Many Dutch people have objected to the ‘official’ song, which has since been unofficialised because of its lyrics and rap-style content.
With just 9 days to go until Prince Willem-Alexander accedes as Sovereign of the Netherlands, preparations are well underway for his investiture and new reign.
Crown Prince Willem-Alexander, 45, and his Argentine-born wife Princess Maxima will become king and queen when his mother, Queen Beatrix, abdicates on 30 April aged 75.
In an interview broadcast on Thursday, he promised to be a “traditional king” but declared he would not be a “protocol fetishist”.
The five-minute song – Koningslied in Dutch – was due to be performed in the presence of the new king and queen on the day of Willem-Alexander’s swearing-in at 19:30 (17:30 GMT).
The performance, via video-link from the Ahoy sports arena in Rotterdam, was to feature some of the Netherlands’ best-known stars including Marco Borsato and Trijntje Oosterhuis.
Despite the outcry, the song has gone straight to the top of the Dutch iTunes chart, the BBC’s correspondent says