The princess Catharina Amalia of Orange today comes of age and opens in her constitutional functions. Starting tomorrow, the heiress will occupy a non-voting seat on the Council of State, an independent advisory body to the Government and highest administrative authority in the Netherlands.
Her parents, Reyes Guillermo and Máxima, will accompany her on a solemn day in which the young woman will pronounce her first official words.
Queen Máxima also has a seat on the Council of State and although her presence does not imply that she can influence the decisions of the body, “attending the meetings allows them to know the operation of the state order.” “The topics addressed are a reflection of social processes and contribute to a greater understanding of them”, according to spokespersons for the agency.
Amalia from Holland is part of the group of five new European sovereigns who will reign in her day: Isabel from Belgium (20), Ingrid Alexandra from Norway (17), Leonor from Spain (16) and Victoria from Sweden (44).
Catalina-Amalia Beatriz Carmen Victoria, will reign with the name of Amalia. She has an aptitude for singing and is a great fan of horse riding. She plays hockey, is fluent in Dutch, Spanish and English, and when she was little, her parents used French with each other when they didn’t want her to find out about something.
Amalia de Orange, although enjoying a sabbatical after finishing high school, wants to study something related to economics, to understand how money works. She is also interested in law and history, and intends to study a degree in her country as well as a master’s degree abroad.
At the level of style, she is the one that most resembles her mother, Queen Máxima. She has recognized that she buys blouses or dresses thinking of her daughter, in case she wants to wear them later, something that usually happens.
This year, following the tradition of her grandmother, Queen Beatriz, Amalia has lent herself to talk with the writer Claudia de Breij, who has written a profile of the heiress, published on November 16, and which has already sold more than 100,000 copies.
Her account of the meeting breaks some taboos thanks to the sincerity of the princess who revealed her visits to the psychologist when she needed it.
Amalia from Holland affirms that she has even raised an emotional wall to avoid being affected by the most hurtful comments made about her on the networks. In addition, she waived her pay of 300,000 euros per year for not having at the moment “nothing to offer in return.”