The Royal Forums Coat of Arms

Go Back   The Royal Forums > Reigning Houses > Dutch Royals

Join The Royal Forums Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
  #1  
Old 10-10-2008, 04:46 PM
Marengo's Avatar
Administrator
Royal Blogger, TRF Author
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Posts: 13,882
State Visit from Ghana to the Netherlands; October 21st-23rd, 2008

On the invitation Queen Beatrix, the president of the Repblic of Ghana, John Agyekum Kufuor and Mrs. Theresa Kufuor, will pay a state visit to The Netherlands from 21 to 23 October.

http://www.koninklijkhuis.nl/content.jsp?objectid=26558
__________________

__________________
TRF Rules and FAQ
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 10-15-2008, 07:27 AM
rubies's Avatar
Heir Presumptive
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: daytona beach, United States
Posts: 2,120
Marengo, does that possibly mean a State Dinner? Hopefully? With long gowns and jewels?
__________________

__________________
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 10-15-2008, 09:50 AM
Princess Maxima's Avatar
Courtier
Picture of the Month Representative - The Netherlands
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Posts: 1,025
Quote:
Originally Posted by rubies View Post
does that possibly mean a State Dinner? Hopefully?
There will be a State Dinner at Noordeinde Palace on the 21st but just the Queen and Pieter van Vollenhoven will be present(No Máxima, Laurentien or Margriet)
__________________
Reina Máxima
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 10-16-2008, 06:28 AM
lucien's Avatar
Majesty
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Posts: 6,239
Day 1

Arrival and offcial welcome by HM The Queen at Noordeinde Palace.

Welcome by PM J-P Balkenende at his office in the Tower,followed by a government lunch hosted by the PM.

Meetings with the Chairs of the First and Second Chamber of the States-General.

State banquet at Noordeinde Palace hosted by Her Majesty The Queen.

Day 2

Mayor J.Cohen of Amsterdam will receive the Presidential couple and there will be a wreath-laying ceremony
at the National Monument at the Dam Square.

The President will have meetings with representatives of the dutch corporate world.

In the afternoon the president will visit the Sitos Group.

The Presidential couple will host a culturel dance and music night for Her Majesty The Queen and dignitaries
at the Nieuwe Kerk,The Hague.

Day 3

The President will visit Evides Water company at Spijkenisse in the morning.

---------------------

Het Koninklijk Huis
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 10-16-2008, 12:48 PM
Marengo's Avatar
Administrator
Royal Blogger, TRF Author
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Posts: 13,882
That is odd, Prince Wilelm-Alexander and Princess Máxima have no other engagements that evening, neither are they officially abroad. Perhaps they are on autumn holiday, like many people with school going children that week?
__________________
TRF Rules and FAQ
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 10-16-2008, 03:55 PM
marmi's Avatar
Heir Presumptive
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: -, New Zealand
Posts: 2,315
Well to be honest I would've expected their attendance regardless... Only time will tell I guess.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 10-16-2008, 04:04 PM
Maxie's Avatar
Serene Highness
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: The great city of N., Netherlands
Posts: 1,474
That's odd indeed. And a pity. I always like seeing them out and about with the Queen at these visits. Even if there aren't any jewels involved in the state dinner.
__________________
Toute royale
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 10-18-2008, 01:53 AM
lucien's Avatar
Majesty
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Posts: 6,239
Quote:
Originally Posted by marmi View Post
Well to be honest I would've expected their attendance regardless... Only time will tell I guess.
No,why?It happened before,also during Juliana's Reign,that the Heir was not present for one reason or another at such occasions,
so its nothing new.I think what some believe/think they have to do is not always that what they have to do.

Besides,considering the heavy duty calendar (past and ahead) they've worked through over the past few weeks alone,and the subsequent time they've missed out with our lovely triple A's,grant them more then one reason to have a few days off,Fall holiday/Herfst vakantie as we call it.HM is perfectly OK with it,the President is OK with it,and that is all that really matters.

IIRC the President and PWA and Máxima already met as the first visit abroad of Máxima as Princess of The Netherlands was to Ghana.

Princess Margriet can not attend as she is in Johannesburg for meetings of the African Red Cross & Red Crescent.

I checked the school holiday calendar too,but as Amalia doesn't apply to that rule yet,she's too young,well,untill this december 7th when she will turn 5 that is.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 10-18-2008, 03:07 AM
Marengo's Avatar
Administrator
Royal Blogger, TRF Author
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Posts: 13,882
The autumholiday for the region Midden-Zuid was 11 to 19 October, which was last week. So they can not be on holiday and I was wrong in my assumption. Who knows, they will surprise us and show up after all.

Link
__________________
TRF Rules and FAQ
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 10-18-2008, 04:03 PM
marmi's Avatar
Heir Presumptive
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: -, New Zealand
Posts: 2,315
Lucien, it was just my opinion. They have worked & travelled a lot lately so I would not have expected them to be present every minute of everyday, but at least for one event - the welcome at the palace or the dinner.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 10-19-2008, 05:44 PM
Aristocracy
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: amsterdam, Netherlands
Posts: 106
Quote:
Originally Posted by Marengo View Post
The autumholiday for the region Midden-Zuid was 11 to 19 October, which was last week. So they can not be on holiday and I was wrong in my assumption. Who knows, they will surprise us and show up after all.

