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lucien 03-10-2008 12:22 PM

State Visit from Brazil to The Netherlands: April 10-11, 2008
 
On thursday april 10th HE President Lula da Silva of the Federal Republic of Brazil and Mrs.Marisa Letícia Lula da Silva,
will arrive for a two day State Visit.

http://www.koninklijkhuis.nl/content.jsp/objectid=24630

lucien 04-08-2008 06:14 AM

:dutchstandard:

Program of the State Visit.

Thursday april 10th.

Welcoming by HM The Queen at Noordeinde Palace.

Mayor Job Cohen of Amsterdam will welcome the President and Mrs. Lula da Silva.

Wreath laying ceremony at the National Monument,Amsterdam.

Meeting at the Breitner Centre with representatives of the Dutch and Brazilian corporate world

State banquet at Noordeinde Palace.


Friday april 11th.

Meeting with dutch PM at his office,"Het Torentje"

The president will meet contacts from his past in the Unions.

Government lunch hosted by the dutch PM at the Hall of Knights.

Discussion forum hosted by the dutch Foreign Minister at the old Hall of the Second Chamber.

Speech by HE the President at the World Forum Convention Centre,The Hague at the business seminar.

Reception and traditional samba presentation by the "Old Guard" samba schools of Rio de Janeiro hosted
by President and Mrs. da Silva to Her Majesty,members of the Royal Family,and guests.Nieuwe Kerk,The Hague.
Het Koninklijk Huis

Marengo 04-08-2008 06:55 AM

Thanks for posting Lucien. I wonder if they will wear tiaras and orders at Noordeinde. The president doesn't seem to have anything against it, considering the state visit to the Scandinavian monarchies (though he did not wear a tiara ;)), but sadly HM just needs the slightest excuse for not using them and she doesn't.

I was wondering, who usually receives the guests at the airport? That would normally be HM herself, right?

lucien 04-08-2008 07:22 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Marengo (Post 751058)
Thanks for posting Lucien. I wonder if they will wear tiaras and orders at Noordeinde. The president doesn't seem to have anything against it, considering the state visit to the Scandinavian monarchies (though he did not wear a tiara ;)), but sadly HM just needs the slightest excuse for not using them and she doesn't.

I was wondering, who usually receives the guests at the airport? That would normally be HM herself, right?

If a "collegue" as in Monarch,yes,the PoO or HM is there to welcome.
With a president,depends on how close relations are really.
In this case it will be Maxima Verhagen,the Foreign Minister,I think.

It has to do with protocol and precedence and what not.Henri would know,I'm sure;)

Marengo 04-08-2008 09:08 AM

Ah, how nice that must be, after a 14 hour flight to find Maxime Verhagen on the airport, I wouldn't blame the president to turn around on the stairs and fly back to Brazil again ;).

There aren't many things done with royals I think, 'just' the welcoming at Noordeinde, the samba-thing and the banquet? Or will he be accompanied by members of the RF elsewhere too?

lucien 04-08-2008 03:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Marengo (Post 751088)
Ah, how nice that must be, after a 14 hour flight to find Maxime Verhagen on the airport, I wouldn't blame the president to turn around on the stairs and fly back to Brazil again ;).

There aren't many things done with royals I think, 'just' the welcoming at Noordeinde, the samba-thing and the banquet? Or will he be accompanied by members of the RF elsewhere too?

I believe there is a Ladies program for Mrs.Lula da Silva,but not sure who will accompany her,partially.Maybe Princesses Máxima or Margriet.

Hmm,yes,having Maxje Verhagen waiting for you,on an State Visit,is almost an insult to the Guest.There have been wars for less.....:rolleyes:

Paty 04-10-2008 05:43 AM

Welcoming by HM The Queen at Noordeinde Palace

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PPE´s Gallery
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Marengo 04-10-2008 09:31 AM

HM clearly hasn't completely recoverred from the flew, she still looks a bit ill (and very pale).
Nice hat btw.

lucien 04-10-2008 10:52 AM

No,you are right,she looks sick as a dog still,she really does.
And her left leg didn´t recover either,poor woman.

PPE Agency

Courtesy PPE/Nieboer

giov 04-10-2008 03:16 PM

Pics from Lfi
THE STATE VISIT OF PRESIDENT LULA DA SILVA OF BRAZIL TO THE NETHERLANDS, WHERE HE WAS GREETED BY QUEEN BEATRIX AT NOORDEINDE PALACE AT THE HAGUE, HOLLAND. 10 APRIL 2008.
London Features International Ltd

lucien 04-10-2008 04:20 PM

Speech by HM at the State Banquet,Noordeinde Palace,in dutch,sorry:

Het Koninklijk Huis

Paty 04-10-2008 04:25 PM

Lucien, did Maxima and Williem attended the Banquet?

lucien 04-10-2008 04:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Paty (Post 752128)
Lucien, did Maxima and Williem attended the Banquet?

Both were expected,yes,as well as HRH Princess Margriet and Prof.mr.Pieter van Vollenhoven.

