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Old 04-05-2014, 07:48 PM
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If you walk through the sweet-scented laburnum arch walk in early summer, you will be very happy.
The laburnum is absolutely gorgeous!
The yellow flowers of laburnum are responsible for the poetic name "golden chain tree".
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The Glorious Georges at Hampton Court Palace

Hampton Court Palace The Glorious Georges
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Hampton Court was a favourite British residence of William III and Mary II, King and Queen of England, Scotland and Ireland, Prince and Princess of Orange. No wonder this residence is often used when it is about British-Dutch encounters.

In 1982 Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands, Princess of Orange-Nassau used Hampton Court to organize a grand banquet. On this picture a group portrait is made in front of a gobelin hanging in the Baroque Palace, the extension build by William & Mary. On the picture you see:
- HRH Prince Claus
- HM Queen Elizabeth
- HM Queen Elizabeth II
- HM Queen Beatrix
- HRH Prince Philip
Source: ANP Historisch Archief http://www.anp-archief.nl/attachment/2114382

Seven years later Hampton Court was again used, now for a concert by the Bands of the Irish Guards and the Scots Guards. Queen Beatrix and Prince Claus were guests of honour. The youngest generation was invited too. On this picture you see:
- Prince William
- Prince Harry
- Prince Charles
- Queen Beatrix
- Prince Claus
- Princess Margaret
Source: ANP Historisch Archief http://www.anp-archief.nl/attachment/83261
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The brickwork of Hampton Court Palace was generally painted.
The heraldic carvings that crowned gables, turrets and cappings held ephemeral vanes and banners.
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