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Empress 05-31-2007 08:00 AM

Queen Beatrix, Current Events 4 (June 2007 - November 2008)
 
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The Watcher 06-04-2007 08:16 AM

June 04, 2007 HM Queen Beatrix at the opening of the Euromedlab 2007,
an International Congress for Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory medicine,
at the RAI Congress Centre, Amsterdam.

Pictures: PPE Agency

Marengo 06-04-2007 08:52 AM

thanks for keeping us updated, Watcher!
HM is certainly recycling everything lately...

lucien 06-07-2007 02:33 AM

HM will hand out the Silver Carnations today,at Noordeinde Palace.In the evening she,in the company of TRH Prince Constantijn and Princess Laurentien,will attend the european premiere of the "Bintou Were",the Sahel opera,Amsterdam.

The opera finds its origin in an idea of the late Prince Claus and is sponsored by the Prince Claus Foundation,The Republic of Mali and Théâter du Châtelet,Paris.

The opera had its world premiere in Bamako,Mali on february 17th in the presence of the Co-Chairs of the PCF,TRH Prince Friso and Prince Constantijn and their spouses.

lucien 06-07-2007 09:45 AM

HM handed out the Silver Carnations at Noordeinde Palace today,awarded to people who voluntarily have made exceptional efforts in the field of nature and cultural preservation in The Netherlands,The Netherlands Antilles and Aruba.

PPE Agency

Courtesy PPE/Albert Nieboer.

anirac 06-07-2007 01:20 PM

She looks great. Seems to be a busy day for her. First the Silveren Anjers, then a meeting with the Nobel Peace Prize Winner Prof. Wangari Maathai and her daughter Warijira Maathai (on the far right of this picture)

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And tonight the Sahelopera.

What a workload. Amirable!!!

princess olga 06-08-2007 12:28 AM

She does look great. Wonder who her new tailor is these days since the old one, her favorite, retired. Anyone know?

lucien 06-08-2007 05:06 AM

HM attending the opera Bintou Were,Amsterdam last night.

PPE Agency

Courtesy PPE/v/d Werf.

lucien 06-09-2007 05:13 PM

HM opened the Art&Theater centre "De Kunstlinie" at the city of Almere yesterday,june 8th.

PPE Agency

Courtesy PPE/Buys.

lucien 06-13-2007 03:40 AM

HM will be out & about in the northern province of Groningen and the island of Schiermonnikoog (just try and pronounce that!;) )today with a full day schedule.

Het Koninklijk Huis

Marengo 06-13-2007 04:48 AM

Ah, Groningen must be pleased, I read today in 'De Pers' that the province was neglected by the politicians during their tour of 100 days through the country. Much to the outcry of Johan Remkes (parlementairian from Groningen).

Marengo 06-13-2007 05:15 AM

This is an especially nice picture of HM, looking at a portrait of her mother in Almere: From PPE

Marengo 06-13-2007 07:48 AM

I believe HM attended a lecture of Sonia Gandhi somewhere in The Netherlands a few days ago, but I can't figure out, when and were exactly, neither did I see any pictures of the lecture (not online or in newspapers).

anirac 06-13-2007 08:00 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Marengo
I believe HM attended a lecture of Sonia Gandhi somewhere in The Netherlands a few days ago, but I can't figure out, when and were exactly, neither did I see any pictures of the lecture (not online or in newspapers).

I read she was there with Friso and Mabel, but I can't find a picture of them. Just of HM. Stylish as always.
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Between it was last Saturday at the university of Tilburg.

Marengo 06-13-2007 08:09 AM

Thank you anirac! I agree, HM looks wonderfull indeed. I do wonder why Sonia Gandhi was there, perhaps the received some sort of decoration from the university? It should have been an interesting lecture anyway...

lucien 06-13-2007 10:47 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Marengo
Thank you anirac! I agree, HM looks wonderfull indeed. I do wonder why Sonia Gandhi was there, perhaps the received some sort of decoration from the university? It should have been an interesting lecture anyway...

