the Netherlands and his family today participated in their annual summer photo session, this year held at the Kagerplassen, in Warmond. Arriving by boat down the Lakes, King Willem-Alexander, Queen Máxima and the three Princesses – Amalia, Alexia and Ariane – provided some “typically Dutch” photographs as they posed with a large windmill in the background across the water. King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima spent twenty minutes addressing the … Continue reading

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Pavlos and Olympia’s Milestone Birthdays Celebrated With ‘Revolution’ Bash

  July 2, 2017 at 7:19 am by

Last night, Crown Prince Pavlos of Greece and his eldest child, Princess Maria Olympia, were joined by scores of friends and family for a joint milestone birthday celebration at a sprawling manor in Gloucestershire. Prince Pavlos turned fifty in May, while Olympia will celebrate her twenty-first birthday on July 25. Among the guests attending the ‘revolution’ themed bash were Queen Máxima of the Netherlands, Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess … Continue reading

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