The engagement of the Prince of Orange and Máxima Zorreguieta Photo by Kaz at Pixabay
Marriages, News

The engagement of the Prince of Orange and Máxima Zorreguieta

The Hague, 30 March 2001 The announcement Queen Beatrix: For me and my husband it is a great joy to announce the engagement of our son Willem-Alexander with Máxima Zorreguieta. We, as parents, are particularly happy with their decision to spend the rest of their lifes together. We have learned to know Máxima as an […]

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Queen Beatrix enjoys a concert in Groningen
News, Royal Visits

Queen Beatrix enjoys a concert in Groningen

On 15 March Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands probably paid her last official visit as a Queen to my hometown Groningen, so there was no doubt about it that I would go and see her. She attended a jubilee concert of the Noord Nederlands Orkest in De Oosterpoort. During the season 2012/2013 the 150-year-old orchestra […]

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Princess Lilian of Sweden has died Photo & Copyright: Netty Leistra, June 2010
Births & Deaths, News

Princess Lilian of Sweden has died

The Swedish court on Sunday evening announced the death of Princess Lilian of Sweden, Duchess of Halland, at her home, Villa Solbacken at Stockholm. The Princess died just after 6pm surrounded by King Carl XVI Gustaf, Queen Silvia and their children. In recent years she had suffered from Alzheimer’s. The funeral service will take place […]

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Royal Amsterdam
Travel, Travel Tips

Royal Amsterdam

Because of the investiture of King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands on 30 April you won’t be able to visit the Royal Palace in Amsterdam, nor the New Church for some time. The royal palace closes after 7 April and will only reopen on 7 May. You however have to check their website anyway when you […]

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Crown Princely gathering in the Netherlands Copyright: RVD/Jeroen van der Meyde
News, Other News

Crown Princely gathering in the Netherlands

The Prince of Orange and his wife Princess Máxima of the Netherlands invited their crown princely colleagues for a meeting in the Netherlands. The photo was taken on 2 March at the Castle Het Oude Loo in Apeldoorn. Present were Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume and Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie of Luxembourg, Crown Princess Victoria and […]

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A Song for King Willem-Alexander
Film & TV, Media & Co

A Song for King Willem-Alexander

The national committee inauguration last week said there will be a “Konigslied” (king’s song) written on the occasion, and as many people as possible should sing it on a special choosen moment on 30 April, the day Queen Beatrix will abdicate. But you wonder if it is necessary at all to spend any money on […]

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Queen Beatrix 75th birthday party
News, Other News

Queen Beatrix 75th birthday party

All pictures and copyright: Josée Z. On 31 January Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands celebrated her 75th birthday, in private. On Friday 1 February she held a private party for family members, staff and former members of staff at the Beatrix Theater in Utrecht, The Netherlands. The guests saw a ballet performance by Introdans and […]

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