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Queen Máxima in Senegal: June 15-16

  June 16, 2022 at 5:49 pm by

After a two-day working visit to the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire, Her Majesty Queen Máxima  landed at the airport of Dakar, in Senegal on tuesday June 14. She was there for a two-day working visit as a special advocate of the Secretary-General of the United Nations for inclusive finance for development. The Queen began the first day in Senegal with “various partners and delegation members”. Then Queen Maxima started with … Continue reading

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Queen Máxima in Côte d’Ivoire: June 12-14

  June 14, 2022 at 5:05 pm by

As a special advocate of the Secretary-General of the United Nations for inclusive finance for development, Her Majesty Queen Máxima paid a working visit to the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire from Sunday June 12 to Tuesday 14. On Sunday June 12, upon the arrival at the International Airport in Abidjan, capital of Côte d’Ivoire, the Queen was welcomed by Patrick Achi, the Prime Minister. The Queen started the first day … Continue reading

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Princess Beatrix Presents Silver Carnations

  June 9, 2022 at 5:02 pm by

Today, Thursady June 9, Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrix presented the 2022 Silver Carnations of the Prince Bernhard Culture Fund in a ceremony held at the Royal Palace in Amsterdam. This year’s Carnations went to Adolf Kock for his “historical knowledge about Aruba” and his contribution to the cultural heritage; Daphne Wassink, chairman of Koornetwerk Nederland and figurehead of Dutch choral singing, was awarded because “Her personal and tireless lobby … Continue reading

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Dutch Royals attend ”Appeltjes van Oranje 2022”

  May 13, 2022 at 1:22 am by

Thursday May 12, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima, along with Princess Beatrix attended the 20th edition of ”Appeltjes van Oranje 2022” award ceremony at Palace Nooreinde in The Hague. The theme of this year’s award was: “Equality of opportunity for all young people”, focused on young people without opportunities. The winners of “Appeltjes van Oranje 2022” were: “Triple ThreaT” from Haarlem, an organization that aims to help young … Continue reading

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Dutch Royals attend Remembrance and Liberation Day

  May 6, 2022 at 12:56 am by

Members of the Dutch Royal Family took part, on May 4 and 5, in the commemorations to mark Remembrance and Liberation Day. Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima, on Wednesday May 4th, Remembrance Day, attended a memorial service at the Nieuwe Kerk in Amsterdam to commemorate the victims of the Second World War along with the Prime Minister Mark Rutte. Then, in the presence of members of the government, … Continue reading

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Koningsdag 2022 in Maastricht

  April 27, 2022 at 3:48 pm by

The Dutch Royal Family has celebrated Koningsdag 2022, the celebration of the monarch’s birthday, in Maastricht, in the province of Limburg. King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima and their three daughters Princess Catharina-Amalia, Princess Alexia and Princess Ariane, were joined by Prince Constantijn and Princess Laurentien, Prince Maurits and Princess Marilène, Prince Bernhard and Princess Annette, Prince Floris and Princess Aimée. Upon the arrival at the Sint Servaasbrug, a stone bridge … Continue reading

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King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima Launch The King’s Game

  April 24, 2022 at 3:42 pm by

Today, Friday April 22, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima were present at the opening of the tenth edition of King’s Game at the Poptahof Community School in Delft, in the province of South Holland. The theme of this year’s edition is “Feel fit!” Along with more than 500 pupils, the Royal Couple attended the breakfast held on the first day of the Games followed by the performance of … Continue reading

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Dutch Royals Attend The Four Freedom Awards 2022

  April 21, 2022 at 5:54 pm by

Today, Thursday April 21, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima, along with Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrix attended at the presentation of the Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedom Awards 2022 at the Nieuwe Kerk in Middelburg. The Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte was present as well. The International Four Freedom Awards went to Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, leader of the democratic movement in Belarus. Ms. Tsikhanouskaya received the award “as a … Continue reading

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King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima Attend Koningsdag Concert

  April 11, 2022 at 5:35 pm by

Ahead of the upcoming Koningsdag celebrations that will take place on April 27, this evening, Monday April 11, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima were present at the annual Koningsdag Concert. This year’s concert was held at the Theater aan het Vrijthof in Maastricht, in the province of Limburg. Theme of the concert is “the sounds of the city of Maastricht and its cultural environment” and the performers of … Continue reading

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Dutch Regional Visit to Dune and Bulb Region

  April 7, 2022 at 5:23 pm by

Today, Thursday April 7, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima paid a visit to the Dune and Bulb Region, in the north of the province of South Holland. The first stop was in the municipality of Lisse where the Royal Couple was received by the King’s Commissioner, Jaap Smit, at the headquarter of the football club FC Lisse. There, they met with seven presidents of regional clubs and talked … Continue reading

