Dutch King Willem-Alexander, Queen Maxima and Princess Amalia and Princess Alexia: Dutch media have agreed not to invade their privacy. Photograph: EPA/Sander Koning

A Dutch gossip magazine has been ordered to pay damages of €1,000 to the 10-year-old heir to the Netherlands’ throne after it published photographs o(...)

President Michael D Higgins has praised King Juan Carlos of Spain, who is to abdicate,   for having brought  his country  together in the 1970s following the end of the dictatorship of General Francisco Franco. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

President Michael D Higgins has paid tribute to the King of Spain, who is set to abdicate, for acting as a unifying force in his country.Mr Higgins(...)

Johan Friso, son of Queen Beatrix, and Mabel Wisse Smit on the balcony of the Noordeinde Palace at their wedding in The Hague, April 24th, 2004. Photograph: Reuters

Prince Friso of Orange-Nassau, who has died aged 44, gave up his position in line to the Dutch throne after becoming entangled in a scandal involving (...)

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima during the annual summer photocall last week. Photograph:  Sascha Steinbach/Getty Images

Judges in The Hague have left the Dutch public flabbergasted by ordering new portraits of King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima removed from the cour(...)

A mother and her son visit the Nieuwe Kerk in Amsterdam the day after the investiture ceremony of King Willem-Alexander was held in the church. Photograph: Cris Toala Olivares

Nothing like a bit of royal-watching to wash those austerity cobwebs away. This week the people of Europe took a brief pause from the daily gri(...)

After a €12 million national party that lasted well into the small hours, the Netherlands wo(...)

Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands arrives at the Royal Palace in Amsterdam yesterday. Today will mark the abdication of Queen Beatrix and the investiture of her eldest son Willem-Alexander. Photograph: Reuters/Dylan Martinez

It was no accident of timing when, just a fortnight before today’s investiture of Crown Prince Willem-Alexander as king of the Netherlands, the(...)