“There has to be something left for 30 April”, she added with a wry smile. Some details of the ceremony in Amsterdam’s Nieuwe Kerk need to be kept under wraps, in order to leave some room for surprise and suspense.
The King’s dress – not in uniform, as he resigns his military commissions upon becoming head of state – is less of a secret but the ‘throne’ will be. Not really a throne, but fancy seats which have been chosen by the royal couple themselves following the tradition that there really is no pair of chairs traditionally tied to the ceremony, unlike the Coronation chair in England.
“The chairs have been chosen”, the Queen’s Master of Ceremonies said during a briefing earlier this week. But he too would not disclose what they look like. © RoyalblogNL Hans Jacobs