Royal inauguration activities revealedPOSTED: 03/28/13 12:48 PM
St. Maarten – The Organizing Committee Inauguration have planned a series of activities to observe the abdication of Queen Beatrix and crowning of King Willem Alexander which includes the King games, a King’s breakfast, a song for the King and a message to the King.
“The King games will be a fun and enjoyable day for all children in primary school. The King’s sports day will be the highlight of the King games and will be preceded by a healthy but festive King’s breakfast,” Prime Minister Sarah Wescot- Williams stated during yesterday’s council of ministers press briefing.
The event will be held on Friday April 26 across the Netherlands and within the Dutch Kingdom.
The King’s games are being organized by a special committee. The games will include a soccer tournament, a walkathon and a bikeathon.
“Given that these events will be held during the Carnival vacation, the Ministry of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport will contact all schools for their involvement,” the prime minister added.
St. Maarten will also participate in the especially composed song for King Willem, the prime minister explained.
“Prominent choirs on the island will be asked to perform this song for the King on a specially chosen moment. The idea is that this song will be sung simultaneously in the whole Kingdom on Tuesday April 30.”
Under the theme “Our Wish for Our Country and For The Kingdom” the entire population is also being encouraged to express their vision for our country and the Kingdom.
“The purpose of this is to inspire the future King and guide his vision for the Kingdom. This expression can be done in various ways via the spoken word, video, letter, music, plays etc. The most creative, beautiful, hilarious, beautiful and ambitious contributions will be selected and placed in a book which will be presented to the King, Queen Maxima and Princess Beatrix,” the PM added. All families in the Kingdom will receive a copy of the book, as well.
On a weekly basis updates will be provided on the progress of activities for the Inauguration while a Facebook account will also be opened shortly.