Official portraits

Official photographs of the King are commissioned by the Government Information Service (RVD). They can be found under the heading ‘Official photographs’. An official portrait is a painting, sculpture, screen print, drawing or photograph depicting the head of state and emphasising the dignity of his office. The formal nature of such portraits emphasises the symbolic role the monarch occupies in society.

Enlarge image Official photograph King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima 2023
Image: ©RVD - Anton Corbijn
King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima, September 2023.