https://www.nu.nl/achterk...ten-tijdens-lockdown.htmlMáxima: 'Amalia, Alexia and Ariane missed peers during lockdown'
Princesses Amalia, Ariane and Alexia found it difficult to see their peers during the lockdown. Queen Máxima tells NU.nl that her daughters did not find it easy that they could not go to school.
During the annual summer photo session at Huis ten Bosch, the queen explains that the first weeks of the lockdown were also difficult for members of the royal family: suddenly the three teenage daughters were no longer allowed to go to school and it was still very hard to find the best way to get home to take class.
"First the schools had to figure out what they were going to do, and each teacher did something different. It took a while before the communication was properly organized, that the machine was properly organized. Slowly we found a rhythm, the first two weeks were really looking for it: how do we do this together? We have to work, they have to work and where do we do that? ", said the queen.
Princesses said 'I miss school'
Her daughters especially missed contact with classmates. "In the end, the best thing for children is to see their peers, so that was the hardest part for them. They also said, 'I miss my friends.'"
King Willem-Alexander adds: "They even dared to admit: 'I miss school, never thought I was going to miss school.'"
Like many parents, the King and Queen also helped here and there with the school work that had to be done from home. Queen Máxima: "I must say that it was not really necessary. Maths occasionally, but not much. Other children had more, I must say."
"It was no more specific than at other times, no," said the king.