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purple_platinum 06-01-2006 05:06 AM

Queen Beatrix, Current Events 3 (June 2006 - May 2007)
 
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Maxie 06-02-2006 08:03 AM

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Today Queen Beatrix opened a so-called information column in Doorn at the National Park the Hoge Veluwe. The column is a symbol for all 20 information columns which are located in the 20 National Parks of the Netherlands. On the columns, people can find information about the National parks.

At the pics (ANP) Queen Beatrix is measuring the height of a tree with the help of a wooden triangle. :)

Her_Majesty 06-02-2006 11:05 AM

The Queen looks beautiful. I really like this black hat. :)

anneke 06-02-2006 11:28 AM

Our queen has a busy day today.
She looks wonderful.
I hope we will see more pictures from today.

Maxie 06-02-2006 12:03 PM

This afternoon, the Queen (one busy woman!) visited the Mobarak Mosque in The Hague, the eldest mosque in the Netherlands. It celebrates it's fiftieth birthday this year.

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Maxie 06-02-2006 12:12 PM

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And some more pics of today's events by ppe.

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Her_Majesty 06-02-2006 12:41 PM

The light purple dress looked really nice. :)
She indeed is very busy this days.
Nice to see her so happy. ;)

Marengo 06-02-2006 02:27 PM

That is one busy lady!
The visit to the mosque was covereed on the television news for some length. The Queen did not put her hand forward to shake, with the muslim men, out of respect for their religion. Two years ago a muslim leader caused quite some controversy when he refused to shake the hand of a female goverment minister. Apparently the Queen did not want such an incident to cast shadows over this visit. The leader of the mosque calls the Queen an example for all of us (as she shows that people should behave with respect towards each others culture).

Marengo 06-02-2006 02:30 PM

BTW, the day hasn't even finished for HM, tonight she will attend the opening of the Holland festival in Amsterdam.

princess olga 06-02-2006 02:41 PM

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Originally Posted by Marengo
That is one busy lady!
The visit to the mosque was covereed on the television news for some length. The Queen did not put her hand forward to shake, with the muslim men, out of respect for their religion. Two years ago a muslim leader caused quite some controversy when he refused to shake the hand of a female goverment minister. Apparently the Queen did not want such an incident to cast shadows over this visit. The leader of the mosque calls the Queen an example for all of us (as she shows that people should behave with respect towards each others culture).

Agree she really is a 'unifying' force in that sense. This is exactly the kind of thing she is so great at, being her iconic self while drawing attention to a cause, rather than herself. I love how she treats everyone she meets with the utmost respect. This is a prime example of what a monarch is supposed to do, supposed to be. I hope she has a long life ahead of her & stays on as a queen for at least another decade!

Maxie 06-02-2006 05:43 PM

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Originally Posted by princess olga
Agree she really is a 'unifying' force in that sense. This is exactly the kind of thing she is so great at, being her iconic self while drawing attention to a cause, rather than herself. I love how she treats everyone she meets with the utmost respect. This is a prime example of what a monarch is supposed to do, supposed to be. I hope she has a long life ahead of her & stays on as a queen for at least another decade!

I totally agree with you, princess Olga. Some people in this country should take a look at Beatrix and how she deals with people from different countries and backgrounds. I think she's an example to all of us when it comes to that!:)

popy 06-02-2006 06:18 PM

Queen Beatrix looks very good today!and congratulations to princess Olga and Maxie, the two of youare an example alredy :)

Emily 06-03-2006 12:23 AM

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Originally Posted by princess olga
Agree she really is a 'unifying' force in that sense. This is exactly the kind of thing she is so great at, being her iconic self while drawing attention to a cause, rather than herself. I love how she treats everyone she meets with the utmost respect. This is a prime example of what a monarch is supposed to do, supposed to be. I hope she has a long life ahead of her & stays on as a queen for at least another decade!

I agree. In a speech she made in Latvia, she referred to the "opportunities" that immigration issues present for us to learn to live together differently, or something to that effect. I thought how positive her use of the word "opportunities" was -- as opposed to using "challenges" or something to that effect. She does seem to be a great woman.

princess olga 06-03-2006 02:42 AM

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Originally Posted by Emily
I agree. In a speech she made in Latvia, she referred to the "opportunities" that immigration issues present for us to learn to live together differently, or something to that effect. I thought how positive her use of the word "opportunities" was -- as opposed to using "challenges" or something to that effect. She does seem to be a great woman.

Yes it shows she is really an independent thinker with a long term vision who's keeping her cool in the middle of a distinct anti-immigrant whirlwind going through much of the Western world. I am just so glad she is rising to the cause and really coming to the defense of a group of people who aren't having an easy time.

She really is stepping up to the plate here, and sure, we can all say, "oh this is her role and this is after all what she's for, if anything", and while that is true, there are other monarchs who shall remain nameless, who are NOT in this sense doing what Beatrix is: sticking their comfy necks out and overcoming their own fears in order to help others. This is what Beatrix is doing and she is doing it in a lucid way and with a smile.

Although I am typically the first person to criticize royalty--and Beatrix isn't entirely off my hook, what with the fact I disagree with her decision to not open up gorgeously & expensively renovated Huis Ten Bosch to the public--I recognize that there are times we should be thankful there are iconic humans on the planet who step up to the plate when most needed to give the right example to everyone with their behavior and their vision. And this is what Beatrix is doing here and I am thankful for that: here is a woman who is naturally shy and reserved, who is sticking her neck out for the greater good. She is taking a risk with this, but I think it will pay off in the long run, for her, for the monarchy but also for Dutch society.

Maxie 06-03-2006 07:46 AM

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Yesterday night, our truely wonderful and busy Queen visited the opening of the Holland Festival in the 'Muziektheater aan het IJ' in Amsterdam.

