The Investiture:Royals arriving at the Nieuwe Kerk:http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=30-04-2013%20Guestshttp://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=1520938http://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
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=1521357http://www.anpfoto.nl/search.pp?eventid=1521355http://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!