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TRH Prince Friso and Princess Mabel were also in attendance.

lucien 06-13-2007 10:49 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Marengo
Ah, Groningen must be pleased, I read today in 'De Pers' that the province was neglected by the politicians during their tour of 100 days through the country. Much to the outcry of Johan Remkes (parlementairian from Groningen).

Het Koninklijk Huis

Marengo 06-13-2007 12:30 PM

The photographers certainly love pictures of Beatrix backprofile (helmet and hat), there have been so many of them since the first one in Egypt won a national prize... :). Anyway, good to so HM, even from the back.

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Thanks for posting a link to the lecture Lucien!

lucien 06-13-2007 04:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Marengo
The photographers certainly love pictures of Beatrix backprofile (helmet and hat), there have been so many of them since the first one in Egypt won a national prize... :). Anyway, good to so HM, even from the back.

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Thanks for posting a link to the lecture Lucien!

HM in Groningen today:
PPE Agency

Courtesy PPE/v/d Werf.

anirac 06-14-2007 06:17 AM

She seemed to have a lot of fun there.:flowers:
She also had a few advice for the residents: Schiermonnikoog must have a big problems with savaged cats. HM said that you needn't shoot them, but you can catch them with fish and valerian. The origin advice was from her husband, she added. Very animal-friendly. :flowers:

Between I love this picture

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One Penny for her thoughts (Gosh boys, where you got these heats?!?):biggrin:

lucien 06-15-2007 02:17 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lucien
HM in Groningen today:
PPE Agency

Courtesy PPE/v/d Werf.

During her walk-about on the island of Schiermonnikoog HM met and kissed Sophie,Baroness van Randwijck (83),whose late husband,Thijs Booij,was private secretary of Princess Wilhelmina from 1952 till 1962.The baroness also was employed at the Court of the late Princess.

Then Princess Beatrix was her bridesmaid at their wedding in 1954.
courtesy hja's Royalblog.

lucien 06-15-2007 02:57 AM

HM will openThe Hague Sculpture 2007 at the Lange Voorhout,today.

English | Den Haag Sculptuur 2007

Florencia 06-15-2007 02:06 PM

President of Estland Thomas Hendrik Ilves (L) and Dutch Queen Beatrix pose for the press prior to their meeting in The Hague, 15 June 2007. EPA/ED OUDENAARDEN

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lucien 06-16-2007 11:21 AM

HM opened the Betuwe cargo rail line this afternoon,Barendrecht.

Het Koninklijk Huis

PPE Agency

Courtesy PPE/Buys.

Marengo 06-18-2007 04:54 AM

Funny to see the former ministers of transportation, some of them belonged to the most hated persons in the country for a while ;). Esp. good to see Carla Peijs again, one of the most likable politicians IMHO.
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The first trainride on this route had to be shortened btw, as protesters occupied part of the railwaytrack.

fanletizia 06-20-2007 05:15 PM

20-06-2007 Utrecht Queen Beatrix attended the opening of the Domus Medica building in Utrecht.
The Domus Medica is a meeting place for professionals in care sector.

https://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?z...2007%20Utrecht

princess olga 06-21-2007 03:10 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Marengo (Post 627985)
Funny to see the former ministers of transportation, some of them belonged to the most hated persons in the country for a while ;).

my thoughts exactly, lol!
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Originally Posted by Marengo (Post 627985)
The first trainride on this route had to be shortened btw, as protesters occupied part of the railwaytrack.

you know, considering all the controversy over this project in the last, what, decade, I have to say I was a bit surprised that HM lent herself to officially open the darned thing - :ohmy:

but it's great to see her as always - thanks everyone, Lucien, Anirac, Marengo especially, for keeping us informed with lovely pictures of a great queen! :flowers::flowers:

lucien 06-21-2007 03:40 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Florencia (Post 627156)
President of Estland Thomas Hendrik Ilves (L) and Dutch Queen Beatrix pose for the press prior to their meeting in The Hague, 15 June 2007. EPA/ED OUDENAARDEN

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HM will pay a State Visit to Estonia and Lithuania in may 2008.
:flowers:

This morning HM will attend (part of-) the High Level Forum of OESO,Noordwijk.

