From April 30th, 2013 King Willem-Alexander is head of state of the Netherlands.
The Dutch royals have a long cycling tradition. The fifth generation of the House of Orange Nassau has been seen cycling.
1. What a charming bit of Dutch history......on a bicycle!
Good for them. It's healthy exercise and keeps them in touch with the people.
There is less alienation when the rulers are seen as ordinary people.
I expect to pass through this world but once; any good thing therefore that I can do, or any kindness that I can show to any fellow creatures, let me do it now; let me not defer or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again. Stephan Grellet