Princess Amalia joins Queen Maxima and King Willem-Alexander in the Council of State

Princess Amalia of the Netherlands has stepped into her public role for the first time after celebrating her 18th birthday yesterday.

Amalia, the eldest daughter of King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima, got out with her parents today to attend a meeting of the Council of State at the Binnenhof in the center of The Hague.

The future Queen’s milestone birthday yesterday marked her entry into a more public role, with the Dutch royal family announcing the news that she would be given an honorary seat on the board.

The Advisory Council provides independent advice to government and parliament on legislation and governance and is the country’s highest general administrative judge.

Princess Amalia of the Netherlands has stepped into her public role for the first time after celebrating her 18th birthday yesterday

Princess Amalia of the Netherlands has stepped into her public role for the first time after celebrating her 18th birthday yesterday

Amalia, the eldest daughter of King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima, got out with her parents in The Hague for the meeting today.

Amalia, the eldest daughter of King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima, got out with her parents in The Hague for the meeting today.

Amalia, the eldest daughter of King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima, got out with her parents in The Hague for the meeting today.

The meeting of the Council of State took place this afternoon at the Binnenhof in the center of The Hague

The meeting of the Council of State took place this afternoon at the Binnenhof in the center of The Hague

The meeting of the Council of State took place this afternoon at the Binnenhof in the center of The Hague

Amalia looked regal in a blue chiffon dress decorated with delicate white flowers which she paired with a stylish navy blue jacket.

The young royal styled her impressive blonde locks with a bouncy blow dryer and paired her dress with a gold chain featuring her first name’s initial.

She opted for a natural look, with a soft pink blush on her cheeks, natural pink lips and a delicate cat eye.

Her parents looked overjoyed to see their daughter step into her public role and were seen grinning as Willem-Alexander walked into the building arm in arm with Princess Amalia.

Her parents looked overjoyed to watch their daughter step into her public role as they posed for photographers ahead of today's meeting

Her parents looked overjoyed to watch their daughter step into her public role as they posed for photographers ahead of today's meeting

Her parents looked overjoyed to watch their daughter step into her public role as they posed for photographers ahead of today’s meeting

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima were all smiles for the meeting at the Binnenhof in the center of The Hague

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima were all smiles for the meeting at the Binnenhof in the center of The Hague

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima were all smiles for the meeting at the Binnenhof in the center of The Hague

Willem-Alexander walked into the building arm in arm with Princess Amalia and both parents of the royal family looked overjoyed to see their daughter step into public life

Willem-Alexander walked into the building arm in arm with Princess Amalia and both parents of the royal family looked overjoyed to see their daughter step into public life

Willem-Alexander walked into the building arm in arm with Princess Amalia and both parents of the royal family looked overjoyed to see their daughter step into public life

Amalia looked regal in a blue chiffon dress decorated with delicate white flowers which she paired with a stylish navy coat

Amalia looked regal in a blue chiffon dress decorated with delicate white flowers which she paired with a stylish navy coat

Amalia looked regal in a blue chiffon dress decorated with delicate white flowers which she paired with a stylish navy coat

Maxima, 50, looked quintessentially stylish in a textured fuchsia coat dress that she paired with an oversized purple suede belt and a matching leather bag and gloves.

She combined the glamorous look with an oversized fuchsia hat with a striking floral design and a pair of dainty pearl earrings.

King Willem-Alexander has a seat on the council, although he does not participate in any of the activities. Queen Máxima also has a seat and has an advisory role.

It comes after teenage Amalia said she would ask her Argentine-born mother, Queen Maxima, 50, to intervene temporarily if her father, King Willem-Alexander, 54, died suddenly, in a new biography to mark her anniversary. birthday

The biography, simply titled ‘Amalia’, was written with permission from the royal family.

It offers a rare glimpse into the private life of the princess, which has been closely guarded by her parents since Willem-Alexander in 2013.

King Willem-Alexander linked weapons to his daughter prior to the Council of State meeting this afternoon

King Willem-Alexander linked weapons to his daughter prior to the Council of State meeting this afternoon

King Willem-Alexander linked weapons to his daughter prior to the Council of State meeting this afternoon

Queen Maxima, Princess Amalia and King Willem-Alexander wave to royal fans ahead of today's meeting

Queen Maxima, Princess Amalia and King Willem-Alexander wave to royal fans ahead of today's meeting

Queen Maxima, Princess Amalia and King Willem-Alexander wave to royal fans ahead of today’s meeting

Safety first, both Amalia and her father wore face coverings during the meeting this afternoon

Safety first, both Amalia and her father wore face coverings during the meeting this afternoon

Safety first, both Amalia and her father wore face coverings during the meeting this afternoon

Biographer Claudia de Breij reveals that Amalia had a part-time job at a beach cafe, feels self-conscious when recognized by the public, and would pursue a career as a singer or equestrian if she wasn’t destined to become queen.

