Official Visit to the Dutch Caribbean – Bonaire
On the fourth day of the Caribbean tour, Saturday November 16th, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima visited Bonaire. The Royal Couple arrived at 10 am from St Maarten at the Flamingo International Airport, and were welcomed by the Governor of the Island, Lydia Emerencia.
The King and the Queen started their visit in the Island attending in the Wilhelmina Square some socio-cultural events, sport demonstrations and an awareness campaign for young people to start drink more water. They also attended watersports demonstrations like kite surfing, windsurfing, and sunfish sailing. The Bonaire-born Kiri Thode, the World Champion in Freestyle Windsurfing, explained to them the sport and windsurfing activities that were demonstrated.
Afterwards, the Royla Couple visited the Foundation and Addiction Psychiatry Caribbean Netherlands (SVPCN), a foundation who gives assistance to people with addiction problems, psychiatric disorders or severe mental health problems. At lunchtime King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima were reunited with the Governor of the Island and members of the Government.
Following the lunch the program of activities for the King and the Queen continued in Rincon, situated in the North of the Island. There the Royal Couple visited “Fundashon Cocari”, an organization created on January 1982 who provides shelter and assistance to the elderly and those living in Rincon. Then the King and the Queen opened the photo exhibition “Dare to Share” at the “Jong Bonaire”, a non-profit Youth Development Center that offers programs for teens and young adults after school, in the evenings and during the summer vacations.
The last event in Bonaire was a reception held by the Governor with members of the Executive Council of the Island.Filed under Dutch Royals
Tagged Bonaire, Dutch Inauguration 2013, Health, King Willem-Alexander of The Netherlands, Queen Máxima of the Netherlands, Sport.