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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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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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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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