On October 14, 2013, Empress Farah Pahlavi celebrated her 75th birthday. Her son, Reza Pahlavi, was kind enough to share private photos of the beautiful empress celebrating her special day with family and friends. 🙂
On the evening of October 17, 2013, Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of Belgium accompanied by Their Royal Highnesses Prince Laurent and Princess Claire and Their Imperial and Royal Highnesses Princess Astrid and Prince Lorenz attended a lovely concert held at the Palais de Bruxelles.
On the morning of October 17, 2013, His Majesty King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands arrived in Den Haag to officially open the new building of the Ministerie van Binnenlandse Zaken and Koninkrijksrelaties and the Ministerie van Veiligheid en Justitie (Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations and the Ministry of Security and Justice).
Thereafter, His Majesty arrived at the Special Collections Department at the Universiteit van Amsterdam to open the special exhibition, Atlas der Neederlanden: De Dageraad van het Koninkrijk.
According to RVD the Atlas, “…consists of nine parts and contains 618 maps of the Netherlands from the seventeenth to the early nineteenth century.”
Atlas der Neederlanden: De Dageraad van het Koninkrijk will be open to the public on October 18, 2013 – January 19, 2014. If you are interested in learning more about the restoration of the Atlas please click here (in English).
Click hereto watch a video from NOS about the Atlas.