Dutch Royals attend Remembrance & Liberation Day

  May 7, 2014 at 8:22 pm by

On May 4th and 5th, the Dutch Royals attended Remembrance and Liberation Day commemorations.

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King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima, on Sunday May 4th, were present at the memorial service at the Nieuwe Kerk in Amsterdam to commemorate the victims of the Second World War. Then in the Dam Square took place the wreath-laying ceremony at the National Monument. Two minutes of silence were observed.

On the same day, Princess Margriet, along with Prof. Pieter van Vollenhoven and Prince Pieter Christiaan, attended the commemoration at the Military Cemetery Grebbeberg in Rhenen.

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On Monday May 5th, Liberation Day, Prof. Pieter van Vollenhoven attended in the St. John the Baptist Church, at the national commemoration of the capitulations of the German. At the meeting many veterans were present.

In the evening, King Willem-Alexander, Queen Maxima, Princess Beatrix and Prime Minister Rutte, were present at the traditional Liberation Day Concert on the Amstel River. The concert is held each year in occasion of the closing celebration of National Liberation. For the occasion Queen Maxima was wearing a recycled emerald green dress that Princess Beatrix wore in 1981, during her state visit to Belgium. Queen Maxima combined the dress with a metallic-colored clutch and shoes of the Italian designer Sergio Rossi.

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