The royal couple and Amalia arrive in Bonaire for a visit to the Caribbean | Royal family
Princess Amalia, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima arrived in Bonaire local time on Friday afternoon. They will start a tour of the Caribbean part of the Netherlands on Saturday.
King Willem-Alexander flew the Queen and Princess himself in a government plane. They arrived in Bonaire on Friday afternoon (local time), when it is five hours earlier than Holland.
The island’s governor, Edison Regna, received, among others, the royal family and Secretary of State Alexandra Van Hoevelin (Kingdom Relations and Digitization). The King gave him his friendly hand upon his arrival.
After visiting Bonaire, the group will travel to Aruba, Curaçao, Sint Maarten, Sint Eustatius and Saba. In this way they want to introduce Amalia to the Caribbean part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
The trip takes a total of two weeks and deals with everything from the past of slavery, climate change and culture on the islands.
In principle, the Princess of Orange will give regular lectures at the University of Amsterdam in the coming weeks. Most subjects are not compulsory, and an exception can be made for compulsory subjects. According to the Government Information Service, the trip was planned “in good consultation” with the university.
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