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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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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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Dutch Royal Family Present Prince Claus Award 2019

  December 4, 2019 at 5:38 pm by

Today, Wednesday December 4, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima, Princess Beatrix, Prince Constantijn and Princess Laurentien, and Princess Mabel attended the 2019 Prince Claus Prize Award ceremony held at the Royal Palace in Amsterdam. This year the award went to visual artist Kamala Ibrahim Ishag from Sudan, a pioneer in African visual art since the 1960s. As Honorary Chairman of the Prince Claus Fund, Prince Constantijn presented the award. Kamala … Continue reading

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Dutch Royals Present Erasmus Prize 2019

  November 29, 2019 at 10:11 am by

Yesterday, Thursday November 28, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima, along with Princess Beatrix, attended the Erasmus Prize Awards at the Royal Palace in Amsterdam. The theme of this year was “Composing for the Present Time”. The King presented this year’s prize to the American composer and conductor John Adams. John Adams, composer, clarinetist, and conductor of classical music and opera, is one of the most performed living composers. He received … Continue reading

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Last Day in India for Willem-Alexander and Máxima

  October 18, 2019 at 12:04 pm by

Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima started their fifth and last day of their Indian state visit with a boat trip around Alleppey, a municipality in the South Indian state of Kerala. This area, in 2018, was hit by severe flooding. During the cruise the Royals Couple attended a discussion focused on better water management in order to prevent or limit such natural disasters. Purpose of the discussion was … Continue reading

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Dutch State Visit to India – Day Four: State of Kerala

  October 17, 2019 at 3:32 pm by

Today, Thursday October 17, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima, started the fourth day of the state visit by meeting the Governor of Maharashtra, Bhagat Singh Koshyari. Then the Royal Couple left for the state of Kerala where they will spend the last two day of the state visit. Upon their arrival at the Cochin International Airport, the King and the Queen were welcomed by Arif Mohammad Khan, Governor … Continue reading

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Dutch King and Queen Continue in Mumbai Their State Visit to India

  October 16, 2019 at 2:26 pm by

On the third day of the state visit to India, today Wednesday October 16, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima moved on to Mumbai, capital city of the Indian State of Maharashtra. The first visit was at the organization Tiny Miracle. Founded ten years ago by Laurien Meuterten, a former Dutch banker, the organization is focused “on creating sustainable employment and providing social services to employees, such as healthcare and education” … Continue reading

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Dutch State Visit to India – Day Two

  October 15, 2019 at 2:35 pm by

Today, Tuesday October 15, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima started their second day in India with the opening of the 25th edition of the India Tech Summit. The Netherlands, this year, is partner of the summit where Dutch and Indian companies, innovators & government meet to co-create innovative solutions for global challenges. The Royal Couple spent two hour at the Tech Summit, they toured the Experience Zone, where … Continue reading

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Dutch King and Queen Begin State Visit to India

  October 14, 2019 at 3:29 pm by

Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima started today, Monday October 14, a five-day state visit to India. The Royal Couple was officially welcomed during a welcoming ceremony held in the courtyard of Rashtrapati Bhavan, the Indian Presidential Palace, in New Delhi. At the ceremony were present the Indian President, Ram Nath Kovind, along with his wife Savita Kovind and the Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi. Then the King and … Continue reading

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

  October 13, 2019 at 1:53 pm by

Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima arrived in India today, Sunday October 13, ahead of their five-day state visit to the country. Upon their arrival at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi the Royal Couple was greeted with a welcoming ceremony with music and traditional dance. King Willem-Alexander was in the cockpit as a co-pilot. The King and the Queen, along with four Ministers, will visit the … Continue reading

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Dutch Regional Visit to Southwest Drenthe

  September 18, 2019 at 1:36 pm by

Today, Wednesday September 18, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima paid a regional visit to Southwest Drenthe. The first stop was in the municipality of Hoogeveen where the Royal Couple was welcomed by Mrs. Jetta Klijnsma, King’s Commissioner in the province of Drenthe. At the Grandcafé Marron in Hoogeveen the King and the Queen met with founders and participants of the organizations “De Smederijen” and “Jong Hoogeveen”. De Smederijen … Continue reading

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Prinsjesdag 2019

  September 17, 2019 at 5:30 pm by

The Dutch Royal Family has celebrated today, Tuesday September 17, the official opening of the parliament, Prinsjesdag. King Willem-Alexander was joined by his wife, Queen Máxima, his brother Prince Constantijn and his sister-in-law, Princess Laurentien. The Dutch Royals left Noordeinde Palace at around 13:00 heading to the Knight’s Hall in the Glass Carriage through the streets of The Hague. Princess Beatrix saw the procession of the carriages from the window … Continue reading

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Dutch Summer Photo Session at Huis ten Bosch Palace

  July 19, 2019 at 4:36 pm by

The King and Queen of the Netherlands today posed for their annual summer photo session. King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima, along with their three daughters, Princesses Catharina-Amalia, Alexia and Ariane, posed for the first time in the garden of Huis ten Bosch Palace, where the Royal Family moved last January. 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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King Willem Alexander and Queen Maxima join British royals at Ascot

  June 19, 2019 at 1:36 am by

On June 18, King Willem Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands joined the British royals for the first day of the annual horse races at Royal Ascot in Berkshire. The Dutch king and queen have been in England since Sunday, as they also attended the Order of the Garter ceremony at Windsor Castle on June 17. Also at Ascot this year was the Queen, the Prince of Wales and … Continue reading

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Last Day in Ireland for the Dutch King and Queen

  June 14, 2019 at 3:27 pm by

Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima started their third and last day in Ireland, on Friday June 14, in Cork, a city in south-west Ireland. Upon the arrival the Royal Couple was officially welcomed by Cllr. John Sheehan, the Mayor of the city, in the town hall. Then the King and the Queen sailed from Cork to Cobh, where they were informed about recent and future port development and … Continue reading

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Dutch State Visit to Ireland: Day Two

  June 13, 2019 at 4:20 pm by

The second day of the state visit, on Thursday June 13, started with a reception held by the Lord Mayor of Dublin, Paul McAluiffe. In the Mansion House, official residence of the Lord Mayor, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima signed the town’s guest book and the King gave a speech that praised Dublin for being “a great attraction for people from all over the world, and certainly also … Continue reading

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