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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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Prince Constantijn Presents World Press Photo 2015

  April 24, 2016 at 10:51 pm by

Prince Constantijn and Princess Laurentien have attended the prize ceremony of the World Press Photo for 2015 this evening. Prince Constantijn & Princess Laurentien at World Press Photo in Amsterdam #WPPh16 #Laurentien pic.twitter.com/3i8y8IpbJl — Albert Nieboer (@Royaleurope) April 24, 2016 The Prince, who is patron of the Foundation, presented the prize to Australian photographer Warren Richardson, who was awarded the prize for his photograph of Syrian refugees crossing the border … Continue reading

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Princess Laurentien Opens International Book Fair in Colombia

  April 20, 2016 at 7:57 pm by

As UNESCO Special Envoy for Literacy, Princess Laurentien attended the opening of the 29th edition of the International Book Fair of Bogota, Colombia, on Tuesday April 19. Accompanied by Juan Manuel Santos Calderon, President of Colombia and Gina Parody, Minister of Education, Princess Laurentien inaugurated the pavillion of The Netherlands which is the guest of honors of this year’s edition. The International Book Fair of Bogota (FilBo) is one of … Continue reading

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Dutch Royals Attend The ECF Princess Margriet Awards 2016

  March 15, 2016 at 5:38 pm by

Today, Tuesday March 15, Princess Margriet along with Prince Constantijn and Princess Laurentien attended at the ECF Princess Margriet Awards 2016 at the Stadsschouwburg Theater in Amsterdam. The laureates of the eighth edition of the awards were: theatre-makers and community developers Krétakör from Budapest and citizen laboratory for digital culture Medialab-Prado Madrid. Krétakör is a contemporary art center and a production company and the artistic director is Árpád Schilling. Medialab-Prado is … 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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Princess Laurentien Attends National Reading Breakfast Days

  January 27, 2016 at 7:10 pm by

Today, Wednesday January 27, Princess Laurentien attended the launch of the National Reading Breakfast Days in the Primary School “De Ladder” in Maarn, in the province of Utrecht. This school is known for its high priority towards the language development and reading: owns a library in the school and organizes various reading activities. During the visit, the Princess read to the children of grade 1 and 2 the book “We … Continue reading

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Dutch Royal Family Presents Prince Claus Award 2015

  December 3, 2015 at 9:00 am by

Yesterday, Wednesday December 2nd, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima along with Princess Beatrix, Prince Constantijn, Princess Laurentien and Princess Mabel attended the ceremony of the Prince Claus Award at the Royal Palace in Amsterdam. As Honorary Chair of the Prince Claus Fund, Prince Constantijn presented this year’s award to the Iranian photographer Newsha Tavakolian. Newsha Tavakolian was awarded for “for her beautiful and moving account of the complex and ambiguous … Continue reading

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Queen Máxima Awards Prince Bernhard Culture Prize

  November 30, 2015 at 5:33 pm by

Today, Monday November 30, Her Majesty Queen Máxima handed over the Prince Bernhard Culture Prize 2015 at the Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ concert hall in Amsterdam. The award went to architect Francine Houben. Koningin Máxima reikt oeuvreprijs van @Cultuurfonds uit aan architect Francine Houben #cultuurfonds pic.twitter.com/CoJYUWkF2e — Koninklijk Huis (@koninklijkhuis) November 30, 2015 Francine Houben, born in Sittard in 1955, is a Dutch architect, founding partner and creative director of … Continue reading

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Final Event to Celebrate 200 Years of the Kingdom of the Netherlands

  September 26, 2015 at 8:30 pm by

The Orange-Nassaus were out in force this evening, attending a concert at the Royal Theatre Carré that brought to a conclusion the celebrations that have been taking place over the past two years to mark the 200th anniversary of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima were joined by Princess Beatrix, Prince Constantijn and Princess Laurentien, Princess Mabel, Princess Margriet and Professor Pieter van Vollenhoven, Prince Bernhard … Continue reading

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Prinsjesdag 2015

  September 15, 2015 at 4:12 pm by

Today, Tuesday September 15, the Dutch Royal Family celebrated the traditional 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 Noordeinde Palace at around 13:00 heading to the Knight’s Hall in the Golden Carriage through the streets of The Hague. Princess Beatrix saw the procession of the carriages from the … Continue reading

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Princess Laurentien Attends Literacy Week Opening

  September 7, 2015 at 6:13 pm by

Today, Monday September 7, Princess Laurentien attended the launch of the 11th edition of the Literacy Week Opening in the square near the Parliament building in The Hague. During the event, the Princess presented the “National Literacy Awards”. The winners this year were “The Maternity Bird”, a social enterprise about maternity care; the children’s comic “Look and Read” and “Language and Parental Involvement / Language and Finance Parenting”, a foundation … Continue reading

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Princess Laurentien Attends National Water Savers Day

  September 3, 2015 at 5:27 pm by

Today, Thursday September 3, Princess Laurentien attended the second edition of the National Water Savers Day in the Plein square in The Hague. The purpose of the event is to teach children and their families how to save energy in their daily lifestyle at home like having a five minute shower instead of nine minutes. During the event, the Princess along with other participants jumped roped for   five minutes to show how long five … Continue reading

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Prince Constantijn and Princess Laurentien Celebrate Wedding Anniversary Today

  May 17, 2015 at 1:00 am by

Prince Constantijn and Princess Laurentien of the Netherlands celebrate their 14th wedding anniversary. The couple announced their engagement on December 16, 2000. Their civil marriage took place on May 17, 2001 and their religious wedding on May 19, 2001. Princess Laurentien’s wedding gown was designed by Edouard Vermeulen. The couple have three children; Countess Eloise Beatrix Sophie Laurence born on June 8, 2002, Count Claus-Casimir Bernhard Marius Max born on … Continue reading

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Koningsdag Celebrated in Dordrecht

  April 27, 2015 at 7:24 pm by

The Orange-Nassaus have celebrated Koningsdag, the celebration of the monarch’s birthday, in the city of Dordrecht today. View image | gettyimages.com Some 25,000 people turned out in the city to attend the celebrations and catch a glimpse of the Royal Family, who arrived by water taxi along the canal. King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima were joined by their three daughters (Catharina-Amalia, Alexia and Ariane), Prince Constantijn and Princess Laurentien, Prince Maurits … Continue reading

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World Press Photo 2014 Award Presented By Prince Constantijn

  April 25, 2015 at 8:18 pm by

Prince Constantijn of the Netherlands tonight presented the World Press Photo of the Year 2014 award at a ceremony at Amsterdam’s Muziekgebouw aan ’t IJ. He was accompanied by his wife, Princess Laurentien. The Prince, who is patron of World Press Photo, an organisation started in 1955 to support and promote worldwide photojournalism, presented the award to Danish photographer Mads Nissen for his photograph of a gay Russian couple. The photograph … Continue reading

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Prince Constantijn & Family To Return To The Hague

  April 2, 2015 at 9:11 pm by

The RVD (Dutch Government Information Service) has announced that Prince Constantijn and his family will be moving back to The Hague this coming summer. The reason for the move is because of the increasing amount of work both the Prince and his wife, Princess Laurentien, are undertaking in the Netherlands. Princess Laurentien is an advisor to the Port of Rotterdam, and Prince Constantijn is involved with the company Startup Delta which … Continue reading

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