The Netherlands

New book on Princess Catharina-Amalia to be published on the occasion of her 18th birthday

On the occasion of Princess Catharina-Amalia’s 18th birthday, a new book will be published to introduce the future Queen to a broader audience. Author, comedian and singer Claudia de Breij has written the book, simply called “Amalia”, in cooperation with the Princess. Over the summer of 2021, Claudia and Princess Catharina-Amalia met several times. They spoke about her time…
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Behind the scenes of the latest State Visit planned for autumn

King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands is to make his first State Visit to Norway. The royal courts in Oslo and Amsterdam announced that the King, along with Queen Maxima, will travel to Norway between November 9th and November 11th 2021. It will be the first Dutch State Visit to Norway in over a decade and the first time that King Harald and Queen Sonja have hosted such an event since the…
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King Willem-Alexander among authorities unveiling new monument for Holocaust victims

In a poignant ceremony on the evening of 19 September, King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands inaugurated a new monument to the memory of Dutch people killed during World War II.  The monument, called Monument of Names, was commissioned by architect Daniel Libeskind and is made of more than 102,000 stones, one for each of the Dutch Jews, Sinti and Roma people that were persecuted by the…
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King Willem-Alexander faces tough decision on Crown Estate public opening

In 1959, the state apparatus in the Netherlands received the property of part of a royal estate from Queen Wilhelmina. The estate in question is called Het Loo and has been making headlines in the Netherlands recently because of a legal controversy involving the current members of the Royal Family, specifically King Willem-Alexander.  To clarify, the property can be divided into two parts: the…
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