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Queen Mathilde and Queen Máxima speak about food security at UN webinar

Queen Máxima and Queen Mathilde spoke at a webinar on food security and nutrition during the pandemic on Wednesday, each highlighting the need for better policies during their speeches. The event, organised by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, acted as a call-to-arms to “transform agri-food systems to make them more sustainable and resilient in the face of COVID-19…
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Queen Máxima speaks at the first ASEAN Women’s Leaders’ Summit

Queen Máxima spoke at the first ASEAN Women’s Leaders’ Summit about the role women will play in rebuilding the community in a post-COVID world. ASEAN, or the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, is made up of ten member states: Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Brunei, Vietnam, Lao, Myanmar, and Cambodia. Together, the Association works on behalf of its countries in…
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A look back at the 2018 Dutch state visit to the UK

With the absence of state visits to the UK this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are taking a look back at the Dutch state visit to the UK that began on this day in 2018. King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima undertook a two-day state visit to the UK from 23 to 24 October 2018 on the invitation of Her Majesty The Queen. The couple stayed at Buckingham Palace as guests of The Queen.
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King Willem-Alexander expresses regret over Greek holiday

The King and Queen of the Netherlands have spoken of their regret over their decision to take a holiday in Greece when their country was facing new coronavirus restrictions. In a specially recorded message, the Dutch monarch said the decision to take the trip had been a betrayal of trust by the royals. King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima spoke out as the row over their holiday intensified.
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