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Royal Wedding Rewind: Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands

It was a wedding fit for a queen in waiting but the bride and groom only made it to the altar after a wave of protest, some of it angry, that threatened to stop their romance in its tracks. When Beatrix of the Netherlands, then heir to her country’s throne, wed Claus van Amsberg in 1966, the recent past proved more than problematic. The couple overcame those troubles and enjoyed a successful…
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The teenagers who will one day assume the throne

There are five teenagers in Europe who will one day assume the throne in their countries. Let’s take a look at the future monarchs. Princess Elisabeth of Belgium: Also known as the Duchess of Brabant (the title of the heir to the Belgian throne), Elisabeth will come of age on 25 October. Elisabeth, as the eldest of King Philippe and Queen Mathilde’s four children, is first in…
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Queen Máxima continues her work with inclusive finance in Africa

Queen Máxima of the Netherlands held a meeting with the President of South Africa on Tuesday as part of her continuing commitment with the United Nations and inclusive financing on the African continent. Queen Máxima’s conversation with President Cyril Ramaphosa stemmed from her role as the United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development (UNSGSA)…
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King Willem-Alexander reenacts proposal in Valentine's Day gesture

King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands shared a romantic photo on Instagram earlier today in which he reenacted his proposal to Queen Maxima. King Willem-Alexander famously proposed to his now-wife Queen Maxima on the icy pond at Huis Ten Bosch over twenty years ago. This year, he reenacted the moment and shared it with the world with the words, “Over twenty years later, same place.
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