Monday, 29 April 2013

Dutch abdication and investiture on Norwegian TV

We are now in the last hours of the 33-year-reign of Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands, which will come to an end with her abdication in favour of her eldest son, Prince Willem-Alexander, shortly after 10 a.m. tomorrow. The abdication, which takes place in the Council Chamber of the Royal Palace in Amsterdam, and the investiture of the new King at a joint session of the States General in the adjacent New Church, will both be broadcast by Norwegian public service broadcaster NRK; the abdication from 9.55 a.m. until 11 a.m., the investiture from 2 p.m. till 3.30 p.m. The commentary on the former will be provided by Nina Owing and me, on the latter by Viggo Johansen and me. I believe it should be possible to watch it through the website of NRK (external link).

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