Long wait till the pics right....;)

Empress 04-10-2008 04:46 PM

I had no idea that HM was ill. When was that? And what happened to her poor leg?

Marengo 04-10-2008 04:55 PM

Good news (for those who are into royal jewelry): tiara sighting in The Hague tonight. HM is wearing Queen Anna's pearl tiara and a nice brooch:

Toasting

Toasting with Mrs. Lula

It looks a bit weird, HM in full glory while the president is just wearing a tie.

Paty 04-10-2008 05:01 PM

One more
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lucien 04-10-2008 05:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Marengo (Post 752143)
Good news (for those who are into royal jewelry): tiara sighting in The Hague tonight. HM is wearing Queen Anna's pearl tiara and a nice brooch:

Toasting

Toasting with Mrs. Lula

It looks a bit weird, HM in full glory while the president is just wearing a tie.

I am sure Henry will like this...:lol:,so do I btw.
Look at HM,ill as she is,she´s there,in full glory!

lucien 04-10-2008 05:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Empress (Post 752136)
I had no idea that HM was ill. When was that? And what happened to her poor leg?

She has a very bad/nagging flue for at least two weeks now,and doesn´t seem to recover,contrary,
each time I see her she looks paler and paler,she´s just not well.

She injured her leg a while ago too.

Paty 04-10-2008 05:09 PM

More

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lucien 04-10-2008 05:13 PM

Beau-ti-full!!Especially Máxima,she´s like a dream.

marmi 04-10-2008 05:23 PM

Does anyone know why HM is wearing a tiara but noone else is?
And yes, they are all looking great!!!

Her_Majesty 04-10-2008 05:23 PM

What's that?

Beatrix wears a Tiara and the others don't? :glare:
How very weird!

Máxima,well. I love that dress, but I would not call her whole look a dream. I like her hairdo. I miss the Tiara. The jewels are gorgeous on the other hand. make-up isn't my cup of tea.

In some pics she somehow looks like she has a coffein-shock ! :biggrin:
http://www.ppe-agency.com/500px/Apr2008/08041056.jpg

But please... does anyone understand the thing with the Tiaras? :bang:

Paty 04-10-2008 05:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Her_Majesty (Post 752161)

But please... does anyone understand the thing with the Tiaras? :bang:


I don´t understand neither, can you expleint us?:angel:

Stefan 04-10-2008 05:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Her_Majesty (Post 752161)
What's that?

Beatrix wears a Tiara and the others don't? :glare:
How very weird!

Máxima,well. I love that dress, but I would not call her whole look a dream. I like her hairdo. I miss the Tiara. The jewels are gorgeous on the other hand. make-up isn't my cup of tea.

In some pics she somehow looks like she has a coffein-shock ! :biggrin:
http://www.ppe-agency.com/500px/Apr2008/08041056.jpg

But please... does anyone understand the thing with the Tiaras? :bang:

We will never understand the dutch tiara politic in Beatrix reign. At the luxemburgian State-Visit Maria teresa appearis with a whooper-tiara and Beatrix with a small one. At the spanish State Visit Beatrix wore a whopper and Sofia a small one and at the Visit to Latvia Beatrix wears a whopper.

Always not what you would expect.

Her_Majesty 04-10-2008 05:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Stefan
We will never understand the dutch tiara politic in Beatrix reign.

no... we won't. :lol:
I mean .. I don't mind if they wear Tiaras with different sizes.
But it looks quite strange if there's only a single person wearing a Tiara.
It somehow looks like "Oops, we forgot to make an arrangement."

Stefanie 04-10-2008 07:34 PM

I think Willem-Alexander doesn´t look too good. Did he darken his hair (don´t like his hairstyle) and gain a little weight? To tell the truth: In comparison with his wife he of course never looks too good....;)

amina1 04-10-2008 11:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lucien (Post 752156)
Beau-ti-full!!Especially Máxima,she´s like a dream.

yes, she looks fabulous. and much slimmer than before:rolleyes: I think her hair color changed to.

Marengo 04-11-2008 05:22 AM

Agencia Brasil has some pictures too:

Grouppicture

Another grouppicture

Queen and president

As I said before, I wish they could find another background for pictures. To pose in front of some curtains looks odd and terribly boring.

Strange that the Queen is wearing a tiara and the others are not, I suppose it is due to lack of communication as there can't be any logic behind this (but then, there never is any logic behind any aspect of dutch protocol, ceremony etc).

Maxima's dress and jewels are nice enough, as is the hair but the eye-shodow is even more than usual (and she usually uses a lot of eye liner and such).

MissSaga 04-11-2008 05:44 AM

Maxima looks SO beautiful. She can realy pull an evening outfit off very well. The only thing I dislike is the makeup. Looks heavy and messy.

Marengo 04-11-2008 09:53 AM

Doe4s anybody know what orders the royals/ the president received? They seem to be wearing the small pins as it wasn't a full gala event (why the Queen wears a tiara considering that beats me, though I am glad she did).

The cross of the Brazilian order seems a bit heavy, which is showing in this picture as it is pulling HM's neckline down.

