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Princess Christina to become the first Dutch royal to be cremated

Princess Christina of the Netherlands, who died on Friday at the age of 72, will be the first Dutch royal to be cremated. Members of the Dutch Royal house are normally interred in the royal crypt in Delft, however, Princess Christina ceased to be a member of the Dutch royal house when she married Jorge Pérez y Guillermo in 1975. She remained a member of the royal family. The last to be…
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King Willem-Alexander and daughters take in World Cup final dominated by USA

King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands and two of his daughters, Princesses Amalia (15) and Ariane (12) took in the World Cup final game in Lyon, France, yesterday to watch the Netherlands face off against the United States. His wife, Queen Máxima and their middle daughter, Princess Alexia (14) were not in attendance. The family was decked out in the country’s famous orange to root on…
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"An amazing party!" - See all the best photos of King's Day 2019

It was as if it was meant to be, the rain in Amersfoort stopped just long enough to allow the Dutch Royal Family to meet everyone along the route. Afterwards, King Willem-Alexander said, “We, and the sun, have had an amazing party! I would like to come back, and often too!” King Willem-Alexander celebrated in his 52nd birthday today. The visit began with a performance by artist Wudstik…
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Amersfoort turns orange as it prepares for King's Day

The city of Amersfoort is slowly turning orange as it awaits the arrival of the Royal Family tomorrow for King’s Day. Although the royals are not expected to arrive by train, most of the public will be using public transport, and the Amersfoort Central Station welcomes its travellers with huge orange banners wishing everyone a happy King’s Day, there are orange menus on the ticket…
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