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Prinsjesdag




Every third Tuesday of September, the Queen announces the government's budget for the new year. She'll arrive in the Gouden Koets (golden carriage, a present from Amsterdam) at the Ridderzaal in Den Haag in an hour or so and then will read out the government's financial plans to the MPs, ministers, and other people that work for the government. As every year, most of the plans had already leeked, so people will discuss Beatrix' outfit mostly.

After the ceremony, MPs and ministers go into Parliament to discuss the plans. Minister Wouter Bos of finances will hand the wooden suitcase that holds the budget (the plans, not the money of course) to the Parliament.

Prinsjesdag means Little Prince's Day. No idea where that name comes from.

Check out some pics from previous years.
http://www.kinderpleinen.nl/public/images/links/17208Prinsjesdag.jpg
http://www.hoeijmakers.net/rob/blog/uploaded_images/anp3768532prinsjesdag2006groot.jpg (not one of my favourite outfits)
http://www.kabinetsplannen.nl/img_koets.gif
http://www.hetzeteltje.nl/nieuws/images/1158788581prinsjesdag_groot.jpg
http://www.dag.nl/upload_mm/1/8/3/img-120707-254.onlineBild_440x293.jpg (The Suitcase where the plans are in. It says "third Tuesday of September")
http://www.wendyvosters.com/workshophoedjes1.jpg
from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prinsjesdag

In the 18th Century, Prinsjesdag was one of the country's most popular public holidays and was originally used to celebrate the 8 March birthday of Prince William V.

Between 1780 and 1797 â?? known as the Patriot era â?? the day was used for demonstrations of loyalty to the House of Orange, which is probably why the name was chosen in the 19th Century for the ceremonial opening of parliament.

Historically, the constitution has stated that the opening of parliament should take place on a fixed date and in line with a constitutional revision in 1887, it was decided to hold the opening on the third Tuesday in September.

The opening of parliament was originally held on the first Monday in November in the first half of the 19th Century and then the third Monday in October, but when a constitutional revision introduced annual budgets in 1848, more time was needed to debate the budget, so the date was brought forward a month.

Monday was considered inappropriate, because many parliamentarians in distant parts of the country needed to leave their homes on Sunday to make it to The Hague in time, so the 1887 revision moved Prinsjesdag to Tuesday.

Throughout the years 1815 to 1904, the speech from the throne was given in the assembly room of the Lower House of Parliament, or Tweede Kamer, but was moved back to the Hall of Knights after an extensive restoration of the building at the start of the 20th Century.

The pomp and ceremony is still very much part of the day.
Cheers, itsmymagicalife. A bit of background info is always nice.
Two out of three Dutch kids asked, thought that the Queen wrote the budget, lol.

Who is the gay guy that lives to get a wave from the prince? You Dutch..
who in the .....fuck......picks out her hats? Hideous....
Gee.... I didn't know.

Well,,,, A happy Prinsjesdag to you all. Till the next 3rd Dinsdag September.

A WOOT for Prinsjesdag

Dag
TAK
that's what i'm sayin'...yoiks!
she get them hats from the Michelin Man, or wha?

s:.
Awww i missed it this year because i was in Amsterdam and not the usual Den Haag. What a pity.
that's what i'm sayin'...yoiks!
she get them hats from the Michelin Man, or wha?

s:.
Don't take the piss out of our Queen!
Didn't someone get fined or even jailed recently for bad mouthing the Dutch Royal Family? I recall some discussion and argument about the offence still being on the statute book etc

At least yours is alive - our old girl has been dead for the last 10 years at least!

(If you dont hear from me again please write c/o the Tower of London)
Didn't someone get fined or even jailed recently for bad mouthing the Dutch Royal Family? I recall some discussion and argument about the offence still being on the statute book etc

At least yours is alive - our old girl has been dead for the last 10 years at least!

(If you dont hear from me again please write c/o the Tower of London)
Yeah, some homeless guy was bad mouthing her in public and then was fined by the police. It did cause discussion: it hadn't happened since the 1970's or so, and many people nowadays find it ridiculous.

And yes, your Queen must be at least three hundred years old by now.
Didn't someone get fined or even jailed recently for bad mouthing the Dutch Royal Family? I recall some discussion and argument about the offence still being on the statute book etc

At least yours is alive - our old girl has been dead for the last 10 years at least!

(If you dont hear from me again please write c/o the Tower of London)
Yeah, some homeless guy was bad mouthing her in public and then was fined by the police. It did cause discussion: it hadn't happened since the 1970's or so, and many people nowadays find it ridiculous.

