0211 – Royalty

HRH Margriet and Mr Pieter van Vollenhoven

Princess Margriet and her husband, Pieter van Vollenhoven, attended the National Military Death Recall on Thursday evening in Rhenen. Prince Pieter-Christiaan accompanied his parents at the commemoration of the military event on the Grebbeberg. They commemorated all occupational pilots and officers who have fallen for the kingdom since 1940. Princess Margriet and Pieter van Vollenhoven usually go to the Grebbeberg on 4 May, where German invasion in the Netherlands was fiercely resisted. Prince Pieter-Christiaan has been attending the commemoration for years. On the occasion, over eight hundred people have been buried. 

Next week, Margriet and Pieter will also travel Canada. During the world war II the Dutch liberation was partly caused by the efforts of Canadian soldiers.