King Willem-Alexander (56) and Crown Princess Amalia (19) paid a visit to Zandvoort this Saturday. The Formula 1 Grand Prix in the Netherlands is held there. Photos of the father-daughter team show the two taking a selfie, among other things. The Royals were particularly happy because Max Verstappen (25) secured pole position for his home Grand Prix next Sunday in qualifying.
The Dutch royals had already been seen at Formula 1 in Zandvoort in 2021. At that time, Willem-Alexander appeared with his wife Queen Máxima (52) and their daughters Amalia and Ariane (16) at the Dutch Grand Prix. The family also met Verstappen in the pit lane.
The Dutch royal family recently reported that Princess Ariane has started a new chapter in her life. The youngest daughter of King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima is starting her first year at her new school in Italy, an Instagram post said. She will do her International Baccalaureate (equivalent to the German Abitur) at the United World College Adriatic near Trieste. Ariane is moving abroad like her older sister, Princess Alexia (18). The 18-year-old graduated from the United World College of the Atlantic in Wales just a few weeks ago.
Crown Princess Amalia, on the other hand, stayed home for her school career. She graduated from the Christelijk Gymnasium Sorghvliet in The Hague in 2021. She has been studying politics, psychology, law and economics at the University of Amsterdam since September 2022. On her 18th birthday on December 7, 2021, she entered the State Council in accordance with the constitution and has regularly taken on public duties ever since. In February 2023 she completed her first official trip abroad.