The Netherlands

Queen Máxima busy in Davos

Queen Máxima of the Netherlands has been very busy in Davos, Switzerland, at the World Economic Forum (WEF). She was in Switzerland from Tuesday evening through Thursday. She is attending as part of her role at the United Nation’s Secretary-General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development – a position she has held since being nominated by former UN…
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King Willem-Alexander's Christmas Address: "A beautiful future is possible"

King Willem-Alexander’s annual Christmas speech was broadcast today on national television. The speech was pre-recorded at the library of Noordeinde Palace in The Hague.  The Dutch King spoke of connecting at Christmas time and how everyone experiences the time around Christmas differently. He spoke about how it is sometimes not an easy time, especially if one is missing someone. He…
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Taking a peek at the collective 2018 royal Christmas greetings

As it is Christmas Eve, let us take a look at the royal Christmas greetings sent out by the royals this year. In Britain, Clarence House released this year’s Christmas card featuring a summer picture taken by Hugo Burnand in the garden of Clarence House. Embed from…
The Netherlands

King Willem-Alexander flew commercial flight from Amsterdam to Turkey

Last Saturday His Majesty King Willem Alexander flew a commercial flight from Amsterdam to Istanbul in Turkey.  His Majesty was a co-pilot on a KLM flight with a Boeing 737 carrying 131 passengers. The Dutch monarch has previously revealed his great hobby and interest of flying. It was only the crew that was told about the King’s presence before the flight. A few observant passengers in the…
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The Netherlands State Visit – Day 2

The second and final day of The Netherlands State Visit began with a breakfast at Mansion House with the Earl and Countess of Wessex. Shortly before the breakfast, Their Majesties and the Earl and Countess of Wessex signed the guestbook. The breakfast was given by the Lord Mayor and was attended by business leaders from both the United Kingdom and the Netherlands. After breakfast, they viewed an…
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