The Netherlands

Dutch royals plan their first state visit in over a year

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima will undertake their first state visit since the global health crisis began over a year ago, with a state visit to Germany confirmed for early July. The Dutch Royal House announced this news on Tuesday, noting that the royals will visit Germany from 5 to 7 July. Their invitation comes from German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier and is the latest in a…
Read more
The Netherlands

Princess Beatrix undergoes operation on ear

Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands, 83, underwent an operation on her left ear at Leiden University Medical Center on Friday. The former monarch’s operation was to remove a cholesteatoma – an abnormal collection of skin cells – from the ear. The condition is a persistent middle ear infection that can lead to hearing loss. Dr EF Hensen and Dr AGL van der Mey performed the…
Read more
The Netherlands

Queen Máxima hands out Apples of Orange prize for mental health association

On Tuesday, Queen Máxima of the Netherlands presented the ‘Apples of Orange’ prize from the Orange Foundation at Noordeinde Palace in The Hague. King Willem-Alexander was also present for the ceremony. The prize winners are awarded a cash prize of €15,000 each and a bronze statuette designed by Princess Beatrix. The prize is celebrating the 19th anniversary since its inauguration…
Read more
The Netherlands

Princess Amalia sits for final exams

Princess Amalia of the Netherlands, the eldest child of King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima, is busy with her final exams like many other Dutch students. The 17-year-old Princess of Orange began her exams on Monday and will find out on 10 June if she passed. Her…
The Netherlands

King Willem-Alexander visits hospital for Covid-19 aftercare patients

On Tuesday, the 25th of May, King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands visited a healthcare facility that takes care of patients who are experiencing long haul post-Covid 19 symptoms.  It has long been known that survivors of the most severe cases of coronavirus have reported feeling unwell for a long while after testing negative for the illness. It is believed that the virus can leave…
Read more