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Dutch royals in Leiden

King Willem-Alexander celebrated his 52nd birthday on 27 April. He studied at Leiden University and is a regular visitor here.

1993 | Willem-Alexander's graduation

Prince Willem-Alexander studied History at Leiden University from 1987 to 1993. His mother, who also studied in Leiden, was at his graduation ceremony to congratulate him. 

1995 | Brother Constantijn's graduation

Prince Willem-Alexander was present in 1995 at the graduation of his brother Constantijn, who studied Law in Leiden.

1995 | Interview in alumni magazine Leidraad

The two royal Leiden alumni pose for an interview in Leidraad, the magazine for Leiden alumni.

2000 | Commemorative book on Netherlands-Japan

Prince Willem-Alexander receiving the first copy of a commemorative book on 400 years of relations between the Netherlands and Japan. 

2009 |  Swedish King and Queen visit Leiden 

The Crown Prince with King Carl XVI Gustav and Queen Silvia of Sweden during a visit to the Leiden Hortus Botanicus. Willem-Alexander shows the Swedish royals his signature in the Sweat Room. 

2012 | Opening of new Campus The Hague

Prince Willem-Alexander unveiling a plaque to officially open the new building at the Schouwburgstraat in The Hague.

2015 | Preparing for a state visit to China

Queen Máxima and King Willem-Alexander attended a meeting in Leiden with experts on China in preparation for their state visit to the country.

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