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Jacqueline 02-26-2003 12:59 AM

Queen Beatrix, Current Events 1 (September 2002 - August 2005)
Report: Dutch queen will discuss disgruntled niece Monday
Sat Feb 22,12:07 PM ET

THE HAGUE, Netherlands - The Netherlands' Queen Beatrix will hold "crisis talks" with her closest advisors Monday about a disgruntled niece who has accused the royal family of persecuting her and her husband, a Dutch newspaper reported Saturday.

Citing an unnamed royal family member, the Volkskrant newspaper reported Queen Beatrix will return from a skiing vacation to discuss Princess Margarita, who along with her husband Edwin de Roy van Zuydewijn has given tell-all interview with the respected magazine HP/De Tijd.

The three-part series, titled "Orange Bitters," details Margarita's claims that the House of Orange had snubbed Edwin, who is not royalty, and that the family had investigated him and hurt his business.

The interview also details claims that Prince Bernhard — Beatrix's father and Margarita's grandfather — has kept a mistress for years.

The series has broke the traditional code of silence among the Oranges.

The royal family, unaccustomed to the kind of scandal that has haunted other European royal houses, responded curtly, saying it "doesn't recognize itself as portrayed" and "regrets" the series' publication.

"Out of love for Princess Margarita, the family restricts itself to this reaction," the family said.

Eef Brouwers, spokesman for the Dutch royal house, said Saturday there was nothing unusual about Beatrix's Monday morning meeting.

The anti-monarchy Socialist party has called on Prime Minister Jan-Peter Balkenende to intervene in the affair, which the party said threatened Netherlands' image.

Article From: Yahoo News

Alexandria 05-19-2003 12:49 PM

3 Attachment(s) - Queen Beatrix - 20030514 Amstelveen, Netherlands - Together with a guide dog, Queen Beatrix did the official opening of a new guide dog training centre in Amstelveen. Photo: Frank van Beek / Royal Images / Colourpress

Josefine 05-26-2003 04:56 PM

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Marnehuizen - Queen Beatrix visits Dutch ISAF Troops in Training for Afganistan. Queen Beatrix visits Dutch ISAF Troops in Training in Marnehuizen. The 11e bataljon van de Luchtmobiele brigade goes to Afghanistan to be a part of the Isaf troops

Alexandria 05-27-2003 08:19 PM

6 Attachment(s) - Polfoto 27-05-2003 NLD-20030527-THE HAGUE: 125 Days after the Dutch election the Netherlands have a new government. True to tradition the new cabinet of Christen Democrats, Liberal and Liberal-Democrats was sworn in today by Dutch queen Beatrix © at the Royal Palace Huis ten Bosch in The Hague. The Queen is flanked by her prime minister Jan Peter Balkenende (L) and vice prime minister and minister of Finance Gerrit Zalm ® ANP/ROBERT VOS

2.Benelux Press - The Queen at another event. - Queen Beatrix 20030611 The Hague, Holland - Queen Beatrix presented the Big Evening Market in The Hague which has been organised for the 45th time by the Tong Tong federation. This federation wants to stimulate the Indonesian culture and the knowledge about the Indonesian history by organising this 12-day Pasar Malam and is therefore the biggest Eurasian festival in the world. Photo: Royal Images / Colourpress

6.From Benelux Press. Another picture of Queen Beatrix in this very lovely blue outfit. It is one of the outfits she wore for the formal pictures taken earlier this year or last year for her birthday, right? There were a series of stunning pictures of the Queen. Does anyone remember these pictures and can share them?

mybags 06-06-2003 02:12 PM

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Alexandria 06-06-2003 03:58 PM

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Polfoto 04-06-2003 NLD-20030604-BARGER COMPASCUUM:Dutch Queen Beatrix during her visit June 4th 2003 at an artproject called "Doors of Perception" of British artist Lorna Green in the east part of Holland called Borger-Compascuum. The Queen visited a national parc of peat moore where 17 international artists work on their project called PeatPolls. - Queen Beatrix attends, an international project where 17 artists manufacture objects on basis of peat and other natural materials.

sara1981 06-06-2003 05:17 PM

nice pics, ma'am the Queen of Dutch she pets the dogs.

And she cover her ears.

She first time widow without Husband she experience how widow when my mother how learn about my step-dad's death she hard about him my step-dad still heaven but i not like him !

Sara Boyce

paulette 06-07-2003 03:25 AM

;) I really like Queen Beatrix's hats..Theyv'e got varied styles just like CP Maxima.. She looks great on her dresses. It's the first time for me to know that shev'e got pet dogs. ;)

Mandy 06-18-2003 04:46 PM

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Polfoto 18-06-2003 NLD-20030618-DELFT: Dutch Queen Beatrix during her visit in Delft today Wednesday 18 June 2004. Today her son Prince Willem-Alexander and duaghter in law Princess Maxima announced they expect thier first child in January 2004.

Alexandria 06-20-2003 02:39 PM

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1.Polfoto 20-06-2003 NLD20030620- AMSTERDAM: Prince Bernhard (l) accompanies Dutch Queen Beatrix on her way to her seat during the presentation of the Silver Carnations in the Royals Palace in Amsterdam, 20 June 2003 the Netherlands. Nearly 92-year old Prince Bernhard presented the prizes which have been granted for people who made themselves useful in the cultural field and for nature conservation.

2,3.Polfoto 20-06-2003 NED-20030620-HAARLEM: Ducth Queen Beatrix smiles Friday 20 June 2003 visiting the exhibition of the 100 year old print factory Johan Enschede in the Teylers museum in Haarlem.

