Herald(s) of the New King in The Netherlands


Wim Cosijn, master of Ceremony (R) and Andre Kuipers, King of Arms arrive during their inauguration ceremony for HM King Willem Alexander of the Netherlands and HM Queen Maxima of the Netherlands at New Church on April 30, 2013 in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

6 thoughts on “Herald(s) of the New King in The Netherlands

      1. guyselvester Post author

        I was actually pleasantly surprised to see that they even had heralds. I’m under the impression they, or at least some of them, were appointed just for the occasion.

  1. Ton

    all were appointed for the occasion, there are no permanent heralds or kings of arms in the Netherlands. The chairman of the High council of nobility is just that the chairman.

  2. Jonathan Webster

    Interestingly enough, the King of Arms at the inauguration of King Willem-Alexander, Andre Kuipers is an astronaut and physician, he was also the second Dutch citizen in space and has served on the International Space Station.


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