State & CeremonialThe Netherlands

Dutch Queen To Abdicate Tomorrow

The 75-year-old Monarch announced her intended abdication in January and since then preparations have been underway to prepare for Prince Willem-Alexander’s accession as King. When he accedes, Willem-Alexander will become Europe’s youngest Monarch at the age of 46. He will become King Willem-Alexander (a break with being called King Willem IV, as he says as Willem-Alexander he’s…
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State & CeremonialThe Netherlands

How The Netherlands Will Get Its New King

On 30th April, Queen’s Day in the Netherlands, Her Majesty Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands will officially abdicate from the throne and will be immediately succeeded by her son and the Prince of Orange, Prince Willem-Alexander. On the 29th April, at 8 o’clock in the evening, local time, at the invitation of Her Majesty the Queen, with members of the Royal Family and other royal and…
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State & Ceremonial

The Queen's Garden Parties - Behind The Scenes

Attending one of the Queen’s Garden Parties must be a lifetime highlight for any person lucky enough to receive an invitation. But how many of those attending have ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes? Let’s take a look. Over the last 61 years, the Queen has entertained over 2 million people at her garden parties. The invitations generally go to people involved with charity or…
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State & CeremonialThe Cambridges

Queen Issues Letters Patent To Make Royal Child 'Princess' If Girl

Today, it has been announced that Her Majesty The Queen has issued a special letters patent confirming that the first child of the Duke and Duchess Of Cambridge, if it’s a girl, will be an HRH and a Princess, clearing up the confusion from the 1917 Letters Patent which would see only the eldest son (if there is one) of the Duke and Duchess hold the title of Prince. The Queen has taken the…
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