The Netherlands

Dutch Royals remember victims of war

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands attended the Remembrance Day commemoration on Dam Square, opposite the Royal Palace in Amsterdam. Remembrance Day is the day before the official liberation day in the Netherlands and used to commemorate only the Dutch victims of the Second World War. After 1961 the victims of other military conflicts  and peacekeeping missions  are…
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Royals from across Europe react to Brussels attacks

By Charlie Proctor, with additional reporting by Moniek Bloks The royals of Europe have today been sending messages of condolence to the King of Belgium and the Belgian people following the terror attacks which took place in the early hours of Tuesday morning. Several countries have already approached King Philippe to show their support, including King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands and King…
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Princess Alexia breaks leg during skiing holiday

From left to right: Catharina-Amalia, Princess of Orange, King Willem-Alexander, Princess Ariane, Queen Maxima and Princess Alexia via Flickr.com Princess Alexia of the Netherlands, who is the second daughter of King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima, has broken her leg…
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The Fifteen Princesses of Orange: Catharina-Amalia of the Netherlands

From left to right: Catharina-Amalia, Princess of Orange, King Willem-Alexander, Princess Ariane, Queen Maxima and Princess Alexia Suddenly we must make a huge jump in time for this last Princess of Orange. After the death of Sophie of Württemberg her husband remarried to Emma of Waldeck and Pyrmont, but as he was already King of the Netherlands, she automatically became Queen. After William III…
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Monarchs from across Europe call for unity and tolerance

Monarchs from across Europe have made calls for unity and tolerance as they address their nation in an annual Christmas broadcast. Many of the broadcasts reflected on the recent atrocities that have occurred over the past year, including the deadly terror attacks around the world and the migrant crisis in which millions have fled their homes for a better life in Europe. In the United Kingdom…
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