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Old 05-20-2016, 05:47 AM
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Official Visit from Greece July 4th & 5th

HE President Prokopis Pavlopoulos of Greece will pay an official visit to The Netherlands on july 4th & july 5th and will be received in Audience by HM The King.
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Old 06-28-2016, 01:13 AM
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Official visit by the President of Greece (2) | News item | Royal House of the Netherlands
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Old 06-28-2016, 02:16 AM
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It is an Official Visit, so a lower level of protocol and ceremionial (no State Banquet for an example).
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Old 07-04-2016, 06:33 AM
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The Greek President and his wife were welcomed in Den Haag today, July 4:



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** zimbio gallery: President Prokopis Pavlopoulos of Greece Visits The Netherlands **
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Nice color touches from W-A and the Greek first lady today.
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Old 07-05-2016, 03:54 AM
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True! I was too distracted by Mxima's dress to notice that


** pm gallery: Maxima rve de tropiques en Valentino **


** dpp gallery: King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima welcome Greek President **


** dailymail: Brimming with joy! Smiling Queen Maxima showcases a statement hat as she welcomes..**
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Could she really have forgotten to take our her hat? In this case shouldn't the protocol responsible remind her ? Or it is made on purpose ?
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Could she really have forgotten to take our her hat? In this case shouldn't the protocol responsible remind her ? Or it is made on purpose ?
In general a lady does not wear a hat in her own house, but -like Queen Beatrix did- for the welcoming ceremony outside at the Palace Cour, a hat was worn.

Usually in the evening a banquet is given but here the Greek guests were offered a lunch, so this was a day event. Maybe Queen Mxima, escorting the guests to the Gallery Chamber of Noordeinde Palace, forgot to remove her hat.

It also depends on the time. Queen Beatrix welcomed President Napolitano at daytime, wearing a hat: picture. Queen Beatrix said farewell to President Napolitano in the late afternoon/early evening, wearing no hat: picture.
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Old 07-06-2016, 07:50 AM
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Maybe she was hungry and just forgot....haha. I think she looks beautiful.
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Old 07-06-2016, 09:30 AM
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Could she really have forgotten to take our her hat? In this case shouldn't the protocol responsible remind her ? Or it is made on purpose ?
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Usually in the evening a banquet is given but here the Greek guests were offered a lunch, so this was a day event. Maybe Queen Mxima, escorting the guests to the Gallery Chamber of Noordeinde Palace, forgot to remove her hat.
i think, while true that in the past one would not have worn a hat at home, the royals go out to welcome their guests and then come inside. it would have been awkward for maxima to leave as soon as she got inside just to take her hat off: in fact, protocol and etiquette are all about 'making the other one feel comfortable and honoured' and i can think no worse way to do that than to disappear 5 minutes after meeting the guests.

so, no. i don't think she forgot. this is the proper way to do things, it would seem, at the dutch court. in fact, check out these pictures of other official visits:

welcoming president hollande outside nordeeinde, with hat

with president hollande inside nordeeinde, with hat

welcoming the belgian king and queen outside nordeeinde, with hat

with the belgian king and queen intside nordeeinde, with hat

welcoming the spanish king and queen outside nordeeinde, with hat

with the spanish king and queen intside nordeeinde, with hat
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