4.Polfoto 28-08-2000 NLD-20030624-WEIDORP: Dutch Queen Beatrix smiles during her visit at a cheesefactory of Sjaak and Karin van Veen 24 June 2003 the Netherlands. The queen pays a workingvisit to the region between Utrecht and Leiden, called Rijn en Gouwe, to be informed about the local industries.

5, - The Queen at Nelson Mandela's birthday festivities. Willem and Maxima also attended the party.

7.Not a new picture, but a wonderful picture of Queen Beatrix from the Glittering Royals message board.

Josefine 06-25-2003 04:04 PM

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Tina 07-25-2003 12:16 PM

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1.this picture was taken 2000 in Enschede (NL) - after the explosion, I think
- great picture

2.1999 - Beatrix & Claus with a dog

3.August 26th, 2003
Today Queen Beatrix christened in HARDINXVELD-GIESSENDAM the ship "Prins der Nederlanden". The ship is built at the Merwede Shipyard for the Koninklijke Boskalis Westminster.

pictures here

Alexandria 08-15-2003 07:37 PM


(Not news, but of Queen Bea nonetheless.)

2-4.© dana press photo. Photo: BR. 26. August 2003. Hardinxweld-Giessendam, Holland. Königin Beatrix, Schiffstaufe. "Prins der Niederlanden". hut, rot, winken, portrait, titel, blumen. halbfigur, lächeln, 26-8-2003 Queen Beatrix of The Netherlands, naming ceremony. © BR / Dana Press - The Queen in Friesland

6, - 27. August 2003. Queen Beatrix visited region North-East Friesland. © BR / Dana Press

Alexandria 09-01-2003 09:54 AM

6 Attachment(s) - Hardinxveld-Giessendam, Holland - Today Queen Beatrix christened in HARDINXVELD-GIESSENDAM the ship "Prins der Nederlanden". The ship is built at the Merwede Shipyard for the Koninklijke Boskalis Westminster. Photo: Royalimages

5.Polfoto 08-09-2003 NLD-20030908-THE HAGUE: NATO-secretary general Lord Robertson (L) meets Dutch Queen Beatrix at the Royal Palace in The Hague, late Mondaynight 08 September 2003 the Netherlands. Robertson visited the Netherlands prior to his leaving from the international organisation next January. On behalf of the Dutch government Robertson was honoured yesterday.

6.I don't know what this event is from, but the picture is courtesy of my friend Marianne.

Princess_Elizaveta 09-10-2003 12:12 AM

I don't know why but Queen Beatrix scares me! :lol: She might be a nice person....just don't know!!!!!

Fireweaver 09-10-2003 04:31 AM

She looks wonderful in the pictures, although the red hat is a bit odd. Too narrow and high perhaps?
I wouldn't say she's scary at all. She seems like she'd be fun.

Josefine 09-11-2003 05:39 AM

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Utrecht, Holland - Today Queen Beatrix was present at the opening of "Papal Splendour Treasures of the Vatican" at the Museum Catharijneconvent in Utrecht.
This autumn Museum Catharijne convent will feature about 100 magnificent treasures from the Vatican. For the first time these items will be on show outside the Vatican. The exhibits will include, among other things, the papal tiara with which John XXIII was crowned, the ring worn by Pius XII, and various mitres, book bindings, chalices and reliquaries.

ravenprincess 09-11-2003 10:55 AM


Originally posted by Fireweaver@Sep 10th, 2003 - 3:31 am

I wouldn't say she's scary at all. She seems like she'd be fun.

I have to agree with you Queen Bea does seem a little scary at times and I think that it has something to do with her her strong facial features, not to mention her very rigid hair style. But besides all of that she seems like the kind of women who can enjoy a nice brady and the occasional dirty joke.


thissal 09-11-2003 11:02 AM


Originally posted by ravenprincess@Sep 11th, 2003 - 7:55 am
I have to agree with you Queen Bea does seem a little scary at times and I think that it has something to do with her her strong facial features, not to mention her very rigid hair style..
Tis all good because people know they better not mess with the Queen. :lol:

Alexandria 09-12-2003 01:17 PM

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1-4.IBL - 10. September 2003. Utrecht, Holland. Queen Beatrix was present at the opening of "Papal magnificence Treasures of the Vatican" at the Museum Catharijneconvent in Utrecht. © BR / Dana Press

5.London: H. M. Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands waves to the crowd as she rides in an open carriage with H. M. Queen Elizabeth II past Horse Guards arch 11/16, en route for Buckingham Palace on the first day of the state visit by the Dutch Royals.

6.3/11/1981- Luxembourg: The Grand Duke of Luxembourg and Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands upon her arrival here 3/11 at Luxembourg Airport. The Queen is on a three day official visit. The Queen is shown smiling and wearing a veiled hat. - Queen Beatrix, Prince Claus and Crown Prince Willem.

Josefine 10-02-2003 05:24 PM

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Dutch Queen Beatrix during the opening of the COVRA, the depot of nuclear waste in Vlissingen, 30 september 2003 the Netherlands


Alexandria 10-03-2003 09:40 AM

9 Attachment(s) - Borsele, Holland. 1. Oktober 2003. Queen Beatrix opened a building for storage of highly radioactiv waste in Borsele in the province of Sealand. © BR / Dana Press - 1 October 2003. Voorschoten, Holland. Queen Beatrix opened today in Voorschoten , near The Hague the new building of The British School in the Netherlands. The school has 1050 pupils and gives primary and secondary education to children in the age of 4 till 18 year. The children come from 70 different countries. © BR / Dana Press

Alexandria 10-06-2003 07:55 PM

8 Attachment(s) - 03-10-2003, Amsterdam, Netherlands Royal subsidy for the painting art Today Queen Beatrix personally adressed, at the Royal Palace in Amsterdam, the four winning artists of the "Koninklijke Prijs voor Vrije Schilderkunst " (Royal subsidy for the independent art of painting). © BR / Dana Press

6-8.Polfoto 07-10-2003 NLD-20031003-AMSTERDAM: Dutch Queen Beatrix prior to the announcement of the Fine Art Prices in the Royal Palace in Amsterdam last Friday 3 October 2003 the Netherlands.

sara1981 10-06-2003 09:36 PM

I hope so Her Majesty would like to looking Art Gallery or whether when she in Public engagement because she is widow.

