The Emir of Qatar and his wife welcomed by King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima in the Netherlands

The Emir of Qatar and his wife welcomed by King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima in the Netherlands
The Emir of Qatar and his wife welcomed by King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima in the Netherlands

This Monday, June 24, 2024, Emir Tamim of Qatar is making an official visit to the Netherlands. Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani was received with honors by King Willem-Alexander at Noordeinde Palace in The Hague, while Queen Máxima brought out a magnificent finery to accompany Sheikha Jawahir.

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The teacher Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani and the teacher Jawahir at Noordeinde palais

The Emir of Qatar arrived in The Hague this Monday, June 24, to pay an official visit to the Netherlands, with the aim of strengthening diplomatic relations and cooperation ambitions between the two countries. Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani’s day began at Noordeinde Palace, the workplace of the Dutch head of state.

Protocol welcoming ceremony of Emir Tamim of Qatar by King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands in front of Noordeinde Palace this June 24, 2024 (Photo: Iris Van Den Broek/ANP/ABACAPRESS.COM)

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During his official engagements abroad, Emir Tamim, 44, has recently made the habit of traveling with his first wife, Sheikha Jawahir. Sheikha Jawahir made her very first appearance in public during an official event abroad, in 2022, when the Emir was received by King Felipe and Queen Letizia in Madrid. The Emir of Qatar has 13 children with his three wives. Sheikh Tamim succeeded his father, Sheikh Hamad, in 2013, after the latter’s abdication. Sheikh Hamad is 72 years old today.

Sheikha Jawahir, Queen Máxima, Emir Tamim of Qatar and King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands (Photo: Iris Van Den Broek/ANP/ABACAPRESS.COM)

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King Willem-Alexander, 57, had reserved the protocol ceremony planned for the reception of a foreign head of state, in the presence of Queen Máxima, who for her part accompanied the first lady of Qatar.

Qatari sovereigns and Dutch sovereigns inside Noordeinde Palace on June 24, 2024 (Photo: Robin Utrecht/ABACAPRESS.COM)

For the occasion, Queen Máxima brought out her pale blue outfit by Natan, which caused a sensation last December. The outfit was described as a “Cinderella dress” in the Dutch press when she first wore it to attend the 2023 Christmas concert gala. Queen Máxima again matched it with a set diamonds and blue stones. This adornment, whose origin is unknown, has been worn by the queen since 2013.

Queen Máxima in her “Cinderella dress” consisting of a blouse and skirt from Natan, with a matching necklace (Photo: Patrick Van Katwijk/Pool/ANP/ABACAPRESS.COM)

After this welcome at the Noordeinde Palace, then an exchange between the two heads of state, the Emir of Qatar joined the office of the Prime Minister, Mark Rutte. The Emir of Qatar also met with the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives.

In parallel with his meetings with the Dutch authorities, a round table is organized for the Qatari delegation accompanying him to the Netherlands. This delegation is made up of CEOs of companies from different sectors, ranging from food to sustainable energy and food.

Nicolas Fontaine

Editor-in-chief

Nicolas Fontaine has been a designer-editor and author for numerous Belgian and French brands and media. A specialist in royal family news, Nicolas founded the site Histoires royales of which he is the editor-in-chief. [email protected]

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