Link

I live in that area (midden) and a lot of schools have their autumholiday this week (18-26 october). It was also on the news that the schools could chose to have their holiday in this week or the last week. Through this there was a lot of traffic jam.. Therefore it could be possible that they are on holiday.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 10-20-2008, 08:14 AM
Marengo's Avatar
Administrator
Royal Blogger, TRF Author
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Posts: 13,882
I checked it with a schoolteacher that i know, apparently the ministery of ediucation can not calculate and they made the mistake of giving the region 'midden' the last summer holiday and the first autumn holiday, so there were only 6 weeks of school in between. When they realised their mistake they allowed schools in the refion to make their own choise. Most chose the option of a later autumn holiday... sigh.

Anyway, the website of the Bloemcampschool has the holiday sheduele online, and the holiday is this week (20-24 October).
__________________
TRF Rules and FAQ
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 10-21-2008, 07:49 AM
Maxie's Avatar
Serene Highness
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: The great city of N., Netherlands
Posts: 1,474
Some pictures of the arrival of the Ghanese president:

ANP Beeldbank
ANP Beeldbank
ANP Beeldbank
ANP Beeldbank
ANP Beeldbank
ANP Beeldbank
ANP Beeldbank
ANP Beeldbank
ANP Beeldbank
ANP Beeldbank
ANP Beeldbank
(ANP)
__________________
Toute royale
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 10-21-2008, 09:51 AM
giov's Avatar
Heir Presumptive
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Roma, Italy
Posts: 2,351
The Hague Queen Beatrix and President of the Republic Ghana, John Agyekum Kufuor at the ceremonial welcome at Palace Noordeinde and at the Binnenhof in The Hague, 21-10-2008.
PPE Agency
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 10-21-2008, 01:48 PM
Marengo's Avatar
Administrator
Royal Blogger, TRF Author
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Posts: 13,882
Thanks Maxie, apparently it is said on several message boards that Prof. Pieter will be absent too. Of course they could surprise us and all of them will turn up tonight, as the only spurce thus far for the absense of WA and Maxima has been HJA's blog (which is usually reliable btw).

HM looked good today, she should wear dark red more often.
__________________
TRF Rules and FAQ
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 10-21-2008, 02:23 PM
chaimae's Avatar
Nobility
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Tetouan, Morocco
Posts: 414
HM looks fabulous in dark red ! ilike her appearence !
im relly sorry Maxima and WA are absent today !!
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 10-21-2008, 02:29 PM
Parrothead's Avatar
Aristocracy
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Dallas, United States
Posts: 200
Has it been established where WA and Maxima are? Just on vacation or out of the country on a working trip? I will be sorry not to see them in the pictures of tonight as Maxima always adds a welcome touch of glamour to state events.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 10-21-2008, 03:14 PM
Courtier
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Kirkland, United States
Posts: 682
Quote:
Originally Posted by Marengo View Post
Thanks Maxie, apparently it is said on several message boards that Prof. Pieter will be absent too. Of course they could surprise us and all of them will turn up tonight, as the only spurce thus far for the absense of WA and Maxima has been HJA's blog (which is usually reliable btw).

HM looked good today, she should wear dark red more often.
Isn't that something? I was thinking the same thing - that she looked really great in the red hat and red wrap. I like the way the Queen is wearing the hat on a tilt rather than plopped straight on her head - the tilt is more youthful looking and very flattering.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 10-21-2008, 03:52 PM
Princess Maxima's Avatar
Courtier
Picture of the Month Representative - The Netherlands
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Posts: 1,025
Gala dinner
ANP Beeldbank
ANP Beeldbank
__________________
Reina Máxima
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 10-21-2008, 04:07 PM
rubies's Avatar
Heir Presumptive
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: daytona beach, United States
Posts: 2,120
HM looks just stunning today from day to evening!!!!
__________________

__________________
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
dutch royal family, ghana, state visit


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
State Visit from Sweden to the Netherlands; April 21st-23rd, 2009 lucien Dutch Royals 163 04-27-2009 07:26 AM
State Visit to Slovenia and Slovakia, October 2008 Warren Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh 78 10-31-2008 11:58 AM
State Visit from Ireland , October 2008 Her_Majesty Royal House of Norway 22 10-20-2008 01:55 AM
Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik's State Visit to Mexico; February 19th-21st, 2008 Her_Majesty Queen Margrethe II and Prince Henrik 20 02-23-2008 07:06 PM
State Visit from Luxembourg to Denmark; October 20th-23rd, 2003 hrhcp Royal House of Denmark 68 04-30-2004 07:18 PM




Additional Links
Popular Tags
abdication birth birthday bourbon-parma camilla charlene chris o'neill crown prince frederik crown prince haakon crown princess letizia crown princess mary crown princess mette-marit crown princess victoria danish royals engagement fashion genealogy grand duchess maria teresa grand duke henri habsburg hereditary grand duchess stéphanie hereditary grand duke guillaume hohenzollern infanta elena king abdullah king abdullah ii king albert ii king carl xvi gustav king juan carlos king philippe king willem-alexander norway palace picture thread pom pregnancy prince albert prince albert ii prince constantijn prince felipe prince felix prince frederik prince henrik prince joachim princess princess alexia (2005 -) princess ariane princess beatrix princess catharina-amalia princess charlene princess haya princess laurentien princess letizia princess mabel princess madeleine princess marie princess mary princess maxima queen mathilde queen maxima queen rania queen silvia queen sofia royal russia state visit wedding willem-alexander william winter olympics 2014


Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

RV & Travel Trailer Communities

Our RV & Travel Trailer sites encompasses virtually all types of Recreational Vehicles, from brand-specific to general RV communities.

» More about our RV Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002-2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:18 PM.

Social Knowledge Networks

eXTReMe Tracker
Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014
Jelsoft Enterprises

Royal News Delivered to your Email!

You can get the latest Royal News right in your inbox.

unsusbcribe at anytime with one click

Close [X]