Due to security concerns, Princess Catharina-Amalia left her college in Amsterdam. According to the BBC, the Dutch princess is continuing her education while living at home in The Hague. At a press conference in Sweden, her father, King Willem-Alexander, described the situation as “heavy.” Morning Brew is read by more than 3 million people; you should too! Thank you for registering! The first semester of Crown Princess Catharina-Amalia of the Netherlands’ academic career has been cut short due to security concerns, the BBC reports .
In official photographs , which showed the 18-year-old Dutch royal entering the University of Amsterdam on September 5 for the start of the semester, she was all smiles.
Catharina-Amalia, who at the time resided in shared student housing, according to the BBC, has now left Amsterdam and moved back to The Hague.
According to the BBC, the action was taken after Catharina-Amalia was identified as a prospective target of an attack and kidnapping attempt in a probe of organized crime communications. Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte was also mentioned as a potential victim.
King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima, parents of Catharina-Amalia, discussed the potential risk to their daughter during a press conference in Sweden on Thursday during an three-day state visit.
Maxima reportedly told reporters, “There is no student life for her like others enjoy.” She added that although no longer residing in student housing, Catharina-Amalia will continue to enroll in classes at the institution where she is pursuing a degree in politics, psychology, law, and economics.
According to the BBC, Willem-Alexander later described it as a “tough circumstance.”
The Dutch royal family’s representatives denied Insider’s request for comment on the subject.
When Catharina-Amalia, also known as the Princess of Orange, turned 18, she began to fulfill a number of royal obligations, including joining the Dutch Council of State and its Advisory Division. In preparation for her future as the head of state of the nation, the princess attends royal receptions and the State Opening of Parliament, according to the Dutch royal house website .
The princess, who is first in line to succeed her father to the kingdom, is not, however, eager to take the throne, contrary to what Insider previously stated.
A representative for the royal family told Insider that after Claudia de Breij’s biography ‘Amalia,’ was published in 2021, the princess “has ’embraced’ the fact that she will one day be the Queen of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, though hopefully she will fulfill the role as head of state a little “later” (to first finish her studies).”