The Netherlands

Dutch King lets passenger on overbooked flight sit in cockpit

His Majesty King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands is a well-known pilot. He thinks flying is fun and trained as a pilot for the national Dutch air-operator, KLM. This week, a special thing happened on one of a KLM flight from Amsterdam to Paris, under the charge of the Dutch king. The flight was overbooked and it was Willem-Alexander who came up with the great solution that made one…
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Amersfoort to host King’s Day 2019

On Saturday, 27 April 2019 the city of Amersfoort will host Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima of the Netherlands for the annual celebration of Koningsdag, or ‘King’s Day’, which marks the birthday of His Majesty. King’s Day is a national holiday…
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Palace announces Dutch King has no shares in royal companies

In a message shared on the website of the Royal House of the Netherlands at the end of last week, it was announced that Dutch King Willem-Alexander has no personal shares in companies which have a ‘Royal’ predicate. The short message did not state whether other members of the Royal Family currently have or previously have had shares in royal companies, saying only: “The predicated does…
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