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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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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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  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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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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Dutch Summer Photo Session at Huis ten Bosch Palace

  July 17, 2020 at 11:36 am by

Today, Friday July 17, took place the annual summer photo session of the Dutch Royals. Due to the Coronavirus crisis there were fewer reporters that had to keep their distance from one another. King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima, accompanied by their three daughters, Princesses Catharina-Amalia, Alexia and Ariane, posed in the garden of Huis ten Bosch Palace. The King and Queen and their daughters posed for the photos in different … Continue reading

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Dutch King and Queen Mark Remembrance Day

  May 5, 2020 at 4:40 pm by

Yesterday, Monday May 4th, Remembrance Day, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima 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, the Mayor of Amsterdam Halsema and President of the National Committee Verbeet. Following the Coronavirus outbreak the commemoration at the Dam Square was without the public. In his speech the King … Continue reading

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Dutch State Visit to Indonesia: Last Day – Sumatra

  March 12, 2020 at 3:29 pm by

Today, Thursday March 12, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima spent their last day of the state visit on the island of Sumatra. Upon their arrival at the airport the Roya Couple was welcomed with the performance of the Tortor Sombah, a traditional Batak dance and then they received an Ulos, a traditional cloth of the Batak people. Afterwards the King and the Queen moved to Lake Toba where … Continue reading

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Dutch State Visit to Indonesia – Day Two: Yogyakarta

  March 11, 2020 at 1:04 pm by

On the second day of the state visit, on March 11, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima moved to the city of Yogyakarta, in the Island of Java. Upon their arrival the Royal Couple was officially welcomed by the Sultan Hamengkubuwono X and his wife Ratu Hemas in the Palace, the Kraton Nga Yogyakarta Hadiningrat. During the welcoming ceremony was performed the traditional Lawung Ageng dance then the King … Continue reading

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Dutch King and Queen Begin State Visit to Indonesia

  March 10, 2020 at 11:47 am by

Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima started today, Tuesday March 10, a four-day state visit to Indonesia. The Royal Couple laid a wreath at Kalibata Heroes Cemetery in Jakarta in memory of the victims of wars and in particular the Indonesian war of independence. Then the King and the Queen were officially welcomed by the Indonesian President Joko Widodo and his wife Iriana during a welcoming ceremony held in … Continue reading

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King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima Arrive in Indonesia Ahead of State Visit

  March 9, 2020 at 10:48 am by

Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima arrived in Indonesia today, Monday March 9, ahead of their four-day state visit to the country. Upon their arrival at the Halim Perdanakusuma International Airport in Jakarta the Royal Couple was greeted with a welcoming ceremony with a guard of honour and Indonesian officials. Afterwards Queen Maxima, as special advocate of the Secretary-General of the United Nations for Inclusive Finance for Development, had … Continue reading

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Princess Beatrix and Princess Mabel Attend Sixth Prince Friso Engineers Awards

  March 5, 2020 at 10:12 am by

Yesterday, Wednesday March 4, Their Royal Highnesses Princess Beatrix and Princess Mabel presented the sixth edition of the Prince Friso Engineers Awards at the De Oude Bibliotheek Academy in Delft. The award this year went to Bas Reedijk, Head of Water Department at BAM Infraconsult, that “As department head, Reedijk was intensively involved in various projects, including the development of the XblocPlus , an innovative concrete breakwater element suitable for … Continue reading

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Dutch Photo Session in Lech

  February 25, 2020 at 6:00 pm by

Today, Tuesday February 25, the Dutch Royal Family attended the traditional photo session in the Austrian skiing resort of Lech to mark the start of their winter holiday. The members attending were King Willem-Alexander, Queen Maxima and their three daughters, Princess Catharina-Amalia, Princess Alexia and Princess Ariane, were also present Princess Beatrix, Prince Constantijn, Princess Laurentien and their children, Countesses Eloise and Leonore and Count Claus-Casimir. The royal family posed … Continue reading

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