King and Queen of Netherlands to make state visit to UK

The King and Queen of the Netherlands are to travel to the UK for a state visit in October, Buckingham Palace has announced.

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima will spend two days in the UK after accepting the Queen's invitation to travel to London.

They will stay at Buckingham Palace from October 23-24.

The British royal family are related to many of Europe's royal houses and they have similar ties with Dutch royalty.