The Netherlands

King Willem-Alexander surprised by wife and children

On 29 April, King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands hosted a dinner for his friends, family and royal colleagues in honour of his 50th birthday. Now it has become known that the King received a pleasant surprise during the dinner from his wife, Queen Máxima and his daughters. On the occasion of King Willem-Alexander’s 50th birthday, various celebrations were held. On 27 April, his actual…
Read more
The Netherlands

Queen Máxima opens “Forbidden Porcelain – Exclusively for the Emperor” at the Museum Prinsenhof Delft

On Friday, Queen Máxima of the Netherlands opened the exhibition, “Forbidden Porcelain – Exclusively for the Emperor” at the Museum Prinsenhof Delft. Her Majesty was given a tour of the museum alongside the Director of Museum, Janelle Moerman. The exhibition presents porcelain from the Chinese Ming Dynasty; the items were created especially for the emperors of China during this…
Read more
The Netherlands

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…
Read more
The Netherlands

Who is Queen Máxima of the Netherlands?

The focus of this week’s “Who Is?” Queen Máxima of the Netherlands. She was born Máxima Zorreguieta Cerruti 17 May 1971 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, to Jorge Horacio Zorreguieta and Maria del Carmen Cerruti de Zorreguieta. Her Majesty has two brothers…
InsightThe Netherlands

Who is Princess Mabel of Orange-Nassau?

In the second edition of “Who Is?”, Princess Mabel of Orange-Nassau is the focus. She was born Mabel Martine Los on 11 August 1968 to Hendrik Los and Florence Kooman in Pijnacker, Netherlands. The Princess has three sisters, in which the youngest two are from her mother’s second marriage. Her father passed away when she was just nine-years-old from a skating accident, and her…
Read more