Sara Boyce

Helena 10-07-2003 04:07 AM

Has the lady in the black dress put her arm on the back of Her Majesty????

Alexandria 10-27-2003 07:15 PM

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1,2.Polfoto 24-10-2003-DEN HAAG: Dutch Queen Beatrix during the opening of a new home for elderly people. It was the first time the Queen showed up in public after the affair with Mabel Wisse Smit. Her son Prince Friso and his fiancee signed away all the rights to the throne after media reported an affiar of Mabel Wisse Smit and topcriminal Klaas Bruinsma fifteen years ago. - Queen Beatrix opened a home for the elderly in den Hague.

6-8.Polfoto 31-10-2003 NETHERLANDS - Dutch Queen Beatrix meets Hungarian president Ferenc Madl in the Royal Palace in The Hague, 31 October 2003 the Netherlands. Madl pays a informal visit to the Netherlands.

9,10.Polfoto 07-11-2003 NLD-20031107-APELDOORN: Dutch Queen Beatrix takes a look at the china of the early Dutch Royal family, 7 November 2003 the netherlands. The exhibition in the Loo palace in Apeldoorn lasts untill 31 January 2004.

hrhcp 10-31-2003 05:05 PM


Alexandria  Posted: Oct 27th, 2003 - 7:16 pm

Polfoto 24-10-2003-DEN HAAG: Dutch Queen Beatrix during the opening of a new home for elderly people.

I'm glad to see Queen Beatrix looking so happy and relaxed, a year after the passing of Prince Claus. imo, his woes with his mental being over a long length of time ended up battering her.

Alexandria 11-13-2003 07:07 PM

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1-5.Polfoto 13-11-2003 NETHERLANDS, Dutch Queen Beatrix arrives in Amsterdam 12 November 2003. The Dutch Queen received the last copy of the books about the history of technique in the Netherlands.

6-8.Polfoto 18-11-2003 - Dutch Queen Beatrix, accompanied by invited guests and the mayor of Leidschendam, walks through a tunnel which she has opened just before, 18 November 2003 the Netherlands. The tunnel connects two roads near The Hague.

9,10.Polfoto 24-11-2003 - Ducth Queen Beatrix watches the statue of Willem I, the founder of the Royal Military Academy, which she revealed today in Breda, 24 November 2003 the Netherlands.

Alexandria 11-24-2003 08:07 PM

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1-6.IBL - 21 November 2003. Holland - Queen Beatrix opened the new textile studio of "Paswerk Textielrestauratie" at Cruquius. Paswerk Textielrestauratie perform activities on large scale in the field of restoration, conservering and conservation and management of ancient and historico-cultural textile.

7-9.IBL - Breda , The Netherlands, 24 November 2004 - Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands attended today the 175 year jubilee of the Royal MilitaryAcadmy in Breda.

Helena 11-25-2003 06:05 AM

The last months the Queen wears the diamond roses a lot....almost at every occasion! These roses were worn by her mothert on her weddingday with Bernhard, to honour his family (The lippe's crest bears roses); so a nice tribute of her majesty to her Lippe- descent and to her parents!

Alexandria 11-26-2003 07:12 PM

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1,2.IBL - 24 November 2003. Amsterdam, Holland. Queen Beatrix attended in the Pathé Tuschinski Theatre in Amsterdam the First Night of the new Dutch movie "Kees the Boy," based on the book of Theo Thijssen who wrote this book in 1923.

3-6.Polfoto 27-11-2003 NETHERLANDS - Dutch Queen Beatrix in the city hall in Rotterdam, where she received a book about the 150-year anniversary of education for the auditive disabled in the Netherlands, 27 November 2003.

7,8.Polfoto 11-12-2003: Dutch Queen Beatrix during the opening of an exhibition about the Hermitage in the new Church in Amsterdam, December 11th 2003 the Netherlands.

xxLindaxx 12-25-2003 07:16 AM

X-mas speech Queen Beatrix:

Kerstmis, het feest van licht dat doorbreekt in een sombere wereld, vieren velen in een kring van familie en vrienden. Mensen zoeken warmte bij degenen met wie zij vertrouwd en verbonden zijn.

Familie en gezin kunnen kracht geven om tegenslag te boven te komen en verdriet te verzachten. Ook de goede momenten delen wij allereerst met wie ons dierbaar zijn. Voor ons kwam na een moeilijke tijd een gelukkige wending. De geboorte van Amalia brengt vreugde en grote dankbaarheid om dit nieuwe leven. Een gevoel van ontroering vervult ons wanneer wij zien hoe een kwetsbaar kindje in liefde wordt opgenomen. Intens verheug ik mij ook op het huwelijk van Friso en Mabel die samen de toekomst tegemoet treden.

Kerstmis is het feest van liefde en verwondering om de geboorte van Gods zoon. Als mens onder de mensen kwam Jezus op aarde. Zijn leven inspireert velen nog elke dag.

