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Dutch State Visit to China: Day Three

  October 27, 2015 at 12:20 pm by

While Queen Maxima is still suffering from the kidney infection and is on her way back to the Netherlands, King Willem-Alexander continued today, Tuesday October 27, the State Visit to China. The King arrived this morning in Yan’an, in north-central China. He visited the Loess Plateau. A plateau situated in the upper and middle reaches of China’s Yellow River. The plateau, due to centuries of deforestations and erosions, suffered of ecosystem … Continue reading

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Dutch State Visit to China: Beijing

  October 27, 2015 at 3:50 am by

At the invitation of the Chinese President Xi Jinping, His Majesty King Willem-Alexander and Her Majesty Queen Maxima started a five-day State Visit to China. On Sunday October 25, the Royal Couple began their State Visit in Beijing, visiting the Shi-Jia Primary School where they were informed about the introduction of the football training in the curriculum of the primary and secondary school which will be based on the Dutch training … Continue reading

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King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima Visit Limburg

  October 8, 2015 at 2:42 pm by

Today, Thursday October 8, His Majesty King Willem-Alexander and Her Majesty Queen Máxima paid a visit to the former mining region of Limburg. The visit began in Kerkrade, a municipality in the southeast of Limburg where, at their arrival, the Royal Couple was welcomed in the Town Hall by the Mayor Jos Som and the Governor of the region Theo Bovens. Then the King and the Queen, in the Market … Continue reading

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King Willem-Alexander Opens A Children’s Hospital

  October 7, 2015 at 1:06 pm by

Today, His Majesty King Willem-Alexander of The Netherlands opened the Emma Children’s Hospital in Amsterdam. During the opening of the renewed hospital, King Willem-Alexander took a tour of the new hospital, spent time with the children and their families and joined them for some cake. A few group picture were taken during the opening. The Emma Children’s Hospital is part of the Academic Medical Center by the University of Amsterdam … Continue reading

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King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima at “China In The Netherlands” Meeting

  October 1, 2015 at 5:02 pm by

In preparation for their upcoming State Visit to the People’s Republic of China, His Majesty King Willem-Alexander and Her Majesty Queen Maxima attended today, Thursday October 1st, the meeting “China in The Netherlands” organized by the University of Leiden where the event took place. View image | gettyimages.com At their arrival at the University, the Royal Couple were welcomed by Carel Stolker, Rector Magnificus and President of the Executive Board … Continue reading

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King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima On Working Visit to New York

  September 30, 2015 at 2:26 am by

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima spent three days in New York from September 27 to 29 on a working visit at the United Nations. The Royal Couple was accompanied by Prime Minister Mark Rutte, the Minister of Foreign Affairs Bert Koenders, Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation Lilianne Ploumen, Minister of the Environment Wilma Mansveld, the Mayor of Rotterdam Ahmed Aboutaleb, and the Prime Minister of Aruba, Mike Emen. On … Continue reading

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Final Event to Celebrate 200 Years of the Kingdom of the Netherlands

  September 26, 2015 at 8:30 pm by

The Orange-Nassaus were out in force this evening, attending a concert at the Royal Theatre Carré that brought to a conclusion the celebrations that have been taking place over the past two years to mark the 200th anniversary of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima were joined by Princess Beatrix, Prince Constantijn and Princess Laurentien, Princess Mabel, Princess Margriet and Professor Pieter van Vollenhoven, Prince Bernhard … Continue reading

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Prinsjesdag 2015

  September 15, 2015 at 4:12 pm by

Today, Tuesday September 15, the Dutch Royal Family celebrated the traditional 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 Noordeinde Palace at around 13:00 heading to the Knight’s Hall in the Golden Carriage through the streets of The Hague. Princess Beatrix saw the procession of the carriages from the … Continue reading

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Ahoy There! Dutch Royals Enjoy SAIL Amsterdam 2015

  August 22, 2015 at 5:37 pm by

Sitting on the deck of their grandmother’s boat, De Groene Draeck, the three daughters of King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands enjoyed the sun, the sea and the atmosphere of SAIL Amsterdam today, alongside two of their cousins. Princess Catharina-Amalia, Princess Alexia, Princess Ariane and the two daughters of the late Prince Friso and Princess Mabel, Countess Luana and Countess Zaria, were seen taking shooting photographs of the other vessels as … Continue reading

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Japanese WWII Surrender Commemorated in the Netherlands

  August 15, 2015 at 4:26 pm by

Dutch King Willem-Alexander today attended a service at the Indian Monument in The Hague, to commemorate the seventieth anniversary of Japan’s surrender in World War Two. The King, accompanied by Prime Minister Mark Rutte, laid the first wreath in honour of the victims of Japanese occupation at the monument during the service. Afterwards, the official party met with representatives of the former Dutch East Indian community living in the Netherlands. The Dutch Kingdom … Continue reading

