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DUTCH ROYAL FAMILY AT PRINCE CLAUS AWARD

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima joined by members of the Dutch Royal Family, Princess Beatrix, Princess Mabel, Prince Constantijn, and Princess Laurentien, attended the Prince Claus Award ceremony at the Royal Palace of Amsterdam on December 4, 2019 in Amsterdam, Netherlands.



Dutch Royal Family Arrived at The Royal Palace of Amsterdam

  • King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima
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Queen Máxima wore a bright bejewelled purple/red dress with floral embellishment from Claes Iversen with red coat and red clutch.

For accessories, The Queen opted for silver earrings in the shape of flowers, with a complimentary purple centre.

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  • Princess Beatrix (King Willem-Alexander’s mother)
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  • Princess Mabel of Orange Nassau
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Princess Mabel with gray coat, black pumps and large black handbag.

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Princess Mabel is the widow of Prince Friso and sister-in-law of King Willem-Alexander.

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  • Prince Constantijn and Princess Laurentien
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Princess Laurentien opted for a printed dress with bright orange sandals and statement turquoise/orange leaf earrings.

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The Royal Palace of Amsterdam.



Prince Claus Awards Ceremony

The Prince Claus Fund has presented the international Prince Claus Awards annually since 1997 to honor individuals and organizations reflecting a progressive and contemporary approach to the themes of culture and development.

Recipients are mainly located in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Caribbean.

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Princess Mabel, Princess Beatrix, Princess Laurentien, Prince Constantijn, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima.

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The programme included special performances by Djily Bagdad of Y en a Marre (2015 Prince Claus Laureate) and singers Mahsa Vahdat and Nai Barghouti. The ceremony was moderated by international broadcast journalist Ghida Fakhry.

Ghida Fakhry interviews the 2019 Prince Claus Laureates.

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The Fund is named after Prince Claus of the Netherlands, Jonkheer van Amsberg (6 September 1926 – 6 October 2002). He was the husband of former Queen Beatrix and father of King Willem-Alexander (1967), Prince Friso (1968-2013) and Prince Constantijn (1969).

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Queen Beatrix and Prince Claus in 1991.



Prince Constantijn, as Honorary Chair of the Board of the Prince Claus Fund, presented the seven Awards.

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The Winner of the Principal Prince Claus Laureate Award this year is African Visual Artist Kamala Ibrahim Ishag.

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2019 PRINCIPAL PRINCE CLAUS LAUREATE

  • Kamala Ibrahim Ishag (Omdurman, Sudan 1939)
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About Kamala Ibrahim Ishaq:

“Kamala Ibrahim Ishaq (born 1939) is a Sudanese artist who studied at the College of Fine Arts Sudan University of Science and Technology (SUST) in Khartoum, Sudan (1963). She pursued her postgraduate at the Royal College of Art in London (1964–1966) and was a founder of a conceptual art group called the “Crystalists” which challenged the traditional practices in the Sudanese art scene.

She founded the group with Muhammad Hamid Shaddad and Nayla El Tayib and its intention is to challenge the Khartoum Group and its traditional male outlook. She has been called the first modern woman painter in the Sudan”.

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‘Preparation of Incense – Zr Ceremony’ by Kamala Ibrahim Ishaq.



The winners of the Prince Claus Laureate are:

2019 PRINCE CLAUS LAUREATE

  • Ambulante (Mexico City, Mexico 2005)
  • Mariam Kamara (Niamey, Niger 1979)
  • Bill Kouélany (Brazzaville, Congo-Brazzaville 1965)
  • Djamila Ribeiro (Santos, Brazil 1980)
  • Anocha Suwichakornpong (Chonburi, Thailand 1976)

The winner of the Prince Claus Next Generation Laureate is:

2019 NEXT GENERATION LAUREATE

  • Mónica Ojeda Franco (Guayaquil, Ecuador 1988)


Official Photos of Prince Claus Award 2019

After the ceremony The Dutch Royal Family and The Laureates posed for the official photos.

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King Willem-Alexander and mother Princess Beatrix.

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Princess Beatrix and Princess Mabel.

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Princess Mabel of Orange-Nassau.

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Princess Laurentien, Prince Constantijn and Queen Máxima.



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