For a long time it was suspected that our princess Amalia would be present at the coronation of King Charles III. But today the RVD confirms that the whole party will not take place: King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima will attend the ceremony.
The RVD is short, but strong about it: “His Majesty the King and Her Majesty Queen Máxima will attend the coronation ceremony of Their Majesties King Charles III and Queen Camilla of the United Kingdom at Westminster Abbey in London on Saturday, May 6,” it just said. in a message from the information service. The two highnesses join this in an ever-longer list of royal confirmations.
Bea and Amalia
Incidentally, this does not mean that our Princess of Orange completely misses the festivities. She, like Grandma Beatrix, is allowed to attend a reception at Buckingham Palace the evening before the coronation. It’s so nice for Amaal: she can still go outside for a while with all the threats and security she has to endure here in the Netherlands.
Willem-Alexander and Máxima are traditionally present at the May 5 concert on the Amstel that evening. So that means packing your bags to be able to be present at the coronation the next day in full regalia!
King at the coronation
For a long time it was thought that no other kings and queens would be present at Charles’ big day. This was a tradition for a long time. For example, Juliana and Bernhard attended the coronation of King George VI and not then Queen Wilhelmina, and Bernhard was alone at the coronation of Elizabeth instead of Queen Juliana.
However, last week it became clear that this tradition too is disappearing with the fresh wind of King Charles. In addition to Willem-Alexander and Máxima, the Spanish Felipe and Letizia, among others, will attend the ceremony, and King Carl Gustaf and daughter Victoria will come to the event from Sweden. Either way, it promises to be quite a royal feast!
Source: RVD, Beau Monde Archive | Image: NL Image / BrunoPress