Her coat looks like something Mabel would wear too (not necessarily bad in this case, it just reminds me of some frumpy coats/tops Mabel has worn...) :)

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Her_Majesty 06-03-2006 09:06 AM

This coat looked great on her. :) She looked really elegant.
I agree that this coat seems to be much influenced by the style of Mabel. ;)

princess olga 06-03-2006 01:31 PM

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Originally Posted by Her_Majesty
This coat looked great on her. :) She looked really elegant.
I agree that this coat seems to be much influenced by the style of Mabel. ;)

maybe it's also Victor and Rolf, Mabel's favorite designer team.

Marengo 06-05-2006 05:26 AM

Thanks again for you eloquent post(s) Princess Olga, I couldn't agree more! I am glad that the Queen takes her unifying role so seriously instead of causing more polarisation, which disappointed me in one of her collegues.

purple_platinum 06-05-2006 12:54 PM

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02JUNE, 2006 - Queen Beatrix visits the Mobarak Mosque in The Hague.
Queen Beatrix visits the Mobarak Mosque in The Hague because of its 50 years old existence. The mosque is build in 1955 from a design of architect Frits Beck and the oldest mosque in Holland.

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lucien 06-05-2006 02:01 PM

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Originally Posted by princess olga
maybe it's also Victor and Rolf, Mabel's favorite designer team.

Think not,HM has been seen wairing this cape/coat for at least 5 years.:)

Her_Majesty 06-13-2006 02:53 PM

13-06-2006
Queen Beatrix visiting a Seniors-living-complex in Haarlem
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ANP

fanletizia 06-13-2006 06:34 PM

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princess olga 06-13-2006 07:20 PM

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Originally Posted by lucien
In the early fifties Prince Bernhard was given carte blanche,more or less,with a government and a family backing him wholeheardtedly in order to put post-war The Netherlands on the map again,both economically and politically.Seen in the light of that time and age,then as now,there were horrific world issues,the then Cold War being one of them,and a growing divide,then as now,between the US and Europe,it was Prince Bernhards idea to bridge these dividing issues.Over the years this conference has grown into one of the worlds most influential yet informal meetings.Beatrix as a Princess accompanied her father to those meetings several times during the fifties and onwards.

On the side,
It was upon returning from one of those meetings,in the US,that their aircraft got into horrific turbulence with an emergency landing as a result.During those bumpy minutes the bond between father and daughter grew even more stronger,if possible.

Great anecdote indeed! hadnt heard it either!

Also, it is said that Beatrix had been instrumental in the early sixties, after her graduation, in rallying and spearheading the Bilderberg efforts among her own generation, which she deemed uninterested in politics at the time.

As for Bernhard, I think what with the Bilderberg group and other efforts, he really made a great contribution to the world at large. just wanted to mention this, as he's often remembered for the Lockheed scandal and the more frivolous endeavors of his life, which is a shame.

princess olga 06-13-2006 07:31 PM

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Originally Posted by Marengo
Thanks again for you eloquent post(s) Princess Olga, I couldn't agree more! I am glad that the Queen takes her unifying role so seriously instead of causing more polarisation, which disappointed me in one of her collegues.

Thanks for the kind words, Marengo! All I'm noticing is that while most of her peers these days only inspire increasing indifference in me, Beatrix is doing the exact opposite: the longer she's been on the Dutch throne, the more interesting she's become.

Especially in recent years, she's really shown she can listen to people and then make up her own, original, wise mind. She's really grown tremendously well into her role, again especially in recent years. This is why I have the feeling we haven't even seen the best of her yet, which is saying a lot, as she's done an awesome job over the years. She's evolving from being the queen of the Dutch into a true world leader. Mark my words, she's going to surprise us even more in the years to come, and the only negative about that one will be that Alexander will have some huge shoes to fill, in due course.

Alexandria 06-13-2006 07:38 PM

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Originally Posted by princess olga
Especially in recent years, she's really shown she can listen to people and then make up her own, original, wise mind. She's really grown tremendously well into her role, again especially in recent years. This is why I have the feeling we haven't even seen the best of her yet, which is saying a lot, as she's done an awesome job over the years. She's evolving from being the queen of the Dutch into a true world leader. Mark my words, she's going to surprise us even more in the years to come,

I think some of us here can form a Beatrix Mutual Adoration Society! :) I feel the exact same way about Beatrix. A few years ago when I started following the Dutch royals she seemed plain and boring. There wasn't much about her that was charismatic to me, but then I started reading the anecdotes here from everyone and all the little stories about how caring and considerate and thoughtful Beatrix is really touched me. I think she is someone who is very conscientious about her role as queen and is working hard to unite all of Dutch society, whether it be classes or religious factors.

I could not have more admiration for Queen Beatrix. The more I learn about her the more impressed I am.

princess olga 06-13-2006 08:18 PM

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Originally Posted by Alexandria
I think some of us here can form a Beatrix Mutual Adoration Society! :)

LOL yes indeed! Actually I think we'd attract quite a following!

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Originally Posted by Alexandria
I feel the exact same way about Beatrix. A few years ago when I started following the Dutch royals she seemed plain and boring.

yes especially compared to her much admired mother, Juliana, who was very much a what-you-see-is-what-you-get type person. Beatrix is more guarded, and while that's understandable when everyone you meet wants a piece of you, I think it's also contributed to an image that isn't quite the complete story. And you're right, it doesn't take that much more information to realize Beatrix is quite something else. I'm totally with you: the more I see/read of her, the more impressed I am!

lucien 06-14-2006 04:24 AM

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Originally Posted by Marengo
Thanks Lucien, I never heard that story about Benrhard and Beatrix before! It must have been a scary experience. I even get upset with the slightest turbulence in the airplane.

