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Dutch Celebrate First Koningsdag in 124 Years

  April 27, 2014 at 1:34 am by

The Dutch Royal Family yesterday celebrated the first Koningsdag in 124 years, in the towns of De Rijp and Amstelveen. These were the towns originally scheduled for the event in 2013, but were postponed due to the abdication ceremonies. All adult members of the Royal Family, except for Princess Mabel, were present for the festivities, in which they participated in walk-abouts, sporting games, activities, theatre performances and songs. In De … Continue reading

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The EFC Princess Margriet Awards 2014

  March 23, 2014 at 5:44 am by

On Tuesday March 18, Princess Margriet and Princess Laurentien attended the ECF Princess Margriet Awards 2014 at the Bozar Center for Fine Arts in Brussels. The laureates of the sixth edition of the award were “Teatro Valle Occupato” from Rome and Teodor Celakoski from Zagreb. The Teatro Valle, Italy’s oldest theatre, was saved in 2011 from an uncertain future with the occupation of a group of theatre workers who has … Continue reading

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Dutch Royals Awards ‘Prince Claus Awards’

  December 15, 2013 at 5:04 am by

On Wednesday December 11th, Princess Beatrix, Prince Constantijn, Princess Laurentien and Princess Mabel attended the “Prince Claus Award” ceremony. King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima were absent this year. The King was in Johannesburg to attend the memorial service in memory of the former president of the Republic of South Africa, Nelson Mandela, and the Queen was on a visit to Ethiopia and Tanzania. The winner this year was Egyptian poet … Continue reading

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First Prinsjesdag with New Monarch

  September 19, 2013 at 4:21 am by

The official opening of parliament was celebrated on Tuesday in the Netherlands, the first Prinsjesdag for the new monarch, Willem-Alexander. King Willem-Alexander was joined by his wife, Queen Máxima, and brother and sister-in-law, Prince Constantijn and Princess Laurentien, for his inaugural speech from the throne. The royal party made their way to the Ridderzaal in horse-drawn carriages through the streets of The Hague. The King’s speech, in which he discussed the … Continue reading

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Princess Laurentien At Literacy Week Opening

  September 11, 2013 at 2:27 am by

On Monday September 9th, Princess Laurentien opened the ninth Literacy Week in the Efteling theme park in Kaatsheuvel. The Princess was accompanied by Jet Bussemaker, Minister of Education, Culture and Science. During the ceremony the winners of the “National Literacy Awards” were announced. The winners of this years were Rian Visser, a children’s writer, and Jong010, the Rotterdam children’s newspaper. The Literacy Week takes place from 8 to 15 September. Activities … Continue reading

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The EFC Princess Margriet Awards 2013

  March 21, 2013 at 10:30 am by

On Tuesday March 19, Princess Margriet, Princess Laurentien and Princess Astrid of Belgium attended the ECF Princess Margriet Awards. The European Cultural Foundation award was founded in partnership with the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science and the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The opening speech was held by Princess Laurentien in her capacity as President of the ECF, while Princess Margriet awarded the prizes. The laureates of the … Continue reading

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Dutch Royal Family Participate in NL DOET 2013

  March 17, 2013 at 9:31 pm by

As per tradition, this year the Dutch Royal Family attended the National Volunteer Day, NL DOET, on March 15 and 16. On Friday March 15, the Queen along with Princess Margriet, Prince Floris, Prince Pieter-Christiaan and Prince Bernhard visited the Sustainability Center Weizigt in Dordrecht. Queen Beatrix helped taking care of donkeys, ponies and horses: cleaning, brushing and feeding the animals. She was helped by Princess Margriet. Prince Floris, Prince … Continue reading

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Princess Laurentien Opens Day of Literature

  March 14, 2013 at 10:45 am by

As a avid supporter of literacy initiatives, Princess Laurentien was an obvious choice to open the 2013 edition of Day of Literature in Rotterdam today. The event, a one-day festival which brings together around 4,500 secondary school children, took place at De Doelen. The Princess officially opened the festival this morning, before spending time speaking with students and staff who were taking part and looking at the exhibitions on offer. … Continue reading

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Dutch Royals Celebrate Koninginnedag

