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Dutch flags flying on the Mall ahead of state visit this week

The autumn leaves on the Mall have got some competition for colour this weekend as the flag of the Netherlands now decks the famous road leading to Buckingham Palace. The Dutch flags are fluttering in the October breezes next to UK ones ahead of the State Visit of King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima which gets underway in just a few days time. The royals are due to arrive on Tuesday, October…
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Queen Máxima: "There are no words" after four children are killed in a train accident

Queen Máxima had just arrived in Friesland in the north of the Netherlands today for a happy occasion when news reached the Queen that a terrible accident had taken place in Oss, in the south of the Netherlands. Four children were killed, and one child and one adult were seriously injured when the electric carrier cycle they were travelling on was hit by a train on a crossing. The ANP news…
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Amersfoort to host King’s Day 2019

On Saturday, 27 April 2019 the city of Amersfoort will host Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima of the Netherlands for the annual celebration of Koningsdag, or ‘King’s Day’, which marks the birthday of His Majesty. King’s Day is a national holiday…
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Queen Máxima on the cover of Spain's Vanity Fair

Queen Máxima of the Netherlands is on the cover of Vanity Fair España‘s August issue. It was available for purchase at kiosks beginning this past Wednesday, 18 July. On the cover, it states, “MÁXIMA IS MAXIMUM” in bold with “THE SECRET OF THE SMILE OF EUROPE’S MOST POPULAR QUEEN” underneath. View this post on Instagram Le…
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Before they were royal: The life of Queen Máxima of the Netherlands

In the series “Before they were royal” we are taking a look at their young lives, education, and professional lives before gaining their royal title. The second edition focuses on Queen Máxima of the Netherlands or Máxima Zorreguieta Cerruti as she was known before her marriage. Born as Máxima Zorreguieta Cerruti to Jorge Zorreguieta and María del Carmen Cerruti Carricart…
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