Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Dutch Inauguration: The Investiture Ceremony

The Investiture Ceremony took place at Nieuwe Kerk (New Church) in Amsterdam. Princesses Catharina-Amalia, Alexia, and Ariane wore matching blue dresses. Princess Mabel accompined the now, Princess Beatrix, who dressed in a blue dress and hat. Willem-Alexander and Maxima came a bit after them.
Princess Beatrix; Princess Mabel; Princess Alexia; Princess Catharina-Amalia; Princess Ariane
Willem-Alexander wore the, what I like to call it, Dutch Coronation Cloak/Cape (I don't know what it's officially called), he wore a simple black suit, and the Order of the Gold Lion of the House of Nassau.
Soon to be King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima
Maxima wore the Mellerio Sapphire Tiara, along with a matching brooch and earrings. She wore a sapphire blue dress, with a matching blue coat over top; both created by Jan Taminiau. She wore the Order of the Netherlands Lion.
Soon to be Queen Maxima wearing the Mellerio Sapphire Tiara and other Sapphire Jewels
The changes to the Dutch Royal Family are now, Prince Constantijn and Princess Laurentien's children are no longer in the Royal Family. Queen Beatrix is now Princess Beatrix, and is still part of the Royal Family. Willem-Alexander is now King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands. Maxima is Queen Maxima of the Netherlands. Catharina-Amalia is now, Catharina-Amalia, Princess of Orange. Princess Margriet's children (the ones that were in the Royal Family) are no longer part of the Royal Family.
Photos: MyRoyals

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