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Queen Máxima in Indonesia: February 11-13

  February 13, 2018 at 4:14 pm by

As a special advocate of the Secretary-General of the United Nations for inclusive finance for development, Queen Máxima arrived in Jakarta, the capital of the Republic of Indonesia, on the evening of Sunday February 11 for a two-day visit. On Monday February 12, the first day of her visit, the Queen was in Bandar Lampung, capital of the province of Lampung, in the southern of Sumatra island. Upon her arrival, Queen … Continue reading

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The Royals in PyeongChang: Opening Weekend

  February 11, 2018 at 10:00 pm by

Following Friday night’s opening ceremony, the XXIII Olympic Winter Games kicked in to high gear over the weekend, with the first medals awarded and dozens of events held across PyeongChang and neighbouring Gangneung. Amongst the thousands of spectators were royals from the Netherlands, Monaco, Luxembourg and the UK. King Willem-Alexander, an honorary member of the International Olympic Committee, and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands were on hand on Saturday to congratulate three … Continue reading

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Dutch Working Visit to China – Last Day

  February 8, 2018 at 12:06 pm by

Today, Thursday February 8, Dutch Queen Máxima completed the working visit to China on her own while King Willem-Alexander was on his way to PyeongChang, South Korea, where tomorrow he will attend the opening of the Winter Olympics as an honorary member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC). The Queen started her last day in China with a roundatable at the Dutch Embassy focused on Green Finance. Topics discussed were … Continue reading

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Dutch Working Visit to China Begins

  February 7, 2018 at 5:07 pm by

At the invitation of the Chinese President, Xi Jinping, His Majesty King Willem-Alexander and Her Majesty Queen Maxima of The Netherlands started today, Wednesday February 7, a two-day working visit to China along with Halbe Zijlstra, Minister of Foreign Affairs. Upon their arrival at the Beijing Capital International Airport, the Royal Couple was welcomed by the Chinese Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs. Later the King and the Queen were received by … Continue reading

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Queen Máxima Opens the Virtual Oncode Institute

  February 5, 2018 at 12:48 pm by

This morning, Monday February 5, Queen Máxima of The Netherlands was present at the launch of the Virtual Oncode Institute, a new virtual research center for cancer. The event took place at the Royal Tropical Institute in Amsterdam in the presence of funders, partners, researchers and guests. The Virtual Oncode Institute is an independent institute that unites The Netherlands’ most outstanding scientists specialized in the field of fundamental oncological research. Almost 600 … Continue reading

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Queen Máxima Enjoys Some Baby Cuddles During Working Visit To Dordrecht

  January 30, 2018 at 10:52 am by

Today, Tuesday January 30, Her Majesty Queen Máxima of The Netherlands paid a working visit to the non-profit organization Babyhuis in Dordrecht. Babyhuis, established at the end of 2013, offers care and guidance to mothers, pregnant women and babies whose parents who are temporarily unable to provide care for them. The organization also provides intensive assistance programs “to establish a secure bonding relationship between mother and child, guidance to self-reliance, creating a solid financial … Continue reading

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King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima Open European Capital of Culture For 2018

  January 28, 2018 at 6:22 am by

Yesterday, Saturday January 27, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima participated in the official opening of Leeuwarden-Fryslân as the European Capital of Culture for 2018. The Maltese capital Valletta is also this year’s European Capital of Culture. To mark the starting of the events, the King and Queen rang the bells of the Oldehove Church which is located in the medievial centre of the city of Leeuwarden. During this year the province … Continue reading

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King Willem-Alexander Meets with the President of Panama

  January 22, 2018 at 2:50 pm by

Today, Monday January 22, His Majesty King Willem-Alexander of The Netherlands welcomed Juan Carlos Varela, President of Panama, at Noordeinde Palace for an audience. The President is currently on a three-day working visit to The Netherlands that aims to strengthen the relationship between The Netherlands and Panama. On the occasion of this visit, Queen Máxima, in her capacity as special advocate of the United Nations Secretary-General for Inclusive Financing for … Continue reading

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Queen Máxima Opens the Bio-Fair in Zwolle

  January 17, 2018 at 12:49 pm by

This afternoon, Her Majesty Queen Máxima was present at the opening of the organic trade fair Bio-Fair organized at the convention center IJsselhallen in Zwolle, in the northeastern Netherlands. Upon her arrival, the Queen was welcomed by Boele Staal, commissioner of the King in the Province of Overijssel, and Jan Brink, Deputy Mayor of Zwolle. The Queen, along with Carola Schouten, Minister of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality, was given a guided … Continue reading

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Dutch King Hosts New Year’s Reception At Amsterdam’s Royal Palace

  January 16, 2018 at 2:49 pm by

On Tuesday January 16th, the King of The Netherlands hosted the first of two traditional New Year’s receptions at the Royal Palace in Amsterdam. Several hundred guests from across Dutch society, the political sphere and the public administrative services attended the reception, as did forty representatives from the Dutch National Police, who were special guests this year. During his speech at the reception, the King personally thanked the police for … Continue reading

