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Re: Abdication of HM Queen Beatrix on april 30th 2013
« Reply #60 on: April 30, 2013, 09:02:06 AM »
Bedankt, Lucien, thank you for being our "reporter on the ground", so to speak. ; )

Enjoy the day!

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Abdication of HM Queen Beatrix on april 30th 2013
« Reply #61 on: May 01, 2013, 01:18:05 AM »
Bedankt, Lucien, thank you for being our "reporter on the ground", so to speak. ; )

Enjoy the day!

Thank you!...Enjoy the day was an understatement of sorts...grin...It was a perfect day in every aspect,from the ceremonies in the morning,to the Investiture in the Nieuwe Kerk to the Royal cruise through the port of Amsterdam on the IJ river and the concluding dinner & dance hosted by the PM.Plus the Millions of Dutch both here and in the Caribbean part of the Kingdom who celebrated in abundance and the most fantastic of atmosphere!!

The Speech by the King was top,the part in which he specifically thanked his mother was very moving and resulted in an applause that lasted several minutes.The gathering of Royals from across the globe was impressive,and I think they were impressed by what they've seen and saw too...And maybe get an idea of how a change on the Throne is done these days...haha....Poor dear Charles witnessed his 2nd Investiture here....The royal cruise was fantastic as on the shores of the IJ river lots of what the Netherlands is good at was on display...Also a concert by Dutch DJ Armin van Buuren with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra!!Both the King and Queen are huge supporters of both Armin and the RCO...So,so they decided then and there to make a stop and say hello to them on stage with the three Princesses...To the cheers and applause of the thousands gathered for the concert...Fantastic...Meanwhile Princess Beatrix was on board of another vessel with all the Royal guests and arrived shortly before TM at the Muziekgebouw concert hall for the party hosted by the Dutch government
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it has been an absolutely bloody marvellous day and brilliantly done in a extremely well organised scheme
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Abdication of HM Queen Beatrix on april 30th 2013
« Reply #62 on: May 01, 2013, 01:50:50 AM »
The Investiture:Royals arriving at the Nieuwe Kerk:

http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=30-04-2013%20Guests

http://www.anpfoto.nl/search.pp/eventid=1520956

HRH Princess Mabel accompanied Princess Beatrix,as you know her husband,Prince Friso,is still in coma after the accident in february last year:
The white bow on Mabels dress ,the left arm,was part of the train of her wedding dress and it was to have Friso with her yesterday.Two fabulous women!!

http://www.anpfoto.nl/search.pp?eventid=1520950

The Royal cortege with TM on its way from the Palace to the church:

http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=30-04-2013%20Arrival

HM King Willem-Alexander taking the Oath on the Constitution:

http://www.anpfoto.nl/search.pp?eventid=1520944

King Willem-Alexander and his,our, beautifull Queen Máxima leaving the church:

http://www.anpfoto.nl/search.pp?eventid=1520948

The Royal guests leaving the church again:

http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php/zoektype=2&search=30-04-2013%20Leaving
 
Some pics of the attendees and a wonderfull group photo:

http://www.anpfoto.nl/search.pp?eventid=1520938

http://www.anpfoto.nl/search.pp?eventid=1520263

The Crown Princely Couple of Japan,very welcome guests,especially as it was the first time in 7 years Princess Masako
was abroad:

http://www.anpfoto.nl/search.pp?eventid=1520939

A festive IJ River last night:

http://www.anpfoto.nl/search.pp?eventid=1521356

TM and the three girls popping-in at the concert by Armin van Buuren and the RCO:

http://www.anpfoto.nl/search.pp?eventid=1521361

A salute by F-16's of the Royal Dutch Airforce over the IJ river on a beautifull evening:

http://www.anpfoto.nl/search.pp?eventid=1521357

http://www.anpfoto.nl/search.pp?eventid=1521355

http://www.anpfoto.nl/search.pp?eventid=1521362


The day was concluded with a party hosted by the Dutch PM at the Muziekgebouw concert hall attended by all Royal guests:

http://www.anpfoto.nl/search.pp?eventid=1521368

And ofcourse our boys and girls in Kundus,Afghanistan celebrated too:

http://www.anpfoto.nl/search.pp?eventid=1521365


The party concluded late,or rather early in the morning and Princess Beatrix arrived back at the Royal Palace
Amsterdam together with her sister Princess Irene.There will be a Royal Brunch at the Palace to conclude the festivities
for the visiting Royals.

Princess Beatrix leaving the Palace after the brunch yesterday along with Renée Smith Roëll,her long time friend and confidante.
Renée's father was intandant of the Palaces when WWII started and he was executed by the Germans as he was in the resistance.
As Queen Juliana was moved to Canada per order of Wilhelmina,Renée and her mother were send along to accompany Juliana and
the two young Princesses Beatrix (1938) and Irene (1939).The two grew up together,went to the same schools and later to Leiden
University,were witnesses at each others weddings.Beatrix and Renée are the next best thing to a separated twin.Married to a Canadian
Mrs Renée Smith Roëll lives in Canada since decades.

http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=01-05-2013%20Amsterdam



From this afternoon,the Nieuwe Kerk is opened for three days for all to view the spectacular inside,with everything except the Regalia,
in place as it was yesterday.

I think everyone has had a good view and idea on how a change on the Throne can be done,and what peagantry means
when most think that's solely related to the British..no..It is not....grin..

