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Princess Alexia to attend a new school after the summer

Her Royal Highness, Princess Alexia of the Netherlands, 11, is set to attend the Christelijk Gymnasium Sorghvliet in The Hague after the summer, according to the Government Information Services (RVD). Her older sister, Catharina-Amalia, Princess of Orange (commonly just referred to as Princess Amalia) already attends the school.

Christelijk Gymnasium Sorghvliet is an independent Protestant school with over 700 students in the capital of the province of South Holland. The King and Queen waited until the last minute to announce Amalia’s attendance at the school a couple of years ago so that the school would not be overwhelmed with parents wanting their children to be a classmate to the future Queen of the Netherlands. Princess Laurentien, the wife of King Willem-Alexander’s brother, Prince Constantijn, attended the school when she was a child.

The Princess, who will turn 12 in June, and second in line to the Dutch throne is currently in Grade 8 at the public primary school Bloemcampschool in Wassenaar, Netherlands. Nine-year-old Princess Ariane is also attending Bloemcampschool.

The RVD emphasised to the press that the education of King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima’s daughters is private. They also implored the media, on behalf of  Their Majesties, that Princesses Amalia, Alexia, and Ariane’s privacy continue to be respected while they are in school.

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima with their daughters at the golden race of Dorian van Rysselberghe during the Olympic Games in Rio last year. Photo: ROYAL IMAGES ROBIN UTRECHT

Princess Alexia, the second of the King and Queen’s three daughters, was born on 26 June 2005 at HMC Bronovo in The Hague. She was christened on 19 November 2005 with the late Prince Friso of Orange-Nassau, her paternal uncle; Juan Zorreguieta, maternal uncle; Queen Mathilde of Belgium (then Princess Mathilde); and Jonkvrouwe Alexandra Jankovich de Jeszenice and Jonkheer Frans Ferdinand de Beaufort – both friends of her parents – as her godparents.

The family currently lives in Villa Eikenhorst on the estate De Horsten in Wassenaar where the younger two children are, for the time being, educated.

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