The Dutch royal family will not travel to Lech am Arlberg for their traditional winter holiday this year.
The government information office confirmed the APA’s corresponding media reports. The royal family is complying with the advice of the Dutch government to refrain from traveling abroad until the end of March 2021, it said.
Lech less than two weeks this year
The Dutch royals have been regular guests of the Vorarlberg noble ski resort since 1959. The Oranjes usually spend around two weeks in Lech every February, with overnight stays in the famous Hotel Post. Currently, like all hotels in Austria, the hotel is still closed to tourists until at least the end of February due to the lockdown. Ski areas can essentially only be visited by local day visitors.
No family picture in the snow in 2021
The Oranjes’ holiday tradition also includes a photo session at the beginning of their stay on the Arlberg. Last year, King Willem-Alexander, his wife Queen Maxima, their daughters Princess Catharina-Amalia, Princess Alexia and Princess Ariane made just as good a figure in the snow as the king’s brother, Prince Constantijn, his wife Princess Laurentien and their children, Countess Eloise , Count Claus-Casimir and Countess Leonore. During the group pictures, Princess Beatrix, the 83-year-old mother of Willem-Alexander and Constantijn, also laughed into the camera.