The Netherlands

Queen Maxima happy to travel abroad again

The pandemic put a severe brake on most royal activity, worldwide. Perhaps the biggest was related to travel. For them, like many, the solution was digital travel over the internet. Nevertheless, this was by no means the same, and did not attract nearly the attention that a real royal journey does. It is probably no secret that the royals are happy to be able to travel again, meet people and…
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Princess Amalia reveals where she will attend university

The Princess of Orange has revealed where she will attend university. Princess Amalia, 18, will attend the University of Amsterdam to study for her bachelor’s degree in Politics, Psychology, Law and Economics (PPLE). She went through the application and selection procedure throughout the last year. Amalia will begin living in Amsterdam in September. She will live in a rented…
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Princess Catharina-Amalia to attend the opening of parliament for the first time

Princess Catharina-Amalia of the Netherlands, 18, will attend the opening of the Dutch parliament for the first time this year. Princess Amalia, as she is commonly known, will attend Prinsjesdag (Prince’s Day) for the first time on 20 September. Prinsjesdag will take place at the Koninklijke Schouwburg in The Hague this year – a change in location from the Ridderzaal in…
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Flashback Friday: Princess Máxima swims the Amsterdam City Swim for ALS

On Sunday, 9 September 2012, the then Princess Máxima of the Netherlands swam the two-kilometre Amsterdam City Swim to raise money for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) through the canals of the city. She finished the course in just under an hour. Dressed in a wetsuit and goggles, Máxima swam through theancient, murky canals, which have not been officially designated as safe for…
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