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.

Willem-Alexander and Maxima solemn for first official engagement as King and Queen

King Willem-Alexander and his wife Queen Maxima's beaming smiles and brightly-coloured outfits were nowhere to be seen at their first official engagement as the new monarchs of the Netherlands on Saturday. Willem-Alexander,...

Sparkling Victoria of Sweden leads princess parade

Clad in bronze sequins, Princess Victoria of Sweden shimmered and shone as she stepped out for the gala dinner, a celebration to round off a fantastic day of festivities in the Netherlands. On the arm...

Glamorous royal ladies coordinate in neutral gowns

Crown Princess Letizia of Spain led the glamorous brigade of royal ladies that attended the investiture of the new King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands. The brunette was the epitome of elegance in...

Queen Maxima gives nod to Dutch flag with cobalt blue gown

Fittingly, Maxima chose to fly the flag for Dutch design on the day she became queen consort of the Netherlands, all while giving a nod to the Dutch flag in a royal shade of blue. The Argentine-born...

Queen Maxima is lovely in lace for River Pageant

Maxima had already wowed the throngs of well-wishers with two stunning outfits on the day she became Queen consort of the Netherlands. Her third ensemble was no different, drawing gasps from the crowd...

Queen Maxima shines in satin number by Belgium designer Natan

Style is paramount on the royal stage, and Maxima of the Netherlands certainly stepped up to the plate on Tuesday as she became Queen. The Argentine-born blonde was impeccably turned out as she took...

Prince Charles and Camilla fly the flag for Britain at Willem-Alexander's investiture

Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall flew the flag for Britain at King Willem-Alexander's investiture ceremony. The British royals looked on as The Netherlands welcomed their first...

Emotions run high as King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima appear with adorable daughters on the palace balcony

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima have appeared on the balcony of Amsterdam's Royal Palace to greet their eager public. Dressed in a smart black suit with a grey waistcoat and tie, Willem-Alexander greeted his...

Dutch inauguration: Willem-Alexander becomes King with Queen Maxima by his side as Beatrix bows out after three decades

There were smiles, high emotion and cheers on a day of national celebration in The Netherlands as Prince Willem-Alexander became the country's new King with his wife Princess Maxima as his Queen. Thirty-three...

City of Amsterdam ready to celebrate Willem-Alexander's crowning moment

Orange fever has gripped the city of Amsterdam as the Dutch people prepare to celebrate a new chapter in their history. On Tuesday morning, Willem-Alexander will be crowned King, the first king to reign...

Dutch inauguration: Queen Beatrix bids farewell to the nation in final televised speech

Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands has addressed the nation for the last time. Almost 33 years to the day after she was crowned, the Dutch monarch bid a touching farewell to her loyal people, and reflected...

Queen Beatrix abdicates and returns as a Princess to idyllic country castle where she spent 'happiest' years

In the wealthy hamlet of Lage Vuursche in The Netherlands orange flags have been flying for days in honour of Queen Beatrix, the country's hugely popular sovereign, who has abdicated. Following the...

First official picture of the new Dutch king and queen

King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands and his wife Queen Maxima have released their first official photo as leaders of the House of Orange. The couple, who have been married for 11 years, were both...

Vote: Who reigned in the style stakes at the investiture ceremony?

A host of European royals gathered at the 15th century church at the States General on Tuesday to see Willem-Alexander see him being sworn-in as the new King of the Netherlands. Queen Maxima...

How life will change for Princess Amalia now that her father is king

In an affluent suburb of The Hague a lively youngster arrives daily at a state school where the motto is 'learn together, work together, play together'. While the wider world knows her as Princess Amalia...

Vote: Who was the best dressed at the state dinner?

Royals from all over the world gathered at the Netherlands' national musuem, the Rijksmuseum, on Monday night to say farewell to Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands after 33 years on the throne. The guests...

European royal ladies Mary and Mette-Marit are princess-perfect at state dinner

Princesses Mary of Denmark and Mette-Marit of Norway made sure to step up the style stakes at the Dutch state dinner on Monday night, attending the glittering event in gorgeous, neutral-hued ensembles....



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