King Willem-Alexander & Queen Máxima Of The Netherlands Celebrate Prince's Day — See Photos Of Their Well-Decorated Thrones!
A special moment! King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima of the Netherlands celebrated Prinsjesdag — a.k.a. Prince's Day — on Tuesday, September 21, by mingling with others and sitting on their thrones.
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The King looked dapper in a suit, while his wife wore a red hat, red top and floral skirt.
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"It's Prince's Day! The First Chamber and the Second Chamber will meet today in the United States General Assembly to open the new working year," a caption read on Instagram. "The King delivers the Throne Speech in the Grote Kerk in The Hague. Watch live — watch from 12.30 pm via NPO 1."
"King Willem-Alexander, Queen Máxima, Prince Constantijn and Princess Laurentien arrive at the Grote Kerk in The Hague. The King pronounces the Throne Speech there," another message read via Instagram.
"Long live the king🙌❤️," one person wrote, while another added, "Beautifully decorated 👌👌👌👌."
A third user stated, "I wish you all a wonderful day !!"
"Prinsjesdag (Prince's Day or Budget Day) represents the start of the new parliamentary year on which the reigning monarch of the Netherlands addresses a joint session of the Dutch Senate and House of Representatives in the Grote Kerk in The Hague," a description of the holiday reads. "Prinsjesdag or Prince's Day is held every year on the third Tuesday in September. It is an important day in Dutch politics because His Majesty the King reads the Speech from the Throne that outlines the government policy for the year ahead."
"Prinsjesdag is more than a political and economic event, however. It has great ceremonial significance. Prior to the Speech from the Throne a royal procession moves from Noordeinde Palace to the Ridderzaal in The Hague. The King waves to the people from the Golden Coach. It is a happening that has thousands of people lining the route," the note continues.
However, since COVID-19 is still a problem in the world, there is no audience, and there will be no traditional driving tour.