Princess Catharina-Amalia, the Dutch heir apparent, had to leave her dorm and return home due to threats against her safety.
As they concluded their official visit to Sweden on Thursday, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands discussed their eldest daughter in a press conference. Even though 18-year-old Princess Amalia began attending the University of Amsterdam this fall, she is now residing in the Huis ten Bosch palace and only travelling there for school.
According to the 51-year-old Queen Maxima, "She is not outside the house." "You might be familiar with certain news stories or whatever. It has significant effects on her life. implies that she does not reside in Amsterdam and that she is unable to walk outdoors. For her, the repercussions are really challenging. She didn't have a student life like other students did. She keeps everything moving, and for that, I'm really proud of her."
Maxima added, "It causes some emotion in me. Observing your child living like way is not pleasant. She can attend college, but that's it."
The 55-year-old King Willem-Alexander stated that being a father is "very tough" for him.
Additionally, Queen Maxima remarked, "Perhaps she can earn really good grades now."
Princess Catharina-Amalia intends to pursue a bachelor's degree in politics, psychology, law, and economics, the palace declared in the spring.
After finishing high school, the Dutch heir to the throne took a year off. After passing her final examinations at the Christelijk Gymnasium Sorghvliet in The Hague, she adhered to Dutch custom by raising the national flag and her backpack in a video posted to the family's social media pages.
The monarch declined to accept a nearly $2 million yearly allowance until she formally assumes royal duties before becoming 18 years old.
Princess Catharina-Amalia said in a handwritten letter to Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte, "I find that unpleasant as long as I do not do anything for it in return, and when other pupils have a far harder time of it, particularly at this period of coronavirus."
She declared that she would pay back the approximately $400,000 in student loan forgiveness and wouldn't submit the $1.6 million in claimed expenses "until I incur high costs in my job as Princess of Orange."
Princess Amalia admitted to author Claudia de Breij last year that she didn't feel prepared to rule and would urge her mother Queen Maxima to do so in the event of her father King Willem-Alexander passed away suddenly soon.
I advised my father to continue eating well and working out frequently, the royal stated.
The little princess was photographed wearing Queen Emma's Ruby Parure Tiara in October 2012 (presumably while her mother Queen Maxima was packing it for the wedding of Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume and Hereditary Grand Duchess Stephanie of Luxembourg) as she discussed her passion of tiaras in the book.
In her autobiography, Amalia, Princess Amalia stated, "I love tiaras." "I'll be able to identify a tiara if you can only show me one. I am familiar with all European tiaras. My mum taught me how to put them on. I would then have it placed immediately on my head, and one would be on her makeup table."
This past summer, she donned the Dutch Star Tiara at Princess Ingrid Alexandra of Norway's 18th birthday banquet, which was her first time wearing a tiara in public.