Thursday, 30 May 2013

The Royal Visit


Today, Wageningen witnessed one of the most historical event; The Royal Visit. One month after his coronation today King Willem-Alexander and his wife Queen Maxima stepped foot in the cobblestone pavements of the city I am currently residing, Wageningen. The newly crowned King Willem-Alexander, son of previuosly abdicated Queen Beatrix, started their visit at the 5 Mei Plein, the site where the peace signing ended the occupation of the Germans in The Netherlands in 1945. It was also as part of the 750th anniversary of Wageningen.  Naturally, the heart of Wageningen was swarmed with people from all walks of life. Steel barricades lined the street and police officers guarded the streets vigilantly. I was anxiously waiting down the street for the arrival of the royal carriage. Soon the royal couple stepped out of the royal bus (yep you heard that right, a bus) and greeted the crowd as if they were one of them. They stopped and stood at the "plein" watching performances from different schools and organizations.

King Willem-Alexander waving at the crowds

the carriage for the media. dunno why this reminds me of the night bus from harry potter

It was a brief visit and it was like a passing cloud as the carriage rolled down the cobblestones. I managed to catch a glimpse of what has happened today and I think it is enough for me. As they say, a picture is worth a thousand words. This took place during a very typical Dutch weather; overcast and windy. It could not get anymore Dutch than this. This is definitely a once in a lifetime opportunity. See you inthe next post.


1 comment:

  1. One of my dream is to visit your country! I would be excited too if I pass by them! <3


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