In de ouderdom kan de kracht van naastenliefde verlichting brengen. Ik denk aan mijn beide ouders en vandaag in het bijzonder aan mijn moeder voor wie de jaren zwaar zijn geworden. Met U wil ik de gedachten richten op idealen waarmee zij zich in haar lange leven zo sterk verbonden heeft gevoeld. In 1982 werd hààr als eerste de prijs uitgereikt van de "Vier Vrijheden" die jaarlijks wordt verleend ter herinnering aan de beroemde oorlogstoespraak van President Franklin Roosevelt. Die vrijheden zijn de morele pijlers van onze beschaving.

De eerste is vrijheid van meningsuiting, de tweede vrijheid van godsdienst en levensovertuiging, de derde vrijwaring van nood en gebrek en de vierde het vrij zijn van angst en vrees.

Die vrijheden gaan voor mensen pas ècht leven wanneer ze ontbreken. Dan immers wordt men zich bewust van de waarde van rechten die gelden voor iedereen.

De vrijheid van meningsuiting is al lang verankerd in onze Grondwet. Dat is een groot goed. Het is echter geen vrijbrief om te kwetsen noch om schaamteloos oordelen te verkondigen over mensen. Elke vrijheid heeft een keerzijde in verantwoordelijkheid waarmee gewetensvol moet worden omgegaan. Dat verplicht de waarheid te eerbiedigen en medemensen te respecteren. Alleen zo zal het geschreven en gesproken woord een wapen kunnen zijn tegen corruptie en misbruik van macht en een schild voor de democratie.

Geen vrijheid confronteert ons zo ingrijpend met anderen als de vrijheid van godsdienst en overtuiging. Dit grondrecht vraagt om ruimte voor verschillende levensopvattingen, in verdraagzaamheid en respect. Een ieder mag op zijn manier geloof beleven en belijden. Maar religie kan nooit een rechtvaardiging zijn voor onverantwoordelijk gedrag. Mensen mogen God áánroepen voor leiding en bemoediging in het leven, maar Hem nooit ínroepen ter verdediging van ontoelaatbaar handelen.

Voor wie in armoede leven staat de vrijwaring van nood en gebrek voorop. Aan medeverantwoordelijkheid voor hún dagelijks bestaan, kunnen wìj ons niet onttrekken. Uitzichtloze ellende in grote delen van de wereld mag nooit "gewoon" worden gevonden. Iedereen heeft recht op een menswaardig leven, uitstijgend boven het barre overleven. Ongelijkheid en onrecht blijven onaanvaardbaar. Meer dan een halve eeuw nadat de Vier Vrijheden werden verkondigd, ligt de eerste uitdaging voor de internationale gemeenschap nog steeds in het opkomen voor sociale gerechtigheid.

Vrij zijn van angst en vrees vormt de basis voor vrede. Veiligheid betekent niet een bestaan zonder risico's maar het besef beschermd te zijn. Als vertrouwen en zekerheid ontbreken, voelt men zich bang en bedreigd. Angst maakt een mens onvrij.

Vrees voor onverwachte en gewetenloze terreur ondermijnt de veiligheid, waar ook ter wereld. De mondialisering van geweld vereist dan ook een universele inzet. Vertrouwen kan groeien wanneer zowel de directe bedreigingen worden tegengegaan als ook de oorzaken van frustratie en agressie worden onderkend en bestreden. Dit is niet alleen een kwestie van handhaving van de internationale rechtsorde maar ook van daadwerkelijke strijd tegen armoede en ongelijkheid. Zo

blijven de verschillende vrijheden nauw met elkaar verbonden, gegrond in de menselijke waardigheid.

Na twee wereldoorlogen kon pas van een overwinning worden gesproken toen uit de chaos een internationale gemeenschap voortkwam die zich kon wijden aan vrede en gerechtigheid. De organisatie die deze idealen belichaamde vond een tehuis in Amerika. Bij alle spanningen in de internationale betrekkingen van onze tijd kan deze wordingsgeschiedenis van de Verenigde Naties de weg wijzen.

Vanuit het fundament van de Vier Vrijheden kan ook vandaag worden gestreden voor vrede en gerechtigheid. Tezamen geven zij gestalte aan de menselijke waardigheid. Die waardigheid van een ieder heeft God bevestigd in de geboorte van Jezus. Dat vieren wij met Kerstmis. Aan mijn moeder die steeds vanuit deze overtuiging heeft geleefd, draag ik mijn toespraak op.

In een ieders leven kunnen zin en ziel worden gevonden in medemenselijkheid. Dat is de bemoediging èn opdracht van Kerstmis. Zoals een dichter zei: "Blijf die grote woorden dromen, laat de hoop niet varen."

Ik wens U allen een gezegend Kerstfeest toe.

xxLindaxx 01-09-2004 01:03 PM

The New Year reception will be 13 and 14 January in Amsterdam.

The Watcher 01-22-2004 03:40 PM

Already posted in State Visit Thailand thread:

"State visit Argentina in 2005
From the Benelux Royals Messageboard:
According to the doyen of the corps diplomatique Argentinean Ambassador Garcia attending the concert offered by Queen Beatrix to King Bhumibol and Queen Sirikit in Bankgok yesterday evening Queen Beatrix will pay a state visit to the Republic of Argentina in 2005, not exactly known when, but also the RVD states that Beatrix´ visit should be reckoned with. Not only the Queen but also the Prince of Orange and Princess Máxima will take part. The latter can count on a ´grand welcome´ (groots onthaal) in her native country. ´Each Argentinean girls dreams of becoming a princess´ H.E. said... ;)
Busy, festive year 2005..."

......and now also this message:

State visit Morocco in 2005
From BRMB:
Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands has invited the Moroccan King Muhammed VI for a state visit, to take place in 2005. It has been confirmed from both Dutch and Moroccan side.
It will be a very special state visit, given the great number of people of Moroccan descent in the Netherlands and given the popularity of this modern-ish king.

