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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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Dutch King and Queen Begin State Visit to Norway

  November 10, 2021 at 2:01 am by

At the invitation of King Harald V, their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima started today, Tuesday November 9, a three-day state visit to Norway. Upon their arrival in Oslo the Royal Couple was officially welcomed by King Harald, Queen Sonja and Crown Princess Mette-Marit with a welcoming ceremony held in the Palace Square outside the Royal Palace. King Willem-Alexander and King Harald inspected a guard of honour. Then, inside … Continue reading

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Dutch King and Queen in Abu Dhabi and Dubai: November 2-3

  November 3, 2021 at 7:28 pm by

On the occasion of the opening of the World Expo 2020 Dubai, Their Majesty King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima paid a two-day visit in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Upon their arrival in Abu Dhabi, on Tuesday November 2, the Royal Couple met with Crown Prince Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan at the Al Shati Palace and Deputy Prime Minister Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan. On Wednesday November 3, … Continue reading

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Queen Maxima in Italy for the G20 Summit

  November 1, 2021 at 4:47 pm by

From 28 to 31 October, Her Majesty Queen Maxima was in Rome to attend the activities of the G20 summit in her role as Special Advocate of the Secretary-General of the United Nations for Inclusive Finance for Development and Honorary President of the Global Partnership for Inclusive Finance “Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion” (GPFI) of the G20. On Friday October 29, the Queen had several bilateral consultations with government representative: … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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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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