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Cost of Dutch Queen's UN Work revealed

The Dutch government has revealed the cost associated with Queen Máxima’s work as the UN Secretary-General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development. The cost, which averages around €150,000 per year, factors in travel and accommodation costs for Queen Máxima and a member of the Royal Family Service, who accompanies her. The rest is spent on “multilateral activities”…
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King Willem-Alexander holds Princes’ Day speech

The third Tuesday of September is traditionally Princes’ Day, the day on which the reigning monarch of the Netherlands addresses a joint session of the Dutch Senate and House of Representatives to give the speech from the throne. The speech sets out the main policy items of the coming parliamentary session. King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima arrived at the Knight’s Hall in the…
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Princess Beatrix to attend Putten raid commemoration

Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands will attend the 75th commemoration of the Putten raid in October. She will attend a meeting in the Old Church in the town of Putten with several relatives of the victims. She will be accompanied by Paul Blokhuis, the State Secretary for Health, Welfare and Sports. The commemoration of the Putten raid will be held on 2 October, by the county of Putten and the…
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Dutch and Belgian royals mark start of '75 Years of Freedom'

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima joined their Belgian counterparts, King Philippe and Queen Mathilde in Terneuzen yesterday to mark the start “75 Years of Freedom.” This will be followed by a year of commemorations for the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War. These will continue until 2020 to mark the founding of the United Nations. Embed from Getty…
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