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The Netherlands

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima in new portraits for special anniversary

New portraits of the King and Queen of the Netherlands show them in the year that Willem-Alexander marked the tenth anniversary of his reign.

©RVD – Anton Corbijn

The king and queen are seen in brand new official photos, released as King Willem-Alexander’s ‘jubilee’ year comes to an end.

©RVD – Anton Corbijn

His Majesty is shown wearing white tie and the Knight Grand Cross of the Military Order of William and the Star of the Grand Cross of the Order of the Netherlands Lion.

©RVD – Anton Corbijn

Her Majesty wears a ballgown along with the Stuart tiara. Queen Maxima also wears the Grand Cross of the Order of the Netherlands Lion and the Star of the Grand Cross of the Order of the House of Orange.

©RVD – Anton Corbijn

The photos were taken in September 2023 at Noordeinde Palace by Anton Corbijn and released in November 2023.

Willem-Alexander became King of the Netherlands on April 30th 2013 on the abdication of his mother, now Princess Beatrix. Events have been held throughout the year to mark the first decade of his reign.

About author

Lydia Starbuck is Jubilee and Associate Editor at Royal Central and the main producer and presenter of the Royal Central Podcast and Royal Central Extra. Lydia is also a pen name of June Woolerton who is a journalist and writer with over twenty years experience in TV, radio, print and online. Her latest book, A History of British Royal Jubilees, is out now. Her new book, The Mysterious Death of Katherine Parr, will be published in March 2024. June is an award winning reporter, producer and editor. She's appeared on outlets including BBC 5 Live, BBC Radio Ulster and BBC Local Radio and has also helped set up a commercial radio station. June is also an accomplished writer with a wide range of material published online and in print. She is the author of two novels, published as e-books. She is also a marriage registrar and ceremony celebrant.