Sunday, 24 November 2013

Our World Tuesday

Arrival of the Prince of Orange in 1813

 This year we celebrate the 200th anniversary of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Every 50th year the return of the Prince of Orange, who had lived in exile in England, is shown in a grand spectacle on the beach of Scheveningen, a suburb of The Hague. We had been occupied by the troops of Napoleon from 1794-1813.


The Kingdom of the Netherlands, commonly known as the Netherlands is a sovereign state and constitutional monarchy with territory in Western Europe and in the Caribbean. The four parts of the kingdom – Aruba, Curaçao, the Netherlands, and Sint Maarten – are referred to as countries and participate on a basis of equality as partners in the kingdom

The Kingdom of the Netherlands finds its origin in the aftermath of Napoleon’s defeat in 1813. In that year, the Netherlands regained its freedom and the Sovereign Principality of the Netherlands was proclaimed with William Prince of Orange and Nassau as sovereign. Reunification with the Southern Netherlands, (roughly equivalent to what is now Belgium and Luxembourg) was decided in 1814. In March 1815, the Sovereign Prince adopted the style of "King of the Netherlands" and the Kingdom came into being.

Since 1813 until today we have had four kings and three ruling queens.


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Sylvia K said...

I always enjoy the history that you include in your posts, Wil!! Thanks for sharing! Hope you've had a great weekend and that you're ready for a new week!!

Cloudia said...

most informative, Wil

Thank you

ALOHA from Honolulu
Comfort Spiral
=^..^= <3

Jo said...

Hi I popped over here from Sylvia's post to wish you a wonderful birthday. What a blessing be able to receive and entertain your children and grandchildren in honor of your day. Greetings, Jo (Tanzania)

Roger Owen Green said...

Americans never hear this stuff. Cool.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

This is all new and interesting history to me ...and I love learning new things in this way).

The Weaver of Grass said...

I love that map Wil, it is so iformative.

Anonymous said...

Informative post and great photo ~ thanks, carol, xxx

Gary Phillips said...

Interesting post!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River.

Cynthia said...

Interesting bit of history and beautiful photo of the flag. I learned something!

eileeninmd said...

Thanks for sharing the history and this wonderful post. The 200th anniversary is a big event. Have a happy week ahead!

Kay L. Davies said...

200 years! Congratulations, Wil.
I was in Curacao many years ago, and knew about the Netherlands Antilles, but didn't realize they were equal partners in the Kingdom of the Netherlands. I like that.
Always nice to learn something new, too.
Love, K

Anonymous said...

A great slice of history.