flcty 06-22-2007 03:14 AM

I know this is quite random but, does Queen Beatrix know about the good [Dutch] sumaratin [maybe I'm reading too much into things but his last name is de Waard], who put his life on the line to save a [Melbourne, Aussie] woman? The dutch man was shot in the chest and lost up to 10L of blood. The whole city/CentralBusinessDistrict was shut down. There was this massive man hunt for the shooter [was a bikie member]. The shooter is in police custody now.

lucien 06-22-2007 03:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by flctylu (Post 629685)
I know this is quite random but, does Queen Beatrix know about the good [Dutch] sumaratin [maybe I'm reading too much into things but his last name is de Waard], who put his life on the line to save a [Melbourne, Aussie] woman? The dutch man was shot in the chest and lost up to 10L of blood. The whole city/CentralBusinessDistrict was shut down. There was this massive man hunt for the shooter [was a bikie member]. The shooter is in police custody now.

HM is very well informed and no doubt she knows about the incident.Paul de Waard is quite a hero in Australia isn't he?

Marengo 06-26-2007 06:46 AM

As posted by Sal on the Benelux Royals MB:

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The pic (from the Salvation Army site) is the famous one of then princess Beatrix in 1965 with the major selling The Watchtower in the Red Light district in Amsterdam. The princess had thought that with glasses and a wig she would not be recognized but a newspaper journalist saw her and this famous pic was the result.


NB: Pic free of copyrights

lucien 06-26-2007 07:05 AM

Sad,the "Majoor" was such a delightfull person.But then,to reach the blessed age of 94,she was content with what life had given her.

Oh that pic!Wonderfull!It caused quite a stirr when that came out,you know,we were still right smack in the middle of the spruitjes-cultuur here,
and then to watch the Crown Princess in the notorious,and oh so famous,Red Light district,it-was-not-done!

She did it anyway,selling that Salvation Army mag to prostetutes,pimps and the like,and talking to get an idea as how these people think/live/work.She was recognised by many in the café's/bars/and whatever rauncy outlet they went into,but no-one gave a hoot,they all thought she was a swell gall and kept their mouth shut.

Marengo 06-26-2007 07:07 AM

The Major (actually she became Lieutenant-general) was a wonderfull person indeed, always so down-to-earth, funny and understanding. Really one of a kind. I am sure that HM will send flowers or even ea representative to her funeral.

anirac 06-26-2007 07:08 AM

Major Bosshardt died yesterday. She was a long lasting friend of the queen and her family. The announcer of the queen said, that she is deeply affectes by the death of the major.

anirac 06-26-2007 09:16 AM

And while her granddaughter has her little birthdayparty with the press, the Queen visited dutch soldier, which came from Afghanistan. While the working visit she spoke also with injure soldiers, the pastor and psychologists.

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lucien 06-26-2007 12:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by anirac (Post 631733)
And while her granddaughter has her little birthdayparty with the press, the Queen visited dutch soldier, which came from Afghanistan. While the working visit she spoke also with injure soldiers, the pastor and psychologists.

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Another one of HM and the troops:
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Courtesy RVD.

lucien 06-27-2007 05:34 PM

HM was on a working visit to the old dutch towns of Edam/Volendam and the Beemster polder in the province of Noord-Holland.

PPE Agency

Courtesy PPE/A. v/d Werf.

Henri M. 06-27-2007 05:51 PM

The Queen is fantastically dressed up to the max.
I like it that she always looks like a Queen indeed.
:flowers:

Marengo 06-28-2007 05:09 AM

The hat wasn't too flamboyant this time, but the colour red suits her very well. What did she visit in Volendam?

anirac 06-28-2007 07:28 AM

The Queen visited a private initiative called "Moedige Moeders" (brave mothers). This are women who fight against the drug addiction of their kids or even their husbands. HM just spoke about them with a lot of admiration. She also did a very private and heart-opened (in my eyes) remark. She told that she also have two godchildren who had problems with drugs and that it is hell for the families. (Is this something new or did somebody heard similar before?)
She also visited the memorial place for the victims of fire 2001 and spoke to fire victims of this catastrophe.

