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Belgian State Visit to The Netherlands – Day Two

  November 29, 2016 at 8:16 pm by

The second day of the state visit started today, Tuesday November 29, with separate events for the Royal Couples. His Majesty King Philippe began the day with a visit at the headquarter of the ESA / ESTEC in Noordwijk. The ESA / ESTEC is the largest European Space Agency’s main technology development and test centre. Later the King had several institutional meetings: he was received by Mrs. Ankie Broekers-Knol, Chairman of … Continue reading

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Belgian State Visit to the Netherlands – Day One

  November 28, 2016 at 8:58 pm by

This morning, Monday November 28, Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde began a three-day state visit to The Netherlands. Upon their arrival the Royal Couple was officially welcomed by Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima with a welcoming ceremony held in the Dam Square outside the Royal Palace. King Willem-Alxeander and King Philippe inspected the guard of honour. The Belgian Royal Couple also laid a wreath at the National Monument … Continue reading

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Dutch State Visit to New Zealand: Last Day, Auckland

  November 9, 2016 at 9:36 am by

Today, Wednesday November 9, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima completed their state visit in the city of Auckland. The day began with a visit to the Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki where the Royal Couple viewed two engraved drawings made by two Dutch artists, Frederik Ottens and Isaac Gilsemans, that represent the discovery of Tasmania, New Zealand and several Pacific Islands by the Dutch seafarer, explorer, and … Continue reading

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Dutch State Visit to New Zealand: Day 2, Christchurch

  November 8, 2016 at 12:20 pm by

Today, Tuesday November 8, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima spent the second day of their state visit to New Zealand in Christchurch. The day started with a visit to the Willowbank Wildlife Reserve, a wildlife park and nature reserve that is dedicated to the protection from the extinction of the kiwi, a New Zealand native bird. The Royal Couple met a kiwi bird and were informed about the … Continue reading

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Dutch State Visit to New Zealand: Day 1, Wellington

  November 7, 2016 at 6:20 pm by

At the invitation of the Governor-General of New Zealand, Dame Patsy Reddy, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima began today, Monday November 7, a three-day state visit to New Zealand along with Bert Koenders, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Henk Kamp, Minister of Economic Affairs. The Royal Couple were officially welcomed at Government House in Wellington with a traditional Maori ceremony with the performance of a pōwhiri, a traditional … Continue reading

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Dutch State Visit to Australia: Last Day, Brisbane

  November 4, 2016 at 12:44 pm by

Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima spent their last day of the state visit today, Friday November 4, in the city of Brisbane. Arriving in the city yesterday evening, the King and the Queen began their visit this morning at Government House where they were officially welcomed by Paul de Jersey, Governor of the Queensland, and his wife Kaye. Then the signing of the Guest Book took place a meeting along … Continue reading

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Dutch State Visit to Australia: Day 4, Sydney

  November 3, 2016 at 3:04 pm by

On Thursday November 3, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima started their fourth day of the state visit to Australia with a business meeting along with the Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency (NFIA), an agency that works together with the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and aims to assist companies that want to invest in the Netherlands. Afterwards the Royal Couple was received by David Hurley, the Governor of the … Continue reading

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Dutch State Visit to Australia: Day 3, Canberra and Sydney

  November 2, 2016 at 1:43 pm by

Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima began their third day in Australia today, Wednesday November 2nd, paying a visit to the Australian War Memorial in Camberra. The Royal Couple laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, placed poppies on the wall of remembrance and then met veterans from World War II and the ISAF mission in Afghanistan. Koningspaar legt krans bij @AWMemorial en ontmoet Australische en … Continue reading

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Dutch State Visit to Australia: Day 2

  November 1, 2016 at 7:51 am by

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima began the second day of the state visit today, Tuesday November 1st, by visiting the headquarters of Royal Dutch Shell, the Dutch multinational oil and gas company. During the visit the King and the Queen were informed about Shell’s Prelude gas project, a construction of the world’s first floating liquefied natural gas in the north west of Australia that will help to unlock new energy … Continue reading

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Dutch Royal Couple Begin Their State Visit to Australia, First Stop: Perth

  October 31, 2016 at 12:01 pm by

At the invitation of the Governor General of Australia, Sir Peter Cosgrove, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima started today, Monday October 31, their five-day state visit to Australia accompanied by three Dutch Ministers: Bert Koenders Minister of Foreign Affairs, Lilianne Ploumen Minister for Foreign Trade and Development and Henk Kamp Minister of Economic Affairs. First stop of the state visit was at the Government House, the residence of … Continue reading

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King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima Visit the Region of Twente

  October 27, 2016 at 2:49 pm by

Today, Thursday October 27, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima paid a visit to some municipalities in the region of Twente, in the east of the Netherlands. The first stop was in Almelo where the Royal Couple was received in the City Hall by the Mayor Arend Jan Gerritsen, the Mayors of the municipalities of Dinkelland, Losser, Oldenzaal, Tubbergen and the Commissioner of the King in the Province of Overijssel, Ank … Continue reading

