Canadian Governor-General Visits The Netherlands
King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima today received the Governor-General of Canada, David Johnston, in an audience at Noordeinde Palace in The Hague.
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.Filed under The Netherlands
Tagged Audience, Canada, Governor-General Johnston of Canada, King Willem-Alexander of The Netherlands, Military, Official Visit, Prime Minister Rutte of the Netherlands, Prince Maurits of Orange-Nassau, Queen Máxima of the Netherlands, World War II.