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
The Dutch Royal House has released a series of striking new portraits of the Royal Family to mark King Willem-Alexander’s 5th Anniversary of Accession and his 51st Birthday! The photographs were taken by Erwin Olaf at the Royal Palace of Amsterdam. Continue reading
Happy Birthday to King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands, who turns 51 today! Continuing our new Royal Orders series, we will be looking at the Dutch Royal Orders to mark the King’s Birthday. This article has been written by fellow Royal Watcher and a twitter friend, Gabriel Aquino, who has also written another upcoming article.
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.
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