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Queen Máxima presents the Apples of Orange awards

Queen Máxima presented the Apples of Orange prize on Thursday, in a surprise digital ceremony as the regular ceremony needed to be cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Traditionally, the winners are announced and presented at Noordeinde Palace, however this year, the winners were surprised by presenter Giovanca Ostiana, Queen Máxima, and representatives from the Orange Fund, with three…
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Dutch queen attends signing of musical agreement for Hoeksche Waard

Queen Máxima attended the signing of the Music Agreement Hoeksche Waard on Tuesday, as schools in the western region of the Netherlands agreed to work on musical education for their students. “Music provides a structural basis for empathy, social bonding, quality of life, creativity, listening to each other and being open to differences,” according to the More Music in Classroom…
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May Jewels: the best emeralds from the Netherlands

May is the month of emeralds. The green stone is among the most striking found in any jewellery collection and features in some of the best known royal Europe. To mark its role as May’s birthstone, we’re celebrating all things emerald throughout the month on…
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Queen Máxima's nine finest State Banquet sparklers

As King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima begin their State Visit to Indonesia today we’re looking back at some of Queen Máxima’s finest tiaras worn to state banquets all over the world. Here are nine of the finest tiaras Queen Máxima has worn to give us a few options. Württemberg Ornate Pearl Tiara: State Visit to Japan, 29 October 2014 Embed from Getty Images Queen Máxima wore…
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Dutch royals pose for photos in Lech

The Dutch Royal Family has posed for their annual winter photoshoot in Lech. They hold the photoshoot in exchange for being left alone during their holidays. The Dutch royals have been visiting Lech for many years. King Willem-Alexander’s brother, Prince Friso, was…
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Programme announced for upcoming Dutch State Visit to Indonesia

The programme for King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima’s upcoming state visit to Indonesia has been released by the Royal House. Their Majesties will visit Indonesia from 10-13 March and will tour Jakarta, Yogyakarta, and the islands of Kalimantan and Sumatra during their visit. Per the Royal House, “The state visit affirms the close, wide-ranging relationship between the two…
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