The coronation in Amsterdam

Prince Willem-Alexander became king of April 30 - as soon as the Royal Palace, his mother, former Queen Beatrix has already signed the documents of abdication. As expected, the formal part of the coronation was followed by a solemn ceremony held in the palace located next to the new church, built back in the 15th century. There Prince Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands swore allegiance to the Constitution and, of course, the people of the country. An important event was attended by members of royal families from around the world. And after the newly-born monarch came out with her mother on the balcony of the royal palace and greeted the participants of the Dutch, who were waiting for deeds of this very historic event. Therefore, after the end of the official part of most people indulge in the fun and the traditional festivities. Moreover, the day on which the crown still has coincided with the national holiday - the Day of the Queen.

Great granddaughter of Emperor Paul I, Beatrix Wilhelmina Armgard was born in Baarn 31 January 1938. During World War II, the royal family moved to the United Kingdom, and after the Canadian Ottawa. They returned to the Netherlands in August 1945.

Beatrix Barnsky graduated from high school and then entered the University of Leiden, where he studied economics, sociology and public administration. There she defended her thesis on the legal sciences.

In 1965, Beatrix announced the engagement to the German diplomat Claus von Amsberg. And after her marriage was approved by the two chambers of the Dutch parliament, and future husband got the citizenship of the kingdom, the wedding took place.

On the throne Beatrix Wilhelmina Armgard came in 1980, in April. Before that, her mother Juliana abdicated. As a result, the board Beatrix became the third female in the history of the reign of the kingdom since 1890. So it was that the entire 20th century in the Netherlands ruled the only women - a sort of Dutch matriarchy.

Since 1981, the royal family reside permanently in an old mansion Hayes-ten-Bos on the outskirts of The Hague, and the palace is the official residence of Nordeynde. Board Beatrix came the most peaceful in the history of the kingdom, even though not all the Dutch monarch personality caused only positive emotions. So in April 2009 in the town of Apeldoorn on Queen was even assassinated one unemployed tried to ram the vehicle bus, which at the time were Beatrix and her son Willem-Alexander and his wife. But the car drove past the bus and crashed into a crowd of spectators. As a result of the assassination among the people were the victims and injured.

Willem-Alexander Claus George Ferdinand, Prince of Orange, Prince of the Netherlands, Prince of Orange-Nassau, Mr van Amsberg was born April 27, 1967. His historical education. He is Commander of the Order of Orange House, home of the Order of the Golden Lion of Nassau, the German Order of St. John and the Swedish Order of the Seraphim, included in the State Council, and also has membership in the IOC. He is married to Argentine Maxim Sorregete, they have three daughters.

It should still be noted that among the subjects of the new king was fixed a little ambiguous reputation: a few years ago Willem-Alexander Dutch dubbed "Prince of Pilsen" because of his addiction to beer.
In the Netherlands, the king - is the head of state and chairman of the State Council. Monarchist authority is to "three rules of the King": to advise, to warn and encourage.

It should still be noted that the ceremony was not invited to the coronation of Princess Maxima's father Jorge Sorregeta, wife of Willem-Alexander. The fact that he held the post of Minister of Agriculture, during the reign of the junta in Argentina in 70-80 years. Because of this controversial past is not the father of the princess was awarded and invitations even on his daughter's wedding in 2002.

Willem-Alexander became the youngest monarch of modern Europe. He just turned 46 years old. A former Queen Beatrix will now get the title of princess.

Princess Maxima and Prince Willem-Alexander

Three of their daughter - Alexis, Amalia Ariana

Guests of the ceremony:

Crown Prince Felipe and Crown Princess Leticia

In my opinion a very beautiful royal couple.

Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary

Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel

Crown Prince Haakon and Mette-Marit kroprintsessa

Crown Prince Philippe and Crown Princess Mathilde

Crown Prince Naruhito and Crown Princess Masako

Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla

Prince Guillaume and Princess Stephanie

Princess Lalla Salma

Very beautiful emerald green dress that goes especially red hair.

Sheikha Mozah

Immediately remembered the tales of "The Thousand and One Nights»

Prince Alois and Princess Sophie


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