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Queen Máxima hears of cost of pandemic for funeral directors

Queen Máxima has visited a funeral home in The Hague to discuss how COVID-19 has impacted the funeral industry in the Netherlands. During her visit on July 2nd 2020, Queen Máxima spoke with directors of the Engelen & Spoor Funeral Services, the director of the Sector Certified Dutch Funeral Enterprises and the director of the Roman Catholic Cemeteries Foundation to learn about the…
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Dutch King and Queen host lunch for distinguished citizens

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima held a lunch on Tuesday at Noordeinde Palace for distinguished Dutch citizens to honour them for their success. The King and Queen welcomed 16 people to the palace for lunch. The art, culture, media, science, sports and business sectors were represented at the meal the royal couple traditionally hosts twice a year. Each person invited had received some…
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Countess Eloise becomes an Instagram hit

Countess Eloise of Orange-Nassau, the eldest daughter of Prince Constantijn and Princess Laurentien of the Netherlands, and thus a niece of King Willem-Alexander, has been making her way on Instagram. Countess Eloise is one of the few Dutch royals who regularly gives us…
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Dutch queen attends signing of musical agreement for Hoeksche Waard

Queen Máxima attended the signing of the Music Agreement Hoeksche Waard on Tuesday, as schools in the western region of the Netherlands agreed to work on musical education for their students. “Music provides a structural basis for empathy, social bonding, quality of life, creativity, listening to each other and being open to differences,” according to the More Music in Classroom…
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June's Jewels: the best Dutch Pearls

Pearls are the birthstone of June and they’ve formed parts of royal jewel collections for centuries. Today let’s look at some of the best pearl tiaras in the Dutch Royal Family’s collection! Antique Pearl Tiara Embed from Getty Images Queen Máxima chose the Antique Pearl Tiara as her very first tiara when she joined the Dutch Royal Family, albeit without the pearl…
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