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Prince Constantijn reveals his thoughts on threats against Princess Amalia

Prince Constantijn, the uncle of The Princess of Orange, has spoken out about the threats that his niece has endured over the last year. 

While on a talk show on NPO 1, Prince Constantijn discussed the threats that have been made against Princess Amalia, saying ”here’s not much you can say about it… It is of course a very dramatic situation, but it is especially humanly very restrictive. If you are a young woman you want to be able to live freely during your student days and that is not granted to her.

Princess Amalia, the heir to the Dutch throne, started her BSc in Politics, Psychology, Law and Economics at the University of Amsterdam in September 2022. She had moved into student accommodations in Amsterdam in order to have as normal a university experience as she could, but she was forced to move back home with her parents in The Hague. In the middle of October, police identified threats made against the Princess that deemed it unsafe for her to live there. 

Her mother, Queen Máxima, has spoken about the difficulties that Amalia has faced at university, sayi”ng No student life for her, like other students have. I’m very proud of her and how she keeps it all going. It makes me a bit emotional. It’s not nice to see your child live like that. She can go to university, but that’s it.

The Princess of Orange accompanied her parents on a two-week tour of the Dutch Caribbean in the beginning of February, and she also spoke about the situation and that the tour actually allowed her some freedom.

Prince Constantijn is the third and youngest child of the former Dutch queen, Princess Beatrix. He is currently fourth in line for the Dutch throne, after his three nieces, but rarely carries out official duties for the Royal Family. 

Constantijn was born in October 1969. He studied Law at Leiden University and worked for the European Union. As of the early 2000s, he has worked for a nonprofit group as well as for the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs. 

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