The Netherlands

Queen Máxima opens Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Queen Máxima officially opened Breast Cancer Awareness Month in the Netherlands on Thursday during a visit to the Breast Cancer Association Netherlands in The Hague. During her visit, Queen Máxima met with some of the 230 volunteers who help out with BCAN to hear about how they’re involved with the organisation. Her Majesty also received a copy of the book Everything About Breast Cancer…
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European royals in the British line of succession: The Dutch Royal Family

In the next in our series, Royal Central is taking a look at the members of the Dutch Royal Family who are in the British line of succession. Princess Carolina of Orange-Nassau was the daughter of William IV, Prince of Orange, and Anne, Princess Royal, the daughter of King George II and Caroline of Ansbach. In 1748, Anne gave birth to the future William V, Prince of Orange. Carolina would…
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King Willem-Alexander pays tribute to founders of UN

King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands has paid tribute to the founders of the United Nations in a speech he delivered yesterday for the organisation’s 75th anniversary. His Majesty spoke alongside Dutch UN Youth Delegate, Hajar Yagkoubi, who spoke of what young people hope for the world. King Willem-Alexander stressed that he was not just addressing the statement but also delegates who…
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The Netherlands marks Prinsjesdag 2020: the photos

The traditional ceremonies marking the start of the parliamentary year in the Netherlands looked very different in 2020. The coronavirus crisis, which dominated the speech given by King Willem-Alexander to start the new session, meant the traditional celebrations of Prinsjesdag were replaced by a much more low key event. However, despite restrictions, physical distancing and a muted approach to…
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