Prinsjesdag 2021

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 21st in The Hague. The annual ceremony held on the third Tuesday of every September has been much altered, for the second year, due to the ongoing pandemic. Continue reading

Princess of Asturias and Princess Alexia of The Netherlands depart for United World College of the Atlantic in Wales

The Princess of Asturias and Princess Alexia of The Netherlands were pictured as they departed Spain and the Netherlands to start their studies at the United World College (UWC) of the Atlantic in Wales, where they are due to graduate with an Internationale Baccalauréat in 2023. King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands and the Duchess of Brabant have also studied at UWC Atlantic College. Continue reading

Dutch State Visit to Germany | Day 2

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima of The Netherlands are on a State Visit to the Federal Republic of Germany at the invitation of Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, from July 5th to the 7th, which was originally scheduled for June 2020. The State Visit is a confirmation of the good relations between the two countries, politically, economically, scientifically and culturally. As a neighbouring country, Germany is the Netherlands’ most important trading partner, an ally in the European Union, the United Nations and NATO. The State Visit, with a particular focus on the city of Berlin, concludes a series of regional visits that the King and Queen have made to Germany since 2013Continue reading

Dutch State Visit to Germany

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima of The Netherlands are on a State Visit to the Federal Republic of Germany at the invitation of Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, from July 5th to the 7th, which was originally scheduled for June 2020. The State Visit is a confirmation of the good relations between the two countries, politically, economically, scientifically and culturally. As a neighbouring country, Germany is the Netherlands’ most important trading partner, an ally in the European Union, the United Nations and NATO. The State Visit, with a particular focus on the city of Berlin, concludes a series of regional visits that the King and Queen have made to Germany since 2013Continue reading

Royals at EURO 2020

This month, Royals from around Europe have been actively following the 2020 UEFA European Football Championship, commonly referred to as 2020 UEFA European Championship, UEFA Euro 2020, or Euro 2020, the quadrennial international men’s football championship of Europe organised by the Union of European Football Associations.

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The Dutch Diamond Stars

Queen Máxima of the Netherlands is celebrating her 50th Birthday tomorrow, so in our typical fashion, we have been featuring her Top 5 Jewels in the days leading up to her Birthday! While our focus has been on Queen Máxima’s splendid modern jewels, today were are featuring one of the more historic pieces from the massive jewellery collection of the House of Orange, ending our series with the Dutch Diamond Stars!

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Queen Máxima’s Tutti Frutti Necklace

Queen Máxima of the Netherlands is celebrating her 50th Birthday next week, so in our typical fashion, we are featuring her Top 5 Jewels in the days leading up to her Birthday! While Queen Máxima has worn much of the massive jewellery collection of the House of Orange, we are focusing on many of the splendid modern jewels that Queen Máxima has acquired during the past 20 years as a member of the Dutch Royal Family, continuing with Queen Máxima’s Tutti Frutti Necklace! Continue reading