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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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The last rehearsal before Prince Willem-Alexander becomes King

As guests prepared to descend on the Dutch capital, Crown Prince Willem-Alexander and his wife Princess Maxima were seen putting their young daughters – Amalia, nine, Alexia, seven, and Ariane, six –...

Scandinavian royals confirm attendance at Dutch inauguration as full guest list is revealed

On Tuesday, Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands will make her abdication official and hand the reins of the Dutch monarchy to her son Crown Prince Willem-Alexander, who will become king and convert his glamorous...

Dutch inauguration: Amsterdam decked out as city prepares for historical day of celebrations

When the sun sets over the Netherlands on Monday evening, it will do so on the illustrious reign of Queen Beatrix, monarch of the country for the past 33 years. The next morning will usher in a new dawn...

Dutch inauguration: How the celebrations will unfold

On Tuesday, Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands will abdicate in favour of her son Crown Prince Willem-Alexander, who will become the King with his wife Princess Maxima by his side as Queen consort. A...

Dutch shop shelves flooded with royal inauguration memorabilia

Excitement is building as The Netherlands prepares for 30 April, the day Crown Prince Willem-Alexander officially takes over his mother's title as head of the Dutch monarchy. Willem-Alexander will become...

Prince Willem-Alexander's last birthday before date with destiny at inauguration

As Prince Willem-Alexander blows out the candles on his birthday cake this weekend at Villa Eikenhorst, the home he shares with his wife Princess Maxima, he may reflect on the fact that it will be the...

Princess Maxima's parents will watch their daughter become queen on TV

Princess Maxima's parents will watch their daughter become Queen on 30 April, not in person like many royals and heads of state, but on TV. Jorge Zorreguieta and Maria del Carmen Cerruti will see their...

Dutch inauguration: What will Princess Maxima wear to usher in her husband's reign?

It's a challenge that anyone in her place would find both daunting and thrilling. Princess Maxima of the Netherlands has to pick out the perfect outfit for her husband Willem-Alexander's inauguration as...

Where Prince Willem-Alexander will be crowned King

The Netherlands prepares as Crown Prince Willem-Alexander, 45, is set to become the country's first king in more than a century when the current Queen, his mother Beatrix, abdicates after 30 years on...

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...

Quotes of the week: Soundbites from Gwyneth Paltrow, Barack Obama and more

They came, they saw— and then they spoke about it. Whether they're chatting in interviews, talking on chatshows or tweeting their quips, the top celebs have their ways of letting the world know...

'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...

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,...

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...



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