Prinsjesdag 2022

Queen Máxima, the Princess of Orange, Prince Constantjin and Princess Laurentien joined King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands as he 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 20th in The Hague. The annual ceremony is held on the third Tuesday of every September, and it was the first time that the Princess of Orange has attended.

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Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II

Foreign Royal Guests and Relatives and Heads of State and Representatives of 121 Countries joined the British Royal Family for the Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey on September 19th, followed by a Procession to Marble Arch and a Committal Service at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle. The late Queen, who passed away at Balmoral Castle earlier this month, had been Lying-in-State first at St Giles’ Cathedral in Edinburgh and then at Westminster Hall in London for the past week.  

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Heads of State Reception at Buckingham Palace

Ahead of the Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey tomorrow, the British Royal Family hosted a Reception for visiting Heads of State and Representatives at Buckingham Palace, which is stated to be one of the largest gatherings of Heads of State in History. The late Queen, who passed away at Balmoral Castle earlier this month, has been Lying-in-State first at St Giles’ Cathedral in Edinburgh and then at Westminster Hall in London for the past week, with the Funeral at Westminster Abbey tomorrow to be followed by a Procession to Marble Arch and a Committal Service at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle. Continue reading

Dutch State Visit to Austria

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima of The Netherlands are on a State Visit to the Republic of Austria form June 27th to the 29th, at the invitation of Federal President Alexander Van der Bellen. The theme of the visit is sustainable mobility, connected society and cultural exchange, highlighting the strong ties and boosting relations between the two countries. The last Dutch State Visit to Austria was in 1962. Continue reading

Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary in The Netherlands

Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark are on a Business Visit to the Kingdom of The Netherlands, to strengthen the close trade and cultural relations between Denmark and The Netherlands and to support the growth and position of Danish companies in the Dutch market, with a focus on green transition and digital health though visits to companies and research institutions in The Hague, Rotterdam, Delft and Leiden. Continue reading