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Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands Celebrates the 200th Anniversary of the Koninklijke Marechaussee. (VIDEOS)

Queen Beatrix 2012On October 24, 2014, Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands arrived at the Paleis Het Loo in Apeldoorn to attend the 200th anniversary celebrations of the Koninklijke Marechaussee (Royal Military Police).

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Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands Opens the Exhibition, Magisch Afrika: Maskers en beelden uit Ivoorkust.

BeatrixOn October 23, 2014, Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands arrived at the Nieuwe Kerk in Amsterdam to open the exhibition, Magisch Afrika: Maskers en Beelden uit Ivoorkust (Magic Africa: Masks and Sculptures from the Ivory Coast).

The exhibition contains “…over two hundred enchanting and mysterious art objects from Ivory Coast…” according to the official website for the Nieuwe Kerk.

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His Majesty King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands Attends the Opening of the 6th Asia-Europe Culture Ministers Meeting. (VIDEO)

WAKingOn Monday, October 20, 2014, His Majesty King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands attended the opening of the 6th Asia-Europe Culture Ministers Meeting (ASEM), held under the theme, Creative Industries, in Rotterdam.

According to RVD, issues to be discussed during the three-day meeting:

“…include the significance of creativity for sustainable cities and the demands of the 21st Century proposes to education and the labor market.

ASEM is a cooperation between nearly fifty countries in Asia and Europe and focuses on strengthening the relationship between these two regions.”

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Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands Opens a New Shelter in Amsterdam. (VIDEO)

Queen Beatrix 2012On Friday, October 3, 2014, Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands officially opened the Leger des Heils (Salvation Army’s) Majoor Bosshardtburgh homeless shelter located in the De Wallen district in Amsterdam.

The new shelter provides private rooms for 36 residents according to RVD.

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Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands Attends an Award Ceremony in Den Haag.

BeatrixOn October 2, 2014, Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands arrived at the Spaansche Hof in Den Haag to attend the 2014 Max van der Stoel Award Ceremony.

According to the offiicial website for the awards the:

“…presented every two years to a person, group or institution for extraordinary and outstanding achievements in improving the position of national minorities in the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) participating States.

Established in 2001 by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, the Award honours Max van der Stoel, a prominent Dutch statesman who was the first OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities. The Award highlights issues related to national minorities and supports the High Commissioner´s conflict-prevention work.

The winner of the 2014 Max van der Stoel Award went to Spravedlivost, a non-governmental organization based in Jalal-Abad in southern Kyrgyzstan, has been named as the 2014 winner of the Max van der Stoel Award, for its outstanding work in improving the position of national minorities in the OSCE area.”

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

TheKingWAOn October 2, 2014, His Majesty King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands attended the 2014 Heinekenprijzen (Heineken Prizes for Arts and Sciences) held at the Beurs van Berlage building in Amsterdam.

According to the official website for the Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen the Heinekenprijzen:

“…are international prizes awarded every other year to five internationally renowned scientists and one highly talented Dutch visual artist for their great merits to science, Dutch art and society.

The scientific Heineken Prizes recognize and reward unique achievement in the fields of biochemistry and biophysics, medicine, environmental sciences, history and cognitive science. The sixth Heineken Prize, the Heineken Prize for Art, is awarded every two years to an artist living and working in the Netherlands.”

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Her Majesty Queen Maxima of the Netherlands Meets with the United Nations Secretary-General, Mr. Ban Ki-moon.

MaximaOn Tuesday, September 23, 2014, Her Majesty Queen Maxima of the Netherlands, as the United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development (UNSGSA), presented the “…annual report on financial inclusion…” to the United Nations Secretary-General, Mr. Ban Ki-moon, at the United Nations headquarters in New York City.

Her Majesty also met with the Vice Premier of the People’s Republic of China, Mr. Zhang Gaoli, again, at the United Nations headquarters.

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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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