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Queen Beatrix attended the opening of the largest radiotelescoop in
the world, LOFAR (Low Frequency Aray) in Borger-Odoorn, June 12,
2010.
The telescope for astronomical research consists of a network of 25,000
small antennas spread across 36 fields in northern Netherlands and some
places in northern Europe.


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Old 06-14-2010, 08:49 PM
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As you all can tell, I am new here. I am also somewhat new the whole "royal watcher" thing too. I've followed the British royals like most everyone else.

After spending the last couple of days on TRF, this is addictive, I have learned a lot about the other monarchies around the world. As of this moment, Queen Beatrix is my favorite royal. She appears to be so down to earth and warm and caring. Unlike her British counterpart, she even has a more relaxed hair style when she is with her family.

I'm so glad I found TRH.
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Welcome on board, Duchess of Durham! I think you've made
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Queen Beatrix attended the opening of the sculpture exhibition Den
Haag Sculpture 2010 at the Lange Voorhout in Den Haag, June 17,
2010. Pieces of arts are made by Manolo Valdes and Kim de Ruysscher.


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Old 06-18-2010, 04:24 AM
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This is an annual event on the beautiful Lange Voorhout avenue. The Queen always opens it. She was escorted by Silvia Toth (lady with the pillbox hat) and the other lady (with the small order on her outfit) is Maya Meijer, she organizes the event every year.

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Old 06-28-2010, 06:20 AM
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Queen Beatrix attended the opening of the re-newed National Glassmuseum
in Leerdam, June 22, 2010. The National Glass Museum gives an overview
of Dutch use and decorative glass from 1880 to the present.



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I love her suit. Thank you for posting the pics, Iceflower. And for your warm welcome.

I looked for books about Queen Beatrix at Barnes and Noble or Amazon and didn't find any. Any ideas of books I can buy about her or her family?
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Old 06-29-2010, 03:19 AM
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I love her suit. Thank you for posting the pics, Iceflower. And for your warm welcome.

I looked for books about Queen Beatrix at Barnes and Noble or Amazon and didn't find any. Any ideas of books I can buy about her or her family?

More information about books on queen Beatrix and the Dutch royal family can be found in this thread:

http://www.theroyalforums.com/forums...ly-9509-2.html

But I am afraid that not much is available in English.
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Oh, you are most welcome, Duchess of Durham


Queen Beatrix today attended the 10 year jubilee of the Earth Charter
declaration at the peace palace in Den Haag, June 29, 2010.

The Earth Charter is a declaration of ethical principles for a fair, sustainable
and peaceful world.


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On June 22, Queen Beatrix received the President of the European
Union Herman Van Rompuy at the Paleis Huis ten Bosch, Den Haag:


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On June 23, Queen Beatrix met with the President of the German
Bundesrat Böhrnsen at an audience at the Noordeinde Palace:


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Yesterday, June 30, Queen Beatrix and Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende
attended a ceremony in Den Haag for the victims of a planecrash in Tripoli.

On May 12, 2010 a plane crash in the Lybian capital Tripoli killed 102 of the
103 passengers and crewmembers, among them 70 Dutch, with only a
9-years old Dutch boy who survived to the crash.

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Queen Beatrix attended the opening of the new Louwman Museum in
Den Haag, July 2nd, 2010.
The car museum contains the private collection of Evert Louwman and
is a compelling picture of the possible development of the car since
1886. There are over 230 historic cars.

Lovely summer look the Queen was wearing!


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Queen Beatrix attended the openingssession of the international
congres Euralex 2010 in Leeuwarden, July 6, 2010.

During the visit the digital version of the Dictionary of the Frisian
language was presented to the Queen. Euralex, European Association
for lexicography, focuses on the development and study of dictionaries.


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Queen Beatrix is pictured hugging 1-year-old dog Milo who is trained
to be a guide dog. Queen Beatrix attended the celebrations for the
75th anniversary of the Royal Dutch Guide Dogs Fund (KNGF dogs)
in Amstelveen, May 26, 2010.


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Hello. I'm new here and this picture warms my heart. What a great lady and cute pup!
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Welcome, PrincessAurora! Have a great time at the forums!


Queen Beatrix received the players from the national soccer team with
a reception held in Palace Noordeinde at Den Haag, July 13, 2010, after
the team returned from the World Cup soccer tournament in South Africa.


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Queen Beatrix received the players from the national soccer team with
a reception held in Palace Noordeinde at Den Haag, July 13, 2010, after
the team returned from the World Cup soccer tournament in South Africa.


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Queen Beatrix was very elegant and nice to the players. It's nice that they receive the gratitude and consideration from their queen after a good result in a World Championship.
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Totally agree with you, cristine! It's a really nice gesture that the
team was received at the palace. Judging from the pics I would
say that the Queen also enjoyed it, being surrounded by that many
young and sportive men..

Here's an additional gallery from ppe!
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This thread has reached 20 pages so it is time to close it and open a new one. Thanks to all who participated and we hope to see you again in the 10th thread about the current events of Queen Beatrix of The Netherlands, which you can find here.
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