613. Dutch Royalty Mania

King Willem-Alexander and his more glamorous half, Queen Máxima, visited the Dutch Caribbean islands for the first time as ‘official’ monarchs this past week. The King was inaugurated on April 30, 2013 and promised to continue his mother’s course, stressing the need to respect diversity. (“however varied our backgrounds, in the Kingdom of the Netherlands everyone can have a voice and can contribute to society on equal footing.”) Judging by my Facebook News Feed’s 24/7 ‘Royal Watch’ the Royals have stolen some of Sinterklaas’ thunder

An intimate moment captured by ‘Tango Korsou’.

Dientje Helmyr‘s caption: ‘Maxima…op Curaçao zijn de bitterballen nòg lekkerder’! Echt waar Alex?’…

A veritable mob scene at legendary Netto Bar in Otrobanda.

A veritable mob scene at legendary Netto Bar in Otrobanda.

Think they tried Netto Bar’s World Famous Rom Bèrdè (Green Rum)??

The most awesome royal selfie goes to Marisela Wever.

The most awesome royal selfie goes to Marisela Wever!

The most unique Royal gift goes to Thorn Artist Herman van Bergen

(Here’s hoping no one gets pricked!)

Visiting the fishermen in Westpunt.

Visiting the fishermen in Westpunt.

(Is this photo filled with astonishing color contrasts or what??)

YOU DID WELL KING WILLEM-ALEXANDER! 

Un Beso di Kunuku for you too.

About 1000awesomethingsaboutcuracao

I'm Carolina Gomes-Casseres, the creator of 1000 Awesome Things About Curaçao. I live in and love Manhattan, but sometimes miss my first Awesome island...

3 comments

  1. marisela Wever

    Wauw. Thanks Carolina for putting my pic in your article !

  2. abigalda

    How awesome, Carolina!! Nice moments with our Alex & Maxima!!

  3. Ancela

    Nice foto’s,Carolina

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