King, Queen Start Dutch Caribbean Tour

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King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima are visiting Dutch Caribbean for the first time since becoming monarchs.

The King and Queen have started their first time visit Tuesday. The royal couple arrived at SXM Airport in St. Maarten Tuesday afternoon, The Daily Herald reports.

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They arrived aboard a regular Royal Dutch Airline KLM flight from Amsterdam's Schiphol International Airport to SXM Airport. Governor Eugene Holiday, his wife Marie-Louise, Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams and SXM Airport Managing Director Regina Labega greeted and welcomed the King and Queen at the airport.

The royal couple will spend a day each on St. Maarten, Saba and St. Eustatius. After spending Wednesday on St. Maarten, they will make visits to Saba on Thursday and St. Eustatius on Friday. The royals will depart for Bonaire on Saturday morning.

Ronald Plasterk, Dutch minister for home affairs and kingdom relations, is accompanying the royal couple on their Dutch Caribbean tour.