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New Dutch coins created in celebration of King Willem-Alexander’s 50th birthday

The Royal Dutch Coin has designed a special commemoration coin for King Willem-Alexander’s 50th birthday. The design was done by Persijn Broersen en Margit Lukács. The 10-euro coin is the first commemoration coin made since 2013 when one was made for the King Willem-Alexander inauguration. On one side of the coin is the King’s motto summarised in three words; represent, connect and…
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Shock still runs deep in Lech five years after Prince Friso's accident

The shock after Prince Friso was buried under an avalanche still “runs very deep”, says Mayor Ludwig Muxel of the Austrian town Lech. The local newspaper Vorarlberger Nachrichten dedicated much of their edition to the five-year anniversary of Prince Friso’s accident. Prince Friso of Orange-Nassau was the brother of King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands. Mayor Muxel told the…
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King Philippe brings a piece of Belgium for King Willem-Alexander

King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of the Belgians have brought a little something special for the state visit to the Netherlands; a piece of land. During the start of the state visit to the Netherlands, both countries will sign a border correction treaty concerning the province of Limburg in the south of the Netherlands. The Belgian peninsulas Presqu’île de L’llal and Presqu’île…
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Queen Máxima returns home to Argentina for UN Inclusive Finance

Queen Máxima has returned to her home country of Argentina for the first time in her role as the United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance. Her Majesty was in the Argentinian capital city of Buenos Aires for her two-day trip. The Dutch Royal House said in a press release, “She will speak about the government’s plans to develop a national strategy…
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