Upset?I just change colour....:o :D
The above happened in the fifties,when propeller aircraft took you from here to there if they didn't give up in mid-air.They could'nt fly high altitudes or long distance like now.So mostly a flight was a bumpy right as they also were unable to avoid depressions/bad weather.Guess that would find us both holding hands,you wibbly wobbly and moi green,or any other colour availeble in the spectrum...

I'm sure there are/must be many more anecdotes concerning father and daughter,as they were what we call here;"Twee handen op een buik",(two hands on one belly,I know that sounds/looks silly in english),but voila,that's how it was.

Over the years HM has become hugely respected and loved.Not that that was expected at the beginning of her Reign,in general people thought of her as haughty and too distant.But with her late husband Prince Claus as her closest adviser/supporter she emerged into who she is now.

The start of her Reign saw a re-styling of the Court on a huge scale,and that wasn't taken easily,allthough necessary to transfer the Court into the smooth operated one it is now.Times had changed,from the "easy going" call me madam attitude of her beloved mother,HM wished to be addressed as Majesty,causing a slight stur in the process,as we dutch go by the;"We're dutch,act normal,that's silly enough".But she has proven to be right to put the Monarch/Monarchy at it's rightfull place.She also has an almost legendary way of preparing herself for functions,any function,going into great detail,miticulous even.Only to often find herself better informed then those who should,leaving them with more then just a blush,and herself with a grin and/or "The Eye",(Her most disapproving look that would set you off and run,while you can't).

Still,HM is a little shy at heart,a great heart,directed towards her Family and to all that live here.

And she can be self-critical as well,

At a certain jeweller,she,still a Princess,showed great interest in a perticular set of earrings,but she wished them to be slightly altered this way or that and could'nt really make up her mind.The what if/yes but lasted "long" even to her,so she exclaimed;"Gosh,I'm sorry,I can be such a frumpy type"(Ik kan zo'n trut zijn).I'd say it was more out of her sense for detail.....;)

lucien 06-14-2006 01:47 PM

HM was on a working visit at the Veterans Institute,Doorn this afternoon.
HM had talks with older and younger veterans and was informed about
recent developments within the dutch veteran community.
The Institute was opened on may 10th 2001 in the presence of the late Prince Bernhard.

Have not yet seen pics tho.Purple_Platinum,Marengo,anyone?:)

Found one;
http://www.koninklijkhuis.nl/content.jsp?objectid=16115

lucien 06-14-2006 01:54 PM

HM has received the Ambassador of Malta,HE mr.A.Strickland for a farewell lunch at Huis ten Bosch Palace today.

Yesterday HM received the german ambassador,HE Dr.E.Duckwitz for a farewell lunch at Huis ten Bosch Palace.

Tight schedule I would say....

Marengo 06-14-2006 05:34 PM

I didn't find anything from the visit to Doorn, Lucien. But workingvisits aren't always attended by the press. I do like it that she visited the old veterans who must feel a bit orphanned after Prince Bernhard died. So again, she is very much her fathers daughter!!!

A pity the german ambassador is leaving, he was such a gentlemen (as are all the german ambassadors I can remember) Didn't he have a dutch wife?

Here some pictures of HM on tuesday, opening a service-center in Haarlem (first 2: ANP, the opthers from Seegerpress) The Queen at least wore this hat during the civil wedding of Constantijn and during the state visit to Russia (and on some other occasions as well I believe):

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lucien 06-17-2006 12:15 PM

On july 1st HM,accompanied by TRH the Prince of Orange and Princess Máxima will attend the celebrations on occasion of the Silver Wedding of TRH the Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg.

Maxie 06-27-2006 11:20 AM

That's one daring Queen! I wouldn't want to hold such a scary bird for even half a second! :eek:

fanletizia 06-27-2006 11:44 AM

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27-06-2006 Muiderslot Queen Beatrix has re-opened the famous castle Muiderslot in Muiden. Prince Floris

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Her_Majesty 06-27-2006 12:54 PM

Wow! Great pictures of Queen Beatrix with this Bird!
They both look very Majesty-like. ;)
I like her orange hat! :)

fanletizia 06-27-2006 03:27 PM

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Marengo 06-27-2006 05:41 PM

The Queen looks great and seems to be enjoying herself :)

fanletizia 06-28-2006 10:29 AM

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June 27

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Koningin Beatrix reikt dinsdagmiddag op Paleis Huis ten Bosch te Den Haag de eremedaille voor kunst en wetenschap behorende bij de Huisorde van Oranje uit aan Prof. Dr. H.W. van Os, hoogleraar Kunst en Samenleving aan de Universiteit van Amsterdam. Prof. Van Os heeft deze onderscheiding ontvangen voor zijn grote verdiensten - nationaal en internationaal - op kunsthistorisch terrein. In de achtergrond prinses Maxima
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fanletizia 06-28-2006 10:41 AM

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June 28
Her Majesty the Queen
distributes the awards for the Silver Carnations 2006, at the Hague.

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Her_Majesty 06-28-2006 10:45 AM

Beautiful Pictures of Queen Beatrix! She looks so relaxed and happy!
She seems to be such a warm-hearted person! :)

Marengo 06-28-2006 02:36 PM

She seems very relaxed indeed, and very well spirited lately. Well, she wasn't known as 'Prinses glimlach' (Princess smile) on the dutch antilles for nothing :).

Juanita 06-28-2006 02:39 PM

I agree with you! She seems to be really really happy!
And she looks very closed to the people :)

Marengo 06-28-2006 02:39 PM

Ah, finally we see a bit of Huis ten Bosch again (usually it is Noordeinde). This is the 'Japanese room' (which Queen Wilhelmina renamed after WWII, but the old name is now used again).

Apparently this professor helped to introduce the dutch society to Maxima.

