King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands place a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) The Netherlands' royal couple visited Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, D.C. on Monday (June 1) to commemorate 70 years since the liberation of Europe, and to thank the U.S. for its role in ending World War Two. The visit by King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima to the U.S. capital marks their first official visit to the country since the new king succeeded his mother, Queen Beatrix, in 2013. As part of their trip, they participated in a ceremonious wreath laying tribute at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery, in honor of the American men and women who sacrificed their lives to liberate Europe 70 years ago. King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima also met with U.S. President Barack Obama at the White House where the two leaders praised the veterans who fought during the war and ultimately freed the Netherlands from Nazi Germany.