29 April 8pm – Dinner at the newly reopened Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam hosted by Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands. 30 April 10-10.30am – Abdication of Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands in the Mozeszaal of the Royal Palace in Amsterdam. 10.30-10.50am – Appearance of the new King and Queen with their daughters, and Princess Beatrix, on […]
I am really looking forward to the investiture of the Prince of Orange as King of the Netherlands on Tuesday. I can’t remember much of 30 April 1980, when his mother Beatrix became our Queen, as I was only 6 1/2 years old. And let’s be honest in about 30 years, when Princess Amalia hopefully […]
Wednesday 17 April at 8.30pm (local time). The Dutch channels NOS (Nederland 1) and RTL4 broadcasted THE interview with the future King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima of the Netherlands. Moderators Rick Nieman and Mariëlle Tweebeeke talked with the couple about their future as King and Queen.
Found a few more songs in connection with the investiture of King Willem-Alexander on 30 April. De Kroningsclip of the 3Js. Sounds OK, and the videoclip is really cute. Ronnie Tober and René Riva honour Queen Beatrix, who is to abdicate on 30 April with a song called “Dank u, Majesteit”. Ronnie Tober also changed […]
The national committee inauguration last week said there will be a “Konigslied” (king’s song) written on the occasion, and as many people as possible should sing it on a special choosen moment on 30 April, the day Queen Beatrix will abdicate. But you wonder if it is necessary at all to spend any money on […]
Usually I wouldn’t even have thought about it. But with the Queen having announced her abdication on Monday, it just occured to me on Thursday that I was actually celebrating my 33th anniversary as a royalty watcher. I am not quite sure whether that was the real starting date, but I think so. On 31 […]
Although I knew one day it would happen, it still came as quite a surprise. On Monday 28 January Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands announced that she is to abdicate on 30 April 2013. Just after 5pm I received the message that the Queen would hold a speech on television and that more information about […]