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Video: King Willem-Alexander addresses the Dutch public on Christmas Day, stressing the importance of freedom

From the Vestibule of Huis ten Bosch Palace, King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands gave his Christmas Day address that was pre-recorded. It aired at 1 pm on NOS on NPO1 and on Radio 1. His Majesty spoke of what connects Dutch people – from language to equality. “And there is one word that comes back time and again: freedom. Freedom is the flame that burns in all Dutch hearts.
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Who is Princess Catharina-Amalia, the Princess of Orange?

As the heir to the Dutch throne celebrates her Sweet 16 today, we are taking a look at her life so far. Born on 7 December 2003 in The Hague’s the HMC Bronovo, Catharina-Amalia Beatrix Carmen Victoria is the first child of King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima of the Netherlands (who were Prince and Princess at the time of Amalia’s birth). To celebrate her birth announcement, 101…
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Princess Catharina-Amalia won't get a big birthday party

Queen Máxima revealed to RTL Boulevard that her eldest daughter, Princess Catharina-Amalia, the Princess of Orange, won’t be getting a big birthday party. The heir to the Dutch throne will turn 16 on the 7th of December. When asked about her daughter’s upcoming birthday, she answered, “There won’t be a big celebration. She still has a lot of work to do for school, the…
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Queen Máxima in Pakistan

Queen Máxima has been visiting Pakistan this week in her role as the Special Advocate of the UN Secretary-General for Inclusive Financing for Development to view the progress of the country’s access to financial services. Beginning her visit on Monday in Islamabad…
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Dutch King lets passenger on overbooked flight sit in cockpit

His Majesty King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands is a well-known pilot. He thinks flying is fun and trained as a pilot for the national Dutch air-operator, KLM. This week, a special thing happened on one of a KLM flight from Amsterdam to Paris, under the charge of the Dutch king. The flight was overbooked and it was Willem-Alexander who came up with the great solution that made one…
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