The Netherlands

Dutch princesses make surprise appearance to celebrate King's milestone

In a surprise for the public, Princess Catharina-Amalia and Princess Ariane joined their parents for the King’s Day concert in Rotterdam.  On the evening of April 19, the Royals arrived at Rotterdam Ahoy, where the King’s Day concert was being recorded for broadcasting later on public television.  Initially, the Dutch Royal Household had only announced the presence of King…
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A Sweet 16 for the youngest child of a King

A special princess has celebrated her Sweet 16 in the Netherlands. Princess Ariane, the youngest child of King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima, turned 16 on 10 April. During a recent photo session, the Queen said of her youngest daughter, “She does very well at school, is very sweet and ethereal. She is very feminine and very powerful. She has incredible talents.” As the…
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Queen Maxima warns about financial dangers of internet for children

Queen Máxima of the Netherlands spoke about the importance of teaching children financial literacy from a very young age and resisting the temptations deriving from advertisements.  Together with the Minister of Finance Sigrid Kaag, Her Majesty travelled to Utrecht on Monday, 27 March, to participate in events marking the opening of Money Week. She spoke to the national media NOS about the…
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The line of succession to the Dutch throne

The Netherlands abides by absolute primogeniture and has since 1983. It is governed by Article 25 of the Dutch Constitution. The Netherlands takes the proximity of blood into consideration when determining the line of succession; as such, only three degrees of kinship…
The Netherlands

Queen Máxima to see efforts to help families with soaring energy bills

Queen Máxima of the Netherlands is set to undertake a very important engagement in the context of her work in finance and financial independence.  On Thursday, the Dutch Queen will visit the customer service centre at the Temporary Energy Emergency Fund, in The Hague, to speak with staff members to hear about the type of call they receive for their service and to listen to the solutions they…
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