...and this message...

Queen Beatrix to Berlin
also from BRMB:
German Bundespräsident Johannes Rau has invited Queen Beatrix to Berlin. The visit will take on 2nd and 3rd of March. On day one the Queen will have a luncheon with Mr. Rau at his residence, Schloss Bellevue. In the afternoon the Queen will officially open the Royal Netherlands Embassy (by Rem Koolhaas, ´Delirious New York´-´XXL´ - OMA/Office for Metropolitan Architecture) on River Spree. The main meeting room in the Embassy will be called ´Der Prinz Claus Saal´, a fine gesture to a fine German.

And don't forget that in Beatrix became Queen in 1980. And 2005-1980 = 25 years, so...... :rolleyes:

xxPatrickxx 01-31-2004 03:52 AM

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Today, 31 January is the 66th birthday of Queen Beatrix.
Congratulations Beatrix!!!

Dennism 02-05-2004 12:51 PM

"AMSTERDAM — Groningen coffee shop De Vilegender Hollander has
invited Queen Beatrix to visit the cannabis establishment to
coincide with the Dutch monarch's trip to the northern city as part
of Queen's Day celebrations on 30 April.

To justify his invitation, the owner of the coffee shop — where true
to Dutch coffee ship custom members of the public can smoke and buy
marijuana — said the Queen is "a modern woman of the world open to
new experiences".

"I fear that like most Dutch people she does not have a good picture
of our industry and the products that we sell," owner T. Buissink
said. "We can explain to her how the weed works, what sort of people
come here and how regulated the sale of cannabis is in the

He also said the coffee shop visit was an appropriate addition to
the type of Queen's Day celebrations promised by Groningen Mayor
Jacques Wallage, newspaper De Telegraaf reported.

"It is something different from clog dancing and (games of biting)
the cake," the coffee shop owner said.

The Groningen coffee shop has not yet received a response to its
official invitation to the Queen, but the Groningen Council has said
it will take all suggestions into serious consideration.

The Queen visits a different Dutch city every year on the 30 April
public holiday to celebrate the birthday of her mother, Princess
Juliana, as crowds gather in every city, town and village for street
markets and partying of all shapes and sizes.

The Groningen Queen's Day programme will be announced two weeks
before 30 April."

The Watcher 02-11-2004 04:06 PM

From Benelux Royals Messageboard:

"A special, governmental National Committee has been established to prepare/arrange the festivities in 2005 to celebrate the fact that H.M. Queen Beatrix has been in office for 25 years (30 April 2005).
As known the Queen is not very enthusiastic about this celebration, focused on her, but she said that she will learn to live with the idea that others find it important and she will prepare herself mentally..."

Official Statement (Dutch):

11/02/04 Nationaal Comité Zilveren regeringsjubileum Koningin Beatrix ingesteld

Op 30 april 2005 zal het 25 jaar geleden zijn dat Hare Majesteit de Koningin het Koningschap van het Koninkrijk der Nederlanden op zich nam.

Om in 2005 op gepaste wijze aandacht te kunnen besteden aan dit jubileum heeft het kabinet een Nationaal Comité ingesteld om daarvoor een programma op te stellen. De viering van het jubileum kan uiting geven aan de verbondenheid van de burgers van Nederland, de Nederlandse Antillen en Aruba met de constitutionele monarchie, onze Vorstin en het Huis van Oranje-Nassau.

De Koningin heeft aangegeven het op prijs te stellen dat het programma ook aansluit bij activiteiten en evenementen, die in 2005 toch al plaats zullen vinden, en waarbij verschillende bevolkingsgroepen in Nederland, de Nederlandse Antillen en Aruba betrokken kunnen worden.

Het Nationaal Comité Zilveren regeringsjubileum Koningin Beatrix zal uit 21 leden bestaan.

Voorzitter is mevrouw mr. Y. (Yvonne) E.M.A. Timmerman-Buck, Voorzitter van de Verenigde Vergadering der Staten-Generaal. De samenstelling van het Nationaal Comité vormt een beeld van de breedte van de verbondenheid.

De overige leden van het Nationaal Comité zijn:

- mevrouw drs. H.J. Bakker, algemeen secretaris van de Raad van Kerken;
- de heer mr. H.D. van der Griendt, staatsraad van het Koninkrijk voor Aruba;
- de heer drs. L.M.L.H.A. Hermans, voorzitter van MKB Nederland, voormalig Commissaris van de Koningin in Friesland;
- de heer mr. Ph.J.I.M. Houben, voormalig burgemeester van Maastricht;
- de heer dr. J.A. van Kemenade, Minister van Staat, voormalig Commissaris van de Koningin in Noord-Holland;
- de heer mr. F.W. Kist, voormalig Grootmeester van het Huis van Hare Majesteit de Koningin;
- mevrouw P.W. Kruseman, directeur van het Amsterdams Historisch Museum, voormalig voorzitter van Nationaal Comité 4 en 5 mei;
- de heer mr. C.J.A. van Lede, voormalig voorzitter van de Raad van Bestuur van AkzoNobel, voormalig voorzitter van het VNO-NCW;
- mevrouw F. Moreira de Melo, lid van het Nederlands vrouwenhockeyteam;
- mevrouw M.C. Meulens, presentatrice van het NOS-jeugdjournaal;
- de heer mr. J.C.M. Pommer, voorzitter van de Bond van Oranjeverenigingen in Nederland;
- de heer dr. A.H.G. Rinnooy Kan, lid van de Raad van Bestuur van de ING-groep, voormalig voorzitter van het VNO-NCW;
- mevrouw mr. Y.C.M.Th. van Rooy, voorzitter van het College van Bestuur van de Rijksuniversiteit Utrecht, voormalig voorzitter van het College van Bestuur van de Universiteit van Tilburg;
- mevrouw L.H.M. van Ruijven-van Leeuwen, voorzitter van de Stichting Vrienden van het Platteland;
- de heer G.J. Schutte, lid van de Kiesraad, voormalig lid van de Tweede Kamer der Staten-Generaal;
- de heer M. Sini, voorzitter van de stichting Islam en Burgerschap;
- de heer mr. H.D. Tjeenk Willink, vice-president van de Raad van State;
- de heer ir. G.R. Wawoe, staatsraad van het Koninkrijk voor de Nederlandse Antillen;
- de heer drs. F.W. Weisglas, voorzitter van de Tweede Kamer der Staten-Generaal;
- de heer mr. A.A. Westerlaken, voorzitter van .s-Heeren Loo Zorggroep, voormalig voorzitter van het CNV.

