On Friday, June 17, 2022, the Norwegian royal court released a photo of the future heirs to European thrones ahead of Her Royal Highness Princess Ingrid Alexandra of Norway’s gala dinner held at the Royal Palace in Oslo.
In the back row (L-R) Her Royal Highness Princess Catharina-Amalia, Princess of Oranje (not Orange) and Her Royal Highness Princess Elisabeth of the Belgians, Duchess of Brabant.
In the front row (L-R) Her Royal Highness Princess Estelle of Sweden, Her Royal Highness Princess Ingrid Alexandra of Norway and His Royal Highness Prince Charles of Luxembourg.
Her Royal Highness Princess Ingrid Alexandra of Norway is wearing the late Her Royal Highness Princess Ingeborg of Sweden’s Boucheron diamond and pearl tiara. Her decoration is the Grand Cross of the Order of St. Olav.
Her Royal Highness Princess Catharina-Amalia, Princess of Oranje is wearing the Dutch diamond Star tiara and her decoration is the Order of the Lion of the Netherlands.
Her Royal Highness Princess Elisabeth of the Belgians, Duchess of Brabant is wearing what looks to be the late Queen Elisabeth’s necklace turned into a tiara or it could be a new tiara. Her decoration is the Order of Leopold.
On Thursday, June 9, 2022, Her Majesty Queen Maxima of the Netherlands visited the Petje af Foundation in Amstelveen on the occasion of the foundation’s 50th anniversary.
According to RVD, the Petje af Foundation is committed to equality of opportunity for children in the Netherlands. The organization offers activities in addition to regular education for children ages ten to fourteen who need assistance:
“A locally organized, practice-oriented program is offered every week, in which the children meet with inspiring role models and various fields of work. In this way children gain valuable and refreshing ideas and new experiences. Petje af works together with local education and social organisations, but also with companies and municipalities.
The Petje af Foundation has participated in the Growth Program of the Orange Fund, a development process for social organizations that want to grow their initiative. The foundation now has forty-five locations throughout the Netherlands and thousands of children have participated in the intensive program.”
During her visit, Her Majesty Queen Maxima meet with various children involved with the Petje af Foundation who informed Her Majesty about their experiences with the foundation. Her Majesty also met with Peje af Foundation staff, board members and volunteers.
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.
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.