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The Royal Household helps the Queen in the performance of her official duties. The Queen and the other members of the Royal House also rely on the support of the Queen’s Office, the Government Information Service and the Royal and Diplomatic Protection Department.
- The Royal Household employs nearly 300 people, who work at the royal residences in The Hague, Wassenaar, Amsterdam and Apeldoorn.
- A division of the Civil Household, the Royal Stables arranges transport for the members of the Royal House and the Royal Household.
- The Royal Archives comprise the Oranges’ personal archives as well as their library, photographic archives and art collection. The archives fall under the management of the Royal Household.
- The Queen’s Office forms the link between the head of state and her ministers. The Office arranges meetings between the Queen and the ministers and state secretaries. It also deals with requests from ordinary citizens.
- A subdivision of the Ministry of General Affairs, the Netherlands Government Information Service (RVD) provides information about the Royal House, general government policy and the Ministry itself.
- The Royal and Diplomatic Protection Department (DKDB) protects the members of the Royal House, at home and abroad.