Princess Amalia turns eighteen and gets … a book


The Dutch crown princess Amalia is allowed to blow out eighteen candles on her birthday cake on December 7. For this special occasion, she will receive her own book by author Claudia de Breij. This has been announced by the Government Information Service, the government agency of our northern neighbours.

Hanne Vandenweghe

The book will have the simple title Amalia and aims to paint a portrait of the crown princess. Claudia de Breij had a few conversations with the future Queen of the Netherlands last summer and let us know via Instagram that “everything that matters” will be in the works.

Some of the topics covered are Amalia’s love for music and equestrian sports. Furthermore, the readers will also learn more about how she sees her role as the future queen. The text passages will be brightened up with photos from the private archive of the royal family.

Fun fact: King Willem-Alexander’s eighteenth birthday was celebrated in the same way. The book about him was published in 1985 Alexander, written by journalist Renate Rubinstein, who conducted dozens of interviews with the monarch in the course of 1984. In 1955 the same honor belonged to the then Princess Beatrix with Portrait of Princess Beatrix.


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