Prince Willem-Alexander And Princess Máxima Visit Victims’ Families

  May 5, 2009 at 4:05 pm by

Prince Willem-Alexander and Princess Máxima of The Netherlands visited the families of four of the six people who died at the Apeldoorn tragedy on April 30th. The prince emphasized to the families that he visited them on behalf of the entire royal family. This way the royal family again shows their support for the victims of the Queen’s Day car crash.

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According to newspaper ‘Telegraaf’ a sister of one of the victims called the visit ‘heart warming’. ‘They stayed for one hour with us, one of the first things the prince said after he entered was how the royal family is sympathizing with us all’. The woman also says that the atmosphere was not formal at all and that they were able to share their stories with the princely couple. Her family appreciated the gesture: ‘it is obvious that they are very involved, it felt like a warm blanket’.

After they visited the four families the princely couple went to Apeldoorn, where they went to the Canadian war monument. The monument is across the street from the place where the accident happened and people placed their flowers commemoratic the incident there. Prince Willem-Alexander and Princess Máxima also put some flowers there, according to some reports.

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