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Old 11-16-2011, 09:23 AM
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Dutch State Visit to Oman; January 10-12, 2012



HM Queen Beatrix,accompanied by TRH The Prince of Orange and Princess Máxima,will pay a State Visit to Oman and the United Arab Emirates from january 8th till the 12th 2012 as was announced by the RVD Government Information Service today.

The last State Visit to Oman was postponed and instead HM and TRH visited HM The Sultan Qaboos privately earlyer this year.

I am thrilled HM and TRH will visit this fascinating country again as well as the Emirates!
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Old 11-16-2011, 11:52 AM
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They will go to the United Arab Emirates too.
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It would be safe to say that Her Majesty Queen Beatrix and Crown Princely couple will enjoy the visit to this hospitable part of the world. I am looking forward to seeing photos.
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A link to the UAE state visit thread: http://www.theroyalforums.com/forums...2-a-32375.html, found in the UAE forum.
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i am so sure they will enjoy their time in the ME.
didn't they visit UAE and Oman last year?
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The Dutch royals privately visited Oman last January, after plans for the State Visit were scrapped. They also visited Qatar after Oman.


Program for the State Visit


Tuesday, January 10th
  • Official welcoming ceremony at Al Alam Palace.
  • Audience with Sultan Qaboos.
  • Themed lunch at the Beit al Zhubair museum, discussing preservation of tradition in a rapidly developing country, economic diversification, education and the role of women in Oman.
  • Meeting with Dutch and Omani CEOs.
  • State dinner.

Wednesday, January 11th
  • Visit to the Port of Sohar, the royals will learn about the development and Dutch involvement. Dutch and Omani students will speak about their water projects.
  • Visit to the International Maritime College Oman.
  • Visit to Nakhal Fort.
  • Concert by the Radio Chamber Philharmonic.

Thursday, January 12th
  • Visit to the Grand Mosque in Muscat.
  • Reception with the Dutch community in Oman.

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Old 01-08-2012, 04:05 AM
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i am so sure they will enjoy their time in the ME.
didn't they visit UAE and Oman last year?
No,they payed a State Visit to Qatar and saw HH Sultan Qaboos
for a private dinner only allthough a state Visit was planned at the time but was postponed due to domestic circumstances in Oman.
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HM Queen Beatrix and TRH The Prince of Orange and Princess Máxima have arrived in Oman this morning.The Royal party was then immediatly taken to the Palace where HM Sultan Qaboos welcomed them.

The Prince of Orange flew the KBX Government aircraft himself from the UAE to Oman.
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Old 01-10-2012, 04:57 AM
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Arrival and welcome at the Palace by HM Sultan Qaboos

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HM Queen Beatrix and TRH The Prince of Orange and Princess Máxima in Oman

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Visit at the Beit Al Zubair museum

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Arrival and welcome at the Palace by HM Sultan Qaboos

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Some photos from "Daylife"

Pic 1 ** Pic 2 ** Pic 3 ** Pic 4 ** Pic 5 ** Pic 6 ** Pic 7

Meeting with CEO's of Oman and The Netherlands at the Al Bustan hotel in Oman

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Love Máxima's outfit of today. I do like the orange outfit of the Queen this morning:

Fan van Máxima » Staatsbezoeken aan UAE en Oman – Dag 3

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Love Máxima's outfit of today. I do like the orange outfit of the Queen this morning:

Fan van Máxima » Staatsbezoeken aan UAE en Oman – Dag 3

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Last time we saw the Princess in this outfit was at Westpoint Military Academy in the US during the NYC400 festivities.

Right now there is the exchange of gifts and decorations at the Al Alam Palace after which the State Banquet will take place at 21.00PM local time (GMT + 4).

The Royal party visited the Museum of Muscat:

http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?z...-2012%20Museum

And attended a meeting with Dutch and Omani CEO's at the Al Bustan hotel
and the girls at home send mommy and daddy a sms...:

http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?z...-2012%20Bustan




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More colourful pics from day 1, January 10, can be found here:




** dpp: Queen Beatrix, Prince Willem-Alexander and Princess Máxima bring a State Visit to Oman day 1 **
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More colourful pics from day 1, January 10, can be found here:




** dpp: Queen Beatrix, Prince Willem-Alexander and Princess Máxima bring a State Visit to Oman day 1 **
Fantastic photos by Patrick van Katwijk!!I think we have a bunch of
exceptional photographers travelling along with HM and TRH's!
As always,and it always is the same bunch!Chapeau to all of them
for their exceptional work.A feast for the eyes.
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Love this red/orange suit. and worn with her pearls and a different pearl pin we also saw in US.
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Love this red/orange suit. and worn with her pearls and a different pearl pin we also saw in US.


Dinner is served!...Let the State Banquet commence....Princess Máxima wearing the Ruby Peacock Diademe while HM wears the Mellerio Ruby diademe.

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Wow................not only does Maxima look gorgeous, so does the Queen, they both decided on rubies! Yeah!!!
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And more from this evening,exchange of Orders and gifts ahead of the Banquet:

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