Dutch royals touch down in St. John’s

Updated: 00:00 GMT, Jan 1, 1970 | Published: 03:18 GMT, May 27, 2015 |

Members of the Dutch royal family touched down in St. John’s, Newfoundland on Tuesday (May 26). It’s the royal couple’s first stop in an official state visit to Canada, scheduled to take place Wednesday through Friday. King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima are accompanied on the trip by the Netherlands’ Minister of Foreign Affairs Bert Koenders. They met with officials at the airport and had a photo op meeting with Lieutenant governor of Newfoundland and Labrador Frank Fagan and his wife Patricia.

According to the royal family’s agenda, the visit will mark the 70th anniversary of the Netherlands’ liberation and Canada’s role in establishing that independence. On June 1, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima will visit the U.S.