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Royal ceremony Palace Noordeinde: letters of credence

On Wednesday mornings, HM King Willem-Alexander regulary receives new ambassadors who come to present their letters of credence at Palace Noordeinde. This includes a ceremony that can be followed from the Noordeinde shopping street.

The new anbassador arrives by state coach early in the morning, escorted by horsemen from the Royal Netherlands Mounted Police. A guard of honor and military band are stationated at Palace Noordeinde. After an honorary salute of four drumrolls, the national atnhem of ambassador's country is played, followed bij an inspection of the guard. Inside, the King awaits the new ambassador. Outside the palace, visitors watch the arrival of the coach, listen to the national anthem being played and follow the inspection of the guard - always a special moment in the royal city of The Hage.