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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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Princess Amalia: Afternoon Out with Grandmother Beatrix

  August 21, 2011 at 9:39 pm by

Earlier this afternoon, Queen Beatrix, along with her grandaughter Princess Amalia, attended the final of the European Dressage Championships in Rotterdam. The Championships took place from 17 to 21 August in the Kralingse bos. Also present at the final was Princess Benedikte, sister of Margrethe, Queen of Denmark. Princess Benedikte was there as patron of the World Breeding Federation for Sport Horses. The Dutch dressage rider Adelinde Cornelissen, has retained … 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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German One-Day Visit to the Netherlands

  March 24, 2011 at 10:11 am by

On Wednesday March 23, the German President, Christian Wulff, and his wife Bettina made a visit to Netherlands. In the morning, the Frau Wulff opened the 62nd edition of the annual flower exhibition of Keukenhof in Lisse. Accompanied by her husband and Prince Willem-Alexander, she had a tulip named after her: the Tulip Bettina Wulff. The German Presidential Couple visited the exhibition because “Germany, Land of Poets and Thinkers” is … Continue reading

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Dutch Royal Family Participate in NL DOET 2011

  March 21, 2011 at 2:58 pm by

The Dutch Royal family participated in the national voluntary action NL DOET on March 18 and 19, 2011.The official press release from the RVD can be found HERE. NL DOET is organised by the Orange Fund. The Prince of Orange and Princess Máxima are the patrons of the fund. The official website of NL DOET can be found HERE and the official website of the Orange Fund can be found … Continue reading

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Dutch State Visits to Oman and Qatar

  March 13, 2011 at 3:44 pm by

Due to a political unrest, in consultation between Oman and the Netherlands, it was decided to postpone the state visit of Her Majesty Queen Beatrix to Oman. Despite this, Queen Beatrix, the Prince of Orange and Princess Máxima accepted a personal invitation by His Majesty Sultan Qaboos for a private dinner on Tuesday March 8th. On the afternoon of March 8th, the trio arrived at the airport in the Omani … Continue reading

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Dutch Photo Session in Lech 2011

  February 19, 2011 at 10:53 am by

The Dutch Royal family attended a photo session in Lech this morning. The members attending were the Queen, her sons, the Prince of Orange and Princes (Johan-)Friso and Constantijn, her daughters-in-law, Princesses Máxima, Mabel and Laurentien, and her grandchildren, Princesses Amalia, Alexia and Ariane, daughters of the Prince and Princess of Orange, Countesses Luana and Zaria, daughters of Prince Friso and his wife, Mabel, and Countesses Eloise and Leonore and … Continue reading

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Queen Beatrix and Prince Friso Open “New Love” Center

  February 13, 2011 at 9:30 am by

On Friday February 11, Queen Beatrix along with Prince Friso were present at the opening of the “New Love” center in Amsterdam. “New Love” is a new multi-religious and cultural center and provides a platform for, among other studies, debate, philosophy, religion, music and theater. New Love is an initiative of the poet, theologian and priest Huub Oosterhuis and is housed in a monumental building that was totally renovated in … Continue reading

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Brunei Sultan visits the Netherlands

  January 15, 2011 at 10:12 am by

On January 13, Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah of Brunei Darussalam was in the Netherlands for a quick visit. Queen Beatrix, Prince Willem-Alexander and Princess Maxima received the Sultan in audience at Noordeinde Palace. During a lunch offered at Noordeinde Palace in The Hague, Queen Beatrix said that this visit was ”an exceptional event”. After the lunch with Queen Beatrix, Prince Willem-Alexander and Princess Maxima, the Sultan had an interview with the … Continue reading

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Christmas Speech of Queen Beatrix for 2010

  December 26, 2010 at 10:18 pm by

Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands has held her annual Christmas speech. This years speech focussed on encouragement and civil courage. To read the full transcript (in Dutch) please click HERE. A video of the Speech:

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Dutch Royal Family attended “Prince Claus Award” 2010

  December 20, 2010 at 3:30 pm by

On Friday 17 December, Her Majesty the Queen and Their Royal Highnesses the Prince of Orange, Princess Máxima, Prince Friso, Princess Mabel, Prince Constantijn and Princess Laurentien attended the presentation of the Prince Claus Award to the Algerian publisher Barzakh Editionsat at the Royal Palace. The prize is awarded by Prince Friso, who along with Prince Constantijn is honorary chair of the Prince Claus Fund. The theme of the Prince … Continue reading

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Dutch Photo Session at Villa La Angostura

  December 20, 2010 at 2:44 pm by

On December 18, the Prince of Orange, Princess Maxima and their three little girls Amalia, Alexia and Ariane, left Holland for a trip to Argentina. They will spend the Christmas holiday in Argentina with the family of Princess Maxima. On Sunday morning, the family gave a photoshoot to the media. The family posed in the beautiful garden of ‘Residencia El Messidor’, the house of the governor of the province of … Continue reading

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Dutch Crown Prince Couple Worked Harder this Year

  December 3, 2010 at 5:22 pm by

Prince Willem-Alexander and Princess Maxima this year were much more active in the Netherlands compared to last year. The Dutch Crown Prince couple carried out around 160 public appearances between them this year, well up on last year’s total reported by news agency ANP. Prince Willem-Alexander was out and about on official business over 70 times, compared with 40 in 2009. Princess Maxima carried out almost 90 official engagements, up … Continue reading

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Queen Beatrix attended the opening of the DeLaMar Theater

  November 28, 2010 at 5:56 pm by

On Sunday evening, Queen Beatrix was present at the opening of the DeLaMar Theatre in Amsterdam. The theater was built at the initiative of the Van den Ende foundation, the cultural fund of Joop and Janine van den Ende. Joop van den Ende and Janine and their children, Iris and Vincent, received the Queen. The DeLaMar theater was founded in 1947 and named after actress and comedian Fien de la … Continue reading

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Dutch Royal Family has Received German President

  November 18, 2010 at 3:08 pm by

On November 18, Queen Beatrix,Prince Willem Alexander and Princess Maxima have received the new President of Germany, Christian Wulff. President Wulff was received at Noordeinde Palace. Afterwards, the Queen has offered a lunch. In the afternoon Wulff met Prime Minister Mark Rutte at the prime minister’s residence in The Hague.

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