The Netherlands

Dutch Prince Friso dies after one and a half years in a coma

Nearly a year and a half after falling into a coma after a skiing accident in Austria, Prince Friso of The Netherlands has died aged 44 officials confirmed. Prince Friso died from complications after a skiing accident in Austria. In July, Prince Friso was transferred from a London hospital back to Huis ten Bosch, a royal palace in The Hague but had since suffered further complications. Prince…
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Beatrix, Queen of Heartbreak

When Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands officially abdicates on April 30, she will end a 33-year reign that is viewed as one of the most successful in Dutch history. But it is also marred with personal tragedy. In 2002, Beatrix lost her companion and consort, Prince Claus…
State & CeremonialThe Netherlands

Future Dutch King Speaks Of A Will To Serve His People

Prince Willem-Alexander, in an interview with Dutch TV has spoken about his desire to serve his people and has even spoken about being happy to work with the government in reducing his constitutional powers to that of a purely ceremonial Monarch. He and his wife, Princess Maxima, are due to accede to the Dutch throne at the end of the month on ‘Queen’s Day’ when…
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