For many 18-year-olds, it is a normal part of their lives: moving away from home, living alone or in a flat share with others for the first time and starting a course of study or an apprenticeship. This is what Princess Amalia, the Crown Princess and future Queen of the Netherlands, wanted to do.
At the beginning of September she started her three-year bachelor's degree in politics, psychology, law and economics at the University of Amsterdam. There were many pictures of her first day there in the media. But now there is a serious step backwards: she has come under the sights of the Dutch mafia, as the daily newspaper "telegraaf.nl" reports. "You will not live in your student apartment until the investigation is complete," it said.
It was only at the end of May that the Dutch royal family announced on Instagram that the princess had gone through an application and selection process last year in order to be able to start her studies. There it went on: "The study time of the princess is considered private." Under the post, many fans congratulated her and wished her a good start.
In any case, the threat is taken seriously, because an attack only shook the Netherlands in the summer of 2021: At that time, the journalist Peter De Vries was shot in the open street, his focus was research into criminal cases, which he also spoke about on television. He is considered a victim of the "Mocro Maffia", exactly the subgroup that is now said to have targeted Princess Amalia.