Radio Netherlands Worldwide

SSO Login

More login possibilities:

Close
  • Facebook
  • Flickr
  • Twitter
  • Google
  • LinkedIn
Home
Friday 31 October  

Dutch crown prince celebrates his birthday

Published on 27 April 2012 - 7:03am
More about:

Prince Willem-Alexander celebrates his 45th birthday today.

Festivities will be held at De Horsten estate in Wassenaar, where the prince lives with his wife Princess Maxima and his three daughters Princesses Amalia, Alexia and Ariane.

Willem-Alexander is now three years older than his mother was when she took the throne back in 1980. The prince is also one of the oldest crown princes. Only Britain's Prince Charles (63) and Prince Philip (52) of Belgium are older. 

On a more somber note, this is Prince Willem-Alexander's first birthday since his brother Prince Johan Friso was caught in an avalanche while skiing near Lech, Austria in February. Since then Prince Friso has been in a coma after suffering massive brain damage.

(dcf/hs)

© Radio Netherlands Worldwide

 

FacebookTwitterYou tubeSoundcloud

Video highlights

My Song: Liza Kamizazi’s gift to Rwanda’s next generation
When Rwandan singer Liza Kamikazi was about to adopt a baby boy, she was...
My Song: N'kash the fearless albino rapper
For many people living with albinism the situation in some parts of Africa...