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Old 07-23-2018, 12:30 PM
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State Visit from Singapore to The Netherlands: November 21-22, 2018

At the invitation of the King Willem Alexabder, the President of Singapore, Ms Halimah Yacob, will pay a state visit to the Netherlands on 21 and 22 November 2018. The President will be accompanied by her husband, Mr Mohamed Abdullah Alhabshee.


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Old 11-08-2018, 12:32 PM
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And the program for this State Visit.

https://www.royal-house.nl/latest/ne...pore---program
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Old 11-21-2018, 05:48 AM
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The state visit has started today, November 21, with a welcome ceremony in Amsterdam:



** anp gallery ** anp gallery 2 ** rex gallery ** ppe gallery ** robinutrecht.photoshelter gallery **


** dailymail: Plum perfection! Queen Maxima looks chic in a cocoon coat and oversized hat as she and husband King Willem-Alexander..**
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Old 11-21-2018, 07:29 AM
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It must have been cooooooold on that windy Dam Square. Mr Husband Singapore quickly put on an ice cap... Nice to see the ceremonial guards from the Regiment Infantry Johan Willem Friso with their blue uniforms. It will have been their turn this time. Then we see the Guards' Regiment Fuseliers Princess Irene in their red tenues, then it is the Guards ' Regiment Limburgse Jagers in their green uniforms, then it is one of the Hussars' regiments, then it is a detachement from the Royal Navy, etc. there will be a sort of schedule.

What is the Order the Chef of the Military House (Rear Admiral Ludger Brummelaar) is wearing? The Swedish Order of the Polar Star?

https://previews.rexfeatures.com/pre...397d2f12c7c936
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Old 11-21-2018, 08:03 AM
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What is the Order the Chef of the Military House (Rear Admiral Ludger Brummelaar) is wearing? The Swedish Order of the Polar Star?

https://previews.rexfeatures.com/pre...397d2f12c7c936

Picture doesn't work but if he is the ione behind the King it looks like the luxemburgian Order of Adolphe.
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Picture doesn't work but if he is the ione behind the King it looks like the luxemburgian Order of Adolphe.

This is the picture: https://ssl.c.photoshelter.com/img-g...81121-2962.jpg


Indeed most likely the Military Order of Adolphe de Nassau, I can see the breast star with the crossed swords on the uniform: see picture. (This is an antique one from a collectioneur of militaria).


The other officer with the orange sash is the parade commander in the uniform of the Regiment Infantry Johan Willem Friso.
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Old 11-21-2018, 03:16 PM
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Tonight's dinner
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The queen is not wearing any orders at the State Banquet?
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Here's an extra gallery of the state banquet, the above posted anp gallery 2 also contains photos of the evening:



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The queen is not wearing any orders at the State Banquet?
I noticed that too.
Did they not interchange orders?
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One more gallery for the banquet tonight

https://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?...11-2018%20Gala
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Princess Beatrix in between the Speaker of the House of Representatives Mrs Khadija Arib and the vice-Premier / Minister of the Treasury, Mr Wopke Bastiaan Hoekstra.


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This is not one of the usual sets of crystalware used for State Banquets. It looks like the King has purchased a new sleek, sober, simple and modern-looking set of cyrstalware: https://www.ppe-agency.com/500px/Nov...PE18112178.jpg
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What a pity that there was no group photo with Princess Beatrix, Prince Constantijn, Princess Laurentien and Princess Margriet.
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It must have been cooooooold on that windy Dam Square. Mr Husband Singapore quickly put on an ice cap... Nice to see the ceremonial guards from the Regiment Infantry Johan Willem Friso with their blue uniforms. It will have been their turn this time. Then we see the Guards' Regiment Fuseliers Princess Irene in their red tenues, then it is the Guards ' Regiment Limburgse Jagers in their green uniforms, then it is one of the Hussars' regiments, then it is a detachement from the Royal Navy, etc. there will be a sort of schedule.

What is the Order the Chef of the Military House (Rear Admiral Ludger Brummelaar) is wearing? The Swedish Order of the Polar Star?

https://previews.rexfeatures.com/pre...397d2f12c7c936
So true, I guess the first husband stole the show with his hat!!! Max isn't used to that

http://www3.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Q...VaKva6Grvl.jpg
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Princess Beatrix in between the Speaker of the House of Representatives Mrs Khadija Arib and the vice-Premier and Minister of the Treasury, Mr Wopke Bastiaan Hoekstra.


https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dsjk2HcVAAAwM0e.jpg
No orders for Princess Beatrix either ! Even if Queen Máxima and Princess Beatrix didn’t get any Singaporean decorations, shouldn’t they have worn their highest Dutch order ?
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No orders for Princess Beatrix either ! Even if Queen Máxima and Princess Beatrix didn’t get any Singaporean decorations, shouldn’t they have worn their highest Dutch order ?
No any lady, besides the President of Singapore, wore an Order. Usually we would have seen the Speaker with an Order as well. Maybe this was the set dresscode?

Prince Constantijn wore his Dutch Order.

Prince Constantijn: https://www.ppe-agency.com/500px/Nov2018/PPE18112167.jpg

Princess Laurentien (opposite Princess Beatrix): https://j.gifs.com/kZy5mv.gif
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Day 2 started with a visit to the Horticultural Centre in Bleiswijk:


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** anp gallery ** anp gallery 2 ** ppe gallery **


** updated rex gallery - both days ** robinutrecht.photoshelter gallery **
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The vice-Premier had no Order:


But now I see also the Premier had no Order either: https://static0.persgroep.net/parool...RTFPREI0T1RBeQ


(The white uniformed gentleman is most likely the valet to the Singaporean President).
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Better quality video of the State Banquet with a nice closeup look at the sparkling Dutch tiaras.



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