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Dutch State Visit to Germany Begins

  July 5, 2021 at 4:57 pm by

Today, Monday July 5, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima started a three-day state visit to Germany accompanied by several Ministers. Upon their arrival the Royal Couple was officially welcomed by German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier and his wife, Elke Büdenbender at Bellevue Palace with a military guard of honour. The King and the President inspected the guard of honour and then were played the national anthems. Inside the Palace … Continue reading

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Queen Mathilde Presents “Queen Mathilde Prize” 2021

  June 25, 2021 at 5:55 pm by

Today, Friday June, Her Majesty Queen Mathilde handed out the “Queen Mathilde Prize” 2021 in a ceremony held in the Orangerie of the Castle of Laeken. The theme of this year was “Beautifully resilient”, dedicated to the response to the Coronavirus. The award went to “Debateville”, an organization founded in 2019 that aims to “promote social mobility and cohesion by providing young people with essential skills through debate”. The project … Continue reading

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Dutch King and Queen Cheer on Dutch National Football Team

  June 13, 2021 at 6:05 pm by

Today, Sunday June 13, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima attended the European Championship match between Netherlands and Ukraine at the Johan Cruijff Arena in Amsterdam. The Royal Couple had the typical supporter scarfs of the Dutch National Football Team. The match ended with a victory 3-2 for the Netherlands over Ukraine. Prior to the match the King and the Queen shared a message on social media saying: “An … Continue reading

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Princess of Orange Graduates from High School

  June 10, 2021 at 4:04 pm by

Today, Thursday June 10, Her Royal Highness Princess Catharina-Amalia graduated cum laude from Christelijk Gymnasium Sorghvliet high school after passing her final exams. The announcement came from the Princess herself who shared photos and a video on the official website and instagram account of the Dutch Royal Court. In the photos and video the Princess, eldest daughter of Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima, was hoisting the Dutch flag … Continue reading

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Belgian Royal Family Attend Final Concert of Queen Elisabeth Music Competition

  June 10, 2021 at 8:55 am by

On Wednesday evening, June 9, Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde, along with King Albert and Queen Paola, were present in the Royal Box at the Brussels Centre for Fine Arts for the final concert of this year’s Queen Elisabeth Music Competition. At the concert, conducted by Stéphane Denève of the Brussels Philharmonic, performed the top three laureates of this competition, this year held for pianists. This year the … Continue reading

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Silver Carnations Presented by Princess Beatrix

  June 4, 2021 at 9:20 am by

Today, Friday June 4, Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrix presented the 2021 Silver Carnations of the Prince Bernhard Culture Fund in a ceremony held at the Royal Palace in Amsterdam. This year’s Carnations went to Barend van Benthem “for his great knowledge of Dutch table silver”, Janine and Joop van den Ende for their commitment to theatre, music and visual arts for years and Johan Veenstra for his work in … Continue reading

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Dutch Royals attend ”Appeltjes van Oranje 2021”

  June 2, 2021 at 2:09 pm by

Yesterday, Tuesday June 1st, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima attended the ”Appeltjes van Oranje 2021” award ceremony at Palace Nooreinde in The Hague. The theme of this year’s award was “Mental Strength”, focused on mental health. The winners of “Appeltjes van Oranje 2021” were: “Ixta Noa” from from Arnhem, a foundation that supports people with a psychological vulnerability; “Stichting Vriendendiensten” from Deventer, “a regional, independent, client-driven organization that … Continue reading

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Dutch Royal Family Participate in NL DOET 2021

  May 30, 2021 at 3:37 pm by

Over the weekend the members of the Dutch Royal Family took part in the National Volunteer Day, NL DOET. On Friday May 28, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima helped in Oegstgeest at the cultural center Cultuurhuis De Paulus. Cultuurhuis De Paulus is a church that since 2007 it is also a place were are organized “activities in the field of spirituality, art and culture in the broad sense”. … Continue reading

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Dutch Regional Visit to North Limburg

  May 27, 2021 at 5:38 pm by

Today, Thursday May 27, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima paid a regional visit to North Limburg. The visit was focused on positive health and the influence of the coronavirus outbreak on the region. The first stop was in the municipality of Venlo where the Royal Couple was welcomed by Johan Remkes, King’s Commissioner in Limburg since April. In Venlo the King and the Queen visited the Brightlands Campus … Continue reading

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Queen Máxima Turns 50

  May 17, 2021 at 4:30 am by

Her Majesty Queen Máxima celebrates her 50th birthday today. She was born Máxima Zorreguieta on May 17, 1971 Buenos Aires, Argentina. Daughter of Jorge Horacio Zorreguieta (died in 2017) and María del Carmen Cerruti, the Queen has two brothers, Martin and Juan, a sister, Ines (died in 2018) and three half-sisters, María, Ángeles and Dolores. Máxima grew up in Buenos Aires and, after completing secondary school at the Northlands School … Continue reading

