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Rehearsal Prinsjesdag

Lange Voorhout - The Hague.

Prinsjesdag Sept. 15.


Prinsjesdag (English: Day of the Princes) is the day on which the Queen of the Netherlands addresses a joint session of the Dutch Senate and House of Representatives in the Ridderzaal or Hall of Knights in The Hague.

The Queen, normally accompanied by other members of the Royal House, leaves Noordeinde Palace in the Golden Carriage for the Binnenhof, escorted by court dignitaries and a military escort of honour. Outside the palace stand an escort of honour and a military band. During the procession, salutes are fired at one-minute intervals to let the people know that the head of state is on her way to the joint session of the States- General.

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Taken on September 12, 2009