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The Netherlands

Princess Amalia misses “the normal life of a student”

Princess Amalia of the Netherlands has revealed her thoughts on university life after she was forced to move back home due to threats against her last autumn.

The Princess of Orange, who was on a tour of the Dutch Caribbean islands with her parents, said that she misses “the normal life of a student” the most and being able just to enter a shop.

Amalia also thanked everyone for the support they’ve shown her as she’s dealt with the threats: “I really want to express my gratitude for all the support from both friends and family, but also from all parts of the Netherlands and therefore also the Caribbean.”

The heir to the Dutch throne enrolled at the University of Amsterdam in the autumn of 2022 and moved into student housing. However, those accommodations did not last long due to threats against her.

The Royal House of the Netherlands said after the move that the teenage royal was only leaving Huis ten Bosch Palace for classes.

During a state visit to Sweden, Amalia’s mother, Queen Máxima, told reporters, “It has huge consequences for her life. It means she doesn’t live in Amsterdam and also that she can’t really go outside.”

“The consequences are very difficult for her. No student life for her, like other students have … It’s not nice to see your child live like that. She can go to university, but that’s it,” she added.

Princess Amalia is studying politics, psychology, law and economics.

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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. 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.