Dutch State Visit to Germany, Day 1

  April 15, 2011 at 8:35 am by

Queen Beatrix, along with Crown Prince Willem-Alexander and Crown Princess Maxima, started on April 12 a State Visit to Germany that will end on April 15.
The Dutch Royals are accompanied by the Minister of Foreign Affairs Rosenthal, the Foreign Affairs Secretary Knapp and the Minister for Economic Affairs, Agriculture and Innovation Verhagen.

On Tuesday April 12 the Dutch Royals were welcomed by German President Christian Wulff and his wife, Bettina at Bellevue Palace with a military guard of honour.

Gallery at Getty Images

After the welcome ceremony, Queen Beatrix, Prince of Orange and Princess Maxima had a meeting and a lunch with the Chancellor Angela Merkel at the Chancellor Office.
In the afternoon the Queen and the Crown Prince Couple attended various events.
They visited the Neue Wache memorial to the victims of war and violence; were present at the Dutch Embassy to take part at a discussion with German and Dutch young people.

In the evening the Dutch Royals have partecipated at a State Banquet in honour of the visit at Schloss Bellevue.
More information and pictures of the visit can be found here.

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