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Dutch Royal Family Participate in NL DOET 2012

  March 18, 2012 at 4:01 am by

Like every year the Dutch Royal Family was present at the National Volunteer Day, NL DOET, on March 16 and 17, 2012. On March 16, Queen Beatrix, Princess Margriet, Prince Bernhard, Princess Annette, Prince Floris and Princess Aimée helped the foundation Assistance Dog in Molenschot. The Foundation trains dogs to help people with mobility impairments. The Royals helped wash the dogs, clean the kennels and office, created a puppy swing … Continue reading

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Dutch Royals Back on Official Duty

  March 7, 2012 at 8:46 pm by

Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands was back on official duty today, her first engagement since the February 17 skiing accident of her son, Prince Friso. The Queen was in Soesterberg, about an hour’s drive south-west of Amsterdam, to open a new barracks of the Explosives Ordinance Disposal (EOD) unit of the Ministry of Defence. The barracks, named Sergeant-Major Scheickkazerne in Dutch, has been named after the first Dutch EOD specialist … Continue reading

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Princess Máxima Receives Machiavelli Prize

  February 8, 2012 at 11:19 pm by

Princess Máxima of the Netherlands was today awarded the 2011 Machiavelli Prize at a ceremony at the Nieuwspoort Press Centre in The Hague. Accompanied by her husband, the Prince of Orange, and their uncle, Professor Pieter van Vollenhoven (himself a former recipient of the prize), Princess Máxima accepted the prize which was awarded to her because of her “exceptional communication skills that have characterised her work as a Princess of … Continue reading

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02-02-02: The Prince of Orange Weds Máxima Zorreguieta

  February 2, 2012 at 12:00 am by

The Prince of Orange and Princess Máxima of the Netherlands today celebrate their tenth wedding anniversary. Following the announcement of their engagement on March 30th, 2001; the couple married on February 2nd, 2002 – the date chosen because of the once-in-a-century ’02-02-02′ – in both civil and religious ceremonies (as required by Dutch law). The civil ceremony took place at the Beurs van Berlage, conducted by the Mayor of Amsterdam. … Continue reading

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Controversial Villa Sold by Princes of Orange

  January 17, 2012 at 6:42 am by

The controversial holiday villa built by the Prince of Orange and Princess Máxima in Mozambique has been sold, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte announced last night during a meeting of the Dutch parliament. Prime Minister Rutte said that the villa, worth approximately €2,000,000, was sold back to the property developer who orchestrated the entire development. The villa, located in the Machangulo Peninsula, brought criticism from Dutch ministers and the public … Continue reading

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Dutch Royals on State Visit to Oman, Day Two

  January 13, 2012 at 2:19 am by

On January 11, the second day of the state visit to Oman, Queen Beatrix with Prince Willem-Alexander and Princess Máxima were in Sohar to visit the Industrial Port, the Free Zone and the Omani International Maritime College. At their arrival, they were welcomed by Sheikh Sa’ad bin Mohammed al-Mardhouf al-Sa’adi, Commerce and Industry Minister and Chairman of Sohar Industrial Port Company. The Queen was informed of how the Port is … Continue reading

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Dutch Royals on State Visit to Oman, Day One

  January 10, 2012 at 9:49 pm by

On January 10, after leaving the UAE, Queen Beatrix accompanied by the Crown Prince Couple arrived in Oman for a three-day state visit. After landing in Muscat, they were welcomed at the airport by Sultan Qaboos bin Said al Said. An official welcome ceremony took place at Al Alam Palace, where the Queen had an audience with the Sultan along with the Prince, the Princess and excellencies and the official … Continue reading

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Dutch Royals on State Visit to the UAE, Day Two

  January 9, 2012 at 9:04 pm by

Today, Monday January 09,  the second and last day of the state visit for the Dutch Royals to the UAE began in Masdar City. The Dutch Royals were received by Dr Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, CEO of Masdar, and visited the company PRT (Personal Rapid Transit). Queen Beatrix, Prince Willem-Alexander and Princess Máxima attended a meeting with Sheikha Lubna Bint Khalid Al Qasimi, UAE’s Minister of Foreign Trade, government officials … Continue reading

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Dutch Royals on State Visit to the UAE, Day One

  January 9, 2012 at 12:00 am by

With their arrival on January 07 at the presidential airport of Abu Dhabi, Queen Beatrix, Crown Prince Willem-Alexander and Crown Princess Máxima started a two-day state visit to the United Arab Emirates, on the invitation of Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahayan, the President of the United Arab Emirates. The Dutch Royals were received by Minister of State, Reem Ibrahim Al Hashemy, senior officials and the Ambassador of the Netherlands, … Continue reading

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Official Visit to the Dutch Caribbean – Aruba, Day 1+2

  October 31, 2011 at 9:23 pm by

On October 28th, Queen Beatrix accompanied by Crown Prince Willem-Alexander and Crown Princess Maxima, started a visit to the six Caribbean Islands of the Kingdom that will end on November 06th. The Dutch Royals spent the first two days of their visit in Aruba. On Friday the 28th, the Queen and the Crown Prince Couple attended the official welcome ceremony, where the national anthems were played. After that, there was … Continue reading

