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Swedish Official Visit to the Netherlands

  April 9, 2014 at 7:40 am by

On the invitation of King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima, King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia made a two-day official visit to the Netherlands last week. The reason for the visit was also the celebration of 400 years of diplomatic relations between the Netherlands and Sweden. Arriving in the early afternoon of Friday April 4, the King and the Queen of Sweden were welcomed by King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima … Continue reading

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Dutch King and Queen Welcome Chinese President

  March 23, 2014 at 6:37 am by

The Dutch King and Queen yesterday welcomed the President of the People’s Republic of China, Xi Jinping, for a two-day state visit that is the first state visit by a Chinese President to the Netherlands. President Xi and his wife, Mrs Peng Liyuan, arrived yesterday morning at Amsterdam Schipol International Airport, and were greeted with the traditional military guard of honour. King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima headed the welcoming committee. The … Continue reading

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Dutch Royal Family Participate in NL DOET 2014

  March 22, 2014 at 7:08 pm by

The Dutch Royal Family participated on Friday March 21 in the National Volunteer Day, NL DOET. King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima helped at the zoo Akkertje in Rijswijk. At this zoo, people with intellectual disabilities take care of the animals under supervision. The King, in the rain, helped out by placing poles along a ditch, along which later a fence was tensioned and he also painted. Queen Maxima worked with sandpaper … Continue reading

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Dutch Introductory Visit To Italy

  January 27, 2014 at 12:04 pm by

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima paid an introductory visit to Italy on Thursday January 23rd. The Royal Couple were received at Quirinale, the Presidential Palace by the Italian President Giorgio Napolitano. After posing for a series of photos, the Royal Couple had a private meeting with the President. After the meeting with the Italian President, King and the Queen met the Italian Prime Minister, Enrico Letta at the Palazzo Chigi, … Continue reading

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President Hollande Visits the Netherlands

  January 21, 2014 at 11:46 pm by

The President of the Republic of France, Francois Hollande, yesterday paid a visit to the Netherlands. President Hollande was greeted by King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima (who repeated the icy blue dress with large bell sleeves first seen in November last year) in the courtyard of Noordeinde Palace, where the King and President inspected a guard of honour before the national anthems of both nations - Wilhelmus and La Marseillaise - were played. The official … Continue reading

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200 Years Of The Kingdom Of The Netherlands

  December 7, 2013 at 1:42 pm by

The celebrations to mark the 200 years of the Kingdom of The Netherlands started on Friday, November 29th. King Willem-Alexander, in the Nieuwe Kerk, received the first set of three biographies of the Dutch Kings Willem I, Willem II and Willem III. On Saturday, November 30th King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima attended the recreation of the historic landing of Prince Willem Frederik that took place in 1813. Prince William Frederick … Continue reading

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Dutch Introductory Visit to Colombia and Venezuela

  November 25, 2013 at 7:28 am by

After visiting the sixth Dutch Caribbean Islands, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima paid introductory visits to Colombia and Venezuela. On Friday November 22th, the Royal Couple arrived at the El Dorado Airport in Bogota, the capital of Colombia. The King and Queen were accompanied by the Prime Ministers of Aruba, Curacao and Saint Maarten and also the Dutch Minister of Foreign Affairs, Frans Timmermans. At the Presidential Palace Casa de … Continue reading

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Official Visit to the Dutch Caribbean – Aruba

  November 23, 2013 at 11:33 pm by

The sixth and last stop of the Caribbean tour was in Aruba. Arriving in Oranjestad, the capital of Aruba, on Wednesday November 20th, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima were welcomed by the Governor, Fredis Jose Refunjol, and the Prime Minister, Mike Eman. After the inspection of the guard of honor by the King, the Royal Couple attended a reception held by the Government with the presence of the Councile of … Continue reading

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Official Visit to the Dutch Caribbean – Curacao

  November 21, 2013 at 11:09 am by

After a day’s break, the Caribbean tour continued in Curacao where on Monday November 18th, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima started a two day visit. The King and the Queen were welcomed in the Government Square by the Governor of Curacao, Lucille George-Wout. After the inspection of the guard of honor by the King, the Royal Couple went to the Parliament where they met the Prime Minister Ivar Asjes and … Continue reading

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Official Visit to the Dutch Caribbean – Bonaire

  November 18, 2013 at 10:48 pm by

On the fourth day of the Caribbean tour, Saturday November 16th, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima visited Bonaire. The Royal Couple arrived at 10 am from St Maarten at the Flamingo International Airport, and were welcomed by the Governor of the Island, Lydia Emerencia. The King and the Queen started their visit in the Island attending in the Wilhelmina Square some socio-cultural events, sport demonstrations and an awareness campaign for … Continue reading

