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Old 05-03-2006, 03:42 PM
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She's very busy this days.
She looks great! :)

(the shoes are really nice! :) )
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You know Beatrix is getting up there she should slow down a bit and let her son be more in the game. Just saying.
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Thanks for the pictures! She looked lovely and very happy.! :)
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Dutch Queen Beatrix opens the longest naturebridge of The Netherlands, Naturebridge Zanderij Crailoo near Hilversum Wednesday 03 May 2006.
A naturebridge will allow animals and people to safely crossover busy highways.

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Amsterdam, 5 mei 2006: De Koningin, de minister-president en drs. R.F.M.Lubbers wonen 's avonds het afsluitingsconcert bij van de Nationale Viering van de Bevrijding, die traditiegetrouw plaatsvindt op en rond de Amstel

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I was at that concert as well. In the end the Queen departs on a boat, while the orchestra and a singer are playing 'We'll meet again' of Dame Vera Lynn.
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I was at that concert as well. In the end the Queen departs on a boat, while the orchestra and a singer are playing 'We'll meet again' of Dam Vera Lynn.
Good for you for going Marengo. I bet it was a good concert, although I get a little emotional when I hear those old "war songs".
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Well, it's a classical concert, but the mood is very festive and usually 'lighter' classical works are played. The public is always very joyous and waving with little flags. Some people take a bottle (or more) of wine with them, glasses etc. And of course, many boats on the river with spectators as well.
'We'll meet again' usually gets me melancholic as well, but very appropriate ending for a liberationday I think.
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Queen Beatrix today in Rotterdam
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Old 05-09-2006, 09:52 AM
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Beatrix without a hat? What has the world come to now ?
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Old 05-09-2006, 10:12 AM
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That's strange but she seems to be happy today. Her shoes look nice.
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Old 05-09-2006, 02:59 PM
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Was Vera there in person Marengo? She's a national treasure here. We like to know what she's upto.
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Old 05-09-2006, 05:55 PM
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No she wasn't there, helas. Previous years they just had the orchestra playing the tune and the public sung along, this year they invited a dutch singer to sing, which I found rather unsuccesfull as you always think the original is better.
Dame Vera did sing here in some shows in 1995, when the war was over for half a century, but after that I do not thinks he visited The Netherlands anymore (though i might be mistaken).
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Ah. She doesn't sing anymore - she made an exception for the VE celebrations last year in Trafalgar Square. I was there and it was very moving when she came out and the entire square erupted, she burst into tears and we all swayed to "We'll Meet Again" with the Union flags flying and the ticker tape blowing. Marvellous.
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Old 05-09-2006, 06:06 PM
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Beatrix without a hat? What has the world come to now ?
HM was on a working visit to the Port of Rotterdam,during working visits she never seems to wear hats,she sees these visits as if working in her office,her extended office,never saw her wearing one there either.
http://www.koninklijkhuis.nl/content.jsp?objectid=15778

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I do believe I have found the most surreal Beatrix memorabilia from Lego.Com







Yes. Tis Queen Beatrix. In Lego form.
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