Images from the recent celebrations in the Netherlands (click to enlarge).
April 29th: The night before the abdication and investiture, Her Majesty the Queen hosted a dinner in the Rijksmuseum for several crowned heads. Willem-Alexander was dapper in black tie, and Maxima was resplendent in red and diamonds. Queen Bea wore her Diamond and Pearl Ornate Tiara, the very same tiara she wore for her wedding to Prince Claus.
April 30th: Princess Beatrix stands with the new King Willem...Read Full Story
April 30th will be a bittersweet day. We’re all looking forward to the investiture of Prince Willem-Alexander, but we will miss Queen Beatrix.
Not only will we miss Beatrix as queen, but we will miss those unmistakable hats and her glorious array of jewels. Oh, they’ll still be around, but it won’t be the same. The full-time jewel and tiara-wearing will fall to Maxima, who is sure to shine as King Willem-Alexander’s queen consort.
We know Maxima, and she’s not going to disappoint. Her hats...Read Full Story
Queen Maxima of the Netherlands wore a custom royal blue gown designed by Jan Taminiau and diamond and- sapphire encrusted tiara with drop earrings for the inauguration ceremony of King Willem Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands at New Church in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
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Dutch Abdication: What Happens Now?
Who is Who?
When Queen Beatrix signs the instrument of abdication, she will cease to be queen at that moment and will revert to the title and style of Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands, Princess of Orange-Nassau. She will be addressed as Your Royal Highness.
At that time, Prince Willem-Alexander will officially be proclaimed King. His official title will be His Majesty King Willem-Alexander, King of the Netherlands. He will be...Read Full Story
…and God love Queen Maxima!
So after months of anticipation, finally the day of Orange was upon us. With a nation appropriately decked out in the national co’Dear mother, today you relinquished the throne. 33 years moving and inspiring years. We are intensely, intensely grateful to you,’.lour, Holland innaugurated its first King since 1890.
Joining the crowds in Amsterdam were various invited heads of state and Royalty including our very own Prince Charles and Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall...Read Full Story
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