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Queen Maxima’s Fashion In The Caribbean – Part 1

  November 18, 2013 at 2:48 pm by

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima started a 10 day visit to the Caribbean Island as part of the Provinces Visits to mark the inauguration of King Willem-Alexander. On day 1 of the visit, Queen Máxima wore a wide striped dress in pastel colours with a big wrap around her shoulders and a wide brim hat in the same colour see here. Later that evening, The Queen recycled a strapless printed layered … Continue reading

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Official Visit to the Dutch Caribbean – St Eustatius

  November 17, 2013 at 9:50 pm by

On Friday November 15th, third day of their Caribbean tour, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima visited St Eustatius. The King and the Queen arrived on the island in the morning at the F.D. Roosevelt Airport, where they were welcomed by Island Governor Gerald Berkel, his wife Camelia and members of the Executive and Island Councils. After a brief welcoming ceremony, the Royal Couple went to science fair in which participated … Continue reading

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Official Visit to the Dutch Caribbean – Saba

  November 16, 2013 at 4:23 pm by

The Dutch tour of the Caribbean islands continued on Thursday November 14th in Saba. King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima travelled from St Maarten to the Juancho Yrausquin Airport in Saba, which this year celebrates its 50th anniversary. The King and the Queen started their second day of the tour visiting the Spring Bay Heritage trail where, with the help of an archaeologist, they found out some of the archaeological highlights unearthed … Continue reading

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Official Visit to the Dutch Caribbean – St Maarten

  November 14, 2013 at 6:53 pm by

On Tuesday, November 12th in the afternoon, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima arrived at the “Princess Juliana Airport” in St Maarten. The couple arrived to start a visit to the six islands in the Caribbean which is part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The visit comes as part of the “Provinces Visits” to mark the inauguration of King Willem-Alexander. Ronald Plasterk, Minister of the Interior, accompanied them.  The tour started … Continue reading

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King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima Visit Russia

  November 12, 2013 at 6:26 am by

On Friday November 8th, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima started a two-day visit to Russia on the invitation of the Russian President, Vladimir Putin. The visit comes on the occasion of the closing of the “Netherlands-Russia Year”. They were accompanied by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Frans Timmermans, and the Minister of Foreign Trade and Development, Lilianne Ploumen. The Royal Couple arrived in the late afternoon in Moscow and were received … Continue reading

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Belgian Introductory Visit To The Netherlands

  November 10, 2013 at 5:32 am by

On Friday November 8th, King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of Belgium made an introductory visit to King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands. King Philippe and Queen Mathilde were received by the King and the Queen of the Netherlands at the Noordeinde Palace. The King and Queen of Belgium were accompanied by the Prime Minister Elio Di Rupo and the Foreign Minister Didier Reynders. After an audience at the Royal Palace, … Continue reading

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Dutch Introductory Visit to Sweden

  October 15, 2013 at 10:38 am by

October 14th, 2013 – Stockholm King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima of the Netherlands paid a one-day introductory visit to the Kingdom of Sweden yesterday. The Dutch King and Queen were warmly received at the Royal Palace in Stockholm by King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia. Also present in the official royal line up were Crown Princess Victoria with her husband Prince Daniel and her younger brother, Prince Carl Philip. Following … Continue reading

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Regency Plans Revealed in the Netherlands

  September 30, 2013 at 8:56 pm by

The Government Information Service in the Netherlands has today revealed their plans should King Willem-Alexander pass away before his heir, daughter Catharina-Amalia, reaches the age of 18. In such an event, Queen Máxima would become the regent for the Princess of Orange until she turns 18 in December 2021. The Queen would have parental authority over her three children – Princess Catharina-Amalia, Princess Alexia and Princess Ariane. She would also … Continue reading

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Dutch Introductory Visit To The Kingdom Of Spain

  September 21, 2013 at 4:18 am by

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands paid an introductory visit to the Kingdom of Spain on Wednesday September 18th. The Dutch King and Queen arrived for the one day visit at the Torrejon Air Base, where they were greeted by the Prince and Princess of Asturias. Their Majesties were accompanied by the Prince and Princess to the Zarzuela Palace outside Madrid, which is the residence of the King … Continue reading

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First Prinsjesdag with New Monarch

  September 19, 2013 at 4:21 am by

The official opening of parliament was celebrated on Tuesday in the Netherlands, the first Prinsjesdag for the new monarch, Willem-Alexander. King Willem-Alexander was joined by his wife, Queen Máxima, and brother and sister-in-law, Prince Constantijn and Princess Laurentien, for his inaugural speech from the throne. The royal party made their way to the Ridderzaal in horse-drawn carriages through the streets of The Hague. The King’s speech, in which he discussed the … Continue reading

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