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Pseudonym Prince - the day a future King took part in an ice skating competition under a fake name

As the temperature drops below freezing in the Netherlands, talk inevitably turns to the Elfstedentocht (Eleven Cities Tour) which has not taken place for 24 years, but it remains known as “The Tour of Tours.” But did you know that a future King skated in the penultimate tour in 1986 under a pseudonym? King Willem-Alexander, then known as the Prince of Orange, was just 18 years old…
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Dutch royals to skip Lech trip this year

The Dutch Royal Family will not take their annual holiday to Lech, Austria, this year due to COVID regulations. The Government Information Service (RVD) confirmed the news to Dutch news organisation ANP. The royals will be abiding by Dutch health regulations and…
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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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