Charlemagne Prize 2023
Who is awarded the Prize?
Charlemagne Youth Prize
Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands 1996
Charlemagne Prize Awardee 1996 Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands
Born on 31st January 1938 at the Soestdijk Palace near Baarn.
Studied Sociology, Law and History in Leiden; was conferred a doctorate (LLD). She was initiator and President (1961) of the European Working Group, which called upon European youth to concern themselves with current issues and to campaign for a united Europe. As heir apparent she increasingly took on representational duties in the seventies.
She has been Queen of the Netherlands since 1980. She has made a great contribution to the development of good neighbourly relations between the Netherlands and Germany; as a convinced European she has campaigned for a united Europe and the continuation of the European unification process on many occasions.
Laudation (extract) by Roman Herzog
Speech (extract) by Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands
Photo Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands
Königin Beatrix der Niederlande