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Old 05-27-2015, 10:21 AM
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A video of the couple's arrival in St. John's.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/dutch-royals-kick-off-canadian-visit-with-yyt-stop-1.3088140


Eya, yes, other royals have visited Canada. Just last September, the Crown Prince Couple of Denmark, visited Ontario. And kings and queens of other countries have visited over the years.

However, apart from the British/Canadian royal family, royals rarely visit Newfoundland. It would be really interesting to hear why they chose to start the visit in Newfoundland. Since the visit is being touted as a economic/education mission, maybe Dutch organizations are somehow working with Memorial University in Newfoundland?
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The king told the press that he visited St. John's for the first time in 1986, when he was serving in the navy.
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Old 05-27-2015, 11:27 AM
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A video of the couple's arrival in St. John's.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/dutch-royals-kick-off-canadian-visit-with-yyt-stop-1.3088140


Eya, yes, other royals have visited Canada. Just last September, the Crown Prince Couple of Denmark, visited Ontario. And kings and queens of other countries have visited over the years.

However, apart from the British/Canadian royal family, royals rarely visit Newfoundland. It would be really interesting to hear why they chose to start the visit in Newfoundland. Since the visit is being touted as a economic/education mission, maybe Dutch organizations are somehow working with Memorial University in Newfoundland?
The reason they choose Newfoundland is a very practical one: the Government Plane (a rather small one) can't reach Ottawa in one go from Amsterdam. They had to refuel in Iceland and even Iceland-Ottawa is too far for the plane. If they want to fly from Amsterdam to Ottawa, they need to refuel at least two times. They made the choice to stay in St. Johns overnight and fly to Ottawa the next morning.

Some first Twitter pics from Frank Kuin and Jeroen Snel from the arrival in Ottawa. Queen Máxima is wearing a new outfit with a repeated hat. Waiting for better pictures!

https://twitter.com/frankkuin/status...536512/photo/1
https://twitter.com/frankkuin/status...788417/photo/1
https://twitter.com/JeroenSnel/statu...112064/photo/1
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I really like the hat. She also wore it during the visits to Noord-Brabant & Limburg.
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The king told the press that he visited St. John's for the first time in 1986, when he was serving in the navy.
I'd forgotten about that part of his military training. Glad that the couple have the chance to visit there. Did HM fly the plane as usual?
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The King needs to execute enough flying hours to keep a valid great pilot license. I suppose he has been the captain or co-pilot for parts of the long flight.
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The King needs to execute enough flying hours to keep a valid great pilot license. I suppose he has been the captain or co-pilot for parts of the long flight.
Thank you Duc_et_Pair.
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More pics from day 1 can be found here:



** robinutrecht.photoshelter gallery ** anp gallery 1 ** anp gallery 2 **


** refdag.nl gallery: Koningspaar begint staatsbezoek Canada (met fotoserie) **


** dpp: King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima State visit Canada day 1 **


** zimbio/gettyimages: King Willem-Alexander And Queen Maxima Of The Netherlands State Visit To Canada **
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The reason they choose Newfoundland is a very practical one: the Government Plane (a rather small one) can't reach Ottawa in one go from Amsterdam. They had to refuel in Iceland and even Iceland-Ottawa is too far for the plane. If they want to fly from Amsterdam to Ottawa, they need to refuel at least two times. They made the choice to stay in St. Johns overnight and fly to Ottawa the next morning.

Some first Twitter pics from Frank Kuin and Jeroen Snel from the arrival in Ottawa. Queen Máxima is wearing a new outfit with a repeated hat. Waiting for better pictures!

https://twitter.com/frankkuin/status...536512/photo/1
https://twitter.com/frankkuin/status...788417/photo/1
https://twitter.com/JeroenSnel/statu...112064/photo/1

Thanks EmmaNL for the explanation. That makes sense. Since flight first began, Newfoundland has often been used as a stopover for those flying from Europe to N. America.

I managed to sneak out of work for a short while to see the W-A and M at the National War Memorial.

I arrived there about 20 mins. before the service was set to begin. Happily for the couple (but not so nice for me) there were already quite a few royal watchers lined up, hoping to get a good view. So I was about 4 rows back. I didn't really get any good pictures. I was far away and they moved fairly quickly. Added to that Maxima had a large hat and she was often looking downward. It was a memorial ceremony so it is understandable that they didn't interact with the crowd much. As they were leaving the memorial site, someone shouted out "Maxima" and she turned around and gave one of her lovely huge smiles. So that was nice.

After the ceremony, my friends and I chanced upon the couple walking down the street. For us, that was the coolest part of the event. We had figured that they had just gotten back into their official car. But instead they walked on to the National Arts Centre just across the way. It was fun, as a fairly small group of us just joined in and walked with them. We were fairly close, but even though security wasn't too tight, people seemed to keep a respectful distance.

As I said, I didn't really get any good photos, but for anyone interested, here are some of my photos.
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Thanks, Polyesco! It was fun to follow them around for a bit today. But it's been a hot, humid week here in Ottawa, so I'll look forward to watching the rest of their visit from the comfort of my couch!

http://ottawacitizen.com/news/local-...tawa-veteran-2

http://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/70-year...nada-1.2393621

http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/king...isit-1.3089247
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Two pictures from the state banquet last night:

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Squidgy - excellent photos, thank you!
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It is not a State Visit, it is a short official visit with an economic and trade delegation in the royal slipstream. So no protocollary tralala and no state banquets.

I'm confused after the pics in recent posts...was there or wasn't there a state banquet?
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That comment was in relation to the visit to the US which takes place after the visit to Canada - which is most definitely a state visit.
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great pictures, the visit is likely to be quite fun to watch seeing the ties of the DRF to canada. can't wait for more...
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