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Lumutqueen 06-03-2015 05:43 PM

Dutch State Visit to France: March 10-11, 2016
 
Bit early but;

@VorstenNL: Frans staatsbezoek koningspaar in 2016 Frans staatsbezoek koningspaar in 2016 - Vorsten #Vorsten https://t.co/yFId0XhjjF

Marika86 01-19-2016 01:43 PM

Since the appropriate thread is closed, I post here the news about the State Visit to France.
The State Visit will take place on March 10-11.

Staatsbezoek aan Frankrijk | Nieuwsbericht | Het Koninklijk Huis

carlota 02-25-2016 04:11 PM

i am very excited about this state visit. what a jam packed visit they have!

i never heard about the hotel particulier potocki, but what a beautiful place - perfect to host a state visit! https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/H%C3%B4tel_Potocki

i am also excited that the return concert and reception by the king and queen is offered in the petit palais - it is easily one of my favourite places in paris! nice choice.

dazzling 02-26-2016 01:12 AM

The hotel looks really nice. Is it a hotel for visiting guests and events? I can't find much about it or a website.



Official program

Duc_et_Pair 03-05-2016 03:13 PM

The visits of King Felipe of Spain, King Philippe of the Belgians and King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden did not involve white tie or black tie. I hope that this time the dîner d’État will have some protocol... come on... this is France, this is the Palais de l'Élysée !

Mbruno 03-05-2016 03:28 PM

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Originally Posted by Duc_et_Pair (Post 1869038)
The visits of King Felipe of Spain, King Philippe of the Belgians and King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden did not involve white tie or black tie. I hope that this time the dîner d’État will have some protocol... come on... this is France, this is the Palais de l'Élysée !

Why would there be a protocol for the King of the Netherlands that differs from the protocol for the Kings of Spain and Sweden, or the King of the Belgians ?

Duc_et_Pair 03-05-2016 03:32 PM

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Originally Posted by Mbruno (Post 1869051)
Why would there be a protocol for the King of the Netherlands that differs from the protocol for the Kings of Spain and Sweden, or the King of the Belgians ?

The protocol for Queen Elizabeth II was different: it was black tie... so there is no consistent policy at the Élysée (but what else is new, under this President?)

Picture

Nico 03-05-2016 05:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Duc_et_Pair (Post 1869052)
The protocol for Queen Elizabeth II was different: it was black tie... so there is no consistent policy at the Élysée (but what else is new, under this President?)

Picture

And, as always for every royal state visits to France, you're perfecly aware that the business suit dress code was installed by the predecessor of the actual President.
The protocol for the Queen was an exception. The dress code for the Dutch WILL BE business suits. End of it.
So let's bring the usual moanings about the loss of all the pump and let's mourn the good'ol days of the glorious state vists from the 60's and the 70's.

Al_bina 03-05-2016 08:06 PM

:previous:
Given the situation in Europe in general and France in particular, complaining about lack of pomp is totally unnecessary.

Duc_et_Pair 03-06-2016 03:09 AM

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Originally Posted by Al_bina (Post 1869128)
:previous:
Given the situation in Europe in general and France in particular, complaining about lack of pomp is totally unnecessary.

There is no any lack of pomp. The Élysée is still there. The Garde Républicaine is still there. The breath-taking table pieces are still there. The President however seems to prefer not to dress up for a banquet, as any normal person does. Just the same sweaty wrinkled suit he already wore earlier on the day at the Arc de Triomphe, or when he was in Nancy or Arras or something, to be worn at a state banquet. I find it an unneccessary loss of style and protocol. Elsewhere in Paris, other people than the Président de la République and the Roi des Pays-Bas are probably better dressed for a party or a banquet in a fancy hotel or restaurant...

Stefan 03-06-2016 03:49 AM

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Originally Posted by Nico (Post 1869089)
And, as always for every royal state visits to France, you're perfecly aware that the business suit dress code was installed by the predecessor of the actual President.

But he present President could have changed it back to black tie. Or make exceptions for State Visits from monarchies and not only for the british Queen.

maria-olivia 03-06-2016 09:54 AM

It is the very first time that France has not a First Lady. She should have been dressed haute couture et the Event should have been glamour. Sad !

Duc_et_Pair 03-06-2016 12:35 PM

I do not only miss a première dame de France, I also miss the most elegant baise-mains of the previous presidents:

Sarkozy-Sheikha Mozah

Sarkozy-Camilla


Chirac-Claire Chazal

Chirac-Hillary Clinton

Nico 03-06-2016 02:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Stefan (Post 1869188)
But he present President could have changed it back to black tie. Or make exceptions for State Visits from monarchies and not only for the british Queen.

Highly unlikely from a deeply unpopular socialist President during such hard times for his country.
My point is that we should take these visits as they are , low key, and try to enjoy them instead of moaning about the lack of glitz and glamour.
I'm the first to deeply regret state Banquets at Versailles, lunches at Trianon, galas at the Opera BUT these receptions are now apparently from a bygone area.
So let's enjoy this visit and the French and Dutch friendship, even if Maxima will not show up with a tiara on her pretty head.

Al_bina 03-06-2016 02:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Duc_et_Pair (Post 1869298)
I do not only miss a première dame de France, I also miss the most elegant baise-mains of the previous presidents:
... [snipped]
Chirac-Claire Chazal

Chirac-Hillary Clinton

Thanks for the photos!
President Chirac is a chivalrous man. So is President de Villepin.

Marika86 03-09-2016 03:46 PM

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima arrived in Paris this evening.

Sander Paulus ‏@SanderRTLNieuws Aankomst #WillemAlexander en #Máxima #Parijs #sbfrankrijk https://twitter.com/SanderRTLNieuws/...65730225967109

Jeroen Snel ‏@JeroenSnel Aankomst koning en koningin in Parijs #staatsbezoek Frankrijk zaterdag verslag in #blauwbloed https://twitter.com/JeroenSnel/statu...67051066867712

ANP Foto

Countessmeout 03-09-2016 04:01 PM

It seems so odd to see a president/ prime minister without a wife/husband. I know it happens but still an uncommon event. Is his partner allowed to accompany him to official events or does he have to be married? I guess in Canada we had Pierre Trudeau who went from bachelor PM, to married,to first single father PM during his terms.

JR76 03-09-2016 04:12 PM

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Originally Posted by Countessmeout (Post 1870276)
It seems so odd to see a president/ prime minister without a wife/husband. I know it happens but still an uncommon event. Is his partner allowed to accompany him to official events or does he have to be married? I guess in Canada we had Pierre Trudeau who went from bachelor PM, to married,to first single father PM during his terms.


Only last night we could see how the partner of the German president accompanied him on the State visit to Belgium and even receiving an order.


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Stefan 03-09-2016 04:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JR76 (Post 1870281)
Only last night we could see how the partner of the German president accompanied him on the State visit to Belgium and even receiving an order.


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And that despite the fact that he is still married to another woman.

Nico 03-09-2016 05:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by maria-olivia (Post 1869254)
It is the very first time that France has not a First Lady. She should have been dressed haute couture et the Event should have been glamour. Sad !


No it's not (again). For exemple the French President René Coty was a widower. He was alone when he entertained QEII, King Paul of Greece and many other royal guests back in the 50's.


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