On November 29, 2011, H.R.H. Princess Maxima of the Netherlands attended the opening of the new Zonnehuis in Zuidhorn. Upon her arrival the princess was greeted by Mayor Bert Swart and Commissioner Max van den Berg. After the opening Princess Maxima mingled with the residents of this new housing and care facility for the elderly.
H.M. Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands officially welcomed the president of Mali, Mr. Amadou Toumani Toure and his wife, at Noordeninde Palace in Den Haag on November 29, 2011.
President Toure and his delegation are in the Netherlands for a three-day official visit. During their stay President Toure and his delegation will meet with T.R.H.s Prince Willem-Alexander of Oranje and Princess Maxima of the Netherlands, attend a gala dinner, attend meetings with various Dutch politicians and much more.
On November 28, 2011, Her Majesty Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands held an audience with the President of Slovenia, Danilo Türk, at Huis ten Bosch Palace in Den Haag. President Türk is in the Netherlands on a working visit. During his time in the country he will visit the International Court in Den Haag as well as attend various meetings with Dutch companies.
H.S.H. Prince Albert II held a meeting with Mr. Luiz Figueiredo, under-Secretary for the environment, energy, Science and technology of Brazil, to the Palais Princier on November 28, 2011. During their meeting they discussed bilateral issues and the upcoming Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development.
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Source and photo courtesy of the Palais Princier de Monaco
Her Royal Highness Grand Duchess Maria Teresa awarded the 2011 Prix Grand-Duc Adolphe to three talented artists at a ceremony held at the Grand Ducal Palace in Luxembourg. This award aims to “…improve and promote artistic creation in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg…”
H.R.H. Princess Astrid of Belgium is currently in Abu Dhabi as part of the delegation for “Roll Back Malaria” (RBM) to raise awareness for the global fight against Malaria, Tuberculosis, and AIDS. The princess is accompanied by Dr. Michel Kazatchkine, Executive Director of the Global Fund to fight against AIDS, Malaria and Tuberculosis, and by Prof.. Dr. Awa Coll-Seck, Executive Director of Partnership “Roll Back Malaria”. Princess Astrid and her delegation will also visit Kuwait and Qatar in the coming days.
On November 28, 2011, H.R.H. Princess Maxima of the Netherlands attended the 2011 Prince Berhard Cultuurfonds Award in Amsterdam. Held at the Muziekgebouw (Music Building) this year’s prestigious award was given to filmmaker and photographer, Anton Corbijn. According to, NOS, Mr. Corbjin won the prize:
…because he’s an important image-maker and shaper of popular culture of his generation. He serves as an international example for photographers, designers and art directors.
During the festivities there were performances by Bono, Chris Martin and Herbert Grönemeyer.