Dictionary of Dutchness


The Rijksvoorlichtingsdienst (state information service) is basically the royal family’s press office. The RVD announces royal news and guards the privacy of the queen and her offspring against the prying eyes of the media. In 2009 the RVD took the US press agency AP to court for breaking the (voluntary) Dutch media code by publishing ‘unofficial’ holiday photos of prince Willem-Alexander and his family. The RVD also runs the royal family’s official website which includes information on finances, biographies and a history of the House of Orange. It is also the official PR organisation for the government. An interesting combination.

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