Portrait of a future queen! Royal family of The Netherlands’ releases a new image of Princess Catharina-Amalia to mark her 16th birthday
- Dutch royals shared a photo of Catharina-Amalia celebrating her 16th birthday
- She smiled for the snap, which received a flood of messages from well-wishers
- Future Queen of the Netherlands is set to celebrate with a low-key occasion
The Dutch royal family has shared a new portrait of Queen Maxima’s eldest daughter Princess Catharina-Amalia to mark her 16th birthday.
The Princess of Orange who will one day become the Queen of the Netherlands, beamed for the portrait, wearing a metallic grey top.
Well-wishers were quick to flood the post with celebratory messages, after it was shared on the Instagram account of the royal house,
Many urged the 16-year-old to enjoy the occasion, following the recent revelation that she may be too caught up with school work to mark her birthday.
The Dutch royals took to Instagram to celebrate the 16th birthday of future Queen of the Netherlands, Princess Catharina-Amalia (pictured)
According to The Express, Queen Maxima told RTL Boulevard that Catharina-Amalia would have a lot of study commitments.
‘There won’t be a big celebration. She still has a lot of work to do for school, the end of the year is coming, Sinterklaas and all kinds of festivities,’ she said.
Queen Maxima who is an international financier by training, married into the royal family in 2002.
She and King Willem-Alexander have three daughters of which Catharina-Amalia is the eldest.
Speaking of the heir apparent, the 48-year-old continued: ‘She is growing up fast and beautifully.
Catharina-Amalia is the eldest daughter of Queen Maxima and King Willem-Alexander who’ve been married since 2002. She is pictured here with younger sisters Princess Alexia, 14, (centre) and Princess Ariane, 12 (far right)
Queen Maxima and Princess Amalia pictured together during a winter holiday photocall in Lech, Austria, on 25 February 2019
King Willem-Alexander, Queen Maxima with children Princess Amalia, Princess Alexia and Princess Ariane during the royal family summer photocall at Huis ten Bosch Palace, The Hague, Netherlands on 19 July 2019
‘She is an amazing daughter, an amazing friend, I am so very proud of her.’
According to the royal family’s website Catharina-Amalia enjoys horse riding and musical activities, including singing.
Celebrating her birthday today, she stunned by styling her hair in a naturally straight style with a subtle pink lip gloss.
Rejoicing at the occasion, one royal fan wrote: ‘Congratulations Princess Amalia with your 16th birthday, I wish you many beautiful, healthy years and today a super cozy Sweet Sixteen with lots of fun.’
Another said: ‘Congratulations beautiful girl! Hope you get the time to become who you are! Celebrate life! Have a very nice day.’
‘Amalia, congratulations on your birthday and have a nice day together,’ added a third.
A stream of well-wishers congratulated the heir apparent on her birthday and urged her to enjoy her day