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Old 05-30-2015, 11:07 AM
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Saw them at Queen's Park!!!! Yipee Yahoo!
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This tour has been receiving ALOT of coverage.The Dutch Royal Family has strong ties to Canada.The DRF spent the wars years in Canada and the Dutch never forgot the Canadians liberating the Netherlands during WWII
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These are more photos from yesterday, from the Art Gallery of Ontario. There was a reception there to recognize successful Dutch businesspeople, from what I heard. Unfortunately, my phone died...but someone there let me borrow his phone. It took better photos than mine!

Someone in the crowd behind us cried out, "Ola, Maxima!" and I think he said he was from Argentina. That's when she turned and smiled at him and said, Ola, or Hi! You can see the photo of her beaming smile:

I don't know why the images upload sideways...sorry. Does anyone know how to fix?
Images have been fixed You had upload them and they where tilted.

These pictures are great! Thank you for sharing. It must of been an experience for The Royal couple to walk so close.

A few pictures from yesterday evening from ANP
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You're welcome Squidgy, and thanks for your photos rmay286. It's nice to see that this visit has received lots of coverage, and from the photos it looks as if there have been large crowds awaiting WA and Maxima on each visit they have carried out so far. How well known are they to the average person in Canada?
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Old 05-30-2015, 12:52 PM
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Thanks for fixing my photos, dazzling. I didn't realize they were saved at that angle.

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You're welcome Squidgy, and thanks for your photos rmay286. It's nice to see that this visit has received lots of coverage, and from the photos it looks as if there have been large crowds awaiting WA and Maxima on each visit they have carried out so far. How well known are they to the average person in Canada?
The crowds weren't very large considering it was Friday in Toronto (a big city). I saw William and Kate in Ottawa when they went to the Governor General's residence, and there were hundreds, maybe thousands of people there. (I just looked it up - apparently there were 6,000 people!)

There were only maybe a couple hundred people at Queen's Park, mostly people of Dutch descent. I don't think Willem-Alexander and Maxima are known at all to most people in Canada. People of Dutch descent probably know there is a royal family, but even then, a lot of people don't know much about them.

However, the people who were there were very excited! I met a young man who was standing there - he hadn't known what was going on, but ended up staying until they showed up; he got enthusiastic along with everyone else. :)
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King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima arrived at the Dutch Ambassador's residence where there will be a dinner.

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Old 06-01-2015, 12:05 AM
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I didn't see this video link posted: King Willem-Alexander & Queen Maxima visit Queen’s Park - News1130
It's a nice little clip from their visit to Queen's Park in Toronto.

A nice picture gallery: http://www.parismatch.com/Royal-Blog...oronto-773340#

I was pleasantly surprised by the amount of pictures and overall coverage this visit received. The crowds weren't bad either considering they're non-British royals. Both the king and queen looked happy and excited throughout this trip.
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I agree, It made the news where I live everyday much more so than when Sophie or Edward visit
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Old 06-01-2015, 02:14 AM
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More pics of yesterday's dinner in Washington can be found here:



** robinutrecht.photoshelter.com gallery **


** ppe gallery ** dpp gallery: King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima visit United States day 1 **
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Old 06-01-2015, 09:22 AM
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First pics from today

Via ErikMouthaan ‏@erikmouthaanRTL

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CGas-C6XEAEzn9K.jpg
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Via Jeroen Snel ‏@JeroenSnel

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CGats_ZWoAAHP96.jpg

Netherlands Embassy ‏@NLintheUSA The Royal Couple meets with US Veterans and Rosie the Riveters, thanking them for their efforts #Rosies #NLroyalvisit https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CGayM7YW8AARnxZ.jpg
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Here are some more from today, June 1st:



** ppe gallery ** anp gallery **


** refdag.nl: Obama ontvangt koning en koningin (fotoserie) **


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** dpp: King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima visit United States day 1 **
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Old 06-01-2015, 01:48 PM
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AP story:
Dutch King, Queen Begin US Visit With Obama at White House - ABC News

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President Barack Obama praised the Netherlands as among America's "oldest and most precious allies" as he welcomed the Dutch king and queen to the White House Monday.
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Old 06-01-2015, 05:27 PM
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at the State capital
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The Baseball game they were supposed to attend has been postponed due to rain.
Netherlands Embassy ‏@NLintheUSA 6m6 minutes ago Washington, DC Unfortunately, the @Nationals game is cancelled due to severe weather conditions. So, no Dutch-American Night tonight. #NLroyalvisit
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at the State capital

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The Baseball game they were supposed to attend has been postponed due to rain.

Netherlands Embassy ‏@NLintheUSA 6m6 minutes ago Washington, DC Unfortunately, the @Nationals game is cancelled due to severe weather conditions. So, no Dutch-American Night tonight. #NLroyalvisit

Try rain and thunder and lightening. When I turned on the Blue Jays Pre Game and saw the weather in Washington, the Parents up here clearly heard me venting my...displeasure. I was so hoping to see Their Majesties being there, possibly meeting my Blue Jays and in turn that inspiring them to play far better than they have been of late.

Sigh....Not going to happen though thanks to Mother Nature darn it!! :(


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The king and queen still met war veterans at the stadium, so that is good.

According to Marlene Koenig, the meeting with several parlementarians was rushed. The king and queen also met Nancy Pelosi and her family. Her daughter Alexandra is married to a Dutch journalist and documentary maker Michiel Vos, with whom she has two children.

https://twitter.com/royalmusing/stat...60015634722817

Lot's of photos of the first day by mrs. Koenig. Including the menu.
http://royalmusingsblogspotcom.blogs...first-day.html

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I doubt that there will be a state visit to the US at a later point. The White House must get tons of requests for those each year, while they have little time to spare. There must be 100s of other countries that will get priority. I am sure Foreign Affairs already had trouble 'stealing' this much of the time of the president (10 minutes or so?). IIRC Beatrix made a state visit to Reagan and later an official visit to Clinton. So another official visit in 15-20 years may be possible.

According to NRC Handelsblad the visit to the US is not a state visit as our Foreign Affairs department has other priorities, mainly the new growth economies. But that seems nonsense as Canada and Japan aren't among those. The only reason can be that the White House/ State Department didn't want a visit that would take up more of their time (with good reason for sure). Of course nobody will say that in public as it will hurt our ego.

Let's hope that Foreign Affairs will be more succesfull with the UK, though a state visit before/ right after Cameron's anti-EU-referendum seems unlikely.
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Still some more pics from June 1st:



** ppe gallery 2 ** ppe gallery 3 ** ppe gallery 4 **


** pm gallery: Maxima fait prendre l’air à son araignée aux USA **


** zimbio gallery: Dutch King and Queen Visit Washington, Attend Global City Team Challenge Event **
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At congres the Dutch king and queen met the 'Dutch caucus', a group of parlementarians with connections to The Netherlands. At the end it was the intended for the king and queen to take a look at the rotunda, a space under the dome of the building. A painting was shown there that depicts the departure of pilgrims from the harbor of Delfshaven.

Nancy Pelosi however had a different plan. She guided the king and queen to a painting next to 'the pilgrim' where her family was standing (as I said above, her son-in-law is Dutch).

Pelosi leidt koning naar ander schilderij - Vorsten

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June 2, 2015 - King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima during the reception at Grand Rapids airport on the second day of the official visit to the US.

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