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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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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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It’s NL DOET Time For The Oranjes!

  March 10, 2018 at 2:29 pm by

Like every year, members of the Dutch Royal Family took part in the National Volunteer Day, NL DOET, on March 9 and 10. On Friday, Princess Beatrix along with Prince Bernhard and his wife, Princess Annette, volunteered in the children’s day center “Onder één Dak” in Amersfoort, in the province of Utrecht. The center hosts young people between the ages of 4 and 18 with intellectual disability to deal with daily … Continue reading

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Annual Dutch Winter Photo Session in Lech

  February 26, 2018 at 3:30 pm by

The annual Lech photo session of the Dutch Royal Family took place today, Monday February 26, with King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima, along with their three daughters: Princess Catharina-Amalia, Princess Alexia and Princess Ariane. Despite the freezing cold temperature, minus 21 degrees!, the royal family posed for the photo opportunity in the presence of Dutch and foreign media gathered at the mountain station of the Rüfikopf, 2350 meters above sea level, … Continue reading

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The Royals in PyeongChang: Opening Weekend

  February 11, 2018 at 10:00 pm by

Following Friday night’s opening ceremony, the XXIII Olympic Winter Games kicked in to high gear over the weekend, with the first medals awarded and dozens of events held across PyeongChang and neighbouring Gangneung. Amongst the thousands of spectators were royals from the Netherlands, Monaco, Luxembourg and the UK. King Willem-Alexander, an honorary member of the International Olympic Committee, and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands were on hand on Saturday to congratulate three … Continue reading

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Dutch Working Visit to China Begins

  February 7, 2018 at 5:07 pm by

At the invitation of the Chinese President, Xi Jinping, His Majesty King Willem-Alexander and Her Majesty Queen Maxima of The Netherlands started today, Wednesday February 7, a two-day working visit to China along with Halbe Zijlstra, Minister of Foreign Affairs. Upon their arrival at the Beijing Capital International Airport, the Royal Couple was welcomed by the Chinese Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs. Later the King and the Queen were received by … Continue reading

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King Willem-Alexander Opens Jubilee Edition of The Hague Model UN

  January 29, 2018 at 1:50 pm by

On Monday, King Willem-Alexander officially opened the jubilee edition of The Hague International Model United Nations (THIMUN) at the World Forum. Thousands of high school students from over one hundred countries have descended on The Hague for the five-day conference that is being held this week, simulating the work and gatherings of the United Nations. Through debate and diplomacy, the students have an aim of reaching an “agreement on world problems … Continue reading

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King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima Open European Capital of Culture For 2018

  January 28, 2018 at 6:22 am by

Yesterday, Saturday January 27, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima participated in the official opening of Leeuwarden-Fryslân as the European Capital of Culture for 2018. The Maltese capital Valletta is also this year’s European Capital of Culture. To mark the starting of the events, the King and Queen rang the bells of the Oldehove Church which is located in the medievial centre of the city of Leeuwarden. During this year the province … Continue reading

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King Willem-Alexander Meets with the President of Panama

  January 22, 2018 at 2:50 pm by

Today, Monday January 22, His Majesty King Willem-Alexander of The Netherlands welcomed Juan Carlos Varela, President of Panama, at Noordeinde Palace for an audience. The President is currently on a three-day working visit to The Netherlands that aims to strengthen the relationship between The Netherlands and Panama. On the occasion of this visit, Queen Máxima, in her capacity as special advocate of the United Nations Secretary-General for Inclusive Financing for … Continue reading

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Dutch King Hosts New Year’s Reception At Amsterdam’s Royal Palace

  January 16, 2018 at 2:49 pm by

On Tuesday January 16th, the King of The Netherlands hosted the first of two traditional New Year’s receptions at the Royal Palace in Amsterdam. Several hundred guests from across Dutch society, the political sphere and the public administrative services attended the reception, as did forty representatives from the Dutch National Police, who were special guests this year. During his speech at the reception, the King personally thanked the police for … Continue reading

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Dressed For Success: King Willem-Alexander Visits Amsterdam Charity

  January 16, 2018 at 11:47 am by

Before hosting the first New Year’s reception of the year on Tuesday, King Willem-Alexander paid a visit to an Amsterdam charity that provides people looking for employment with appropriate attire to wear for interviews. The King visited Dress for Success, which is an initiative of the ‘Together Out of Poverty’ program established The Oranje Fonds, and met with staff who man the Amsterdam store, as well as clients who have taken … Continue reading

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First Royal Attendance Confirmed For PyeongChang 2018

  January 15, 2018 at 11:50 am by

The XXIII Olympic Winter Games will kick off on February 9th in PyeongChang, South Korea, and the first royal attendances have been confirmed. King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima of The Netherlands will be attending to cheer on Dutch athletes at the beginning of the Games: the King will attend from February 9th to February 13th, while Queen Máxima will only attend until February 11th. They will be present for the opening … Continue reading

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Dutch Royal Family Present Prince Claus Award 2017

  December 6, 2017 at 6:13 pm by

Today, Wednesday December 6, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima, Princess Beatrix, Prince Constantijn and Princess Laurentien, and Princess Mabel attended the 2017 Prince Claus Prize Award ceremony held at the Royal Palace in Amsterdam. This year the award went to the Brazilian filmmaker and rights activist Vincent Carelli and the Chinese new media designer and environmental activist Ma Jun. As Honorary Chairman of the Prince Claus Fund, Prince Constantijn presented … Continue reading

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Dutch King and Queen End Official Visit to the Dutch Caribbean

  December 2, 2017 at 3:11 pm by

On the third and final day of their official visit, Saturday December 2, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima were in St. Maarten. Upon their arrival to the Princess Juliana International Airport, the Royal Couple was welcomed by Eugene Holiday, Governor of St. Maarten, and his wife. Then the King and the Queen moved to the headquarters of the Red Cross where they met with students of Simpson Bay School. Following … Continue reading

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Dutch Official Visit to the Caribbean Continues In Saba

  December 1, 2017 at 5:26 pm by

The King and Queen of the Netherlands’ official visit to the Caribbean islands continued today, Friday December 1st, in Saba. On the occasion of the celebrations of the 42nd Saba Day, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima attended a church service held at the Christ Church in The Bottom, the capital of Saba, where they were welcomed by Jonathan Johnson, Lieutenant Governor of the island. The celebrations then moved to the … Continue reading

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Dutch King and Queen Begin Official Visit to the Dutch Caribbean

  November 30, 2017 at 10:44 am by

On Thursday November 30, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima started a three-day official visit to St. Eustatius, Saba and St Maarten, islands of the Dutch Caribbean. Upon their arrival at the F. D. Roosevelt Airport on the island of St Eustatius, the Royal Couple was received by Julian Woodley, Lieutenant Governor of St. Eustatius. Then the King and the Queen paid a visit to the St Eustatius Solar Park. This solar park … Continue reading

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Dutch Royals Present Erasmus Prize 2017

  November 29, 2017 at 7:12 am by

Yesterday, Tuesday November 28, 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 “Knowledge, Power and Diversity”. The King presented this year’s prize to Canadian scientist Michèle Lamont. Michèle Lamont, Professor of Sociology and of African and African American Studies and the Robert I. Goldman Professor of European Studies at Harvard University, dedicated … Continue reading

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