Tuesday, 4 November 2014 - 13:18
Dutch King: MH17 news a "surreal moment"
King Willem-Alexander expects that the memorial ceremony for the victims of flight MH17 will also be very emotional for him and Queen Maxima. Today at a meeting with Dutch press during his state visit to South Korea, the King said it was a "surreal moment" when he heard about the plane crash in July. He was in a cheerful mood due to the reopening of Nedcar, but that mood soon fell as it became clear how many Dutch people were touched by the disaster. Queen Maxima said that they both give support to those affected "with lots of love". According to the Queen the support for, for example, a mother who lost two children, was never too much to ask for.