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Old 09-14-2014, 11:45 AM
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King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima attended the celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Protestant Church in the Netherlands in Nijkerk today, September 14:



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** nijkerkerveen.org: Koninklijk paar viert 10 jaar PKN in Nijkerk **


** dpp gallery: King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima attend 10th anniversary Protestant Church **
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And a good time was had by all! What I like about Maxima is that she seems to have a knack for creating a relaxed and pleasant atmosphere wherever she goes. For her ability to relate to everyone around her I think of her as the best queen there is.
I think highly of EII, and do understand she is much older and a queen of another era.
I am more than happy for Queen Maxima to reign!:)
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King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima received David Johnston, Governor General and Commander in Chief of the armed forces of Canada, and wife for an audience at Noordeinde Palace today, October 27:



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King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima received David Johnston, Governor General and Commander in Chief of the armed forces of Canada, and wife for an audience at Noordeinde Palace today, October 27:



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Right. I'm clinging onto the thought that Maxima had taken off her black jacket off momentarily. If not; well, either she's cold or the others are sweating, and why a sleeveless dress with stockings in late October? - In the end, all I can say is that the dress is not good. - Maxima is my favourite of royals, but this outfit is not!
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King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima attended the jubilee concert of the Residence Orchestra in Den Haag this evening, November 21:



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** zimbio gallery: Residentie Orchestra 110th Anniversary **


** dpp: King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima at 110th anniversary Residentie Orchestra **
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King Willem-Alexander handed out the Military Order of William to Major Tuinman during a ceremony in Den Haag today, December 4. The 35-year-old Major is now Knight of the Military Order of William of the fourth class. Queen Máxima was present as well.



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** telegraaf.nl with video: Majoor Tuinman tot ridder geslagen ** translation **


** dpp gallery: King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima at ceremony Military Willems Orde **
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Nice that they are creating new knights in this order again. And also nice for the ministery of defence that they found another one after Marco Kroon, who received a lot of negative press due to his private life and has a court case coming up soon.
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It was a wonderful ceremony. Infantry Major G.P. ("Gijs") Tuinman, a former commander of the Special Forces (Corps Commando Troops) was visibly emotioned by the honour.

The King
Queen Máxima
The Minister of Defence, Mrs J.A. Hennis-Plasschaert
The Grandmastress, M.L.A. Baroness van Zuylen van Nijevelt-den Beer Poortugael
An Aide-de-Camp from the Regiment Grenadiers
An Aide-de-Camp from the Royal Marechaussee
An Aide-de-Camp from the Marines' Corps of the Royal Navy
arrive on the Inner Court for the ceremony:
http://www.refdag.nl/polopoly_fs/302...3324614444.jpg

Troops are assembled on the Inner Court in The Hague:
http://www.refdag.nl/polopoly_fs/302...4106130323.jpg

The King, guided by the parade commandant and escorted by one of his Aide-de-Camps inspects the assembled troops:
http://www.refdag.nl/polopoly_fs/302...1023741768.jpg

Major G.P. Tuinman (saluting) was lined amongst a detachement of his Corps Commando Troops:
http://www.refdag.nl/polopoly_fs/302...2518084721.jpg

"Major Tuinman, leave the ranks!" - the major steps forward and greets the King:
http://www.refdag.nl/polopoly_fs/302.../536887280.jpg

The King praises the brave gallantry shown in the most difficult circumstances and tells why the major has deserved this most rare decoration. Before receiving the knighthood, the major makes a solemn vow: "I solemnly swear to act as a true and loyal knight, ever ready to have my life at stake for King and fatherland, and to prove -with all what is inside me- to be worth this dignity, allowed to me by The King. So help me God almighty!"
http://www.refdag.nl/polopoly_fs/302...2284445710.jpg

The King makes the major a knight in the Militaire Willems-Orde by giving a firm pat on the shoulder:
http://www.refdag.nl/polopoly_fs/anp...4240089353.jpg

The King and his newest knight 1:
http://www.refdag.nl/polopoly_fs/302...3234430938.jpg

The King and his newest knight 2:
http://www.refdag.nl/polopoly_fs/302...3107131517.jpg

Also other knights in the Militaire Willems-Orde give a firm pat on the shoulder:
http://www.refdag.nl/polopoly_fs/302...3956968519.jpg

Three Knights in the Militaire Willems-Orde together:
Infantry Major Kenneth George Mayhew (The Suffolk Regiment), Knight MWO
Infantry Major Marinus Johannes Kroon (Corps Commando Troops), Knight MWO
Infantry Major Gijs Pepijn Tuinman (Corps Commando Troops), Knight MWO
http://www.refdag.nl/polopoly_fs/302...3298364381.jpg

The troops march past for the King and the new knight:
http://www.refdag.nl/polopoly_fs/302...3306400747.jpg

The ceremony has ended, the King and Queen invite the new knight for a reception inside the Hall of Knights:
http://www.refdag.nl/polopoly_fs/302...3342313058.jpg
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King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima visit the provinces of Groningen and Drenthe today, February 17, with the focus on social and economic developments by innovative solutions.



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On the programme are various visits, mainly to the peatland areas & inititiatives how to find employment there.

Curiously enough, the king and queen do not talk to people in the province of Groningen that are experiencing earthquakes due to the extraction of gas from the soil. It has been a hot topic for a long time and people are very upset as their houses are falling apart while the state does very little to help. Of course the king went to Groningen in May 2014 to talk to a select group of worried people.

And as a sidenote: somehow PPE was able to make 25 pictures of the queen and only 4 of the king (in the background on all 4).
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Thankfully that gallery has been updated in the meantime, including a few more pics of King Willem-Alexander, the imbalance of course remains


Here are some more pics of today's visits:


** pm gallery: Maxima, la reine du naturel **


** veendammer.nl gallery: Fotoserie: Koninklijk bezoek aan Veendam **


** refdag.nl gallery: Koninklijk paar bezoekt Veenkoloniën (fotoserie) **


** dpp: King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima visits Groningse en Drenthse Veenkolonien ** royalista.com article **


** gettyimages/zimbio: Queen Maxima of The Netherlands and King Willem-Alexander of The Netherlands Visit The North.. **
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Curiously enough, the king and queen do not talk to people in the province of Groningen that are experiencing earthquakes due to the extraction of gas from the soil. It has been a hot topic for a long time and people are very upset as their houses are falling apart while the state does very little to help. [....]
Most likely the royal couple have been advised to avoid the hot topic because it is an open nerve for people in Groningen and leads directly to "them high up there, in The Hague" and the King would find himself in a minefield by engaging into conversations about the moving soil (due to gas exploration).
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According to 'Een Vandaag' (Radio1) he already spoke several times with people in Groningen about the matter -mostly in private-, and he will continue to meet them. There was one protester with a sign about the gas/earthquakes but the king told him that today's visit was to pay attention to another topic.

The people that were interviewed were very positive about the king and queen. One of the themes was the installation of windmills which also raised a lot of protests as people regard it as sky pollution. The king and queen did speak to protesters for this matter and met some of them at their homes at the kitchen table.
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Royal couple will visit the region Groningen and Drenthe peat
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She is part of the house of Orange-Nassau and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands clearly finds her married name inspiring.
The Argentina-born Dutch royal, 43, cut a patriotic figure in her orange top as she visited the Veenkoloniaal Museum in Veendam with husband Willem-Alexander yesterday.
Maxima, who became Queen-Consort of the Netherlands in 2013, teamed her tangerine and grey Natan dress with matching orange suede court shoes and her favourite chunky jewellery.
Queen Maxima of The Netherlands steps out in bright orange | Daily Mail Online
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