Queen Beatrix’s Inauguration Gala, 1980

The Inauguration Gala of Queen Beatrix of The Netherlands on this day in 1980, which started with a cruise on the Canals of Amsterdam followed by a Dinner at a Royal Palace. In addition to the Dutch Royal Family, Royal Guests in attendance included the Prince of Wales, Crown Prince Harald and Crown Princess Sonja of Norway, Princess Benedikte of Denmark and Prince Richard, Prince Albert and Princess Paola of Belgium, Hereditary Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg, Princess Christina of Sweden, Princess Maha Chakri of Thailand, Infanta Pilar of Spain, the Crown Prince of Morocco, and Prince and Princess Takamatsu of Japan.


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