Marengo 06-28-2007 07:34 AM

I never heard her about her godchildren before.... sheds a whole other light on Margarita's revelations :lol:

very good of HM to support this initiative and also to visit the memorial for the victims of the fire, she was there shortly after the fire too, to support the victims and I am sure her continuing interest must be some kind of support.

anirac 06-28-2007 07:56 AM

[quote=Marengo;632824]I never heard her about her godchildren before.... sheds a whole other light on Margarita's revelations :lol:

quote]

Not very nice, but :rofl:

anirac 06-28-2007 12:38 PM

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Originally Posted by Henri M. (Post 632862)
I only know three godchildren to Queen Beatrix:

HRH Margarita Maria Beatriz Princess de Bourbon de Parme, daughter of HRH Carlos-Hugo Prince de Bourbon de Parme, Duke of Parma & HRH Princess Irene of the Netherlands, Princess of Orange-Nassau, Princess of Lippe-Biesterfeld

HRH Victoria Ingrid Alice Désirée Crown Princess of Sweden, Duchess of Västergötland, daughter of HM Carl XVI Gustaf King of Sweden & HM Queen Silvia of Sweden née Sommerlath

Fiona Elizabeth Fenella Burrows née Shakerley, daughter of Sir Geoffrey Adam Shakerley, 6th Baronet Shakerley & Lady Elizabeth Georgiana Anson formerly Shakerley

Who knows more?


She is also godmother of Prince Pieter-Christian and Juliana Guillermo.

Henri M. 06-28-2007 12:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by anirac (Post 632945)
She is also godmother of Prince Pieter-Christian and Juliana Guillermo.

Ah, okay, let us complete the list:

HRH Margarita Maria Beatriz Princess de Bourbon de Parme, daughter of HRH Carlos-Hugo Prince de Bourbon de Parme, Duke of Parma & HRH Princess Irene of the Netherlands, Princess of Orange-Nassau, Princess of Lippe-Biesterfeld

HRH Victoria Ingrid Alice Désirée Crown Princess of Sweden, Duchess of Västergötland, daughter of HM Carl XVI Gustaf King of Sweden & HM Queen Silvia of Sweden née Sommerlath

Mrs. Fiona Elizabeth Fenella Burrows née Shakerley, daughter of Sir Geoffrey Adam Shakerley, 6th Baronet & Lady Elizabeth Georgiana Anson formerly Shakerley

HH Pieter-Christiaan Michiel Prince van Oranje-Nassau, Van Vollenhoven, son of Professor mr. Pieter van Vollenhoven & HRH Princess Margriet of the Netherlands, Princess of Orange-Nassau, Princess of Lippe-Biesterfeld

Miss Juliana Edenia Antonia Guillermo, daughter of mr. Jorge Peréz Guillermo & HRH Princess Christina of the Netherlands, Princess of Orange-Nassau, Princess of Lippe-Biesterfeld

lucien 06-28-2007 04:08 PM

Uh,I don't think the list is complete,yet,Henri.
:ermm:

Marengo 06-29-2007 10:24 AM

No, she must have some godchildren that are unknown to us. I do kno that she is godmother to one or even two great-grandchildren of Princess Alice of Athlone (Abel-Smith should be their last name). I have a picture of her at a baptism in ENgland in one of the 'Golden's books of Royalty', can't remember which one it is though.

Marengo 07-03-2007 05:07 AM

As was to be expected: today I read letters in several newspapers wondering 'Where was the Queen' during the funeral of Majoor Bosshardt.

lucien 07-04-2007 02:10 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Marengo (Post 635544)
As was to be expected: today I read letters in several newspapers wondering 'Where was the Queen' during the funeral of Majoor Bosshardt.

Not expected,but by the ones who either don't know of how the RF conducts in such cases,or just to stirr something up,the vox populi we've seen often over the last few years.....

HM was represented by her Grandmistress Mrs.Martine van Loon-Labouchère at the service and the actual funeral.Besides that,there was a huge beautifull wreath from Her Majesty,Alexander and Máxima and Margriet & Pieter for their dear old friend.

