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Princess Amalia celebrates sixth birthday

Monday 07 December 2009

Princess Amalia, oldest child of crown prince Willem Alexander and princess Máxima, celebrates her sixth birthday on Monday.

The princess is in the third year at the Bloemcamp school in Wasssenaar where she is described as a 'spontaneous and sociable' girl who 'chats away to everyone'.

Talk of the playground, says the Telegraaf, is whether Amalia will now take up hockey like many of her classmates.

Tonight there is a special concert in her honour at the Kloosterkerk in the Hague, which will be attended by members of the royal household, ambassadors and members of the council of state.

© DutchNews.nl


Readers' Comments

I'm curious if her being in group 3 is accurate. All the kids in group 3 where I live are 6 and turning 7. Either she's turning 7 or she's in group 2....

the official family website says:
Catharina-Amalia Beatrix Carmen Victoria was born at Bronovo Hospital in The Hague on 7 December 2003

So that would make her turning 6 as stated so.. she MUST be in group 2.

By Laura | 7 December 2009 10:01 AM

If she is as lively as they claim, it will be a big bummer for her to have to sit still in a cold church with a bunch of adults. Let the kids eat cake!

By AW | 7 December 2009 2:15 PM

That's the "job" of being a member of the Royal family I guess, they were born with a "mission", and they are well trained to fulfil their "missions" at different ages, that makes them different than an ordinary citizen I guess?

By NVWA | 7 December 2009 3:19 PM

Very interesting piece of news indeed and I join the crowd to wish the little princess a happy birthday but wasn't there also something very important starting today? You know, this thing about environment that could maybe have been worth an article today? Ah yes, now I remember: the Copenhagen summit that will decide of our future. Or maybe it’s not so much important to talk about it. It’s not like every year in Holland we burn all our trash into CO2 and we will have soon 4 brand new coal plants… I hope the dikes stand fast...

By Roger | 7 December 2009 5:58 PM

Laura, last year the news reported that Princess Amalia advanced a level above her age group.

By Susan Helene Kramer | 8 December 2009 8:06 AM

It is past the time to end the "kings and queens" in the world. Let then go get a real job and stop living off of a archaic system of royal rule.

By Paul Matrin | 8 December 2009 12:18 PM

Susan, do you know why she's in a level above? Where we live in NL that is very uncommon especially at such a young age. My son's class of 30 students in Group 2 only allowed 15 to advance to Group 3! They are much more strict about that stuff down here in Limburg apparently! I'm glad my son is finally in a class of children who have parents with decent priorities about school and no bullies. Ironic the bullies all got held back, eh?

By Laura | 9 December 2009 9:50 AM

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