The Netherlands

King Willem-Alexander holds Christmas speech

King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands held his annual Christmas speech earlier today. As expected, the COVID-19 pandemic featured heavily in the speech. He made several examples of nurses, and students, longing for a normal life. He sympathised with all those who had lost loved ones in the pandemic and lamented the empty seats at the Christmas table. He thanked those who kept to the measures…
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Princess Catharina-Amalia turns 17

Princess Catharina-Amalia, the heir to the Dutch throne, turns 17 years old today. Unlike last year, the Dutch Royal Family did not release a new photo of the Princess. The Princess of Orange – as she is known officially as the heir to the throne – was born on 7 December 2003. When Willem-Alexander succeeded his mother on 30 April 2013, his eldest child automatically became Princess of…
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The Netherlands

Royal Netherlands Army renames three units for Dutch Princesses

The Royal Netherlands Army has renamed three of their units for the daughters of King Willem-Alexander; Princesses Catharina-Amalia, Alexia and Ariane. King Willem-Alexander gave his permission to have the units named for his daughters. Three existing tank regiments of the cavalry will be merged under the new name “Regiment Huzars Princess Catharina-Amalia” while two new units will…
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Dutch King and Queen send message of support after Nice terror attack

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima of the Netherlands have sent a message of support following a suspected terror attack in Nice, France. “The horrible act of violence this morning in Nice at the Basilique Notre-Dame de l’Assomption has shocked us. Once again, France – the country the Netherlands is so connected to – has been hit. Our hearts go out to all those that…
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