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Old 04-13-2013, 11:25 AM
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Here are some of today's impressing pics without watermarks:



** gettyimages/zimbio: Rijksmuseum Opens After Extensive Reconstruction **


** dpp gallery: Queen Beatrix opens renewed Rijksmuseum **


** at5.nl video and gallery: Koningin Beatrix geeft Rijksmuseum terug **
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Old 04-13-2013, 12:54 PM
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Here are some of today's impressing pics without watermarks:



** gettyimages/zimbio: Rijksmuseum Opens After Extensive Reconstruction **
Very Impressive!!Huge crowds and ditto lines waiting now..b ut worthwhile,very much so..The museum is open till midnight...
Everybody will have to come back time and time again to find all again as it changed so much,in the positive that is..

Till yesterday over 75.000 tickets had been sold already on-line,mostly tour operators and hotels,and many from the US and GB.
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Her Majesty looked to be both very happy and then sad in some of those PPE photo's.
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Queen Beatrix received the President of Tanzania Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete and his wife Salma Kikwete at Huis ten Bosch in Den Haag today, April 15, 2013.




** ppe gallery ** anp gallery ** dpp: Queen Beatrix welcomes President Kikwete of Tanzania **
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HM received the Credentials of Ambassadors for the very last time in her Reign this morning.Another last.

TE the new Ambassadors of Greece,Argentina,Germany and China respectivily arrived at Noordeinde Palace this morning.

http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?z...%20The%20hague

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The Volkskrant published some information about the book "Beatrix, dwars door alle weerstand heen".

The book claims that HM was furious about the interview her father gave to the Volkskrant (which was published after his death). She called it high treason and wondered "which man did we burry?". About the journalist she is supposed to have said: he abused his friendship for journalistic purposes.

The author (Jutta Chorus) seems to have some good sources for this book. Among them Pim Waldeck, former grandmaster of the court.
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Today HM received PM Rutte at Huis ten Bosch palace for their weekly meeting... for the last time.

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Queen Beatrix has opened the Huygens exhibtion ""Constantijn and Christiaan Huygens - A Golden Heritage" at the Grote church in Den Haag today, April 24, 2013.



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** gettyimages/zimbio: Queen Beatrix Of The Netherlands Opens Huygens Exhibition **


** dpp: Queen Beatrix during her last public act as Queen opens Huygens Exhibition **
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This was her last public appearance before the abdication...
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Old 04-25-2013, 02:00 AM
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The Volkskrant published some information about the book "Beatrix, dwars door alle weerstand heen".

The book claims that HM was furious about the interview her father gave to the Volkskrant (which was published after his death). She called it high treason and wondered "which man did we burry?". About the journalist she is supposed to have said: he abused his friendship for journalistic purposes.

The author (Jutta Chorus) seems to have some good sources for this book. Among them Pim Waldeck, former grandmaster of the court.


It was...a bit sad really,but OK,we'll get used to it eventually.

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At present Pim Waldeck is HM Ambassador to the Court of St.James.

And,a most beautifull album of pictures of HM Queen Beatrix,gathered by Hans Jacobs of Royalblog and many Dutch photographers

'Dé Koningin'
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This was her last public appearance before the abdication...
I wonder if there were larger crowds than normal to greet the Queen at the Grote church given that this was final public act prior to her Abdication next week.
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I wonder if there were larger crowds than normal to greet the Queen at the Grote church given that this was final public act prior to her Abdication next week.
Oh but thousands of people gathered outside the church yes,certainly more then otherwise would be the case,especially as The Hague is used to Royal appearances throughout the year,this last one was special.
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