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Princess Amalia joins Queen Maxima and King Willem-Alexander of The Netherlands on Council of State

Princess Amalia of the Netherlands has stepped into her public role for the first time after celebrating her 18th birthday yesterday. 

Amalia, the eldest daughter of King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima, stepped out today with her parents to attend a meeting of the The Council of State at The Binnenhof in the city centre of The Hague. 

The future Queen's milestone birthday yesterday marked her stepping into a more public role, with the Dutch royal family announcing the news she would be given an honorary seat on the board. 

The advisory board provides independent advise to the government and parliament on legislation and governance and is the highest general administrative court in the country. 

Princess Amalia of the Netherlands has stepped into her public role for the first time after celebrating her 18th birthday yesterday

Amalia, the eldest daughter of King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima, stepped out today with her parents in the The Hague for the meeting 

The meeting of the The Council of State took place at The Binnenhof in the city centre of The Hague this afternoon

Amalia looked regal in a blue chiffon dress decorated with delicate white flowers which she paired with a stylish navy coat. 

The young royal styled her impressive blonde tresses with a bouncy blow dry and teamed her dress with a gold necklace featuring the initial of her first name.  

She opted for a natural look, donning a soft pink blush on her cheeks, a natural pink lips and a delicate cat-eye. 

Her parents looked overjoyed to see their daughter stepping into her public role and were seen grinning as Willem-Alexander walked arm in arm into the building with Princess Amalia. 

Her parents looked overjoyed to see their daughter stepping into her public role as they posed for photographers before the meeting today 

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima were all smiles before the meeting at the Binnenhof in the city centre of The Hague 

Willem-Alexander walked arm in arm into the building with Princess Amalia and both the royal's parents looked overjoyed to see their daughter step into public life 

Amalia looked regal in a blue chiffon dress decorated with delicate white flowers which she paired with a stylish navy coat 

Maxima, 50, looked typically stylish in a structured fuchsia coat dress which she teamed with an oversized purple suede belt as well as a matching leather bag and gloves. 

She paired the glamorous look with an oversized fuchsia hat featuring a statement floral design and a pair of dainty pearl earrings. 

King Willem-Alexander has a seat on the council, although he does not take part in any of its activities. Queen Maxima also has a seat and acts in an advisory role. 

It comes after teenage Amalia said she would ask her Argentine-born mother, Queen Maxima, 50, to step in temporarily if her father, King Willem-Alexander, 54, were to die suddenly, in a new biography marking her birthday 

The biography, simply titled 'Amalia', was written with the approval of the Royal Family. 

It offers a rare glimpse into the princess's private life, which has been closely guarded by her parents since Willem-Alexander ascended the throne in 2013. 

King Willem-Alexander linked arms with his daughter ahead of the Council of State meeting this afternoon 

Queen Maxima, Princess Amalia and King Willem-Alexander wave to royal fans ahead of the meeting today 

Putting safety first, both Amalia and her father wore face coverings to the meeting this afternoon 

Biographer Claudia de Breij reveals Amalia had a part-time job at a beachside cafe, feels self-conscious when she is recognised by members of the public and would pursue a career as a singer or equestrian if she was not destined to be queen. 

Along with her sisters Princess Alexia, 16, and Princess Ariane, 14, Catharina-Amalia spent the early years of her life at Eikenhorst Villa in Wassenaar, an affluent suburb of The Hague. 

'We do our best to be really with them – on holidays or weekends or even at breakfast in the mornings,' Willem-Alexander once said in an interview.

The family enjoyed days out cycling and to the beach, and holidays to Maxima's home country of Argentina.

Amalia opted for a natural look, donning a soft pink blush on her cheeks, a natural pink lips and a delicate cat-eye

Princess Amalia listened intently as her father spoke at the Council of State in the Balzaal of The Hague today 

The heir to the Dutch throne appeared in high spirits as she sat on the advisory board this afternoon 

Maxima, 50, looked typically stylish in a structured fuchsia coat dress which she teamed with an oversized purple suede belt as well as a matching leather bag and gloves

However life changed in 2013 when Amalia's grandmother Queen Beatrix abdicated and Willem-Alexander ascended the throne. The new king and queen moved their daughters into Huis ten Bosch, the royal palace in The Hague.

Nine-year-old Amalia became The Princess of Orange, the title given to the heir to the throne. 

Speaking ahead of his investiture, Willem-Alexander said: 'Amalia's title will be made formal when she's 18 and she enters the State Council. Until then, we will protect her as much as possible.

'That means she won't participate in official engagements, or as little as possible. Her environment right now should only include her parents, her sisters, and her friends.'

Now that time is less than a month away and the biography has been released as a way to introduce the princess to her future subjects.  

King Willem-Alexander has a seat on the council, although he does not take part in any of its activities. Queen Maxima also has a seat and acts in an advisory role

The advisory board provides independent advise to the government and parliament on legislation and governance and is the highest general administrative court in the country

The future Queen's milestone birthday yesterday marked her stepping into a more public role, with the Dutch royal family announcing the news she would be given an honorary seat on the board

It reveals Amalia, who excelled as a student at Christelijk Gymnasium Sorghvliet, in The Hague, juggled her studies with a part-time job as a waitress at a beachside cafe where she was given the nickname 'cocktail queen'.

She now hopes to spend a year working at a 'multinational organisation' before potentially pursuing a degree at the prestigious Leiden University. 

Amalia also said she feels self-conscious when she is recognised while out in public, adding: 'Everyone looks at you like you have a goldfish on your head.' 

While the House of Orange remains popular with the majority of Dutch people, the monarchy has come under increasing criticism in recent years. Of the possibility republicans could abolish it, Amalia said she could accept that.

'They can do that of course, and then I'll go on living too.'