The Netherlands

Budget for Royal House of the Netherlands to increase next year

Next year the Royal House of the Netherlands will receive more resources to cover their expenses. The government has approved the rise of funds for the Royal House and made the decision public. While most of the royal families are confronted with a declining budget to cover their activities, the costs of employees etc., the Royal House of the Netherlands will see their budget increase with around…
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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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U2 singer Bono dedicates song to Prince Friso during concert

U2 singer and frontman Bono dedicated the song “One Tree Hill” to Prince Friso during their concert last night in the Amsterdam Arena. The Irish rock star is close friends with Prince Friso’s widow Princess Mabel, and it was through her that he met Prince Friso. According to the newspaper AD, Princess Mabel was present during last night’s concert, and Bono addressed her…
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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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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 people worldwide who are linked to money laundering or terrorism, are prone to corruption or politically…
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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 interviewed as he celebrates his 50th birthday

The Netherlands saw an unusually personal side of their King on Wednesday as he spoke openly during an interview broadcast on the eve of his 50th birthday. Almost 4,3 million people tuned in to watch the interview. King Willem-Alexander spoke of his life, his family, important events but also emotional moments, like the death of his brother Prince Friso. Prince Friso was caught in an avalanche in…
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