Princess Margriet of the Netherlands visiting Hamilton, Burlington
Princess Margriet of the Netherlands and her husband Pieter van Vollenhoven are stopping in Hamilton and Burlington during their visit to Canada later this month.
The princess and her husband live in one of Burlington’s twin cities, Apeldoorn in the Netherlands.
In Burlington, the two will speak to elementary school students involved in an art and letter exchange program, and high school students that connect and exchange visits with students in Apeldoorn.
They will also attend a number of events, including a private Burlington Teen Tour Band performance and a reception with local veterans, and the Brant Street Pier will be lit orange during the evening of their official visit.
Residents are invited to attend a tree-planting ceremony at Apeldoorn Park on May 16 at 2 p.m.
The visit to Canada — from May 13 to 16 — is to deepen and foster the friendship between Canada and the Netherlands and to honour the anniversary of the liberation of the Netherlands by the Canadian Armed Forces during the Second World War.
For more information, visit burlington.ca/mund.
Princess Margriet of the Netherlands was honoured at the 510th McMaster University convocation in November 2012. She’s visiting again this month.