A fantastic day and a promising start of a new Reign!


« Last Edit: May 01, 2013, 11:51:09 PM by Lucien »
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Re: Abdication of HM Queen Beatrix on april 30th 2013
« Reply #63 on: May 01, 2013, 02:13:47 AM »
Does anybody know why the new king chose to reign under the name of Willem Alexander, and not Willem IV?
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Re: Abdication of HM Queen Beatrix on april 30th 2013
« Reply #64 on: May 01, 2013, 02:40:31 AM »
According to the British papers, the new king doesn't want to be 'just a number'.

The king's 'thank you' to his mother was on BBC Radio 4 on the one o'clock news (with translation). I'm glad to say that he sounded as though he meant it, and the applause was most impressive.

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« Reply #65 on: May 01, 2013, 08:45:41 AM »
Does anybody know why the new king chose to reign under the name of Willem Alexander, and not Willem IV?


Because Willem-Alexander is his name all of his life and he didn't see a reason to change that now as
he said himself in an interview two weeks ago.Besides that,he laughingly added..;" Willem IV stands next to Bertha 38
in the meadows"... Meaning he doesn't wish to have numerals like cows..

@ Ann..The applause lasted for little over 2 minutes,it was loud,it was warm and it was meant every instant,it was beautifull.

Today HM appointed his cousin Prince Maurits as his Adjutant extraordinair while Maurits was also elevated to the
rank of Capt.-Lt of the Royal Navy.Prince Maurits is the eldest son of HRH Princess Margriet and Prof.mr.Pieter van Vollenhoven.
 
Earlyer today TM saw their last guests off after the brunch hosted by TM at the Royal Palace,Amsterdam.

http://www.anpfoto.nl/search.pp?eventid=1522145

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Abdication & Inauguration april 30th 2013
« Reply #66 on: May 01, 2013, 11:59:34 PM »
The Investiture:Royals arriving at the Nieuwe Kerk:

http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=30-04-2013%20Guests

http://www.anpfoto.nl/search.pp/eventid=1520956

HRH Princess Mabel accompanied Princess Beatrix,as you know her husband,Prince Friso,is still in coma after the accident in february last year:
The white bow on Mabels dress ,the left arm,was part of the train of her wedding dress and it was to have Friso with her yesterday.Two fabulous women!!

http://www.anpfoto.nl/search.pp?eventid=1520950

The Royal cortege with TM on its way from the Palace to the church:

http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=30-04-2013%20Arrival

HM King Willem-Alexander taking the Oath on the Constitution:

http://www.anpfoto.nl/search.pp?eventid=1520944

King Willem-Alexander and his,our, beautifull Queen Máxima leaving the church:

http://www.anpfoto.nl/search.pp?eventid=1520948

The Royal guests leaving the church again:

http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php/zoektype=2&search=30-04-2013%20Leaving
 
Some pics of the attendees and a wonderfull group photo:

http://www.anpfoto.nl/search.pp?eventid=1520938

http://www.anpfoto.nl/search.pp?eventid=1520263

The Crown Princely Couple of Japan,very welcome guests,especially as it was the first time in 7 years Princess Masako
was abroad:

http://www.anpfoto.nl/search.pp?eventid=1520939

A festive IJ River last night:

http://www.anpfoto.nl/search.pp?eventid=1521356

TM and the three girls popping-in at the concert by Armin van Buuren and the RCO:

http://www.anpfoto.nl/search.pp?eventid=1521361

A salute by F-16's of the Royal Dutch Airforce over the IJ river on a beautifull evening:

http://www.anpfoto.nl/search.pp?eventid=1521357

http://www.anpfoto.nl/search.pp?eventid=1521355

http://www.anpfoto.nl/search.pp?eventid=1521362


The day was concluded with a party hosted by the Dutch PM at the Muziekgebouw concert hall attended by all Royal guests:

http://www.anpfoto.nl/search.pp?eventid=1521368

And ofcourse our boys and girls in Kundus,Afghanistan celebrated too:

http://www.anpfoto.nl/search.pp?eventid=1521365


The party concluded late,or rather early in the morning and Princess Beatrix arrived back at the Royal Palace
Amsterdam together with her sister Princess Irene.There will be a Royal Brunch at the Palace to conclude the festivities
for the visiting Royals.

Princess Beatrix leaving the Palace after the brunch yesterday along with Renée Smith Roëll,her long time friend and confidante.
Renée's father was intandant of the Palaces when WWII started and he was executed by the Germans as he was in the resistance.
As Queen Juliana was moved to Canada per order of Wilhelmina,Renée and her mother were send along to accompany Juliana and
the two young Princesses Beatrix (1938) and Irene (1939).The two grew up together,went to the same schools and later to Leiden
University,were witnesses at each others weddings.Beatrix and Renée are the next best thing to a separated twin.Married to a Canadian
Mrs Renée Smith Roëll lives in Canada since decades.

http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=01-05-2013%20Amsterdam



From this afternoon,the Nieuwe Kerk is opened for three days for all to view the spectacular inside,with everything except the Regalia,
in place as it was yesterday.

I think everyone has had a good view and idea on how a change on the Throne can be done,and what peagantry means
when most think that's solely related to the British..no..It is not....grin..

A fantastic day and a promising start of a new Reign!




Some more pics of the guests attending the Dinner & ball hosted by the PM to conclude the Inauguration festivities.

http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=30-04-2013%20Sail

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