HM had a scheduled function simultaniously,she opened the Royal Academy of Arts exhibition at The Hague.
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Marengo 07-04-2007 03:54 AM

Well, we had the same angry lettres after HM didn't attend funerals of Pim Fortuyn, Theo van Gogh, so that is why I expected one this time too. The usual nitpicking. Today I read several lettres in HM 'defence'.

lucien 07-04-2007 11:29 AM

HM Queen Beatrix and Princess Máxima arrived in Stavanger,Norway this afternoon to join the celebrations of HM Queen Sonja's 70th birthday.

PPE Agency

Courtesy PPE/Nieboer.
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Marengo 07-05-2007 04:53 AM

I wasd wondering if HM or one of her sons will attend the funeral of Count Gottfriend von Bismarck (44), son of Fuerst Ferdinand and Fuerstin ELisabeth. Ferdinand was one of the closest friends of the late Prince Claus and he is also a godfather to the Prince of Orange. The count led a rather loose life, orgies and twice a person died in his house due to an overdose of heroine or cocaine.

Perhaps he is one of HM's godchildren btw, which we discussed above?

lucien 07-05-2007 05:51 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Marengo (Post 636588)
I wasd wondering if HM or one of her sons will attend the funeral of Count Gottfriend von Bismarck (44), son of Fuerst Ferdinand and Fuerstin ELisabeth. Ferdinand was one of the closest friends of the late Prince Claus and he is also a godfather to the Prince of Orange. The count led a rather loose life, orgies and twice a person died in his house due to an overdose of heroine or cocaine.

Perhaps he is one of HM's godchildren btw, which we discussed above?

That's what crossed my mind as well,but the then Princess must have met/known the Bismarcks before she met Claus,as Gottfried died aged 44,born in 1963 while she met the late Prince in 1964....officially.

That said,Gottfried fits the discription,what a wasted life of drugs and alcohol and degenerate individual,and what hell it must have been for his family dealing with him.

The funeral will take place within the closest family circle.
With HM in Norway and Alexander in Guatamala,no chance she/he will attend.

lucien 07-05-2007 10:26 AM

I just love these pictures,wonderfull to see how much HM is loved.:wub::
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And this one:
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Godmother and her godchild:
[DNF] Fotoarchief Denieuwsfoto

And another cute one:
[DNF] Fotoarchief Denieuwsfoto

And another nordic beauty:
[DNF] Fotoarchief Denieuwsfoto

And his sister follows:
[DNF] Fotoarchief Denieuwsfoto

And Ari:
[DNF] Fotoarchief Denieuwsfoto
Courtesy PPE/Nieboer.
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Iain 07-06-2007 12:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lucien (Post 636710)
I just love these pictures,wonderfull to see how much HM is loved.:wub::
:flowers:

Oh I think it would be very easy to love her. She's such a wonderful person.

anirac 07-12-2007 02:19 PM

A little bit out of thread, but i went trough the old newsthread and read that henri m. never saw Her Majesty with glasses on official occasions. And I remember that not so long ago I found an interesting link from NOS in 2005:

NOSJOURNAAL

You have to look at the clip. Strange to say I don't see the glasses at the picture above.

anirac 07-14-2007 12:16 PM

Another dear friend of Beatrix and Claus died:

Former german diplomat Otto von der Gablentz passed away age 76.

Von der Gablentz was german ambassador to The Netherlands from 1983 to 1990,and a close friend to
HM Queen Beatrix and the late Prince Claus.
After his retirement he moved to live in Amsterdam,where he passed away yesterday.
https://www.coleurop.be/template.asp?...ctor&sub=gable
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lucien 07-14-2007 02:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by anirac (Post 640864)
Another dear friend of Beatrix and Claus died:

Former german diplomat Otto von der Gablentz passed away age 76.

Von der Gablentz was german ambassador to The Netherlands from 1983 to 1990,and a close friend to
HM Queen Beatrix and the late Prince Claus.
After his retirement he moved to live in Amsterdam,where he passed away yesterday.
https://www.coleurop.be/template.asp?...ctor&sub=gable
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You forgot to mention,courtesy JH who posted this text at the Benelux MB.

