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Old 03-05-2015, 05:50 AM
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She has her own channel now . The new channel allows a short cut and therefore faster passage and is suitable for larger container ships.



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** telegraaf.nl video: Maxima opent kanaal 1 **


** dpp gallery: Queen Maxima opens Maximakanaal **


** refdag.nl gallery: Máxima opent Máximakanaal (fotoserie) **


** nos.nl: Koningin opent 'eigen' Máximakanaal ** translation **
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As expected, when she is not acting in her "pet topics" Orange Fund or the UN, then she dresses as a Queen. She looks wonderful.

The Máximakanaal is a deviation from the Zuid-Willemsvaart (South William's Canal, see picture) to lead ships, sometimes loaded with chemicals, petrol, gaz, etc. around the city of 's-Hertogenbosch (means: Bois-le-Duc, the Duke's Forest) instead of sailing through the populated city centre. On this picture you see the Zuid-Willemsvaart entering the city, alongside one of the citadels from the old fortifications. It is clear there is no possibility to widen the canal.

On the picture you see the old Zuid-Willemsvaart from 1826 and the connection to the new Máximakanaal from 2015. Of course, now the dykes with the yellow buldozers are now away, to let the water flood: see picture.

Picture: Queen Máxima waves to the public in Lock Empel (connecting the Máximakanaal with the river Meuse)

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Old 03-05-2015, 08:03 AM
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It is a tradition to name waterways and channels after members of the royal family. Her husband already has one, as do queen's Wilhelmina, Juliana and Beatrix, king Willem I, King Willem III, prince Johan-Friso and princess Margriet. There is even a small Queen Amaliakanaal already. For those without their own waterway there are two Oranje channels . Other infrastructural projects also often get names of members of the RF, tunnels, bridges, highway junctions and of course polders. Prince Pieter-Christiaan however has the dubious honour to have a ditch named after him.

The queen looks great btw, I wish she would never go outside without a hat.
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I like that tradition. It is a visible bond with the royal family.

This is the new Princess Amalia Port in Rotterdam. The Princess Alexia Port and the Princess Ariane Canal are parts of the same enlargement (Rotterdam Mainport extension project Maasvlakte II) which is still under construction.
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Some nice pictures and Maxima looks like she is wrapped up warmly with her lovely cape.
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It is named after her Máxima Channel this morning officially opened by Queen Máxima. The channel is a new waterway nine kilometers east of Den Bosch and runs from the Meuse to the South Willemsvaart in Den Dungen.

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Queen Maxima attended the 35th Nibud jubilee congress in Utrecht today, March 6:



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** koninklijkhuis.nl: transcript of her speech ** translation **
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Of topic, but needs to be said. Iceflower posts at very regular times. With the time change, Americans on the east coast/midwest know that when they see fresh, early-in-the-day Iceflower posts, they see fresh event pictures. It's just a lovely way to start the day. Without Iceflower, the Forums would be a lesser place, IMHO.

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Queen Máxima today spends much of the day in Utrecht by. This morning she held a speech on Nibud Jubilee Congress that exists for 35 years and this afternoon she will be a guest at a meeting of WOMEN Inc.

Queen Máxima speaking on Nibud Congress and attends meeting WOMEN Inc.
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Many many thanks for that, AdmirerUS! I'm so pleased and grateful to hear that!


** Pic 1 ** Pic 2 ** dpp gallery: Queen Maxima at Nibud jubilee **



Later today Queen Máxima attended a meeting of WOMEN Inc. in Utrecht:



** anp gallery ** dpp gallery: Queen Maxima at Women INC 2015 meeting **


** pm gallery: A Utrecht, une reine aux milles sourires **
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She has her own channel now . The new channel allows a short cut and therefore faster passage and is suitable for larger container ships.



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A funny clip from Bunte: Maxima & the lady in red, who makes the photographers panic; Máxima der Niederlande: Witziger Eklat beim Foto-Termin | Video auf BUNTE.de
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H.M.Queen Máxima launches Money Week 2015

Koningin Máxima geeft startsein voor Week van het geld 2015 - Het Koninklijk Huis

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Some more pics of today's launch can also be found here:


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** dpp gallery: Queen Maxima opens Money week 2015 **


** refdag.nl gallery: Koningin en staatssecretaris Dekker openen Week van het geld (fotoserie) **


** gettyimages/zimbio gallery: Queen Maxima Of The Netherlands Kicks Off Week Of The Money 2015 **
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Queen Máxima this morning at school OBS West Capelle aan den IJssel launched for the Week of money.

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As part of the Money Week 2015 Queen Máxima attended a lesson for children concerning money matters in Amsterdam today, March 13.



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Maxi always looks like shes having fun. I love her enthusiasm as Im not commenting on that hair.
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As part of the Money Week 2015 Queen Máxima attended a lesson for children concerning money matters in Amsterdam today, March 13.



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Queen Máxima attended a morning geldles at in the context of the Money Week 2015, where she Monday gave the go-ahead.

Queen Máxima visits geldles and art fair TEFAF

Foundation Crystal Living Together this morning gave a performance in multi-center Crystal in Apeldoorn. Queen Maxima came to listen and play along ..

Queen Maxima makes music with children
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Queen Máxima attended the show "My father, the expat & Oumi" about immigration by Nasrdin Dchar and filmmaker Abdelkarim El Fassi in Amsterdam yesterday, March 26.

Other visitors took some photos with their mobiles:



** fb pic** show.nl: Foto’s: Máxima bezoekt voorstelling Nasrdin Dchar ** translation **
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Apparently Dchar and his mother made a public declaration on youtube in Februari, asking the queen to attend the performance, which she obviously did.
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