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Old 06-05-2013, 06:42 PM
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Yes of course, it is the British government who decides who the monarch makes state/official visits to and who visits her. Obviously if a return invite was received from The Netherlands the FO did not for whatever reason make it a priority.
It was obvious from how Beatrix greeted QEII at the Diamond Jubilee luncheon, a private event although done in consultation with the Foriegn Office, that the 2 monarchs knew each other and seem to have a pretty good relationship.

Is there anything on a British official site to indicate this visit from WA has been accepted or is this visit to be looked upon as merely a private visit?
Nothing on the official Royal site for either June or July. I looked at both months cos this thread apparently covers a visit from 19 June - 20 July.
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Old 06-06-2013, 12:40 AM
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QE didn't turn it down,she just didn't find the time to honour the invite....

The Brits have to deliver meaning it is Their turn to pay a State Visit,
after receiving three from us,but I happily give an extra explanation
when needed.So,they have to come to us as that is the most probable in line of expectations.
Queen Elizabeth II very much honoured/delivered/returned Queen Beatrix's invitation for State Visit.
She made a State Visit to Netherlands on 4-5 July 1988, and again in 2007.
Three State Visits are good enough, I guess.
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Old 06-06-2013, 03:58 AM
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Queen Elizabeth II very much honoured/delivered/returned Queen Beatrix's invitation for State Visit.
She made a State Visit to Netherlands on 4-5 July 1988, and again in 2007.
Three State Visits are good enough, I guess.

The only state visit she made was in 1958. The visit in 1988 was not a state visit, but a visit due to the William & Mary year, to celebrate that it was 300 years after the 'glorious revolution'. In 2007 it was a visit to celebrate an anniversary of the English church which lasted a few hours, not a state visit either.
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Old 06-06-2013, 06:50 AM
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Ok Marengo..I was going by this list
List of state visits made by Queen Elizabeth II - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Maybe thats is incorrect..I know Wiki isnt always right..
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Old 06-20-2013, 11:35 AM
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sorry for the late reply, but in this case I fear that wikipedia is incorrect.

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According to the website of the royal house, the visit will be on July 10th.
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Old 06-20-2013, 11:59 AM
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sorry for the late reply, but in this case I fear that wikipedia is incorrect.
From the official website of the British monarchy:

Inward State visits since 1952:
  • 11-15 April 1972, Queen Juliana and Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands
  • 16-19 November 1982, Queen Beatrix and Prince Claus of the Netherlands
Outward State visits since 1952:
  • 25-27 March 1958, The Netherlands, visiting Queen Juliana I
  • 5 February 2007, The Netherlands, visiting the Queen of the Netherlands (to mark the 400th Anniversary of the English Church in Amsterdam)
http://www.royal.gov.uk/MonarchUK/Ro...since1952.aspx
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Old 07-10-2013, 06:04 AM
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I do appreciate that the Queen may be busy, but 1958... that's 55 years ago!

I do look forward to pictures of the Dutch visit to the UK today!
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I do appreciate that the Queen may be busy, but 1958... that's 55 years ago!

I do look forward to pictures of the Dutch visit to the UK today!
You have to be invited to participate in a state visit, the Dutch must invite QE2.
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Old 07-10-2013, 07:47 AM
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Thank you for the clarification!
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Old 07-10-2013, 07:50 AM
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I do appreciate that the Queen may be busy, but 1958... that's 55 years ago!

I do look forward to pictures of the Dutch visit to the UK today!
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You have to be invited to participate in a state visit, the Dutch must invite QE2.
Also, it is the government of the day that decides on which countries the monarch makes state visits - it is not at the whim of HM!
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Old 07-10-2013, 10:20 AM
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So when is this visit taking place? I thought it was the 19th and 20th of July but I read a few posts above that it is today?
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So let´s hope for at least some official pics.

And: not that the audience will be SUDDELY interrupted by someone running in and shouting: "The Royal Baby just arrived"

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I think the audience is private, not much media coverage.
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So let´s hope for at least some official pics.

And: not that the audience will be SUDDELY interrupted by someone running in and shouting: "The Royal Baby just arrived"

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This is exactly why I would not make a good courtier. I would not be able to contain my excitement that either the duchess went into labor or that the baby was born during a visit such as this.
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The Queen receives King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima of the Netherlands at Windsor Castle, 10 July 2013.
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Why is there only one pic of this visit? We got more from the other introductory visits, didn't we?
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Queen Elizabeth II to meet King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands today

The Queen to meet King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands today

Photo here

http://www.volkskrant.nl/vk/nl/13164...ar-thuis.dhtml
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From the official website of the British monarchy:

Inward State visits since 1952:
  • 11-15 April 1972, Queen Juliana and Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands
  • 16-19 November 1982, Queen Beatrix and Prince Claus of the Netherlands
Outward State visits since 1952:
  • 25-27 March 1958, The Netherlands, visiting Queen Juliana I
  • 5 February 2007, The Netherlands, visiting the Queen of the Netherlands (to mark the 400th Anniversary of the English Church in Amsterdam)
http://www.royal.gov.uk/MonarchUK/Ro...since1952.aspx
http://www.royal.gov.uk/MonarchUK/Ro...since1952.aspx
So today's visit is not a state visit, either? It's just an intro?
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Old 07-10-2013, 04:04 PM
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I do appreciate that the Queen may be busy, but 1958... that's 55 years ago!

I do look forward to pictures of the Dutch visit to the UK today!
I was under the impression that State visits occured once during a head of state's reign, as such once HMQE and The then Queen BEatrix had both made state visits to each other's countries any other visits were more low key "official" visits.
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Old 07-10-2013, 06:11 PM
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Why is there only one pic of this visit? We got more from the other introductory visits, didn't we?
Even when there is a state dinner/visit at Windsor we rarely get many pics. Given that this was basically a low key private visit I am not surprised there was only 1 pic released.
Actually I am happy a pic was released at all. The Court Circular freqiently says that HM received the President/PM of this or that nation and we never see any pics of those meetings at all because they are also private/low key visits.
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