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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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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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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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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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Máxima’s Pretty In Pink As She Visits Northeast Flevoland With The King

  June 29, 2017 at 3:15 pm by

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima of the Netherlands today paid a regional visit to Northeast Flevoland, where they visited a number of towns and villages. Among the places the royal couple stopped in at during their time in Urk, Nagele and Dronten were the Port of Urk, its Maritime Education Centre, the factory of Staay Food Group, and the De Meerpaal multipurpose community centre. The Queen repeated the floral Natan skirt she wore to … Continue reading

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Dutch, Spanish Monarchs Host Foreign Leaders

  June 27, 2017 at 12:31 pm by

The Kings and Queens of the Netherlands and Spain both hosted foreign leaders at their respective palaces today. In Wassenaar, Dutch King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima gave an audience to Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India at their home, Villa Eikenhorst. Meanwhile, in Madrid, King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia gave a luncheon for visiting Slovenian President Borut Pahor at Zarzuela Palace.

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Dutch King Honours Veterans on The Country’s 13th Veterans Day

  June 24, 2017 at 5:04 pm by

Veterans Day was marked in The Netherlands Saturday, with King Willem-Alexander leading tributes to the servicemen and women who have served their country since World War II. King Willem-Alexander, with a white carnation – the symbol of Dutch resistance against German forces during the Second World War, “now the symbol of appreciation for all Dutch veterans” – pinned to the lapel of his military uniform, first attended a ceremony at the Ridderzaal … Continue reading

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Last Day in Italy for the Dutch Royal Couple

  June 23, 2017 at 10:29 pm by

Today, Friday June 23, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima spent the last day of the state visit in Milan. In the morning the Royal Couple visited the Rosanna Orlandi Gallery that was founded in 2002 by Rosanna Orlandi, an Italian designer and talent scout. In the gallery are working Dutch and international designers. Afterwards the King and the Queen went to the La Triennale Design Museum where took place … Continue reading

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Dutch State Visit to Italy: Vatican City and Milan

  June 22, 2017 at 9:11 pm by

Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima began their third day in Italy today, Thursday June 22, with a visit to the Holy See. The visit began at the Frisians Church, built in 1141 and adjacent to St. Peter’s Square that since 1989 is granted to the Dutch community in Rome. The Royal Couple was welcomed by Bishop Emeritus Antoon Hurkmans who gave to them an explanation about the history of … Continue reading

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Dutch-Italian State Visit Heads To Palermo

  June 21, 2017 at 7:22 pm by

On their second day of their state visit to Italy, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima went to Palermo, Sicily, in the south of the country. Upon their arrival the Royal Couple was received by the Mayor of Palermo, Leoluca Orlando, in Quattro Canti, an octagonal Baroque square in the city centre. Then, walking through the street of the city, the King and Queen, accompanied by the Mayor, visited Palazzo delle Acquile, … Continue reading

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Dutch King and Queen Kick-Off Italian State Visit

  June 20, 2017 at 8:10 pm by

At the invitation of the President of the Italian Republic, Sergio Mattarella, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima of The Netherlands, started today, Tuesday June 20, a four-day state visit to Italy along with Bert Koenders, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Lilianne Ploumen, Minister for Foreign Trade and Development. Upon their arrival at the airport of Ciampino, the King and Queen were officially welcomed by President Mattarella and his … Continue reading

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Dutch King and Queen to Visit Portugal In October

  June 2, 2017 at 7:10 am by

The Dutch Royal Court has announced that King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima will pay a state visit to Portugal later this year upon the invitation of the Portuguese President, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa. The couple will visit between October 10 and 12, accompanied by the Dutch Minister of Foreign Affairs, who will be running an economic mission parallel to the state visit.  

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Corps Diplomatique Gala Hosted at the Royal Palace Amsterdam

  May 23, 2017 at 8:33 pm by

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima of the Netherlands hosted on Tuesday evening a gala dinner at the Royal Palace in Amsterdam for the diplomatic corps. The King and Queen – who wore the Württemberg Ornate Pearl Tiara with her pale gold gown – were photographed arriving to the Palace ahead of the dinner, while Princess Beatrix, Princess Margriet and Professor Pieter van Vollenhoven were also seen upon departure. During the gala, King … Continue reading

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Royals Express Sorrow Over Manchester Attack

  May 23, 2017 at 7:36 am by

Europe’s heads of state have this morning expressed their sorrow and solidarity following the terrorist attack in Manchester last night, which killed 22 people when a bomb went off as people were leaving an Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena. Over 50 people were injured in the attack. Other royals also shared their messages of support on social media. Queen Elizabeth II this morning issued a message to the Lord-Lieutenant … Continue reading

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King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima Host Lunch for Mozambican President

  May 19, 2017 at 1:16 pm by

Today, Friday May 19, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima received the President of Mozambique, Filipe Nyusi, and his wife Isaura Nyusi who are currently on an official visit to the Netherlands. 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. … Continue reading

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Dutch Royals At “Appeltjes van Oranje 2017”

  May 18, 2017 at 2:14 pm by

This morning, Thursday May 18, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima, along with Princess Beatrix, attended the “Appeltjes van Oranje 2017” award ceremony held at the Palace Nooreinde in The Hague. The theme of this year’s award was “Strong Kids”, focused on vulnerable children. The winners of “Appeltjes van Oranje 2017” were the foundation Ervaringsmaatjes of the Stichting Informele Zorg (SIZ) from Twente that is taking care of people with vulnerability; the foundation Buurtgezinnen.nl from the … Continue reading

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