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Six Royal family members attend 25th Stuyvesant Ball

Netherlands-America Foundation celebration

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NEW YORK - Princess Margriet and her husband Pieter van Vollenhoven and two of theirs sons with their spouses recently attended the 25th anniversary Peter Suyvesant Ball of the Netherlands-America Foundation. The Van Vollenhovens are the patrons of the Foundation.

The event held on or around the annual Dutch-American Heritage Day, November 16, is a huge fundraising effort as well within the Dutch and Dutch-American community in the Eastern Seaboard. Building on the enduring heritage and values shared between the peoples of the Netherlands and the United States, the Netherland-America Foundation (NAF) seeks to further strengthen the bonds between the two countries through exchange in the arts, sciences, education, business and public affairs. The Foundation was formed in 1921, with Dutch-American publisher Edward Bok serving as first President.

Accompanying their parents to the well-known New York affair, were Prince Bernhard Jr and his wife Annette and Prince Floris and his spouse Aimée.