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A forthcoming Coronation later this year, Crown Princess Mette-Marit’s new role, Emperor Akihito’s abdication news, State Opening of Parliament in Britain, and Koningsdag (King’s Day).
King Maha Vajiralongkorn’s forthcoming coronation will take place later this year.
Watch this space for more details …
Norwegian Literature Ambassador
Crown Princess Mette-Marit, who has organised the annual Literature trains in Norway, has a new role promoting Norwegian Literature.
Visit http://www.buchmesse.de/en/fbf/ to find out more about the Frankfurt Book Fair.
Emperor Akihito’s Abdication Update
A final report has been submitted to Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
Find out in this week’s show, what happens next …
State Opening of Parliament
The State Opening of Parliament in Great Britain is scheduled for Monday, 19 June, but not with all the usual pomp and pageantry.
We explain why in this week’s show.
King Willem-Alexnder’s 50th Birthday
Celebrations for King Willem-Alexander’s 50th birthday kicked off in Tilburg for Koningsdag (King’s Day) on 27 April 2017.
King Willem-Alexander was presented with a chocolate bust of himself during the festivities!
— Jeroen Schmale (@jerschmale) April 27, 2017
The Dutch Royal Family attended a concert as part of the festivities.
— Koninklijk Huis (@koninklijkhuis) 27 April 2017
Visit the Netherlands Tourism – Tilburg for more information.
Hashtag: #Koningsdag #WA50