King Willem-Alexander, Queen Maxima and Princesses Amalia, Ariane and Alexia arrive in Zwolle for the King's Day 2016 festivities (Photo: Koninklijk Huis) - Source: King Willem-Alexander, Queen Maxima and Princesses Amalia, Ariane and Alexia arrive in Zwolle for the King's Day 2016 festivities (Photo: Koninklijk Huis) at
Wednesday, April 27, 2016 - 14:45
Sun shines on Zwolle as royal family drops in for King's Day
Zwolle was lucky enough to have some sunshine on Wednesday as the royal family dropped in to take part in the city's King's Day festivities. King Willem-Alexander, Queen Maxima and all three their daughters participated in the program the city organized to celebrate the King's 49th birthday. The royal family was greeted by Zwolle Mayor Henk Jan Meijer on the Nieuwe Haven bridge around 11:00 a.m. Then followed a four part program which included a cultural-history exhibition, a parade, a sports presentation and a boat trip on the city's canal. The royal family seemed to enjoy the entire entrancing program. At one point King Willem-Alexander looked up to the press, as if in surprise, and said: "Hi, are you here too?". But the highlight for princesses Amalia, Arianne and Alexia was clearly the closing performance by rapper Typhoon. Even princess Alexia, who hurt her leg in a skiing accident in February, showed her moves - dancing and clapping with her family to the music. The King Thanked Zwolle for a "fantastic day". "Many thanks. You've done a fantastic job", he said, according to AD.