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Members of the Dutch Royal Family Participate in National Remembrance Day and Celebrate National Liberation Day (VIDEOS)


On Friday, May 4, 2012, Her Majesty Beatrix of the Netherlands, Their Royal Highnesses Prince Willem-Alexander of Oranje and Princess Maxima of the Netherlands participated in National Remembrance Day held at Dam Square in Amsterdam.

According to the online newspaper, Radio Netherlands, roughly 20,000 people joined the royal family in Dam Square “…in memory of war victims during and since World War II.”

During yesterday’s event Her Majesty Queen Beatrix and Prince Willem-Alexander presented a wreath at the National Monument.  Then, the there was a two-miniute silence in remembrance of those who passed.

On Saturday, May 5, 2012, His Royal Highness Prince Willem-Alexander attended the National Liberation Day service alongside German President, Mr. Joachim Gauck, held at the Grote Kerk in Breda.

Click the links below to watch videos, in Dutch, as well as to view photos.

Sources: Radio Netherlands, RVD/HKH, and

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