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King Willem Alexander and Queen Maxima join British royals at Ascot

  June 19, 2019 at 1:36 am by

On June 18, King Willem Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands joined the British royals for the first day of the annual horse races at Royal Ascot in Berkshire. The Dutch king and queen have been in England since Sunday, as they also attended the Order of the Garter ceremony at Windsor Castle on June 17. Also at Ascot this year was the Queen, the Prince of Wales and … Continue reading

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Last Day in Ireland for the Dutch King and Queen

  June 14, 2019 at 3:27 pm by

Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima started their third and last day in Ireland, on Friday June 14, in Cork, a city in south-west Ireland. Upon the arrival the Royal Couple was officially welcomed by Cllr. John Sheehan, the Mayor of the city, in the town hall. Then the King and the Queen sailed from Cork to Cobh, where they were informed about recent and future port development and … Continue reading

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Dutch State Visit to Ireland: Day Two

  June 13, 2019 at 4:20 pm by

The second day of the state visit, on Thursday June 13, started with a reception held by the Lord Mayor of Dublin, Paul McAluiffe. In the Mansion House, official residence of the Lord Mayor, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima signed the town’s guest book and the King gave a speech that praised Dublin for being “a great attraction for people from all over the world, and certainly also … Continue reading

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Dutch King and Queen Begin State Visit to Ireland

  June 13, 2019 at 1:30 am by

At the invitation of President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima started today, Wednesday June 12, a three-day state visit to Ireland. Upon their arrival in Dublin the Royal Couple was welcomed by President Higgins and his wife Sabina Higgins at Áras an Uachtaráin, the president’s official residence. The King inspected the guard of honor and then, along with the Queen, following an Irish … Continue reading

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Dutch King and Queen Visit the Betuwe Region

  May 30, 2019 at 7:20 am by

Yesterday, Wednesday May 29, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander adn Queen Maxima paid a visit to the Betuwe Region in the province of Gelderland. The visit started at the Town Hall of Opheusden where the Royal Couple was received by Mr. JCGM Berends, the King’s Commissioner for the province of Gelderland. Afterwards the King and the Queen visited the Tree Center Opheusden (TCO), a trade association of avenue tree growers. During … Continue reading

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Dutch Working Visit to the German Federal States of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and Brandenburg: Last Day

  May 22, 2019 at 3:28 pm by

Today, Wednesday May 22, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima started their third and last day of the working visit with the official reception by the Prime Minister of Brandenburg Dietmar Woidke and his wife at the State Chancellery of Brandenburg in Potsdam. Then the Royal Couple paid a visit to the Albert Einstein Science Park which includes the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK), the German Research … Continue reading

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Dutch Working Visit to the German Federal States of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and Brandenburg: Days One-Two

  May 22, 2019 at 1:59 am by

Yesterday, Monday May 20, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima started a three-day working visit to the German Federal States of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and Brandenburg. Upon thei arrival the King and the Queen were welcomed by Manuela Schwesig, Prime Minister of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, and her husband Stefan Schwesig at the State Chancellery in Schwerin, the capital. After the welcoming ceremony the Royal Couple and the Presidential Couple, inside the palace, had … Continue reading

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Dutch Royals Attend Remembrance and Liberation Day

  May 5, 2019 at 1:32 pm by

On May 4th and 5th, members of the Dutch Royal Family attended the Remembrance and Liberation Day commemorations. Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima, on Saturday May 4th, Remembrance Day, attended a memorial service at the Nieuwe Kerk along with the Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte. On the same day, Princess Margriet, along with Prof. Pieter van Vollenhoven and Prince Pieter Christiaan, attended the commemoration at the Military Cemetery … Continue reading

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Dutch Royal Family Participate in NL DOET 2019

  March 17, 2019 at 2:54 pm by

The Dutch Royal Family participated in the National Volunteer Day, NL DOET, over the weekend. On Friday March 15, King Willem-Alexander helped at the De Veenweide children’s farm in Soest, a municipality in the province of Utrecht. The King helped with the construction of a fairytale garden. Queen Máxima missed this year’s the National Volunteer Day because last week she “underwent a small, planned medical procedure” and she had to … Continue reading

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Dutch Working Visit to Bremen, Germany

  March 6, 2019 at 6:23 pm by

Today, Wednesday March 6, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima paid a working visit to the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen in Northern Germany. Upon their arrival at the Bremen airport the Royal Couple was welcomed by the President of the Senate and Mayor Carsten Sieling and his wife Alexia Sieling. Then they visited the headquarter of the Airbus Defense & Space, an international company of aerospace industry. The … Continue reading

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Dutch Photo Session in Lech

  February 25, 2019 at 8:56 am by

This morning, the Dutch Royal Family attended the traditional photo session in the Austrian skiing resort of Lech to mark the start of their winter holiday. This year, along with King Willem-Alexander, Queen Maxima and their three daughters, Princess Catharina-Amalia, Princess Alexia and Princess Ariane, were also present Princess Beatrix, Prince Constantijn, Princess Laurentien and their children, Countesses Eloise and Leonore and Count Claus-Casimir. On a beautiful sunny day, the … Continue reading

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State Visit from Cabo Verde to the Netherlands – Last Day

  December 11, 2018 at 11:52 pm by

The President of the Republic of Cabo Verde, Jorge Carlos de Almeida Fonseca, started the second and last day in the Netherlands with meetings with the President of the Senate of the States General and the President of the House of Representatives of the States General and then he visited the International Court of Justice and the International Criminal Court. The President was also received by the Dutch Prime Minister … Continue reading

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State Visit from Cabo Verde to the Netherlands – Day One

  December 10, 2018 at 10:38 pm by

At the invitation of King Willem-Alexander, the President of the Republic of Cabo Verde, Jorge Carlos de Almeida Fonseca and his wife, Lígia Dias Fonseca started yesterday, Monday December 10, a two-day state visit to the Netherlands. King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima officially received the President and his wife with a welcoming ceremony held at Dam Square in Amsterdam. The King and the President inspected a guard of honor and … Continue reading

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Dutch Royal Family Present Prince Claus Award 2018

  December 7, 2018 at 3:23 am by

Yesterday, Thursday December 6, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima, Princess Beatrix, Prince Constantijn and Princess Mabel attended the 2018 Prince Claus Prize Award ceremony held at the Royal Palace in Amsterdam. This year the award went to the Market Photo Workshop, a training institute and cultural platform from South Africa. As Honorary Chairman of the Prince Claus Fund, Prince Constantijn presented the award. Market Photo Workshop was founded in 1989 … Continue reading

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Dutch Royals Present Erasmus Prize 2018

  November 27, 2018 at 9:24 am by

Today, Tuesday November 27, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima, along with Princess Beatrix, attended the Erasmus Prize Awards at the Royal Palace in Amsterdam. The theme of this year was “The Power of Investigative Journalism”. The King presented this year’s prize to the American journalist and writer Barbara Ehrenreich. Barbara Ehrenreich is an American journalist, political activist and author of 21 books and she is best known for her 2001 … Continue reading

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Dutch King and Queen Host Lunch for Austrian President

  November 14, 2018 at 2:33 am by

Today, Wednesday November 14, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima received the President of Austria, Alexander Van der Bellen, and his wife Doris Schmidauer. 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. Inside the palace took place a … 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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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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