Het Nationaal Comité komt op 21 februari voor het eerst in vergadering bijeen.

hanni 02-17-2004 08:10 AM

Yes, queen Beatrix was from 7 - 14 februari in Lech (Austria, i mean)

xxLindaxx 03-01-2004 11:30 AM

from the benelux message board:
Tomorrow will the state-visit to Germany take place.

So far the following details of the Queen´s visit to Germany are:
- meeting the President at Schloss Bellevue
- visit to the Reichstag
- meeting with Schröder and Fischer
- opening of the Royal Netherlands Embassy, incl. Prinz-Claus-Saal (arch. Rem Koolhaas)
- visit to Schloss Oranienbaum
- visit to the Bauhaus (THE Bauhaus)
- visit to the Jewish Museum in Berlin (arch. Daniel Libeskind).

alola 04-09-2004 02:29 AM

I like very much Queen Beatrix. She ever look likes happy

Lord Williams 04-17-2004 12:07 AM

Do you thin there is something wrong with Queen B's ears, maybe that is the cause for her hairstyle? Some call her scary looking...I do not see her as scary but she is a bit different looking. The hairstyle is it I think...and compared to the other European Queens she is rather large.

HMQueenElizabethII 04-22-2004 12:03 PM

How do you think about Queen Beatrix?I don't like her skin. :angry: It is so ugly

bct88 05-21-2004 03:38 PM

Beatrix smokes, right?

HMQueenElizabethII 05-22-2004 10:59 PM

Photos of Beatrix at the Spanish Royal Wedding we can find at Getty Images.But i didn't see her photos at the church.Someone from Glittering Royal Events message board has told me that she had left Spain before the Wedding at the church for attending a private wedding in UK with Queen Elizabeth II

hrhcp 05-23-2004 12:43 AM


LizvBo  Posted: May 22nd, 2004 - 9:59 pm

Photos of Beatrix at the Spanish Royal Wedding we can find at Getty Images.But i didn't see her photos at the church.Someone from Glittering Royal Events message board has told me that she had left Spain before the Wedding at the church for attending a private wedding in UK with Queen Elizabeth II

I read that she had to leave to attend a christening of a god-child.

Must be tough ... when you're in demand.

HMQueenElizabethII 05-25-2004 07:31 PM

Her Majesty Queen Beatrix will attend D-Day in France.There will be many famous people:Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II with her husband,PM of German,President of France...

royal_sophietje 05-26-2004 02:21 AM

It is 60 years ago, that D-Day happened, and it will be probably the last time that it will be celebrated with veterans. So that is why it celebrated with a big ceremony.

HMQueenElizabethII 05-27-2004 08:11 AM

Will Queen Beatrix attend Prince Henrik's birthday?

HMQueenElizabethII 06-05-2004 01:11 AM

Sorry,i have just known that Queen Beatrix will not attend the D-Day. :( .Only Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and her husband.

Iain 06-05-2004 05:40 PM


Originally posted by bct88@May 21st, 2004 - 3:38 pm
Beatrix smokes, right?
I have never heard that she smokes.

timtonruben359 06-05-2004 10:21 PM


Originally posted by Windsorfan@Jun 5th, 2004 - 12:11 am
Sorry,i have just known that Queen Beatrix will not attend the D-Day. :( .Only Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and her husband.
Actually from what I've read Queen Beatrix will be in attendance:

"Germany is being included for the first time, and Chancellor Gerhard Schröder will attend, along with the leaders of Australia, Canada, the Czech Republic, Greece, Luxembourg, Poland, Slovakia and New Zealand. So will Kings Albert of Belgium and Harald of Norway and Queens Beatrix of the Netherlands and Elizabeth II representing the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth."

Paulina 06-07-2004 01:57 AM

Hi, I'm new to these boards of only a few weeks. I'm so GLAD LTR is back. I suddenly find myself interested in Netherlands royalty, with particular fascination about the queen and Maxima.

Can any Dutch posters tell a little about Beatrix's personality? What she is like as a queen? How she is regarded in the Netherlands? What kind of marriage she had? Happy? (Her husband, Claus, died recently, right? as did her mother, Juliana?) Her relationship with her children? Does she like Mabel?

Does she meet a lot of Dutch people? Is she fun to be with? I think she has a dazzling smile, and, as I just posed on RB Forum, I think she and Maxima have very similar merry, dancing eyes and big, warm smile. Anyone agree, disagree?

