Dutch Princess Alexia, who turned 4 on Friday June 26, had been looking forward to her first day at school for quite some time her mother Princess Máxima said recently. She had been running through the princely residence repeating that she was going to school and asking her mother how many nights were left before the Big Day.
Monday was that eventful day, as Alexia stepped out with older sister Amalia and her parents, to Wassenaar's public school Bloemcamp to get acquainted with her teachers Yvonne and Clara and with her new classmates. Alexia looked a bit shy and unsure, but she did not hesitate.
The teachers made sure she felt welcome and at home, and later her classmates would sing a ballad of Belgian-Italian singer Adamo, as is customary for all newcomers in group 1B. Alexia already has some friends in the class, and she already knew the school because big sis Amalia is in group 2.
The middle daughther of Prince Willem-Alexander and Princess Máxima only has two weeks till the summerholidays, but parents of other children and the school director had suggested she make the switch from kindergarden to the 'big school' now, as not to take away from the 'big day' for other children at the beginning of the new school year in August.