Dutch State Visit to Luxembourg

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima of The Netherlands are on a 3-day State Visit to Luxembourg to strengthen political, economic, and diplomatic ties, from May 23rd to 25th. The Dutch Royal Family have close ties to the Grand Ducal Family of Luxembourg, especially since the Grand Duchy used to be part of the Kingdom of The Netherlands until 1890.   Continue reading

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Diplomatic Corps Gala Dinner at the Royal Palace of Amsterdam 2018

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima of the Netherlands hosted the annual Gala Dinner for the Diplomatic Corps at the Royal Palace of Amsterdam in Dam Square on April 24th. Princess Beatrix, Princess Margriet, and Professor Pieter van Vollenhoven were also present. The Gala Dinner is held in order to maintain international relations and strengthen ties. Click HERE to read King Willem-Alexander’s speech. As usual, we got no pictures from inside, but only of the royals arriving and departing.

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Wedding of Prince Friso of Orange-Nassau

Happy Anniversary to the late Prince Friso and Princess Mabel of Orange-Nassau, who got married on this day in 2004! Due to some controversy, the Prince did not seek permission to marry from the Dutch Parliament and thus lost his title of ‘Prince of the Netherlands’,  but retained his title of ‘Prince of Orange-Nassau’. The couple had two daughters and remained happily married until he was buried under an avalanche in 2012, and tragically passed away in a coma the following year. Princess Mabel is a prominent human rights activist, and is often seen at family events. Continue reading