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purple_platinum 06-04-2006 12:20 PM

Willem-Alexander & Máxima's Visit to Mongolia; June 14-18, 2006
 
Crown Prince Willem-Alexander & Crown Princess Maxima will make an official visit to Mongolia 14-18 June 2006.
Before that, they will attend the Diamond Jubilee of King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand on 12-13 June 2006


Please post news & pictures of this visit here.
Please remember to provide source for articles & photos, and do not hotlink.
Enjoy!

The original press release from RVD is :
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Prince of Orange and Princess Máxima will visit Thailand & Mongolia on 12 until 18 June 2006

His Royal Highness the Prince of Orange and Her Royal Highness Princess Máxima, on behalf of Her Majesty the Queen, will attend in June the celebration of the 60-birthday Coronation Jubilee of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand. In connection to the visit, the Prince and Princess will make an official visit to Mongolië, that this year celebrates its 800-birthday of existence.
The Prince and Princess are on Monday, 12 and Tuesday, 13 June in Bangkok will be present at the official festivities that the Thai government organizes on the occassion of the King's diamond jubilee. The celebration, are held on different locations in the Thai capital, and will be attended by representatives of a large number of foreign sovereigns house and governments. In January 2004 the Prince of Orange accompanied the Queen during her state visit at Thailand.

The Princely pair will visit Mongolia on Wednesday, 14 until Sunday, 18 June, on invitation of the Mongolian government, in the frame of the 800-birthday existence of the Mongolian state. In 1206, the different Mongolian tribes were united for the first time. The most contacts between the Netherlands and Mongolië finds place directed in the frame of development cooperation, with name on the environment. The netherlands supports among many the preservation of the Hustai Nuruu-steppe territory and the herintroductie of the Przewalski-horse.
11 April 2006
Since the visit to Thailand due to King Bhumibol Adulyadej's Diamond Jubilee Celebration, please post news & pictures on this special thread :


purple_platinum 06-04-2006 12:41 PM

Press Release on the program from RVD :
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Prince of Orange and Princess Máxima will visit Thailand & Mongolia on 12 until 18 June 2006

As reported on 11 April 2006, His Royal Highness the Prince of Orange and Her Royal Highness Princess Máxima on behalf of Her Majesty the Queen will be in Bangkok on Monday 12 and Tuesday 13 June to attend the celebration of the 60-birthday diamond jubileum of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand. Following that, on Wednesday, 14 until Sunday, 18 June, the princely pair will bring an official visit to Mongolië, that this year celebrates its 800-birthday of existence.

The Prince and Princess are in Bangkok to be present at the official festivities that the Thai government to occasion of the diamond jubileum of the King. The celebration, on different locations in the Thai capital, is attended by representatives of a large number of foreign sovereigns house and governments. The Princely pair visits Mongolië on invitation of the Mongolian government, to occasion of 800-birthday existence of the Mongolian state.


Program of the visit at Mongolia :

Wednesday 14 June
  • 18.00 Arrival of the Prince and Princess on Chinggis Khaan International Airport in Ulaanbaatar.
Thursday 15 June
  • 09.15 Visit to the mayor of Ulaanbaatar.
  • 10.00 Visit to the parliament.
  • 13.15 Visit to Xacbank, asset on the territory of micro credit.
  • 15.30 Visit to Museum of National History.
  • 16.30 Meeting/Audience with Mongolian students.
Friday 16 June
  • 09.00 Visit to the Gandaan Monastery.
  • 11.00 Attend the mini-Nadaam. (a cultural festival in Mongolia)
  • 16.00 Visit to Hustai National Park, with overnachting in ger-camp.
Saturday 17 June
  • 08.30 Paardrijrit in the surroundings of the ger-camp.
  • 12.15 Visit to traditional ger-community in the Hustai Park Zone.
  • 16.20 Meeting with Dutch Community and Mongolian old-students in the Netherlands.
  • 19.00 Official dinner, offered by the President of Mongolië, N. Enkhbayar.
Sunday 18 June
  • 10.30 Departure of the Prince and Princess to the Netherlands.
23 May 2006

purple_platinum 06-12-2006 05:27 AM

Pictures & comments regarding Willem-Alexander & Maxima in Thailand have been moved to this thread :

King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand's Diamond Jubilee Celebration - June 2006

as per TRF Posting Rules & Guidelines which state that the pictures are posted in the host royal's forum with a link to the visiting royals' appropriate thread.

