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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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A Royal Double Act At The Vatican: Silvia and Beatrix Open New Exhibition

  November 23, 2016 at 2:03 pm by

The exhibition ‘Rembrandt at the Vatican: Images from Heaven and Earth’ was opened today at the Vatican Museums by Sweden’s Queen Silvia with Dutch Princess Beatrix in attendance.  Both ladies were given a tour of the exhibition, which features a number of the painter’s pieces from the Zorn Museum in Sweden, along with a painting from the Kremer Collection in the Netherlands. It is the first exhibition of Rembrandt pieces … Continue reading

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Princess Beatrix Undergoes Knee Replacement Surgery

  October 1, 2016 at 8:34 am by

The RVD has confirmed that Princess Beatrix underwent knee replacement surgery today at the Franciscus/Vlietland Hospital in Schiedam. Orthopaedic surgeons Dr Marcel Driessen and Dr Stefan Breugem performed the surgery, which replaced the Princess’s right knee with a prostheses. She had a similar surgery performed on her left knee back in 2005. Princess Beatrix will remain in hospital for a few days, before undertaking rehabilitation at home.

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Flashback Friday: Princess Irene’s 9th Birthday

  August 5, 2016 at 9:00 am by

August 5, 1948: Princess Juliana and Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands with their four daughters – Beatrix, Irene, Margriet and Christina – attend a photo call at Soestdijk Palace on Princess Irene’s 9th birthday.

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Princess Beatrix Opens Exhibition in Slovakia

  June 30, 2016 at 4:46 pm by

Dutch Princess Beatrix was in Slovakia today, where she opened the exhibition ‘European Stars: Miró & Cobra’ at the Danubiana Meulensteen Art Museum in Bratislava. Wearing a lovely purple patterned outfit along with matching customary cheese wheel-esque hat (after an outfit change! How Bea), the Princess viewed the exhibition along with the Slovakian Minister for Culture. ‘European Stars’ showcases the works of Spain’s Joan Miró as well as those of the group CoBrA (Copenhagen-Brussels-Amsterdam) and … Continue reading

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Silver Carnations Presented by Princess Beatrix

  June 15, 2016 at 11:31 am by

Dutch Princess Beatrix has presented the 2016 Silver Carnations of the Prince Bernhard Culture Fund in a ceremony at the Royal Palace in Amsterdam. The awards are presented annually to individuals who have voluntarily worked to benefit the culture and nature of the Netherlands; Prince Bernhard, Beatrix’s father, started the Fund in 1950 and presented the awards each year until his 2004 death. Princess Beatrix – dressed in a lovely … Continue reading

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Saga Around Beatrix Sailboat Continues: Maintenance Will Stay With Defence Department

  June 3, 2016 at 3:46 am by

The maintenance costs of Princess Beatrix’ sailboat have been a topic of debate in Dutch parliament since 2007. Due to an electorate that lost all sense of direction and a hysterical press,  the debate about the costs has become a perfect tool for a group of politicians to get their faces on television and to scratch the varnish of the throne. Princess Beatrix received the ‘Groene Draeck’ (Green Dragon) from … Continue reading

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Princess Beatrix Opens An Exhibition In Madrid With King Felipe And Queen Letizia

  May 30, 2016 at 5:19 pm by

Today, Monday May 30, Princess Beatrix was present at the opening of an exhibition at the Prado Museum in Madrid along with King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain. Embed from Getty Images The exhibition called “El Bosco” was organized to mark the 500th anniversary of the death of Hieronymus Bosch, a Dutch painter born around 1450’s. In the Prado Museum, major work of the Dutch painter from the Royal … Continue reading

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Dutch Royals At “Appeltjes van Oranje 2016”

  May 26, 2016 at 10:17 am by

This morning, Thursday May 26, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima, joined by Princess Beatrix, took part at the “Appeltjes van Oranje 2016” award ceremony at Palace Noordeinde in The Hague. The theme of this year’s award was: “Do yourself together!” and was focused on communal facilities. Koningin Máxima reikt Appeltjes van Oranje 2016 uit in Paleis Noordeinde @OranjeFonds grote appel voor De Gaveborg pic.twitter.com/DeERnB9BjH — Patrick van Katwijk (@Patrickvkatwijk) May … Continue reading

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Dutch Royals Dress Up For Diplomatic Corps

  May 20, 2016 at 6:19 am by

Yesterday evening the Dutch royal family hosted a reception for the diplomatic corps in the royal palace in Amsterdam. Since the enthronement of King Willem-Alexander we are able to see some photos of the royal ladies and their jewels as they left the palace. Queen Máxima recycled a red dress by Natan from 2006. She paired it with the ruby tiara of Mellerio parure. She attached a brooch of the … Continue reading

