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Dutch Royals Participate in NL DOET

  March 24, 2010 at 3:14 am by

As they do each year, the Dutch Royal Family participated in NL DOET over the weekend (the event formerly known as Make A Difference Day). This year, the royals were all in one place – a playground in Nieuwegein. Arriving in the morning, each family member was given their own task to complete. Queen Beatrix, Prince Constantijn, Princess Marilène and Princess Annette were in charge of repainting a faded mural … Continue reading

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Queen Beatrix Gets United In Freedom

  January 27, 2010 at 11:13 am by

On Monday, Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands attended the meeting ‘In vrijheid verbonden’ (united in freedom) in Utrecht. The meeting was first organised during Queen beatrix’ 25th jubilee in 2005, to focus on the religious and cultural variety of The Netherlands. During Monday’s meeting six different religious groups asked for attention for tolerance and respect for the differences between people. Representatives from the Jewish community, Buddhism, Christianity, Hindoeism, Humanism and … Continue reading

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Middle East Gala in Austria

  January 13, 2010 at 4:30 am by

Her Majesty Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands and His Royal Highness Prince El Hassan bin Talal of Jordan attended the Middle East Gala on Sunday evening at Vienna’s City Hall. The gala is dedicated to the Trilateral Centre for European Studies, a cooperative by private Israeli university Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) in Herzliya, Palestinian Al-Quds University in East Jerusalem and the Royal Scientific Society (RSS) in Amman. The Centre offers Palestinian, … Continue reading

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Neighbours Invite Queen Beatrix For Coffee

  January 5, 2010 at 9:42 pm by

Dutch television programme RTL Boulevard has checked the neighbourhood of Queen Beatrix to see how well the neighbours know each other and the queen. During her Christmas message queen Beatrix mentioned that these days sometimes even neighbours are strangers for each other: ‘you speak to each other without a conversation, you look at each other without seeing’. The programme interviewed the neighbours of the queen, if they ever went for … Continue reading

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Photo Exposition About Queen Beatrix At Soestdijk Palace

  January 5, 2010 at 8:37 pm by

This year Queen Beatrix of The Netherlands will celebrate her 30th year on the throne. To pay some special attention to the queen, palace Soestdijk will host a photo exposition from 5 January to 4 April of this year. The palace was the home where Beatrix grew up with her sisters. The website of the museums says: it was a home where they played, homework was made and where statesmen … Continue reading

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2009 Prince Claus Prize

  December 17, 2009 at 9:31 pm by

The Dutch Royal Family yesterday attended the 2009 Prince Claus Prize awards ceremony. Attended by HM Queen Beatrix and TRH the Prince of Orange, Princess Máxima, Prince Constantijn (who presented the award as honorary chairman of the Prince Claus Fund for Culture and Development), Princess Laurentien, Prince Friso (also honorary chairman) and Princess Mabel; this year’s award went to Colombian architect Simón Vélez, who has been investigating how bamboo can … Continue reading

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Dutch Royals attend CLAUS! Play

  December 9, 2009 at 6:44 am by

Queen Beatrix, Prince Constantijn and Princess Laurentien attended a play in honour of their late husband and father, Prince Claus, on December 6th. The play, entitled CLAUS!, showcased the late Prince’s love of Africa, and his relationship with the Dutch Antilles and Suriname. CLAUS! was produced by the Stichting Julius Lives! foundation, under the initiative of Dutch MP John Leerdam. The play was completely sold-out, which is a wonderful demonstration … Continue reading

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20th Anniversary of the United Nations’ Rights of the Child Celebrated in Stockholm

  November 21, 2009 at 6:09 am by

Various royals flocked to Stockholm these past two days, to attend events to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the United Nations’ Rights of the Child convention. A private seminar on the celebration was held at the Royal Palace of Stockholm early on Thursday November 19th, and was attended by a large group of royal women: Queen Silvia, Crown Princess Victoria and Princess Madeleine, Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands, Queen Paola … Continue reading

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Dutch Royals Attend the Opening of the Holland Dance Festival

  October 29, 2009 at 9:03 am by

Last night Queen Beatrix attended the opening of the annual Holland Dance festival at the Lucent Dance Theater in The Hague. The queen was accompanied by the prince of Orange, princess Máxima, prince Constantijn and Princess Laurentien. Princess Máxima wore the grey Natan dress that she first wore during Prinsjesdag in 2004, while princess Laurentien looked smashing in a green creation. It is widely known that queen Beatrix is fond … Continue reading

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‘Run’ on Job as Lackey at Dutch Palace

  October 29, 2009 at 8:31 am by

A job as lackey for Queen Beatrix at the palace seems very popular. Since the ‘service of the royal house’ placed a job advertisement on the internet last week, the service has been flooded with applications. ‘We often place advertisements on the internet’, says spokesperson Weijermans in the Algemeen Dagblad, ‘but this time we are getting an enormous amount of reactions’. The adversisement says that women can also apply for … Continue reading

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Queen Beatrix Meets Michael Gorbatsjov At the ‘Club of Rome’

