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The latest news and pictures of Prince Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands. Willem-Alexander, Prince of Orange is heir apparent to the throne since 1980. He is the eldest child of Queen Beatrix and Prince Claus. He married Princess Maxima in 2002 and they have three daughters.

On 28 January 2013, Queen Beatrix announced that she will abdicate in favour of Willem-Alexander.

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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 at Maxima's style hits as she prepares to become Queen

The moment she stepped out at her wedding in 2002 wearing a breathtaking Valentino haute couture gown made of ivory Mikado silk and featuring a five metre long train with panels of delicate embroidered...

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...

Maxima's passionate support for Dutch Olympic swimmers

If there was a gold medal for best supporters, it's likely it would go to the Dutch royal family. Entirely kitted out in their national colour, Princess Maxima and Prince Willem-Alexander were on the...

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...

Dutch royals smiling again after tragedy as orange fever takes over on Queen's Day

The sky was blue and filled with ticker tape – it was the perfect atmosphere for a party. During their country's national holiday, the Dutch royals threw themselves wholeheartedly into the spirit of...

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...

'Triple A' princesses are the stars of charity portraits

Prince Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands once famously said he and his wife Maxima named their daughters Amalia, Alexia and Ariane because they wanted a "triple A rating".   CLICK ON PHOTO FOR FULL...

Queen Beatrix volunteers to help overcome personal tragedy

With her son Johan Friso still in a coma following his tragic skiing accident , Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands bravely continues to fulfil her royal duties. Heart warming images emerged of the monarch,...

Willem-Alexander steps in as Queen cancels her engagements to be with his ailing brother

Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands has cancelled her engagements for the week to stay close to her critically ill son Johan Friso. He is fighting for his life after being buried under an avalanche...

Dutch royals thank public for support with Prince Johan Friso still in critical condition

Members of the Dutch royal family have been keeping a vigil at the bedside of Prince Johan Friso who is being treated in intensive care following a skiing accident. Accompanied by his wife Mabel, Queen...

'So many good things have happened': Willem pays tribute to Maxima on tenth anniversary

Ten years after a vivacious Argentine banker walked down the aisle to  become Princess Maxima, she and her prince are happier than ever.  "These ten years have flown by, so many good things have happened...



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