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Duchess of Cambridge to visit the Netherlands

Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge will visit The Netherlands on 11th October for a day of official engagements in The Hague and Rotterdam. Her first stop of the day is to pay a courtesy call on His Majesty King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands at his residence Villa Eikenhorst.

The Duchess will then depart for The Hague where she will visit the Mauritshuis for the exhibition ‘At Home in Holland: Vermeer and his Contemporaries from the British Royal Collection’. The 22 works featured were painted by Dutch artists and have been loaned from the British Royal Collection. They will be on display in the Mauritshuis from 29 September 2016 until 8 January 2017. The Duchess will tour the Mauritshuis’ permanent collection and the new exhibition, before meeting children taking part in the Mauritshuis’ learning programme and attend a short reception with supporters of the museum.

In The Hague, Catherine will also attend the British Ambassador’s Residence where she has convened a roundtable discussion on the themes of addiction, intervention, family and mental health. Professionals from the renowned Trimbos Institute will be brought together with professionals from the Anna Freud Centre for Children and Families and Action on Addiction, both of which charities the Duchess is patron.

After her visit to The Hague, Her Royal Highness will travel to the city of Rotterdam to see Bouwkeet, the social Makerspace of Bospolder-Tussendijken. This is a new community focussed initiative in the centre of an economically deprived district and provides a creative design and technology workspace. Residents of Rotterdam can use the facilities and “pay” by sharing their skills with others. The centre works with locals schools to bring children into workshops, where they learn to create their own projects.

Stay tuned to Royal Central for the latest updates and coverage on the visit.

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