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Old 07-02-2006, 06:03 PM
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The Queen has been non-stop lately!

Two new granddaughters, a trip to Belgium and endless visits within Netherlands and consultations with politicians at home.

How amazing she is that she's doing so much, more than individuals in their thirties or forties do in a week!
Yes, she seems to be everywhere atthe moment! Her sense of duty really is something else! This is a woman who, even on her vacations, is up and out at dawn--at least, that's what her sons once said about her in a tv interview a decade or so back!
They also in that interview said that she's been suffering heavy duty migraines for ever, but you would never know it--she's never canceled <anything> because of it! Pretty tough act to follow, isn't she!
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Old 07-02-2006, 06:07 PM
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She is simply amazing. Between the consultations with advisors, the prime minister etc she even has time to visit cows! I wonder what sshe enjoys more :).

Let's hope HM will be on time for the picnic, Lucien. Or is there a tiara event in the evening? I hope that she will be there then, hiding a tiara somewhere...

And HM had even more to do today, this was posted by JH on the Benelux Royals MB:

HM today received HE Mr.D.B.Payton,ambassador of New Zealand for a farewell lunch at Huis ten Bosch Palace.

Yesterday HM received HE Mr.E.Ugalde Alvarez,ambassador of Costa Rica,for a farewell audience. On june 23rd HM received HE Mr.M.B.Pensa,ambassador of Italy for a farewell audience at Huis ten Bosch Palace.
Not to mention calling on her old friend, ex prime minister Ruud Lubbers, to come help form a cabinet! Beatrix and Lubbers go way way back--both were new at their rarified roles back in the early eighties--he as new young prime minister at the time and she as new queen. Both are roughly the same age too. The fact that he has been asked in this intermediary role is directly, it seems to me, due to her influence.
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Old 07-04-2006, 02:05 PM
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HM will leave on holidays tomorrow (thursday). She will be staying at her medieval farm/estate in Tavernelle, Italy. She will keep in tough with the 'informateur' (Ruud Lubbers) by telephone and will fly back to The Netherlands if the political situation requires that.
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Old 07-05-2006, 02:04 AM
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HM will receive informaeur Ruud Lubbers this morning at 9.00 at Palace Huis ten Bosch.
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Old 07-06-2006, 06:15 PM
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HM the Queen will be abck tomorrow (friday), from Tavernelle, to install the new cabinet. After that she will fly back to her holiday retreat.
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Old 07-06-2006, 07:08 PM
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These politicians keep the Queen busy. I hope she'll get to relax after the whole deal is closed, she really deserved it, imo! :)
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Old 07-06-2006, 09:04 PM
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These politicians keep the Queen busy. I hope she'll get to relax after the whole deal is closed, she really deserved it, imo! :)
She certainly does, in fact it seems to me that Beatrix, probably together with her equally hard-working, never-relenting colleague Elizabeth of the UK, should be up for the "hardest working royal in Europe of the year award", if it existed! Both these queens pull more hours than the crop of current crown princes together (bit of an unfair comparison perhaps as the role of heir is all but defined)
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Old 08-21-2006, 11:17 AM
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Queen Beatrix attended a concert last night, performed by the European Union Youth Orchestra

Koningin Beatrix is zondag aanwezig bij het concert van de European Union Youth Orchestra. Het orkest staat onder leiding van dirigent Vladimir Ashkenazy en speelt werken van Dmitri Sjostakovitsj. ANP

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She never misses this event :) Good to see that she is back working...
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Old 08-21-2006, 05:49 PM
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Two lovely close-ups of Queen Beatrix:




