The King and Queen of the Netherlands Tour the Island of St. Maarten. (VIDEOS)

KingWAOn November 13, 2013, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands began their first full day of engagements during their official visit to the beautiful island of St. Maarten. 

The day began with a welcoming ceremony at Clem Labega Square in Philipsburg where they were warmly greeted by hundreds of locals as well as by the governor of St. Maarten, Mr. Eugene Holiday.  After the inspection of the guards Their Majesties met with members of Parliament and the Council of Ministers.

In the afternoon, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima visited the Milton Peters College and the Raoul Illidge Sports Complex where they met with “…the winners of the King’s Games held in April throughout the kingdom to mark the start of Willem-Alexander’s reign…” according to the newspaper The Daily Herald.

Thereafter, Their Majesties returned to the capital of St. Maarten, Philipsburg, where they completed a walkabout through the historic city center.

In the evening, the reigning couple are scheduled to attend the:

“…Youth Showcase in Festival Village featuring performances by some 250 pupils of several dance schools and Charlotte Brookson Academy, under the artistic leadership of Clara Reyes and Arlene Halley of National Institute of Arts.”

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Photo courtesy of RVD/HKH