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Prinsjesdag 2011

  September 21, 2011 at 12:47 am by

Like every year, the Dutch Royal Family has celebrated the traditional opening of parliament: Prinsjesdag. The Royal Family left Noordeinde Palace in the Golden Carriage at 13:00, heading for the Knight’s Hall. The first to arrive at the Parliament Building were Prince Constantijn and Princess Laurentien, and Prince Margriet and Professor Pieter van Vollenhoven; followed by Queen Beatrix, who was accompanied by Crown Prince Willem-Alexander and Crown Princess Máxima. Present … Continue reading

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Dutch Royals attended Remembrance and Liberation Day

  May 8, 2011 at 4:51 pm by

On May 04, the Queen along with Prince Willem-Alexander, Princess Maxima and Prime Minister Rutte were present at the Nieuwe Kerk in Amsterdam to take part at the National Remembrance Service. Later they’re moved to the Dam Square to lay a wreaths at the National Monuments. Were present various government officials and Members of Parliament. The same day, Princess Margriet and Prof.Pieter van Vollenhoven were in Rhenen to take part … Continue reading

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Dutch State Visit to Germany, Day 4

  April 16, 2011 at 3:47 pm by

On April 15, Queen Beatrix, Crown Prince Willem-Alexander and Crown Princess Maxima spent their last day in Germany. The Dutch Royals were in the German state of North Rhein-Westphalia, welcomed by the Govenor, Hannelore Kraft. The Queen, the Prince of Orange and Princess Maxima visited the former coal mine Zeche Zollverein in Essen, now the Red Dot Design Museum. Here they signed the Golden Book of the city Essen. At … Continue reading

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State Visit to Germany, Day 3

  April 15, 2011 at 6:22 pm by

On the third day of their visit, Queen Beatrix and the Crown Prince Couple were in Dresden, the capital of Saxony. Welcomed by the Prime Minister of Saxony, Stanislaw Tillich, the Dutch Royals started the day by visiting the Frauenkirche Cathedral. This Cathedral was rebuilt in 2005, after the destruction which occurred during the Second World War and is regarded as symbol of peace and reconciliation. Later in the afternoon, … Continue reading

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Dutch State Visit to Germany, Day 2

  April 15, 2011 at 9:32 am by

On the second day of the State Visit, Queen Beatrix, Crown Prince Willem-Alexander and Crown Princess Maxima have a met with the Mayor of Berlin, Klaus Wowereit, at the Adlon Hotel. Then the Dutch Royals visited a television tower, a building 368 metres high, at Alexanderplatz. Later in the morning Princess Maxima, along with Mrs Bettina Wulff, made a visit to the Friedensburg secondary school. They attended a lesson on … Continue reading

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Dutch State Visit to Germany, Day 1

  April 15, 2011 at 8:35 am by

Queen Beatrix, along with Crown Prince Willem-Alexander and Crown Princess Maxima, started on April 12 a State Visit to Germany that will end on April 15. The Dutch Royals are accompanied by the Minister of Foreign Affairs Rosenthal, the Foreign Affairs Secretary Knapp and the Minister for Economic Affairs, Agriculture and Innovation Verhagen. On Tuesday April 12 the Dutch Royals were welcomed by German President Christian Wulff and his wife, … Continue reading

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First School Day for Princess Ariane

  April 11, 2011 at 2:10 pm by

On Monday April 11, just one day after her fourth birthday, Princess Ariane started her first day of school. Princess Ariane was accompanied to the public school Bloemcamp in Wassenaar by her parents Prince Willem-Alexander and Princess Maxima, along with her two older sisters Princess Amalia and Princess Alexia, who also attend the school. Princess Ariane will study in class 1A and her teachers will be Carla (on Mondays) and … Continue reading

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Dutch Official Visit to Vietnam, Day 4

  March 31, 2011 at 4:07 pm by

Today, March 31, Crown Prince Willem-Alexander and Crown Princess Maxima spent their last day in Vietnam. The Prince of Orange attended the presentation of the digital design table of the Mekong Deltaplan in Ho Chi Minh City. Princess Maxima and Mr Bleacher the Secretary for Economic Affairs, Agriculture and Innovation, were present at a seminar “Livestock and Food Safety.” The official visit of Prince Willem-Alexander and Princess Maxima ended with … Continue reading

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Dutch Official Visit to Vietnam, Day 3

  March 30, 2011 at 3:22 pm by

On March 30 Crown Prince Willem-Alexander and Crown Princess Maxima started their visit in Ho Chi Min City. In the morning, the Prince of Orange visited the People’s Committee of Ho Chi Minh City, where cooperation agreements between the municipalities of Rotterdam and Ho Chi Minh City and the CBI (Centre for Promotion of Imports from developing countries) and VEXA (Association Vietnamese exporters) have been signed. Afterwards, Prince Willem-Alexander visited … Continue reading

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Dutch Official Visit to Vietnam, Day 2

  March 29, 2011 at 4:18 pm by

On the 2nd day of their four-day visit to Vietnam, Prince Willem-Alexander attended a seminar “Port of Rotterdam”, where the Port of Rotterdam presented their business model to Vietnamese authorities. Then the Prince of Orange and Mr Atsma, State Secretary for Infrastructure and Environment, were present at the meeting on climate change and water management. Afterwards, Prince Willem-Alexander and Princess Maxima visited the Temple of Literature, formerly the oldest university … Continue reading

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