TIL in 1986, the 18-year-old Prince of Orange Willem-Alexander participated in the 120 mile long ice skating tour known as ‘Elfstedentocht’. He entered under the pseudonym ‘W.A. van Buren’, and managed to finish the tour that passes 11 historic cities in the Dutch province of Friesland.

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  1. As a Belgian ive always been kinda jealous of our neighbors king. He comes across as really funny and quirky. Just by looking at him now you know he makes the worst best dad-jokes. Meanwhile our king is just a boring, reserved gray mouse that has a permanent look of disapproval and disappointment on his face.

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