The Netherlands

Several new photos released to mark five years on the throne for Dutch King Willem-Alexander

Several new photos of the Dutch Royal Family have been released by the Government Information Service (RVD) in celebration of the five year anniversary of being on the throne for King Willem-Alexander on 30 April. They were released yesterday, the day before his 51st birthday today. All of the images were taken by Erwin Olaf in March at the Royal Palace of Amsterdam and includes photos of the…
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The Netherlands

Queen Máxima attends conference and visits MS patients

Queen Máxima of the Netherlands attended the conference of the International MS Federation (MSIF) yesterday afternoon and later paid a working visit to the MS (multiple sclerosis) Expertise Centre of care institute, Nieuw Unicum in Zandvoort. The Queen heard about new insights into the multidisciplinary treatment and care for people with progressive MS during the conference and also was…
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LuxembourgThe Netherlands

Dutch King and Queen to travel on state visit to Luxembourg

Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima of the Netherlands will travel on a state visit to Luxembourg in May. They will visit the small country from 23 to 25 May 2018 on the invitation of Their Royal Highnesses Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg. The trip will begin just a few days after Queen Máxima celebrates her 47th birthday. Their Majesties will…
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OpinionThe Netherlands

Review: Darling Queen - Dear Old Bones

I have long been advocating for more books to be written in English about the royals of mainland Europe, so I was thrilled to hear about and read Darling Queen – Dear Old Bones: Queen Wilhelmina’s correspondence with her English governess Miss Saxton Winter by Emerentia van Heuven-van Nes and published by Amsterdam University Press. It was initially printed in Dutch several years ago…
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