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lucien 08-08-2016 03:10 AM

Dutch State Visit to Australia and New Zealand: October 31-November 9, 2016
 
TM King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima will pay a State Visit to Australia from October 31st till november 4th and a few days later will start their State Visit to New Zealand from November 7th till November 9th.

Sun Lion 08-08-2016 03:59 AM

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Originally Posted by lucien (Post 1914874)
TM King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima will pay a State Visit to Australia from October 31st till november 4th and a few days later will start their State Visit to New Zealand from November 7th till November 9th.


Thank you lucien for letting us know.

I wonder if they will go to Tasmania.

Tassie is named after a Dutchman - Abel Tasman, and it's previous name was also Dutch - Van Dieman's Land.

People may not realise, but there are a lot of Dutch decended people in Tasmania - I grew up there and we had many Dutch school-mates.

In fact the parents of one person I know were guests at a dinner when the Dutch Royals visited Tassie a few years back.

WreathOfLaurels 08-08-2016 04:53 AM

Didn't WA & M come to NZ as CP and CPss? I remember seeing pictures of them in an exhibition of feather cloaks at Te Papa(the main museum of NZ. The feather cloaks are a Maori thing - members of the BRF wear them when they are formally greeted in NZ) from said visit?

Also the first European to discover NZ was Abel Tasman, and NZ has a large Dutch community, so this sounds interesting.

Iluvbertie 08-08-2016 05:08 AM

The first known European to arrive in Australia was indeed a Dutchman but no Abel Tasman. The first was Dirk Hartog a generation before - Hartog was on the WA coast in 1616 while Tasman didn't reach Australia until 1642.

I wonder how it can be a State Visit when State Visits are between Heads of State and our Head of State lives in England.

Of course there will probably be no coverage down here - only get coverage of the British royals or Mary and Fred and nothing of any others.

WreathOfLaurels 08-08-2016 05:21 AM

The GG acts on behalf of the Queen - it means that for all practical purposes the GG is President in all but name. Since the crown of the U.K. and the crowns of Aus and NZ are separate entities this explains how the same person can hold them but separate functions can be delegated for practical reasons.

And it's likely that there won't be any coverage in NZ either -:glare:

Iluvbertie 08-08-2016 05:29 AM

The GG is only the representative of HM (that is what is says in my passport). The Queen is the Head of State and thus as state visits occur between Heads of State - not their representatives this so-called 'State Visit' isn't as they aren't visiting our Heads of State but her representatives out here.

This is the sort of thing the republicans should grab as a very good reason for us to become a republic - so we can have a real Head of State to represent us to other Heads of State instead of a pretend one.

lucien 08-08-2016 05:38 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Iluvbertie (Post 1914900)
The GG is only the representative of HM (that is what is says in my passport). The Queen is the Head of State and thus as state visits occur between Heads of State - not their representatives this so-called 'State Visit' isn't as they aren't visiting our Heads of State but her representatives out here.

This is the sort of thing the republicans should grab as a very good reason for us to become a republic - so we can have a real Head of State to represent us to other Heads of State instead of a pretend one.

It IS a State Visit if the GG invites,no matter if aunty in London is the Queen or not,the GG acts in Her name,on Her behalve as it were...see...That is according to protocol.:smile:

we don't do republics,even though we were the first and only one once while surrounded by monarchies...oh well..

I recall the State Visit by Queen Beatrix and Prince Claus to Oz,and indeed...the coverage was next to none at all at the time...Oh,wish for the better..

ricarda 08-08-2016 06:46 AM

What do you mean with: we don't do republics?
France is a republic.

Curryong 08-08-2016 06:47 AM

Well, I'm not Dutch, but I hope they visit Victoria. I should love to see them. Queen Maxima is one of my favourite royals. Very dynamic!

Duc_et_Pair 08-08-2016 07:23 AM

I wonder when the announced incoming State Visit from Belgium will take place?

This will be the fourth and fifth State Visit to a monarchy:
2014 Poland (republic)
2014 Japan (monarchy)
2014 South Korea (republic)
2015 Denmark (monarchy)
2015 Canada (monarchy)
2015 China (republic)
2016 France (republic)
2016 Australia (monarchy)
2016 New Zealand (monarchy)

For so far the King received two presidents for an incoming State Visit:
2015 China (republic)
2015 France (republic)

The agenda is a bit strange. Usually there are two incoming and two outgoing state visit. The one year maybe more and the other year less. But in 2013, 2014 and 2016 there was no any incoming State Visit... It seems that the "rule" of two in and two out has been left.

WreathOfLaurels 08-08-2016 07:24 AM

Whose betting they will visit WETA workshop in Wellington?

Sun Lion 08-08-2016 09:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lucien (Post 1914902)
I recall the State Visit by Queen Beatrix and Prince Claus to Oz,and indeed...the coverage was next to none at all at the time...Oh,wish for the better..