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Dutch King Willem-Alexander and Belgian Royal Couple Open the Frankfurt Book Fair

  October 18, 2016 at 2:24 pm by

There was a joint event today, Tuesday October 18, for the Dutch and Belgian royals. His Majesty King Willem-Alexander along with Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde attended the opening ceremony of the Frankfurt Book Fair in Frankfurt, Germany. At this year’s fair, the Netherlands and the Flanders are guests of honor and King Willem-Alexander with King Philippe and Queen Mathilde officially opened the pavillion dedicated to the countries. In … Continue reading

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Duchess of Cambridge Makes First Foreign Solo Trip

  October 11, 2016 at 5:39 pm by

The Duchess of Cambridge was in The Netherlands today, on her first solo trip abroad. She first had lunch with King Willem-Alexander at Villa Eikenhorst, before continuing on to engagements in The Hague and Rotterdam. At the Mauritshuis, Kate was shown the museum’s permanent collection which includes many pieces from the Dutch Golden Age, who artists include Rembrandt van Rijn, Johannes Vermeer, Frans Hals and Jan Steen. After taking in Girl With A … Continue reading

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Dutch Royal Couple Open Australian Exhibition

  October 3, 2016 at 3:35 pm by

On the occasion of their upcoming state visit to Australia and New Zealand, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima opened the art exhibition ’Mapping Australia’’ at the Aboriginal Art Museum (AAMU) in Utrecht, today Monday October 3. The exhibition was organized together between the AAMU and the Australian Embassy to mark the 400th anniversary since the first time that a Dutch man, sailor and explorer Dirk Hartog, reached the … Continue reading

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Welcome Home, Paralympic Champions! Willem-Alexander and Margriet Host Reception for Rio Medalists

  September 21, 2016 at 3:47 pm by

King Willem-Alexander and his aunt Princess Margriet have welcomed the Netherlands’ Paralympic medalists for a reception at Palace Noordeinde in The Hague today. They also posed for photographs in the Palace courtyard with the athletes who won 17 gold, 19 silver and 26 bronze medals at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. Princess Margriet is a member of the International Paralympic Committee’s Honorary Board. Paralympische medaillewinnaars #TeamNL worden door Koning Willem-Alexander en … Continue reading

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Kate To Make First Solo Foreign Visit To The Netherlands In October

  September 21, 2016 at 11:04 am by

The Duchess of Cambridge is set to make her first solo overseas visit on October 11, when she pays a visit to the Netherlands. Her visit has a focus on art and mental health, with stops in The Hague and Rotterdam. She will begin with a  courtesy visit and have lunch with King Willem-Alexander at Villa Eikenhorst. It is then over to the ‘At Home in Holland: Vermeer & His … Continue reading

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Prinsjesdag 2016 Marked In The Hague

  September 19, 2016 at 3:11 pm by

The Dutch Royal Family has celebrated today, Tuesday September 19, the official opening of the parliament, Prinsjesdag. His Majesty King Willem-Alexander was accompanied by his wife, Her Majesty Queen Maxima, his brother Prince Constantijn and his sister-in-law, Princess Laurentien. The Dutch Royals left the Noordeinde Palace at 13:00 heading to the Knight’s Hall in horse-drawn carriages through the streets of The Hague. This year was used the Glass Carriage that was … Continue reading

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King Philippe and Queen Mathilde To Pay State Visit To The Netherlands This November

  September 7, 2016 at 8:47 am by

It has been confirmed this morning that King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of the Belgians will pay a state visit to the Netherlands between November 28 and 30, accepting an invitation from Dutch King Willem-Alexander. The visit is to highlight the “close and wide-ranging relations” and “historic ties and social values” between the two countries. Belgium and the Netherlands are important trading partners. The Belgian and Dutch Royal Couples, November … Continue reading

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King Willem-Alexander Attends Jubilee Concert of the Jostiband Orchestra

  September 5, 2016 at 8:29 pm by

Tonight, the Jostiband Orchestra celebrated their 50th anniversary with a jubilee concert at the Ziggo Dome with King Willem-Alexander in attendance. The Orchestra is made up of musicians with intellectual disabilities and is part of the Ipse de Bruggen care facility for the intellectually and mentally disabled. King Willem-Alexander went up on stage at the end of the concert to personally greet the musicians and present them with flowers. Koning … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: The Christening of a Future King

  September 2, 2016 at 8:00 am by

September 2, 1967: Five and a half month old Prince Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands is held by his mother, Princess Beatrix, during his christening ceremony at the Saint Jacob’s Church in The Hague as his father, Prince Claus, watches on. The godparents of the infant Prince, who would become King of the Netherlands in 2013, were his maternal grandfather Prince Bernhard zu Lippe-Biesterfeld, his paternal grandmother Baroness Gösta von dem Bussche-Haddenhausen, the … Continue reading

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