Dutch royals spend some family time in Cusco


Three generations of royalty were photographed while sightseeing in Cusco.

Dutch royals spend some family time in Cusco

(Photo: Andina/Percy Hurtado Santillan)

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands were seen having fun with their kids while visiting numerous archaeological and cultural sites in Cusco, Peru.

During their stay in the Inca Empire’s capital city of Cusco, the Dutch monarchs toured archaeological vestiges of Machu Picchu, Sacsayhuaman, the Sacred Valley of the Incas and, of course, Cusco’s historic center.

The royal family, including the king and queen, their daughters and the king’s mother, former Queen Beatrix, arrived in Cusco on Sunday noon local time (17:00 GMT) along with a 19-person delegation and private security personnel, as part of a trip intended to enjoy the city’s tourist sites, its culture, people and traditional food.

Besides their own security guards, Peruvian police and tourist police also did their best to make sure their peace was not disturbed by nothing and no one.

However, they were photographed by journalists and curious people at all times while getting to know different parts of the city, as shown in the photo above.

The royal delegation left the hotel at 10:10 local time (15:10 GMT) and headed to the Alejandro Velasco Astete International airport in Cusco for a scheduled commercial flight back to Lima, capital of Peru.

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