Marengo 06-29-2006 03:37 PM

Prime Minister Jan-Peter Balkenende will consult with the HM the Queen tomorrow morning about the present political crisis. Smallest coalition partner D66 has withdrawn it's support for this cabinet after the controversial decisions made by gov. minister Rita Verdonk about the nationality of Ayaan Hirsi Ali. The Queen will also consult with the party leaders. After that it will be decided if the present cabinet can continue or there will be early elections.

As a result D66 vice-prime minister Laurens-Jan Brinkhorst (Economic affairs), father of Princess Laurentien resigned immediately.

Maxie 06-29-2006 06:11 PM

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Originally Posted by Marengo
Prime Minister Jan-Peter Balkenende will consult with the HM the Queen tomorrow morning about the present political crisis. Smallest coalition partner D66 has withdrawn it's support for this cabinet after the controversial decisions made by gov. minister Rita Verdonk about the nationality of Ayaan Hirsi Ali. The Queen will also consult with the party leaders. After that it will be decided if the present cabinet can continue or there will be early elections.

As a result D66 vice-prime minister Laurens-Jan Brinkhorst (Economic affairs), father of Princess Laurentien resigned immediately.

In other words: it's complete chaos in The Hague (once again)...
*Sigh*
Just when the Queen is starting her holidays...

lucien 06-30-2006 01:14 AM

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Originally Posted by Maxie
In other words: it's complete chaos in The Hague (once again)...
*Sigh*
Just when the Queen is starting her holidays...

My thought exactly,this morning HM will be busy in The Hague,this afternoon HM will be at the national rundvee manifestatie in Utrecht,a bit of the same twice a day......:rolleyes:

The schedules for the weekend go ahead as planned,but instead of going on holiday monday,HM will receive the party political leaders.

Maxie 06-30-2006 05:22 AM

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Originally Posted by lucien
My thought exactly,this morning HM will be busy in The Hague,this afternoon HM will be at the national rundvee manifestatie in Utrecht,a bit of the same twice a day......:rolleyes:

:D

Hopefully she will still get to go to Luxembourg with W-A, Maxima, Margriet and Pieter, but I'm afraid she isn't going to be able to. :(

Marengo 06-30-2006 06:06 AM

JH at the Benelux MB said she will be able to do so. She will consult with the party leaders only after the weekend.

Avalon 06-30-2006 08:08 AM

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HIGH-FLYING ENCOUNTER FOR QUEEN BEATRIX

Queen Elizabeth is famous for her love of corgis, but it would appear her counterpart in the Netherlands has an affinity for rather more formidable creatures
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lucien 06-30-2006 10:54 AM

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Originally Posted by Marengo
JH at the Benelux MB said she will be able to do so. She will consult with the party leaders only after the weekend.

There has been a change Marengo,HM will receive the representatives of the political parties tomorrow morning at Huis ten Bosch Palace,SP,LPF,CU,SGP.Groep Nawijn,Groep Wilders,Groep Lazrak.(I hope they get a move on!:rolleyes: )

Tonight HM will have talks with the representatives of the CDA,VVD,PvdA and D'66.At present the Chair of the Senate,Mrs.Timmerman-Buck is to arrive at the Palace,followed by the Chair of the Tweede Kamer.Mr.F.W.Weisglas and the vice-president of the council of State,Mr.H.D.Tjeenk Willink.

So,I'm afraid HM will miss the opening of the museum tomorrow morning,but maybe she will be in time for the picnic in the afternoon.

fanletizia 06-30-2006 11:40 AM

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June 30
Her Majesty the Queen is present at the 10th National National Rundvee Demonstration in Veemarkthallen and Utrecht.


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Maxie 06-30-2006 11:45 AM

Thanks for the pics, fanletizia!

Is HM wearing the same dress she was wearing during the Four Freedom Awards ceremony, btw? I don't like that dress...

Marengo 06-30-2006 11:51 AM

She is simply amazing. Between the consultations with advisors, the prime minister etc she even has time to visit cows! I wonder what sshe enjoys more :).

Let's hope HM will be on time for the picnic, Lucien. Or is there a tiara event in the evening? I hope that she will be there then, hiding a tiara somewhere...

And HM had even more to do today, this was posted by JH on the Benelux Royals MB:

HM today received HE Mr.D.B.Payton,ambassador of New Zealand for a farewell lunch at Huis ten Bosch Palace.

Yesterday HM received HE Mr.E.Ugalde Alvarez,ambassador of Costa Rica,for a farewell audience. On june 23rd HM received HE Mr.M.B.Pensa,ambassador of Italy for a farewell audience at Huis ten Bosch Palace.

Adry 06-30-2006 01:59 PM

More pictures from PPE
30-06-2006 Cattle demonstration Queen Beatrix has attended the 10th cattle demonstration in Utrecht.
Part of the demonstration is the inspection of 300 Dutch black and red coloured cows.

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Alexandria 06-30-2006 02:16 PM

The Queen has been non-stop lately!

Two new granddaughters, a trip to Belgium and endless visits within Netherlands and consultations with politicians at home.

How amazing she is that she's doing so much, more than individuals in their thirties or forties do in a week!

Marengo 06-30-2006 03:55 PM

On the picture, the Prime Minister leaving Palace Huis ten Bosch after offering the resignation of his cabinet to HM the Queen (pic ANP):

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Chairman of the 2nd chamber, Grans Weisglas leaving Palace Noordeinde tonight (pic ANP).

