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lucien 10-16-2009 12:29 PM

Koninginnedag 2010, Wemeldinge and Middelburg
The title should read Koninginnedag 2010 in the Province of Zeeland .


HM The Queen and all members of the Royal Family will celebrate april 30th 2010,Queensday 2010,
in the beautifull Province of Zeeland in the town of Wemeldinge and the city of Middelburg.

It will be an oldfashioned Koninginnedag,just the security is a tad notched-up,other then that it will
be the greatest party of the year once again.

Het Koninklijk Huis


On april 29th,HM and other members of the Royal Family will unveil a monument for the victims of this years Queensday tragedy in Apeldoorn.

Empress Merel 10-16-2009 01:11 PM

Zeeland, what a surprise! But also a great location. I get this real old Dutch vibe from it.

Turkish Delight 10-16-2009 03:10 PM

lucien 02-27-2010 03:03 AM

As the Queensday Thread is still closed two months before the event takes place,the City of Apeldoorn where last years drama unfolded announced this week that Queensday 2010 will be celebrated festive yet sober.

On the eve of Queensday a monument for the victims will be unveiled.

On Queensday there will be aidworkers present at the Needle,the monument into which Karst Tates crashed his car in an attempt to attack our Royal Family,and killing so many innocent people in the proces.

Meanwhile it is clear that the village of Wemeldinge and the city of Middelburg will see a maximum security unparellelled for any event before,as was announced a while ago.No chances are left in the open,it will be all check and double-check with hundreds of police around as well as those in civil clothing of the terrorism agency and the Royal Constabulary Force.The Royal Family will be able to move about as we're used to on this day of all haydays,and mingle,chat,laugh and rejoice that we here still have this event at all and in such numbers.

lucien 03-19-2010 07:15 AM

April 29th

Her Majesty The Queen,accompanied by 16 Members of the Royal Family,will unveil a monument to commemorate the victims in Apeldoorn
of last years tragedy on Queensday.

lucien 03-30-2010 11:36 AM

From talks with Members of the Royal Family it is clear that the RF will think of the tragedy in Apeldoorn last year during the Queensday celebrations end of this month.It has not faded away,is still very much a living memory.

As said before,the RF will commemorate the victims on the evening of the 29th together with the loved ones.

Prince Willem-Alexander and Princess Máxima fe, still are in contact on a regular bases with the loved ones of the seven victims of the tragedy,they either write or visit them from time to time.

One of the other Princes stated that;"These families will always remain a part of our lives".

There was a press meeting earlyer this week on the how and what of Queensday in the province of Zeeland,and there's one thing above all:Safety First!

There will be a search policy but it's amazing and just great how everybody responds to that,there already is an immense solidarity and understanding for the extra safety meassures allthough that is up to the max,most of it will not be visible at all.

No specific details on security have been revealed not to get ideas for those who want to "put it to the test",but there will be zero tolerance for those who try to make any trouble.Also,no cars allowed in a wide circle from the city center of Middelburg or the village of Wemeldinge.

Folklore costume from the Province of Zeeland:

And the market place with the medieval town hall in the city of Middelburg:

Oh,and the Abbey in the city of Middelburg,medieval too ofcourse,and just beautifull:

You will see it all back on Queensday! :flowers:

lucien 04-28-2010 04:47 AM

Tomorrow thursday april 29th HM will unveil the monument to the memory of all the victims of the tragedy on last years Queensday.
There will be 17 members of the RF in attendance during this ceremony in Apeldoorn.


On Friday,Queensday,possibly not all members of the RF will be present at the celebrations as on friday afternoon the funeral takes place in Kleinheubach,Bavaria of Heriditary Prince Carl Friedrich zu Lowenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg who died in a racing accident.

Prince Carl Friedrich,and his father,Furst Alois zu Lowenstein was/is a dear and very close friend to HRH Princess Margriet and van Vollenhoven and Furst Alois is a godfather to His Highness Prince Maurits,who,together with Princess Marilene and Prince Pieter Christiaan attended the wedding of Prince Carl Friedrich and Princess Stefanie,who besides his spouse,leaves four children.

This to clarify the possible absence of members of the van Vollenhoven family on the day.Truly sad.


On Queensday,from noon onward to may 1st at 17.00PM,everybody can send in YouTube video's on Queensday 2010 and what it means
to you.The five winners will be invited to Noordeinde Palace and given a tour of the Royal Mews behind the Palace.No...grin..not by a Member of the RF,but by the Secretary General of HM.Think that's a great way & possibility of expressing what this day,and HM,means to each and everyone,and,a wonderfull opportunity to have a good look in the Royal Mews.

carlota 04-29-2010 01:44 PM

you can check the pictures out in PPE

PPE Agency

this looked like such a sad event...

crm2317 04-29-2010 04:42 PM


Originally Posted by carlota (Post 1075339)
you can check the pictures out in PPE

PPE Agency

this looked like such a sad event...

Such a sad event indeed. You can see it etched on the faces of all the members of the royal family. I'm sure it revives terrible memories of seeing the innocent being killed that day.

kyansaunt20 04-29-2010 08:49 PM

to see the tears on princess maxima's face is heartbreaking......this is a very sad event that will live on in the lives on the royal family forever.......i can hardly believe that it has been a year since the last queensday when the unthinkable happened.

Marengo 04-29-2010 11:57 PM

apparently prince maurits and princess marilene won't be attending queensday as they will be resent at the funerl of count carl friedrich of lowenstein wertheim rosenberg.

lilibeth77 04-30-2010 12:06 AM

I completely understand those tears from the RF, it was such a sad event that shouldn't have happened.
Marengo, where is the funeral of count carl friederich taking place?

iceflower 04-30-2010 05:09 AM

First pics of the Koninginnedag 2010!

At the moment it's still rainy!

** Pic 1 ** Pic 2 **

** belga/anp gallery ** belga 2 **

** ppe gallery **

emilieweber2004 04-30-2010 05:18 AM

The first pics are on ANP:
ANP Beeldbank

bettina 04-30-2010 05:20 AM

Too bad of the weather. Wet and chilly!
But is great to see the family out and about again.
I like Mabels outfit. It is the first time in history a royal wears a jumpsuit on queensday. The queen looks great in grey and Margriet is very elegant (nice raincoat). Don't like Maxima's coat, the model and print :ermm: but her shoes are really great! :flowers:

An Ard Ri 04-30-2010 05:33 AM

I was due to be in Amsterdam this Queen's Day but had to postpone due to a family bereavement.

emilieweber2004 04-30-2010 05:37 AM

Can we watch it live on internet?

principessa 04-30-2010 06:36 AM

The following picture is so nice: Princess Laurentien and Prince Constantijn in a very warm moment. Look at the background of the picture!

Princess Robijn 04-30-2010 06:41 AM


Originally Posted by emilieweber2004 (Post 1075555)
Can we watch it live on internet?

NOS - Koningshuis - Uitzendingen

Josette :flowers:

bettina 04-30-2010 06:42 AM


Originally Posted by emilieweber2004 (Post 1075555)
Can we watch it live on internet?

NOS Nieuws - Oranjes vieren feest in Middelburg
Some videos are already here.

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