The Netherlands

Dutch King lets passenger on overbooked flight sit in cockpit

His Majesty King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands is a well-known pilot. He thinks flying is fun and trained as a pilot for the national Dutch air-operator, KLM. This week, a special thing happened on one of a KLM flight from Amsterdam to Paris, under the charge of the Dutch king. The flight was overbooked and it was Willem-Alexander who came up with the great solution that made one…
Read more
The Netherlands

King Willem-Alexander flew commercial flight from Amsterdam to Turkey

Last Saturday His Majesty King Willem Alexander flew a commercial flight from Amsterdam to Istanbul in Turkey.  His Majesty was a co-pilot on a KLM flight with a Boeing 737 carrying 131 passengers. The Dutch monarch has previously revealed his great hobby and interest of flying. It was only the crew that was told about the King’s presence before the flight. A few observant passengers in the…
Read more
The Netherlands

King and Queen of the Netherlands attend Red Ribbon Concert

Yesterday Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima and Her Royal Highness Princess Mabel of the Netherlands attended a Red Ribbon Concert at AFAS Live in Amsterdam. The concert was put on to raise international interest and attention for AIDS research and response worldwide, and to show solidarity for those living with HIV and AIDS. For more than 15 years Princess Mabel has been…
Read more
British RoyalsEuropean RoyalsThe NetherlandsThe Yorks

European royals out in force for London society wedding

Before embarking on their current visit to Germany, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima were in London on Saturday, 4 February with their daughters to attend the wedding of Greek socialite Marianna Goulandris to shipping heir Filippos Lemos. Queen Máxima is close to the bride, Mariana, and has many pieces by the talented jewellery designer who launched her first collection in 2015. The lavish…
Read more