Queen Beatrix, Current Events 1 (September 2002 - August 2005)
Report: Dutch queen will discuss disgruntled niece Monday
Sat Feb 22,12:07 PM ET
THE HAGUE, Netherlands - The Netherlands' Queen Beatrix will hold "crisis talks" with her closest advisors Monday about a disgruntled niece who has accused the royal family of persecuting her and her husband, a Dutch newspaper reported Saturday.
Citing an unnamed royal family member, the Volkskrant newspaper reported Queen Beatrix will return from a skiing vacation to discuss Princess Margarita, who along with her husband Edwin de Roy van Zuydewijn has given tell-all interview with the respected magazine HP/De Tijd.
The three-part series, titled "Orange Bitters," details Margarita's claims that the House of Orange had snubbed Edwin, who is not royalty, and that the family had investigated him and hurt his business.
The interview also details claims that Prince Bernhard — Beatrix's father and Margarita's grandfather — has kept a mistress for years.
The series has broke the traditional code of silence among the Oranges.
The royal family, unaccustomed to the kind of scandal that has haunted other European royal houses, responded curtly, saying it "doesn't recognize itself as portrayed" and "regrets" the series' publication.
"Out of love for Princess Margarita, the family restricts itself to this reaction," the family said.
Eef Brouwers, spokesman for the Dutch royal house, said Saturday there was nothing unusual about Beatrix's Monday morning meeting.
The anti-monarchy Socialist party has called on Prime Minister Jan-Peter Balkenende to intervene in the affair, which the party said threatened Netherlands' image.
www.ibl.se - Queen Beatrix - 20030514 Amstelveen, Netherlands - Together with a guide dog, Queen Beatrix did the official opening of a new guide dog training centre in Amstelveen. Photo: Frank van Beek / Royal Images / Colourpress
Marnehuizen - Queen Beatrix visits Dutch ISAF Troops in Training for Afganistan. Queen Beatrix visits Dutch ISAF Troops in Training in Marnehuizen. The 11e bataljon van de Luchtmobiele brigade goes to Afghanistan to be a part of the Isaf troops
3-5.www.ibl.se - Queen Beatrix 20030611 The Hague, Holland - Queen Beatrix presented the Big Evening Market in The Hague which has been organised for the 45th time by the Tong Tong federation. This federation wants to stimulate the Indonesian culture and the knowledge about the Indonesian history by organising this 12-day Pasar Malam and is therefore the biggest Eurasian festival in the world. Photo: Royal Images / Colourpress
6.From Benelux Press. Another picture of Queen Beatrix in this very lovely blue outfit. It is one of the outfits she wore for the formal pictures taken earlier this year or last year for her birthday, right? There were a series of stunning pictures of the Queen. Does anyone remember these pictures and can share them?
Polfoto 04-06-2003 NLD-20030604-BARGER COMPASCUUMutch Queen Beatrix during her visit June 4th 2003 at an artproject called "Doors of Perception" of British artist Lorna Green in the east part of Holland called Borger-Compascuum. The Queen visited a national parc of peat moore where 17 international artists work on their project called PeatPolls.
3-6.www.ibl.se - Queen Beatrix attends Peatpolis.nl, an international project where 17 artists manufacture objects on basis of peat and other natural materials.
I really like Queen Beatrix's hats..Theyv'e got varied styles just like CP Maxima.. She looks great on her dresses. It's the first time for me to know that shev'e got pet dogs.
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Polfoto 18-06-2003 NLD-20030618-DELFT: Dutch Queen Beatrix during her visit in Delft today Wednesday 18 June 2004. Today her son Prince Willem-Alexander and duaghter in law Princess Maxima announced they expect thier first child in January 2004.
1.Polfoto 20-06-2003 NLD20030620- AMSTERDAM: Prince Bernhard (l) accompanies Dutch Queen Beatrix on her way to her seat during the presentation of the Silver Carnations in the Royals Palace in Amsterdam, 20 June 2003 the Netherlands. Nearly 92-year old Prince Bernhard presented the prizes which have been granted for people who made themselves useful in the cultural field and for nature conservation.
2,3.Polfoto 20-06-2003 NED-20030620-HAARLEM: Ducth Queen Beatrix smiles Friday 20 June 2003 visiting the exhibition of the 100 year old print factory Johan Enschede in the Teylers museum in Haarlem.
4.Polfoto 28-08-2000 NLD-20030624-WEIDORP: Dutch Queen Beatrix smiles during her visit at a cheesefactory of Sjaak and Karin van Veen 24 June 2003 the Netherlands. The queen pays a workingvisit to the region between Utrecht and Leiden, called Rijn en Gouwe, to be informed about the local industries.
5,6.www.yahoo.com - The Queen at Nelson Mandela's birthday festivities. Willem and Maxima also attended the party.
7.Not a new picture, but a wonderful picture of Queen Beatrix from the Glittering Royals message board.
1-4.www.colourpress.com - Hardinxveld-Giessendam, Holland - Today Queen Beatrix christened in HARDINXVELD-GIESSENDAM the ship "Prins der Nederlanden". The ship is built at the Merwede Shipyard for the Koninklijke Boskalis Westminster. Photo: Royalimages
5.Polfoto 08-09-2003 NLD-20030908-THE HAGUE: NATO-secretary general Lord Robertson (L) meets Dutch Queen Beatrix at the Royal Palace in The Hague, late Mondaynight 08 September 2003 the Netherlands. Robertson visited the Netherlands prior to his leaving from the international organisation next January. On behalf of the Dutch government Robertson was honoured yesterday.
6.I don't know what this event is from, but the picture is courtesy of my friend Marianne.
Utrecht, Holland - Today Queen Beatrix was present at the opening of "Papal Splendour Treasures of the Vatican" at the Museum Catharijneconvent in Utrecht.
This autumn Museum Catharijne convent will feature about 100 magnificent treasures from the Vatican. For the first time these items will be on show outside the Vatican. The exhibits will include, among other things, the papal tiara with which John XXIII was crowned, the ring worn by Pius XII, and various mitres, book bindings, chalices and reliquaries.
Originally posted by Fireweaver@Sep 10th, 2003 - 3:31 am
I wouldn't say she's scary at all. She seems like she'd be fun.
I have to agree with you Queen Bea does seem a little scary at times and I think that it has something to do with her her strong facial features, not to mention her very rigid hair style. But besides all of that she seems like the kind of women who can enjoy a nice brady and the occasional dirty joke.
Originally posted by ravenprincess@Sep 11th, 2003 - 7:55 am I have to agree with you Queen Bea does seem a little scary at times and I think that it has something to do with her her strong facial features, not to mention her very rigid hair style..
Tis all good because people know they better not mess with the Queen.
5.London: H. M. Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands waves to the crowd as she rides in an open carriage with H. M. Queen Elizabeth II past Horse Guards arch 11/16, en route for Buckingham Palace on the first day of the state visit by the Dutch Royals.
6.3/11/1981- Luxembourg: The Grand Duke of Luxembourg and Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands upon her arrival here 3/11 at Luxembourg Airport. The Queen is on a three day official visit. The Queen is shown smiling and wearing a veiled hat.
7.www.corbis.com - Queen Beatrix, Prince Claus and Crown Prince Willem.