The Netherlands

Princess Amalia to return allowance she was due to receive

Princess Amalia, the heir to the Dutch throne, has informed Prime Minister Mark Rutte that she will return the allowance she was due to receive upon her 18th birthday for the duration of her studies. She wrote to the Prime Minister that she finds receiving the allowance “uncomfortable, as long as she is unable to work for it and other students will have it so much more difficult.
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Máxima at 50: An interview at the palace

Queen Máxima received Matthijs van Nieuwkerk at her home at Huis ten Bosch Palace for an interview for her 50th birthday. The interview took place in her office at the Palace and was broadcast on the evening of her birthday. The interviewer brought her a present of a book of poetry, and Queen Máxima indulged him by reading a piece in Spanish. She returned the favour by surprising him with a…
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King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima lead the nation in remembering the war dead

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima of the Netherlands attended the annual Remembrance of the Dead tonight. The ceremony took place on an empty Dam Square in Amsterdam for the second year in a row. The public, which usually attends en masse, was asked to remain at home. Although the Remembrance began as a commemoration of the victims of the Second World War, it now includes all Dutch…
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King's Day survey shows King Willem-Alexander's approval rating still low

King Willem-Alexander may celebrate his 54th birthday today, but his approval rating is still recovering from his ill-timed holiday to Greece. A survey held by Ipsos late last year showed a steep decline from 76% in April 2020 to just 47%. This figure has now risen slightly to 57%. This is still significantly lower than in previous years. Queen Máxima’s approval rating also suffered as…
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