Inauguration day

Jul 18 '13 03:31

The king's song, with which the newly crowned king Willem-Alexander and queen Máxima were serenaded on inauguration day, has so far yielded 44,000 euro. That was reported by the National Committee Inauguration, the initiator of the song.

The amount is from the ticket sales of the concert in Ahoy in Rotterdam on  April 30 and the number of downloads of the song.

The money goes to the Oranjefonds, a fund that supports every year thousands of large and small CSOs. The king and queen are patrons of the fund.

Jun 5 '13 06:42

Like all politicians who have/had to do with the incidents around the arrested activists on inauguration day, Minister Ivo Opstelten said, during the question hour in the House on Tuesday, that he regrets these arrests happened. 

GroenLinks MP Liesbeth van Tongeren asked the Minister of Security and Justice about the arrests of the activists Maessen and van der Hoek.

“This should have never happened and demonstrations against the monarchy should be possible in the Netherlands,” answered the Minister.

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