Monday marks the first day of school for millions of students in the U.S., and for one royal high schooler in the Netherlands (she’s even got the first-day picture to prove it!).
Princess Catharina Amalia of the Netherlands is ready to hit the books as she set off for her first day of high school by bike – the country’s preferred mode of transportation.
Dressed casually in jeans and a hooded zip-up, the blonde royal also sported pink sneakers that matched the bright basket on her two-wheel ride.
The eldest daughter of King Willem-Alexander and Queen M xima is the heir apparent to the Dutch throne.
In March, the royal family announced that the 11-year-old princess would be attending the Christian Gymnasium Sorghvliet in The Haag.
On Monday morning, proud dad King Willem-Alexander filmed the candid moment of his daughter’s inaugural ride to school and posted it to Facebook – proving that the royal is not unlike many parents around the world when it comes to showing off his school-bound kid![facebook url="https://www.facebook.com/HetKoninklijkHuis/videos/528386113977081/" /]
It was a surprising move from the king, who has made an effort to keep his three daughters out of the public eye. He has said that Catharina Amalia will not take on official engagements until she’s 18 years old and enters the State Council.
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In addition to the fun video and sweet photo, the king also posted a message asking for his daughter’s privacy in attempt to keep her school days as normal as possible until she takes on her royal duties as princess.
“Like her peers, the Princess has a right to an undisturbed youth. As the future life of the Princess will largely be devoted to public duties, it is important to respect her privacy,” reads the message, according to Royalista.
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