The Netherlands

Prince Constantijn says he feels 'like a pariah' after going into isolation over coronavirus contact

Prince Constantijn of the Netherlands has gone into quarantine after ‘close contact’ with someone who later tested positive for coronavirus. The brother of King Willem-Alexander said he felt like a ‘pariah’ after discovering he had to self isolate. Constantijn confirmed he was quarantining in a message on Twitter. He said he had gone into self isolation after being in…
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The Netherlands

Dutch Princess Amalia's 2021 allowance revealed

Princess Amalia of the Netherlands, as heir apparent to the Dutch throne, is set to receive 111,000 euros at the end of 2021, when she will be 18. Her yearly allowance, set out by the Constitution, was revealed in the budget from the Royal House that was submitted to the Dutch parliament on Tuesday. It is higher than the 107,000 euro estimate from last year. Of the 111,000 euros she will…
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InsightThe Netherlands

Sapphires for September: The Dutch Royal Collection

The Dutch Sapphire Necklace Tiara Embed from Getty Images This is one of the smaller, but no less opulent tiaras in the Dutch Royal Family’s collection. Created from a sapphire necklace; and previously-owned jewellery within their collection, the pieces date back to the time of Queen Emma (who owned a sapphire and diamond choker that became a part of the eventual tiara) and Queen…
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CoronavirusThe Netherlands

The King and Queen of the Netherlands apologise for social distancing mistake

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands have issued a personal apology on Twitter after breaching social distancing guidelines while on holiday. In an image shared on social media, the royal couple were seen standing close to a member of staff at a restaurant they visited while spending time on the Greek island of Milos. It led to comment and debate as all three people in…
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