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King and Queen of the Netherlands to visit Waterloo Region May 28

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands will be in Waterloo Region on May 28 as part of a state visit to Canada from May 27 to 29.
The Netherlands' King Willem-Alexander, first right, and Queen Maxima, second right, pose with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and his wife Laureen Harper prior to a liberation concert in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Tuesday May 5, 2015. The Dutch King and Queen will be in Waterloo Region on May 28 to visit the University of Waterloo and sign economic and academic agreements linking the two countries. (The Associated Press)

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands will be in Waterloo Region on May 28 as part of a state visit to Canada from May 27 to 29. 

According to a release from the Embassy and Consulates of the Netherlands in Canada, the royal couple will be in Waterloo Region in order to oversee the signing of two agreements on economic and academic cooperation. 

The royal couple will also be at the University of Waterloo, where they will visit the research labs at the Insitute for Quantum computing and watch the first 70 Canadian students receive scholarships to study in the Netherlands. 

According to the Dutch government the 70 scholarships were created by the Dutch government as well as several Dutch-Canadian companies to symbolize the 70 years since the end of the Nazi occupation in the Netherlands, which Canadian troops helped end during the Second World War.