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Dutch King and Queen Receive First MH17 Victims

  July 24, 2014 at 12:00 pm by

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima were yesterday present for a solemn service at Eindhoven Airbase, as the first bodies of victims of last week’s Malaysia Airlines plane disaster arrived in the Netherlands. Representatives of the ten nations which lost citizens in the incident were also present to receive the 40 coffins upon their arrival from the Ukraine on Dutch and Australian military planes. Prince Laurent of Belgium was sent to … Continue reading

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King Willem-Alexander Marks Veteran’s Day

  June 29, 2014 at 1:35 am by

Yesterday the Netherlands celebrated the tenth Veteran’s Day in The Hague, in a ceremony attended by King Willem-Alexander and Prime Minister Mark Rutte. A parade of military veterans who have served since World War Two took place, beginning and ending at the Malieveld. Veteran’s Day celebrates the over 100,000 Dutch military men and women who have fought to achieve peace, and was begun by the Dutch government in conjunction with … Continue reading

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Dutch State Visit to Poland

  June 26, 2014 at 6:00 pm by

Following the invitation of the Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima undertook a two-day state visit to Poland. The Royal Couple arrived in the morning of Tuesday June 24th at the Chopin Military Airport of Warsaw, the capital of Poland. At the Presidential Palace, the King and the Queen were welcomed with a welcoming ceremony by President Bronislaw Komorowski and his wife, Anna Komorwska. The national anthems … Continue reading

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D-Day 70th Anniversary Commemorations

  June 6, 2014 at 7:56 am by

Royals from across Europe, as well as many heads of state, have gathered in Normandy to mark the seventieth anniversary of the D-Day landings, the Allied invasion of German-occupied territory which became the beginning of the end of World War Two. This morning, local time, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall attended a Royal British Legion service at the Bayeux Cathedral, as did British Prime Minister David Cameron … Continue reading

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Official Visit to the Netherlands from Monaco

  June 3, 2014 at 8:51 pm by

Prince Albert II of Monaco began an official visit to the Kingdom of the Netherlands today. Princess Charlène, who’s pregnancy was announced last week, was due to accompany the Prince, but did not. The Prince arrived at the Schiphol Airport outside Amsterdam this morning for the two-day trip and was later accompanied by King Willem-Alexander to the official opening of the exhibition ‘Grace Kelly, Princess and Style Icon’ at the Het Loo … Continue reading

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Willem-Alexander and Máxima Attend Holland Festival

  June 1, 2014 at 10:35 pm by

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima attended the opening of the Holland Festival this evening at the National Opera and Ballet building. Willem-Alexander and Máxima were treated to a performance by the Belgian dance company Rosas, with choreography by Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker and music by the Belgian ensemble Ictus. Ictus performed music composed by Gérard Grisey. The couple have attended the opening night of the festival for several years. This year is the … Continue reading

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King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima in Germany

  May 29, 2014 at 10:37 pm by

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima made a two-day working visit to Lower Saxony and North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, this week. On Monday May 26th, the King and the Queen attended the opening of the “Energy Seminar” at the Next Energy Campus of the University of Oldenburg. They were welcomed by Stephan Weil, the Prime Minister of Lower Saxony. In his speech, the King stressed the importance of energy, “Without energy, everything … Continue reading

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Dutch Royals attend Remembrance & Liberation Day

  May 7, 2014 at 8:22 pm by

On May 4th and 5th, the Dutch Royals attended Remembrance and Liberation Day commemorations. King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima, on Sunday May 4th, were present at the memorial service at the Nieuwe Kerk in Amsterdam to commemorate the victims of the Second World War. Then in the Dam Square took place the wreath-laying ceremony at the National Monument. Two minutes of silence were observed. On the same day, Princess Margriet, along … Continue reading

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Dutch Celebrate First Koningsdag in 124 Years

  April 27, 2014 at 1:34 am by

The Dutch Royal Family yesterday celebrated the first Koningsdag in 124 years, in the towns of De Rijp and Amstelveen. These were the towns originally scheduled for the event in 2013, but were postponed due to the abdication ceremonies. All adult members of the Royal Family, except for Princess Mabel, were present for the festivities, in which they participated in walk-abouts, sporting games, activities, theatre performances and songs. In De … Continue reading

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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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