The Netherlands

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima to mark start of '75 Years of Freedom'

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima will attend a Second World War commemoration service at the end of the month marking the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Netherlands in 1945. The service will take place on August 31st in Terneuzen, in the province of Zeeland, and King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima will be joined by the Prime Minister of the Netherlands, the Defence…
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Dutch royals pose for summer photos

King Willem-Alexander, Queen Máxima and their daughters Catharina-Amalia, Princess of Orange, Princess Alexia and Princess Ariane have posed for their annual summer photos. This photocall is part of an agreement that allows the royals’ privacy for the rest of the year. They also pose at their annual winter holiday – usually at Lech in Austria. © RVD Wesley de Wit This is the first…
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Queen Máxima visiting Bangladesh as part of UN role

Queen Máxima is visiting Bangladesh this week in her role as the UN Secretary-General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development. Queen Máxima’s visit coincides with Bangladesh’s plans to implement a financial strategy to improve access to its financial services, as only 50% of the adult population have bank accounts or use financial services with banks. According to a press…
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Queen Máxima has meeting with controversial Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia

Queen Máxima of the Netherlands spoke to the Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Friday at the G20. Queen Máxima is at the G20 in her role as special ambassador to the United Nations for inclusive financing. The G20 will take place in Saudi Arabia next year. Queen Máxima and the Crown Prince spoke about continuing the Women 20 (W20), which means to improve the inclusive economic…
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