Europe's royal heirs have posed for a rare photograph together. The charming image shows the blue-blooded group dressed in casual clothes, standing outside Het Oude Loo, a former hunting lodge in the Dutch town of Apeldoorn.
Missing from the party were Britain's own heirs, Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall, Princess Caroline of Monaco, Prince Frederick of Denmark and Princess Mette-Marit of Norway.
The gathering was significant as it is most likely the last time the group will meet as heirs, given that Willem-Alexander will become King of The Netherlands iIn less than two months. Willem-Alexander became the first of his generation of heirs to ascend the throne when his mother, Queen Beatrix, abdiacted, a move that sent ripples of interest around the other palaces in Europe.
From left to right: Prince Guillaume of Luxembourg, Princess Stephanie of Luxembourg, Prince Daniel of Sweden, Princess Victoria of Sweden, Prince Felipe of Spain, Princess Letizia of Spain, Princess Mary of Denmark, Princess Maxima of The Netherlands, Prince Willem-Alexander of The Netherlands, Princess Matilde of Belgium, Prince Philippe of Belgium, Prince Haakon of Norway