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A look at the Dutch line of succession

This summer, Royal Central is taking a look at the lines of succession of royal families around the world. Today we are looking at the Dutch line of succession. The Dutch order of succession has just eight people, as only those who are relatives of the monarch in the first, second and third degrees of consanguinity are eligible to succeed to the throne. The current monarch is King Willem-Alexander…
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The Netherlands

Queen Máxima praised by Ivanka Trump

Fresh off the three day US state visit of her father to the United Kingdom, Ivanka Trump, Special Advisor to the President, has travelled to the Hague, in the Netherlands, for the Global Entrepreneur Summit to give the closing remarks. Ahead of her arrival, she gave an interview to Dutch newspaper Het Parool in which she praises Her Majesty Queen Máxima of the Netherlands – who gave the…
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The Netherlands

Flashback Friday: Princess Máxima swims the Amsterdam City Swim for ALS

On Sunday, 9 September 2012, the then Princess Máxima of the Netherlands swam the two-kilometre Amsterdam City Swim to raise money for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) through the canals of the city.  She finished the course in just under an hour. Dressed in a wetsuit and goggles, Máxima swam through the ancient, murky canals, which have not been officially designated as safe for swimming.
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#OnThisDay 15 years ago, the former Queen Juliana of the Netherlands died

Today marks 15 years since the former Queen Juliana of the Netherlands, the grandmother of the Netherlands’ current monarch, King Willem-Alexander, died after suffering years of ill health at the hands of dementia. By the mid-1990s, Princess Juliana, who had reverted to being called Princess after her reign as Queen, was diagnosed with a progressive onset form of dementia and no longer…
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