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Children write to King Willem-Alexander about the impact of the coronavirus

The Orange Foundation called on the children of the Netherlands to write to King Willem-Alexander to congratulate him on his birthday but also to tell him of the impact the situation surrounding the coronavirus has had on their lives. Over 1500 children have written to him so far. King Willem-Alexander will celebrate his 53rd birthday tomorrow, and most celebrations have been cancelled due to…
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Queen Máxima undertakes two working visits to see impact of COVID-19

Queen Máxima of the Netherlands undertook two working visits on 8 April to see the impact of COVID-19 on the Netherlands. The Queen, abiding by all government and health restrictions, visited a hotel and catering facility in Amsterdam on Wednesday morning, as well as transport company Pieter Smit in Nieuw-Vennep. Queen Máxima held two conversations at Koninklijke Horeca Nederland (KHN)…
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Syrian couple name baby after King of the Netherlands

A Syrian couple has named their newborn after the King of the Netherlands. The couple, from Putten, named their son Willem-Alexander as a way to thank the Netherlands for taking them in. The father said, “I would like to say thank you to the Netherlands in this way,” when speaking to Omroep Gelderland. A friend helped translate for him as he is still learning Dutch. Hussein…
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King's Day 2020 cancelled due to coronavirus

King’s Day 2020 has been cancelled by the county of Maastricht and the province of Limburg to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. King’s Day was due to be celebrated in Maastricht on 27 April, the birthday of King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands. Although the measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus are currently set to last until 6 April, it means that there…
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