European RoyalsThe Netherlands

Queen Máxima and Princess Beatrix present the Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds Prize

Queen Máxima and her mother-in-law, Princess Beatrix honoured those supporting culture in the Netherlands as they presented the annual prize of the Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds Monday at Muziekgebouw concert hall in Amsterdam. The fund was created in the 1940s by Princess Beatrix’s father, Prince Bernhard, to help buy war material for the British and Dutch Governments during WWII. After…
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European RoyalsThe Netherlands

Looking back at the Queen's Day attack of 2009

Though Queen’s Day is now celebrated as King’s Day in the Netherlands, the 2009 celebrations in Apeldoorn will forever be marked by tragedy. De Naald by Brbbl – CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons Ten years ago – on 30 April 2009 – Karst Tates drove his black Suzuki Swift through a crowd of people who had lined the streets to watch the Dutch Royal Family go by in a…
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Who is Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands?

Today, Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands turns 81-years-old. So we are going to have a little look at who she is and what has happened in her life so far. Beatrix Wilhelmina Armgard was born in 1938 in Soestdijk Palace in Baarn, the Netherlands as the eldest child of the future Queen Juliana of the Netherlands and her husband, Prince Bernhard of Lippe-Biesterfeld. Princess Beatrix was soon…
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Princess Beatrix and Princess Mabel to attend funeral of Kofi Annan

Princess Beatrix, the former Queen of the Netherlands, and her daughter-in-law, Princess Mabel of Orange are to attend the funeral of former Secretary-General of the United Nations, Kofi Annan, who died on 18 August. Now it has been announced that the former Queen of the Netherlands, Princess Beatrix will attend the state funeral of Koffi Annan, and she will be accompanied by her daughter-in-law…
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