Canadian Governor-General Visits The Netherlands

  October 27, 2014 at 11:30 pm by

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima today received the Governor-General of Canada, David Johnston, in an audience at Noordeinde Palace in The Hague.

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The royal couple posed for photographs with the Governor-General and his wife Sharon, who wore a deep red dress and matching embroidered overcoat. The Queen recycled a bright pink dress with a feature hem, paired with black accessories. This meeting was followed by a meeting with the Dutch Prime Minister, Mark Rutte.

In the afternoon, the Canadian visitors were joined by Prince Maurits, the King’s cousin, when attending a commemoration service at the Canadian War Cemetery in Bergen op Zoom to remember the soldiers who died in the Battle of Scheldt. The Battle was a Canadian-led operation in the Second World War with the aim of allowing a chain of supplies to enter north-west Europe.

Prince Maurits accompanied Governor-General Johnston in his role as the King’s Aide-de-Camp Extraordinary, which allows him to represent the King at military ceremonies.

Governor-General Johnston and Mrs Johnston will next travel to Belgium for commemorations of the First Battle of Ypres and the beginning of the First World War.

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