(Credit: Bruno Press)
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Old 08-21-2006, 05:53 PM
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Two lovely close-ups of Queen Beatrix:
These definitely are lovely, soCal girl! Thanks for sharing them. Am I the only one who thinks that the Queen looks very radiant, lately? Being a grandmother of 7 must be really great for her!
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Old 08-22-2006, 07:47 AM
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Am I the only one who thinks that the Queen looks very radiant, lately? !
Only lately? I think she's always looked radiant!
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Two lovely close-ups of Queen Beatrix:
(Credit: Bruno Press)
Thanks for sharing! Beatrix looks great!
I think her hair looks a bit more blonde then usual (but maybe it's just because her her holiday-darker skin.
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Old 08-22-2006, 09:14 AM
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Agree she really is a 'unifying' force in that sense. This is exactly the kind of thing she is so great at, being her iconic self while drawing attention to a cause, rather than herself. I love how she treats everyone she meets with the utmost respect. This is a prime example of what a monarch is supposed to do, supposed to be. I hope she has a long life ahead of her & stays on as a queen for at least another decade!
How old were Beatrix' sons when she took over from Queen Juliana? Somehow I don't think the abdication plans in the Netherlands rely on the age of the queen or her heir but on the question whether the children have reached a certain age so their parents can move on. If it is so, then we will see Beatrix as queen for some more years, I guess.
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How old were Beatrix' sons when she took over from Queen Juliana? Somehow I don't think the abdication plans in the Netherlands rely on the age of the queen or her heir but on the question whether the children have reached a certain age so their parents can move on. If it is so, then we will see Beatrix as queen for some more years, I guess.
Since Juliana abdicted in 1980, Beatrix sons were 13 (WA), 12 (Friso) and 11 (Constantijn).
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the queen has the most lovely, open face. i just love her.
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It's nice to see HM out and about again. And even nicer to see her hair. It always amazes me in it's defiance of the laws of gravity.
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It (her hair) does seem to stand the test of time. We joke about it but at this point, I couldn't see her with another style.

In regards to abdication, I don't see her HM abdicating for at least ten years. Maybe if her husband was alive but not now.
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In regards to abdication, I don't see her HM abdicating for at least ten years. Maybe if her husband was alive but not now.
It is also possible that the Queen wants to fight the 'trend' that she should abdicate.
However, there IS a trend of abdicating in the Houses of Orange and Nassau.

Willem I of Orange-Nassau, King of the Netherlands, Grand Duke of Luxembourg
Abdicated: 1840
Reign: 27 years
Age of abdication: 68 years

Marie-Adelaide of Nassau, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg
Abdicated: 1919
Reign: 7 years
Age of abdication: 25 (she abdicated and became a Carmelite nun)

Wilhelmina of Orange-Nassau, Queen of the Netherlands
Abdicated: 1948
Reign: 58 years
Age of abdication: 68 years

Charlotte of Nassau, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg
Abdicated: 1964
Reign: 45 years
Age of abdication: 68 years

Juliana of Orange-Nassau, Queen of the Netherlands
Abdicated: 1980
Reign: 32 years
Age of Abdication: 71 years

Jean of Nassau, Grand Duke of Luxembourg
Abdicated: 2000
Reign: 36 years
Age of abdication: 79 years

Beatrix of Orange-Nassau, Queen of the Netherlands
Abdicated: -
Reign: 26 years (so far)
Age of abdication: - (she is 68 now)

Henri of Nassau, Grand Duke of Luxembourg
Abdicated: -
Reign: 6 years (so far)
Age of abdicaton: - (he is 51 now)
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Old 08-22-2006, 02:42 PM
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It is also possible that the Queen wants to fight the 'trend' that she should abdicate.
Henri M, I hope you are right, for one I think she is doing a stellar job. And two, I just can't see her sitting in her castle (Drakensteijn) doing nothing (I know she is a talented woman with plenty of hobbies, but I can't see her dedicated to these hobbies and nothing else all day): she seems too young for that.

And last, I really also think that she is more and more seen by her Dutch constituents as the unifying force she really is. That country is in so many ways at a cross roads, I think for the forseeable future, they really need her more than she needs them.

but...quick question, and this may be conjecturing so not sure our Mods would approve of my asking, but what about the rumors in the Netherlands that she will abdicate probably in four years? What with the Paleis op de Dam being renovated, and finished slated for 2008?

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Only lately? I think she's always looked radiant!
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