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Old 08-08-2016, 03:10 AM
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Dutch State Visit to Australia and New Zealand: October 31-November 9, 2016

TM King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima will pay a State Visit to Australia from October 31st till november 4th and a few days later will start their State Visit to New Zealand from November 7th till November 9th.
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Old 08-08-2016, 03:59 AM
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TM King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima will pay a State Visit to Australia from October 31st till november 4th and a few days later will start their State Visit to New Zealand from November 7th till November 9th.

Thank you lucien for letting us know.

I wonder if they will go to Tasmania.

Tassie is named after a Dutchman - Abel Tasman, and it's previous name was also Dutch - Van Dieman's Land.

People may not realise, but there are a lot of Dutch decended people in Tasmania - I grew up there and we had many Dutch school-mates.

In fact the parents of one person I know were guests at a dinner when the Dutch Royals visited Tassie a few years back.
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Old 08-08-2016, 04:53 AM
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Didn't WA & M come to NZ as CP and CPss? I remember seeing pictures of them in an exhibition of feather cloaks at Te Papa(the main museum of NZ. The feather cloaks are a Maori thing - members of the BRF wear them when they are formally greeted in NZ) from said visit?

Also the first European to discover NZ was Abel Tasman, and NZ has a large Dutch community, so this sounds interesting.
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Old 08-08-2016, 05:08 AM
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The first known European to arrive in Australia was indeed a Dutchman but no Abel Tasman. The first was Dirk Hartog a generation before - Hartog was on the WA coast in 1616 while Tasman didn't reach Australia until 1642.

I wonder how it can be a State Visit when State Visits are between Heads of State and our Head of State lives in England.

Of course there will probably be no coverage down here - only get coverage of the British royals or Mary and Fred and nothing of any others.
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Old 08-08-2016, 05:21 AM
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The GG acts on behalf of the Queen - it means that for all practical purposes the GG is President in all but name. Since the crown of the U.K. and the crowns of Aus and NZ are separate entities this explains how the same person can hold them but separate functions can be delegated for practical reasons.

And it's likely that there won't be any coverage in NZ either -
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Old 08-08-2016, 05:29 AM
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The GG is only the representative of HM (that is what is says in my passport). The Queen is the Head of State and thus as state visits occur between Heads of State - not their representatives this so-called 'State Visit' isn't as they aren't visiting our Heads of State but her representatives out here.

This is the sort of thing the republicans should grab as a very good reason for us to become a republic - so we can have a real Head of State to represent us to other Heads of State instead of a pretend one.
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Old 08-08-2016, 05:38 AM
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The GG is only the representative of HM (that is what is says in my passport). The Queen is the Head of State and thus as state visits occur between Heads of State - not their representatives this so-called 'State Visit' isn't as they aren't visiting our Heads of State but her representatives out here.

This is the sort of thing the republicans should grab as a very good reason for us to become a republic - so we can have a real Head of State to represent us to other Heads of State instead of a pretend one.
It IS a State Visit if the GG invites,no matter if aunty in London is the Queen or not,the GG acts in Her name,on Her behalve as it were...see...That is according to protocol.

we don't do republics,even though we were the first and only one once while surrounded by monarchies...oh well..

I recall the State Visit by Queen Beatrix and Prince Claus to Oz,and indeed...the coverage was next to none at all at the time...Oh,wish for the better..
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Old 08-08-2016, 06:46 AM
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What do you mean with: we don't do republics?
France is a republic.
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Well, I'm not Dutch, but I hope they visit Victoria. I should love to see them. Queen Maxima is one of my favourite royals. Very dynamic!
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Old 08-08-2016, 07:23 AM
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I wonder when the announced incoming State Visit from Belgium will take place?

This will be the fourth and fifth State Visit to a monarchy:
2014 Poland (republic)
2014 Japan (monarchy)
2014 South Korea (republic)
2015 Denmark (monarchy)
2015 Canada (monarchy)
2015 China (republic)
2016 France (republic)
2016 Australia (monarchy)
2016 New Zealand (monarchy)

For so far the King received two presidents for an incoming State Visit:
2015 China (republic)
2015 France (republic)

The agenda is a bit strange. Usually there are two incoming and two outgoing state visit. The one year maybe more and the other year less. But in 2013, 2014 and 2016 there was no any incoming State Visit... It seems that the "rule" of two in and two out has been left.
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Old 08-08-2016, 07:24 AM
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Whose betting they will visit WETA workshop in Wellington?
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Old 08-08-2016, 09:34 PM
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I recall the State Visit by Queen Beatrix and Prince Claus to Oz,and indeed...the coverage was next to none at all at the time...Oh,wish for the better..

Well lucien this tour may get better coverage. They're off to a good start anyway.

I'm guessing the Tour was only just announced in the Netherlands.

Today, my Sydney newspaper has a nice photo of King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima, with the heading "DUTCH ROYALS ON WAY".

The report says they are making this, their first official visit to Australia, to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the landing, in what is now the state of Western Australia, by the Dutch explorer Dirk Hartog.

I think we can assume they will be in WA at least - perhaps the unveiling of a memorial marking the occasion.

We're also being told that the King and Queen will be accompanied by two senior Dutch government ministers and a trade mission.

I've also seen our most serious newspaper, the nation-wide "The Australian", has covered this as well lucien.

In fact, they are reporting that the visit was announced by our Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull.

They've mentioned your Dutch minister - who is part of the official party coming - Bert Koenders, is well known to our own Foreign Affairs Minister Julie Bishop, as they have been working together on the missing Malaysian flight these past years.

I can see the King and Queen calling into our Capital, Canberra, as well.

The Consular website has another photo of the Royal couple, and details of which Dutch ministers will be in the Royal party.
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Old 08-08-2016, 09:51 PM
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Dutch royals to visit New Zealand | Stuff.co.nz

Ignore the comments on the bottom of the page - stuffs always like that regardless of the topic.

Also for more info on NZ context;

http://http://www.teara.govt.nz/en/dutch
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Will Princess Catharina-Amalia and her sisters visit Australia and New Zealand?
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Old 08-08-2016, 10:12 PM
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Will Princess Catharina-Amalia and her sisters visit Australia and New Zealand?
Hopefully but I think they might still be in school during November

Some more news articles
http://http://www.scoop.co.nz/storie...n-november.htm

This is an article on NZ Dutch relations from MFAT NZs website - it hasn't been updated yet but has good information

http://https://www.mfat.govt.nz/en/c...e/netherlands/
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Will Princess Catharina-Amalia and her sisters visit Australia and New Zealand?
I could imagine they won't as it's only a few days and very much a businesstrip, so i don't think the daughters are taken to those yet
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Old 08-09-2016, 04:06 AM
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I could imagine they won't as it's only a few days and very much a businesstrip, so i don't think the daughters are taken to those yet
Plus they have to be at school,like every other child!
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Old 08-14-2016, 03:54 AM
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This is nice.

There are going to be several Receptions held when King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima visit Australia.

31st Oct-Perth, 3rd Nov-Sydney, 4th Nov-Brisbane.

And these Receptions are for the Dutch community living here in Oz.

So if that's you - time to register so you can attend!
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I recall the State Visit by Queen Beatrix and Prince Claus to Oz,and indeed...the coverage was next to none at all at the time...Oh,wish for the better..
I believe that at the time an Australian paper wrote that prince Claus was as grey as his socks. Which led the prince to stress in a press conference in Autralia that he had never worn grey socks in his life.

In 1988 the Dutch-Australian Weekly was aroun but that became a monthly magazine in 2004.
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