And yes, your Queen must be at least three hundred years old by now.

Bad mouthing the Germans is common here. But that's because they are a hideous bunch of freaks. Brenda's done a good job of appearing regal, mostly by keeping her nose up and her gob shut, but she'll be dead soon, then Charles III. Fuck that.
Didn't someone get fined or even jailed recently for bad mouthing the Dutch Royal Family? I recall some discussion and argument about the offence still being on the statute book etc

At least yours is alive - our old girl has been dead for the last 10 years at least!

(If you dont hear from me again please write c/o the Tower of London)
Yeah, some homeless guy was bad mouthing her in public and then was fined by the police. It did cause discussion: it hadn't happened since the 1970's or so, and many people nowadays find it ridiculous.

And yes, your Queen must be at least three hundred years old by now.

Bad mouthing the Germans is common here. But that's because they are a hideous bunch of freaks. Brenda's done a good job of appearing regal, mostly by keeping her nose up and her gob shut, but she'll be dead soon, then Charles III. Fuck that.
You should skip a generation and make William King. Or even better - ginger Harry.

And watch your words, I have a German Nan.
Didn't someone get fined or even jailed recently for bad mouthing the Dutch Royal Family? I recall some discussion and argument about the offence still being on the statute book etc

At least yours is alive - our old girl has been dead for the last 10 years at least!

(If you dont hear from me again please write c/o the Tower of London)
Yeah, some homeless guy was bad mouthing her in public and then was fined by the police. It did cause discussion: it hadn't happened since the 1970's or so, and many people nowadays find it ridiculous.

And yes, your Queen must be at least three hundred years old by now.

Bad mouthing the Germans is common here. But that's because they are a hideous bunch of freaks. Brenda's done a good job of appearing regal, mostly by keeping her nose up and her gob shut, but she'll be dead soon, then Charles III. Fuck that.
You should skip a generation and make William King. Or even better - ginger Harry.

And watch your words, I have a German Nan.

Yeah, or we could behead the lot and bring back the Republic.

Brenda's your nan?
Didn't someone get fined or even jailed recently for bad mouthing the Dutch Royal Family? I recall some discussion and argument about the offence still being on the statute book etc

At least yours is alive - our old girl has been dead for the last 10 years at least!

(If you dont hear from me again please write c/o the Tower of London)
Yeah, some homeless guy was bad mouthing her in public and then was fined by the police. It did cause discussion: it hadn't happened since the 1970's or so, and many people nowadays find it ridiculous.

And yes, your Queen must be at least three hundred years old by now.

Bad mouthing the Germans is common here. But that's because they are a hideous bunch of freaks. Brenda's done a good job of appearing regal, mostly by keeping her nose up and her gob shut, but she'll be dead soon, then Charles III. Fuck that.
You should skip a generation and make William King. Or even better - ginger Harry.

And watch your words, I have a German Nan.

Yeah, or we could behead the lot and bring back the Republic.

Brenda's your nan?
Or even better - Cromwell! Jolly good times.

Nah, your Queen isn't my Nan. I don't have that much inbred in my family.
That buffalo faced Queen Bea needs a fashion consultant....does she get dressed in the dark?
Keep posting - Dutch secret service agents are closing on your position.
Every third Tuesday of September, the Queen announces the government's budget for the new year. She'll arrive in the Gouden Koets (golden carriage, a present from Amsterdam) at the Ridderzaal in Den Haag in an hour or so and then will read out the government's financial plans to the MPs, ministers, and other people that work for the government. As every year, most of the plans had already leeked, so people will discuss Beatrix' outfit mostly.

After the ceremony, MPs and ministers go into Parliament to discuss the plans. Minister Wouter Bos of finances will hand the wooden suitcase that holds the budget (the plans, not the money of course) to the Parliament.

Prinsjesdag means Little Prince's Day. No idea where that name comes from.

Check out some pics from previous years.
http://www.kinderpleinen.nl/public/images/links/17208Prinsjesdag.jpg
http://www.hoeijmakers.net/rob/blog/uploaded_images/anp3768532prinsjesdag2006groot.jpg (not one of my favourite outfits)
http://www.kabinetsplannen.nl/img_koets.gif
http://www.hetzeteltje.nl/nieuws/images/1158788581prinsjesdag_groot.jpg
http://www.dag.nl/upload_mm/1/8/3/img-120707-254.onlineBild_440x293.jpg (The Suitcase where the plans are in. It says "third Tuesday of September")
http://www.wendyvosters.com/workshophoedjes1.jpg

thanks for sharing Anneke
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