The Netherlands

Queen Máxima opens exhibition on colourful predecessor

Queen Máxima of the Netherlands opened an exhibition on a colourful predecessor of hers this morning at the Loo Palace in Apeldoorn. The exhibition about Anna Pavlovna of Russia, wife of King William II of the Netherlands will open its doors to the public tomorrow but was officially opened this morning by Her Majesty, who arrived promptly at 11am with all due fanfare and plenty of fans waiting to…
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The Netherlands

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, one sister and three paternal half-sisters. She was named after her paternal great-grandmother Máxima Bonorino González.
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The Netherlands

Dutch Royals remember victims of war

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands attended the Remembrance Day commemoration on Dam Square, opposite the Royal Palace in Amsterdam. Remembrance Day is the day before the official liberation day in the Netherlands and used to commemorate only the Dutch…
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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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Denmark

Prince Henrik of Denmark: why am I not king?

Prince Henrik of Denmark, husband and Prince Consort of Queen Margrethe II of Denmark has complained about the fact that he is not King of Denmark, but rather Prince Consort and has claimed that this constitutes sexism, according to an interview with French newspaper Le Figaro. Prince Henrik was born in France, as Henri de Laborde de Monpezat. He married then heiress presumptive, Princess…
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