On Monday, March 11, 2013, Their Royal Highnesses Prince Willem-Alexander of Oranje and Princess Maxima of the Netherlands attended the farewell meeting, held at the Lucent Theater in Den Haag, of the Director of the Social and Cultural Planning Office, Professor Paul Schnabel.
This afternoon Prince Willem-Alexander receivedthe Great Atlas of the Dutch East India Company and the West India Company from the Chairman of the Royal Dutch Geographical Society, Professor Henk Ottens, at Paleis Noordeinde.
According to RVD:
“The atlas contains the entire legacy of hand-drawn maps, plans and topographic images of the fields of the Dutch East India Company (1602-1799) and the West India Company (1621-1791).
The atlas consists of nine parts and was created by a collaboration between the Royal Dutch Geographical Society (KNAG), the National Archives, the research URU Explokart of Utrecht University and Publishing Asia Major/Atlas Major.”
On March 12, 2013, His Majesty King Abdullah of Jordan received an invitation from His Highness Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani to participate in an “…Arab Summit in Doha on March 26-27, 2013…”
And, finally, His Majesty accompanied by His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales visited an “…enterprise conference…” in Amman according to the Jordan News Agency. During the conference His Majesty:
“…remarked that Jordan and the United Kingdom enjoy historical bonds, laid by the late King Hussein bin Talal and these bonds developed into a true partnership. [His Majesty also] appreciated the United Kingdom’s support for Jordanian innovation and entrepreneurship…”
On March 12, 2013, Her Majesty Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands visited the European School in Bergen to participate in the celebrations of the school’s 50th anniversary.
“The European School was founded by the European Union and provides multilingual education for children of employees of EU institutions and international companies. Currently, there are 600 students at the school consisting of 50 different nationalities.”
During her visit Her Majesty was given a tour of the school as well as met with staff and students.