The Netherlands

Princess Christina of the Netherlands has died at the age of 72

His Majesty King Willem-Alexander, Her Majesty Queen Máxima and Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands have announced that Her Royal Highness Princess Christina died earlier this morning at Noordeinde Palace in The Hague at the age of 72. Princess Christina is King Willem-Alexander’s aunt and Princess Beatrix’s sister. She had been suffering from bone cancer for…
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Royal Relations: how Elizabeth II is linked to King Willem-Alexander

Her Majesty The Queen is related to many of Europe’s sovereigns, not in the least because of Queen Victoria’s matchmaking but also because of another woman, Princess Carolina of Orange-Nassau. Princess Carolina was born on28 February 1743 as the daughter of William IV, Prince of Orange and Anne, Princess Royal, the daughter of King George II and Caroline of Ansbach, after whom…
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A look at the Dutch line of succession

This summer, Royal Central is taking a look at the lines of succession of royal families around the world. Today we are looking at the Dutch line of succession. The Dutch order of succession has just eight people, as only those who are relatives of the monarch in the first, second and third degrees of consanguinity are eligible to succeed to the throne. The current monarch is King Willem-Alexander…
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Dutch royals pose for summer photos

King Willem-Alexander, Queen Máxima and their daughters Catharina-Amalia, Princess of Orange, Princess Alexia and Princess Ariane have posed for their annual summer photos. This photocall is part of an agreement that allows the royals’ privacy for the rest of the…
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King Willem-Alexander visits psychiatric clinics alongside the Minister for Legal Protection

His Majesty King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands visited the Oostvaarderskliniek and the Pieter Baan Centrum in Almere alongside Sander Dekker, the Minister for Legal Protection. The Oostvaarderskliniek is a forensic psychiatric centre which treats patients that have been ordered by a judge to be detained under hospital orders (terbeschikkingstelling or tbs). This usually means that the…
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