The president met the Prime Minister today btw, a photo here.

giov 04-11-2008 02:54 PM

More pics from yesterday.
From lfi
London Features International Ltd

From Hola
Galerías de imágenes
HOLANDA SE VISTE DE GALA PARA RECIBIR AL PRESIDENTE DE BRASIL, LULA DA SILVA

fee 04-11-2008 05:35 PM

I was actually wondering about the dress code at that evening:
It is all over the place:
Queen Beatrix in full force with a tiara, Maxima just missing a tiara, WA and Pieter in tuxedos with orders on the lapels and then the guest of honour looking like on any given day at the office.
Did he get the wrong information? Was his suitcase with the tuxedo lost at Heathrow airport?
Did Maxima and Margriet in the very last second ripped off their tiaras to tone done the event a bit (with the amount of hairspray the Queens hairstyle is probably glued into place it seems impossible to pry out the tiara)
I cannot imagine that WA would have donned a tuxedo instead of a dark suit had he known his guest would prefer business attire...

BTW the orders are very small indeed, the Danes got bigger ones. Although a bigger one and QB's decollete would have revealed a golden heart and quite a bit of indecencies. This star goodie was pulling mightily and the neckline plunging deeply...

marmi 04-11-2008 05:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by fee (Post 752476)
I was actually wondering about the dress code at that evening:
It is all over the place:
Queen Beatrix in full force with a tiara, Maxima just missing a tiara, WA and Pieter in tuxedos with orders on the lapels and then the guest of honour looking like on any given day at the office.
Did he get the wrong information? Was his suitcase with the tuxedo lost at Heathrow airport?
Did Maxima and Margriet in the very last second ripped off their tiaras to tone done the event a bit (with the amount of hairspray the Queens hairstyle is probably glued into place it seems impossible to pry out the tiara)
I cannot imagine that WA would have donned a tuxedo instead of a dark suit had he known his guest would prefer business attire...

BTW the orders are very small indeed, the Danes got bigger ones. Although a bigger one and QB's decollete would have revealed a golden heart and quite a bit of indecencies. This star goodie was pulling mightily and the neckline plunging deeply...

I agree, it does look a bit of a mess doesnt it? I wonder if it makes for an awkward situation or if it is unnoticed on the night?
I think that the saving grace of the group shot is that all the women are wearing similar colours. :flowers:
It helps the pictures to be a bit more balanced IMO.

galatea_12 04-11-2008 08:34 PM

Maxima looks beautiful! And the gown looks nice too.

http://www.ppe-agency.com/500px/Apr2008/08041055.jpg

Does anyone have a full view picture of her gown? And shoes?? :ermm:

Roxsteve 04-11-2008 08:38 PM

Has Maxima lost weight? Regardless, she looks beautiful. What a great dress, make-up, hairdo, etc. She is so classy! Beautiful princess.

Paty 04-12-2008 09:13 AM

11-04-2008 The Hague
Queen Beatrix and President of Brazil, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva at the farewell ceremony at palace Noordeinde in The Hague.

PPE Agency

State visit gallery

ANP Beeldbank

Princess_Beatrix 04-12-2008 02:56 PM

Nice pictures, Thanks for sharing them. I like Beatrix's dress. She looked pretty.
Maxima looked fine, too. Sadly no tiara.

Verde Esmeralda 04-12-2008 03:22 PM

Hola magazine:

HOLANDA SE VISTE DE GALA PARA RECIBIR AL PRESIDENTE DE BRASIL, LULA DA SILVA

The tiara would have been appropiate, thought I really think this hairdo fitted Maxima very well. The dress was also very suitable... but maybe the hole look was a little bit outshining...

Regina 04-12-2008 08:09 PM

Máxima's dress is really beautiful! Her hairdo looks so perfect on her. The other ladies were all elegant but Máxima was the Star. Glad to see her so pretty :smile:

Kelly 04-12-2008 10:41 PM

Is that a new dress for Maxima? She looks wonderful! Very elegant. I liked how the ladies agree on the same tone of color for their dresses.

jcbcode99 04-13-2008 06:36 PM

Maxima looks splendid! I love her in emeralds--well, I love her in any jewels!
Here's a great link with lots of photo of the evening:
PPE Agency

Verde Esmeralda 04-13-2008 08:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Kelly (Post 752892)
I liked how the ladies agree on the same tone of color for their dresses.

However, I find it a little bit boring ... QUITE boring actually. They all looked splendid, but the hole picture lacked of grace.

I hope Máxima continues wearing that dress-cut type, suits her perfectly.

maximaiscool 04-14-2008 11:31 AM

Beautiful Maxima.... source: Picturepress Hendrik Jan van Beek & Home :)

Picture of Maxima with emeralds

lucien 04-14-2008 03:06 PM

The government luncheon on the 11th and the arrival of The Queen at the Nieuwe Kerk,The Hague.
ANP Beeldbank

Marengo 04-14-2008 06:22 PM

The Brazilian first lady seems well prepared for the cold, judging from her coat here.

Blauw Bloed had an item about the state visit, it starts only after a few minutes, look here.


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