The Netherlands

King Willem-Alexander to attend Memorial Day ceremony in Margraten

The 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Netherlands will be marked by King Willem-Alexander on Sunday, 24 May. The King will visit the Netherlands American Cemeteryand Memorial in Margraten and lay the first wreath during the annual commemoration ceremony, which is held the day before Memorial Day in the United States. “Due to the outbreak of the coronavirus COVID-19, this…
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The Netherlands

King of the Netherlands says his great-grandmother failed to protect the country's Jews

King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands has publicly acknowledged that his great-grandmother Queen Wilhelmina failed to protect the country’s Jewish population during the Second World War. The Dutch King made his remarks during a historic speech at the ceremony of the Remembrance of Dead in Amsterdam yesterday. The Remembrance, usually held with a large crowd, took place in an almost…
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CoronavirusThe Netherlands

Dutch royals toast to King Willem-Alexander

The King’s Day at Home festivities ended at 4 P.M. with a national toast to King Willem-Alexander. The extended Royal Family including Princess Beatrix, Prince Bernhard and his wife Princess Annette, Prince Pieter-Christiaan and his wife Princess Anita, Princess Mabel, Prince Maurits and his wife Princess Marilène, Prince Constantijn and his wife Princess Laurentien and Prince Floris and…
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CoronavirusThe Netherlands

King Willem-Alexander kicks off King's Day at Home with heartfelt speech

King Willem-Alexander opened his live-streamed birthday speech by thanking the orchestra that played the Dutch national anthem just before. He was joined by his wife Queen Máxima and their three daughters, The Princess of Orange, Princess Alexia and Princess Ariane. He said, “How special it is that we have managed, despite social distancing, to form a unity and to be an example for many…
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