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New Dutch coins created in celebration of King Willem-Alexander’s 50th birthday

The Royal Dutch Coin has designed a special commemoration coin for King Willem-Alexander’s 50th birthday. The design was done by Persijn Broersen en Margit Lukács. The 10-euro coin is the first commemoration coin made since 2013 when one was made for the King Willem-Alexander inauguration. On one side of the coin is the King’s motto summarised in three words; represent, connect and…
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Shock still runs deep in Lech five years after Prince Friso's accident

The shock after Prince Friso was buried under an avalanche still “runs very deep”, says Mayor Ludwig Muxel of the Austrian town Lech. The local newspaper Vorarlberger Nachrichten dedicated much of their edition to the five-year anniversary of Prince Friso’s accident. Prince Friso of Orange-Nassau was the brother of King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands. Mayor Muxel told the…
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King Willem-Alexander calls for reason in Christmas speech

King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands has called for the return of reason in his annual Christmas speech. “Celebrating Christmas can be confrontational and make us think. Close to the place where the crib once stood, there is now fear and violence. The hardships of the regular people there – including many young children – in Syria, but also in other countries are…
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Schedule for King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima's visit to Australia and New Zealand

At the special invitation of the Governor-Generals of Australia and New Zealand, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima will pay a visit to the two countries at the end of this month. The King and Queen of the Netherlands will be in Australia from 31st October to 4th November, and in New Zealand from 7th to 9th November. The schedule for the King and Queen’s visit has recently been…
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