Category: Royal Visits

Queen Máxima at the King Willem I Awards
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Queen Máxima at the King Willem I Awards

Since 1958 once every two years the Koning Willem I-Prijs (King Willem I Award) of the Koning Willem I Stichting (King Willem I Foundation) is being awarded. Nowadays there are three prizes, also called the Oscars of the Dutch business world, which already shows how important they are. The King Willem I Award is the […]

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Wind meets Gas – Willem-Alexander in Groningen
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Wind meets Gas – Willem-Alexander in Groningen

The opening of the Frida Kahlo exhibition in the afternoon of 7 October in Assen by Queen Máxima of the Netherlands would surely have been a more exciting engagement. But with a busy weekend coming, I decided not to go. In the early morning King Willem-Alexander also travelled north, and as the Martini Church in […]

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Queen Máxima’s visit to Hoogezand
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Queen Máxima’s visit to Hoogezand

The visit of Queen Máxima of the Netherlands to Hoogezand was a bit of a belated birthday present for me. Two days after my birthday, on Wednesday 15 September 2021, the Queen opened the new “Huis van Cultuur en Bestuur” (House of Culture and Administration) of the Municipality Midden-Groningen. As it is not too far […]

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Finally, a state visit! © Castleholic
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Finally, a state visit!

Now many people (including me and the royal couple) have been vaccinated, more and more seems to be possible. And also the royals start coming out of their palaces more often than in the past 16 months. Although we did spot some tiaras over that period, it had been a long time ago since we […]

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The state visit of Queen Juliana to Indonesia 1971 Prambanan Temple, Yogyakarta. Photo from Pixabay.
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The state visit of Queen Juliana to Indonesia 1971

On 9 March 2020 King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima of the Netherlands arrived in Indonesia for a state visit, that will end on 13 March 2020. Because of the colonial past – Indonesia was once a Dutch colony – the visit will be a sensitive one with some tensions. That wasn’t different in 1995 when […]

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Prince Harry – Invictus Games in The Hague
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Prince Harry – Invictus Games in The Hague

The first official event of Prince Harry, The Duke of Sussex, after the birth of his son Archie Harrison, was the launch of the Invictus Games The Hague 2020. He probably would have prefered to stay at home with his newborn son, but the little boy was born after his due date it seems, and […]

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Willem-Alexander Opens Art Exhibition in Groningen
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Willem-Alexander Opens Art Exhibition in Groningen

Lots of royal visitors for the Province of Groningen lately. King’s Day, Princess Laurentien at Children’s Council meeting and on 25 May King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands opened the exhibition “Avant-garde in Groningen. De Ploeg 1918-1928” at the Groninger Museum in the city of Groningen. After the state visit to Luxembourg, that ended in the […]

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