It was the first time a King rode in the Gouden Koets [Golden Carriage]. This carriage was built for the inauguration of Queen Wilhelmina in 1898, and after her we had Queen Juliana [since 1948] and Queen Beatrix since 1980.
King William I, II and III rode on a horse towards the houses of Parliament. kng William III died in November 1890 when his only living child, Wilhelmina, was just 10 years old. Her mother, queen Emma, ruled as regent until her daughter was 18.
Here are some photographs of todays event, click on a photo and a new page opens.
Noordeinde Palace early this morning
Meanwhile they still cleaned the stairs towards the Ridderzaal
People dressed up in a costume of Zeeland have their picture taken
While others are shot by photographers
The minister of Finance picks up his suitcase of the day
HRH Queen Maxima steps out into the rain
HRH King Willem-Alexander waves to the masses
On their way in the Gouden Koets
HRH Princess Laurentine, wife of Prince Constatijn in the Glass berliner
Driving the carriage through the Streets of The Hague
Constatijn and Laurentine have arrived at the Knights Hall
The carriage is arriving at Binnenhof, the oldest seat of pariament still in use of the world.
Getting out can be hazzardous
Greeting of the National Standard
Okay, let’s begin…
“Members of the States General…
Ökay, a job well done…
Waving to the crowd from the balcony of the work palace on Noordeinde
Finance minister shows the case with the financial report
and gives the print version to the chairwoman of the House of Representatives