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Old 05-14-2013, 10:13 AM
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King Willem-Alexander at his workplace:

Koning Willem-Alexander in zijn werkkamer - Het Koninklijk Huis

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Some more on ANP:

https://www.anpfoto.nl/search.pp?eventid=1539862

He has a lot of family photos on his desk, and one with Nelon Mandela. I wonder what the flag with autographs is all about. It seems that this is still his old office. On one of the walls is a famous painting of Queen Beatrix by Märthe Röling.

Edit: the flag is a gift from Astronaut André Kuipers who took it with him in space. The signatures are of Kuipers and the rest of his team.
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Today, King Willem-Alexander attended the opening of the renovated Ministery of Defence, the Plein-Kalvermarktcomplex, in The Hague, May 15, 2013.
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Here are some more pics of the opening:


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** zimbio/gettyimages: King Willem-Alexander Of The Netherlands Opens New Ministry Of Defence **
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Nice to see that former PM Piet de Jong attended too! Let's hope that the megalomanic lion was only there for the opening.
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Today, King Willem-Alexander attended the opening of the renovated Ministry of Economic Affairs in The Hague, May 22, 2013.
In 2001 the renovation started with the use of energy-saving and environmentally friendly materials.
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King Willem-Alexander at his workplace:

Koning Willem-Alexander in zijn werkkamer - Het Koninklijk Huis

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Yes I do too,lots of wonderful photos as well as modern gadgets on His Majesty's desk!
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Some more pics of today's opening can be found here:



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King Willem-Alexander attended the celebrations for the 20th anniversary of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) in Den Haag today, May 27, 2013.



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King Willem-Alexander has opened the Court of Appeal Arnhem Leeuwarden today, May 31, 2013.



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King Willem-Alexander received Dutch politician Anouchka van Miltenburg and Dutch politician Fred de Graaf in his office at the Noordeinde Palace on June 6, 2013.



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King Willem-Alexander received Dutch politician Anouchka van Miltenburg and Dutch politician Fred de Graaf in his office at the Noordeinde Palace on June 6, 2013.



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They are not just politicians,but the Chair of the Second Chamber and the Chair of the Senat respectively.
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King Willem-Alexander visited Motorcycle Support Nederland in Goirle today, June 11, 2013.



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Afterwards Willem-Alexander visited the Neighborhood Vegetable Green Forest in Tilburg, a project of the Oranje Fond.



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King Willem-Alexander visited the Generation Garden in Den Haag today, June 18:



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And he made a visit to Forsa!, a project for social reconstruction and rehabilitation in Den Haag:



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King Willem-Alexander attended the togetherness-day of the Royal Navy in Den Helder today, June 20. This day is dedicated to the celebration of the 525th anniversary of the Navy and also marks the start of the joint event Sail / Navy Days Den Helder.




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In a new uniform I see. I am confused now, I thought he wouldn't wear uniforms anymore, hence the suit at the inauguration. It was said that a member of the government can not be a member of the army, hence he can not wear a uniform. But apparently that story was incorrect.
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I thought the same, that he was no longer allowed to wear uniforms but apparently he he can just not be a serving member of the armed forces so he can wear a uniform if it has royal insignia rather than rank insignia on. So teh Dutch Ministry of Defence says on
King will retain close relationship with armed forces | Ministry of Defence

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Because of his close relationship with the armed forces, the King will continue to wear his uniform at special ceremonial occasions. The rank insignia will be replaced by a Royal Insignia."
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Thanks for looking that up, I suppose that solves the puzzle. So basically it is a ceremonial uniform and not a real one. It is nice that the king made this gesture, since he has always shown great interest in the armed sources. When prince Bernhard died(and perhaps before that), it was usually WA who went to special commemorations, events etc. of the army.
I wonder if the çeremonial occassions where WA will wear these uniforms will only be related to the military or also at events like Prinsjesdag and state visits. We will see that soon enough I guess.
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