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Dutch Royals Attend The Four Freedom Awards 2016

  April 21, 2016 at 1:40 pm by

Today, Thursday April 21, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima, along with Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrix attended at the presentation of the Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedom Awards 2016 at the Nieuwe Kerk in Middelburg. The laureates for this year’s Awards were: for Freedom of speech Mazen Darwish from Syria, for Freedom of worship three clerics from the Central African Republic, for Freedom from want Dr. Denis Mukwege … Continue reading

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Dutch Royals Attend Koningsdag Concert

  April 18, 2016 at 11:45 pm by

Ahead of the upcoming Koningsdag celebrations that will take place on April 27, this evening a concert was held at the De Spiegel theatre in Zwolle. King Willem-Alexander and his wife, Queen Maxima, attend. They were joined by Princess Beatrix and Prof. Pieter van Vollenhoven. During the concert was mainly classical music and guitar. The artists present this year were guitarists Jan Akkerman, Izhar Elias and Fernando Lameirinhas, singer Janne Schra and dancer Maria … Continue reading

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Princess Beatrix and Princess Mabel Attend Second Prince Friso Engineers Awards

  March 16, 2016 at 11:30 pm by

Today, Wednesday March 16, Princess Beatrix and Princess Mabel presented the second edition of the Prince Friso Engineers Awards at the Inholland University of Applied Sciencies in Delft. The award this year went to Tim Horeman-Franse, a BioMechanical Engineering with a PhD-research at the BioMechEng and Gynaecology department of the TU-Delft and Leiden medical centre. He is currently Director of Operations and Technology at TU Delft spin-off Medi Loved BV and … Continue reading

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Pass Me The Paint – The Oranje-Nassaus Volunteer for NLdoet

  March 11, 2016 at 4:00 pm by

Members of the Orange-Nassau clan today took part in the annual NLdoet volunteering day, as they lent a hand at the Prinses Maxima Riding School in Den Dolder, a recognised school that provides equestrian therapy for individuals with and without disabilities. Princess Beatrix and Princess Aimée sanded and painted platforms to help riders mount the horses easier, happily joking with each other throughout as they tried to keep the bright purple and … Continue reading

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On This Day: Beatrix Marries Claus

  March 10, 2016 at 7:30 am by

Today is the fiftieth wedding anniversary of the former Dutch monarch, Beatrix, and her late husband Claus. The pair were married back in 1966, first in a civil ceremony at the Amsterdam Town Hall and then in a religious ceremony held at the Westerkerk attended by 1,600 guests including royals for many of Europe’s royal houses. Beatrix and Claus shared numerous looks between themselves during the ceremony, presided over by Reverend Johannes … Continue reading

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Controversy Around Beatrix Sailboat Coninues: Costs Estimated at 1,5 Million Euros

  March 1, 2016 at 11:11 am by

The controversy around the maintenance costs of Princess Beatrix’s sail boat, the ‘Groene Draeck’ (Green Dragon), continues. Beatrix received the boat for her 18th birthday in 1957 from the Dutch state. The gift consisted of two parts: the boat itself and the promise to maintain the boat. Since a few years members of parliament have started to question the maintenance costs of the boat. They were considered too high and … Continue reading

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Chapeaux! The Hats of Princess Beatrix

  February 24, 2016 at 4:29 am by

The hats of former Queen Beatrix are legendary. They come in all sorts, colors and sizes, often resembling birds nests, cheeses or cakes. And how many does she have? This question was asked by the Finnish press during the 1995 state visit. There is even a carnival song written about her hats, in which the singer fails to find out how many hats she has. In February 2017 National Museum … Continue reading

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‘Look Here, No Here’, Dutch Royals Pose For Press in Lech

  February 22, 2016 at 5:00 pm by

This morning the Dutch Royal Family posed for the press during their traditional winter holidays in Lech, Austria. The King and his family were accompanied by Princess Beatrix and by Prince Constantijn and his family. Princess Mabel and her daughters were missing, they enjoyed their ski holiday in Lech last week and have returned to London, where schools have started again. The family had instructed the children well, as they … Continue reading

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‘No Sleep’ and George Clooney: Dutch Royals Flock To Theatres Three Days In A Row

  January 29, 2016 at 3:16 am by

The Dutch theatres were a popular desitation for their country’s royals this week. Last night Princess Beatrix visited the opening night of the Holland Dance Festival in The Hague. The former monarch was accompanied by her youngest son Constantijn and his wife Laurentien, who conveniently are living in The Hague themselves. Princess Laurentien repeated a Missoni dress from 2013. Princess Beatrix wore a black outfit and a brooch from the … Continue reading

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