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Excitement builds as Dutch heir Princess Amalia prepares for milestone royal engagement


The Princess of Orange will undertake a milestone journey alongside her parents at the end of January. 

Princess Catharina-Amalia, the heir to the Dutch throne, will be travelling with her parents to the Dutch Caribbean. The trio will leave on 27 January for their nearly-two week trip. This is the first time that the Dutch princess has accompanied her parents on a foreign trip. 

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima will be taking their daughter to the Dutch Caribbean, and will be visiting Curacao, Aruba, Bonaire, Sint Maarten, Sint Eustatius, and Saba.

The King said: “We look forward to introducing her and experiencing with her what makes each island so special and what keeps us- with all the differences- uniting us.”

The Kingdom of the Netherlands includes the Netherlands, Aruba, Sint Maarten, and Curacao. 

Princess Amalia’s first foreign engagement was in June 2022 when she travelled with her parents to Norway to attend Princess Ingrid Alexandra of Norway’s 18th birthday celebrations. In addition to it being her first foreign engagement, it was also her first time wearing a tiara. 

She also accompanied her parents to Prinsjesdag in September of 2022. Prinsjesdag is an annual event in the Netherlands where the monarch reads in the speech from the throne in a joint address of the Senate and the House of Representatives. 

The Princess of Orange is currently studying a BSc degree in Politics, Psychology, Law and Economics at the University of Amsterdam and is in her first year. Unfortunately, she was forced to move out of student accomodations and back home with her parents after several threats came to light. 

Princess Catharina-Amalia is one of several teenage heirs beginning to take on more responsibilities in Europe. Princess Ingrid Alexandra of Norway and Princess Leonor of Asturias, the heir to the Spanish throne. 

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