Queen Máxima made the shocking news public: Crown Princess Catharina-Amalia (Amalia for short) has moved out of her student accommodation in Amsterdam because of threats directed against her.
The 18-year-old has moved back to the palace in The Hague and is only leaving to attend courses at the University of Amsterdam, her mother said. Literally, Máxima said about her daughter: "She can no longer leave the house".
Amalia's father, King Willem-Alexander, spoke of a "very difficult" situation for his eldest daughter during the state visit to Sweden, during which Máxima also spoke. "It has a huge impact on her life," Máxima said, according to the news portal AD.
Amalia can no longer live in Amsterdam and no longer go out. "No student life for her like other students have," her mother said. "It's not nice to see your child like that. She can go to university, but that's about it.” Catharina-Amalia was born in December 2003 as the first child of Maxima and today's King Willem-Alexander.
Amalia is studying a combination of politics, psychology, law and economics in Amsterdam in her first year and is aiming for a bachelor's degree. No information was given on the nature of the threats against the Crown Princess.
Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte spoke of a "terrible" situation. He was "very concerned," he added on public broadcaster NOS.
"I guarantee that our security authorities will work day and night to ensure their safety," Justice and Security Minister Dilan Yesilgöz-Zegerius wrote on Twitter about the threats against the crown princess.
The Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf reported last month that security measures to protect the princess had been stepped up. Amalia's name has appeared in reports of organized crime, the notorious drug cartel "Mocro Mafia", which is also said to have murdered journalist Peter de Vries.
Since there were fears of kidnapping, security measures had been tightened. The court did not confirm these reports at the time.