Official Visit to the Dutch Caribbean – Aruba
The sixth and last stop of the Caribbean tour was in Aruba. Arriving in Oranjestad, the capital of Aruba, on Wednesday November 20th, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima were welcomed by the Governor, Fredis Jose Refunjol, and the Prime Minister, Mike Eman.
After the inspection of the guard of honor by the King, the Royal Couple attended a reception held by the Government with the presence of the Councile of Ministers and other members of the Government.
In the afternoon the King and the Queen went to San Nicolas, a city in the South of Aruba, where they attended a meeting about the future of the youth. The first day in Aruba ended with a party on the beach in Bushiribana.
On Tuesday November 21th, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima started their second and last day in Aruba by attending a sporting event for all the children from elementary schools at the “Guillermo Trinidad” stadium.
In the afternoon the Royal Couple was present at the launch of the “Youth Opportunities in the Caribbean”, a project run by the “Oranje Fonds”. The purpose of the project is to support young people, who leave school early, in achieving a qualification. King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima are patrons of the “Oranje Fonds”.
The last event of the visit in Aruba was an evening reception held by the Governor.Filed under The Netherlands
Tagged Aruba, Children, Dutch Inauguration 2013, Education, King Willem-Alexander of The Netherlands, Queen Máxima of the Netherlands, Sport, The Oranje Fonds.