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royalgertjan 01-10-2007 06:58 AM

Crown Princess Victoria Visits the Netherlands for Keukenhof Opening; March 21, 2007
 
Crownprincess Victoria will visit the netherlands on 21th March 2007.
she will op the keukenhof in Lisse.

lucien 01-11-2007 12:10 PM

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Originally Posted by royalgertjan
Crownprincess Victoria will visit the netherlands on 21th March 2007.
she will op the keukenhof in Lisse.

http://www.keukenhof.nl/nm/english.html

Henri M. 01-11-2007 02:58 PM

Article from Leidsch Dagblad
 
The visit of Crown Princess Victoria is announced in the regional newspaper of Leyden (South Holland), the Leidsch Dagblad. Here is the link to the article.

Translation in English:

Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden opens De Keukenhof

LISSE - Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden will open the 58th season of De Keukenhof. In this season the flowerpark in Lisse will be dedicated to the famous Swedish physicist and botanicus Linnaeus. Still all tulips are baptized and classified according to a scheme developed by Linnaeus in the 18th century.

Crown Princess Victoria will perform the opening on the first day of Spring, Wednesday March 21st. De Keukenhof will be opened for the public from March 22nd until May 20th.

In the park the Swedish theme will be recognizable in various ways. The colours blue and yellow will be prominent and there are various expositions in the pavillions. A few months ago pupils from primary schools planted bulbs which will blossom and result in an enormous portrait of Pippi Långstrump, the main character in lots of books by the Swedish author Astrid Lindgren.

Crown Princess Victoria Ingrid Alice Desirée (14 Juli 1977) is the Duchess of Västergötland and the eldest daughter of King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia. She bears the title of Crown Princess since 1 January 1980, when the law was changed in favour of equal succession.

Laraw 03-21-2007 08:22 AM

Today the princess is here in the Netherlands to open the Keukenhof in Lisse!!:D The main topic is the Dutch-Swedish relationship, and there is a mosaic work of pippi langkous (the dutch name for Pippi Langstrump) There are some Swedish magazines that have decorated some gardens in the keukenhof, and there is much more. Tonight i will look if there are some pictures of even a video of CP Victoria opening the Keukenhof.

fanletizia 03-21-2007 11:35 AM

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Laraw 03-21-2007 12:21 PM

well, i see the work is already done for me :P the man who joins her in the pictures is our prime minister Jan-Peter Balkenende, also know as Harry Potter LoL.. i think Victoria looks great in that coat.. and she looks really happy. i wonder if she visited CP Willem-Alexander and princess Maxima.. they are good friends.

lucien 03-21-2007 12:49 PM

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Originally Posted by fanletizia

The Keukenhof:

Keukenhof - Homepage - Thank you very much for the picturesque season 2006

:flowers:

Gita 03-21-2007 01:26 PM

Love it love it love it!
 
Bravo Crown Princess Victoria! I love the coat, the scarf and her hair, she looks great! Very impresive. :clap: :smile:

Henri M. 03-21-2007 01:46 PM

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Originally Posted by Gita
Bravo Crown Princess Victoria! I love the coat, the scarf and her hair, she looks great! Very impresive. :clap: :smile:

The coat, the scarf and her hair?

No word about her charm, the lovely way she handled the 'ruined' opening, the visibly good interaction with the prime minister and the public?

:flowers:

Double click for a gigantic picture of the Crown Princess in the Netherlands

Double click for another gigantic picture (the Princess, the Netherlands Prime Minister and the director of the park)

:flowers:

Marengo 03-21-2007 02:15 PM

The prime minister usually doesn't escort foreign royalty in The Netherlands, if I am not mistaken (apart from wreath laying and other more official things). But nice to see him there.

The Crownprincess seems an utterly charming lady and luckily the weather wasn't to bad this morning either.

Gita 03-21-2007 02:19 PM

Yes her charm and interaction with people is more important than the way she looks but I was merely pointing out how stunning Crown Princess Victoria looks giving the fact she is normally talked about with people saying that she does not make such a huge effort.

