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Queen Máxima returns home to Argentina for UN Inclusive Finance

Queen Máxima has returned to her home country of Argentina for the first time in her role as the United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance. Her Majesty was in the Argentinian capital city of Buenos Aires for her two-day trip. The Dutch Royal House said in a press release, “She will speak about the government’s plans to develop a national strategy…
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Princess Laurentien at the Launch of Reading Project

Princess Laurentien, the sister in law of King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands is well-known for her campaigns of literacy, and this week she paid a visit to the launch of a special project for those where literacy has an added difficulty – they are visually impaired. The project which runs until 14th October is entitled “Read Fest: all children should be able to read”. The event was…
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Princess Beatrix undergoes knee surgery

Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands had knee surgery yesterday in the Franciscus/Vlietland Hospital in Schiedam. During the surgery a prosthesis was inserted in the right knee. The surgeons were doctor M.J.M Driessen en doctor S. Breugem. Doctor Driessen…
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Dutch man convicted of insulting King Willem-Alexander

A 44-year-old man from Kampen, in the province of Overijssel in The Netherlands, was convicted of insulting King Willem-Alexander today. He used his Facebook page to insult King Willem-Alexander, by calling him a murderer, rapist and a thief. He also posted a doctored photo of an execution, where the head of one of the victims was replaced by King Willem-Alexander’s head. He appeared in…
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Who is Queen Máxima of the Netherlands?

The focus of this week’s “Who Is?” Queen Máxima of the Netherlands. She was born Máxima Zorreguieta Cerruti 17 May 1971 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, to Jorge Horacio Zorreguieta and Maria del Carmen Cerruti de Zorreguieta. Her Majesty has two brothers…
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Crown Princess Mary speaks at Women Deliver Conference

Crown Princess Mary of Denmark was among the speakers at the Opening Ceremony of the Women Deliver Conference in Copenhagen yesterday. The Crown Princess spoke about how she was inspired to take up the cause of women’s rights seven years ago, when someone from Chad told her that in their country “when a woman gives birth she has one foot in the grave.” “That 300 000 women…
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