It’s King Willem Alexander’s birthday — let’s do some highlights!

As a lot of the nation will likely be partying on the streets of the Netherlands, biertje in hand, while sporting garishly orange clothes, we right here on the DutchReview want to say a giant gefeliciteerd! Pleased birthday, King Willem!

The loveable King, who will little doubt rejoice his massive day with grace and magnificence has, like all of us mere residents, managed to have some hilarious moments throughout his vibrant (primarily orange) life! Learn on for our favorite King Willy moments!

King Willem, King of the swingers (bathroom swingers that’s!)

Sure, that’s the King of the Netherlands swinging/throwing/hurling a brilliant orange bathroom!! Again in 2012, when King’s Day was Queen’s Day in celebration of the late Queen Juliana’s birthday, King Willem sportingly took half in a bathroom throwing contest, through which he flushed the competitors away and walked away with somewhat bathroom trophy 🚽.

Prins of the Pils

King Willem just isn’t famend for his startling intelligence, however as a substitute his endearing persona. (The Dutch king typically trumps his different royal relations in reputation polls — till 2021 when his reputation started to plummet).

However beforehand, the King was very relatable to the widespread people. Again in his scholar years in Leiden, the now King, was nicknamed the ‘Prins of Pils’ a.ok.a ‘Prince of Beer,’ as he was on a couple of event seen exhibiting his love for the intoxicating drinks. Some studies state that the younger Prins of Pils even managed to drive a automotive into the canals of the scholar metropolis canals of Leiden. I imply, who hasn’t drunkenly tousled on this scale?!

When the King discovered his Queen

King Willem married the beautiful, now Queen Maxima on February 2, 2002. What King Willem lacks in fast wit, intelligence and wonder, Queen Maxima delivers!

Queen Maxima hails from Argentina and as flawless as she is now, she wasn’t when she married this Dutch man. Her father was a Minister of Agriculture within the period when Argentina was a brutal dictatorship. Many within the authorities opposed this explicit connection and a wedding wasn’t welcomed by all.

In the long run, the then Dutch Prime Minister Wim Kok determined correctly and let the wedding go forth, however didn’t enable for her father to be current. Maxima then captured the hearts of just about each Dutchie when she let some lovely tears run when this Argentinian little bit of music was performed at her marriage ceremony:

To at the present time Maxima continues to be scorching and likewise occurs to be one of the vital influential girls of the world.

READ MORE | Queen Máxima of the Netherlands: how an Argentinian turned a Dutch royal

Willy from Fortunate TV

This is the reason you need to communicate Dutch. The bits from Fortunate TV (from the favored speak present De wereld draait door) about our royal household is likely one of the funniest factor ever. I betcha whenever you ask a Dutchie about what they like probably the most in regards to the royals it will be this.

Right here’s a bit in English:

So completely satisfied birthday Prince Pils! The truth that we topics (or on this case, topics of your English auntie) could make good enjoyable of you solely provides to our appreciation of your reign!

What do you consider our loyal King Willem? Inform us your ideas within the feedback under!

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Editor’s Be aware: This text was initially revealed in April 2017, however was absolutely up to date in April 2021 in your studying pleasure.

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