The Netherlands

New photo released for Princess Beatrix's 83rd birthday

The Dutch Royal Family has released a new photo of Princess Beatrix to celebrate her 83rd birthday. The former Queen will celebrate her birthday with limited visitors to abide by the governemental advice regarding the COVID-pandemic. Princess Beatrix was born on Monday morning, 31 January 1938, at Soestdijk Palace. She was given the names Beatrix Wilhelmina Armgard for both her…
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Countess Eloise reveals she's writing a book

Countess Eloise, the daughter of Prince Constantijn and Princess Laurentien of the Netherlands, has revealed that she is writing a book on her Instagram account. The 18-year-old granddaughter of Princess Beatrix and niece of King Willem-Alexander did not reveal what the book would be about. “I’m so happy! I can finally say that I’m going to write a book. I’m going…
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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 to Greece in August, the King and Queen were pictured with the owner of a restaurant without taking social distancing into…
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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…
The Netherlands

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…
The Netherlands

King Willem-Alexander visits rowing club to see COVID's impact on sports

King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands visited a rowing club on Friday to see the COVID pandemic’s impact on sports. The King visited rowing club Willem III in Amsterdam where he received a tour of the grounds and spoke to competitive rower Simon van Dorp. Dorp explained spoke about his preparations for the Olympic Games and how COVID has impacted preparations. He also explained what…
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