Dutch Crown Prince Willem-Alexander is about to become king. He’s grown-up from being a beer-loving student who was called Prince Pils back then to being an International Olympic Committee member and respected U.N. water expert as well.
Queen Beatrix is going to handover the crown to her son after orange-tinted patriotism controversy has been caused due to a 33-year reign and pride across the Netherlands. Another controversy about the monarchy’s role in the democratic society has been rekindled a debate. Willem-Alexander has been groomed for the monarchy since childhood, but he has also achieved a busy career for himself. He will now have to take out time from this to honor his largely ceremonial job as head of state.