News Regarding Members of the Dutch Royal Family.

DRF CoAOn December 13, 2012, Their Royal Highnesses Prince Willem-Alexander of Oranje and Princess Maxima of the Netherlands hosted a luncheon at Paleis Noordeinde for:

“… a select group Dutch individuals who have distinguished themselves by a special achievement. The 27 invitees have recently received a prize or other award for their achievements in various sectors such as sports, arts & culture, media and journalism, music, literature, education, science and industry.”

Meanwhile, in Middelburg, Her Royal Highness Princess Laurentien gave a speech during the 2012 Bibliotheektweedaagse.  The princess is Honorary Chairman of the Public Library Association in the Netherlands.  According to RVD, the princess spoke about “… the role of libraries in language development, reading and writing.”