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Old 04-29-2013, 10:01 AM
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King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima, Current Events Part 1 (May 2013 - present)



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When will we get the pleasure of seeing the king and queen for their official duty as king and queen ?
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When will we get the pleasure of seeing the king and queen for their official duty as king and queen ?
This coming saturday may 4th,Remembrance Day,as we here Remember the Dead of WWII and all conflicts after during a National ceremony.TM will attend the Remembrance meeting in the Nieuwe Kerk and lay a wreath at the National Monument shortly before 20.00PM after which a two minute silence will be observed.
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This coming saturday may 4th,Remembrance Day,as we here Remember the Dead of WWII and all conflicts after during a National ceremony.TM will attend the Remembrance meeting in the Nieuwe Kerk and lay a wreath at the National Monument shortly before 20.00PM after which a two minute silence will be observed.
Nice event to inaugurate their reign. :)
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This coming saturday may 4th,Remembrance Day,as we here Remember the Dead of WWII and all conflicts after during a National ceremony.TM will attend the Remembrance meeting in the Nieuwe Kerk and lay a wreath at the National Monument shortly before 20.00PM after which a two minute silence will be observed.
A very solemn occasion for the new King and Queen consort and in stark contrast to all the recent celebrations.
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Question about Queen Consort Title

Of course, I wish many many happy and healthy years for this beautiful family (so please do not read anything into this question -- it is simply curiosity).

If Willem-Alexander abdicates I assume Maxima would revert to being a Princess. However, if he died in office (many years from now), would Maxima be the Dowager Queen?

Or would she still revert to being a princess when her daughter succeeds?
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Where is the pre- inauguration interview?
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Of course, I wish many many happy and healthy years for this beautiful family (so please do not read anything into this question -- it is simply curiosity).

If Willem-Alexander abdicates I assume Maxima would revert to being a Princess. However, if he died in office (many years from now), would Maxima be the Dowager Queen?

Or would she still revert to being a princess when her daughter succeeds?
She could, theoretically, revert if she wished to (at least, I believe she could), but she wouldn't have to.

The last Queen Consort of the Netherlands was Queen Emma, who went from being Her Majesty The Queen of the Netherlands (during her husband's reign) to Her Majesty Queen Emma of the Netherlands, The Queen Regent (during her daughter's minority) to Her Majesty Queen Emma of the Netherlands, The Queen Mother (the rest of her life).

Beatrix is not able to remain Queen anything because she was the Queen Regnant, but if Beatrix ceased to be Queen consort because her husband died she would still be a queen, just not the queen.
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An interesting article about the new life of Maxima:
Máxima der Niederlande: Sie hat jetzt 300 Bedienstete! - BUNTE
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The official portrait of King & Queen

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The new portraits of TM,Royal House website:

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Those are wonderful portraits. I love the one where the King and Queen are standing together. He looks so regal with his cape and she looks stunning, every inch a Queen. The other portrait I like is the one with them and the girls and Princess Beatrix. That is a lovely photo. Its nice to see them all together. Thank you for sharing that link.
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Oh my goodness! The new official photos are so stunning - beautifully composed and regal! The perfect king and queen!
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I just love them Lucien,all of them and will have a closer look at them tomorrow
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Absolutely beautiful portraits! One question I have though on the Act of Abdication document. Does Maxima's signature actually say Maxima? It doesn't look like it does.
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Absolutely beautiful portraits! One question I have though on the Act of Abdication document. Does Maxima's signature actually say Maxima? It doesn't look like it does.
But yes ofcourse!She signed it,as all could see her doing so After Queen then Princess Beatrix and after King Willem-Alexander.
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But yes ofcourse!She signed it,as all could see her doing so After Queen then Princess Beatrix and after King Willem-Alexander.
Thanks Lucien. Not being overly familiar with the Dutch royals up until Beatrix announced her abdication, watching Maxima signing, it looked to me as it was an entirely different name than Maxima and got me wondering.
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The king and queen attended the confirmation of his goddaughter Princess Pauline of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Hohenstein in Bad Heilbrunn, Germany.

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King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima will visit Denmark on June 25

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it's great news that they are visiting another country following their investiture. even though it's a short visit, i think it's important for them to get to know the other heads of state of neighbouring nations and have meetings with them, even though they probably know their counterparts, to be able to concentrate on "business"

i wonder what the visit will exactly entail. the official website mentions a lunch with the queen of denmark, but isn't it likely that some visits will take place?
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