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DUTCH ROYALS HOSTED NEW YEAR RECEPTION FOR DUTCH GUESTS

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands hosted the first New Year’s Reception of 2020 for Dutch guests at The Royal Palace of Amsterdam (Dutch: Koninklijk Paleis Amsterdam) in Amsterdam, Netherlands on January 14, 2020.

Dutch Royals waved to well wishers outside the Royal Palace.



At the reception, Their Majesties were joined by Princess Beatrix, Princess Margriet and her husband Professor Pieter van Vollenhoven.

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Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands.

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Princess Margriet of the Netherlands.

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Professor Pieter van Vollenhoven.

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Hundreds of guests from politics, public administration and various sectors of Dutch society were invited to the reception. This year representatives from public transport authorities were specifically invited.

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Queen Maxima wore a embroidered dress with two-tone blue and grey pattern. The dress featured a navy blue fur trim around the collar.

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For accessories, Queen Máxima opted for a pair of suede stiletto heels, navy blue suede clutch and Tanzanite and Diamond Drop Earrings.  

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Maxima wore stunning teardrop sapphire earrings. 



Last week, The Queen returned to royal duties visiting ElanArt Foundation at the HAN University of Applied Sciences and De Wending, in Ugchelen, an institution for addiction treatment and recovery assistance.

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King Willem-Alexander gave a speech during the New Year reception.

“Every year we welcome representatives from a sector that is important for the Netherlands, and this year it is people who work in and for public transport. (…) You ensure that the Netherlands can keep moving. And that in a way that is friendly to the environment and climate. ”

King Willem-Alexander

Tomorrow, the New Year’s Reception for foreign diplomatics and representatives of international organizations established in the Netherlands will take place.

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