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.

Prince Willem-Alexander and wife Maxima celebrate with schoolchildren ahead of inauguration

Prince Willem-Alexander and Princess Maxima of the Netherlands's schedule is jam-packed as they prepare for Tuesday's inauguration ceremony. The future king was joined by his Argentinian wife in celebrating...

Dutch inauguration: Thousands object to King's song

The official anthem for Crown Prince Willem-Alexander's inauguration has been withdrawn after tens of thousands of people objected in an online petition entitled 'No to the King’s Song'. The King’s...

Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall will watch Willem-Alexander become king

Prince Charles will get a glimpse of his own destiny when he watches Prince Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands become king at next week's Dutch inauguration. Clarence House confirmed that Britain's...

Luxembourg royals add their name to the Dutch inauguration guest list

Prince Guillaume, Hereditary Grand Duke of Luxembourg, will attend the Dutch investiture ceremony with his wife Princess Stephanie. They now add their names to the growing list of royals who will watch...

'I'll be king, but also human': Willem-Alexander and wife Maxima on the Dutch inauguration

Crown Prince Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands and his wife Princess Maxima have given an exclusive TV interview to discuss the upcoming royal inauguration. The couple will become king and queen when...

Princess Masako of Japan to make her first overseas visit in 11 years

Princess Masako of Japan is to make her first official overseas visit in nearly 11 years. The Japanese royal, who suffers from a stress-induced adjustment disorder that has forced her to take a break...

A look at the tiaras Princess Maxima may wear to the Dutch inauguration

When Princess Maxima becomes the Netherlands' Queen consort, she will wear a headdress worthy of that title. Gone will be the delicate tiaras that were the hallmarks of her years as Crown Princess,...

Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia confirm their attendance at the Dutch inauguration

Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia of Spain have confirmed that they will attend the Dutch inauguration ceremony at the end of the month. Felipe, 45, and his wife Letizia, 40, will journey to the Dutch...

Princess Maxima is regal in red as she prepares to become Queen

Princess Maxima of the Netherlands cut a glamorous figure as she attended a joint engagement with her husband Crown Prince Willem-Alexander and Queen Beatrix this week. The royal trio, who are now just...

Official programme announced for the day that will see Willem-Alexander crowned King

Excitement is building in the Netherlands as its royal family prepares to make history. In a little more than three weeks, Prince Willem-Alexander will officially take over his mother Queen Beatrix's role...

Princess Maxima and Prince Willem-Alexander emblazoned on inauguration memorabilia

The Netherlands is preparing for the biggest event in its royal calendar this year. With Crown Prince Willem-Alexander's inauguration just a month away, commemorative memorabilia honouring the occasion...

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...

It's a strike for Princess Maxima as she goes bowling on Volunteer Day

Focused, with her eyes narrowed in concentration, Princess Maxima of the Netherlands showed her competitive streak when she went bowling with husband Crown Prince Willem-Alexander. The Dutch royals went...

Europe's royal heirs gather in The Netherlands

Europe's royal heirs have posed for a rare photograph together. The charming image shows the blue-blooded group dressed in casual clothes, standing outside Het Oude Loo, a former hunting lodge in the...

Princess Maxima's triumph: from doubts to Dutch queen

When Crown Prince Willem-Alexander and his wife Maxima ascend the throne on 30th April, the Netherlands will erupt in celebrations as the Argentinian princess they've come to see as their own becomes Queen...

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...



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