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“Triple A” Princesses Frolic On The Beach

  July 10, 2015 at 3:34 pm by

The Dutch “Triple A” Princesses – Amalia, Alexia and Ariane – took part in a photo session at the Meijendel beach in Wassenaar earlier today, alongside their parents King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima. View image | gettyimages.com Also joining in for the session were the family’s two black labradors, Skipper and Nala. Watched on by their parents, the three girls rolled up their pants and walked along the edge of the … Continue reading

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King Willem-Alexander Cycles With 1,500 Cyclists

  July 7, 2015 at 7:16 am by

Today marks the 50th Drenthe 4Days of Cycling anniversary and they got a special guest to celebrate with them, the Dutch King Willem-Alexander. King Willem-Alexander joined the 1,500 participants in Assen. Before the start of cycling route, the Dutch King registered like all other participants. The event was joined by people of all ages.

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Dutch King and Queen Support The Netherlands At Beach Volleyball Finals

  July 6, 2015 at 3:37 am by

King Willem-Alexander and his wife Queen Maxima watched the Beach Volleyball World Championships men’s final match between Brazil and The Netherlands. Unfortunately, the Dutch team lost to Brazil. The royal couple were seen cheering the Dutch team and sat between the crowds. King Willem-Alexander wore an orange scarf around his neck while his wife wore an orange outfit. View image | gettyimages.com King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima on July 5, … Continue reading

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King Willem-Alexander Signals Start of Tour de France 2015 in Utrecht

  July 4, 2015 at 4:45 pm by

King Willem-Alexander of The Netherlands attended the kick off of the Tour de France 2015 which started in Utrecht, The Netherlands today. King Willem-Alexander met with the Dutch riders and was accompanied by the Mayor Jan van Zanen of Utrecht and Tour director Christian Prudhomme. King Willem-Alexander spoke to the press and said “Utrecht and the Netherlands are proud of what has been built here.” View image | gettyimages.com He … Continue reading

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Dutch Royals Attend Opening of the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships

  June 26, 2015 at 11:07 pm by

King Willem-Alexander, Prince Floris and Princess Aimee attended the opening of the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships in The Hague today. During the event, King Willem-Alexander received a ball on stage from the tournament director. The event is held every two years and this is the first time The Netherlands hosts the event. Teams that win the event will will qualify for the 2016 Summer Olympics. View image | gettyimages.com … Continue reading

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Dutch Official Visit to the United States of America, Day 3

  June 3, 2015 at 8:24 pm by

Today, Wednesday June 3rd, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima started their third and last day in the United States with a visit at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. The Institute, founded in 1954, is the most important in the United States in the fields of clinical research in combination treatment of patients with physical limitations by brain injury and spinal cord injury. They also take care of veterans. During … Continue reading

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Dutch Official Visit to the United States of America, Day 2

  June 2, 2015 at 7:20 pm by

On Tuesday June 2nd, the second day of their official visit, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima went to Grand Rapids, Michigan. At their arrival at the Gerald Ford Airport, the Royal Couple was welcomed by Rick Snyder, the Governor of the State of Michigan, and his wife Sue. At the welcoming ceremony were also present the children of the Dutch-American Christian school. Afterwards they went to the Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture … Continue reading

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Dutch Official Visit to the United States of America, Day 1

  June 1, 2015 at 6:10 pm by

Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima started today, Monday June 1st, a three-day Official Visit to the United States of America. Upon their arrival in the States, the Royal Couple attended on Sunday May 31 in the evening, a reception at the Dutch Ambassador’s residence in Washington held by the Dutch Ambassador Rudolf Bekink. This morning the visit began at the Arlington National Cemetery in Washington. The Royal Couple … Continue reading

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Dutch State Visit to Canada, Day Three

  May 29, 2015 at 10:43 pm by

The King and Queen of the Netherlands have completed their State Visit to Canada today, spending the day in Toronto. First, Willem-Alexander and Maxima stopped at Queen’s Park, where at the Legislative Assembly of Ontario, they had meetings with Ontario’s Premier, Kathleen Wynne, and Lieutenant-Governor, Elizabeth Dowdeswell. Afterwards, they visited the MaRS Discovery District, a platform for companies and research labs in sciences and health, ICT and energy. King Willem-Alexander and … Continue reading

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Dutch State Visit to Canada, Day 2

  May 28, 2015 at 8:06 pm by

Thursday May 28, second day of the state visit, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima went to Waterloo, a city in Southern Ontario. In the morning, the Royal Couple visited the University of Waterloo where at the presence of the Dutch the Ministries of Foreign Affairs Bert Koenders and the Dutch Minister of Education, Culture and Science Jet Bussemaker, were awarded scholarships.  To mark the seventy years of liberation, The Netherlands … Continue reading

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