Henri M. 03-21-2007 02:21 PM

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Originally Posted by Marengo
The prime minister usually doesn't escort foreign royalty in The Netherlands, if I am not mistaken (apart from wreath laying and other more official things). But nice to see him there.

The Crownprincess seems an utterly charming lady and luckily the weather wasn't to bad this morning either.



Strange indeed.

Of course the premier is involved by formal state events but the opening of a flower park? Princess Máxima, Princess Mabel or Princess Laurentien could have escorted the Princess, in my humble opinion.

But the fact that the premier apparently was requested to escort the future head-of-state of Sweden, is a sign of respect as well, of course. On the news the Crown Princess and the premier went very well, all laughing and small-talk together. Premier Balkenende and Crown Princess Victoria will have met each other for the first time 2004 (baptism of Princess Catharina-Amalia).

KathaFD 03-21-2007 02:25 PM

Victoria looks so beautiful it´s really nice to see her:flowers:

lucien 03-21-2007 08:35 PM

The opening of the Keukenhof,courtesy PPE/.

PPE Agency

Aurora810 03-21-2007 09:30 PM

Victoria looks lovely! Love the hair, it's a very grown up style for her. But she is almost 30.;) Thanks for all the pics everyone!

Also I have a question about what Keukenhof translates to in english? I heard on a travel show filmed in Amsterdam that Keukenhof is kitchen. If that's true then could someone explain this event to me better. :flowers: I'm not seeing the connection.

Henri M. 03-22-2007 04:32 AM

Yes, the 'Kitchen Courtyard'
 
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Originally Posted by Aurora810
Also I have a question about what Keukenhof translates to in english? I heard on a travel show filmed in Amsterdam that Keukenhof is kitchen.

Lady Jacoba, Duchess of Bavaria, Countess of Holland, Zealand and Hainaut (1401-1436) lived nearby on Teylingen Castle and used this large park not only for the flower decorations of her residence but also for the providing of (medicinal and culinar) herbs, vegetables and fruit. It was known as the 'Kitchen Courtyard', working for Lady Jacoba's gigantic Household.

In the centuries the park evolved into a renowned flower park but the name 'Keukenhof' ('Kitchen Courtyard') remained the same.

:flowers:

Yennie 03-22-2007 05:37 AM

This photo in Aftonbladet is hiarious :flowers: poor Victoria, how embarassing for her

Aftonbladet: Hoppsan, Vickan!

Gita 03-22-2007 08:32 AM

What happened there?

kissnl 03-22-2007 09:25 AM

She looks great!

Video:
21-03: Hoog Zweeds bezoek

Henri M. 03-22-2007 01:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gita
What happened there?

Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden has opened the 58th season of De Keukenhof ('Kitchen's Courtyard', once delivering flowers, vegetables, fruits and herbs to the Court). In this season the flowerpark in Lisse is dedicated to the famous Swedish physicist and botanicus Linnaeus. Still all tulips are baptized and classified according to a scheme developed by Linnaeus in the 18th century. Crown Princess Victoria has performed the opening today, on the first day of Spring.

The Crown Princess and prof. dr. J.P. Balkenende (Netherlands premier minister)

Oops! Crown Princess Victoria tumbles the pillar down!

Hilarity!

The pillar with the green push-button is straight up again.

The Crown Princess poses for a fantastic photo.

The Crown Princess heads for The Hague, to have lunch with her godmother Queen Beatrix and Princess Máxima. Maybe she will see her godchild Princess Catharina-Amalia as well.

In the park the Swedish theme is recognizable in various ways. The colours blue and yellow are prominent and there are various expositions in the pavillions. A few months ago pupils from primary schools planted bulbs which will blossom and result in an enormous portrait of Pippi Långstrump, the main character in lots of books by the Swedish author Astrid Lindgren.

Crown Princess Victoria Ingrid Alice Desirée (14 Juli 1977) is the Duchess of Västergötland and the eldest daughter of King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia. She bears the title of Crown Princess since 1 January 1980, when the law was changed in favour of equal succession.


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