Avid Oranje fans brave early morning mist, cold to line Budget Day route

People start gathering at the Noordeinde Palace in The Hague to watch the Royal procession for Budget Day, 19 Sept 2017
People start gathering at the Noordeinde Palace in The Hague to watch the Royal procession for Budget Day, 19 Sept 2017. (Photo: @arjenuijterlind / Twitter)

Avid fans of the Dutch Royals braved the early morning cold and mist to make sure they have a good spot along the route the Dutch King and Queen will take from Noordeinde Palace to the Ridderzaal in The Hague for Budget Day. The first spectators arrived at the palace at 6:30 a.m on Tuesday, according to ANP.

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima will leave the Noordeinde Palace for the Ridderzaal in the Glass CarriageThis is the second time the Glass Carriage is used instead of the Golden Coach on Budget Day. The Golden Coach is still undergoing a major restoration. After returning from the Binnenhof, the Royal couple will wave to the public from the Noordeinde Palace balcony.

Weather wise, the spectators are expected to have a good day along the route. The mist cleared up during the course of the morning. The rest of the day is expected to be partly sunny, with maybe an occasional shower, according to Weerplaza. 

The municipality of The Hague asked everyone coming to watch the royal procession, to use public transport to get to the city. Many streets along the route are closed for traffic due to the Budget Day celebrations. Spectators are also warned not to bring large backpacks or suitcases with them - police officers can search these bags at check points, and this may cause delays. A plastic or linen bag is a better idea. 

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