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Princess Amalia of the Netherlands admits she is ‘not ready to become queen’ in new biography

Princess Amalia of the Netherlands admits she is not ready to become queen in an authorized biography published today.

Amalia, 17, said she would ask her Argentine-born mother, Queen Maxima, 50, to intervene temporarily if her father, King Willem-Alexander, 54, died suddenly.

“But I told my father: you just keep eating healthy and exercising a lot,” added the teenage princess.

The biography, simply titled ‘Amalia’, was written with the approval of the Royal Family on the occasion of Amalia’s 18th birthday on December 7.

It offers a rare glimpse into the private life of the princess, which has been closely guarded by her parents since Willem-Alexander in 2013.

Princess Amalia of the Netherlands admits she is not yet ready to become queen in an authorized biography published today.  In the photo Amalia, center, with her sisters Princess Ariane (left) and Princess Alexia (right) and their parents King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima

Princess Amalia of the Netherlands admits she is not yet ready to become queen in an authorized biography published today. In the photo Amalia, center, with her sisters Princess Ariane (left) and Princess Alexia (right) and their parents King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima

The biography offers a rare glimpse into the princess's private life, which has been closely guarded by her parents since Willem-Alexander in 2013.  Pictured, a photo of Amalia trying on a toy crown as a young girl, published in the biography

The biography offers a rare glimpse into the princess's private life, which has been closely guarded by her parents since Willem-Alexander in 2013.  Pictured, a photo of Amalia trying on a toy crown as a young girl, published in the biography

The biography offers a rare glimpse into the princess’s private life, which has been closely guarded by her parents since Willem-Alexander in 2013. Pictured, a photo of Amalia trying on a toy crown as a young girl, published in the biography

Amalia (17) said she would ask her Argentine-born mother Queen Maxima, 50, to take over the throne if her father, King Willem-Alexander, 54, died suddenly.  Pictured, King Willem-Alexander and his eldest daughter Amalia in a sweet photo published in 'Amalia'

Amalia (17) said she would ask her Argentine-born mother Queen Maxima, 50, to take over the throne if her father, King Willem-Alexander, 54, died suddenly.  Pictured, King Willem-Alexander and his eldest daughter Amalia in a sweet photo published in 'Amalia'

Amalia (17) said she would ask her Argentine-born mother Queen Maxima, 50, to take over the throne if her father, King Willem-Alexander, 54, died suddenly. Pictured, King Willem-Alexander and his eldest daughter Amalia in a sweet photo published in ‘Amalia’

Biographer Claudia de Breij reveals that Amalia had a part-time job at a beach cafe, feels self-conscious when recognized by the public, and would pursue a career as a singer or equestrian if she wasn’t destined to become queen.

Together with her sisters Princess Alexia (16) and Princess Ariane (14) Catharina-Amalia spent the first years of her life in Villa Eikenhorst in Wassenaar, a prosperous suburb of The Hague.

“We do our best to really be with them – on vacations or on weekends or even in the morning at breakfast,” Willem-Alexander once said in an interview.

The family enjoyed days biking and going to the beach, and vacations to Maxima’s homeland Argentina.

But life changed in 2013 when Amalia’s grandmother Queen Beatrix abdicated and Willem-Alexander took the throne. The new king and queen moved with their daughters to Huis ten Bosch, the royal palace in The Hague.

Together with her sisters Princess Alexia (16) and Princess Ariane (14), Catharina-Amalia spent the first years of her life in Villa Eikenhorst in Wassenaar, a prosperous suburb of The Hague.  Pictured, the young princess Amalia in a photo published in the biography

Together with her sisters Princess Alexia (16) and Princess Ariane (14), Catharina-Amalia spent the first years of her life in Villa Eikenhorst in Wassenaar, a prosperous suburb of The Hague.  Pictured, the young princess Amalia in a photo published in the biography

Together with her sisters Princess Alexia (16) and Princess Ariane (14), Catharina-Amalia spent the first years of her life in Villa Eikenhorst in Wassenaar, a prosperous suburb of The Hague. Pictured, the young princess Amalia in a photo published in the biography

The princess, pictured in a photo of the royal family and published in the biography, said she would pursue a career as a singer or equestrian if she were not heir apparent.

The princess, pictured in a photo of the royal family and published in the biography, said she would pursue a career as a singer or equestrian if she were not heir apparent.

The princess, pictured in a photo of the royal family and published in the biography, said she would pursue a career as a singer or equestrian if she were not heir apparent.

Amalia excelled in school and became an accomplished rider (as seen in a photo taken in June), Amalia had a part-time job as a beachside cafe where she was 'cocktail queen'

Amalia excelled in school and became an accomplished rider (as seen in a photo taken in June), Amalia had a part-time job as a beachside cafe where she was 'cocktail queen'

Amalia excelled in school and became an accomplished rider (as seen in a photo taken in June), Amalia had a part-time job as a beachside cafe where she was ‘cocktail queen’

Nine-year-old Amalia became The Princess of Orange, the title given to the heir apparent.

Before his inauguration, Willem-Alexander said: ‘Amalia’s title will be made official when she is 18 and she enters the Council of State. Until then, we will protect her as much as possible.

‘That means that she does not participate in official agreements or participates as little as possible. Her environment at this point should only include her parents, her sisters, and her friends.”

Now that time is less than a month away and the biography has been released as a way to introduce the princess to her future subjects.

Biographer Claudia de Breij, pictured with the princess, reveals that Amalia had a part-time job at a beach cafe, feels self-conscious when recognized by the public, and would pursue a career as a singer or equestrian if she wasn't destined to. to become queen

Biographer Claudia de Breij, pictured with the princess, reveals that Amalia had a part-time job at a beach cafe, feels self-conscious when recognized by the public, and would pursue a career as a singer or equestrian if she wasn't destined to. to become queen

Biographer Claudia de Breij, pictured with the princess, reveals that Amalia had a part-time job at a beach cafe, feels self-conscious when recognized by the public, and would pursue a career as a singer or equestrian if she wasn’t destined to. to become queen

This shows that Amalia, who excelled as a student at the Christelijk Gymnasium Sorghvliet in The Hague, combined her studies with a job as a waitress at a beach cafe where she was nicknamed ‘cocktail queen’.

She now hopes to work for a ‘multinational organisation’ for a year before possibly studying at the prestigious Leiden University.

Amalia also said she feels self-conscious when recognized in public, adding: “Everyone looks at you like you have a goldfish on your head.”

While the House of Orange remains popular with the majority of the Dutch, the monarchy has come under increasing criticism in recent years. Of the possibility that Republicans could abolish it, Amalia said she could accept that.

“Of course they can, and then I’ll live on.”

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