July 21, 2024

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Royal Couple Visit America – IV

Royal Couple Visit America – IV

The American trip ended in New York, where Willem-Alexander and Maxima got to know each other well.

In New York, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima began with a walk through the East Flatbush, Brooklyn neighborhood, a community empowerment center. They spoke to a variety of residents and organizations about urban challenges such as climate, affordable housing and resilient communities.


At the end of the walk, Raja turned the tables and took several photographs of the accompanying magazines. The press obediently posed, but the king didn’t realize he was actually taking a selfie.

The royal couple spoke to attendees at a business event focused on startups, finance and energy and cleantech at New Lab, an incubator space for startups located in the historic Brooklyn Navy Yard.

As part of Future400, a series of cultural and social events marking New York’s Dutch history, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima visited the New York exhibition before New York: The Costello Project of New Amsterdam, which explores the history of “Dutch New York” and the various places within New Amsterdam, including the original residents and enslaved people. The role of communities. The High Line is a major public park and public art exhibition in New York City, designed by Piet Oudolf in gardens and public spaces The royal couple walked the High Line, during which Friends of the High Line executive director Alan Van Capelle spoke to the youth working on the High Line at the end of the walk.


The working visit concluded with a reception at the Spiral Building at Hudson Yards with Mayor Eric Adams, local politicians and American and Dutch companies in New York. King Willem-Alexander made a short speech here. Finally, there was a press interview. Maxima on New York: “It feels like a second home, but a lot has changed. A lot of these buildings aren’t there anymore, but it’s nice to see a city that’s always growing,” she explained. King Willem-Alexander said the city was extra special to him and the queen. “We visit New York regularly, and New York certainly holds a special place in our hearts and in our shared existence,” he said. “We have a lot of friends here, family here. So in that sense it’s a city we want to come to.”