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Dutch Royal Family Announces College Plans of The Princess of Orange. Here's What Study She'll Take

The Princess of Orange, Catharina-Amalia, heir to the Dutch throne became a member of the Council of State of The Netherlands when she turned 18 on December 7, 2021. She was inducted by her father, King Willem-Alexander, into the Council. 

She took a gap year after completing her high school in 2021. 

King Willem-Alexander of The Netherlands inducted his daughter into the Council of State

Royal observers speculated she might study in the United Kingdom, just like other future Queens - Princess Elisabeth, the Duchess of Brabant, who is currently attending politics and history classes at Oxford University, and Leonor, the Princess of Asturias, who is completing her International Baccalaureate at the United World College of the Atlantic in Wales.

In addition, The Princess of Orange's younger sister, Princess Alexia, is also currently studying at the United World College of the Atlantic in Wales.  

The Dutch royal family

However, on May 30, 2022, the Dutch royal court announced that Princess Catharina-Amalia will begin her university life in Amsterdam this coming autumn.

The Princess of Orange will attend the University of Amsterdam and wants to take up a Bachelor's degree in Politics, Psychology, Law, and Economics. She will live with fellow students in a dorm in Amsterdam. 

Dutch royal court shared a photo of the princess taken in the Amsterdam canal

As customary for the heir-apparent to the Dutch throne to be given annual allowances once they reached adulthood, the Dutch government offered the Princess of Orange nearly $2.0 million in allowances and cost of her college education, but she turned it down, saying she will only take the allowances of  nearly $1.6 million once she begins performing royal duties. 

"I find that uncomfortable as long as I do not do anything for it in return, and while other students have a much tougher time of it, particularly in this period of coronavirus", she said in a handwritten letter to Dutch Prime Minister, Mark Rutte.

The princess also told a biographer in December that she feels not yet ready to be queen and that she would always remind her father "to keep eating healthy food and exercise a lot".

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