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Princess Laurentien At Literacy Week Opening

  September 3, 2018 at 4:46 pm by

Today, Monday September 3, in her role as honorary chairwoman of the Reading and Writing Foundation, Princess Laurentien officially launched this year’s Literacy Week during the morning show “Your Day Is Good” of Jeroen van Inkel at NPO Radio 5. Literacy Week takes place from 3 to 9 September. Across the country nearly 1,000 libraries, municipalities, businesses, hospitals, schools and 70,000 people will be involved in activities that aims to … Continue reading

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Princess Laurentien Awards the Language Heroes Prizes

  January 26, 2018 at 6:46 am by

On Thursday January 25, Princess Laurentien presented the Language Heroes Prizes during the International Film Festival Rotterdam at the Theater Rotterdam Schouwburg in Rotterdam. The awards went to Ibrahim Al Hendi, Carolien Slager and Anne Agema. Ibrahim won in the category Language Courses because “in the short time that he is here in The Netherlands, has already mastered the Dutch language so well”; Carolien won in the category Bridge Builder for … Continue reading

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Princess Laurentien Attends National Reading Breakfast Days Launch

  January 24, 2018 at 4:00 pm by

On Wednesday January 24, Princess Laurentien participated in the launch of the fifteenth edition of the National Reading Breakfast Days at the Children’s Book Museum in The Hague. During the event, the Princess read the book “Ssst! Don’t Wake Up the Tiger”. The book by Britta Teckentrup was named Picture Book of the Year 2018 by a jury of Dutch children’s librarians. The National Reading Days is an initiative of the Reading … Continue reading

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Princess Laurentien Launches Literacy Week

  September 4, 2017 at 3:10 pm by

In her role as honorary chairwoman of the Reading and Writing Foundation, Princess Laurentien on Monday officially launched this year’s Literacy Week during an event at the Dutch Innovation Factory in Zoetermeer. The theme of this year’s Literacy Week is ‘A good deed is worth sharing’. In conjunction with this theme, a new store has been opened in the city – ‘Goede Daden Winkel’ – where people can go and … Continue reading

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Camilla Welcomes School Children to Clarence House for ‘Duchess’s Bookshelves’ Garden Party

  July 11, 2017 at 5:11 pm by

The Duchess of Cornwall hosted a group of school children at Clarence House on Tuesday for a garden party as an early 70th birthday celebration. She welcomed them as they stepped of a well-known London icon, a red bus, with author and Britain’s Got Talent judge David Walliams in the driver’s seat. The party doubled as the presentation of the ‘Duchess’s Bookshelves’ project, a competition run in schools across the UK to … Continue reading

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Princess Laurentien Visits Denmark For Meeting With Marie

  June 12, 2017 at 10:10 am by

On Monday, Princess Laurentien of The Netherlands made the trip north to Denmark where she had a meeting with Princess Marie. The two women discussed literacy and ways to improve the reading skills of children. Also present for the meeting was Danish Minister for Education, Merete Riisager. Princess Marie is patron of the Danish UNESCO National Commission, while Princess Laurentien is the UNESCO Special Envoy on Literacy for Development.

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The Duchess of Growler? Camilla Reveals School Nickname During 500 Words Judging Panel

  May 5, 2017 at 8:03 pm by

During her visit to BBC’s Radio Studios earlier today, the Duchess of Cornwall revealed one of her nicknames in school: The Growler, thanks to her not-fabulous singing abilities. Camilla made the comment as she spoke with singer Debbie Harry after the singer performed on Chris Evans’ breakfast show. The Duchess also said she was a “huge admirer” of the singer. The Duchess of Cornwall was at the studios to sit on … Continue reading

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Princess Madeleine Opens Nordic-Themed Children’s Library In London

  February 14, 2017 at 3:05 pm by

Princess Madeleine of Sweden today opened the new Library Room for Children at London’s Southbank Centre. The library is one of the projects being held in 2017 as part of the ‘Nordic Matters’ festival. The Princess, who was wearing a cream blouse with floral detailing and an attached capelet with a black skirt, spent time speaking with children under the age of ten who were present for the opening, discussing with them … Continue reading

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Princess Laurentien Attends National Reading Breakfast Days

  January 25, 2017 at 10:06 am by

This morning, Wednesday January 25, Princess Laurentien participated at the launch of the 14th edition of the National Reading Breakfast Days at the Nieuwe Bibliotheek in Almere-Stad, in the province of Flevoland. In the presence of a group of children of primary school from grades 1 and 2, the Princess read the book “The Storm Whale”. The book, written and illustrated by the British illustrator and author Benji Davies, was elected Picture … Continue reading

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Charles and Camilla Continue Tour of Oman, Before Heading To The UAE

  November 6, 2016 at 4:41 pm by

On their second day in Oman, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall had seperate engagements linked to their personal interests before they left the country for the next stop on their Middle East tour. Prince Charles had meetings with a number of representatives of Omani organisations and youth leaders that encourage community efforts; including Anisa Al Raisi, a trekker who is aiming to become the first Omani citizen … Continue reading

