The Netherlands

Sparkling State Visit sees King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima welcome South Korea's President to the Netherlands

The King and Queen of the Netherlands have welcomed the President of South Korea on a State Visit. King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima hosted President Yoon Suk Yeol and his wife, Kim Keon Hee, for a two day visit which took in Amsterdam, Veldhoven and The Hague. The official welcome for the State Visit took place on Dam Square in Amsterdam on December 12th 2023. The Dutch King and the…
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Queen Maxima adopts surprising new pet

Queen Maxima of the Netherlands has adopted surprising new pets. The Queen of the Netherlands adopted three hedgehogs, who are now living in the gardens of Huis ten Bosch Palace in The Hague. The Government Information Service (RVD) has not revealed where the animals came from. The Royal House of the Netherlands revealed Maxima’s new pets in a post on Instagram, explaining that…
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King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima express sympathy with Israel after deadliest attack on Jews since the Holocaust

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima of the Netherlands have expressed sympathy with Israel after the Hamas terrorist attack that has been described as the deadliest attack on Jews since the Holocaust. The King and Queen said: “Indescribable suffering has been caused by this weekend’s attacks on Israel. We convey our condolences and feelings of solidarity to President Herzog.
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The special role of a queen at the UN

One consort holds a very special role within the United Nations. Queen Máxima of the Netherlands has held the position of the UN Secretary-General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development since being appointed by then-Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon…
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A royal debut on Prince's Day as King Willem-Alexander reflects on his reign

As King Willem-Alexander delivered the annual Prinsjesdag speech, his second daughter, Princess Alexia, attended the ceremony for the very first time. The King, celebrating 10 years on the throne, mentioned this in the opening of his Prinsjesdag (or Budget Day) speech from the throne, telling the gathered members of the government: “Ten years that I look back on with gratitude. Some events…
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