Koningsdag 2020

Due to the ongoing Coronavirus Crisis, the annual Koningsdag (King’s Day) celebrations marking the birthday of King Willem-Alexander were cancelled but that didn’t stop the Dutch Royal Family from marking the special day at home at the Huis ten Bosch Palace.

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Queen Emma’s Sapphire Bow Brooch

Today marks the anniversaries of the death of Queen Emma of the Netherlands and Queen Juliana of the Netherlands, and to mark the day, we are featuring one of the most prominent heirlooms of Queen Emma, which she left to her granddaughter; Queen Emma’s Sapphire Bow Brooch. Continue reading

Dutch East Indies Bracelet

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima of The Netherlands are embarking on their first State Visit to Indonesia, a former Dutch Colony next week, and to mark the visit, we are going to not only feature our usual look at previous State Visits, but also feature some Dutch Royal Jewels with Indonesian connections over the next few days, continuing with the Dutch East Indies Bracelet. Continue reading

Dutch Borneo Parure

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima of The Netherlands are embarking on their first State Visit to Indonesia, a former Dutch Colony next week, and to mark the visit, we are going to not only feature our usual look at previous State Visits, but also feature some Dutch Royal Jewels with Indonesian connections over the next few days, starting with the Dutch Borneo Parure. Continue reading

Prinsjesdag 2019

King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands, accompanied by Queen Máxima, Prince Constantijn and Princess Laurentien, gave the annual Prinsjesdag (Prince’s Day or Budget Day) speech to the Dutch Parliament to outline the government’s agenda for the coming session on September 17th in the Hague.  Continue reading