Well lucien this tour may get better coverage. They're off to a good start anyway.

I'm guessing the Tour was only just announced in the Netherlands.

Today, my Sydney newspaper has a nice photo of King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima, with the heading "DUTCH ROYALS ON WAY".

The report says they are making this, their first official visit to Australia, to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the landing, in what is now the state of Western Australia, by the Dutch explorer Dirk Hartog.

I think we can assume they will be in WA at least - perhaps the unveiling of a memorial marking the occasion.

We're also being told that the King and Queen will be accompanied by two senior Dutch government ministers and a trade mission.

I've also seen our most serious newspaper, the nation-wide "The Australian", has covered this as well lucien.

In fact, they are reporting that the visit was announced by our Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull.

They've mentioned your Dutch minister - who is part of the official party coming - Bert Koenders, is well known to our own Foreign Affairs Minister Julie Bishop, as they have been working together on the missing Malaysian flight these past years.

I can see the King and Queen calling into our Capital, Canberra, as well.

The Consular website has another photo of the Royal couple, and details of which Dutch ministers will be in the Royal party.

WreathOfLaurels 08-08-2016 09:51 PM

Dutch royals to visit New Zealand | Stuff.co.nz

Ignore the comments on the bottom of the page - stuffs always like that regardless of the topic.

Also for more info on NZ context;

https://https://www.teara.govt.nz/en/dutch

CyrilVladisla 08-08-2016 09:58 PM

Will Princess Catharina-Amalia and her sisters visit Australia and New Zealand?

WreathOfLaurels 08-08-2016 10:12 PM

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Originally Posted by CyrilVladisla (Post 1915130)
Will Princess Catharina-Amalia and her sisters visit Australia and New Zealand?

Hopefully but I think they might still be in school during November

Some more news articles
https://https://www.scoop.co.nz/storie...n-november.htm

This is an article on NZ Dutch relations from MFAT NZs website - it hasn't been updated yet but has good information

https://https://www.mfat.govt.nz/en/c...e/netherlands/

Lee-Z 08-09-2016 02:58 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CyrilVladisla (Post 1915130)
Will Princess Catharina-Amalia and her sisters visit Australia and New Zealand?

I could imagine they won't as it's only a few days and very much a businesstrip, so i don't think the daughters are taken to those yet

lucien 08-09-2016 04:06 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lee-Z (Post 1915173)
I could imagine they won't as it's only a few days and very much a businesstrip, so i don't think the daughters are taken to those yet

Plus they have to be at school,like every other child!

WreathOfLaurels 08-10-2016 05:38 PM

https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/8301...king-and-queen

:biggrin: :nzflag: :dutchflag: :biggrin:

Sun Lion 08-14-2016 03:54 AM

This is nice.

There are going to be several Receptions held when King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima visit Australia.

31st Oct-Perth, 3rd Nov-Sydney, 4th Nov-Brisbane.

And these Receptions are for the Dutch community living here in Oz.

So if that's you - time to register so you can attend!

Marengo 08-16-2016 06:24 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lucien (Post 1914902)

I recall the State Visit by Queen Beatrix and Prince Claus to Oz,and indeed...the coverage was next to none at all at the time...Oh,wish for the better..

I believe that at the time an Australian paper wrote that prince Claus was as grey as his socks. Which led the prince to stress in a press conference in Autralia that he had never worn grey socks in his life.

In 1988 the Dutch-Australian Weekly was aroun but that became a monthly magazine in 2004.

WreathOfLaurels 08-16-2016 06:26 AM

Poor Claus - couldn't catch a break :(

Chubb Fuddler 08-31-2016 05:55 AM

In 1988 I went to Melbourne Airport for the arrival of Queen Beatrix and Prince Claus. It was fairly late on a Saturday night. There were about 100 people, and I learnt to sing Oranja Boven. The Queen and Prince Claus came over and I shook hands with both, and said welcome to Melbourne. The next day my aunty rang my mum and said she saw me on the news "shaking hands with some queen." A few days later they went to Flemington for the Melbourne Cup, and Queen Beatrix presented the cup to the winner (a task traditionally carried out by the Governor-General). Unfortunately I won't be here for this latest Dutch State Visit; I'm off to North Korea.

It is a State Visit because that is the level of diplomatic hospitality being accorded to the King and Queen of the Netherlands. The Governor-General is much more than "just" the Queen's representative. The Governor-General, in his own right, is an essential element of the Australian Crown. Even if the Queen moved permanently to Canberra, we would still need a Governor-General to keep the wheels of government turning. At the request of his government, the Governor-General has just finished paying State Visits to several South American countries. So it is entirely appropriate for him to also host State Visits to Australia.

Mbruno 08-31-2016 06:10 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Iluvbertie (Post 1914900)
The GG is only the representative of HM (that is what is says in my passport). The Queen is the Head of State and thus as state visits occur between Heads of State - not their representatives this so-called 'State Visit' isn't as they aren't visiting our Heads of State but her representatives out here.

