The Netherlands

Princess Alexia to join important event for first time

Princess Alexia of the Netherlands is set to attend an important event for the first time this year. The Princess, who is second in line to the throne behind her sister, will be in attendance at Prinsjesdag (Prince’s Day) on 19 September alongside King Willem-Alexander, Queen Máxima, Princess Amalia, Prince Constantijn and Princess Laurentien. This will be the first time the…
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King Willem-Alexander interrupts vacation as government falls

King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands has been forced to interrupt his vacation as the Dutch government has fallen. The coalition parties were in disagreement over asylum policies, according to the now-former Prime Minister Mark Rutte. Mark Rutte’s VVD Party wanted to limit the flow of asylum seekers, while his junior coalition partners were opposed to his plan. The four parties were…
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Princess Alexia of the Netherlands turns 18

Princess Alexia of the Netherlands turns 18 today. Her mother, Queen Maxima, revealed how they would celebrate Alexia’s big day during a recent state visit to Belgium to Blauw Bloed. “Hopefully, with some godparents and her grandmother, of course.And with all the children together, so that’s already a party.And with friends.It’s on a Monday, so it…
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Friendship glitters in Belgium as King Philippe and Queen Mathilde welcome King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima for State Visit

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima have begun a three-day State Visit to Belgium that will see them travelling all around the country.  On Tuesday, 20th June, the Dutch monarch and consort boarded a train and arrived in Brussels. They were then driven to the Royal Palace, where they received the official welcome from King Philippe and Queen Mathilde.  The two monarchs then reviewed…
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