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…
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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…
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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…
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Princess Alexia breaks leg during skiing holiday

From left to right: Catharina-Amalia, Princess of Orange, King Willem-Alexander, Princess Ariane, Queen Maxima and Princess Alexia via Flickr.com Princess Alexia of the Netherlands, who is the second daughter of King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima, has broken her leg…
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A Very Dutch Christmas

In the Netherlands, Christmas is very much the same, but earlier in the month, they also celebrate on December 5 with Sinterklaas (the Dutch name for Saint Nicholas) bringing presents. There is a large public event when Sinterklaas arrives, which the Dutch Royal Family has taken part in . Arriving from Spain (no chilly North Pole weather for Sinterklaas!) on a steamboat with his white horse, the…
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