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Big Brother For Dutch Royals?

  May 25, 2009 at 4:10 am by

According to a new proposal from the Netherlands’ largest opposition party SP (Socialist Party), the members of the royal family have to explain precisely how they spend their days and what they are doing with the 119 million Euros that the royal family costs each year. Newspaper ‘De Telegraaf’ reports that SP parlamentarian Ronald van Raak will ask the minister of internal affairs, Guusje Ter Horst for a annual report … Continue reading

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Queen Beatrix unviels Statues of her Parents

  May 19, 2009 at 11:41 am by

Queen Beatrix today unveiled a bronze-plated statue of her late parents, Queen Juliana and Prince Bernhard. The statue lies in the grounds of Soestdijk Palace, which was the home of Juliana and Bernhard from 1937 to their deaths in May and December 2004, respectively. The statue, which shows Juliana with her arm outstreched in a wave while standing next to her husband, was commissioned by the Images of Juliana and … Continue reading

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Queen Beatrix At International Art Manifestation

  May 11, 2009 at 7:01 am by

On saturday, queen Beatrix of The Netherlands attended the international Art manifestation ”Open Source” in the Bijlmer in Amsterdam. The queen looked at sixteen pieces of art that are displayed between a 3 kilometer route between the subway stations Bijlmer-Arena and Kraaiennest. During her walk the queen talked to the artists and she was surrounded by many people from the neighbourhood, who all wanted to take a picture of their … Continue reading

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Dutch Royals Attend Memorial Service For Victims ‘Apeldoorn’

  May 8, 2009 at 4:56 pm by

Queen Beatrix, the prince of Orange, Princess Máxima, Princess Margriet and Prof. Pieter van Vollenhoven attended the memorial service for the victms of the Queen’s Day tragedy that was held tonight in the Orpheus theatre in Apeldoorn. Before the service the royals talked to victims and family of victims. This took so long that the service had to start 15 minutes behind scheduele. Apart from the royal family, 1200 other … Continue reading

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Queen Beatrix, Calvin & Us

  May 8, 2009 at 7:37 am by

Yesterday Queen Beatrix opened the exposition ‘Calvin & us’ in the Grote Kerk in Gouda. The evening started with a speech by Ds. Selderhuis, about Calvin, Calvinism and the Netherlands.  Selderhuis also referred to the tragedy in Apeldoorn on April 30th. ‘What real calvinism is, we were able to witness last week. When on a bright day it became dark all of a sudden. Ramsey Nasr, national poet, opened the exhibition with a … Continue reading

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Cheers for Queen Beatrix and Pieter van Vollenhoven As They Attend Liberation Day Concerts

  May 5, 2009 at 4:52 pm by

Queen Beatrix of The Netherlands and Prof. Pieter van Vollenhoven attended two different concerts to commemorate Liberation Day, the day the Dutch celebrate that they were liberated from the Nazis on May 5th 1945. Prof. Pieter van Vollenhoven attended a concert in Wageningen this morning at the Johannes church. He was escorted by the commissionair of the queen in the province of Guelders, Clemens Cornielje and by former Justice minister … Continue reading

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Applause for Queen Beatrix at Remembrance Day

  May 5, 2009 at 2:51 pm by

Queen Beatrix of The Netherlands was applauded during the national remembrance ceremony on Dam square yesterday. The queen, the prince of Orange and princess Maxima were present at the annual ceremony to commemorate the victims of WWII. In the New Church, where the ceremony started, Wim de Bie held a speech about his memories from the war. After that, the royals walked to the memorial statue on Dam square, escorted … Continue reading

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Dutch Royals Visit Koninginnedag Crash Wounded

  May 2, 2009 at 9:21 pm by

Following the attempt on their lives at Thursday’s Koninginnedag (Queen’s Day) festivities in Apeldoorn, several members of the Dutch Royal Family yesterday visited the wounded victims of the tragic car crash which has claimed six lives, plus that of the perpetrator. Queen Beatrix visited the Isala Clinic in Zwolle, where she spoke with the injured and their families for four hours. Her Majesty has been receiving constant updates on the … Continue reading

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Car Crashes into the Crowd at Queen Beatrix’s Parade

  April 30, 2009 at 12:47 pm by

A car crash, which is being seen as a deliberate attack, disrupted the celebrations of the Dutch Queen’s Day on April 30, 2009 in Apeldoorn, the Netherlands. Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands and her family were on an open-top bus during the motorcade, when a black car broke through the police fences and hit several parade watchers. The car, which was going at full-speed, then crashed into a memorial on … Continue reading

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Swedish State Visit to the Netherlands

  April 22, 2009 at 11:45 pm by

Liberace eat your heart out! That must be what Beatrix, Silvia and Máxima spoke about on the telephone when deciding what to wear for the state visit which is currently underway between the two nations. All three women have brought elegance and glitz to the visit, which began yesterday morning when Queen Beatrix greeted King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia at the airport in Rotterdam. After a exchange of … Continue reading

