Oops! ... I've been posting images from the Queen's Jubilee tours, etc. in the regular "Queen Beatrix" thread, but maybe I should have been posting them here. Anyways, just to be inconsistent & drive people mad , I will start posting here ...
June 7th 2005 The Queen visits a sculpture exhibit at the Hague.
Thank you for those pictures. According to 'De Telegraaf' Her Majesty commented on her visit and said that she actually enjoyed them very much, and she added 'en dat mag ook wel eens gezegd worden' (That may be said for once as well), thus urging the reporters to print this comment of the queen. I think that was a nice gesture of her to all the people who organise these visits & all the people who she meets.
She furthermore stated that the visits were planned while her parents were still alive. Because of this the program in the Dutch Antilles will be shorter then she intended, at that time she felt uneasy to go away for to long.
Marengo, thanks so much for once again providing some background information to the pictures. It is easy enough to find pictures of the Dutch Royal Family and generally figure out what's going on, but, not being able to understand Dutch, I am of course missing the interesting details - the story behind the pictures! So I really appreciate your comments. :)
After what must have been a very sad year for the Queen in 2004, it is nice to hear that she is enjoying her Jubilee Tour. I wasn't aware that Her Majesty has a trip to the Dutch Antilles planned. Do you know when the tour will take place?
August 13 2005 As part of her Jubilee celebrations, the Queen is visiting Apeldoorn today. These are pictures from her visit to the museum at Het Loo Palace, where she unveiled the painting "Vivat Oraenge" (circa 1670) by Jan Davidsz.
The painting has been acquired in honour of Beatrix's jubilee celebrations.