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His Majesty King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands Presents the Appeltjes van Oranje of the Oranje Fond.

On Thursday, May 12, 2022, His Majesty King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands, as Patron, accompanied by Her Majesty Queen Maxima of the Netherlands and Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands presented the 2022 Appeltjes van Oranje Award of the Oranje Fond (Fund) during a ceremony at the Paleis Noordeinde in Den Haag.

The Appeltjes van Oranje Award is presented annually to three exceptional social initiatives in the kingdom of the Netherlands.  According to RVD, the 2022 theme is, “…’Equality of Opportunity for All Young People.’ The prizes are awarded to initiatives in which young people are committed to closing the gap between young people with and without opportunities.

The winners of the 2022 Appeltjes van Oranje Prize went to Young Leaders Community from Den Haag, JongPIT from Amsterdam and Triple Threat from Haarlem. Along with receiving a bronze Apple statuette, designed by Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands, the winners also received a cash prize worth 25,000 Euros.

Congrats to the winners!

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TMs King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands Attend the National Liberation Celebration Concert in Amsterdam.

Photo courtesy of RVD/K.Koen van Weel

On the evening of May 5, 2022, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands accompanied by the Prime Minister of the Netherlands, Mr. Mark Rutte, attended the National Liberation Celebration concert held at the Amstel in front of the Royal Theater Carré in Amsterdam.

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(VIDEOS) Members of the Dutch Royal Family Celebrate King’s Day in Maastricht, Netherlands.

On Wednesday, April 27, 2022, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands accompanied by their daughters, Her Royal Highness Princess Catharina-Amalia, Princess of Orange, Her Royal Highness Princess Alexia of the Netherlands, and Her Royal Highness Princess Ariane of the Netherlands, celebrated King’s Day in Maastricht. King’s Day is a national holiday in the Netherlands celebrating His Majesty’s birthday on April 27.

Other members of the Dutch royal family who attended today’s celebrations include Their Royal Highnesses Prince Constantijn and Princess Laurentien of the Netherlands, Prince Maurits and Princess Marilène of Orange-Nassau, Prince Bernhard and Princess Annette of Orange-Nassau, Prince Pieter-Christiaan and Princess Anita of Orange-Nassau, and Prince Floris and Princess Aimée of Orange-Nassau.

During today’s celebrations, hundreds of people gathered to celebrate King’s Day with delicious food, drinks, a parade, games, and musical performances including a concert by Mr. André Rieu on the Onze Lieve Vrouwenplein.

His Majesty King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands Cheer on Dutch Athletes During the 2022 Invictus Games.

On Friday, April 22, 2022, His Majesty King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands accompanied by the Royal Netherlands Army Three-Star General, Mart de Kruif, and a representative from the Invictus Games, attended the Wheelchair Basketball Gold Medal match at the Zuiderpark in Den Haag (The Hague). His Majesty along with General de Kruif, Her Royal Highness Princess Margriet of the Netherlands and Prince Pieter-Christiaan of Oranjg-Nassau cheered and clapped as Team Netherlands competed against Team USA. I have no idea who won, by the way.

Heavily inspired by the Warrior Games — which was developed in 2010 by the United States Department of Defense to celebrate the resiliency and dedication of wounded, ill, and injured active duty and veteran U.S. military service members. Hundreds of elite athletes, including those from international allied nations, compete in adaptive sporting events such as wheelchair basketball, cycling, indoor rowing, and wheelchair rugby, among others. The Warrior Games serve as a way to enhance the recovery and rehabilitation of wounded warriors by providing them exposure to adaptive sports — the Invictus Games is, well, the exact same thing.

Originally, the Invictus Games were to take place in Den Haag two years ago, but thanks to the pandemic the games were postponed several times.

Tonight, His Majesty King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands is expected to attend the closing ceremony of the 2022 Invictus Games. Congrats to all the athletes who participated in the games.

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(VIDEOS) TMs King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands Attend the 10th Edition of the King’s Day Games in Delft.

On Friday, April 22, 2022, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands attend the 10th Edition of the King’s Day Games at the Poptahof School in Delft. The theme of this year’s King’s Games, Feel Fit!

Upon their arrival, Their Majesties were greeted with cheers from students and staff. After attending a healthy breakfast with the students and staff the King’s Games officially began. Their Majesties interacted with the students as well as participated in various sports activities.

His Majesty King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands Receives Credentials from Ambassadors.

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On the morning of Wednesday, April 20, 2022, His Majesty King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands received credentials from the Ambassador of the Sultanate of Brunei Darussalam, His Excellency Adnan Mohd Ja’afar, the Ambassador from the Republic of Benin, His Excellency Eusèbe Agbangla, and the Ambassador from the Federal Republic of Somalia, His Excellency Yonis Yassin Hashi.

The presentation of the credentials was held at Paleis Noordeinde in Den Haag, Netherlands.

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HM King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands Opens a New Exhibit at the Koninklijk Paleis in Amsterdam.

On Thursday, April 14, 2022, His Majesty King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands officially opened the new exhibit, Moraalmeesters: Wijze lessen van het Stadspaleis (Moral Masters: Wise lessons from the City Palace), at the Koninklijk Paleis in Amsterdam.

According to RVD the exhibit, Moraalmeesters: Wijze lessen van het Stadspaleis:

“…brings paintings to life in animations and the galleries of the palace featuring interviews reflecting on the moral lessons taught by each of the paintings.

The Koninklijk Paleis was built in 1648 as the City Hall of Amsterdam. The halls were originally the domain of mayors, councilors and judges. In their offices, were paintings by master artists such as Ferdinand Bol, Govert Flink and Jacob de Wit. Each of the paintings were hung above [various] mantelpieces. These mantelpieces, with depictions of Bible stories and scenes from Greek and Roman antiquity, provided a wise lesson on how a civil servant should behave.

Moraalmeesters: Wijze lessen van het Stadspaleis connects to various citizenship themes and is the starting point for a series of lessons about citizenship.

The exhibition brings paintings to life in animations and the galleries of the palace feature interviews reflecting on the moral lessons taught by the paintings.”

During today’s opening, His Majesty King Willem-Alexander toured the exhibit as well as watched a performance by the theatre group, The Guests. His Majesty also heard a reading by the poet Gershwin Bonevacia.

Moraalmeesters: Wijze lessen van het Stadspaleis will be open to the public beginning on April 16 to September 4, 2022. For more information about the exhibition please click here.

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Photos courtesy of the Koninklijk Paleis/J.van der Meyde