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Sister date! Princesses Beatrix and Margriet to attend 40th anniversary of the Dansersfonds '79

Princess Beatrix and Princess Margriet of the Netherlands will take in an evening of ballet performances when they attend the 22nd edition of the Dutch Ballet Gala of Stichting Dansersfonds ’79 on 14 November. Held in Amsterdam, the Ballet Gala will feature performances of Dutch National Ballet, Introdans, National Ballet Academy, Conny Jansen Danst and Scapino Ballet Rotterdam.The…
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Princess Ariane to attend the same high school as her sisters

Her Royal Highness Princess Ariane of the Netherlands will attend the Christelijk Gymnasium Sorghvliet in The Hague after the summer holidays, according to the Government Information Services (RVD). She currently attends the Openbare Bloemcampschool in Wassenaar, near The Hague. Her elder sisters The Princess of Orange and Princess Alexia also attend the same school. Christelijk Gymnasium…
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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…
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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 celebrated each year on 27 April (or 26 April, if the 27th is a Sunday) which marks the birth of King Willem-Alexander.
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History

The Fifteen Princesses of Orange: Éléonore de Bourbon

Éléanore de Bourbon was born on 30 April 1587 to Henri I de Bourbon and his second wife Charlotte Catherine de la Tremoille. She was closely related to the French royal family as her father was a first cousin of King Henry IV of France. She had a half-sister from her…
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Royal Central to start new blog series: The Fifteen Princesses of Orange

Royal Central’s reporter Moniek has a new series entitled ‘The Fifteen Princesses of Orange’, which will cover the lives of the fifteen women who carried the title Princess of Orange as the consort of the Prince of Orange or in their own right. Though the title Prince of Orange is much older than any of the fifteen Princesses, we begin the series when the title is inherited by…
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