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Princess Margriet opens new exhibition on emigration to Canada

Princess Margriet, sister of former Queen Beatrix and aunt to King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands, opened a new exhibition on emigration to Canada at the Open Air Museum in Arnhem called “We are going to Canada.” The exhibition hopes to present the dilemmas facing potential emigrants in the 1950s. The exhibition is sponsored by the Heersink family, who emigrated to Canada with…
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Dutch royals are hiding spending from public

The Royal Family in the Netherlands costs the country around six times more than stated in the national budget, according to Republikeins Genootschap, an anti-monarchy group. The official budget for the royals is around €60 million. However, the republicans claim the real cost to society is €350 million per year, with the family having hidden numerous costs. The fact the Oranjes pay little…
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Who is Princess Annette of the Netherlands?

Princess Annette is the wife of Prince Bernhard, second son of Princess Margriet and Pieter van Vollenhoven. She was born, Annette Sekrève on the 18th April 1972 in The Hague, and after she had passed the highest award in Dutch secondary education, she went to the University of Groningen and obtained an MSc in psychology in 1996. It was while she was studying at Groningen that she met Prince…
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Who is Prince Maurits of Orange-Nassau?

Prince Maurits is the son of Princess Margriet and cousin to the current King of the Netherlands, King Willem-Alexander. He was born in Utrecht on 17 April 1968 and is eldest of four brothers born to Princess Margriet and Pieter van Vollenhoven – the others being Bernhard…
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Queen Máxima attends conference and visits MS patients

Queen Máxima of the Netherlands attended the conference of the International MS Federation (MSIF) yesterday afternoon and later paid a working visit to the MS (multiple sclerosis) Expertise Centre of care institute, Nieuw Unicum in Zandvoort. The Queen heard about new insights into the multidisciplinary treatment and care for people with progressive MS during the conference and also was…
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