The Netherlands Embassy in London, United Kingdom

The Royal Succession

30 April 2013

On 30 April, to mark the abdication of HM Queen Beatrix and the accession to the Dutch throne of HRH Prince Willem-Alexander, the Prince of Orange, a number of Dutch clubs and organisations in London have planned a day of activities at the Dutch Centre.

On 30 April, to mark the abdication of HM Queen Beatrix and the accession to the Dutch throne of HRH Prince Willem-Alexander, the Prince of Orange, a number of Dutch clubs and organisations in London have planned a day of activities at the Dutch Centre, Austin Friars.

Participating organisations include the Dutch Centre, Neerlandia, the Anglo-Netherlands Society, de Cirkel, Dutch City Lunches, the Dutch Church, NL Borrel London, the Netherlands Benevolent Society/Koning Willem Fonds, the Oranjebal Committee, and the London branches of the three Dutch political parties, the VVD, PvdA and D66.

Guests will be able to follow live coverage of the events in Amsterdam on widescreen televisions.

Breakfast will be served from 8.30 till 10am, and lunch from 12 noon till 2.30pm. Other food and drinks will also be on sale throughout the day.

There will also be a separate programme of activities organised for children.

The evening party will start at 6.30pm and end at 9.30pm. There will be live music and I will give the traditional Queen’s Day speech at 7.30pm.

I am very pleased that the Dutch community has taken the initiative to organise these festivities. Other Dutch organisations are welcome to participate. Please contact Birte Geesink at the Dutch Centre at birte.geesink@dutchcentre.com.

I look forward to seeing you all on 30 April!

Laetitia van den Assum, Ambassador