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Prince Carlos of Bourbon-Parma grants daughters new titles

Prince Carlos of Bourbon-Parma has granted his two daughters Italian titles in his capacity as titular Duke of Parma and Piacenza. He granted the titles last Friday after the mass in the Steccata Basilic in Parma during a meeting of the ancient orders of knighthood of the former duchies of Parma and Piacenza. His eldest daughter Princess Luisa Irene was granted the title of “Marquise of…
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Queen Máxima gets transparent braces

Her Majesty Queen Máxima of the Netherlands has had transparent braces put on her teeth. The clear braces were noticed this past week while she was conducting engagements. Her first event this past week was on Tuesday when she made a surprise appearance in Delft, and then…
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Queen Máxima's father, Jorge Zorreguieta, dies aged 89

The Dutch government have confirmed the death of Jorge Zorreguieta, the father of Queen Máxima of the Netherlands, who died on Tuesday at the age of 89. He had been ill with leukaemia for several years. He only recently visited the Netherlands to celebrate his son-in-law’s 50th birthday in April. He then joined the royal family in Salzburg for a brief holiday. Embed from Getty…
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Dutch Royal Family poses for summer photos

King Willem-Alexander, Queen Máxima and their three daughters, Catharina-Amalia, Princess of Orange, Princess Alexia and Princess Ariane posed for the press today. In agreement with the media, the family poses twice a year for photos, and in return, they are left alone in…
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King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima to attend unveiling of MH17 monument

His Majesty King Willem-Alexander and Her Majesty Queen Máxima of the Netherlands will join Prime Minister Rutte on Monday 17 July for the unveiling of the national monument for the victims of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 (MH17). The monument is an initiative of the victims’ families and consists of 298 trees, one for each victim, planted in the shape of a ribbon and a memorial plaque. Each…
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Dutch princesses on bank’s black list

Thousands of known Dutch citizens are on a “black list” of banks. The three daughters of King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima, Princesses Amalia, Alexia and Ariane, are also on the list. According to Nos, the World-Check database contains “2.2 million…
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King Willem Alexander can now fly a Boeing 737

It has now been revealed that earlier this month, His Majesty King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands received his final training in flying a Boeing 737 aircraft. Therefore, the King has obtained his certificate of flying one of the largest aircraft for the company he has…
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King Willem-Alexander surprised by wife and children

On 29 April, King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands hosted a dinner for his friends, family and royal colleagues in honour of his 50th birthday. Now it has become known that the King received a pleasant surprise during the dinner from his wife, Queen Máxima and his daughters. On the occasion of King Willem-Alexander’s 50th birthday, various celebrations were held. On 27 April, his actual…
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