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Timeline: The crowning of Prince Willem-Alexander

Here is the timeline of events for the abdication of Queen Beatrix and the crowning of King Willem-Alexander (all times are BST):

  • 08:30-09:00 - Gun salute
  • 09:00-09:30 - Abdication of Queen Beatrix in the Moses Hall of the Royal Palace Amsterdam
  • 09:30-09:50 - His Majesty King Willem-Alexander, Her Majesty Queen Máxima and Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrix appear on the balcony of the Royal Palace
  • 13:00-14:30 - Swearing in and investiture of the King, who will deliver an address and be sworn in
  • 15:30 - The King and his retinue proceed to the Royal Palace Amsterdam
  • 15:30-17:00 - Reception in the Royal Palace Amsterdam
  • 18:30-18:45 - The Song for the King will be performed in the presence of the King and Queen, this will take place at the EYE Film Museum via a video link
  • 19:45-20:30 - The King and Queen will take part in a water pageant with their daughters on the River IJ

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