  May 1, 2012 at 3:54 am by

The Dutch Royal Family yesterday celebrated the official birthday of Queen Beatrix, Koninginnedag, in the towns of Rhenen and Veenendaal. Queen Beatrix was joined by two of her sons and daughters-in-law, her sister, and nephews and their wives for the festivities. Only Prince Friso, Princess Mabel and Princess Anita were not in attendance. Professor Pieter van Vollenhoven was only present in Veenendaal. Upon arrival in Rhenen, school children from the … 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 Laurentien involved in Literacy and Education

  September 8, 2011 at 4:31 pm by

Princess Laurentien, as chairwoman of the High Level Expert Group on Literacy and UNESCO Special Envoy for Literacy, is often very interested about Literacy, Culture and Education. After returning from the Book Fair in China, attended other two events related to Literacy. On September 06, Princess Laurentien has visited the International School at The Hague. The Princess was accompanied by Mrs Androulla Vassiliou, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and … Continue reading

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Princess Laurentien at the 2011 Beijing International Book Fair

  September 3, 2011 at 6:33 pm by

Princess Laurentien was present at the inauguration of the 18th Beijing International Book Fair in Beijing, capital of China. The five-day book fair started on August 31 and will end on September 04. The Netherlands is guest of honour at this year’s Beijing International Book Fair. At the book fair in China, on August 31, Princess Laurentien launched the Chinese edition of her children’s book “Mr. Finney en de wereld … Continue reading

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Princess Laurentien Opened an Exhibition

  March 22, 2011 at 9:51 am by

On Sunday March 20, Princess Laurentien inaugurated the new exhibition about ‘Kikker’ (Frog) at the Children’s Museum. The opening was also to celebrate the end of the renovation of the Children’s Museum. The exhibition is inspired by ‘Kikker’, the main character from the works of writer and illustrator Max Velthuijs (1923-2005). ‘Kikker’ is one of the permanent exhibitions at the Children’s Museum. In the exhibition, children literally step into Kikker’s … 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 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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Princess Margriet, Princess Laurentien and Princess Astrid Attend Award Ceremony

  February 10, 2011 at 5:14 am by

On Tuesday February 08, Princess Margriet, Princess Laurentien and Princess Astrid were at the Royal Flemish Theatre in Brussels to attend the ECF Routes Princess Margriet Award. This award from the European Cultural Foundation (ECF), in collaboration with the Ministries of Education, Culture and Science and Foreign Affairs, was this year awarded to the artists Sejla Kameric and Kutluğ Ataman. Both laureates are artists and filmmakers, and they have been … Continue reading

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Princess Laurentien Presents her Second Book

  February 4, 2011 at 1:00 pm by

On Wednesday February 2nd, in the colorful Oceanium Zoo in Rotterdam, the presentation of Princess Laurentien’s second book, “Mr. Finney and the Other Side of the Water”, took place. Along with the Princess, with her were there her husband, Prince Constantijn and her children, Eloise (8), Claus-Casimir (6) and Leonore (4). A group of guests and five classes of the primary school “De Hovenier” in Rotterdam attended the launch of … Continue reading

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Princess Laurentien, Chairman of High Level Group on Literacy

  February 2, 2011 at 8:39 am by

On Tuesday February 01, Princess Laurentien was present in Brussels to attend the launch of the High Level Group of Experts. The Princess is Special Envoy for literacy development in the UN organization UNESCO. The European Commission is a new expert group set up looking for alternative ways of bringing down the illiteracy in the EU. The High Level Group consists of leading experts in the fields of education and … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Maxima guests on BNN Program

  January 28, 2011 at 10:55 am by

On January 27, the television show “The National Money Test” aired in the Netherlands, featuring a segment involving Princess Maxima. As Honorary Chairman of the platform CentiQ – Guide to Money Matters, she spoke in the studio with host Patrick Lodiers about the problem of young people in debt. Lodiers, in addition with the Princess, also spoke with other experts about debt, expenditure patterns and price consciousness. “Many people, especially … Continue reading

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Princess Laurentien attends National Reading Breakfast Days

  January 19, 2011 at 12:07 pm by

On Wednesday January 19, Princess Laurentien was present at the library in Lisse to start The National Reading Breakfast days. The National Read Week, an initiative of the Reading Foundation and organized by the Foundation CPNB (Collective Propaganda for the Dutch Book), will last until January 29. The goal of the campaign is to promote reading to children who can not read. During the event, various activities will be held … Continue reading

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