200 Years Of The Kingdom Of The Netherlands

  December 7, 2013 at 1:42 pm by

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The celebrations to mark the 200 years of the Kingdom of The Netherlands started on Friday, November 29th. King Willem-Alexander, in the Nieuwe Kerk, received the first set of three biographies of the Dutch Kings Willem I, Willem II and Willem III.

On Saturday, November 30th King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima attended the recreation of the historic landing of Prince Willem Frederik that took place in 1813. Prince William Frederick was inaugurated as King William I of the United Kingdom of the Netherlands in September 1815. The Prince was played by actor Huub Stapel. The event took place on the beach of Scheveningen.
In the afternoon the celebrations continued in the Hall of Knights in The Hague in the presence of the King, the Queen, Princess Beatrix, Prof Pieter van Vollenhoven, the Prime Minister Mark Rutte, former Prime Ministers, the governors and premiers of Curacao and Aruba.

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Later in the evening the Royal Family attended the “Kingdom concert” at the Circustheater in Scheveningen. Usually this concert is held on December 15th, the Kingdom Day but this year was anticipated to mark the beginning of the celebrations of the two hundred years of Kingdom. Present at the event was King Willem-Alexander, Queen Maxima, Princess Beatrix, Princess Margriet and Professor Pieter van Vollenhoven, Prince Constantijn and Princess Laurentien, Princess Irene, Princess Christina, Prince Maurits and Princess Marilène, Prince Pieter-Christiaan and Princess Anita, Prince Floris and Princess Aimée, Prince Carlos and Princess Annemarie, Princess Margarita and Mr. Tjalling ten Cate, Prince Jaime and Princess Viktoria.

The celebrations for the 200 years of the Kingdom of The Netherlands will end on September 2015.
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