Today is Prinsjesdag. In case you are wondering what that is:
“Prinsjesdag (English: Little Princes’ Day) is the day on which the reigning monarch of the Netherlands addresses a joint session of the Dutch Senate and House of Representatives to give the speech from the throne (Dutch: Troonrede); setting out the main features of government policy for the coming parliamentary session.
The occasion is prescribed by the constitution, article 65 of which states: “A statement of the policy to be pursued by the Government shall be given by or on behalf of the King before a joint session of the two Houses of the States-General that shall be held every year on the third Tuesday in September or on such earlier date as may be prescribed by Act of Parliament.”
After the speech from the throne, the budget is later presented to the House of Representatives by the minister of finance.” (Source: Wikipedia)
For some reason, the female guests at this occasion wear hats. Which attract a lot of (media-) attention. So I thought it would be fitting to draw myself running with a festive hat today! (Mind you, I didn’t really run with a hat, nor do I actually own a hat like that. Or any kind of hat really, I don’t have a head for hats.)