Very sad indeed,an admirable man,who,in no-time,learned to speak dutch affluently
to help solve the rift between the dutch WWII generation and Germany,in which he
succeeded by his openness and diplomatic skills.

anirac 07-14-2007 06:57 PM

I'm so sorry I forgot him!!!

Hendrik-Jan77 07-15-2007 09:26 AM

A very sad weekend for Her Majesty:
Today another close friend of the Royal Family has died in Amsterdam: Schelto Patijn (1936), Dutch politician and former mayor of Amsterdam (1994-2001).
He was the son of Conny Patijn, chamberlain of the late Queen Juliana and was also a descendant of Michiel de Ruyter.
He knew Queen Beatrix since their youth and were, at one time, dance partners.
They remained friends and met each other at various social functions.

lucien 07-15-2007 09:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hendrik-Jan77 (Post 641229)
A very sad weekend for Her Majesty:
Today another close friend of the Royal Family has died in Amsterdam: Schelto Patijn (1936), Dutch politician and former mayor of Amsterdam (1994-2001).
He was the son of Conny Patijn, chamerlain of the late Queen Juliana and was also a descendant of Michiel de Ruyter.
He knew Queen Beatrix since their youth and were, at one time, dance partners.
They remained friends and met each other at various social functions.

Oh that is very very sad indeed,to loose a friend is sad enough,but to loose two close friends within 24 hours is a severe blow.

anirac 07-15-2007 10:08 AM

Oh my goodness! This is so sad. It is really a tragic weekend for her.

anirac 07-15-2007 02:21 PM

This weekend is not getting better:

I really can't keep pace... I hope HM can... https://images.boardhost.com/emoticons/sad.gif
Also Erasmus Prize winner German photographer Bernd Becher died ... I know they knew eachother quite well...

Thank you,Joris:flowers:

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(btw, I don't remeber the short cut of the board's name :bang: Could sombody help?)

Marengo 07-16-2007 04:51 AM

It is the nastiest thing of getting older probably, you see all the old familiar faces dying.

Wasn't HM 'close', or rumoured to be close, to an elder brother of Schelto Patijn, in the early sixties?

anirac 07-27-2007 10:46 AM

Today HM attended by the ending of the Koningrijksspelen in Utrecht

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Anyhow I like this rose suit. But I can't tell you why, because normaly I'm not a big fan of this colour.:rolleyes:

BeatrixFan 07-27-2007 12:14 PM

The Queen needs to be very careful. She's one step away from;

https://image.guardian.co.uk/sys-imag...artland460.jpg

lucien 07-30-2007 06:53 AM

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Originally Posted by BeatrixFan (Post 646038)
The Queen needs to be very careful. She's one step away from;

https://image.guardian.co.uk/sys-imag...artland460.jpg

Barbara Cartland...foei..:rolleyes: I think the lady on your avatar get's there first.....

fee 08-16-2007 04:42 AM

Hi,
I am probably completely off topic, but I trying to find a specific photo of Queen Beatrix and wonder if you could help me?
It is a pretty famous one, a beautiful black and white portrait of her , probably recently done, since you can see all wrinkles and spots, and so much personality... Thank you...

flower1988 08-16-2007 05:41 AM

do you mean that photo of beatrix?
https://worldroots.com/brigitte/royal/gifs/beatrix75.jpg

lucien 08-20-2007 04:51 AM

HM attended the concert by the European Youth Orchestra at the Concertgebouw,Amsterdam,last night,accompanied by TH Prince Maurits and Princess Marilène.
Het Koninklijk Huis

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Marengo 08-21-2007 06:19 AM

Ah she took the palace blankets with her to the Youth Orchestra performance ;)

lucien 08-22-2007 02:27 PM

Not the blankets,the favorite dekbed-set. ;)

lucien 08-24-2007 03:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Empress (Post 656459)
Hello Everyone - Lets remember that this is a thread for Queen Beatrixs' current events, and not a thread on the homes of her children. Let's try and stay on topic please.

Does anyone have any news on the illustrious Queen?

Nothing much untill tuesday as HM will attend the Concours Hippique "'t Peerdespul" in Groningen.
Het Koninklijk Huis

lucien 08-28-2007 04:16 PM

HM attended Concours Hippique "'t Peerdespul" in Groningen today.
PPE Agency

Courtesy PPE/Buys.

