News of: Monday, December 07 2009,
Today (December 7) is the 6th birthday of crown princess Amalia.
Amalia is the first daughter (of three) of HRH Willem Alexander and Princess Maxima. She is the second in line for accession to the throne. Ordinarily speaking she will become Queen of the Netherlands after her father Willem Alexander gives up the throne.
But he is still waiting for his mother, Queen Beatrix, to abdicate, and she has still not given clear signs that she will do this in the near future.
Official government buildings fly the Dutch flag today. There are no flag instructions for private individuals, but when asked, they are advised to follow the same rules as government buildings.