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Amersfoort turns orange as it prepares for King's Day

The city of Amersfoort is slowly turning orange as it awaits the arrival of the Royal Family tomorrow for King’s Day. Although the royals are not expected to arrive by train, most of the public will be using public transport, and the Amersfoort Central Station welcomes its travellers with huge orange banners wishing everyone a happy King’s Day, there are orange menus on the ticket…
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A short history of King's Day

As the Netherlands prepares to celebrate its sixth King’s Day, Royal Central takes a look at the tradition of celebrating the monarch’s birthday that began as Princess’s Day. In the 19th century, King William III of the Netherlands faced quite a bit of…
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Prof. Pieter van Vollenhoven to celebrate 80th birthday with family and friends in Zeist

Prof. Pieter van Vollenhoven, the husband of Princess Margriet of the Netherlands, will celebrate his 80th birthday on 30 April with family and friends at Theater Figi in Zeist. No information was provided by the Government Information Service (RVD) in regards to those invited to the celebration. The Royal House of the Netherlands made the announcement in a press release yesterday and released…
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Preparations for King's Day in full swing

On Saturday 27 April, King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands celebrates his 52nd birthday. The birthday of the monarch is called King’s Day and includes several public celebrations with the Dutch Royal Family. The city of Amersfoort is working fulltime on the…
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This Week in Royal Fashion: Eugenie at Anti-Trafficking Conference, Máxima at Diplomatic Corps Gala and Victoria at Baltic Sea Science Center

It’s been another quiet week for our two favourite duchesses, but we have plenty of other royal fashion to discuss. Princess Eugenie travelled to Vienna and made a statement about modern slavery, whilst Queen Máxima wowed at a gala dinner in Amsterdam, and Crown Princess Victoria opened a new science centre in Stockholm. Let’s take a look at their outfits. Princess Eugenie at…
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Princess Ariane to attend the same high school as her sisters

Her Royal Highness Princess Ariane of the Netherlands will attend the Christelijk Gymnasium Sorghvliet in The Hague after the summer holidays, according to the Government Information Services (RVD). She currently attends the Openbare Bloemcampschool in Wassenaar, near The Hague. Her elder sisters The Princess of Orange and Princess Alexia also attend the same school. Christelijk Gymnasium…
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