RVD / Gemmy Woud-BinnendijkThe photo from 2022 in honor of Princess Amalia’s birthday
NOS Nieuws•vandaag, 08:41
Princess Amalia can blow out candles again today. The eldest daughter of King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima has turned 20. The Government Information Service (RVD) traditionally shares a photo.
This year, an old photo from December 2022 was chosen in which Amalia is dressed entirely in black, taken in Noordeinde Palace in The Hague. Other images from this photo session, taken by photographer Gemmy Woud-Binnendijk, had already been shared. The RVD has not made it clear how the Crown Princess celebrates her birthday, because this is a private matter.
Since 2022, Amalia has been studying Politics, Psychology, Law and Economics (PPLE) at the University of Amsterdam. In her spare time she enjoys horse riding, singing and tennis.
Because of her studies, she waived benefits, to which she is entitled as heir to the throne. However, over the past twelve months she performed a number of tasks associated with her position. According to the RVD, she will do this as long as her studies allow it.
Last January, she went with her parents to Aruba, among other places, to get acquainted with that part of the Kingdom. She was also present at photo sessions and King’s Day.
Last year it was announced that Amalia is receiving strict security. The princess had to deal with “serious threats” and could no longer leave the house, according to the royal couple.
That is why she left her student house in Amsterdam. During the state visit to Sint Maarten, Princess Amalia said that she was “having a very difficult time” with the situation. She also said she misses her student life.
In August this year it was announced that a 40-year-old man had been arrested in the case. He would have wanted to kidnap or kill the crown princess, according to justice. The RVD could not say whether the arrest had consequences for security. The Public Prosecution Service could not say at the time whether that man was the reason for the heavier security. The man is now no longer a suspect in the case.
Amalia as a toddler in Italy (2006)
Princess Amalia with pony Fredje
The royal family on holiday (2011)
Princess Amalia wearing a crown (2012)
Princess Amalia and King Willem-Alexander in Japan (2019)
Princess Amalia on her horse Mojito (2021)
Princess Amalia has passed her pre-university education and is flying the flag (2021)
Princess Amalia arrives at the University of Amsterdam for the first time (2022)