This Wednesday, September 14, Princess Amalia of the Netherlands attracted all eyes at the traditional biennial gala dinner of the Dutch Council of State. In question ? For the first time, Princess Amalia attended the evening as host of the event, alongside her parents, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima. the dinner took place at the Noordeinde Palace in The Hague.
For the occasion, she wore a superb evening dress from the Mac Duggal brand. An outfit very different from the one she wears in her everyday life. Indeed, last week, the princess began her studies at the University of Amsterdam.
She sits on the Council of State
By reaching majority on December 8, 2021, the one whose official name is Catharina-Amalia obtained the right to sit on the highest advisory body in the Netherlands. The day after her birthday, her father introduced her to the Council of State where she sits in the consultative section alongside her mother. It is the right place to acquire knowledge of legislation and constitutional law and thus prepare for his future role as head of state.
The advisory section has several roles. In particular, it gives its opinion on all government bills, the budget memorandum and bills tabled by members of Parliament. This branch of the Council of State also examines the climate policy of the government on the basis of the climate law.
The Princess and Queen can attend meetings, but in practice they have no participation or voting rights.