Princess Catharina-Amalia, the future Queen of the Netherlands, will start a demanding course of study this year.

Princess Catharina-Amalia of Orange (18), Crown Princess of the Netherlands, passed her high school diploma with distinction. After a year break, during which the eldest daughter of King Willem-Alexander (55) and Queen Máxima (51) traveled a lot and completed various internships, the further career plan of the future Queen of the Netherlands is now clear. As the royal family announced via Instagram, Princess Amalia will begin a demanding course of study in Amsterdam from September this year.

She therefore decided to do a bachelor’s degree in politics, psychology, law and economics. It seems important to the Dutch royal family that the princess did not enjoy any royal bonus when she was admitted: “The study has an application and selection process that the Princess of Orange went through completely last year,” says the Instagram Post. You want to keep your exact study time private.

She wants to stand on her own two feet

Princess Amalia turned 18 on December 7, 2021. Since the abdication of her grandmother Beatrix (84) around ten years ago, she has been the first in line to the Dutch throne. She caused a stir last year with the announcement that she would waive around 1.6 million euros per year until further notice, which she would be legally entitled to from the age of majority. She communicated this decision in a letter to Prime Minister Mark Rutte.