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Queen Maxima's daughter Princess Catharina-Amalia shares heartbreaking admission on royal tour

Princess Catharia-Amalia completed her first official royal tour with her parents

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Danielle Stacey
Online Royal CorrespondentLondon
10 February 2023
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Princess Catharina-Amalia admitted she's "still having a hard time" after being forced to leave her university accommodation last year due to threats.

The 19-year-old royal made the comments in Sint Maarten on the last day of her tour of the Caribbean with her parents, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima, where the royals showed off their moves during a festival in Aruba…

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According to NOS news, Princess Catharina-Amalia admitted that she misses having freedom, as she currently can only go out to attend her lectures. She said: "I miss the normal life, the life of a student. Walking the streets, being able to go to a store."

It marked the first time the future queen has spoken about the threats, which emerged last October.

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She said she was pleased to have a little bit of freedom on her first official tour, adding: "I can assure you, I really enjoyed it and am very grateful."

Catharina-Amalia began studying for a BSc degree at the University of Amsterdam last September, but soon after, she was placed under heightened security and moved out of her student flat after a threat was identified.

Queen Maxima, Princess Catharina Amalia and King Willem Alexander© Photo: Getty Images

Princess Catharina-Amalia on her first royal tour with her parents

Queen Maxima told Dutch news outlet, AD, at the time: "No student life for her, like other students have. I'm very proud of her and how she keeps it all going. It makes me a bit emotional. It's not nice to see your child live like that. She can go to university, but that's it."

The king and queen are also parents to Princess Alexia, 17, who attends UWC Atlantic College in Wales, and Princess Ariane, 15.

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