The Netherlands

Dutch Princess Mabel brings her child bride crusade to New York

Princess Mabel of Orange-Nassau’s marriage to Prince Friso of Orange-Nassau was the stuff of fairy tales. He gave up his right to the throne and was no longer considered a member of the royal family. Hence, he was known as ‘of Orange-Nassau’ and not as ‘of The Netherlands’. He was second in line after his elder brother Willem-Alexander at the time of his marriage in…
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The Queen hosts King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands for afternoon tea

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands have made their first visit to Britain since Willem-Alexander’s investiture. On Wednesday, The Queen welcomed to the new monarch and consort to Windsor Castle as she hosted afternoon tea for the couple. The Queen was pleased to welcome the new King and Queen of the Netherlands. Photo: rtlnieuws.nl The new king and queen were welcomed…
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Beatrix, Queen of Heartbreak

When Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands officially abdicates on April 30, she will end a 33-year reign that is viewed as one of the most successful in Dutch history. But it is also marred with personal tragedy. In 2002, Beatrix lost her companion and consort, Prince Claus, whom she had married 38 years earlier. Claus had been battling Parkinson’s Disease and had previously dealt with cancer and…
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