Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Netherlands: Solemnization of King Willem-Alexander

And today a new reign begins in The Netherlands!

Her Majesty Queen Beatrix, on the throne since 1980, abdicated earlier today. She becomes Princess Beatrix in retirement. Her eldest son, the Prince of Orange, became today HM King Willem Alexander of The Netherlands. His eldest daughter, Princess Catharina-Amalia, becomes the new Princess of Orange.

Here are some images from the solemnization (inhuldiging) of the new Dutch monarch.

May He have a successful and long, peaceful reign!

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