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Old 01-10-2012, 02:33 PM
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A photo from the meeting with sultan Qaboos

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did she put the tiara herself? it does look untidy! the tiara is beautiful the same the dress and they look that evrybody is having a good time! I gues they all speak in english?
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Old 01-10-2012, 02:39 PM
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did she put the tiara herself? it does look untidy! the tiara is beautiful the same the dress and they look that evrybody is having a good time! I gues they all speak in english?
It is yes on all accounts...!The Ladies do look the part!Stunning really!

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A photo from the meeting with sultan Qaboos

A beautiful photo of Princess Maxima
Both beautifull pics by Dutch photographer Robin Utrecht,an exceptionally talented man.
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Day 2 in Oman, January 11:



** anp gallery ** anp gallery 2 ** belga ** ppe gallery **
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Day 2 in Oman, January 11:



** anp gallery ** anp gallery 2 ** belga ** ppe gallery **

There was a meeting with students at the Maritime College and one of them asked HM how it was like to be Queen.Her answer:"Inspiring,priviliged.And sometimes really difficult I can assure you".HM did not go into details...

Another student asked HM how it was like to have such a high position for a woman...HM answered:' I didn't have a choice really,it was a one-way street,my mother did the same job as did my grandmother and her father".

The answer to the question as to what inspired HM to continue was "My Country and my Family".And the Prince had to explain what it means to be the Prince of Orange...HM said it had nothing to do with oranges,but the colour and as it is not a generally used colour,it stands out....

One asked the Prince what he'd like to do best,to which the Prince replied:' You don't really believe I'm going to tell you with the press sitting behind us here"...Hilarious!

Later there was a visit to the free-trade zone of Sohar and HM met with ingeneers who explained her that a simple little measuring app in Oman immediatly transmits the humidity of the earth in Oman to a laboratory in The Netherlands so a farmer knows when to use more water on his land."How's that possible that the farmer knows"; asked HM.The answer came:" Everybody has a mobile phone here".
HM:" Everybody except me!"...To which Alexander replied: Yes,but you're not a farmer...".......(I thought that was hilarious.)...But still the system can save up to 50% on the use of water in agriculture,and thus make a difference in the field of agriculture.

Great I'd think!What's also great,is that the economic aspect of the visit is already a huge success!Thanks for that!

A visit to the impressive fortress of Nakhal was also on the agenda in the afternoon:

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Tonight HM will host a concert by the Dutch Radio Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra at the Al Alam Palace for selected guests.
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There was a meeting with students at the Maritime College and one of them asked HM how it was like to be Queen.Her answer:"Inspiring,priviliged.And sometimes really difficult I can assure you".HM did not go into details...

Another student asked HM how it was like to have such a high position for a woman...HM answered:' I didn't have a choice really,it was a one-way street,my mother did the same job as did my grandmother and her father".

The answer to the question as to what inspired HM to continue was "My Country and my Family".And the Prince had to explain what it means to be the Prince of Orange...HM said it had nothing to do with oranges,but the colour and as it is not a generally used colour,it stands out....

One asked the Prince what he'd like to do best,to which the Prince replied:' You don't really believe I'm going to tell you with the press sitting behind us here"...Hilarious!

Later there was a visit to the free-trade zone of Sohar and HM met with ingeneers who explained her that a simple little measuring app in Oman immediatly transmits the humidity of the earth in Oman to a laboratory in The Netherlands so a farmer knows when to use more water on his land."How's that possible that the farmer knows"; asked HM.The answer came:" Everybody has a mobile phone here".
HM:" Everybody except me!"...To which Alexander replied: Yes,but you're not a farmer...".......(I thought that was hilarious.)...But still the system can save up to 50% on the use of water in agriculture,and thus make a difference in the field of agriculture.

Great I'd think!What's also great,is that the economic aspect of the visit is already a huge success!Thanks for that!

A visit to the impressive fortress of Nakhal was also on the agenda in the afternoon:

PPE Agency

courtesy PPE

Tonight HM will host a concert by the Dutch Radio Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra at the Al Alam Palace for selected guests.

Thanks Lucien
Hilarious indeed
Great state visit and wonderful pictures
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Mix of photos from UAE and Oman

Princesse Maxima : Démonstration de style en toute circonstance aux Emirats
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Today,the last day of the State Visit to Oman,HM and TRH will visit the Sultan Qaboos Mosque in Muscat where they will sign the guestbook.

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Courtesy Robin Utrecht

Later this morning there will be a meeting with the Dutch community in Oman at the Al Bustan hotel,followed by a meeting with the press.

Dutch tv NOS will air the two State Visits on friday january 13th,19.30PM till 19.55PM,Ned1.

HM and Princess Máxima will leave for home today while the Prince of Orange travels to Innsbruck,Austria to attend the Youth Olympic Games
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Another great gallery from yesterday:



** Queen Beatrix, Prince Willem-Alexander and Princess Máxima bring a State Visit to Oman day 2 **



A first ppe gallery for day 3, January 12:


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And a final gallery of day 3 without watermarks:


** Queen Beatrix, Prince Willem-Alexander and Princess Máxima bring a State Visit to Oman day 3 **
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Isn't that the shawl that the Queen wore a few days ago? :)
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Isn't that the shawl that the Queen wore a few days ago? :)
It looks like the one the Queen wore during her visit in Abu Dhabi to the Sheikh Zayed mosque.
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It looks like the one the Queen wore during her visit in Abu Dhabi to the Sheikh Zayed mosque.
No,that was a blue one,in Oman she had a red shawl here in honour of the host
after whom this mosque is named,the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque.


I especially love the portraits en profile of HM and the Princess.
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Dutch Queen Beatrix took on the fiery leader of her country's anti-Muslim party today by dismissing as 'nonsense' his criticism of her decision to wear a headscarf during a recent visit to a mosque.

Read more: Queen Beatrix has been criticised by her country's anti-Muslim party after wearing headscarf on mosque visit | Mail Online
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