King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima, Current Events 2: Aug 2023 -


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He is very well known in the Netherlands as he is the only Dutch men's single winner of a grand slam: he won Wimbledon in 1996.

Edit: Apparently, this specific medal is very rarely awarded and is a personal favor of the monarch. It is only the second time the king awarded this medal.
 
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It feels a bit lacklustre. There is no good photo with the four of them and the ceremony seems to have taken place in an empty room. A quick thing between other functions perhaps?

There most be more decorative rooms in the palace(s) where they can give such a ceremony a bit more cachet. This particuar one always gives the impression of a high end hotel, as does much of Noordeinde.

Richard Krajicek and Daphne Dekkers (his wife and an author and former model) supposedly are well known to the royal couple.
 
Nice that they are using the gallery dining room with the portraits of Van der Hulst for the Brussels palace.

I am not sure there will be a dinner tonight The website does not seem to indicate that. And an official dinner in the evening probably would have been preceded by a lunch at the Trêves room of the PM's office.
 
King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima met representatives of the Palestinian community in the city and people with Jewish backgrounds in Vlaardingen today, June 25:


** ppe gallery **
 
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