Willem-Alexander


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Willem-Alexander,

1967–, king of the Netherlands, eldest son of Queen BeatrixBeatrix
, 1938–, queen of the Netherlands (1980–2013). The oldest daughter of Queen Juliana of the Netherlands and Prince Bernhard of Lippe-Biesterfeld, she received a law degree from the Univ. of Leyden (1961).
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. He served (1985–87) in the navy and graduated (1993)from Leiden Univ.; he has been a member of the International Olympic Committee since 1998. He married Máxima Zorreguieta, a former investment banker, in 2002 amid some controversy because her father was a former member of Argentina's military junta. They have three children. When his mother abdicated in his favor in 2013 he became the first Dutch king since 1890 (three queens succeeded William IIIWilliam III,
1817–90, king of the Netherlands and grand duke of Luxembourg (1849–90), son and successor of William II. William III ruled as a constitutional monarch, and his long reign was unmarred by friction with the States-General.
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Also present was King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands who laid a wreath following an invitation from the Queen to mark the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Netherlands after the end of the Second World War.
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29 (Petra)--His Majesty King Abdullah II met in New York yesterday with the King of the Netherlands Willem-Alexander to discuss the repercussions of the Syrian crisis, mainly the issue of refugees as well as the need for an international support to Jordan to enable it to shoulder the burden of hosting Syrian refugees.
The issue was also discussed by Dutch king Willem-Alexander when he met US president Barack Obama in Washington in June, noted the paper.
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MUSCAT: Dutch nationals and other guests celebrated the birthday of King Willem-Alexander of the Kingdom of Netherlands at a reception at the Grand Hyatt in Muscat on Tuesday evening.
Jordan's King Abdullah, Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah Al Sissi, Japan's Crown Prince Naruhito, Spain's King Felipe, Dutch King Willem-Alexander, Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani, Denmark's Crown Prince Frederik and Indonesian Vice-President Jusuf Kalla are also in Riyadh .
12 (BNA) Bahraini Ambassador to the UK Alice Samaan conveyed the leadership's greeting to King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands.
Dutch king Willem-Alexander, Queen Maxima and hundreds of relatives were at Eindhoven air base as the victims' bodies arrived.
Queen Maxima, along with her husband King Willem-Alexander and the Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte, joined the grieving relatives of the victims.