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Dutch royal couple honour WW II dead

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By Euronews
Dutch royal couple honour WW II dead

<p>Dutch King Willem-Alexander and his queen Maxima have attended a remembrance ceremony in Amsterdam honouring those who fought and died in World War II.</p> <p>Throughout the county, two minutes of silence were observed at 8pm on May 4 as it the tradition every year.</p> <p>The royal couple and government laid flowers at the National monument on Dam square in the capital.</p> <p>Nazi Germany occupied the Netherlands in 1940. The government and the royal family escaped the invasion and went into exile in Britain.</p>