Royal winter photos are no longer from the slopes, but from in front of the castle

As Christmas approaches, the royal family posed for a series of winter photos today. This time not in Lech, Austria, during the winter sports holiday, but at the Huis ten Bosch Palace in The Hague. King Willem-Alexander, Queen Máxima and Princesses Amalia, Alexia and Ariane posed in front of the large Christmas tree in the palace where they reside.

Dog Mambo also participated:

Until now, press photo shoots have always been carried out at two fixed times: at the end of the summer holidays and during the winter sports holidays in Lech, Austria. However, last year this tradition was broken.

The family wants to pose for press photographers only if all family members are present. It may not always be possible to go on holiday with the whole family due to the princesses’ educational commitments, among other things.

That’s why this year photos were taken in front of the castle, not winter photos in the snow in Austria. The meeting lasted more than fifteen minutes, after which the royal family wished the press a happy holiday.

Photos of the royal family were also taken in June. This was at a beach bar on the Zuiderstrand in The Hague. The whole family was there, including the Mambo dog. After this meeting, there was an opportunity to ask questions, unlike today.

Princess Amalia and her sister Alexia later spoke publicly for the first time about their experiences with negative attention on social media. Alexia also said she was “extremely proud” of how her sister handled the threats, which meant she was placed under tight security.

Alexia’s words seemed to make the Crown Princess emotional:

Source: NOS