Members of the Royal House
The King represents the Netherlands both at home and abroad. As part of the government, he is closely involved with Dutch political life. The King devotes much attention to important events in the Netherlands. The King keeps himself informed of what is going on in society and every year he attends many openings, commemorations and other official events. He also makes several state visits to other countries every year, and receives heads of state and heads of government who are visiting the Netherlands.
- On 28 January, shortly before her 75th birthday, Princess Beatrix announced her intention to abdicate on 30 April 2013. The Princess will continu keeping herself informed of what is going on in society and will regularly attended openings, celebrations, remembrance ceremonies and other official...
- The King is married to Queen Máxima. The royal couple have three daughters, Princess Catharina-Amalia, Princess Alexia and Princess Ariane.