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's pride as fellow Argentine Pope Francis delivers first mass

Princess Maxima of the Netherlands led the contingent of European royals who watched Pope Francis's inaugural mass in Rome. The Argentinean-born royal, who looked radiant as she chatted with Letizia...

Dutch royals take poignant winter holiday a year after Prince Friso's accident

The Dutch royal family's winter photocall in Lech, Austria has taken place one year after Prince Johan Friso's tragic skiing accident left him in a coma. Queen Beatrix and her eldest son Willem-Alexander led...

Prince Willem-Alexander and Princess Maxima travel by train for winter break

With their 'triple A' daughters in tow, Prince Willem-Alexander and Princess Maxima headed to Lech, the Austrian town where the Dutch royal family has spent its winters for more than 50 years. Prince...

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...

Willem-Alexander and Maxima: The Netherlands' incoming king and queen celebrate their anniversary

"I am Latin and I will continue being Latin in respect to some aspects of my culture. I dance, I sing and I will keep on dancing and singing," Princess Maxima said before marrying Prince Willem-Alexander...

A look back at Beatrix's reign as her 75th birthday portrait is revealed

Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands celebrates her birthday on January 31. And the royal palace has released a stunning official portrait, which shows Beatrix at her absolute best, donning her regal finery....

Princess Amalia: The little girl who will become heir to the Dutch throne

She isn't even ten yet, and already a huge responsibility falls on the small shoulders of the Netherlands' Princess Catharina-Amalia. On April 30, the youngster will be styled as the new Princess of...

'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...



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