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Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands Attend the Opening of the 2014 Prinsjesdag. (VIDEOS)





On Tuesday, September 16, 2014, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands along with Their Royal Highnesses Prince Constantijn and Princess Laurentien of the Netherlands attended the opening of the 2014 Prinsjesdag at the Ridderzaal in Den Haag.

During today’s opening of the new parliamentary year of the Staten-Generaal (Dutch Senate and House of Representatives) His Majesty delivered a speech highlighting the budget and policies of the Dutch government for the coming year.

Thereafter, Their Majesties and Their Royal Highnesses returned to Paleis Noordeinde in Den Haag to wave to the Dutch people.

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Her Majesty Queen Maxima of the Netherlands Attends a Seminar in Bussum.

Princess Maxima 2011On September 11, 2014, Her Majesty Queen Maxima of the Netherlands attended the 2014 Nederlandse Bank (DNB) Pensioenseminar, held under the theme, De Deelnemer in Beeld, at the Theater Spant in Bussum.

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His Majesty King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands Attends the 2014 NWO Spinozapremies.

TheKingWAOn September 9, 2014, His Majesty King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands arrived at the Nieuwe Kerk in Den Haag to attend the 2014 NWO Spinozapremies (NWO Spinoza Prizes).

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Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands Meet with the President of Myanmar.

dutchOn the afternoon of Tuesday, September 9, 2014, His Majesty King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands met with the President of Myanmar, Mr. Thein Sein, at Paleis Noordeinde in Den Haag.

Earlier in the day, Her Majesty Queen Maxima of the Netherlands, in her capacity as the United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development, participated in a meeting with President Sein at Villa Eikenhorst.

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Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands Opens an Exhibition at the Museum Huis Doorn. (VIDEO)

beatrixOn Thursday, September 4, 2014, Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands attended the opening of Paviljoen Nederland en de Eerste Wereldoorlog (Pavilion Netherlands and the First World War) held on the grounds of the Museum Huis Doorn in Doorn.

According to the Dutch photo agency, PPE, the permanent exhibition at the museum is “…based on five themes [and] pictures the daily life in the years [between] 1914-1918…”

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Her Majesty Queen Maxima of the Netherlands Opens the New Centrum voor Onderwijsexcellentie. (VIDEO)

Princess Maxima 2011On Wednesday, September 3, 2014, Her Majesty Queen Maxima of the Netherlands opened the new Centrum voor Onderwijsexcellentie (Center for Educational Excellence) at the University College Roosevelt in Middleburg.

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News Regarding Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands. (VIDEOS)



On Wednesday, July 23, 2014, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands accompanied by the Prime Minister of the Netherlands, Mr. Mark Rutte, His Royal Highness Prince Laurent of Belgium, the Governor-General of Australia, Mr. Peter Cosgrove, the Australian Foreign Minister, Ms. Julie Bishop, various dignitaries as well as families and friends attended a solemn ceremony at Eindhoven Airbase to witness the arrival of planes from Ukraine carrying the remains of the victims of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 (MH17).

MH17 was shot down last Thursday, July 17, 2014, by a BUK ground-to-air missile killing 298 innocent passengers and crew members.

 

News Regarding His Majesty King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands. (VIDEO)

dutchOn Monday, July 21, 2014, His Majesty King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands gave a televised statement to the Dutch people after meeting with the families of the victims of Malaysian Airlines flight 17 (MH17) at the NBC Congress Center in Nieuwegein.

MH17 was shot down at a cruising altitude of 33,000 feet by a BUK ground-to-air missile on July 17, 2014, by — what many believe to be — Pro-Russian rebels in the Ukraine. Out of the 298 passengers and crew members on flight MH17 193 were Dutch citizens.

Here is what His Majesty King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands had to say:

“Today a large gathering took place of families of the victims of the air disaster in eastern Ukraine. My wife and I were among those present. We were deeply touched by the moving, personal accounts of those who have lost loved ones. People whose lives are in ruins. Their sorrow, their feeling of powerlessness and their despair are heartrending. Many people said to us, ‘We at least want to take dignified leave of our loved ones’.

We understand their frustration and their pain. And we share their heartfelt wish for clarity on the cause of this disaster.

We know that their loss can never be made good. Their grief is immense. The only thing we could do today was to be with them, and listen to what they had to say.

In the last few days, people have gathered together all over the Netherlands, and they will go on doing so. In offices, schools, sports clubs and living rooms across the country. People are there for one another.

And that is especially important now, at a time of great trial for our country, when so many people are overwhelmed by grief. It is important that we hold onto one another, that we support each other and do what we can to help. And, that we open our hearts to anyone who wants to share their story. Not only now, but also in the months and years to come.

I would like to express my appreciation for all the people who are rallying around those affected by the disaster. Relatives, friends, neighbors and colleagues: you are all very much needed now.
I would also like to say how much I value the work being done by the hundreds of professionals involved in carrying out the many sad and difficult tasks that need to be done.

My wife and I sympathize deeply with all those who have been bereaved. We are with them in our thoughts. These sentiments are shared by my mother and by the other members of my family, who feel a particularly close bond with our country in these dark days.

This terrible disaster has inflicted a great wound on our society. The scar it leaves will never truly heal.

When the need is greatest, what counts is inner strength, compassion and solidarity – the very qualities that, at crucial times, our country has shown it possesses.”

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News Regarding Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands.

KingWAOn Monday, July 21, 2014, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands met with the families of the victims of the Malaysian Airlines flight 17 (MH17) in Nieuwegein. 298 innocent lives were lost that day.

As you may know by now flight MH17 was shot down by a BUK ground-to-air missile (by, what many believe to be, Pro-Russian rebels) near the Ukraine-Russian border.

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News Regarding His Majesty King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands.

TheKingWAOn July 5, 2014, His Majesty King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands celebrated the 150th anniversary of the tram in Den Haag.

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Her Majesty Queen Maxima of the Netherlands Visits the Buzinezzclub in Den Haag.

MaximaOn July 4, 2014, Her Majesty Queen Maxima of the Netherlands visited the Buzinezzclub in Den Haag.

Established in 2009 the organization guides young people on benefit in education, work, or their business venture. The Buzinezzclub is also a member of the Oranje Fonds Groeiprogramma.

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His Majesty King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands Attends the Opening of the Tivoli Vredenburg. (VIDEO)

PrinceofOranjeOn the evening of July 3, 2014, His Majesty King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands attended the opening of the new Tivoli Vredenburg music center in Utrecht.

According to RVD, the new building contains “…five halls for classical, pop, jazz and dance…”

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Her Majesty Queen Maxima of the Netherlands Visits Mumbai, India.

Princess Maxima 2011On July 2, 2014, Her Majesty Queen Maxima of the Netherlands, in her capacity as the United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development, participated in a meeting and press conference at the Reserve Bank of India headquarters in Mumbai, India.

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Photo courtesy of RVD/HKH