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Queen Máxima Opens The Exhibition “Viva la Frida! – Life and art of Frida Kahlo”

  October 7, 2021 at 10:33 pm by

Today, Thursday October 7, Her Majesty Queen Máxima was present for the official opening of the exhibition “Viva la Frida! – Life and art of Frida Kahlo” in the Drents Museum in Assen. The exhibition is dedicated to the life and work of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo through her paintings and personal objects such as clothing, jewelry and painted corsets. These objects are on loan from the Museo Dolores Olmedo … Continue reading

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Princess Laurentien Opens The European School The Hague

  October 1, 2021 at 4:10 pm by

Today, Friday October 1st, Princess Laurentien attended the opening of the new school building of the European School The Hague (ESH) The European School The Hague, established in 2012, educates the children of employees of European Union institutions and provides “a multilingual and multicultural education to Early Years, Primary and Secondary school children, culminating in the European Baccalaureate”. Following the renovation of the school were buildt new science and ICT … Continue reading

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Queen Maxima in New York: September 21-23

  September 24, 2021 at 4:01 pm by

In her role as special advocate of the United Nations Secretary General for Inclusive Finance for Development (UNSGSA), Queen Maxima was in New York on September 21-23 to attend several meetings. On Wednesday September 22, the Queen had a meeting with Mary Ellen Iskenderian, CEO of Women’s World Banking. Topic of the meeting was women’s digital financial inclusion efforts in Africa. Then the Queen was reunited with Achim Steiner, Administrator … Continue reading

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Prinsjesdag 2021

  September 22, 2021 at 2:11 pm by

The Dutch Royal Family has celebrated today, Tuesday September 21, the official opening of the parliament, Prinsjesdag. King Willem-Alexander was accompanied by his wife, Queen Máxima, his brother Prince Constantijn and his sister-in-law, Princess Laurentien. Also 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, … Continue reading

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Dutch Regional Visit to Salland

  September 15, 2021 at 10:36 am by

Yesterday, Tuesday September 14, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima paid a regional visit to the southern part of Salland. The first stop was in the municipality of Deventer, in the province of Overijssel, were the Royal Couple was welcomed by the King’s Commissioner of the province, Andries Heidema and Ron Konig, mayor of Deventer. In Deventer the King and the Queen walked through the neighborhood of Havenkwartier that, … Continue reading

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King Willem-Alexander and Princess Margriet Receive the Dutch Paralympic Winners

  September 8, 2021 at 5:43 pm by

Yesterday, Tuesday September 7, King Willem-Alexander, along with his aunt Princess Margriet, received the Netherlands’ Paralympic winner at Noordeinde Palace in The Hague. The Royals and the athletes posed for the photos in the courtyard of the Palace. The Dutch Paralympic athletes won 25 gold medals, 17 silver and 17 bronze. Princess Margriet is a member of the International Paralympic Committee’s Honorary Board. Koning Willem-Alexander en Prinses Margriet ontvangen de … Continue reading

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Dutch Royals Attend The Formula One Grand Prix

  September 5, 2021 at 4:10 pm by

Today, Sunday September 5, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima, along with their two daughters, Princesses Catharina-Amalia and Ariane, were present at the Formula 1 Dutch Grand Prix in Zandvoort. About two hours before the start of the race, the Royal Couple and the Princesses paid a visit to the Red Bull Racing garage where they met with the Dutch racing driver Max Verstappen and the Red Bull Racing … Continue reading

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Princesses Leonor and Alexia start School Year in Wales

  September 1, 2021 at 8:25 am by

Monday August 30, the Princess of Asturias, eldest daughter of the King and Queen os Spain and Princess Alexia, the second daughter of Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands, has left Spain and the Netherlands to start their studies in the United Kingdom. The Princesses will complete the International Baccalaureate program at the United World College of the Atlantic (UWC Atlantic College) in Llantwit Major in … Continue reading

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King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima Receive Dutch Olympic Team

  August 10, 2021 at 8:09 pm by

Today, Tuesday August 10, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima received the Dutch medal winners of the Olympic Games in Tokyo. The reception took place at the Noordeinde Palace where the Royal Couple greeted the Dutch athletes who  won 36 medals in Tokyo: ten gold, twelve silver and fourteen bronze. Previously the Dutch athletes were honored during a ceremony held at Sportcampus Zuiderpark at the presence of Prime Minister … Continue reading

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Last Day in Germany for the Dutch King and Queen

  July 16, 2021 at 11:09 am by

Ahead of their summer holidays in Greece, today, Friday July 16, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima, along with their three daughters, Princesses Catharina-Amalia, Alexia and Ariane, posed in the garden of Huis ten Bosch Palace. Due to the Coronavirus outbreak the reporters had to keep their distance from one another. The King and Queen and their daughters posed near the pond for the photos in different combinations, not only all … Continue reading

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Last Day in Germany for the Dutch King and Queen

  July 7, 2021 at 1:39 pm by

Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima started their third and last day in Germany, on Wednesday July 7, visiting the Technical University of Berlin. During the visit the Royal Couple was informed about the importance of photonics and quantum research. At the University was also signed a Memorandum of Understanding in order “to promote German-Dutch cooperation in the field of photonics and quantum mechanics”. Afterwards the King and the … Continue reading

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Dutch State Visit to Germany – Day Two

  July 6, 2021 at 3:13 pm by

Today, Tuesday July 6, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima started their second day in Germany by visiting the Reichstag, headquarted of the Bundestag, the German parliament, in Berlin. Upon the arrival the Royal Couple was welcomed by Wolfgang Schäuble, the chairman of the parliament. After an audience with the chairman, the King and the Queen signed the Golden Book of the Bundestag, toured the building and met with … Continue reading

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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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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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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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