08 June 2014

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima

The King and Queen of the Netherlands with their three beautiful daughters.

The entire Dutch royal family, with Queen Beatrix at its center. The pic also includes Prince Johan Friso, who died last year after being in a coma, with  his wife Princess Mabel; Prince Constantijn and his wife, Princess Laurentien; with Princess Maxima and Prince Willem Alexander.

Willem-Alexander, Maxima and Beatrix, with Maxima's two oldest daughters.

Princess Alexia, King Willem-Alexander, Princess Amalia, Princess Ariane, and Queen Maxima.

The King and Queen with their kids, on a skiing holiday.

A beautiful group shot of the royal family.

King Willem-Alexander with his eldest daughter, Princess Amalia, and youngest daughter, Princess Ariane.

The Dutch royals on a train.

Willem-Alexander and Maxima at the time of their engagement.

Princess Maxima and Prince Willem-Alexander at the christening of their youngest daughter, Ariane.

I'm a twin, and it was bad enough being dressed like her, so I can't imagine how embarrassed Amalia is to be dressed exactly like her two younger sisters!



As with any person marrying into a famous family, Maxima must have faced challenges when she first married Willem-Alexander, but she has obviously become much more relaxed and comfortable in her role as the female figurehead of her country.