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CDA (christian-democrats) represtentative Maxime Verhafgen on his way to the Queen. The palkace is 5 minutes walking from the 2nd chamber. On the background the statue of Willem of Orange (pic ANP):

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VVD (liberal) partyleader Mark Rutte on his way to palace Noordeinde. A detail: gossipmagazines claim that he was one of Mabels boyfriends as well (pic ANP):

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More politics, posted by Cees at the Benelux Royals MB:

Although the Queen has allready signed the Koninklijk Besluit (Royal Decree) of the appointment of mr.drs. B.J. Bruins as State Secretary for Education, Culture and Science, his swearing-in has been postponed by the Queen. It will probably take place when there is more clarity about the future of the Cabinet.

And more info about the silver carnation awards, posted by Sal on the Benelux Royals MB, apparently the Queen will visit the Dutch Antilles next year:

One of the receivers could not attend due to his fragile health. It is Charles Gomeres, founder of the Jewish Museum at Curaçao. She will hand out the carnation when she visits Curaçao at the end of this year. She will stay at this part of the kingdom for about a fortnight, that is a first and will visit
each island and spend the night on every island, also a first. Rumour on the islands says that the long visit is a farewell visit as queen.

Juanita 06-30-2006 04:36 PM

http://www.theroyalforums.com/forums...9&d=1151682026

It seems that the Queen is talking with the cow :D :D :D

Marengo 07-01-2006 06:18 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ...JuAnItA...

It seems that the Queen is talking with the cow :D :D :D

Considering that the Queens sister, princess Irene revealed in her book 'dialogue with nature' that she talks to trees and dolphins, I am hardly surprised ;)

The cows name is Flora btw.

--

HM is always wearing so many bracelets! Some of them were given by her father and made of elephant hairs.

Squidgy 07-01-2006 06:47 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Marengo
The cows name is Flora btw.

As usual Marengo, you are a wealth of information!!:D:D

The Queen has had a busy time of it lately. Has there been any talk of holidays?

Marengo 07-01-2006 06:52 AM

I read it in my newspaper today, and just couldn't resist posting it, such a suitable name for a cow, don't you think? ;)
Considering how they hit it of, maybe HM bought Flora for her Drakensteijn estate (probably not, she has gardeners to mow, I suppose).

Actually she was supposed to leave for Italy this monday. But due to the present political sitiation that won't be possible & it has to be postponed for a few days.

Squidgy 07-01-2006 07:06 AM

A very suitable name indeed!

That's too bad about Trix's holiday plans. I bet she is praying for a majority government this time around. One can dream ....;)

princess olga 07-02-2006 06:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Alexandria
The Queen has been non-stop lately!

Two new granddaughters, a trip to Belgium and endless visits within Netherlands and consultations with politicians at home.

How amazing she is that she's doing so much, more than individuals in their thirties or forties do in a week!

Yes, she seems to be everywhere atthe moment! Her sense of duty really is something else! This is a woman who, even on her vacations, is up and out at dawn--at least, that's what her sons once said about her in a tv interview a decade or so back!
They also in that interview said that she's been suffering heavy duty migraines for ever, but you would never know it--she's never canceled <anything> because of it! Pretty tough act to follow, isn't she!

princess olga 07-02-2006 06:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Marengo
She is simply amazing. Between the consultations with advisors, the prime minister etc she even has time to visit cows! I wonder what sshe enjoys more :).

Let's hope HM will be on time for the picnic, Lucien. Or is there a tiara event in the evening? I hope that she will be there then, hiding a tiara somewhere...

And HM had even more to do today, this was posted by JH on the Benelux Royals MB:

HM today received HE Mr.D.B.Payton,ambassador of New Zealand for a farewell lunch at Huis ten Bosch Palace.

Yesterday HM received HE Mr.E.Ugalde Alvarez,ambassador of Costa Rica,for a farewell audience. On june 23rd HM received HE Mr.M.B.Pensa,ambassador of Italy for a farewell audience at Huis ten Bosch Palace.

Not to mention calling on her old friend, ex prime minister Ruud Lubbers, to come help form a cabinet! Beatrix and Lubbers go way way back--both were new at their rarified roles back in the early eighties--he as new young prime minister at the time and she as new queen. Both are roughly the same age too. The fact that he has been asked in this intermediary role is directly, it seems to me, due to her influence.

Marengo 07-04-2006 02:05 PM

HM will leave on holidays tomorrow (thursday). She will be staying at her medieval farm/estate in Tavernelle, Italy. She will keep in tough with the 'informateur' (Ruud Lubbers) by telephone and will fly back to The Netherlands if the political situation requires that.

Marengo 07-05-2006 02:04 AM

HM will receive informaeur Ruud Lubbers this morning at 9.00 at Palace Huis ten Bosch.

Marengo 07-06-2006 06:15 PM

HM the Queen will be abck tomorrow (friday), from Tavernelle, to install the new cabinet. After that she will fly back to her holiday retreat.

Maxie 07-06-2006 07:08 PM

These politicians keep the Queen busy. I hope she'll get to relax after the whole deal is closed, she really deserved it, imo! :)

princess olga 07-06-2006 09:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Maxie
These politicians keep the Queen busy. I hope she'll get to relax after the whole deal is closed, she really deserved it, imo! :)

She certainly does, in fact it seems to me that Beatrix, probably together with her equally hard-working, never-relenting colleague Elizabeth of the UK, should be up for the "hardest working royal in Europe of the year award", if it existed! Both these queens pull more hours than the crop of current crown princes together (bit of an unfair comparison perhaps as the role of heir is all but defined)

Adry 08-21-2006 11:17 AM

Queen Beatrix attended a concert last night, performed by the European Union Youth Orchestra

Koningin Beatrix is zondag aanwezig bij het concert van de European Union Youth Orchestra. Het orkest staat onder leiding van dirigent Vladimir Ashkenazy en speelt werken van Dmitri Sjostakovitsj. ANP

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Marengo 08-21-2006 05:10 PM

She never misses this event :) Good to see that she is back working...

soCal girl 08-21-2006 05:49 PM

Two lovely close-ups of Queen Beatrix:

http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m.../Beatrix16.jpg

http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m.../Beatrix18.jpg
(Credit: Bruno Press)

Maxie 08-21-2006 05:53 PM

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Originally Posted by soCal girl
Two lovely close-ups of Queen Beatrix:

These definitely are lovely, soCal girl! Thanks for sharing them. Am I the only one who thinks that the Queen looks very radiant, lately? Being a grandmother of 7 must be really great for her! :smile:

Iain 08-22-2006 07:47 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Maxie
Am I the only one who thinks that the Queen looks very radiant, lately? ! :smile:

Only lately? I think she's always looked radiant!

