Willem-Alexander & Máxima Visit Antarctica
The Prince of Orange and Princess Máxima are currently on an expedition to Antarctica, as part of the Dutch branch of International Polar Year. The expedition was planned by Dutch scientists after Queen Beatrix expressed an interest in knowing more about the effects of climate change on the globe, and in particular, the North and South Poles.
Willem-Alexander and Máxima began their trip on February 4, when they flew to Chile to learn more about the project. The pair arrived in Antarctica two days later, and are staying with the British Research Station in Rothera. During their stay, Willem-Alexander and Máxima have attended a diving demonstration, camped overnight in a tent on a glacier and flew over several research locations on Adelaide Island.
To read more about this trip, please visit this thread.Filed under Dutch Royals
Tagged Antarctica, Climate Change, International Polar Year, King Willem-Alexander of The Netherlands, Queen Máxima of the Netherlands.