Monday, 22 April 2013

ABC Wednesday, Our World Tuesday, O for Orange

Next week this time our new King will be inaugurated in Amsterdam. We don't have  crownings for our monarchy. Some people think that the crown is too big for a king's head.


The Monarchy of the Netherlands is constitutional and as such, the role and position of the monarch are defined and limited by the constitution of the Netherlands.
The constitution refers to the monarch of the Kingdom of the Netherlands as "The King". This is an indication of the role and refers equally to a man or a woman.
The Kingdom of the Netherlands has been an independent monarchy since 16 March 1815 and has been governed by members of the House of Orange-Nassau since.


Our kingdom is a young one, before that time the members of the House of Orange ruled the country as Stadtholders to begin with William the Silent.
 In office 1544–1584 He was assassinated in Delft in 1584.


Oranje wimpel
William the Silent
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Prince of Orange
Our King Willem Alexander is  a descendant of William the Silent, Prince of Orange.




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The future King Willem Alexander, his wife Princess Maxima, their three little daughters






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29 comments:

Sylvia K said...

What a wonderful and interesting post for the O Day, Wil! And what a handsome couple the royals are and lovely children! Hope you have a wonderful week! Enjoy!

Roger Owen Green said...

Orange you clever with this topic!

Leslie: said...

What an outstanding king he will be! And what a beautiful wife and children he has!

The Weaver of Grass said...

I wish your new King and his family much health and happiness Wil - I always think they seem such a happy family and they seem to have such lovely ties with our Royal Family too.

Gary said...

Great carch up on the Monarchy!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

eileeninmd said...

What a lovely family. I wish all the best to your new King! Great post, thanks for sharing. Have a happy week!

Fun60 said...

How interesting. No doubt there will be a lot of celebrating when he is declared KIng. A new chapter in the history of the Netherlands.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

How interesting! This is all new information to me. Your Royal Family is picture perfect.

This post is a perfect example of what "Our World"is meant to be ...teaching so beautifully and painlessly about a part of the world we know nothing about!

Mehroo Turel said...

Thank you for this piece of information. I did not know that Netherlands had a crown so heavy that one can't wear it?? Do u have a picture of it?
ABC Wednesday

ladyfi said...

So wonderfully interesting.

anthonynorth said...

And remember, one of the Oranges also became king of England. Married to a Stuart, William and Mary's taking of the throne led to the Glorious Revolution and the first Bill of Rights.

photowannabe said...

Congratulations on your new King. He has such a lovely family.
Thanks Wil for sharing this exciting information with us.

Marleen said...

Toepasselijke keuze voor de O voor deze week. Fijne dagen!

richies said...

Near my home is a State Park named after Queen Wilhelmina. A hotel was built on the site in 1898 and named Wilhelmina Inn in honor of Queen Wilhelmina

An Arkies Musings

Kate said...

Lovely portrait. They all look so healthy and happy in the photos, and I hope that life treats them well. Must be an terrific burden at times, but the perks probably compensate. Hope so! Kate, ABC Team

Nanka said...

When your young cricket team came here for matches they wore the bright orange outfits and were endearingly called the Orangies!!
My O - Open School

Jesh St Germain said...

Thank you for the pics we never get to see here and get the feel of a modern young royal family! I wish them the best with taking over the reign:)

MERYL JAFFE, PhD - parent, psychologist, teacher, author... said...

What a handsome family! good luck to you and your soon-to-be-new monarchs!

Norma Ruttan said...

interesting learning about other royals! quite a handsome family

Ann said...

Lovely looking royal family.
Ann

acreativeharbor.com said...

Wonderful post for O ~ fascinating to learn of your country's traditions ~ ^_^

Hildred said...

A lovely Royal family -I wish them a happy and peaceful reign.

Thank you for your kind words on my post, Wil...

LONDONLULU said...

How fascinating for O! I hope this new chapter will be a good one. (There is a Princeton myth here, that the university colors include orange because our main 1700s building - Nassau Hall - is named for William III of the House of Nassau...or Prince of Orange!:)

Mar said...

I shall be reading all about the inauguration, then :)

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Marja said...

A beautiful young family Here all the dutch come together to watch the inauguration of the King
I have to work so don't know if I can make it as it is on the other site of the city. Everything is probably already orange in Holland

Lise said...

Interesting post! I love Amsterdam, your post brings me fond memories of our last trip there:)

ChrisJ said...

I'm glad we still have monarchies. We need the past to make sense of the present and form wisdom for the future.

Shady Gardener said...

Thank you for creating this informative post. My family moved into a community of people of Norwegian descent in 1960. I also had a friend, while we were in elementary school, by the last name of Stadtlander. I am going to assume the family was originally from Norway.

Chubskulit Rose said...

I always like orange color!

OUTSTANDING

Over and over again, I am always late commenting, but, trying to catch up.
Rose, ABC Wednesday Team.