King Willem-Alexander, Queen Máxima and their three daughters have taken up residence in the newly-restored Huis ten Bosch Palace on Sunday, 13 January 2019.

Huis ten Bosch Palace, The Hague, January 2019. Photo: © Freek van den Bergh, RVC

The caretaker raised the Royal Standard shortly after their arrival.

After Queen Beatrix moved out, following her abdication on 30 April 2013, the Government agency began lengthy restorations on the 17th Century palace.

The caretaker raises the Royal Standard, January 2019. Photo: © Freek van den Bergh, RVD

It is about a 15-minute drive from their former residence at Villa Eikenhorst at Wassenaar.

Huis ten Bosch Palace

Huis ten Bosch Palace, which translates as ‘House in the Woods’ is one of three official residences of the Dutch Royal Family which is owned by the government.

Up she goes! Photo: © Freek van den Bergh, RVD

Construction began on Huis ten Bosch Palace on 2 September 1645, after stadholder Frederik Henrik Prince of Orange’s wife Amalia of Solms-Braunfels commissioned a new summer residence in the Dutch Baroque style when the States General granted her some land.

It changed hands several times until 1815 when William I became King of the Netherlands and has been the residence for various members of the Dutch Royal Family ever since.

Royal Standard indicates King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima are home. Photo: © Freek van den Bergh, RVD

However, the palace was badly damaged during World War II so and extensive repairs were carried out during the 1950s so it was able to be inhabited again.

Queen Beatrix moved into the palace with her family from 1981 until early 2014.

Video: Raising The Royal Standard

The Royal Standard is raised at Huis ten Bosch Palace where King Willem-Alexander, Queen Máxima and their daughters now live.


Video: Twitter/Koninklijk Huis

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