Thank you.

purple_platinum
Dutch Forum Moderator

Little_star 06-14-2006 08:49 AM

Wow! Their trip to Mongolia sounds excellent, I've always wanted to go there.

purple_platinum 06-14-2006 11:25 AM

I wonder where are they flying first before arriving at Ulaan Baatar since they left Bangkok quite early this morning.

maxima4ever 06-14-2006 12:51 PM

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Originally Posted by purple_platinum
I wonder where are they flying first before arriving at Ulaan Baatar since they left Bangkok quite early this morning.

They fly first to peking.

lucien 06-14-2006 01:32 PM

Their flight on the KBX takes them to Ulaanbatar via Chengdu,China.But as it happened,they already have a delay of several hours there.Besides that,the weather at Ulaanbatar is unpredictable,often causing flights to be cancelled.

http://www.royalblog.nl/

Courtesy HJA,covering the trip to Bangkok and Mongolia for GPD Newspapers.

purple_platinum 06-15-2006 02:50 AM

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June 15, 2006

After an overnight delay in Chengdu, Crown Prince Willem-Alexander & Crown Princess Maxima finally arrived in Ulan Baatar, the capital of Mongolia.

Here they are on their welcome ceremony and given the honor guard. They met the Mayor of Ulan Baatar & also visited the parliament.

First pictures from ANP

soCal girl 06-15-2006 03:02 AM

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Maxima's hat is huge!!! First the pink one in Thailand and now this! :D Her peeptoe heels are great though. They're program seems pretty busy for five-day trip. Hope they have a lot of fun in Mongolia!

Here's an article from Yahoo! Asia (about Mongolia and Thailand visit):
http://asia.news.yahoo.com/060523/kyodo/d8hpj9900.html

Here are some more pictures from Getty Images:

royalgertjan 06-15-2006 03:17 AM

wow what a great hat!!

purple_platinum 06-15-2006 03:34 AM

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15-06-2006
Mongolia (Mongolië) day 1

Princess Maxima and prince Willem Alexander have started their 4 day visit to Mongolia with a visit to Ulaanbaatar and the parliament.
In the afternoon the royal couple visited the Xacbank, which is active at the area of microcredit, from which the princess is a special UN representative.
After the Museum of National History the spoke with students of Mongolia.

from PPE

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sara1981 06-15-2006 03:45 AM

CP couple bring the girls with parents or not? when attend thailand and mongolia

CP Maxima really huge hats i would agree with posts when she wores big hats in thailands they NOW

misshelen 06-15-2006 03:57 AM

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first pictures without watermarks from anp:)

purple_platinum 06-15-2006 04:04 AM

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15 June 2006
WA & Maxima visit the Xacbank
Ulaanbaatar, MONGOLIA: Dutch Princess Maxima & Prince Willem-Alexander drinks traditional milktea in front of the Xacbank in the Mongolian capital Ulaanbaatar, 15 June, on the first day of the 4-days official visit to Mongolia.

from ANP

Larzen 06-15-2006 04:32 AM

What a pitty it did not seem to be room on the plane for the great haridresser she used in Thailand:p
http://www.theroyalforums.com/forums...8&d=1150356984
Other than that she carries even the biggest hats better than any other royal. I really like this picture
http://www.theroyalforums.com/forums...0&d=1150358217
I look forward to the visit, the program looks interesting and Mongolia is suly different from what we are used to seeing. Thanks for the pics Jess
http://img150.imagevenue.com/loc224/...0392000007.jpg http://img21.imagevenue.com/loc265/t...0392000008.jpg
RPE/AP

misshelen 06-15-2006 09:27 AM

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Pictures in restaurant Khanddorj Urguu from PPE

misshelen 06-15-2006 09:36 AM

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More pictures from the Xacbank visit in the Mongolian capital Ulaanbaatar PPE

Gisela 06-15-2006 09:41 AM

I love the fact that the oversized hat exposes her face.

misshelen 06-15-2006 09:58 AM

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Pictures from www.koninklijkhuis.nl from ANP without big watermarks.

misshelen 06-15-2006 10:14 AM

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and more from PPE:


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