The Netherlands

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima open Dutch pavilion at Expo2020 in Dubai

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima have ended their short trip to the United Arab Emirates on a high note. Together with the Dutch Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation Tom de Bruijn, Their Majesties have opened the Dutch pavilion at the Dubai 2020 Expo. The Dutch King and Queen travelled to Dubai to officially inaugurate the pavilion on Wednesday, 3 November, coinciding with…
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The Netherlands

Princess Margriet and Prime Minister Trudeau visit Canadian War Cemetery

On Friday, 29 October, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Princess Margriet of the Netherlands visited the Bergen op Zoom Canadian War Cemetery.  Princess Margriet was born in Ottawa at the Ottawa Civic Hospital in 1943. Her parents, Princess Juliana and Prince Bernhard of Lippe-Biesterfeld, had left the Netherlands in exile during the Nazi occupation. As a result, the Canadian…
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Princess Catharina-Amalia could marry a woman and be queen, says Dutch Prime Minister

After questions were raised following the publication of a book, the Dutch Prime Minister has confirmed that Princess Catharina-Amalia could marry a woman and retain her right to the throne. Same-sex marriage has been legal in the Netherlands since 2001, but the book questioned if this would apply to the crown as there would have to be an heir to the throne. Prime Minister Mark Rutte wrote in…
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King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima enjoy night of classical music

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima enjoyed a night of classical music, celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Netherlands Bach Society. On the evening of the 25th of September 2021, Their Majesties travelled to Utrecht, where they listened to the Bach Society ensemble play Die Kunst her Fuge under the direction of conductor Shunske Sato.  The peculiarity about the piece is that…
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