Dutch Royals Annual Review

The annual review for the Dutch Royal Family was published earlier on Tuesday.

2017 was a busy year for King Willem-Alexander, Queen Maxima, Princess Beatrix and the rest of the Royal Family.

Some of the highlights from last year included:

In February, The King and Queen paid a working visit to the German federal states of Thuringia, Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt.

In February it was the annual photo shoot in Lech, Austria for the Dutch Royal Family.


King Willem-Alexander turned fifty years old on 27 April. To mark the occasion he celebrated with one hundred and fifty fellow Dutchmen who shared the same birthday at the Royal Palace in Amsterdam. After the dinner, the Palace was open for fifty consecutive hours.

Of course, April would not be complete without the Royal family celebrating King’s Day. Last year The King and his family travelled to Tilburg to take part in the festivities.


In May The King, The Queen, Princess Beatrix, Prince Constantijn, and Princess Mabel travelled to Norway to celebrate the 80th birthdays of King Harald and Queen Sonja.

May also saw Princess Margriet and her husband Professor Van Vollenhoven make an official visit to Canada.

Queen Maxima went to Vietnam in May to attend the G20 Summitt.


In June The King and Queen made a State Visit to Italy and The Holy See.


In August, Queen Maxima lost her father,  Jorge Horacio Zorreguieta. The royal family travelled to Argentina to attend his funeral.

In September The King visited Sint Maarten, Sint Eustatius and Saba to view the damage caused by Hurricane Irma.

Queen Maxima visited New York City and then Nigeria in her role as UN Secretary-General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development (UNSGSA).

The King and Queen made a State Visit to Portugal in October.


Also in October, The Queen went to Bangkok to attend the cremation ceremony for King Bhumibol of Thailand.

In November The King made a trip to Germany to visit units of The Royal Netherlands Army.

By the numbers: the tally of visits, events and engagements by The Dutch Royals:

King Willem-Alexander: 96
Queen Maxima: 104
Princess Beatrix: 33
Princess Margriet: 26
Prof. Pieter van Vollenhoven: 14
Prince Constantijn: 4
Princess Laurentien: 9
Princess Mabel of Orange-Nassau: 3

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