Dutch queen promotes mentorships as new photos of princesses come out
Queen Maxima visited Wlefare Barneveld on Thursday to promote their buddy program "Pride and Future". This mentorship program is supported by the Oranje Fund and the fund is paying extra attention to such programs throughout November.
In the "Pride and Future" program, volunteers offer extra support to young people from the age of 13 years. Welfare Barneveld finds it important that teenagers become self-sufficient in many areas of their lives, but some young people have trouble achieving these goals. That's where the mentor or buddy comes in to offer extra support and help remove barriers.
During her visit, Queen Maxima spoke with volunteers and young people participating in the program. She also met staeholders of Welfare Barneveld and learned about the organization and the importance of mentorship programs.
On Thursday the Royal House also released the autumn photographs of the three royal princesses, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima's daughters. Princesses Catharina-Amalia (12), Alexia (11) and Ariane were photographed in the gardon of Palace Het Loo in Apeldoorn by photographer Jeroen van der Meyde.