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Swedish State Visit to Holland Begins Today

  April 21, 2009 at 1:41 am by

King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia will arrive in Holland later today to begin their three-day state visit to the nation. The visiting royals will visit the regions of Kudelstaart, Gronigen and The Hague. A jam-packed schedule awaits the King and Queen when they touch down in the Netherlands, which can be found in depth here. One of the main highlights of the visit will be the gala banquet … Continue reading

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Old Style Queen’s Day to Mark Queen Juliana’s 100th Birthday

  April 9, 2009 at 3:53 am by

To mark the 100th anniversairy of Queen Juliana of The Netherlands, the traditional defilé will return on Queen’s Day (Koninginnedag). April 30th is the official birthday of Queen Beatrix, which she celebrates on the date of her mother’s birthday. When queen Juliana was still reigning this day was traditionally celebrated with a defilé at Soestdijk Palace. During the defilé, a  colorful parade of people representing various aspects of Dutch society … Continue reading

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Queen Beatrix Attends ‘Granida’

  April 7, 2009 at 11:07 am by

Queen Beatrix of The Netherlands yesterday attended the premiere of the opera ‘Granida’ in the Stadschouwburg on the Leidse square in Amsterdam. The queen was welcomed by Job Cohen, mayor of Amsterdam. The opera is based on a theater play of P.C. Hooft (1581 – 1647), a playright from the Dutch golden age. The play is about the love between the Persian shepard Daifilo and princess Granida. For decades it … Continue reading

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Queen Beatrix Meets President Karzai

  April 1, 2009 at 5:07 am by

Yesterday Queen Beatrix reived president Hamid Karzai of Afghanistan at an audience in Huis ten Bosch palace, The Hague. The president visited The Hague as he attended the special Afghanistan summit in the World Forum. Other attendees were US secretary of state Hillary Clinton and UN secretary General Ban Ki-moon. The latter stayed with the queen at Huis ten Bosch Palace. Earlier that day the queen visited an elementary school … Continue reading

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Christie’s Auctions Beatrix’s Clay Sculpture

  March 26, 2009 at 6:35 am by

At the end of this month the auction house Christie’s will auction a small clay sculpture that was made by queen Beatrix. It is a small red/brown clay sculpture of the head of a horse that she made in 1948, and it is signed: ‘Trix 48′. It is expected that the item will bring in between 2400 and 2800 Euros. Christie’s estimates are founded on the price they received last … Continue reading

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MADD Take Two

  March 21, 2009 at 6:17 pm by

Saturday March 21st was Queen Beatrix’s day to step out and participate in Make A Difference Day. The Queen spent the day at the Kubes Foundation in Zeist, where she helped visually impaired people to create art. Queen Beatrix made sculptures with the members of the Foundation. And the people at the Kico Foundation in Scheerwolde got a surprise when Prince Constantijn and Princess Laurentien turned up to do their … Continue reading

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‘Queen Beatrix Interferes With Appointment Officials’

  March 20, 2009 at 5:43 am by

Queen Beatrix of The Netherlands regularly interfered with the appointment of Dutch officials in the past. This is claimed by Henk Koning, Ben Bot and Pieter Kooijmans, three former government officials in the KRO programme Reporter, that will be broadcasted on Sunday.   The old politicians do not see a problem in that interferance though, in the end the minister stays responsible for the appointment. In 1991 the queen was … Continue reading

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Beatrix opens Keukenhof Flower Exhibition

  March 19, 2009 at 3:05 am by

Queen Beatrix yesterday opened the 60th edition of the International Flower Exhibition Keukenhof in Lisse. The Queen officially opened the event by baptising the new Spring Garden tulip. This year’s exhibition has the theme “USA, New Amsterdam: New York, 400″, in recognition of the 400th anniversary of the founding of the city now know as New York by Dutchman Henry Hudson. The theme is hoped to strengthen bonds of friendship … Continue reading

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Renovated Ministry of Finance Receives Queen Beatrix

  March 12, 2009 at 6:25 pm by

Queen Beatrix of The Netherlands today opened the renovated Dutch ministry of Finance in The Hague. The queen was dressed in a outfit and hat of different shades of blue, which she combined with some aquamarine jewelry. The building of the ministry of Finance has been renovated by the architect agency ‘Meyer & van Schooten’. A part of the original facade has been demolishd so the inner garden of the … Continue reading

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Queen Beatrix and ‘The Girls of Verkade’

  March 11, 2009 at 6:39 pm by

Queen Beatrix has opened the Verkande Pavillion at the museum in Zaandam. Her Majesty was welcomed by three ‘girls of Verkade’, who according to the old commercials of Verkade, make all the chocolate. Queen Beatrix was dressed in chocolate brown colors to mark the occassion and was accompanied by Mienthe Boelaard, one of her ladies-in-waiting. The girls of Verkade, who were dressed in the oldfashioned yellow company clothing explained the … Continue reading

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