Dutch State Visit to Australia: Day 2

  November 1, 2016 at 7:51 am by

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima began the second day of the state visit today, Tuesday November 1st, by visiting the headquarters of Royal Dutch Shell, the Dutch multinational oil and gas company.

During the visit the King and the Queen were informed about Shell’s Prelude gas project, a construction of the world’s first floating liquefied natural gas in the north west of Australia that will help to unlock new energy resources offshore.

Afterwards the Royal Couple paid a visit to the Curtin University. At the University, students and researchers explained to the King and the Queen the astronomy project that is currently in progress. This project, called Square Kilometre Array (SKA), involves Dutch and other international partners and aims to build the world’s largest radio telescope.

The Royal Couple also made a tour of the HIVE (Hub for Immersive Visualisation and eResearch), at the University’s Campus. HIVE is an advanced facility established by Curtin University that works for researchers, industry for visualisation, virtualisation and simulation capabilities.

The last event in Perth was at the Ascot Racecourse, where the King and the Queen watched the races of the Melbourne Cup via live telecast.  The Melbourne Cup is the most prestigious horse race in Australia that is held annually.

Later today the Royal Couple will leave for Canberra.

Filed under The Netherlands
Tagged , , , , , , , .

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Royal News to your Email

Royal News Delivered to your Email!

You can get the latest Royal News right in your inbox. Just sign up below and we will send you an email when the latest royal news is posted.

Close [X]