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Dman 01-28-2013 12:09 PM

This will be the first time I will see a royal inauguration. If that's what's about to happen.

principessa 01-28-2013 12:10 PM

Is it possible that nos.nl is only available in dutch areas?

Marchesina 01-28-2013 12:12 PM

Wow...I wasn't expecting this at all. I hope it's about her abdication because it would be dreadful to announce one's son death from television.
But if that's the reason I find it quite unexpected and tbh I think it's too early for WA to become King. I'm sure he's ready...but the girls are so young and they certainly still need their parents with them, not a King and a Queen.
On the other hand I think Queen Beatrix went through a lot in the past year, and I'm sure she made the best decision for her family and her country.
So, if we are talking about an abdication, I'm looking forward to see King Willem Alexander and Queen Maxima!!!

NGalitzine 01-28-2013 12:12 PM

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Originally Posted by Osipi (Post 1510033)
Which will also mean a coronation. If so and its televised or streamed on the internet, it will be the first coronation I've ever seen.

The Dutch do not have coronations. They have a formal installation of the new monarch, but that is a civil ceremony. The regalia is present but the monarch is never crowned.

Charlotte_Aster 01-28-2013 12:12 PM

you can also watch on youtube principessa. But I can watch it from Germany

crm2317 01-28-2013 12:12 PM

So is that at 6pm in the Uk?

While I can understand her reasons for wanting to abdicate if it is an abdication there is something very sad about that.

Osipi 01-28-2013 12:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by principessa (Post 1510053)
Is it possible that nos.nl is only available in dutch areas?

I have it up and running and I'm in the US.

Once again, the link: NOS Nieuws - Livestream - Journaal 24

Dman 01-28-2013 12:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by principessa (Post 1510053)
Is it possible that nos.nl is only available in dutch areas?

I'm getting the Live feed and I'm in America. So I hope the links work for you.

Ilse 01-28-2013 12:14 PM

So excited right now! I rememer so well the announcement Queen Juliana made in 1980!

Osipi 01-28-2013 12:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by NGalitzine (Post 1510056)
The Dutch do not have coronations. They have a formal installation of the new monarch, but that is a civil ceremony. The regalia is present but the monarch is never crowned.

Ah! Thanks much for correcting me on this. :biggrin:

It will still be interesting and historic.

suztav 01-28-2013 12:17 PM

What time on the east coast of the U.S.? I do have a feeling it's about an abdication and not Friso -- that's a personal issue and I can't believe she would speak publicly about so personal and tragic a subject.

I had hoped that she would serve until death. I'm not a big fan of the retirement thing for monarchs.

principessa 01-28-2013 12:17 PM

I have some problems with reaching the nos.nl-site. At my browser there is always an "Error"-Site. I am driving crazy.

ricarda 01-28-2013 12:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by NGalitzine (Post 1510056)
The Dutch do not have coronations. They have a formal installation of the new monarch, but that is a civil ceremony. The regalia is present but the monarch is never crowned.

Are foreign royals attending this installation, is this going to be a big royal event or not?

Lumutqueen 01-28-2013 12:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by suztav (Post 1510065)
What time on the east coast of the U.S.?

1:18pm I believe.

Empress Merel 01-28-2013 12:20 PM

Checking NOS, sources close to the Royal Court comfirm it's an abdication. Queen Juliana abdicated on this date in 1980.

Archduchess Zelia 01-28-2013 12:20 PM

I too think it must be an abdication though it'll be sad to see Beatrix step down, she seemed like quite a wonderful and beloved regent. I don't think I would be able to process it if QMII decided to abdicate, but then again that might be because it isn't a tradition here in Denmark, might make it a bit easier in the Netherlands. It'll be exciting to see in forty minutes if it really is an abdication.

Jacknch 01-28-2013 12:20 PM

On God no, I'm feeling very unsettled about this - whether it relates to Friso or abdiction, I'm not ready for this kind of news.

Bine221 01-28-2013 12:20 PM

It my happen that the server is exploding already.

N-TV Germany, a very serious news TV (CNN) is already announcing the abdiction news - and I think, if the PM is scheduled speaking afterwards, I think, that´s it....
BYe Bine

Übernimmt Sohn Willem-Alexander das Zepter?: Königin Beatrix dankt ab - n-tv.de

Osipi 01-28-2013 12:21 PM

On the Nos.nl livestream, its stating its about the expected abdication. Although I can't read Dutch which is what the livestream is, the actual webpage is translated into English which helps me out a lot.

I'm willing to be it is news of abdication now.

Jacknch 01-28-2013 12:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by crm2317 (Post 1510058)
So is that at 6pm in the Uk?

While I can understand her reasons for wanting to abdicate if it is an abdication there is something very sad about that.

Yes, 6pm - I think I'm going to cry


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