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Old 03-10-2014, 01:25 PM
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State Visit from China to The Netherlands; March 22-23, 2014



By invitation of HM King Willem-Alexander HE President Xi Jinping of China and his spouse,Mrs. Peng Liyuan,will pay a State Visit to The Netherlands on saturday march
22nd and sunday march 23rd.

The President will also attend the Nuclear Security Summit at The Hague immediatly after the State Visit .
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Old 03-19-2014, 03:43 AM
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By invitation of HM King Willem-Alexander HE President Xi Jinping of China and his spouse,Mrs. Peng Liyuan,will pay a State Visit to The Netherlands on saturday march
22nd and sunday march 23rd.

The President will also attend the Nuclear Security Summit at The Hague immediatly after the State Visit .
TM will welcome the President and Mrs.Peng Lyuan at Amsterdam Schiphol International Airport on saturday morning followed by the welcoming ceremony.

Later in the afternoon HM will host an Audience at the Royal Palace,Amsterdam and the day will be concluded with a State Banquet at the same Palace.

On sunday the PM will host the President at the Catshuis,the official Residence of the Dutch PM,followed by a Sino-Dutch Economic Forum at Noordwijk where HM The King will speech.

At noon on sunday TM will escort the President and spouse to Keukenhof Castle for a gathering with both Chinese and Dutch representatives.Mrs.Peng Lyuan will baptise a tulip and TM and the guests will have a private lunch at Keukenhof Castle which will conclude the official part of the State Visit.

Ja! bezoek uw Kasteel Keukenhof
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Old 03-21-2014, 09:21 AM
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i am so very excited about this visit, which is clearly very strategic for the netherlands. surely we will see lots of high profile events, and an obvious opportunity for maxima to delight us with some magnific jewels of her vault. only one day to go!
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Old 03-22-2014, 08:42 AM
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first pictures from anp
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I´m a bit surprised this state visit taking place at a weekend; very unusual.
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Old 03-22-2014, 10:17 AM
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Here are two more galleries of day 1:



** gettyimages/zimbio: Chinese President Xi Jinping Visits the Netherlands **


** dpp: State visit of Chinese president to King Willem-Alexander day 1 **
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I´m a bit surprised this state visit taking place at a weekend; very unusual.
And next weekend he will make a State Visit to Belgium. Wonder why he waits a week to visit a neighbour Country.
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Old 03-22-2014, 12:20 PM
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And next weekend he will make a State Visit to Belgium. Wonder why he waits a week to visit a neighbour Country.
I heard that the Chinese President is in Europe because of the Nuclear Security Summit on 24th - 25th March. He is filling in State Visits before and after. I don't know what the President is doing between the conference and the Belgium vist. But I heard that the State Visits have been planned pretty much last minute. So maybe the Belgium calendar was already too busy for the 26th to 29th.
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More pics from the Audience and the State Banquet

PPE Agency ** ANP Foto
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So maybe the Belgium calendar was already too busy for the 26th to 29th.
Or maybe the Chinese president wants a few days off during what appears to be a busy schedule.
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A pity that not more members of the RF were able to attend the state dinner. But nice that Princess Beatrix could! Also a relief that they are using tiaras ánd the palace in Amsterdam.

Nice to see the king wearing the military williams order. And it seems that Queen Baeatrix decided to leave hers at home.

The speech of the king, in English & Dutch:
Diamond and Pearl Corsage

Also nice that during the day they were allowed to make a picture of the king, queen, president and first lady inside the palace, sitting around a table. However it is a pity that for the groupphoto they still didn't find a setting without those cheap lights visible in the corners.
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Old 03-22-2014, 05:45 PM
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It is great to see Princess Beatrix appearing alongside her son and daughter-in-law. President Xi and his spouse looked nice. Queen Maxima looked lovely.

I am looking forward to the Belgian state visit and tiaras.
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The photos of this state visit are equisite!
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Usually it´s not free to decide whether you wear an order or not once you got one. Normally you would wear your orders when the occasion requires one; but I guess the Princess didn´t wear one of her dutch orders to underline who´s reigning/ in office, and who is not (anymore).
I know that Princess Juliana, after being Queen, attended state visits in the 1980s, too. But I can´t recall if she wore her order??
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Old 03-23-2014, 03:14 AM
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And next weekend he will make a State Visit to Belgium. Wonder why he waits a week to visit a neighbour Country.
After the Nuclear Security Summit on monday and tuesday the President will visit France and Germany,hence.

(As an aside:

There will be a gala dinner at Huis ten Bosch Palace on monday evening for all Heads of State and Government leaders.)

And some more from last night/yesterday

http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?z...14%20Amsterdam


http://www.volkskrant.nl/vk/nl/2734/...it-China.dhtml

Arrival

http://www.anpfoto.nl/search.pp?eventid=1750778

Audience and State Banquet

http://www.anpfoto.nl/search.pp?eventid=1750787

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Old 03-23-2014, 08:08 AM
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They arrived at the Keukenhof:

https://twitter.com/Rick_Evers/statu...155136/photo/1

and a picture of the banquet:

https://twitter.com/royalblognl/stat...178305/photo/1
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Here are some more pics of the visit to the Keukenhof:



** Pic 1 ** Pic 2 ** Pic 3 ** Pic 4 ** Pic 5 **


** anp gallery ** dpp: Chinese State visit day 2 **



And an extra gallery of yesterday's banquet:


** dpp: Dutch royal State Banquet for Chinese president **
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More pics from yesterday

"Hola": El elegante encuentro de Máxima de Holanda y Peng Liyuan, Primera Dama china y popular cantante

"Bekia": Guillermo Alejandro y Máxima de Holanda agasajan al presidente de China y su esposa con una cena de gala - Bekia

"Diez Minutos": Máxima, radiante anfitriona en la primera visita de un presidente chino a los Países Bajos - Diez Minutos
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Máxima is unique !!!! She looks more tan fabulous !!!! That is the way a REAL AND ROYAL LADY wears.
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Yes, the Queen´s beautiful!
The president´s wife is a singer?!?
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