On 15 September 1995 the "Kroonborg" is christened by Machteld Haaksman and Eva Muurman in the presence of His Majesty King Willem Alexander (who was at that time the Crown Prince) at Ferus Smit shipyard in Westerbroek. The first and second attempts to break the champagne bottle on the bow fail. But with the help of His Majesty the bottle hits the ship on the third attempt!

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