Queensday 2013: Mijn droom voor ons land


Today Google have a special Queensday 2013 Google Doodle on their Netherlands Homepage announcing “Queensday 2013” or “Mijn droom voor ons land” if you search the Netherlands site in Dutch. Translated into English “Mijn droom voor ons land” does not mean Queensday 2013 but instead means “My Dream for my Country”.

Queensday 2013

If you hover over the Queensday 2013  Google Doodle it also say “Best Wishes to King Willem-Alexander” who have today become the first male King of the Netherlands in 100 years. Today the Queen of the Netherlands known as “Beatrix of the Netherlands” handed over the crown to her son King Willem Alexander who is now the official King of the Netherlands.

Beatrix is the queen regnant of the Kingdom of the Netherlands comprising the Netherlands, Curaçao, Sint Maarten, and Aruba. Beatrix is the eldest daughter of Queen Juliana and Prince Bernhard of Lippe-Biesterfeld the Queen Beatrix was born on January 31, 1938 and are now 75 years old.

In 1948, Beatrix became heiress presumptive to the throne of the Netherlands. When her mother abdicated on 30 April 1980 Beatrix succeeded her as Queen of the Netherlands.

She have reigned over the Netherlands from 30 April 1980 – 30 April 2013 and this is partially why today is Queen’s Day. Today she handed over her crown to her son King Willem-Alexander and I am wondering if the day will from now on be known as “Kings Day” in the Netherlands.

Mijn droom voor ons land Google Doodle

Mijn droom voor ons land

The Queensday 2013 Google Doodle had the words Google written in yellow, with a crest in the place of the second “o” in Google. Part of the crest included an orange ribbon, which is the National Colors of the Netherlands and inside the Queensday 2013 Google Doodle crest an image of two people looking to the right. It is presumed that these people in the crest are Queen Beatrix and her son King Willem-Alexander who have been crowned King today.

Just below the Queensday 2013 Crest you can see the Netherlands Flag.