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No large hats for the new king

Thursday 07 February 2013

Female MPs and senators attending the inauguration of new king Willem-Alexander have been requested not to wear large hats to the ceremony, according to media reports on Thursday.

Officials have written to all parliamentarians stating that women should wear 'afternoon attire' and a large hat would be undesirable. This is because during the ceremony, all MPs and senators have to swear an oath of allegiance and their faces must be visible.

The men have been asked to wear a dark suit, Nos television reported.

The inauguration of Willem-Alexander takes place on April 30 in the Nieuwe Kerk in Amsterdam. The ceremony will not involve a coronation and there are no religious aspects to it.


© DutchNews.nl


Readers' Comments

No large hats for the new king. As "Mad as a hatter", an incidence of nominalization of the verb hatter or King Kong gone wrong

By Terence Hale | 7 February 2013 9:53 AM

It's not the 'big hats' themselves that bother me, its the implication that they have to be curbed for politically reasons.

In the 'age of austerity', ostentatious, expensive, headgear is too provocative for the masses...

By Lewis | 7 February 2013 10:58 AM

Have you seen their heads?! Anything, but a large hat, would not fit.

By Al | 8 February 2013 9:54 AM

That's perfect, royalty should be above politic, religion. It's a simpolic position.

But was hopping for some sort of coronation! It's not an event that's live to see every 2nd day :-(

By Mo Jordan | 8 February 2013 11:57 AM

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