The Dutch police have ordered their Princess of Orange to quit her studies in Amsterdam and return home, fearing that the mafia are plotting to kidnap her.
Dutch authorities are stepping up security measures to protect Crown Princess Catharina-Amalia, 18, who left her parents’ royal residence in The Hague just weeks ago to begin her studies in the Dutch capital.
The heir apparent to the throne will now abandon her student accommodation and return to the royal palace Huis Ten Bosch, where she will be kept under the watchful eye of Dutch security services, according to De Telegraaf.
It comes as Catharina-Amalia’s parents, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands, are in London to pay their respects at Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral.
The teenage princess’ safety is in jeopardy due to the nefarious designs of the infamous ‘Mocro Maffia’ – a division of the Moroccan mafia operating in the Netherlands that is believed to control around a third of all cocaine trafficking in Europe.
It is unclear whether the Princess plans to continue her studies at the University of Amsterdam, where she enrolled in the Faculty of Politics, Psychology, Law and Economics earlier this month, although the it is believed that she will continue her studies remotely. .
Princess Catharina-Amalia of the Netherlands is pictured at the University of Amsterdam in September. She will now return home to The Hague amid concerns for her safety
King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands pose with their daughters, Princess Ariane (L), Princess Alexia (2-L) and Princess Catharina-Amalia (R), during King’s Day ( Koningsdag), in Maastricht, the Netherlands, April 27, 2022
The Princess of Orange will now return to the Royal Palace Huis Ten Bosch for her own protection (King Willem-Alexander pictured walking through the palace grounds with his daughter Ariane and Queen Maxima)
Princess Beatrix (C), King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands (C, R) and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands (R) of the Netherlands arrive at Westminster Abbey in London on September 19, 2022 for the State Funeral Service of Queen Elizabeth of Great Britain II
Dutch-Moroccan Mocro Mafia leader Ridouan Taghi was arrested in 2019 and is currently in a Dutch prison.
But it is widely believed that the criminal mastermind is still pulling the strings behind bars.
De Telegraaf said fears of an attempted kidnapping or attack on the princess were sparked when authorities discovered Taghi had corresponded with one of his pals who murdered a Dutch filmmaker in 2004.
The two men sent several letters to each other containing passages from the Koran, which Dutch authorities believe may contain coded messages.
The Mocro Maffia hit the headlines in the Netherlands in July last year when prominent investigative journalist Peter de Vries was gunned down in broad daylight on the streets of Amsterdam.
Dutch-Moroccan Mocro mafia boss Ridouan Taghi was arrested in 2019 and is currently residing in a Dutch prison, but is believed to be running his gang’s operation behind bars
The Mocro Maffia made headlines in the Netherlands in July last year when prominent investigative journalist Peter de Vries (right) was gunned down in broad daylight on the streets of Amsterdam. Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte (left) was also placed under police protection last September amid concerns for his safety
At 18, Princess Catharina-Amalia (C) is known as the Princess of Orange and is the eldest of the King and Queen’s three daughters, making her the heir apparent to the throne (Princess Alexia on the left, Princess Ariane on the right)
De Vries was in regular contact with a man named Nabil B. – a former Mafia member who turned on his fellow criminals and began giving information to the authorities.
Then a few months later, in September 2021, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte was warned that he could also be a target of the Mocro Maffia and was placed under police protection.
He was not allowed to cycle in public – his main form of transportation – and was closely followed by armed police.
At 18, Princess Catharina-Amalia is known as the Princess of Orange and is the eldest of the King and Queen’s three daughters, making her the heir apparent to the throne.
She has two younger sisters, Princesses Alexia and Ariane, aged 17 and 15 respectively.