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Old 04-30-2012, 03:32 AM
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April 30th 1980:Inthronisation ceremony of HM,Nieuwe Kerk,Amsterdam.

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Old 05-02-2012, 12:30 PM
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Queen Beatrix and German President Joachim Gauck attended the opening of the exposition "Dutch Design
- Huis van Oranje" at the Palace Oranienbaum in Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany, today, April 25, 2012.
According to royalblog.nl the event was also attended by the duke of Anhalt and his wife ánd by the Fürst and Fürstin of Sayn-Witgenstein-Sayn (former parents in-law of Corinna SWS). The duke seems to have had some nice words about HM.

The fürst and fürstin must be friends of the royal family, they also attended the wedding of the prince of Orange (with their eldest daughter, who was then married to the hereditairy prince of Oettingen).
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Old 05-04-2012, 09:31 AM
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As per usual, events featuring more than one member of the RF should be posted in a joint thread as opposed to individual threads. A new thread for Remembrance Day 2012 has been created:

http://www.theroyalforums.com/forums...2-a-32979.html
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Old 05-04-2012, 10:03 AM
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HM will attend the opening ceremony of the International Annual Meeting of the World Wide Fund for Nature,WWF (founded by her late father,Prince Bernhard ) aboard the " SS Rotterdam" in the Port of Rotterdam,tuesday may 8th.
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Old 05-08-2012, 07:00 AM
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HM will attend the opening ceremony of the International Annual Meeting of the World Wide Fund for Nature,WWF (founded by her late father,Prince Bernhard ) aboard the " SS Rotterdam" in the Port of Rotterdam,tuesday may 8th.
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Her Majesty looks wonderful.
And how cute is the toy panda?!
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According to RTL Boulevard, HM left for London immidiately after this visit (unconfirmed by the RVD of course).
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Is it a toy or a baby? I am sure she is very drawn to the horrendous situation in London.
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You can see it's a toy in this picture (look at its leg) - a very cute one though.
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Old 05-09-2012, 08:32 AM
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HM hosted the annual Gala dinner of the Corps Diplomatique at the Royal Palace,Amsterdam this evening.

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Queen Beatrix at the Major Bosshardt Anniversary Gala at the Westergasfabriek in Amsterdam. May 11, 2012

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Queen Beatrix at the Major Bosshardt Anniversary Gala at the Westergasfabriek in Amsterdam. May 11, 2012

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HM attended the Gala on occasion of the 125th anniversary of the Salvation Army in The Netherlands.The Queen has a close bond with the organisation ever since she went out one night in Amsterdam with one of its workers to see what it was like and what sorts of people she'd meet.

A Salvation Army Major,Mrs.Bosshardt,took her out and about in dark Amsterdam,more in particular the Red Light district.The then still Princess,it was the early 1960's,had a wig and huge dark glasses in order not to be recognised.

Some photographer did get an idea of whom was roaming the bars pubs and edifices of the District with the Salvation official and made a picture.

Since that day Princess Beatrix and Majoor Bosshardt became lifelong and very close friends until "Majoor " Bosshardt as the nation knew her,died a few years ago.Always dressed in her uniform,always a modest and also direct figur,she embodied the Salvation Army and what it stood for with a touch of humor.She became a national figure,everybody knew her.Her funeral was aired live on national tv,and the Grand Mistress of the Court was in attendance on behalve of HM.

Annecdotes of the "Majoor" are numerous and often hilarious,she had us all in stitchess more often then not.Always dressed in the uniform,always,had the Mayor of Amsterdam,who spoke during the funeral service saying;"She never worried about what to wear"...and had the congregation in stitches..Be it in the homeless shelters where she hosed down junks and what not while spreading the Word,literally,she gave 'm a scrub down herself so they were spic and span again,or visiting HM at the Palace the next hour,it didn't matter to her,it was all the same and what better gear to wear then the uniform..

More from the Gala at the Wester gasfabriek last night:

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125 Years Salvation Army in The Netherlands and the "Majoor"..:

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Old 05-11-2012, 11:43 PM
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Oh,btw,it will be a right Royal roundabout in London next weekend,Princess Máxima will be there attending a finance meeting,while HM Queen Beatrix joins Queen Elizabeth at her Diamond Jubilee Banquet along with TM The Emperor and Empress of Japan and other Crowned Heads of Europe and abroad.
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Queen Beatrix has attended the Four Freedoms Awards in Middelburg today, May 12:



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Yesterday, May 15, Queen Beatrix has received the chairman of the Standing Committee of China's National
People's Congress, Wu Bangguo and his wife Zhang Ruizhen at the Huis ten Bosch Palace in Den Haag. Wu
was invited to mark 40 years bilateral ties between the Netherlands and China.



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Glad to read that Quen Beatrix is coming to Windsor for lunch but was surprised to read that it was actually a topic of discussion in the Dutch parliament.
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Well, if it did. The fact didn't even manage to get into the media.
Seems as if only the politicians were woried, not the inhabitants of our country.
Much ado about nothing. ;-)
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Queen Beatrix attended the jubilee concert by violinist Emmy Verhey in Den Haag today, May 20.



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Queen Beatrix attended the opening of the new provincial house Fryslan in Leeuwarden today, May 22, 2012.
At the opening the entire Frisian community was involved with 2040 singers from across the province.



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Queen Beatrix has made a working visit to the Recruitment Service Center of the Ministry of Defence on May 23, 2012.



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