Marengo 08-28-2007 04:47 PM

Oh dear, HM has taken inspiration from Mabel of the Bows! She looks very well though, her holidays obviously did her good. I like the colour of her outfit and she seems to be wearing a new (paste?) brooch too.

Marengo 08-29-2007 05:01 AM

Netty posted this link with pictures on the Benelux Royals MB.

Henri M. 08-29-2007 05:16 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Marengo (Post 658693)
Oh dear, HM has taken inspiration from Mabel of the Bows! She looks very well though, her holidays obviously did her good. I like the colour of her outfit and she seems to be wearing a new (paste?) brooch too.

I'm sure it is not fake. The hatpin, the earrings and the broche are matching.

I think it is sort of half-precious stone with silver and diamonds. A nice set.

susan alicia 08-29-2007 06:41 AM

I think it is not fake either but I wish she would wear the "old stuff", they are much more beautiful (to me that is)


Quote:

Originally Posted by Henri M. (Post 658999)
I'm sure it is not fake. The hatpin, the earrings and the broche are matching.

I think it is sort of half-precious stone with silver and diamonds. A nice set.


fanletizia 09-04-2007 11:13 AM

Her Majesty The Queen open the new campus of Wageningen University

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lucien 09-04-2007 01:16 PM

PPE Agency

Courtesy PPE/Buys.
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Marengo 09-04-2007 03:56 PM

This is a funny picture, I wouldnt be surprised if it would make one or two newspapers tomorrow. HM looks good in these more quiet colours.

What is Margreet de Boer doing there btw (next to the PM)

lucien 09-05-2007 04:27 AM

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Originally Posted by Marengo (Post 662526)
This is a funny picture, I wouldnt be surprised if it would make one or two newspapers tomorrow. HM looks good in these more quiet colours.

What is Margreet de Boer doing there btw (next to the PM)

I believe she is the CdK.

Love this picture:
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courtesy RVD.

lucien 09-09-2007 07:15 AM

HM attended the concert by the World Orchestra for Peace conducted by Valery Gergiev in the frame of the 12th annual Gergiev Festival,Rotterdam.
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Marengo 09-10-2007 11:45 AM

Some pictures of that can be found here.

lucien 09-10-2007 01:37 PM

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Originally Posted by lucien (Post 664585)
HM attended the concert by the World Orchestra for Peace conducted by Valery Gergiev in the frame of the 12th annual Gergiev Festival,Rotterdam.
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Marengo 09-10-2007 05:00 PM

HM seems to wear these tunics more and more (this one isn´t to bad though). Somehow she reminds me of Queen Wilhelmina in these kind of dresses. Is daughter Vreughdenhil still working with HM (on her clothes)? I believe the last thing of Sheila de Vries she wore was at the Belgian state visit, if that oriental dress was made by Sheila...

lucien 09-11-2007 07:59 AM

It will be a girls night out tonight as HM and Princess Máxima will attend the gala premiere of the Hans van Manen Festival,
a tribute to the 75 year old choreographer at the Muziektheater,Amsterdam.

The San Fransisco Ballet will perform "Grosse Fuge",the Mariinski Theater (Kirov) "Trois Gnossiennes" and ofcours the
National Ballet and Danstheater II will perform as well.
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fee 09-11-2007 09:25 AM

Please your Majesty, fire your stylist and burn your wardrobe.
I have found peace with her helmet, but I simply can't settle with that wardrobe...:argh:

Ahh, the perks of royalty, I would very much enjoy an evening at the Ballet, thank you very much...

Marengo 09-12-2007 02:23 PM

HM opened the new cityarchives of Amsterdam, a video can be seen here, on the website of newspaper ´De Pers´.

fanletizia 09-14-2007 09:44 AM

14-09-2007 The Hague Queen Beatrix attended the opening of the Rijksbureau of Kunsthistorische Documentatie at the Royal Library complex in The Hague.


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lucien 09-14-2007 03:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Marengo (Post 666308)
HM opened the new cityarchives of Amsterdam, a video can be seen here, on the website of newspaper ´De Pers´.

