Test your knowledge of Oranje-Nassau family in the run-up to the investiture of king Willem-Alexander and the rest of the Queen’s Day madness.
In line with the ‘sober’ approach to the celebrations outlined by the prime minister, there are no prizes to be won.
1. What is the motto of the Dutch royal family?
- Je maintiendrai
- Après nous le deluge
- Je vaincrai
2. Willem-Alexander’s nickname is
- Prince Pils
- Prince Heineken
- Carnaval Prince
3. Koningsdag will be celebrated on
- 30 April
- 27 April
- 1 April
4. The status of the monarch underwent a change this year.
- There is no longer any royal involvement in the formation of the cabinet
- The monarch now pays tax
- The monarch no longer enjoys immunity
5. Willem Alexander’s marriage to future queen Máxima was controversial. Why?
- She is a commoner
- Her father is Argentinian Jorge Zorreguieta who served under Videla
- She had failed the inburgerings test
6. Popular support for the monarchy in the Netherlands is
7. How Dutch is future queen Amalia?
- An eighth
8. The name Van Oranje refers to
- The Dutch love of the colour orange
- A French principality called Orange
- The family coat of arms which includes oranges
9. Soon to be ex-queen Beatrix has a favourite hobby. What is it?
- She keeps bees
- She is a sculptor
- She is into taxidermy
10. What is Willem-Alexander’s connection to Mozambique?
- He bought a holiday house there
- He met Maxima there for the first time
- He is an honourary local chief
11.What does Willem-Alexander call his daughters
- Triple A
- Huwey, Dewie and Louie
- My little angels
12. What was Máxima’s job at her children’s school
- Nit mother
- Dinner lady
- Financial advisor
13. When was the Dutch monarchy founded?
14: What will queen Beatrix be known as when she has abdicated?
- Mrs Oranje-Nassau
- Princess Beatrix
- The King Mother
15. How do the new king and queen wish to be addressed?
- Your majesty
- Alex and Max
- They don’t care
Answers (no peeking). 1-1, 2-2, 3-2, 4-1, 5-2, 6-2, 7-3, 8-2, 9-2, 10-1, 11-1, 12-1, 13-1, 14-2, 15-3.
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