Official Visit to the Dutch Caribbean – Curacao
After a day’s break, the Caribbean tour continued in Curacao where on Monday November 18th, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima started a two day visit. The King and the Queen were welcomed in the Government Square by the Governor of Curacao, Lucille George-Wout.
After the inspection of the guard of honor by the King, the Royal Couple went to the Parliament where they met the Prime Minister Ivar Asjes and the Council of Ministers. The King and the Queen then visited the “Marnix College” in Rio Canario where they attended at musical performances and sporting entertainment. In Otrabanda, a district, the Royal Couple took a walk, met the enthusiastic people gathered to greet them and admired the many pieces of architecture.
In early afternoon the King and the Queen visited the “Future School” and the University of Curacao where they attended at roundtables with students from all the five faculties. At the “Carmabi” (Caribbean Research & Management of Biodiversity Foundation) the Royal Couple attended the opening of the new building, visited the exhibition on the occasion of the opening of the new building and unveiled a plaque.
The first day in Curacao ended with a party in Brionplein. The King and the Queen attended a cultural evening of dance and music.
The King and the Queen started the second and last day in Curacao, on Tuesday November 19th, visiting the local fishermen’s village at West Point. Then the Royal Couple went to the “Museum Tula”, where they were welcomed by the management of the museum who explained to them the history of slavery in Curacao.
In the neighborhoods of Soto and Montaña, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima met the residents. In the afternoon the King and the Queen visited an exhibition in Fort Church. The visit in Curacao ended in the evening with a reception at the Governor’s Palace with the presence of members of the Government.Filed under The Netherlands
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