The Netherlands

Queen Máxima on the cover of Spain's Vanity Fair

Queen Máxima of the Netherlands is on the cover of Vanity Fair España‘s August issue. It was available for purchase at kiosks beginning this past Wednesday, 18 July. On the cover, it states, “MÁXIMA IS MAXIMUM” in bold with “THE SECRET OF THE SMILE OF EUROPE’S MOST POPULAR QUEEN” underneath. View this post on Instagram A…
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The Dutch state visit to the UK: history and memories

The official announcement that King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands will make a state visit to the UK this autumn is confirmation of a long-awaited and hotly anticipated trip. The visit will run between October 23rd and 24th and will see the Dutch royals hosted at Buckingham Palace. Ahead of the visit, Royal Central looks back at past trips between the two nations. One of the…
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Before they were royal: The life of Queen Máxima of the Netherlands

In the series “Before they were royal” we are taking a look at their young lives, education, and professional lives before gaining their royal title. The second edition focuses on Queen Máxima of the Netherlands or Máxima Zorreguieta Cerruti as she was known before her marriage. Born as Máxima Zorreguieta Cerruti to Jorge Zorreguieta and María del Carmen Cerruti Carricart…
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Noordeinde Palace announces summer opening

It has been announced that for the third year in succession that the Noordeinde Palace will once again open to the public on specific days. This will offer people a chance to see what this modest Dutch palace looks like on the inside. It has been decided that two of the…
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Who is Princess Alexia of the Netherlands?

Princess Alexia Juliana Marcela Laurentien is the middle of the three daughters of King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima. She was born on the 26th June 2005, like both of her sisters in the Bronovo Hospital in The Hague. She was christened on 19 November 2005 in the…
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King Willem-Alexander opens new railway line

Wednesday lunchtime this week, King Willem-Alexander was in the Northern part of Groningen where he officially opened the extension of the railway line from Roodeschool to Eemshaven. The line has been in use since March and is an extension of the Sauwerd-Roodeschool line which has been running since 1893. He was joined on the trip by schoolchildren from the area and unveiled a plaque to mark his…
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