European RoyalsThe Netherlands

"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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HistoryThe Netherlands

A short history of King's Day

As the Netherlands prepares to celebrate its sixth King’s Day, Royal Central takes a look at the tradition of celebrating the monarch’s birthday that began as Princess’s Day. In the 19th century, King William III of the Netherlands faced quite a bit of…
European RoyalsThe Netherlands

King Willem-Alexander interviewed as he celebrates his 50th birthday

The Netherlands saw an unusually personal side of their King on Wednesday as he spoke openly during an interview broadcast on the eve of his 50th birthday. Almost 4,3 million people tuned in to watch the interview. King Willem-Alexander spoke of his life, his family, important events but also emotional moments, like the death of his brother Prince Friso. Prince Friso was caught in an avalanche in…
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