Willem Alexander of the Netherlands
- Category : Notable-Famous-Royal-family
- Type : ME
- Profile : 6/2 - Role Model / Hermit
- Definition : Split - Small (10,20)
- Incarnation Cross : LAX Alignment 1
Dutch royalty, who became King of the Netherlands on 30 April 2013 at 10.05 AM, by the abdication of his mother, Queen Beatrix. His father is Prince-consort Claus von Amsberg. He trained as a reserve captain in the Royal Dutch Air Force and, in June 1996, became a co-pilot on KLM's Cityhopper European service. He is taking no pay for the job as he simply seeks to get in the flying hours necessary to keep up his license. His girlfriend at the time, Emily Bremers, also worked for the airline.
When he met Argentine-born Maxima Zorreguieta at a ball in 1999, he fell in love and they announced their engagement in March 2001. She has the requisite aristocratic background but her father's politics represented a problem. Jorge Zorreguieta, 73, served as his county's minister of agriculture from 1979-81 under a military junta linked to the death of tens of thousands of military opponents. He claims to know nothing of the atrocities but he is nonetheless keeping a low profile during the royal wedding. Willem's mother, Queen Beatrix, 63, welcomes her new daughter-in-law. The storybook festival of a royal wedding was carried off in Amsterdam on 2 February 2002 at 10:26 AM MET.