THE DUTCH ROYAL FAMILY: POMP AND CEREMONY ON PRINSJESDAG

The Dutch royal family participated in the pomp and ceremony of Prinsjesdag on September 18, 2012 in The Hague, the Netherlands.  On Prinsjesdag, Queen Beatrix makes her appearance at The Hague’s Hall of Knights where she makes a speech from the throne and addresses Parliament.  She, along with Crown Prince Willem Alexander and his wife, Princess Maxima, left the Noordeinde Palace in a Golden Carriage for the Hall of Knights.  After the speech, the royal family returned to the Noordeinde Palace.  From the palace balcony, they greeted the crowds who cheered enthusiastically for them.  Photos by Getty Images.

Princess Maxima and her husband, Crown Prince Willem Alexander

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