Kingsday not on Sunday.
Today we celebrate Koningsdag( kingsday) for the first time. Last year Queen Beatrix abdicated in favour of her son Willem Alexander. His birthday is on 27 April, so we should celebrate on the 27th. This year, however, we can't do that because it is on a Sunday . Celebrating this day together, united as a nation is important for all. The weather helped to strengthen this feeling of togetherness and fraternization.
|Princess Beatrix, mother of the King.|
|The King and Queen with the mayor of the town.|
Kingsday is a public holiday, which will be celebrated enthusiastically throughout the Netherlands. I took some photos of the celebrations in one of the two towns to be visited by the royal couple and their relatives, including our former queen, (now Princess Beatrix), which I saw on TV.
The royalties made a tour by boat through the canals of the Rijp ( in the province of North -Holland.)