I don’t know … At the moment I feel like I’m not posting stuff anymore. I don’t feel like I belong here anymore. Maybe I just need a break just for a little while. Who knows.
dutch brides + the problem with the ring
Laurentien in 2001 | Maxima in 2002
Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands today opened the Netherlands Pavilion and the First World War in Doorn.
Princess Ingrid Alexandra and her cousin Maud Angelica Behn
200 Years Prinsjesdag | Den Haag | 16. September 2014
Every third Tuesday in September is Prinsjesdag (Prince’s Day), the opening of Dutch parliament. A festive day, children in The Hague are free from school so they may watch the procession of the Gouden Koets (Golden Coach). The King is driven in the Gouden Koets from Noordeinde Palace to the Ridderzaal (Hall of Knights) in the Binnenhof, which houses the Dutch Parliament.
Here the King reads the ‘Speech from the Throne’, written jointly by the Ministers and Secretaries of State. This troonrede outlines the government’s plans for the coming year. As the procession returns to the Noordeinde Palace, the road is lined with members of the Dutch Royal Armed Forces and in the afternoon the Royal Family appears on the palace balcony to address an adoring and often frenzied public (balkonscène).
The procession route runs from the Noordeinde Palace via Heulstraat, Kneuterdijk, Lange Voorhout, Tournooiveld, Korte Vijverberg, to the Binnenhof and back again. The King and his family depart from Noordeinde Palace at approximately 13.00 hrs. and then the procession begins.
The entire procession and speech are broadcast to the nation on television complete with commentary on the various hats adorning the heads of the lady guests in the Ridderzaal. The public can buy a ticket in advance for a seat in the grandstands lining the route or simply stake out a spot to stand along the route. (X)
Prince Constantijn on the red carpet during the Dutch premiere of ‘A Most Wanted Man’ at the EYE Dutch Film Museum in Amsterdam, 01 September 2014.
Prince Constantijn, Head of Cabinet of vice- president of the European Commission Neelie Kroes, opens a Centre of Data Science in the University of Leiden, 4 September 2014.