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Princess Robijn 01-30-2013 06:40 AM

Inauguration of King Willem-Alexander & Reception: April 30, 2013

The Coat of Arms of the Kingdom of The Netherlands

The inauguration of King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands


This thread will be opened following the abdication of Queen Beatrix on 30 april 2013. Until then, please use the thread Abdication of Queen Beatrix & Inauguration of Willem-Alexander; Suggestions & Musings.

Thanks and happy Posting!

lucien 04-17-2013 05:02 PM

As all appropriate threads are still closed i would suggest to open them as an enormous amount of information is coming on as of now and it's easy to otherwise loose the overview.

I had to post this here as the thread is still closed.

Cortege for the Inauguration of His Majesty King Willem-Alexander from the Royal Palace to The Nieuwe Kerk,and back:

First cortège

Members of the States General and Members od the ASC States,i.e. Aruba,St.Maarten and Curacao

Second cortège

Members of the Council of Ministers of the Kingdom

Third and main cortège


Sergeant-major of the Royal Marines R.V.van Balen
Sergeant-major of the Royal Marines T.A.J.Jetten

Herauten van Wapenen

Professor Dr.R.H.Dijkgraaf
Mrs.dr.R.V.M.Jones - Bos
Mrs.T.E.G. van Grunsven

Koningen der Wapenen / Kings of Arms

General van Uhm

Master of Ceremonies of His Majesty The King:

Drs.W.N. Cosijn

Members of the Court of HM:

Mr.A.J.Leeuwenburg,Private Secretary
Mrs.Drs.J.F.Zaaijer,Personal Advisor

General-Major H.Morsink,Adjutant-general

Mr.E.W. van Veen,Chamberlain
Mr.S.A.M. Klein Schiphorst,Maréchal du Court

Mr.E.H.V. Dahmen,Intendant of the Royal Palaces
Colonel G.E.Wassenaar,Master of the Royal Mews

Drs.Ph.C.B.Maarschalkerweerd,Director Royal House Archives
Drs.E.F. Verwael,2nd general secretary

Mrs.Mr.Drs.Tazhib-Lie,Private secretary
Drs.J.A.Klarenbeek,Private secretary

Bearer of the Stature of the Kingdom of The Netherlands
HE Professor Mr.J.M.Saleh

Bearer of the Dutch Constitution
ZE Mr.H.D. Tjeenk Willink

Bearer of the Sword of State
HE General T.A. Middendorp,Commander of the Dutch Forces

Escorting the Sword of State
Captain of the Royal Marines A.Mulders
Captain of the Royal Airforce S.Have

Banners and Standards

Banner of the Eskadron
Captain-Lt. of the Royal Navy A. van der Sande

Banner of the Regiments Grenadiers and Hunters
Lt-Colonel L.A.W. Schreurs

Banner of the Royal Airforce
Lt-Colonel M.Duyvesteijn

Standard of the Royal Constabulary Force,
Lt-Colonel F.C.M.Rippens

Standard National Police
Commisioner of Police S van Zanten

Grand Master of His Majesty the King
ZE Drs.M.Hennis

HM The King and HM Queen Máxima

Bearers of the Royal Mantle

Lt-Colonel P.M.G.Lukken
Capt-Lt. of the Royal Navy S.M.Oost
Lt.-Colonel A.J.M.Wertenbroek
Lt.-Colonel S.A.R.Riedstra

Grand Mistress of the Court of His Majesty The King
HE Mrs.Martine van Loon Labouchère

Ladies in Waiting

Mrs.Drs.O.A. Gaarlandt - van Voorst van Beest
Mrs M.L.A. Baroness van Zuylen van Nyevelt - den Beer Poortugael

Operational Commanders

HE Vice-Admiral M.J.M. Borsboom,Commander of the Royal Navy
HE Lt.-General M.J. de Kruif,Commnader of the Royal Dutch Army
HE Lt.-General A.Schnitger,Commander of the Royal Dutch Airforce
HE Lt.-General J.A.J.Leijtens,Commander of the Royal Constabulary Forces
HE Chief Commisioner of the Police Force Mr.G.L.Bouman,Chief of the National Police Corps


Marengo 04-30-2013 06:31 AM

The guests will arrive around 13;30.

kathia_sophia 04-30-2013 06:34 AM

Its almost time, just 2 hours to go!

An Ard Ri 04-30-2013 06:51 AM


Originally Posted by Marengo (Post 1545756)
The guests will arrive around 13;30.

Amsterdam time?

That's an hour ahead of me,so for the UK/Eire its 12.30pm

Jacknch 04-30-2013 06:59 AM

I think I'll start watching at 12.00pm UK time just to make sure! It's nice they've given us a couple of hours break ;) I've done loads of things since the balcony scene LOL!

Charlotte_Aster 04-30-2013 07:51 AM

The Koninklijk Huis has also updates the website:
Wie is wie - Het Koninklijk Huis

ARD is back with the live feed.

Jacknch 04-30-2013 08:05 AM

Guests are starting to leave the palace to walk to the church now!

lucien 04-30-2013 08:10 AM


Originally Posted by Marengo (Post 1545756)
The guests will arrive around 13;30.

Guests arriving:

The church looks stunning with the abundance of flowers,the chairs for the Princesses,the Throne chairs,all of it!

Charlotte_Aster 04-30-2013 08:17 AM

Is the dress code white tie? I'm a bit confused now..

NOS is reporting that Maxima will wear the same tiara Beatrix wore in 1980:

Diadeem uit 1980

Koningin Máxima draagt bij de inhuldiging het zelfde diadeem als Beatrix in 1980. Vandaag 33 jaar geleden werd zij ingehuldigd als koningin.
Here's a pic of the "thrones":

liv 04-30-2013 08:31 AM

Then it will be the Pearl Button Tiara
Google-Ergebnis für

Charlotte_Aster 04-30-2013 08:31 AM

Just saw Camilla, looks like she is wearing feathers on her head.
HGDss Stephanie and Guillame arrive. Stephanie in salmon.
Sarvath in purple and looking lovely.
Mathilde in bright pink.
MM is continuing her tradition of not wearing proper hats but headbands.

Also the first cortege is arriving.

liv 04-30-2013 08:33 AM

Yes Camilla in light blue with feathers....
So royal guest won´t wear tiara

Stephanie in peach

Mathilde in pink

Letizia in grey

Nico 04-30-2013 08:37 AM

Royal ladies in court dress.
Interesting ...

Dman 04-30-2013 08:38 AM

Camilla look very good in her Victorian Order. Please tell me who dressed Stephanie?

An Ard Ri 04-30-2013 08:39 AM

Just saw Letizia,Mary and Victoria they all look amazing!

Elenath 04-30-2013 08:39 AM

Princess Masako did come.. Good for her.

Charlotte_Aster 04-30-2013 08:40 AM

I'm just glad Letizia isn't wearing her safety pin, but a proper brooch!


Also, where can I find a caftan?

Nico 04-30-2013 08:41 AM

The dress code is spectacular. We should see it more often ...

Awww Masako :)

princess carmen 04-30-2013 08:43 AM

Who ever dressed Stephanie I wish they hadn't.

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