The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall will attend the inauguration of Holland's King Willem-Alexander, Clarence House has confirmed to British newspaper Daily Express.
It will be the second time Prince Charles attends a Dutch inauguration. In 1980 he was present when Willem-Alexander's mother Queen Beatrix succeeded to the throne. The Duchess of Cornwall makes her first official visit to the Netherlands.
Prince Willem-Alexander [picture] on Tuesday, in a rare meeting with the Dutch press ahead of his inauguration, indicated the full list of (royal) guests is not yet ready for release. Some guests have yet to confirm their attendance.
According to the Luxembourg daily Luxemburger Wort the Grand-duchy will be represented by Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume and his wife Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie. The newspaper said on its web site the Dutch Ambassador had confirmed they were on the guest list. The Luxembourg Court did not comment, but since only heirs to the throne are invited, it is seems logic.
Royal guests include:
- Prince Philip and Princess Mathilde of Belgium
- Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark
- Crown Prince Naruhito and Crown Princess Masako of Japan
- Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume and Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie of Luxembourg
- Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway
- The Duke and Duchess of Parma, Prince Carlos and Princess Annemarie
- Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia of Spain
- Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel of Sweden
- The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall
Argentina is sending vice-president Amado Boudou to represent Queen Máxima's native country. © RoyalblogNL, Hans Jacobs; Photo by © RPE Albert Nieboer