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The Netherlands

Documentary about Princess Amalia to be released ahead of 18th birthday


Photo: RVD - Martijn Beekman

A documentary about Princess Amalia is set to be released the day before her 18th birthday in December.

The programme ‘Princess Amalia: Teenager on the way to the throne’ will air in the Netherlands on Net5 and give insight into the life of the future queen by talking to those closest to her. The specific people involved have not yet been revealed.

Reportedly, the show will offer “unique insight” and “candid conversations” on topics ranging from her childhood to social media. The Princess does not have any public social media accounts at the moment. How the teenager deals with her constant security will also be covered.

Her childhood was quite protected by her parents, so this will be a first look at the future monarch of the Netherlands.

The documentary will air on Net5 at 8:30 pm local time on 6 December.

Princess Amalia will turn 18 on 7 December.

Princess Catharina-Amalia was born on 7 December 2003 as the first child of then Prince Willem-Alexander and Princess Máxima. Amalia, as she is commonly known, was born while her grandmother, Queen Beatrix, was on the throne. Beatrix abdicated in favour of Willem-Alexander in 2013, and at that point, Amalia became the Princess of Orange – the title of the Dutch heir to the throne.

She graduated from high school earlier this year and is currently undergoing a gap year before entering university.

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Brittani is from Tennessee, USA. She is a political scientist and historian after graduating with a degree in the topics from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, in December 2014. She also holds a master's degree from Northeastern University. She enjoys reading and researching all things regarding the royals of the world. Her love of royals began in middle school, and she's been researching, reading, and writing on royalty for over a decade. She became Europe Editor in October 2016, and then Deputy Editor in January 2019, and has been featured on several podcasts, radio shows, news broadcasts and websites including Global News Canada, ABC News Australia, WION India and BBC World News.