H.R.H. Crown Prince Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands Participates in an Opening of a Nature Preserve

On April 19, 2011, H.R.H. Crown Prince Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands participated in the opening of Volgermeerpolder Nature Preserve in the Netherlands.  The crown prince was on hand, along with hundreds of attendees, to not only open this great new reserve, but also to unveil a lovely statue in honor of the workers (did that make any sense?   🙂 )

According to the online Dutch newspaper, Parool.nl, the Volgermeerpolder:

… in North Amsterdam was one of the largest waste dumps in our country. The former landfill, with a size of 100 acres housed as many as ten thousand barrels of dioxins and benzenes. Now, after the remediation largest ever in the Netherlands, the heavily polluted site transformed into a nature preserve.

Any way, there are many great photos from today’s opening so please click the link here to view.

Source and photo courtesy of: Parool.nl by AP Photos/SPD

Dutch Royal Family

Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg to Attend the British Royal Wedding

The Cour Grand-Ducale de Luxembourg announced this afternoon that Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg will attend the upcoming British royal wedding on April 29, 2011.

According to the newspaper, Wort.lu:

Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa Luxembourg will officially represent the world in the highly anticipated wedding. Whether other family members or political leaders to the Luxembourg delegation are, could not be confirmed yet.

This is wonderful news, in my opinion.  Hopefully within the next few days the Cour Grand-Ducale de Luxembourg will confirm the Grand Ducal couple’s attendance for the beatification of the late Pope John Paul II on May 1, 2011.

Source: Wort.lu

Grand Ducal Family of Luxembourg