As he commemorates Princess Alexia’s departure to the United Kingdom, the Dutch monarch takes a page from Kate’s book.
DUTCH King Willem-Alexander stole a page from the Duchess of Cambridge’s book when he used a photograph to commemorate a significant day for his family.
On the day Princess Alexia left her hometown for Wales to undertake a two-year education at UWC Atlantic College, King Willem-Alexander took a photograph of her. The 16-year-old princess is photographed by the Dutch monarch in a casual attire on the doorstep of her royal palace in The Hague.
In the photograph, the adolescent smiled while carrying two large black bags and a face mask.
“Princess Alexia is going for the United World College of the Atlantic (UWC Atlantic College) in Llantwit Major in Wales,” said the description on the Dutch Royal Family’s official Instagram account yesterday.
“She will spend the next two years at her International Baccalaureate school.
“Last school year, Princess Alexia finished her fourth year at the Christelijk Gymnasium in The Hague.”
Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, is another royal who has used photos of her family to commemorate anniversaries and birthdays.
Prince William’s wife is an avid amateur photographer who often posts photos of her children on the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s official Instagram account.
On April 23, Kate posted a photo of a joyful Prince Louis riding a shiny red balance bike while carrying a bag.
The photo was released to commemorate the little royal’s third birthday, which coincided with his first day of nursery school.
A few weeks later, the palace issued a photograph of Princess Charlotte, taken by Kate once again, to commemorate her sixth birthday.
The Cambridges also revealed a beautiful portrait of their firstborn by the Duchess of Cambridge just hours before Prince George turned eight on July 22.
Kate has previously published photos she took to commemorate Prince William’s birthday or Father’s Day.
Princess Alexia, the younger sister of Princess Catharina-Amalia, the future Queen of the Netherlands, will not be the only European royal to attend UWC over the next two years.
Princess Leonor, the eldest daughter of King Felipe V and Queen Letizia of Spain, has also moved to Llantwit Major College.
She was seen bidding her goodbyes to her sister Infanta Sofia and her parents at Madrid’s Adolfo Suarez Barajas Airport yesterday.
Leonor, who arrived in Wales from Spain yesterday. “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”