Her_Majesty 08-22-2006 09:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by soCal girl
Two lovely close-ups of Queen Beatrix:
(Credit: Bruno Press)

Thanks for sharing! Beatrix looks great! :flowers:
I think her hair looks a bit more blonde then usual (but maybe it's just because her her holiday-darker skin. ;)

Jo of Palatine 08-22-2006 09:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by princess olga
Agree she really is a 'unifying' force in that sense. This is exactly the kind of thing she is so great at, being her iconic self while drawing attention to a cause, rather than herself. I love how she treats everyone she meets with the utmost respect. This is a prime example of what a monarch is supposed to do, supposed to be. I hope she has a long life ahead of her & stays on as a queen for at least another decade!

How old were Beatrix' sons when she took over from Queen Juliana? Somehow I don't think the abdication plans in the Netherlands rely on the age of the queen or her heir but on the question whether the children have reached a certain age so their parents can move on. If it is so, then we will see Beatrix as queen for some more years, I guess. :smile:

Her_Majesty 08-22-2006 09:27 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jo of Palatine
How old were Beatrix' sons when she took over from Queen Juliana? Somehow I don't think the abdication plans in the Netherlands rely on the age of the queen or her heir but on the question whether the children have reached a certain age so their parents can move on. If it is so, then we will see Beatrix as queen for some more years, I guess. :smile:

Since Juliana abdicted in 1980, Beatrix sons were 13 (WA), 12 (Friso) and 11 (Constantijn). :flowers:

bbb 08-22-2006 10:27 AM

the queen has the most lovely, open face. i just love her.

BeatrixFan 08-22-2006 11:00 AM

It's nice to see HM out and about again. And even nicer to see her hair. It always amazes me in it's defiance of the laws of gravity.

Zonk 08-22-2006 11:22 AM

It (her hair) does seem to stand the test of time. We joke about it but at this point, I couldn't see her with another style.

In regards to abdication, I don't see her HM abdicating for at least ten years. Maybe if her husband was alive but not now.

Henri M. 08-22-2006 12:13 PM

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Originally Posted by Zonk1189
In regards to abdication, I don't see her HM abdicating for at least ten years. Maybe if her husband was alive but not now.

It is also possible that the Queen wants to fight the 'trend' that she should abdicate.
However, there IS a trend of abdicating in the Houses of Orange and Nassau.

Willem I of Orange-Nassau, King of the Netherlands, Grand Duke of Luxembourg
Abdicated: 1840
Reign: 27 years
Age of abdication: 68 years

Marie-Adelaide of Nassau, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg
Abdicated: 1919
Reign: 7 years
Age of abdication: 25 (she abdicated and became a Carmelite nun)

Wilhelmina of Orange-Nassau, Queen of the Netherlands
Abdicated: 1948
Reign: 58 years
Age of abdication: 68 years

Charlotte of Nassau, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg
Abdicated: 1964
Reign: 45 years
Age of abdication: 68 years

Juliana of Orange-Nassau, Queen of the Netherlands
Abdicated: 1980
Reign: 32 years
Age of Abdication: 71 years

Jean of Nassau, Grand Duke of Luxembourg
Abdicated: 2000
Reign: 36 years
Age of abdication: 79 years

Beatrix of Orange-Nassau, Queen of the Netherlands
Abdicated: -
Reign: 26 years (so far)
Age of abdication: - (she is 68 now)

Henri of Nassau, Grand Duke of Luxembourg
Abdicated: -
Reign: 6 years (so far)
Age of abdicaton: - (he is 51 now)

princess olga 08-22-2006 02:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Henri M.
It is also possible that the Queen wants to fight the 'trend' that she should abdicate.

Henri M, I hope you are right, for one I think she is doing a stellar job. And two, I just can't see her sitting in her castle (Drakensteijn) doing nothing (I know she is a talented woman with plenty of hobbies, but I can't see her dedicated to these hobbies and nothing else all day): she seems too young for that.

And last, I really also think that she is more and more seen by her Dutch constituents as the unifying force she really is. That country is in so many ways at a cross roads, I think for the forseeable future, they really need her more than she needs them.

but...quick question, and this may be conjecturing so not sure our Mods would approve of my asking, but what about the rumors in the Netherlands that she will abdicate probably in four years? What with the Paleis op de Dam being renovated, and finished slated for 2008?

Quote:

Originally Posted by Iain
Only lately? I think she's always looked radiant!

hear hear! :flowers:

Henri M. 08-24-2006 05:21 PM

Naturalization Day 2006
 
Today The Queen attended one of the ceremonies held today in the framework of Naturalization Day (a day to welcome immigrants who have obtained the Netherlands citizenship).

On TV it was touching to see with how much reverence The Queen was met by her newest subjects.

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Source pictures: ANP. Bucketed via my webspace.

Henri M. 08-24-2006 05:28 PM

Queen Beatrix with Japanese guests?
 
In the evening Her Majesty attended an opera in the city of Utrecht.
A most special opera: L'Ipermestra (written 1658) by Francesco Cavalli (1602-1676).

