Dutch Royal Family Mark Remembrance and Liberation Day
On May 4th and 5th, members of the Dutch Royal Family took part in the celebrations to mark Remembrance and Liberation Days.
Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima, on Wednesday May 4th, Remembrance Day, attended a memorial service at the at the Nieuwe Kerk along with the Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte.
Later the Royal Couple attended the national commemoration held at the Dam Square where took place the wreath-laying ceremony at the National Monument at the presence of members of the Government.
During the same day, Princess Margriet accompanied by Prof. Pieter van Vollenhoven and Prince Pieter-Christian attended the commemoration at the Military Cemetery Grebbeberg in Rhenen.
On Thursday May 5th, Liberation Day, Prof. Pieter van Vollenhoven attended a memorial meeting in the St. John the Baptist Church in Wageningen.
In the evening King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima, together with the Prime Minister Mark Rutte, were present at the traditional Liberation Day Concert on the Amstel River that close the celebrations of the National Liberation. Performers of the concert were the rapper Ali B, Paul de Minnik, a Dutch comedian, actor and singer, Hadewych Minis, a Dutch actress and singer and the cast of the musical “De Tweeling”.
The Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Markus Stenz, played songs like Heroes by David Bowie, Black and White by Frank Sinatra and parts of West Side Story.Filed under The Netherlands
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