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State Visit from India to the Netherlands – Last Day

  April 6, 2022 at 8:56 pm by

Today, Wednesday April 6, second and last day of the Indian state visit to the Netherlands, the Presidential couple had several institutional meetings with the President of the Senate, the President of the House of Representatives and with the Dutch Prime Minister, Mark Rutte, who offered a lunch. In the evening President Ram Nath Kovind and his wife hosted a dance performance for King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima to mark … Continue reading

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State Visit from India to the Netherlands – Day One

  April 5, 2022 at 4:16 pm by

At the invitation of His Majesty King Willem-Alexander, the President of the Republic of India, Ram Nath Kovind, and his wife, Savita Kovind started today, Tuesday April 5, a two-day state visit to the Netherlands. King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima officially received the President and his wife with a welcoming ceremony held at Dam Square in Amsterdam. The King and the President inspected a guard of honor and the national … Continue reading

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Dutch Royal Family Participate in NL DOET 2022

  March 12, 2022 at 1:29 pm by

Like every year, members of the Dutch Royal Family were present for the National Volunteer Day, NL DOET, on March 11 and 12. Yesterday, Friday March 11, Princess Beatrix took part in the National Volunteer Day, NL DOET. The Princess volunteered at the De Schaapskooi children’s farm in Bilthoven, a village in the province of Utrecht. This children’s farm is part of the care organization Reinaerde where people with intellectual … Continue reading

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Willem-Alexander and Máxima Celebrate Twenty Years of Marriage

  February 2, 2022 at 4:59 am by

Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima celebrated today, February 2nd, their 20th wedding anniversary. The engagement of the then Crown Prince Willem-Alexander to Máxima Zorreguieta was announced on March 30, 2001, by Queen Beatrix, and Prince Claus. The couple married on Saturday February 2nd in both civil and religious ceremonies. The civil ceremony was held in the Beurs van Berlage by the then mayor of Amsterdam, Job Cohen. The religious … Continue reading

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Princess Laurentien Attends National Reading Breakfast Days

  January 26, 2022 at 12:12 pm by

Today, Wednesday January 26, Princess Laurentien was present at the launch of the 19th edition of the National Reading Breakfast Days at the Integral Child Center in Uithoorn, in the province of North Holland. At the presence of toddlers and pupils, the Princess read “But first I caught a monster”, a story about “a boy who invents monsters that he has to catch before going to sleep”. The book, written … Continue reading

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Dutch Princess Catharina-Amalia Introduced into the Council of State

  December 8, 2021 at 5:23 pm by

Today, Wednesday December 8, Her Royal Highness Princess Catharina-Amalia, Princess of Orange, the day after turning 18 years old, was officially introduced into the Council of State. At the ceremony, held in the Ballroom of Kneuterdijk Palace, seat of the Council of State, the Princess was accompanied by Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima. Upon the arrival at the Palace, the Dutch Royals were greeted by Thom de Graaf, … Continue reading

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Dutch Princess Catharina-Amalia Turns Eighteen

  December 7, 2021 at 3:16 am by

Today, December 7, Her Royal Highness Princess Catharina-Amalia, Princess of Orange, turns 18. The Princess was born on December 7, 2003 in The Hague and she is the first child of Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima. Last June the Princess graduated cum laude from Christelijk Gymnasium Sorghvliet high school and she is currently on a gap year. Tomorrow, December 8, Princess Catharina-Amalia will be installed to the Council … Continue reading

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Queen Máxima Awards Prince Bernhard Cultural Prize

  November 17, 2021 at 1:52 pm by

Tuesday November 16, Her Majesty Queen Maxima presented the Prince Bernhard Cultural Prize 2021 at a former broadcasting station in Radio Kootwijk, a small town in the municipality of Apeldoorn. This year the award went to IVN Nature Education. IVN Nature Eudcation is a institute for nature education that aims to connect people and nature and want to bring nature closer to people to embrace it and take better care … Continue reading

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Dutch State Visit to Norway: Last Day – Trondheim

  November 13, 2021 at 6:34 am by

On Thursday November 11, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands spent their last day of the Norwegian state visit in Trondheim accompanied by Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit. The Royal Couple and the Crown Prince Couple paid a visit to Powerhouse Brattørkaia, “Norway’s largest newly built plus house” that produce more clean and renewable energy over their life cycle than what is used for the … Continue reading

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Dutch State Visit to Norway – Day Two

  November 10, 2021 at 5:26 pm by

Today, Wednesday November 10, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima started their second day in Norway by attending a seminar at the Deichman Bjørvika library. King Harald and Queen Sonja were present as well. The seminar, attended by young people from Norway and the Netherlands, was focused on the freedom of expression, combating cyberbullying and the consequences of online hate. Then the Royal Couple was received by Norwegian Prime … Continue reading

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