  October 29, 2009 at 7:28 am by

On Monday, Queen Beatrix of The Netherlands attended a meeting of the ‘club of Rome’ in Amsterdam. Former president of the USSR, Michael Gorbatsjov, also attended the meeting, as he is a honorary member of the club. The club of Rome is an association that was founded in the late 60-ties by European scientists who were worried about the state of the world. During the Global Assembly, a two day … Continue reading

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Queen Beatrix and Prince Philip Honour Liberation of Nijmegen

  September 21, 2009 at 10:37 pm by

HM Queen Beatrix and HRH the Duke of Edinburgh yesterday commemorated the 65th anniversary of the liberation of the Dutch city of Nijmegen from German occupation during World War II. The city was the first Dutch city to fall to German hands in 1940. The royal pair inspected the customary guard of honour, before laying wreaths at the Resistance Monument at Traianus Square. Speeches were made by both Dutch, British … Continue reading

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Dutch Royals Celebrate Prinsjesdag 2009

  September 18, 2009 at 2:31 am by

This past Tuesday, September 15th, the Dutch Royal Family attended the annual opening of parliament, Prinsjesdag. The event took place at The Hague’s 13th century Ridderzal (Hall of Knights), where HM Queen Beatrix addressed the Dutch parliament from the throne. Accompanied by TRH the Prince of Orange, Princess Máxima, Prince Constantijn, Princess Laurentien, Princess Margriet and Professor Pieter van Vollenhoven, the Dutch monarch arrived at the Ridderzal in a golden … Continue reading

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Queen Beatrix Celebrates With Knights

  June 21, 2009 at 5:41 pm by

On Saturday Queen Beatrix of The Netherlands went to the Grote Kerk in Naarden to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Dutch protestant Johanniter order. The Dutch branch of the ancient order was founded in 1909 by prince Hendrik, consort of queen Wilhelmina of The Netherlands. At the moment the order has over 3000 volunteers and 600 members, who all are active in helping others, like handicapped or lonely people. … Continue reading

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Hermitage Amsterdam Oficially Opened By Beatrix and Medvedev

  June 21, 2009 at 7:59 am by

As mentioned in previous blog entries, Russian president Dmitri Medvedev and Queen Beatrix of The Netherlands opened the new Hermitage museum in Amsterdam on Friday evening. The queen was accompanied by her eldest son, the prince of Orange, and her daughter-in-law princess Máxima, who wore an eccentric purple furry outfit, her tutti fruti bracelet and earrings with purple precious stones. The president was accompanied by his wife. The festivities around … Continue reading

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Queen Beatrix In The Rain

  June 19, 2009 at 5:58 pm by

On this rainy Friday morning, queen Beatrix visited the first phase of the art project ‘village images’ in Coevoorden. Seven sculptures are displayed on along route through seven towns in the province of Drenthe. This is only a start though, the project by the foundation ‘Natuurkunst Drenthe’ (Natural Art Drenthe) hopes to have at least 20 sculptures on this route by the year 2012. The scultures have been made since … Continue reading

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Dutch-Russian Relations: a Tale of Two Disparate Cultures

  June 19, 2009 at 3:45 pm by

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, figurehead leader of the locked up Russian Federation, began a visit to one of the most liberal nations, The Netherlands, when he landed in Amsterdam today. In town at the invitation of Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende to discuss bilateral relations between the two nations, who have a strong trading partnership, Medvedev will also meet with Dutch Queen Beatrix, the majority shareholder in Koninklijke Shell, one … Continue reading

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Dutch Royals Unveil, Speak, Listen And More…

  June 18, 2009 at 7:37 pm by

These last days queen Beatrix, her son prince Willem-Alexander and princess Máxima had several public activities. On Tuesday HM the Queen went to Slochteren (Groningen), where she celebrated the 50th anniversary of the drilling for gas in the province of Groningen. The queen unveiled an appropriate piece of art from Marc Ruygrok : a methane molecule of 8 meters high. On Wednesday attended the final ceremony of the anti racism … Continue reading

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Queen Beatrix Reopens the Royal Palace in Amsterdam

  June 14, 2009 at 7:00 am by

Yesterday queen Beatrix reopened the royal palace on Dam square in Amsterdam. The palace was closed for 3,5 years as the interior was adapted. The palace, that was originally built as a city hall in 1648, got new kitchens and bathrooms, furniture was restaured, 45.000 kilo of asbestos was removed and the chandeliers that were found on the attic were restaured and used in several rooms of the palace. The … Continue reading

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Busy Week For Queen Beatrix…

  June 13, 2009 at 4:19 pm by

Queen Beatrix of The Netherlands had a busy week with a lot of public engagements. On wednesday HM visited the RIVM (National Institute for Health and Environment) in Bilthoven, on the occasion of it’s 100th anniversary. She met the director of the institute, Roel Coutinho, and several other employees. The RIVM started as a small laboratory for health care inspectors but in 100 years it developed into a knowledge institute … Continue reading

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