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First Royal Attendance Confirmed For PyeongChang 2018

  January 15, 2018 at 11:50 am by

The XXIII Olympic Winter Games will kick off on February 9th in PyeongChang, South Korea, and the first royal attendances have been confirmed. King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima of The Netherlands will be attending to cheer on Dutch athletes at the beginning of the Games: the King will attend from February 9th to February 13th, while Queen Máxima will only attend until February 11th. They will be present for the opening … Continue reading

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Queen Máxima Opens the House for Music

  January 12, 2018 at 2:17 pm by

Today, Friday January 12, Queen Máxima attended at the opening of the renovated “House for Music” in Arnhem, in the province of Gelderland. Upon her arrival the Queen was welcomed by the Mayor of Arnehm, Ahmed Marcouch, and Clemens Cornielje, the King’s Commissioner in the province of Gelderland. During the opening ceremony took place a concert by the Het Gelders Orkest and a performance by more than one hundred Arnhem school children … Continue reading

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Queen Máxima’s Working Visit To Rotterdam

  January 11, 2018 at 1:18 pm by

Today, Thursday January 11, Her Majesty Queen Máxima of The Netherlands paid a working visit to the youth foundation Time for Action in Rotterdam. Time for Action, established in 2011, aims to “provide help and networks to lonely and vulnerable people and encourages young people to be committed to the people in their environment who have little or no network”. The foundation is active in 15 cities across the country with … Continue reading

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Queen Maxima Opens Conference in Amsterdam

  December 7, 2017 at 4:02 pm by

As special advocate of the Secretary-General of the United Nations for Inclusive Finance for Development, Dutch Queen Máxima opened today, Thursday December 7, the 5th edition of the IGNITE conference at the conference centre Beurs van Berlage in Amsterdam. The conference, entitled “Rebuilding Futures” and organized by the Dutch development organization SPARK, was focused on improving access to higher education, developing entrepreneurship, promoting sustainable leadership amongst young people in conflict-affected regions … Continue reading

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Dutch Royal Family Present Prince Claus Award 2017

  December 6, 2017 at 6:13 pm by

Today, Wednesday December 6, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima, Princess Beatrix, Prince Constantijn and Princess Laurentien, and Princess Mabel attended the 2017 Prince Claus Prize Award ceremony held at the Royal Palace in Amsterdam. This year the award went to the Brazilian filmmaker and rights activist Vincent Carelli and the Chinese new media designer and environmental activist Ma Jun. As Honorary Chairman of the Prince Claus Fund, Prince Constantijn presented … Continue reading

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Dutch King and Queen End Official Visit to the Dutch Caribbean

  December 2, 2017 at 3:11 pm by

On the third and final day of their official visit, Saturday December 2, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima were in St. Maarten. Upon their arrival to the Princess Juliana International Airport, the Royal Couple was welcomed by Eugene Holiday, Governor of St. Maarten, and his wife. Then the King and the Queen moved to the headquarters of the Red Cross where they met with students of Simpson Bay School. Following … Continue reading

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Dutch Official Visit to the Caribbean Continues In Saba

  December 1, 2017 at 5:26 pm by

The King and Queen of the Netherlands’ official visit to the Caribbean islands continued today, Friday December 1st, in Saba. On the occasion of the celebrations of the 42nd Saba Day, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima attended a church service held at the Christ Church in The Bottom, the capital of Saba, where they were welcomed by Jonathan Johnson, Lieutenant Governor of the island. The celebrations then moved to the … Continue reading

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Dutch King and Queen Begin Official Visit to the Dutch Caribbean

  November 30, 2017 at 10:44 am by

On Thursday November 30, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima started a three-day official visit to St. Eustatius, Saba and St Maarten, islands of the Dutch Caribbean. Upon their arrival at the F. D. Roosevelt Airport on the island of St Eustatius, the Royal Couple was received by Julian Woodley, Lieutenant Governor of St. Eustatius. Then the King and the Queen paid a visit to the St Eustatius Solar Park. This solar park … Continue reading

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Dutch Royals Present Erasmus Prize 2017

  November 29, 2017 at 7:12 am by

Yesterday, Tuesday November 28, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima, along with Princess Beatrix, attended the Erasmus Prize Awards at the Royal Palace in Amsterdam.  The theme of this year was “Knowledge, Power and Diversity”. The King presented this year’s prize to Canadian scientist Michèle Lamont. Michèle Lamont, Professor of Sociology and of African and African American Studies and the Robert I. Goldman Professor of European Studies at Harvard University, dedicated … Continue reading

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Queen Máxima Visits Refugee Company

  November 28, 2017 at 10:43 am by

Today, Tuesday November 28, Queen Máxima paid a working visit to the Refugee Company in Amsterdam. Refugee Company is a social enterprise supported by The Oranje Fonds that aims to provide opportunities for newcomers in the Netherlands, empowering refugees with work experiences, finding a paid job or setting up their own company. With the help of volunteers, companies and the municipality of Amsterdam, Refugee Company helps refugees to create a … Continue reading

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