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The Netherlands

Dutch Royal Family holds annual photo session

© RVD - Patrick van Emst

The Dutch Royal Family has held one of their annual photo sessions.

They invited the media to Noordeinde Palace, where they posed for photos and answered questions.

King Willem-Alexander, Queen Máxima, the Princess of Orange, Princess Alexia and Princess Ariane attended the session after Alexia returned from school in Wales.

The media was very interested in 18-year-old Princess Amalia’s plans as she enters university this autumn with the heir to the throne, revealing she is unsure of what associations she will join while at university.

The Princess of Orange will attend the University of Amsterdam and study for a bachelor’s degree in politics, psychology, law and economics. She will live with fellow students come September.

King Willem-Alexander revealed during the photo session that he was the one who suggested Amalia’s course of study.

© RVD – Patrick van Emst

This was the first year that Princess Amalia took part in the press interview after the photo session as it has usually just been the King and Queen, but now that Amalia is of age, she is undertaking more duties and speaking to the press more.

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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.