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It’s Reading Time for Princess Laurentien, Countess Leonore and Count Claus-Casimir

  October 1, 2016 at 7:50 pm by

As Honorary Chairman of the Reading and Writing Foundation, Her Royal Highness Princess Laurentien attended a books reading event at the theme park “Efteling”, yesterday Saturday October 1st. The princess was accompanied by her two younger children, Countess Leonore and Count Claus-Casimir. The event took place at the theater of the theme park and about 250 children attended. Princess Laurentien read from the fairytale book De Sprookjessprokkelaar, a book  written by … Continue reading

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Princess Laurentien at the Launch of Reading Project

  September 30, 2016 at 11:20 am by

As Patroness of the Association Unlimited Reading, Her Royal Highness Princess Laurentien was present, yesterday Thursday September 29, at the launch of a special reading project called “Read Feast: All children should be able to read”.  This project aims to promote the reading among blind and visually impaired children. The event was held at the Visio School in Rottardam, a school that is dedicated in the help of blind and … Continue reading

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What’s In A Duchess’ Dream Jar? A Visit to St James Park Will Tell You!

  July 12, 2016 at 8:59 pm by

The Duchess of Cornwall had a second engagement today, which involved a visit to St James Park in London with the daughter of writer Roald Dahl to veil her BFG Dream Jar as part of the celebrations marking the 100th anniversary of Dahl’s birth. Camilla and Lucy Dahl happily posed under umbrellas next to the Duchess’s Dream Jar, which contains sculptures of five children learning to read showing Camilla’s dream that … Continue reading

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The Duchess of Cornwall and the Future 007?

  May 27, 2016 at 3:04 pm by

Sometimes royals get all the best jobs! As honorary judge of the BBCR2 500 words competition, today The Duchess of Cornwall, along with actor Tom Hiddleston, visited The Globe Theatre to watch to winners be announced and give a speech. After the ceremony, which was broadcast live on Chris Evans’ Radio 2 Breakfast show, guests and judges met backstage for an informal reception. Guests included the likes of Warwick Davies, … Continue reading

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Princess Laurentien Opens International Book Fair in Colombia

  April 20, 2016 at 7:57 pm by

As UNESCO Special Envoy for Literacy, Princess Laurentien attended the opening of the 29th edition of the International Book Fair of Bogota, Colombia, on Tuesday April 19. Accompanied by Juan Manuel Santos Calderon, President of Colombia and Gina Parody, Minister of Education, Princess Laurentien inaugurated the pavillion of The Netherlands which is the guest of honors of this year’s edition. The International Book Fair of Bogota (FilBo) is one of … Continue reading

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Prince Daniel Opens Interactive Children’s Exhibition in Berlin

  April 11, 2016 at 7:11 pm by

Sweden’s Prince Daniel is currently in Germany for a few days of official business, and today he opened an interactive children’s book exhibition at the Swedish Embassy in Berlin. Entitled ‘Frech, wild und wunderbar – schwedische Kinderbuchwelten’ the exhibition highlights popular and well-known Swedish book characters, including Pippi Longstocking.  The exhibition also focuses on the Swedish “Rum för barn”, which translates to ‘Room for Children’ and aims to facilitate the “curiosity … Continue reading

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Book-Lover Camilla Stops By Not One, But Two Libraries

  February 24, 2016 at 7:58 pm by

The Duchess of Cornwall, who has been on a spate of literacy-related events these past few weeks, kept up the trend today, dropping by two different libraries in London. At the Islington Central Library early in the day, Camilla – wearing a steel blue dress and matching jacket – met with pupils from three local schools and gave them a sneak preview of a new book that has been published … Continue reading

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Story Time with Camilla – How Wondercrump!

  February 16, 2016 at 1:16 pm by

The Duchess of Cornwall delighted youngsters at the Wondercrump World of Roald Dahl exhibition in London today, when she took to the stage to read a chapter of the author’s The BFG to them. Wearing a bright purple skirt suit and a pair of floral brooches, the Duchess animatedly read to the audience, which included Roald Dahl’s widow Felicity and his grandson Luke, who manages the Roald Dahl Literacy Estate. She had earlier … Continue reading

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Duchess of Cornwall Indulges In Literacy Passion

  February 3, 2016 at 7:00 pm by

The Duchess of Cornwall today indulged in one of her passions, the promotion of literacy, during a visit to Peterborough. In a bluey-purple and red tartan outfit, the Duchess first stopped at Peterborough Cathedral for a literacy festival celebrating the work of one of her patronages, the National Literacy Trust. Dozens of schoolchildren from the area were present for a storytelling workshop before Camilla presented a number of awards. Camilla then … Continue reading

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Princess Laurentien Attends National Reading Breakfast Days

  January 27, 2016 at 7:10 pm by

Today, Wednesday January 27, Princess Laurentien attended the launch of the National Reading Breakfast Days in the Primary School “De Ladder” in Maarn, in the province of Utrecht. This school is known for its high priority towards the language development and reading: owns a library in the school and organizes various reading activities. During the visit, the Princess read to the children of grade 1 and 2 the book “We … Continue reading

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