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An emotional return home as Princess Margriet returns to Canada

Princess Margriet of the Netherlands has made her way back to the land where she was born for a visit that was supposed to happen in 2020, coinciding with the 75th anniversary of Canada’s independence. Her Royal Highness and her husband, Prof Pieter van Vollenhoven, landed in Ottawa on the morning of Thursday, 12 May, and began their visit at the house where the Dutch royals resided…
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Dutch King and Queen sing and dance at Liberation concert

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima thoroughly enjoyed the Liberation concert, which was back after two years due to the global health crisis. Their Majesties arrived in the area of the Royal Theatre Carré, in Amsterdam, on the evening of Thursday, 5 May.  The Liberation Day concert is traditionally held on and around the Amstel river, in the portion in front of the theatre in the…
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Special collection from the Dutch vault to go on display in unique exhibition

A new exhibition has opened about Queen Juliana of the Netherlands that showcases some of the most important moments in her reign through a unique lens. Her Majesty was a collector of dolls, and, over the course of her life, she received more than six hundred of them, including some from high ranking people like King Harald of Norway and US First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt.  Now 65 of…
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Dutch King and Queen set to visit US

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima are headed state-side this fall, with a working business visit to California and Texas added to their diaries. From 6-9 September, the Dutch royals will visit San Francisco, the Silicon Valley, Dallas and Houston in an economic…
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King Willem-Alexander celebrates 55th birthday by honouring members of society

Just like in the United Kingdom, individuals in the Dutch population have also received the Netherlands’ honours in connection with King Willem-Alexander’s birthday.  People familiar with the country’s political, social and artistic scene will recognise at least some of the 3026 names that have been published in the list of honour recipients. The two most prominent in the…
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