King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands will be in Toronto today as part of their three-day trip to Canada.
The visit comes on the helm of the 70th anniversary of the Liberation of Holland, where Canadian troops fought to end the Dutch oppression under the Nazis during the Second World War.
The two countries have had a close tie ever since.
During their first official state visit to the city, Willem-Alexander and Maxima will visit several Toronto landmarks including Queen’s Park, the Art Gallery of Ontario and the MaRs discovery district.
The pair will also unveil a gift on the Toronto Islands – seven orange “Tulpi” chairs that sit alongside the waterfront overlooking the city.
Willem-Alexander and Maxima also visited Ottawa this week where they laid a wreath at the National War Memorial and met with Canadian veterans.
They were officially invited by Gov. Gen. David Johnston.