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Dutch centre-left parties have said  Queen Maxima  in was placed in ‘an impossible position’ by allowing the meeting with the crown prince to go ahead. Photograph: Patrick Van Katwijk/EPA

The Dutch government has strongly defended Queen Maxima after she was criticised by a senior UN official for meeting the Saudi crown prince, Mohammed (...)

A portrait of Adrienne Cullen at her home in Voorschoten, the Netherlands.

The most valuable work of state visits such as the one by the Dutch royal couple to Ireland last week is often done well away from the glamour, by tra(...)

Queen Maxima of the Netherlands pictured at Cobh pier during the Dutch King and Queen’s three-day State visit to Ireland. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

The Dutch Royals are to explore the possibility of bringing Men’s Sheds to the Netherlands after being told how Irish women nearly form queues to volu(...)

King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands (centre) meets children as he is welcomed by President Michael Higgins (second right) and his wife Sabina (right) in Dublin on Wednesday. Photograph: Patrick Van Latwijk/AFP/Getty Images

The various job opportunities for Dutch citizens in Dublin are a “clear sign of the growing links” between Ireland and the Netherlands, the Dutch king(...)

The Netherlands’ King Willem-Alexander   and Queen Máxima take part in a tree-planting ceremony, watched by President Michael D Higgins  and his wife Sabina , after arriving at Áras an Uachtaráin. Photograph:  Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima of the Netherlands, who are on a three-day state visit to Ireland, were told by entrepreneurs in Dublin that th(...)

President Michael D Higgins and Sabina with  King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima of The Netherlands and  Nya Maasland (6) from Madelief School and Arantxa Carroll of Gaelscoil Cholmcille, Coolock Lane. Photograph: Maxwells

President Michael D Higgins met with the Dutch King and Queen at Áras an Uachtaráin on Wednesday. King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima of the Neth(...)

Up to €400 million was invested in Rotterdam port last year by authorities to make it Brexit ready. Photograph: Frank van Beek/AFP/Getty Images

A few years ago, King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands, who occasionally used to moonlight for fun as a pilot for the Dutch airline KLM, bumped int(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte walk along the parliament in The Hague, Netherlands,  prior to the Summit in Sibiu. Photograph: EPA

Ireland and the Netherlands intend to stand firm on the issue of tax sovereignty, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said. Both countries have been criticis(...)

 Dutch king Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima: will visit Ireland on a two-day state visit in June. Photograph: Patrick Van Katwijk/EPA

A new survey shows that support for the Dutch monarchy has fallen sharply among 18- to 34-year-olds – with just 55 per cent saying they would prefer a(...)

Relatives of the victims of the Malaysia Airlines crash in Ukraine in 2014 look at the names on the memorial during an event to commemorate the disaster in Vijfhuizen, Netherlands. Photograph:  Reuters/Remko de Waal/Pool

On a crisp summer day, poignantly reminiscent of the one on which Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was blown out of the sky over eastern Ukraine three ye(...)

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