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Dutch Royals Attend Remembrance Day

  May 6, 2021 at 9:35 am by

On May 4th and 5th, members of the Dutch Royal Family attended the Remembrance and Liberation Day commemorations. Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima, on Tuesday May 4th, Remembrance Day, attended the national commemoration held at the Dam Square where took place the wreath-laying ceremony at the National Monument at the presence of Prime Minister Rutte and members of the government. During the ceremony a two-minute silence was held … Continue reading

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Koningsdag 2021 in Eindhoven

  April 28, 2021 at 12:22 pm by

The Dutch Royal Family has celebrated Koningsdag 2021, the celebration of the monarch’s birthday, in Eindhoven, in the province of North Brabant. King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima, along with their three daughters, Princess Catharina-Amalia, Princess Alexia and Princess Ariane, present at the High Tech Campus were the event took place. Due to the coronavirus outbreak the audience wasn’t present and the festivities for the King’s birthday were different from the … Continue reading

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King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima attend “King Games”

  April 23, 2021 at 5:31 pm by

Today, Friday April 23, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima were present at the launch of the 9th edition of the “King Games” at the Kindcentrum Vlinderslag school in Amersfoort. Theme of this edition was: “I + you = we”. Due to the coronavirus the program took place outdoors and the traditional breakfast was cancelled. In the schoolyard the King and the Queen, along with the children, took part … Continue reading

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Queen Mathilde Visits the Exhibition “Children of the Renaissance”

  March 25, 2021 at 6:43 pm by

Today, Thursday March 25, Her Majesty Queen Mathilde paid a visit at the exhibition “Children of the Renaissance” held at the Hof van Busleyden Museum in Mechelen, municipality in the province of Antwerp. Through of works of art, writings and utensils such as toys and jewelery, the exhibition shows the life of three generations of Burgundian-Habsburg princes and princesses grow up in the Hof van Kamerijk. The Queen toured the … Continue reading

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  November 24, 2020 at 2:39 am by

Today, Monday November 23, Her Majesty Queen Maxima presented the Prince Bernhard Cultural Prize 2020 at the Kromhouthal cultural center in Amsterdam. This year the award went to ISH Dance Collective. Founded in 2000, the ISH Dance Collective aims to create multidisciplinary performances, develop educational projects and connect diverse groups of people. ISH was awarded because “ensures innovation in the performing arts by combining art forms in a unique way … Continue reading

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Belgian Royal Family At The Opening Ceremony Of The Academic Year Of The Royal Military Academy

  October 9, 2020 at 3:53 pm by

Yesterday, Thursday October 8, Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde, along with their children, Princes Gabriel, Emmanuel and Princess Eléonore and King Albert and Queen Paola, were present at the opening ceremony of the academic year 2020-2021 of the Royal Military Academy held at the Parc du Cinquantenaire in Brussels. It was a special event for the Royal family because the eldest daughter of King Philppe and Queen Mathilde, … Continue reading

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King Philippe Hands out the Blue Beret to Princess Elisabeth

  September 26, 2020 at 3:57 am by

Today, Friday September 25, Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde attended the the ceremony of the presentation of the Blue Berets, a military ceremony during which the students who have passed the military initiation phase receive their blue beret. The ceremony took place in the courtyard of the Royal Military Academy. For the King, who handed out the berets to the students, was a particularly special event because, among … Continue reading

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Philippe and Mathilde Attend Concert for Van Eyck

  September 24, 2020 at 8:38 am by

On Tuesday September 22, Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde were in Ghent to attend the world premiere of the concert “Für Jan van Eyck” held at the St. Bavo’s Cathedral. The concert was performed by the ensemble Collegium Vocale. The piece was written by Estonian composer Arvo Pärt to mark the theme year “OMG! Van Eyck was here”, an initiative that aims to dedicate the year 2020 to … Continue reading

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Dutch Regional Visit to Southeast Fryslân

  September 17, 2020 at 10:40 pm by

Today, Thursday September 17, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima paid a regional visit to Southeast Fryslân. The first stop was in the municipality of Oosterwolde were the Royal Couple was welcomed by Arno Brok, King’s Commissioner of Fryslân. In Oosterwolde the King and the Queen visited Ecomunitypark, a ecological working landscape that offers work spaces to companies in a sustainable environment. The Royal Couple toured the Ecomunitypark by … Continue reading

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Prinsjesdag 2020

  September 15, 2020 at 9:45 am by

On Tuesday September 15, 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. This year, due to the coronavirus outbreak, the ceremony was adjusted: the event took place at the Grote Kerk insted of the Ridderzaal and the balcony scene at Noordeinde Palace was canceled. Their Majesties, along with Prince … Continue reading

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