Together with her sisters Princess Alexia (16) and Princess Ariane (14) Catharina-Amalia spent the first years of her life in Villa Eikenhorst in Wassenaar, a prosperous suburb of The Hague.

“We do our best to really be with them – on vacations or at the weekend or even in the morning at breakfast,” Willem-Alexander once said in an interview.

The family enjoyed days biking and going to the beach, and vacations to Maxima’s homeland Argentina.

Amalia went for a natural look, with a soft pink blush on her cheeks, natural pink lips and a delicate cat eye

Amalia went for a natural look, with a soft pink blush on her cheeks, natural pink lips and a delicate cat eye

Amalia went for a natural look, with a soft pink blush on her cheeks, natural pink lips and a delicate cat eye

Princess Amalia listened carefully when her father spoke today in the Council of State in the Balzaal of The Hague

Princess Amalia listened carefully when her father spoke today in the Council of State in the Balzaal of The Hague

Princess Amalia listened carefully when her father spoke today in the Council of State in the Balzaal of The Hague

The heir to the Dutch throne appeared in a good mood this afternoon as she sat on the advisory board

The heir to the Dutch throne appeared in a good mood this afternoon as she sat on the advisory board

The heir to the Dutch throne appeared in a good mood this afternoon as she sat on the advisory board

Maxima, 50, looked quintessentially stylish in a textured fuchsia coat dress that she paired with an oversized purple suede belt and a matching leather bag and gloves

Maxima, 50, looked quintessentially stylish in a textured fuchsia coat dress that she paired with an oversized purple suede belt and a matching leather bag and gloves

Maxima, 50, looked quintessentially stylish in a textured fuchsia coat dress that she paired with an oversized purple suede belt and a matching leather bag and gloves

But life changed in 2013 when Amalia’s grandmother Queen Beatrix abdicated and Willem-Alexander took the throne. The new king and queen moved with their daughters to Huis ten Bosch, the royal palace in The Hague.

Nine-year-old Amalia became The Princess of Orange, the title given to the heir apparent.

Before his inauguration, Willem-Alexander said: ‘Amalia’s title will be made official when she is 18 and she enters the Council of State. Until then, we will protect her as much as possible.

‘That means that she does not participate in official agreements or participates as little as possible. Her environment at this point should only include her parents, her sisters, and her friends.”

Now that time is less than a month away and the biography has been released as a way to introduce the princess to her future subjects.

King Willem-Alexander has a seat on the council, although he does not participate in any of the activities.  Queen Máxima also has a seat and has an advisory role

King Willem-Alexander has a seat on the council, although he does not participate in any of the activities.  Queen Máxima also has a seat and has an advisory role

King Willem-Alexander has a seat on the council, although he does not participate in any of the activities. Queen Máxima also has a seat and has an advisory role

The Advisory Council provides independent advice to the government and parliament on legislation and governance and is the country's highest general administrative court

The Advisory Council provides independent advice to the government and parliament on legislation and governance and is the country's highest general administrative court

The Advisory Council provides independent advice to the government and parliament on legislation and governance and is the country’s highest general administrative court

The future Queen's milestone birthday yesterday marked her entry into a more public role, with the Dutch royal family announcing the news that she would be given an honorary seat on the board.

The future Queen's milestone birthday yesterday marked her entry into a more public role, with the Dutch royal family announcing the news that she would be given an honorary seat on the board.

The future Queen’s milestone birthday yesterday marked her entry into a more public role, with the Dutch royal family announcing the news that she would be given an honorary seat on the board.

This shows that Amalia, who excelled as a student at the Christelijk Gymnasium Sorghvliet in The Hague, combined her studies with a side job as a waitress at a beach cafe where she was nicknamed ‘cocktail queen’.

She now hopes to work for a ‘multinational organisation’ for a year before possibly studying at the prestigious Leiden University.

Amalia also said she feels self-conscious when recognized in public, adding: “Everyone looks at you like you have a goldfish on your head.”

While the House of Orange remains popular with the majority of the Dutch, the monarchy has come under increasing criticism in recent years. Of the possibility that Republicans could abolish it, Amalia said she could accept that.

“Of course they can, and then I’ll live on.”

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