Category Archives: Dutch Royal Family

HRH Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands Celebrates the 150th Anniversary of the Royal Society for Horticulture and Botany.

On Wednesday, May 25, 2022, Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands attended the 150th anniversary of the Royal Society for Horticulture and Botany held at the Den Alerdinck estate in Laag Zuthem.

The celebrations took place in connection with the Gardenista 2022 garden festival.

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Her Majesty Queen Maxima of the Netherlands Visits the Delft University of Technology.

On the afternoon of Wednesday, May 18, 2022, Her Majesty Queen Maxima of the Netherlands, accompanied by the European Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth, Ms. Mariya Gabriel, visited Delft University of Technology (TU) in Delft.

The day began with a laboratory tour in the BioNanoScience department located in the Applied Sciences building. The scientists from the European Synthetic Cell Initiative informed Her Majesty about their research into “…the smallest building blocks of cells. The scientists are investigating exactly how these building blocks are put together in order to be able to make the first working, artificial cell.” The scientists also informed Her Majesty about the technological and social impact of their research.

Thereafter, Her Majesty Queen Maxima visited the Green Village. According to the official website for TU, the Green Village is a:

 “…living lab for sustainable innovations in home, work, and living environments. Located at the center of the TU Delft campus, this test site offers opportunities for entrepreneurs and researchers to develop, test, and demonstrate their experimental projects in close collaboration with government bodies and the public.”

The day ended with a tour of QuTech, the Delft research institute where scientists work on, among other things, quantum computers and the quantum internet.

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Her Majesty Queen Maxima of the Netherlands Visits the New Adventure House in Zeewolde.

On Friday, May 13, 2022, Her Majesty Queen Maxima of the Netherlands, as Patron of Scouting Netherlands, visited the new Adventure House the Scouting Estate in Zeewolde.

Today’s visit focused on “…the activities of water scouting and projects in the field of sustainability…” according to an RVD press release.

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