The Dutch Royal House has released three photos to mark the festive season in the Netherlands, including an official Christmas portrait.

Merry Christmas and a healthy and prosperous New Year.

Family Portrait

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima are photographed with their three daughters, from left to right, the Princess of Orange (Princess Catharina-Amalia), Princess Alexia, and Princess Ariane.

2018: King Willem-Alexander, Queen Máxima and their daughters,  the Princess of Orange, Princess Alexia and Princess Ariane. Photo: © RVD – Erwin Olaf

The Dutch Royal Family’s official Facebook page (Het Koninklijk Huis) released the photo with Christmas greetings in five languages including Dutch, English, Spanish, and Frisian (a west-Germanic language mostly spoken in the northern province of Friesland.)

Een gezegende kerst en een gezond en voorspoedig 2018
Merry Christmas and a healthy and prosperous new year
Feliz Navidad y un próspero Año Nuevo
Folle lok en seine yn it nije jier
Un pasku yen di bendishon i un próspero aña nobo.

– WA en Máxima

Christmas Message

King Willem-Alexander has pre-recorded his Christmas message in the Noordeinde Palace in The Hague.

The Christmas Speech which will be broadcasted in the Netherlands on Tuesday, 25 December 2018, at 1.00 pm on NP01 and on Radio 1.

It will also air on NPO2 with a sign-language interpreter.

The Hague, December 2018: The Christmas speech of King Willem-Alexander is recorded in the library of Noordeinde Palace. Photo: © RVD, Freek van den Bergh

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima’s Most Excellent Lunch

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima hosted a lunch for 28 excellent people at Noordeinde Palace on Friday, 7 December 2018 to express their recognition and appreciation.

The 28 guest have excelled through special achievements.

These Dutch people received a prize or an award for their achievements in various sectors such as art, culture, media, science, sports and business.

Group photo of King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima with 28 stars. Photo: © RVD

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