Queen Maxima and King Willem Alexander of The Netherlands attended Prinsjesdag, the official opening of Dutch parliament, at the Ridderzaal in The Hague on September 17, 2019.Embed from Getty Images
Carriage Procession – Prinsjesdag 2019
The King and The Queen were driven in the Glass Carriage from Noordeinde Palace to the Ridderzaal, which houses the Dutch Parliament. The Gold Coach used every year for Prinsjesdag is unavailable due to long running restorations.
King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima leave in the Glass Carriage to the Ridderzaal in the Binnenhof.Embed from Getty Images
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King Willem-Alexander of The Netherlands.Embed from Getty Images
Queen Maxima and King Willem Alexander.Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images
Queen Maxima wore Jan Taminiau gown with a Philip Treacy hat, and jewels from the Mellerio Ruby Parure.Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images
Prince Constantjin and Princess Laurentien
Their Majesties were joined by Prince Constantjin (The King’s brother) and his wife Princess Laurentien.Embed from Getty Images
Prince Constantijn of The Netherlands.Embed from Getty Images
Princess Laurentien and Prince ConstantijnEmbed from Getty Images
Princess Laurentien wore a pink Hardies gown with Eudia Handmade Hats by milliner Evelien Gentis-Smit.Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images
King Willem Alexander Speech
King Willem-Alexander gave a speech from the Throne and the government presented its budget for next year. Prinsjesdag is also kown as Budget’s Day.
Speech from the Throne 2019
Members of the States General,
Recently, a 96-year-old Engelandvaarder, who escaped the occupation and participated in the liberation of our country as a member of the Prinses Irene Brigade, said the following: ‘I feel a responsibility to pass the message to younger generations that you must engage in resistance if necessary.’ His name is Rudi Hemmes. As a young man this hero put his life on the line for the future of our nation. And now, 75 years later, the future is still what drives him. That is not only inspiring – it is a task we all share.
As members of the States General, you bear a special responsibility in this regard. In discharging your duties, you may feel supported in the knowledge that many are wishing you wisdom and join me in praying for strength and God’s blessing upon you.King Willem Alexander of the Netherlands
After that, the Royal Couples returned in the carriages to Noordeinde Palace and the traditional balcony scene took place and King Willem Alexander, Queen Maxima, Princess Laurentien and Prince Constantijn wave to the public from the balcony.Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images
King Willem Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands.Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images
Queen Maxima and Princess Laurentien.Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images
King Willem Alexander, Queen Maxima, Princess Laurentien and Prince Constantijn.Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images
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