T.R.H.s Prince Willem-Alexander of Oranje and Princess Maxima of the Netherlands Attend the Premiere of the Film ‘Nova Zembla’

On November 21, 2011, T.R.H.s Prince Willem-Alexander and Princess Maxima of the Netherlands attended the première of the film, Nova Zembla, held at the RAI Theater in Amsterdam.  Also, in attendance were Princess Aimee and Prince Floris as well asPrincess Marilene and Prince Maurits.

The film, directed by Reinout Oerlemans, tells the true story of the:

… legendary failed mission of the late sixteenth century Dutch flotilla trying to find a trading route to Asia across the North Pole. The ship crew, who got stuck in the ice of Nova Zembla and had to survive the dark coldness of winter in the most gruesome of circumstances. source

The film looks pretty good, judging by the official trailer.  Hopefully it will be released in the United States sometime soon.  🙂

To view photos as well as to learn more about this film please click the links below:

 Photo courtesy of: Parool.nl/ANP
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T.R.H.s Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg Visit the l’Atert-Lycée Redange. Plus, Other News.

On November 21, 2011, T.R.H.s Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg visited the l’Atert-Lycée Redange in Luxembourg.

After touring the campus grounds, classrooms and workshops the Grand Duke and Grand Duchess participated in a “Q & A” session with the faculty as well as students of the school.  At the end of the day, they had lunch in the cafeteria.

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Meanwhile, H.R.H. Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume and the Minister of Economy and Foreign Trade Mr. Jeannot Krecké, are currently on a trade mission in the United Arab Emirates and Qatar.

On Sunday, the Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume, along with his delegation, inaugurated the Embassy of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and the Luxembourg Trade and Investment Office in Abu Dhabi.  Also in attendance was H.R.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed al Nahyan and Sheikha Lubna bint Khalid Al Qassimi.

According to the official website for the government of Luxembourg:

The Embassy, the first Luxembourg Embassy in an Arab country, will be headed by a non-resident ambassador, George Faber.  The opening of the Embassy is placed in the context of a reorganization in the short and medium term the Luxembourg diplomatic network to better represent the interests of the country in a changing international context. It also reflects the commitment of Luxembourg in its efforts to deepen relations with the UAE, as well as to strengthen its presence especially in the Gulf region. source

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Source: Cour Grand-Ducale de Luxembourg

H.R.H. Princess Mathilde of Belgium Visits Schools Participating in the ‘Journée du Changement’ Campaign (VIDEO)

On November 21, 2011, H.R.H. Princess Mathilde of Belgium was in Eupen and Transinne, Belgium to meet with students from two elementary schools participating in the Journée du Changement (Day of Change) proposed by UNICEF Belgium as part of Journée des Droits de l’Enfant (Day of the Rights of a Child) campaign.

In her capacity as honorary president of UNICEF Belgium, Princess Mathilde spoke with students from the l’Athénée Royal d’Eupen (Royal Athenaeum of Eupen) as well the Transinne elementary schools regarding the importance of education and so forth.

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Source: La Monarchie Belge