Friday, May 3, 2013

HOLLYWOOD SPY EXCLUSIVE REPORT FROM THE ROYAL INAUGURATION OF KING WILLEM ALEXANDER OF NETHERLANDS! ALL THE ROYAL GUESTS AND DETAILS!

Now, here's an excuse for today's post, people: since it's been a deeply boring day in movie news business today your trusted HOLLYWOOD SPY is bringing you a report from the glamorous coronation of Holland's new king Willem Alexander. These royal posts are always a huge hit here, as you've already seen with our exclusive reports from royal weddings in London, Monaco, Jordan and Luxembourg!
NEW GENERATION
Willem Alexander has taken over the throne in Netherlands earlier this week after his mother, now the ex Queen Beatrix, had decided to abdicate after her 33 year reign and leave the monarchy to a younger generation (which was her official explanation)! This also means that little princess Catharina Amalia, the first daughter of King Willem Alexander and his wife Queen Maxima, is now the first in line to succeed the throne after him.
ROYAL INAUGURATION
Unlike Britain and some other monarchies, the royal crown is never worn in Holland, so this was more of an inauguration than a coronation. After Willem Alexander swore that he will be faithful to the constitution, the members of the upper and lower houses of parliament individually swore their allegiance to the new monarch. The new king then appeared on the balcony of the royal palace on Amsterdam’s Dam Square to meet his people!

  ROYAL TIDBITS
FIRST KING IN 123 YEARS! 
It is interesting that Willem Alexander celebrated his forty sixth birthday only two days before he became the new king. The day of his birthday will now be celebrated as the King's Day in Netherlands. It is also interesting that he is now the first Dutch king in a 123 years long period  in which the country was ruled by queens! He is also the youngest monarch in Europe! Recent changes in the Dutch constitution have made his royal role strictly ceremonial and he won't be able to choose the government.
QUEEN MAXIMA
The monarchy is very popular in Netherlands and up to 78% of people there support it. Willem's wife Queen Maxima has had a big role in this: she is beloved by the people not only for her humanitarian and charity work and her style, but also for having a positive influence on the new king who was known for his mischievous youth and his love for a good drink. He apparently changed his ways after marrying Maxima and getting three kids with her. Most people think the monarchy is beloved by the Dutch people only because of Queen Maxima.

  ALL THE ROYAL GUESTS
 ONLY THE CROWNED HEADS!
As always at these royal events, the guests at the royal inauguration included members of almost all royal families from around the world from Spain's crown prince Felipe and his wife princess Letizia, British prince Charles and Camila Duchess of Cornwall, Japanese royal couple Naruhito and Masako, crown prince Haakon of Norway, crown prince Frederik of Denmark and his wife princess Marry, prince Albert of Monaco, her royal highness princess Lalla Salma of Morocco (Always the best dressed at these events), crown princess Victoria of Sweden, grand duke Guillaume of Luxembourg, crown prince of Thailand! According to protocol only the crowned heads were invited since the new king must meet the current and future monarchs first before meeting other members of royal families! 

36 comments:

Jeremy [Retro] said...

i wish i were royalty... i am glad you are, so you got to be there...

DEZMOND said...

yep,they can't really escape inviting the Imperial Moi to these events :)

Debra She Who Seeks said...

I love the colour-coordinated blue dresses worn by the Dutch Royal Family women. Terrific shade of blue!

DEZMOND said...

that's royal blue, Debra. Their trademark colour is also orange since their dynasty is Orange Nasau, that is why oranges are used in the decoration of the royal balcony and why Dutch people have orange colour as their national one.

Unknown said...

Those are hands down the ugliest dresses I have ever seen. Blech! Who in the hell designed those burlap sacks? And those hats...Yikes!

DEZMOND said...

oooom, Melsy, oooommmm.....

Unknown said...

LMAO!! :)

Ella said...

The Royals have their own fashion trends-
Melissa you are a hoot!
lol
It does look fashion backward to me!

Luanne G. Smith said...

I can't help but think some of these photos look like they could have been taken a hundred years ago...only they're in color. I think it's the men in those uniforms and the women's hats. Very traditional looking.

Just Keepin It Real, Folks! said...

WOW Queen Maxima is a real stunner!!!! And those other royal dudes sure got some pretty ladies on their arms too. Must be that royal blood runnin' thru their veins that makes them so attractive.

Just Wendy said...

Absolutely fascinating. Nice to see HOLLYWOOD SPY branching out, Dezzy :)

Unknown said...

I can see why these posts are so popular. I love looking at these gowns.

DEZMOND said...

:)

DEZMOND said...

it's usually the royal men that have no style, like the king himself, he'd look totally different with a new, more modern hairdo and not this doormat on his head :)

DEZMOND said...

yep, I do wish Denmark would design a new, more modern uniform for Frederik, he is such a nice and dashing gent and still very young - would look better in more simple uniform :) But his wife Mary almost always looks lovely and gorgeous.

DEZMOND said...

and she's smart too - an investment banker :) All of the people from the pics above are future kings or queens, first in line to their thrones.

DEZMOND said...

we've had our royal section from the very beginning, Wendy :) It's not something new. These royal reports are always very read among the visitors and very popular.

DEZMOND said...

it's always beautiful to see what the royals are wearing and then gossip them a bit :)

Sandra Cox said...

Wow, those are some beautiful dresses.

Scarlet said...

Dezzy, I have been reading up on this news ~ Maxima looks gorgeous in those dresses ~ And its lovely to see the Japanese princess back in the limelight after almost 10 years of absence from the limelight ~

Aren't the 3 girls with matching dresses so cute ~ Wishing you happy weekend ~

dolorah said...

Gads Dezzy, that's a lot of crowns! Didn't know the world was so full of monarchies still.

.....dhole

DWei said...

I guess I'm part of the minority because I don't really pay that much attention to celebrity or royalty. :P

Lynda R Young as Elle Cardy said...

After perusing this post, I feel like I've been given a VIP invitation to the inauguration. I love that he is the first king in 123 years! Wow!!

Ray Rousell said...

Good luck to them.

DEZMOND said...

Indeed :)

DEZMOND said...

she looked lovely, didn't she? I also liked that silk gown she wore at the balcony with a huge bow at her shoulder.

DEZMOND said...

Yep, Donnzie, half of European countries are still monarchies :) Monarchy is a sexually transmitted disease :))

DEZMOND said...

I know, Damian

DEZMOND said...

it's interesting, isn't it? Imagine a kingdom which has had queens as rulers for more than a century :)

DEZMOND said...

Ray, you forgot to read yesterday's post which was written for you and Fran after you complained that I don't post enough ladies :)

Elsie Amata said...

One of my favorite countries. So beautiful.

DEZMOND said...

and people in it are beautiful too ... at least physically :) They're a bit ebil when it comes to politics.....

Michael Offutt, Phantom Reader said...

Dezzy, please show me your prince albert. I so want to see it.

DEZMOND said...

I don't have piercings on moi imperial self, Michael :P

Blue Grumpster said...

Even though I've got royal blood in my veins (well, my mother has), I much dislike the abstract notion of royalty. But this is not the time or place to be blue. So let me end this comment on a positive note: I think she looks adorable and I'm sure she is a good person.

There. Now give me back my 50% tax.

DEZMOND said...

that's why you is so blue, Blue, you have blue blood in you!