The Dutch royal family

All the latest news, photos and more on the Dutch royals - Queen Beatrix, Prince Johan Friso, Prince Willem Alexander, Princess Maxima.

Princess Maxima leads brightest and best as details of coronation are revealed

Princess Maxima's husband Willem-Alexander is styled as The Prince of Orange, and the future Queen of The Netherlands' latest look was more than a passing nod to his title. The colourfully-dressed royal...

'It's an honour': Maxima speaks for the first time since learning she will be queen

Princess Maxima of the Netherlands has publically spoken for the first time since her mother-in-law, Queen Beatrix, announced she would abdicate. "It is a tremendous honour to be able to succeed my mother-in-law,"...

The Netherlands make changes for future king Willem-Alexander

Following the news of Queen Beatrix's abdication, the Dutch Royal Household has begun implementing several changes in preparation for Prince Willem-Alexander's accession to the throne. The order of ...

Expectation in the heir: The next generation waiting to ascend the throne

The news that Crown Prince Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands is on the threshold of becoming king will have sent ripples of interest around the other palaces in Europe.   CLICK ON PHOTO FOR...

Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands: Relive her grandest moments

With the announcement that Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands is to abdicate the throne, the whole world will look back on the key moments that stand out from her 33-year reign. Those moments will doubtless...

Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands to abdicate in favour of son Prince Willem-Alexander

Just three days shy of her 75th birthday, Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands has announced that she is to abdicate, paving the way for her son Prince Willem-Alexander to occupy the Dutch throne. The sovereign...

Princess Maxima of the Netherlands looks radiant in the tropical paradise of Brunei

This week, the people of Brunei needn't only look to the skies to see the sun – Princess Maxima of the Netherlands is also there to brighten up the lush landscapes that surround them. Holland's future...

Princess Maxima dances up a storm with Samba session in Brazil

Princess Maxima of the Netherlands is a spirited Argentinian, and while her recent engagement wasn't exactly a return to her roots, it was very, very close – a dancing session in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Maxima...

Johan Friso shows signs of 'minimal consciousness' eight months after accident

He has been in a coma since being involved in a skiing accident last March, now the Netherlands' Prince Johan Friso is showing signs of "minimal consciousness", say officials. The Dutch...

Princess Maxima revisits rock chic look in leather outfit

If anyone on the royal scene was going to mix up their look, it was always going to be spirited Princess Maxima. She's known for her love of colourful, feminine designs. But the Netherlands' future...

Princess Maxima and her family ring in the summer with a sunshine cycle

It's that time of year again – the sun is shining and Europe's royals are in the holiday mood.  And the Netherlands' Princess Maxima and her three little 'mini-me's have inaugurated summer portrait season...

Maxima stakes her claim as the Princess of fashion

The Netherland's stylish future Queen, Princess Maxima, championed fashion's latest look as she stepped out at the Holland Festival this week. The cape has been given a new lease of life this year after...

Dutch royals rally round Queen Beatrix to enjoy sun-kissed family wedding

Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands and her family have been through some testing times of late. Her son, Prince Johan Friso, continues to fight for his life in a coma following a skiing accident. But...

Mary and Maxima will join their friend Victoria in celebrating her baby's christening

The last time they gathered in such numbers in Sweden was for Crown Princess Victoria's lavish wedding to Daniel Westling. Now, Europe's young royal set have once again descended on the Scandinavian...

Brave Queen Beatrix works through her personal tragedy

Greeting well-wishers during her latest royal engagement, Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands looks as focused on the job at hand as ever. You could never tell that this consummate professional is...

Book claims Princess Mabel of the Netherlands was a spy

It reads like something from the plot of a Hollywood blockbuster - a beautiful blonde royal who led a double life as a spy. But it appears the story isn't fiction. Recent claims suggest that...

Idyllic new holiday home in Greece for Maxima

Crown Prince Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands and his wife Maxima have just made a spectacular new addition to their property portfolio. According to reports in the Dutch media, the royal couple are...



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