Helena 06-18-2004 10:13 AM

This colour looks nice on her. Who would say she is 66??

xicamaluca 06-23-2004 08:30 PM

The Queen has given the Royal Medal for Arts and Science to R. Oxenaar


I found this in the BRMB. It's a pic from a photo exibition with portraits of Dutch Men and Women. I think that's a great pic of Queen Beatrix :)

The Queen

susan alicia 06-25-2004 10:58 AM


Originally posted by xicamaluca@Jun 24th, 2004 - 10:13 am
I found this in the BRMB. It's a pic from a photo exibition with portraits of Dutch Men and Women. I think that's a great pic of Queen Beatrix :)

The Queen

Her eyebrows are too short.
She uses an eyebrowpencil but starts somewhere above the iris of her eye

yslr 06-25-2004 01:37 PM


Originally posted by susanstotz+Jun 25th, 2004 - 9:58 am--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (susanstotz @ Jun 25th, 2004 - 9:58 am)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-xicamaluca@Jun 24th, 2004 - 10:13 am
I found this in the BRMB. It&#39;s a pic from a photo exibition with portraits of Dutch Men and Women. I think that&#39;s a great pic of Queen Beatrix :)

The Queen

Her eyebrows are too short.
She uses an eyebrowpencil but starts somewhere above the iris of her eye [/b][/quote]
Funny :lol: , I noticed that too.

HMQueenElizabethII 08-26-2004 01:28 PM

I have read that Queen Beatrix will pay a State Visit to Argentina with W-A and Maxima.Hope that also with Amila.Wait and see.We will have a lot of pics of them.

HMQueenElizabethII 08-26-2004 01:31 PM

Maybe The State Visit in December.And in 2005 Autumn,Russian President Putin will pay a State Visit to The Netherlands.

The Watcher 09-01-2004 04:04 PM

Queen Beatrix received all Olympic Medallists
Queen Beatrix and Pieter van Vollenhoven (husband of Princess Margriet)

HMQueenElizabethII 09-03-2004 05:51 AM

She looks really happy.

Alexandria 09-07-2004 12:34 PM

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Queen Beatrix today attended the Conference: "The Politics of European Values", in The Hague. Also present at the one-day conference was her daughter-in-law Princess Mabel.

Alexandria 09-14-2004 09:44 PM

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mktv2000 09-15-2004 05:51 PM

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Since there were just posts of the Queen receiving the Olympic medalists I thought I would post this picture of her at the 1952 games...I thought it was so great! Picture from

Helsinki, Finland: ...For Holland. Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands leaps for joy as Holland scores a goal during the July 30th Olympic water Polo match between Holland and Hungary in Helsinki. The royalty, from left to right are: Britain's Duke of Kent, the Duke of Edinburgh, an unidenitifed man; Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands, Beatrix's father; and the leaping Princess. Holland and Hungary drew 4-4.

Josefine 09-21-2004 12:16 PM

I need help with posting important events of the dutch royals at the calander on this forum
take a look at the calander and see what dates are missing
if you do not know how to post dates that only is for that day or yearly events like birthdays list them here and I will do it

dates like important birth of the royal family
death in the royal family like princess Juliana
different big evenst for dutch royals like the one today Prinsjesdag
dates for future state visits or evensts like paralympics
I hope there is some of you that can help out

DDD 09-23-2004 02:30 PM

Ow. Did someone saw her on tv today, on 2 Vandaag they showed something about forest, the people introduced princess Irene and Queen Beatrix.
Beatrix came to the place at time, but the managers didn´t expected at that time, thus they showed up a bit too late, She laughed and said, `well, i´m on time´ with a laugh. She showed up in red. A bit later her youger sister arrived, and they kissed each other twice on the cheeks.... that was a nice moment...

rere 09-25-2004 06:41 PM

Thanks for the photo.

Beatrix looks different, but still stunning and regal with her hair down.

What ring is on Beatrix's finger?

timtonruben359 09-25-2004 07:09 PM

Beatrix's Hair

Originally Posted by rere
Thanks for the photo.

Beatrix looks different, but still stunning and regal with her hair down.

Ya, I noticed that too. Her hair seems less bouffant that way. I don't want to be rude to Her Majesty, but I think she needs a new hairstyle the style she normally wears just keeps getting bigger and bigger. It would have looked fine in the 1960s, but it would look so good without so much volume to it. Granted some looks are timeless, Queen Elizabeth II has worn her hair the same way since she became Queen, but it suits her and has more of timeless look to it. But Beatrix, that duo does nothing for you ;) ... I hope no one takes this the wrong way. Just wanted to "express" lol

Gabriella 09-25-2004 07:46 PM

Thanks for the picture. I think it's great. I too like Beatrix's hair that way. It looks more natural. Eloise is so adorable. She gets cuter every day. Casimir is also getting big, and adorable. He looks like Laurentien, whereas I think Eloise looks like Constanjin.

The Watcher 09-27-2004 01:00 PM

President of Pakistan visits Queen Beatrix today

Alisa 09-27-2004 03:56 PM

HM doesn't look very happy...

Humera 09-27-2004 06:28 PM

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more pictures from the visit

Alexandria 09-28-2004 09:46 PM

The Queen looks very elegant in her dark grey jacket and the purple/pink dress. Thank you everyone for the pictures. (Is it that cold in Holland already that the Queen has to wear a semi-heavy looking jacket?)

How long is the President of Pakistan visiting the Netherlands for? And why were Willem and Maxima not part of the welcoming of the President?

Ennyllorac 09-28-2004 09:54 PM

The Queen looks very classy. Is it me or has she aged tremendously since Prince Claus died? She must really miss him.

Humera 09-28-2004 11:15 PM


Originally Posted by Alexandria

How long is the President of Pakistan visiting the Netherlands for? And why were Willem and Maxima not part of the welcoming of the President?

The President was on a two day visit. I dont know why Willem & Maxima weren't there. Perhaps they had some other engagment? The president spent most of his visit meeting with businessmen and politicians anyway. He's off to Italy now where he'll be meeting the Pope.

