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King and Queen of The Netherlands start state visit to Luxembourg

Today, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima officially started their three days state visit to Luxembourg. © Cour grand-ducale / Cyril Moreau / Best image They were welcomed at the airport by Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume and Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie. There was a funny moment when Queen Máxima and Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie greeted each other as their hats collided and…
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King and Queen of the Netherlands attend Red Ribbon Concert

Yesterday Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima and Her Royal Highness Princess Mabel of the Netherlands attended a Red Ribbon Concert at AFAS Live in Amsterdam. The concert was put on to raise international interest and attention for AIDS research and response worldwide, and to show solidarity for those living with HIV and AIDS. For more than 15 years Princess Mabel has been…
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Who is King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands?

Willem–Alexander Claus George Ferdinand was born in the Utrecht at University Medical Centre on 27 April 1967. He is the oldest child of (the former Queen) Princess Beatrix and German diplomat Claus Von Amsberg. King Willem- Alexander is the first grandchild of Queen Juliana and Prince Bernhard. He was baptised on 2 September 1967 in St Jacob’s Church in the Hague. His godparents are…
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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…
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Palace announces Dutch King has no shares in royal companies

In a message shared on the website of the Royal House of the Netherlands at the end of last week, it was announced that Dutch King Willem-Alexander has no personal shares in companies which have a ‘Royal’ predicate. The short message did not state whether other members of the Royal Family currently have or previously have had shares in royal companies, saying only: “The predicated does…
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