© Albert-Jan Rasker

Did you see it? How King Willem-Alexander was as happy as a kid when he finally managed to get the coin into the right spot. With two thumbs up and a grin from ear to ear, the king almost made a jump for joy. It was a bit of a puzzle to get the stainless steel coin with 12 pins into the right holes in the right way. The king briefly threatened to give up. Nonetheless, Willem-Alexander was not distracted by the 1500 guests who eagerly watched how he doggedly persevered. He squatted down to study the pins and kept turning the coin around until it clicked into the path. Done!

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Author profile picture Milan Lenters is a writer and editor. Through IO, he got to know his native city Eindhoven in a different way and sometimes looks with amazement at the many stories that lie ahead.