Dutch Royals Mark Remembrance and Liberation Days
Members of the Dutch Royal Family took part, on May 4 and 5, in the commemorations to mark Remembrance and Liberation Day.
On Thursday, Remembrance Day, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima attended a memorial service at the Nieuwe Kerk in Amsterdam to commemorate the victims of the Second World War along with the Prime Minister Mark Rutte.
Then, in the presence of members of the government, took place the wreath-laying ceremony at the National Monument in the Dam Square in memory of those who died during the World War II. Two minutes of silence were observed.
The same day, Princess Margriet, accompanied by Professor Pieter van Vollenhoven and Prince Pieter Christiaan, attended a commemorative military ceremony at the Military Cemetery Grebbeberg in Rhenen.
— RD.nl (@refdag) May 4, 2017
Today, Friday May 5 – Liberation Day, Professor van Vollenhoven was in Wageningen to attend at a traditional Liberation Defile and then he was present at a memorial service in St. John the Baptist Church. In the evening King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima were present at the traditional Liberation Day Concert on the Amstel River.Filed under The Netherlands
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