Princess Amalia: Security fears force Dutch princess from student home

The King and Queen of the Netherlands have revealed their 18-year-old daughter can no longer move around freely outside due to the possibility of an attack or kidnapping.

Princess Amalia has moved out of her student accommodation in Amsterdam and has returned home to The Hague.

Her parents gave details in an unusually emotional encounter with the press, during a state visit to Sweden.

Queen Maxima’s eyes glistened as she described the “difficult consequences”.

“There is no student life for her like others have,” she added.

Princess Amalia – and the Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte – are understood to have appeared in organised crime communications, which indicated they may become a target.

Last month, official photographs were released showing a smiling Princess Amalia on the first day of term.

Much fanfare was made of the teenager moving into a shared student house and getting on with her degree in politics, psychology, law and economics at the University of Amsterdam.

Amalia, who…

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