The Netherlands

Queen Máxima opens “Forbidden Porcelain – Exclusively for the Emperor” at the Museum Prinsenhof Delft

On Friday, Queen Máxima of the Netherlands opened the exhibition, “Forbidden Porcelain – Exclusively for the Emperor” at the Museum Prinsenhof Delft. Her Majesty was given a tour of the museum alongside the Director of Museum, Janelle Moerman. The exhibition presents porcelain from the Chinese Ming Dynasty; the items were created especially for the emperors of China during this…
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European RoyalsThe Netherlands

King Willem-Alexander invites 150 citizens for his 50th birthday dinner

King Willem-Alexander has invited 150 people to join him at the dinner for his 50th birthday. There is just one catch if you want to be in for a chance of an invite, your birthday should also be on the 27th, and it has to be a milestone (or a so-called “Crown”-year, which can be divided by five) birthday. The formal dinner is set to take place the day after King’s Day, on 28…
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Who is Princess Margriet of the Netherlands?

Margriet Francisca was born on 19 January 1943 in the Ottawa Civic Hospital in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, during the Second World War to then Princess Juliana (future Queen Juliana) and Prince Bernhard. Her family had fled the Netherlands after the Nazi invasion and had resided in Canada since June 1940. The maternity ward where she was born was temporarily declared, by the Canadian government…
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The Netherlands

Princess Irene deeply hurt by new biography on Queen Juliana

Princess Irene, sister of former Queen Beatrix and aunt to current King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands, is “deeply hurt” by the content of the new biography on her mother, Queen Juliana, which was accompanied by a TV documentary. She spoke on NPO Radio 2, “I find it to be a shocking book. It really hurt me”. The new Dutch-language biography of Queen Juliana (Juliana…
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