The Watcher 09-30-2004 01:06 PM

Queen Beatrix visits school in Leeuwarden, 28 september

The Watcher 09-30-2004 01:18 PM

Message from BRMB:

Frederik & Mary of Denmark in the Netherlands

Posted by Stig on 30/9/2004, 15:34:41
Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark were in the Netherlands last Thursday-Friday on the invitation of Queen Beatrix, who had organized a royal hunt. Present were also the Prince and Princess of Orange.

The Watcher 09-30-2004 01:21 PM

According the BRMB, is Prince Hendrik (husband of Danish Queen) in the Netherlands at the moment. Prince Henrik and a Europa Nostra delegation will visit Queen Beatrix today at Noordeinde Palace. Also a film 'Jugendstil and The Hague'' will be shown.

Iain 10-04-2004 07:54 AM

Queen Beatrix
What ring is on Beatrix's finger?[/QUOTE]
It is probably her engagement ring. In The Netherlands Catholics wear their wedding/engagement rings on their left hand and Protestants wear them on their right.

HMQueenElizabethII 10-05-2004 12:55 PM

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New photo of Queen Beatrix today.

The Watcher 10-26-2004 11:57 AM

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Beatrix in Rome

The Watcher 10-26-2004 12:12 PM

HM Queen Beatrix at the European Parliament today, giving a speech.

Link to speech in...

- Nederlands
- English
- Deutsch
- Français

bct88 10-26-2004 04:58 PM

does anyone know where you can see a video of her giving the speach at the European Parliament?

Marengo 10-26-2004 05:47 PM

The Queen looks great!!!! And so chique!

pdas1201 10-26-2004 06:02 PM


Originally Posted by bct88
does anyone know where you can see a video of her giving the speach at the European Parliament?

Go to the website mentioned below, and click on 'De complete toespraak van koningin Beatrix', it will open a new window (buffer for a while, depending on your connection speed)..:)

HMQueenElizabethII 10-28-2004 07:55 AM

I have heard that Queen Beatrix will pay her State Visit to Argentina in the end of this year.Is it right?When?

DDD 10-28-2004 09:33 AM

I don´t think it is planned for this year nor next year, I heard the queen doesn´t want to go to a foreign country next year, in her jubilee year. So that will be in 2006 i think

Josefine 10-28-2004 09:36 AM

what is the queens full name and where does the name come from?

Dennism 10-28-2004 09:59 AM

Beatrix Wilhelmina Armgard. Wilhelmina is of course after her grandmother. Incidentally, Queen Juliana had Wilhelmina as one of her middle names as well. Armgard. Her father´s mother was Baroness Armgard von Sierstorpff-Cramm.

Josefine 10-29-2004 07:35 AM

but what about beatrix where does that name come from

pdas1201 10-29-2004 06:08 PM

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Some pics from the speech during the EU parliament session

3) with EU Parliament President Josep Borrell

pdas1201 10-30-2004 11:46 AM

Queen Beatrix News Thread, Part 2 (Oct 2004-Aug 2005)
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October 30, 2004, Queen Beatrix welcomes Polish President Aleksander Kwasniewski, in Netherlands for a two day visit. The President will be attending the 60th anniversery of the liberation of the Dutch city of Breda by Polish soldiers.

I must say that particular color looks really good on Beatrix, it brightens her up...;)

liv 10-30-2004 11:54 AM

The Queen looks good today in orange.How long will the Polish president stay in the Netherlands?Will there be a gala dinner?

pdas1201 10-30-2004 10:55 PM

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THE HAGUE, NETHERLANDS: (L-R) Dutch Princess Margriet, sister of Queen Beatrix, Polish President Alexander Kwasniewska, Queen Beatrix, and Pieter van Vollenhoven, husband of princess Margriet pose for an official picture prior to dinner 30 October, 2004. Kwasniewski pays a two-day official visit to The Netherlands. AFP PHOTO ANP FOTO TOUSSAINT KLUITERS

pdas1201 11-01-2004 06:07 PM

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BREDA, NETHERLANDS: Dutch Queen Beatrix and the President of Polish Republic, Aleksander Kwasniewski pay homage to the WWII victims at the Breda military cemetary, 31 October 2004, Earlier, they visited a church to remember that Breda was liberated 60 years ago by Polish military. Kwasniewski and his wife, Jolanta are on a two day official visit to the Netherlands. AFP PHOTO CONTINENTAL/ROBIN UTRECHT

pdas1201 11-02-2004 09:31 PM

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some more pics....

pdas1201 11-05-2004 06:10 PM

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November 5, 2004: German President Horst Koehler and the First Lady were at the Royal Palace today to meet Queen Beatrix.
Princess Maxima and Pieter van Vollenhoven were also present.

HMQueenElizabethII 11-07-2004 06:19 AM

Very nice seeing Maxima there.

Do u know the late Queen Juliana?What should we call her?Because during her funeral,sometimes i saw Princess Juliana,sometimes Queen Juliana.Why?

Marengo 11-07-2004 07:57 AM

AFter her abdication she was styled as Princess Juliana (it was her own wish, she said that she should not want to stay queen for a little).After her death the court issued a statement that Juliana will henceforth be referred to as 'Queen Juliana' again.

Marengo 11-07-2004 07:59 AM

PS Beatrix means 'she who maks happy' .. that is qhy Juliana chose this name (as she did with Irene = 'she who makes happy' and Margriet (daisy = symbol of the dutch resistance during WWII)

pdas1201 11-09-2004 09:23 PM

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November 8, 2004, DEN HAAG, NETHERLANDS: Queen Beatrix met President Halonen of Finland.

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