Happy 10th Birthday, Crown Princess Catharina-Amalia! (b. 7 Dec 2003)
31 Day Winter Royal Challenge - Day 4
At 19.00 on Monday 28 January 2013 Her Majesty the Queen announced that she is to abdicate and that the Prince of Orange, her eldest son, will succeed her. The abdication and the investiture of the new King will take place in Amsterdam on 30 April 2013.
Queen Máxima awarded the Prince Bernhard Culture Price 2013 awarded to garden and landscape designer Piet Oudolf.
This lifetime achievement award is given annually by the Culture to a person or institution that has made the cultural field. Especially meritorious
King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima attend a concert by Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow.
The royal visit was expected to showcase friendly ties between Russia and the Netherlands, but it comes amid increasing tensions over the seizure of the Dutch-flagged Greenpeace ship and its crew and other disputes.
I love when royals are involved in something political, this is just what I live for!