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Dutch PM offers resignation to King Willem-Alexander

The Dutch Prime Minister, Mark Rutte, has offered his resignation to King Willem-Alexander after the fall of his government today. The fall of the government comes following a parliamentary inquiry into a scandal at the Tax and Customs administration during which thousands of families were faced with financial ruin after they were wrongly accused of fraud with childcare subsidies. In some…
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Public's trust in Dutch King plummets

The public’s trust in King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands has plummeted from 76% in April of this year to just 47% in December, according to research bureau Ipsos. There were several moments during 2020 when the King was heavily criticised. During his holiday…
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The Dutch Royal Year in Review

The Dutch Royal Family began the year 2020 in good spirits with their annual holiday to Lech and with preparations underway for what would turn out to be their first but also their last state visit of 2020. As usual, the royal family posed for photos in Lech in exchange for being left alone during their holiday. © RVD Queen Máxima dazzled as she usually does during a state visit but…
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King Willem-Alexander holds Christmas speech

King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands held his annual Christmas speech earlier today. As expected, the COVID-19 pandemic featured heavily in the speech. He made several examples of nurses, and students, longing for a normal life. He sympathised with all those who had…
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Princess Beatrix visits 'Diepgeworteld' exhibit

Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands visited the ‘Diepgeworteld’ exhibit at the Dordrecht Museum on Tuesday, 8 December. The former monarch received a tour of the new display before speaking to artists and representatives from the Tree Foundation and the Dordrecht Museum. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Koninklijk Huis…
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Princess Catharina-Amalia turns 17

Princess Catharina-Amalia, the heir to the Dutch throne, turns 17 years old today. Unlike last year, the Dutch Royal Family did not release a new photo of the Princess. The Princess of Orange – as she is known officially as the heir to the throne – was born on 7…
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King's Day 2021 to take place in Eindhoven

The Dutch Royal Court has announced that the Dutch royals will celebrate King’s Day 2021 in the city of Eindhoven. King’s Day 2020 was set to take place in Maastricht but took on a more digital form due to the coronavirus. The Dutch royals will continue to monitor the situation around the coronavirus and a company called Brainport Eindhoven has been taken on to develop a program for…
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