PPE Agency


Courtesy PPE/Buys/
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Wednesday september 13th Her Majesty received the Foreign Minister of the Republic of Slowakia,HE Mr.Jan Kúbis for an audience at Huis ten Bosch Palace.
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lucien 09-20-2007 03:24 PM

Three drawings by,then,Princess Beatrix were auctioned at Christie's,Amsterdam today.
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Courtesy PPE/Christie's.

Marengo 09-20-2007 05:48 PM

Apparently they were sold for 2600 to 5500 euros! Didn´t the princesses used to make these drawings as a sort of thank-you card to well wishers? I remember that I saw some of Irene and Margriet in a book at some point too. Apparently they were bought by Aad Ouborg, of the ´Princess´chain (household machines).

Marengo 09-20-2007 06:12 PM

As posted by Marianne on the Benelux Royals MB today:

Quote:

Queen Beatrix paid an (unexpected) visit to "de Zonnehof" in Amersfoort, yesterday afternoon, where a special exhibit shows beautiful works of art, inspired by poems.
* link to article (in Dutch):
https://www.ad.nl/utrecht/amersfoort/article1676792.ece




lucien 09-21-2007 02:37 AM

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Originally Posted by Marengo (Post 669935)
As posted by Marianne on the Benelux Royals MB today:

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It was an absolutely unexpected visit.The receptionist saw;"A Lady entering the museum who happened to have been reading the Speech from the Throne the day before" ....,she then called the director of the museum and he went to see her.HM apparently thoroughly enjoyed the visit and took her time among other visitors.The only thing noticeable were the two men posted at the entrance,what we call "the Palace boys" (security).
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Her_Majesty 09-24-2007 04:02 AM

According to RTL Queen Beatrix is on a Visit to Berlin today.
There's no program since it's a private visit.

lucien 09-24-2007 09:38 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Her_Majesty (Post 671239)
According to RTL Queen Beatrix is on a Visit to Berlin today.
There's no program since it's a private visit.

The RVD confirmed HM will attend the founding of the Trilateral Academic Centre for European Studies,Berlin today.

The centre offers courses to Jordanian,Palestinian and Israeli students on the European Union and aims at more understanding
and contacts between their respective nations.The centre is an initiative of the Royal Institute for Interfaith Studies,Amman,
the Palestinian Al-Quds University,East Jeruzalem and the Interdisciplinary Centre Herzlya,Israel and supported by the German Foreign Office.

The Gala evening on occasion of the foundation of the centre will be attended,besides by HM,by HRH Prince Hassan of Jordan
and former Israeli ambassador to Germany,Mr.Avi Primor,both dear old friends of HM and the late Prince Claus.

Her_Majesty 09-24-2007 04:53 PM

Dutch Queen Beatrix at an international gala evening in occasion of the presentation of the center for European Studies, at the Forreign Office in Berlin, Germany, 24 September 2007.

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Beatrix and German Foreign Minister Frank Walter Steinmeier
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Marengo 09-24-2007 05:04 PM

Lovely earrings and I actually don´t dislike the dress! I hope Beatrix enjoyed the evening but I think a cause like this is one close to her heart. Thanks for posting, HM.

lucien 09-26-2007 08:27 AM

HM has bestowed the Honorary Cross in the House Order of Orange to theater producer Joop van den Ende.Mr.van den Ende already was a Commander in the Order of Orange-Nassau.

van den Ende was awarded the honour due to his many services in the field of theater,stage and shows,and for specific services rendered to HM and Her Family.He organised the festive event at the Malieveld in The Hague on occasion of HM Silver Jubilee.

Mr.Floor Kist,former Grandmaster of Her Majesty,presented Mr.v/d Ende with the honour at his home in Baarn.
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susan alicia 09-26-2007 08:30 AM

I like the 3 brooches very much, I have seen them before, perhaps on Maxima

Quote:

Originally Posted by Marengo (Post 671533)
Lovely earrings and I actually don´t dislike the dress! I hope Beatrix enjoyed the evening but I think a cause like this is one close to her heart. Thanks for posting, HM.



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