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Princess Beatrix opens "Resistance and Sadness in the picture" exhibtion

This last week, Princess Beatrix opened an exhibition of sculptures at House Doorn near Utrecht. The exhibition is entitled “Resistance and Sadness in the picture” and features work from Germany and the Netherlands – the former representing links with World War I and the latter with World War II. During WWI, Holland was actually a neutral country and at the end of the war Kaiser Wilhelm II…
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Dutch royals do volunteer work for #NLdoet

The Dutch Royal Family was out in full force, just like previous years, to do volunteer work for NLdoet. King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima were in Breda in the communal gardens, where the King helped build a greenhouse while the Queen was painting. The communal gardens are maintained by volunteers in the area and the local care home, child care facilities and other social organisations are…
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Princess Beatrix undergoes knee surgery

Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands had knee surgery yesterday in the Franciscus/Vlietland Hospital in Schiedam. During the surgery a prosthesis was inserted in the right knee. The surgeons were doctor M.J.M Driessen en doctor S. Breugem. Doctor Driessen…
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Dutch Royal Family should pay taxes says Labour Party

Some parties in the Netherlands’ House of Representatives have agreed they wish to abolish the tax exemption currently enjoyed by the Dutch royal family. King Willem-Alexander, Queen Máxima and Princess Beatrix currently do not pay taxes on their incomes, a part of their capital and inheritances and donations. The cars from the royal family carrying license plates beginning with AA are also…
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