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The Netherlands

Princess Catharina-Amalia inundated with birthday cards

© RVD – Frank Ruiter

Princess Catharina-Amalia of the Netherlands received many birthday cards for her 18th birthday earlier this month.

The Princess of Orange shared a photo of her and several of her birthday cards on Instagram to express her gratitude for the good wishes.

On Instagram, Amalia said: “For the past few weeks I have been inundated with congratulations and birthday cards. This has made me very happy. I would like to thank everyone for this!”

It seems the heir to the Dutch throne is trying to read as many of the birthday cards and letters sent to her on the occasion of her 18th birthday as she can. It remains to be seen if Amalia will send out special replies to those who sent her cards like her Belgian counterpart, Princess Elisabeth, did on her 18th birthday two years ago.

As of now, no public replies have been posted that have been sent by Amalia, but in the past, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima have sent out responses on behalf of their daughter for birthday wishes.

Photo: RVD

The Dutch Royal Family also shared their Christmas card on Christmas Eve, revealing a new family photo taken in May of this year at the family’s home at Huis ten Bosch Palace. The card said: “Merry Christmas and a Healthy and Prosperous New Year!”

The message was written in five languages, including Dutch, English and Queen Máxima’s native Spanish.

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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.