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Future of Soestdijk Palace Still Unclear

  February 14, 2009 at 7:36 pm by

Newspaper De Telegraaf claims that they have secret information about the future of Soestdijk. In the secret report ‘Royal Heritage as Example’ of the Rijksgebouwendienst (RGD) it says that the costs of restauration and conservation of the palace will be very high, which makes it impossible to turn the palace into a museum, instead the advice is that the palace will transform to a conference center for topics like sustainability, … Continue reading

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Princess Máxima Visits Oss

  February 13, 2009 at 12:23 am by

Princess Máxima visited the Dutch town of Oss on February 12. The Princess visited ‘The Inner’ cultural centre where she was informed of project work in the community, before awarding the town with a prize for their participation and citizenship in 2008. The town won the prize for the manual their residents developed on initiatives they are making in their town.

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Willem-Alexander and Máxima To Buy Argentinian Ranch?

  February 11, 2009 at 3:45 pm by

According to the Argentinian press the Dutch crown princely couple bought a farm called Estancia Pilpilcura in Pilcaniyeu, Argentina, for the amount of 3,5 million dollars. The rumours are not denied by the RVD. The farm is located in the region Patagonia, and close to Bariloche where the Zorreguieta family enjoy to ski and where princess Máxima’s brother Martin has a restaurant. The RVD denied that the prince and princess … Continue reading

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Prince Bernhard Also Lobbied for the F16 Fighter

  February 10, 2009 at 7:24 pm by

Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands, consort to Queen Juliana wasn’t only involved in promoting American aeronautics Company Lockheed with the Dutch air force; in 1975 he also lobbied for the acquisition of the F16 fighter. This was revealed in the dissertation of Bert Kreemers, which will be presented today at the University of Leiden. First Bernhard lobbied for the Cobra of Northrop, the president of the company, Thomas V. Jones … Continue reading

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Willem-Alexander & Máxima Visit Antarctica

  February 9, 2009 at 2:59 am by

The Prince of Orange and Princess Máxima are currently on an expedition to Antarctica, as part of the Dutch branch of International Polar Year. The expedition was planned by Dutch scientists after Queen Beatrix expressed an interest in knowing more about the effects of climate change on the globe, and in particular, the North and South Poles. Willem-Alexander and Máxima began their trip on February 4, when they flew to … Continue reading

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