A few hours ago our Queen Beatrix has signed the abdication in the Royal Palace at Dam Square at Amsterdam, making place for her son, Willem-Alexander who as of that moment is our King.
In little over one hour King Willem-Alexander will take the oath in the Nieuwe Kerk and pledge his loyalty to the country and our democracy.
It’s a bit weird, in a way, because we’ve had queen’s on the throne for more than a century, but I’m pretty sure that King Willem-Alexander and his wife queen Maxíma will do a wonderful job representing our country.
One could debate whether it’s right that in our modern democracy, someone is put in such an important place simply based on birth, but on the other hand the monarchy is a strong symbol of The Netherlands and I doubt whether a president would be able to create the same sense of unity that our royals do on days like Queen’s day (King’s day from now on).
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