The Dutch Crown Princess Amalia recognized the island of Bonaire during her first official visit to the Caribbean part of the kingdom. On Saturday, island residents and tourists enthusiastically welcomed the 19-year-old princess and her family, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima. They visited, among other things, historic slave huts, the ANP news agency reported.

Slave huts, mangroves and dancing

It is customary for the heir to the throne to visit the six Caribbean islands that make up the kingdom. This is Amalia’s first official business visit. An important theme of this royal tour of nearly two weeks is the history of slavery. Slavery in the Dutch colonies did not end until 1873.

Source: Kleinezeitung