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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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Dutch Royal Family attended “Prince Claus Award” 2010

  December 20, 2010 at 3:30 pm by

On Friday 17 December, Her Majesty the Queen and Their Royal Highnesses the Prince of Orange, Princess Máxima, Prince Friso, Princess Mabel, Prince Constantijn and Princess Laurentien attended the presentation of the Prince Claus Award to the Algerian publisher Barzakh Editionsat at the Royal Palace. The prize is awarded by Prince Friso, who along with Prince Constantijn is honorary chair of the Prince Claus Fund. The theme of the Prince … Continue reading

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Dutch Crown Prince Couple Worked Harder this Year

  December 3, 2010 at 5:22 pm by

Prince Willem-Alexander and Princess Maxima this year were much more active in the Netherlands compared to last year. The Dutch Crown Prince couple carried out around 160 public appearances between them this year, well up on last year’s total reported by news agency ANP. Prince Willem-Alexander was out and about on official business over 70 times, compared with 40 in 2009. Princess Maxima carried out almost 90 official engagements, up … Continue reading

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Princess Laurentien in Spain

  November 16, 2010 at 3:40 pm by

On November 16, Princess Laurentien was in Barcelona to present her new children’s book ‘Mr Finney’ dedicated to climate change. Published in 2009 in Dutch, the first story of the series is titled “Mr. Finney and the world upside down” and its Spanish version will be released in spring 2011 (Editorial SM). Laurentien of Orange-Nassau explained today that Finney, the character who stars in the series of tales, was born … Continue reading

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Prinsjesdag 2010

  September 28, 2010 at 12:27 am by

The Dutch Royal Family have today celebrated Prinsjesdag, the traditional opening of parliament. At 13:00, the royal family departed from Noordeinde Palace in the Golden Coach and the Gala State Sedan, headed for the Parliamentary Halls in The Hague. An incident took place during the route to the Ridderzaal, when a 29-year-old man from Winterswijk throw a tealight candle holder at the Golden Coach, hitting one of its windows. Quickly … Continue reading

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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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Dutch Royals Gather In Brussels For Routes Award

  January 27, 2010 at 12:29 pm by

Tuesday afternoon, princess Margriet, Prince Constantijn and Princess Laurentien of The Netherlands gathered in Brussels to attend the award ceremony of the ‘Routes Award’. The award of the European Cultural Fund was given to Stefan Kaegi and Borka Pavicevic. Princess Laurentien is president of the fund, and in that capacity held the first speech during the meeting in the Royal Flemish Theatre in Brussels. Princess Margriet handed out the awards … 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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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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Dutch Princesses At Theater, Charity Projects and Book Launch

  October 29, 2009 at 7:58 am by

Princesses Máxima and Laurentien of The Netherlands had several public engagements during the last two days. On Tuesday night, princess Máxima visited the new Culturalis Theater in the Schilderswijk in The Hague. The Culturalis is an amateur theater for young people. The princess arrived at the theater on the Hobbema street at 8PM and left two hours later. She opened the theater by hitting on an Indonesian gong. For the … 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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Princess Laurentien at Society to Benefit Education 225th Anniversary

  April 5, 2009 at 8:40 pm by

Yesterday, Princess Laurentien travelled to Rotterdam to attend the Society to Benefit General Education’s 225th anniversary celebration. The event took place at Rotterdam’s National Museum, where the Princess was presented with the first copy of the Society’s jubilee book. Laurentien toured the museum and viewed the exhibition celebrating the Society’s 225 years. The exhibition features original 19th century prints showing the Society’s work. For over two centuries, the Society to … Continue reading

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Constantijn & Laurentien attend ‘Reader’ Premiere

  March 25, 2009 at 10:54 pm by

Earlier tonight, Prince Constantijn and Princess Laurentien attended the Dutch premiere of The Reader, starring Kate Winslett, in Breda. The film was the opening film of the Breda International Film Festival. The film is based on the book by Bernhard Schlink. According to the RVD’s press release, the film in conjunction with the Breda International Film Festival has formed a partnership with the Stichting Lezen & Schrijven (Reading and Writing … Continue reading

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Princess Laurentien Special UNESCO Envoy

  March 24, 2009 at 5:32 pm by

Princess Laurentien will be active in fighting illiteracy and ‘low’ literacy on a global scale. She will ask for a broad plan of action for the matter: to prevent it with children and to help low/illiterate adults improving their reading and writing skills. The princess has been asked for this position because of her long and passionate involvement in the fight against illiteracy, both national and international. Among other things, … 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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Princess Laurentien Writes Children’s Book

  March 20, 2009 at 5:10 am by

  Princess Laurentien is writing a childrens book. According to Querido the intention is to publish a collection of children’s books. Mr. Finney is an idea of the princess herself and is meant for children from the age of four to eight. The authors will try to convey non moralising questions to children about how we use the planet. In 2004 Princess Laurentien founded the foundation ‘Lezen & Schrijven’ (Reading … Continue reading

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