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#OnThisDay 15 years ago, the former Queen Juliana of the Netherlands died

Today marks 15 years since the former Queen Juliana of the Netherlands, the grandmother of the Netherlands’ current monarch, King Willem-Alexander, died after suffering years of ill health at the hands of dementia. By the mid-1990s, Princess Juliana, who had reverted to being called Princess after her reign as Queen, was diagnosed with a progressive onset form of dementia and no longer…
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Dutch royals hold first photo session of 2019

Members of the Dutch Royal Family have held their first of two photo sessions this year in the Alps in Lech, Austria. Over 50 photographers and reporters travelled to the ski resort for the annual event. Unlike last year, King Willem-Alexander, Queen Máxima, Princess Amalia…
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Queen Máxima speaks about the importance of including Generation Z in financial inclusion initiatives

Queen Máxima of the Netherlands has spoken via video message at the 2019 Arise Conference about the importance of including Generation Z in financial inclusion initiatives. This is something, she believes, that must be addressed in a timely manner. Her Majesty stressed that Generation Z’s “energy and creativity will be essential to reducing poverty, improving health, and promoting…
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Queen Máxima visits Jordan in her UN role

Queen Máxima of the Netherlands has visited Jordan in her role as the United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development. She was in the Middle Eastern kingdom from 10 through 12 February. The Dutch Information Services (RVD)…
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Queen Máxima busy in Davos

Queen Máxima of the Netherlands has been very busy in Davos, Switzerland, at the World Economic Forum (WEF). She was in Switzerland from Tuesday evening through Thursday. She is attending as part of her role at the United Nation’s Secretary-General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development – a position she has held since being nominated by former UN…
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King Willem-Alexander flew commercial flight from Amsterdam to Turkey

Last Saturday His Majesty King Willem Alexander flew a commercial flight from Amsterdam to Istanbul in Turkey.  His Majesty was a co-pilot on a KLM flight with a Boeing 737 carrying 131 passengers. The Dutch monarch has previously revealed his great hobby and interest of flying. It was only the crew that was told about the King’s presence before the flight. A few observant passengers in the…
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