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Prinsjesdag 2017

  September 19, 2017 at 4:36 pm by

On Tuesday September 19, the Dutch Royal Family celebrated the traditional opening of Parliament, Prinsjesdag. King Willem-Alexander was joined by his wife, Queen Máxima, his brother Prince Constantijn and his sister-in-law, Princess Laurentien. The Dutch Royals left Noordeinde Palace at around 13:00 heading to the Knight’s Hall in the Glass Carriage through the streets of The Hague. Princess Beatrix saw the procession of the carriages from the window of the Royal … 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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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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Princess Margriet and Princess Laurentien Attend ECF Princess Margriet Awards 2017

  May 13, 2017 at 9:35 am by

Last Tuesday, May 9, Princess Margriet and Princess Laurentien was present at the European Cultural Foundation Princess Margriet Awards 2017 held at the music venue and cultural center Paradiso in Amsterdam. The laureates of the 2017 edition were: the literary writer and columnist Aslı Erdoğan from Istanbul; the novelist, orientalist scholar and journalist Navid Kermani from Cologne; the saxophonist and composer Luc Mishalle from Brussels and the visual artist Marina … Continue reading

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Happy Koningsdag From Tilburg!

  April 27, 2017 at 9:37 am by

The Dutch Royal Family has celebrated Koningsdag for 2017 in the southern city of Tilburg today. King Willem-Alexander – who today turns 50 – led the family by train to Tilburg, where they happily participated in the activities planned by the city for Koningsdag highlighting their culture, including sports, music and dancing, and a spot of knitting for Queen Máxima. Attending the event this year were Prince Constantijn and Princess Laurentien, … Continue reading

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Prince Constantijn Presents World Press Photo 2016

  April 23, 2017 at 4:48 pm by

Yesterday, Saturday April 22, Prince Constantijn and Princess Laurentien were present at the ceremony of the World Press Photo of the Year 2016 award held at the Muziekgebouw aan ’t IJ in Amsterdam. The Prince presented this year’s award to Turkish photographer Burhan Özbilici photographer, who works for the Associated Press. He was awarded for his photograph of the murder of the Russian Ambassador to Turkey, Andrey Karlov, on December 19 during … Continue reading

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Dutch Royal Family Participate in NL DOET 2017

  March 11, 2017 at 4:22 pm by

As they do every year, members of the Dutch Royal Family were present for the National Volunteer Day, NL DOET, on March 10 and 11. On Friday, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima helped in the Neighborhood Garden, a garden located in the municipality of Breda, in the south of the Netherlands. During their two hours at the garden, the Royal Couple were involved in various activities to renovate the garden after the winter months. With … 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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Flashback Friday: Dutch Prince Announces Engagement

  December 16, 2016 at 7:00 am by

On December 16, 2000, the engagement between Prince Constantijn of the Netherlands – youngest son of Queen Beatrix and Prince Claus – and Laurentien Brinkhorst was announced. The couple had a brief press conference at Huis ten Bosch alongside the groom’s parents, as well as the Brinkhorsts, Laurens-Jan and Jantien. They married in May 2001, and have three children: Eloise, Claus-Casimir and Leonore.

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Dutch Royal Family Presents Prince Claus Award 2016

  December 15, 2016 at 2:35 pm by

Today, Thursday December 15, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima and Their Royal Highnesses Princess Beatrix, Prince Constantijn, Princess Laurentien and Princess Mabel attended the 2016 Prince Claus Prize Award ceremony held at the Royal Palace in Amsterdam. The winner this year was the Thai indipendent filmmaker and artist Apichatpong Weerasethakul. Prins Claus Prijzen uitgereikt in Amsterdam https://t.co/eeb08DoJuI pic.twitter.com/pJ7VyTN9Ty — Vorsten (@VorstenNL) December 15, 2016 As honorary chairman of … Continue reading

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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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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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Prinsjesdag 2016 Marked In The Hague

  September 19, 2016 at 3:11 pm by

The Dutch Royal Family has celebrated today, Tuesday September 19, the official opening of the parliament, Prinsjesdag. His Majesty King Willem-Alexander was accompanied by his wife, Her Majesty Queen Maxima, his brother Prince Constantijn and his sister-in-law, Princess Laurentien. The Dutch Royals left the Noordeinde Palace at 13:00 heading to the Knight’s Hall in horse-drawn carriages through the streets of The Hague. This year was used the Glass Carriage that was … Continue reading

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Princess Laurentien Opens Renewed Fryske Akademy

  September 9, 2016 at 2:14 pm by

Today, Friday September 9, Princess Laurentien attended the opening of the renewed and restored buildings of the Fryske Akademy in Leeuwarden, a municipality of the Friesland Province, in the north of the Netherlands. The Fryske Akademy was founded in 1938 as scientific centre for research and education of the Frisian language and culture and it is located in the Coulonhouse, a 18th century building and the adjacent properties. The purpose of … Continue reading

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Princess Laurentien Turns 50

  May 25, 2016 at 1:00 am by

Born on May 25, 1966 as Petra Laurentien Brinkhorst and now known as Princess Laurentien of the Netherlands celebrates her 50th birthday today. Her parents are the former Dutch minister of Economic Affairs, Laurens Jan Brinkhorst and Jantien Brinkhorst-Heringa and she has one brother. She went to school in The Netherlands, then her family moved to Tokyo where she graduated from the Lycée français. Her family moved to Tokyo when … Continue reading

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On This Day: Wedding of Constantijn and Laurentien

  May 19, 2016 at 5:59 pm by

On this day in 2001 prince Constantijn of The Netherlands married Laurentien Brinkhorst in a religious ceremony in the Grote Kerk in The Hague. Today they celebrate their crystal wedding: 15 years. The couple had known each other for a long time. Their mothers were friends form the time they both studied in Leiden while in 2001 Laurentien’s father served as minister of agriculture. Two days before the religious wedding … Continue reading

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Princess Laurentien Brings Her Family to Her Book Launch

  May 12, 2016 at 1:48 am by

Yesterday, Wednesday May 11, Princess Laurentien presented a a new book. The princess co-authored the book with  Jeroen Smit, a Dutch journalist and Professor of Journalism at the University of Groningen.The Princess was accompanied by her husband, Prince Constantijn and their three children: Eloise, Claus-Casimir and Leonore. In the book, titled “Nog lang en gelukkig”, “Happily ever after”, Princess Laurentien and Jeroen Smit talked with several leaders about their dilemmas, … Continue reading

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Happy Koningsdag! The Orange-Nassaus Celebrate in Zwolle

  April 27, 2016 at 5:38 pm by

We’ve come to the end of April, and in the Netherlands that means one thing: Koningsday! This year the event was held in Zwolle. Despite the early signs of rain and unpleasant weather, the clouds managed to hold themselves together as the Dutch Royal Family descended on the city for a day of games, entertainment and socialising. King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima again brought their three daughters – Catharina-Amalia, Alexia and … Continue reading

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