Since the first performance in 1658 it has never been perfomerd again in the whole world. Today was the new premier of this old opera and Queen Beatrix, her radiant self as always, did attend.

I'm not sure, but I had the idea the Honourable Justice and mrs Hishashi Owada were in the Queen's presence. On the picture you see a Japanese lady, I think it is a lady-in-waiting from the Imperial Court. I have no idea of the Crown Prince and -Princess of Japan were there as well. We need to await more pics.

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Marengo 08-24-2006 05:39 PM

Thanks Henri. It was touching indeed, they were all so pride that the Queen talked to them and I saw a gentleman kissing Her Majesty´s hand :)

I wonder if the pearl necklace is new, I can not recall the small diamond lock it has in the front.

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Good to see that the RF is spending some time with their Japanese guests (didn´t the two crownprincely families visit Apenheul together today?) :)

Henri M. 08-24-2006 05:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by princess olga
but...quick question, and this may be conjecturing so not sure our Mods would approve of my asking, but what about the rumors in the Netherlands that she will abdicate probably in four years? What with the Paleis op de Dam being renovated, and finished slated for 2008?

I think the renovation of the Royal Palace Amsterdam must only be seen as a necessary modernization. It mainly is renewal of technical installations, the addition of a fifth service-elevator, the modernization of suites for guests, the modernization of kitchens, etc. And they are seeing if they can clean the exterior of the grey, sombre palace so that it is back in its original yellow Bentheimer stone.

I don't think it is done with a certain purpose, like an abdication of the Queen and the investiture of the new King. After all: Prince Willem-Alexander suddenly can become King tomorrow.

http://members.chello.nl/~b.michon/bea6.jpg

Pic: part of the Royal Palace Amsterdam with a pergola leading to the New Church. The same venues of an Investiture ceremony for the new King.
You see lighter and darker parts of the old walls. The Bentheimer stone uses to be dark-yellow of colour. Experts are looking for the best way to regain the original colour without using damaging or un-repairable techniques.

Pic: ANP / bucketed via my own webspace

Emily 08-24-2006 05:47 PM

Marengo? Henri? Can you fill us in on the Naruhito/Masako thread if there was a visit to Apenheul?

A couple of questions: is the Queen a big fan of Opera? It seems she is of stringed instruments because she seems to attend alot of concerts -- but what about Opera? Second, have you heard anything about her resisting the abdication idea? She is such a fantastic queen I hope we continue to see her in action for a long time. Finally, does anyone have photos of the ?names escape me -- Van Loon and another woman -- named as hostesses for the Queen? I'd love to see what these two women look like.

Marengo 08-24-2006 06:10 PM

A dutch journalist said on the Benelux Royals MB that the two couples visited ´Apenheul´ in Apeldoorn today. It is a parc with lots and lots of monkeys and many dutch families go there (I went there myself when I was smaller). Some are even out of there cages so you can take them on your shoulder.
Anyway, the couples were there but due to the Dutch media-code no pictures will be printed in Dutch magazines or newspapers (not sure about the foreign press though).

I am not sure if HM is a big fan of opera but definately of classical music. In this she was supported by her husband who had a special fondness for this music and IMHO an excellent taste. But I recall their taste was a bit more ´heavy´then Puccini for example: Bach, Mahler etc. But of course an opera at times can be rather entertaining to.

About any abdication plans: they will bound to hang around untill she will publicely announce her succession (or when her son will succeed hger in another way). For now the main reason for speculation is her age and tradition (Wilhelmina and Juliana). The restaurations of the Castle and Palace were both needed, though for those who want to see it as a signal that her abdication is coming closer it is.
What is against a quick abdication is that the Queen seems to be very energetic still and the crownprince still has a young (and maybe uncomplete?) family. HM stated several times that she wanted her son to have a relatively quiet familylife when his children were still young, like she had herself.
It is purely speculation, but seeing how this Queen is pragmatic and sees her task almost as a job I would say she will abdicate albeit not very quickly. So in 5-10 years. But again: just speculating.

I can not provide a picture of M. van Loon-Labouchere but I am sure somebody else (Henri?) can. I have been in the van Loon house in AMsterdam btw, not ebven in the museum but in the basement which they rented to a student (who happened to be a friend of mine). Even the basement was impressive...

Emily 08-24-2006 06:23 PM

Thanks, Marengo. I appreciate the information, especially since we are huge fans of classical music ourselves. After my last post, while waiting for your wonderful answer, I took time to re-read two recent threads on QB. Having done that, here is my ponderous (!) question: did she lighten her hair while on vacation?

Marengo 08-24-2006 06:49 PM

Well, I am afraid the court does not issue information on HM hair, so all of us can only look at the pictures and guess.
It seems to become a shade lighter each year for several years IMO. She probably doesn´t want the ERII thing to happen to her (turning grey from black in one day).

Henri M. 08-25-2006 02:34 AM

De Grootmeesteres van het Huis van Hare Majesteit de Koningin
 
The Dutch equivalent of the British Mistress of the Robes is the Grandmastress of the House of Her Majesty The Queen, in short: The Grandmastress.

Earlier in this thread a poster asked for a pic: this picture was made yesterday and shows Martine van Loon - Labouchere standing next to Her Majesty.

She is a scion from an old Amsterdam banking family (Labouchere) who married an immensely rich Amsterdam shipowner (Delprat), became widowed and married the Amsterdam nobleman Jonkheer Maurits Nanning van Loon, who owns a dazzling house alongside the Keizersgracht (Emperor's Canal) in Amsterdam. You can visit it. The Van Loons themselves live in the (also grand) house next to it.

The Grandmastress receives high guests in her house. It is part of her job 'to entertain' ambassadors and authorities in name of the Queen.
I saw this on the weblog of the Queen's Commissioner in Noord-Holland:

Thursday 16 March 2006.

The Grandmastress of Her Majesty The Queen, mrs. Van Loon - Labouchere and her spouse Jonkheer Van Loon give a diner for ambassadors and other distinghuised guests.

Petra and I go there. The diner is held at Museum Van Loon alongside the Keizersgracht in Amsterdam.
Nice, that you can dine in your own family-museum!

The dessert is accompanied with living music. The female singer sings 'Je't aime' by Jacques Brel. Frans Weisglas, the Chairman of the Chamber, who sits behind me and I turn ourselves around to listen to the singer. Frans says: "Only older gentlemen like this music."

Let he speak for himself!

Henri M. 08-25-2006 02:45 AM

E.M.J. Baroness van Wassenaer - Mersmans, Hofdame
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Henri M.
In the evening Her Majesty attended an opera in the city of Utrecht. The opera: L'Ipermestra (written 1658) by Francesco Cavalli (1602-1676).

On another board I learned that the Japanese-looking lady accompanying Her Majesty was no member of the Japanese Imperial Court.

It was E.M.J. baroness Van Wassenaer - Mersmans, one of the Queen's Hofdames. The Van Wassenaers owned Duivenvoorde. Like so many Dutch aristocratic families have done, also the Van Wassenaer family placed the estate in a Foundation to preserve it for future.

JessRulz 08-25-2006 03:53 AM

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24-08-2006 The Hague Queen Beatrix attended the naturalizationceremony at the Grote Kerk in The Hague.
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24-08-2006 Utrecht Queen Beatrix attended the opening of the 25th edition of the Holland Festival Oude Muziek in the Stadsschouwburg in Utrecht.
The Festival opened with the première of the opera l’Ipermestra of Francesco Cavalli
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Source: PPE

mandyy 08-25-2006 04:12 AM

Photos from Royal Images of the Queen from Aug 24th, 2006.
http://www.royalimages.nl/theme/theme.asp?themeid=670

Her_Majesty 08-25-2006 04:26 AM

Thanks for the pictures !
She looks beautiful in this one:
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Thanks for sharing them! :smile:

JohnRaven 08-25-2006 05:21 AM

Abdication? Not for a few more years I suspect. She seems to enjoy her job even more the last couple of years. Probably because now she has her sons and daughters in law to help her or at least stand by her. In her last interview she said that the loneliness of her position was the most difficult. Anyway, she will gradually hand over to Willem-Alexander and knowing HM she will not take that task lightly. I do believe that the renovations of her private estate, Drakensteijn, are in view of her eventual abdication though. As for the Royal Palace in Amsterdam? As Henri stated. It needed some technical modernisation and refurbishing and hopefully the restoration of the facade.


On the subject of HM helmet. If you ask me HM's dying her hair only very lightly for years now so her natural grey slowly becomes apparent. She has spent some weeks in the sun and that seems to help the process as well I guess. A big difference from the days she wore a dark brown dyed helmet! I think the grey softens her and looks great indeed. Less stern.

Mandrake 08-25-2006 07:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Henri M.
The Dutch equivalent of the British Mistress of the Robes is the Grandmastress of the House of Her Majesty The Queen, in short: The Grandmastress.

Earlier in this thread a poster asked for a pic: this picture was made yesterday and shows Martine van Loon - Labouchere standing next to Her Majesty.

That's not the Grandmastress.. its Tineke Lodders a very influential political figure in the Dutch Cristian Democratic Party of prime minister J.P Balkenende. Although I can't find a picture of mss van Loon I can assure you she looks more impressive than this Lodders character ever will!

HMQueenElizabethII 08-26-2006 11:18 AM

Queen Beatrix has been quite busy lately. I always feel great seeing her smile and devotion for her nation.

Henri M. 08-26-2006 12:20 PM

Martine Louise Amélie van Loon - Labouchere, Grootmeesteres
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Mandrake
That's not the Grandmastress.. its Tineke Lodders a very influential political figure in the Dutch Cristian Democratic Party of prime minister J.P Balkenende. Although I can't find a picture of mss van Loon I can assure you she looks more impressive than this Lodders character ever will!

You are right. It is surprisingly hard to find pictures of Martine Louise Amélie van Loon - Labouchere, Grootmeesteres.
On the Royal House-website there used to be a large picture of the Grootmeesteres in gala, next to one of the horsedrawn gala-berlines, part of the royal cortège on Prinsjesdag, but it is removed, I think.
On the first two it is the first lady walking on the carpet.
On the last two it is the lady behind the royals.

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http://members.chello.nl/~b.michon/grootmeesteres2.jpg

http://members.chello.nl/~b.michon/grootmeesteres3.jpg

http://members.chello.nl/~b.michon/grootmeesteres4.jpg

The last pic shows more members of the Household (recognizable due to the nassaublue ribbon with a small golden crowned 'B').
I see mr. Gilbert Monod de Froideville, Ceremoniemeester and probably a Dame du Palais (in green).
I do not recognize her and she looks eh... 'older' to be a Hofdame in the functional Household.

By the way, I have seen pictures with the Grootmeesteres wearing a diademe during gala banquets. Anyone able to find such a picture?

Pics: ANP, bucketed via my own webspace

mandyy 08-27-2006 04:56 AM

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Queen Beatrix has handed out in the Beatrix theater the researchprices at the jubileecongress Princess Beatrix foundation in Utrecht.
August 26, 2006
from PPE
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Her_Majesty 08-27-2006 05:07 AM

August 26th, 2006
Queen Beatrix in Utrecht at the jubileecongress.

ANP

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I really like her new hat! Looks beautiful on her! :flowers:

Emily 08-27-2006 04:11 PM

Can anyone post some of these new photos without watermarks? I think the Queen looks great and I, also, like that style hat on her. Thanks in advance for any help.


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