This is the sort of thing the republicans should grab as a very good reason for us to become a republic - so we can have a real Head of State to represent us to other Heads of State instead of a pretend one.

Wrong. The constitution of NZ says that the GG may exercise all powers and prerogatives that HM has with respect to NZ. That obviously includes hosting visiting Heads of State.

In Australia, I guess the constitutional language is even stronger as it says that the Queen"s powers are not just "exercisable", but actually "exercised" in Australia by the GG. In other words, there is a debate whether the Queen could even personally exercise the royal prerogatives in Australia, or if she must do it exclusively through the GG.

lucien 08-31-2016 05:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mbruno (Post 1920650)
Wrong. The constitution of NZ says that the GG may exercise all powers and prerogatives that HM has with respect to NZ. That obviously includes hosting visiting Heads of State.

In Australia, I guess the constitutional language is even stronger as it says that the Queen"s powers are not just "exercisable", but actually "exercised" in Australia by the GG. In other words, there is a debate whether the Queen could even personally exercise the royal prerogatives in Australia, or if she must do it exclusively through the GG.

True to the core,every syllable.As should be known to Aussies,but then it's not...haha:rofl::whistling:

Anyway,this is a full blown State Visit regardless,and TM will blow Oz away!:flowers:

Chubb Fuddler 08-31-2016 06:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mbruno (Post 1920650)
In Australia, I guess the constitutional language is even stronger as it says that the Queen"s powers are not just "exercisable", but actually "exercised" in Australia by the GG. In other words, there is a debate whether the Queen could even personally exercise the royal prerogatives in Australia, or if she must do it exclusively through the GG.

Very true Mbruno. The Constitution trumps the front page of a passport, and Section 61 states that executive power is vested in the Queen and is exercisable by the Governor-General. Other sections of the Constitution give powers directly to the Governor-General, not to the Queen. Even if the Queen was in Australia she could not commission a government, appoint Ministers of State, summon parliament, dissolve parliament, issue writs for elections or appoint High Court Judges. The Royal Powers Act 1954 does not apply to the Governor-General's constitutional powers, so without a Governor-General or an Administrator of the Commonwealth, the government would eventually grind to a halt.

Some monarchists argue that the Governor-General is therefore the Head of State of the Commonwealth of Australia. That just splits monarchists into those who promote the importance of the Governor-General at the expense of the Queen, and vice-versa. But we do not have a legally or constitutionally defined Head of State, so it's an argument doomed to chase its own tail. Depending on the context, the Queen or the Governor-General can be described as performing the duties of Australia's head of state. But ultimately the symbolism of a monarchy must make the Queen the head of state.

That symbolism will be seen during the visit of the King and Queen of the Netherlands. At the State Dinner, hosted by he Governor-General, the King will propose a toast to the Queen of Australia. He may also include the Governor-General, and the people of Australia, but the Queen of Australia will be first. But that in no way makes the Governor-General a "pretend" anything. The Australian Crown is comprised of both the Queen and the Governor-General, and they both have an important role to play. For the Governor-General, that includes hosting and paying State Visits.

gerry 08-31-2016 09:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Chubb Fuddler (Post 1920646)
In 1988 I went to Melbourne Airport for the arrival of Queen Beatrix and Prince Claus. It was fairly late on a Saturday night. There were about 100 people, and I learnt to sing Oranja Boven. The Queen and Prince Claus came over and I shook hands with both, and said welcome to Melbourne. The next day my aunty rang my mum and said she saw me on the news "shaking hands with some queen." A few days later they went to Flemington for the Melbourne Cup, and Queen Beatrix presented the cup to the winner (a task traditionally carried out by the Governor-General). Unfortunately I won't be here for this latest Dutch State Visit; I'm off to North Korea.

It is a State Visit because that is the level of diplomatic hospitality being accorded to the King and Queen of the Netherlands. The Governor-General is much more than "just" the Queen's representative. The Governor-General, in his own right, is an essential element of the Australian Crown. Even if the Queen moved permanently to Canberra, we would still need a Governor-General to keep the wheels of government turning. At the request of his government, the Governor-General has just finished paying State Visits to several South American countries. So it is entirely appropriate for him to also host State Visits to Australia.

Good heavens...North Korea? I do hope you report back on this very mysterious country:cool:

Chubb Fuddler 09-01-2016 05:06 AM

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Originally Posted by gerry (Post 1920782)
Good heavens...North Korea? I do hope you report back on this very mysterious country:cool:

Yes, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea for a week in October. It should be interesting. Then it's Beijing to Singapore, almost all the way by train, via Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Malaysia (visiting Royal Palaces in each country). It's disappointing to miss out on the Dutch State Visit, and the chance to sing Oranja Boven, but I was all booked for the Party Foundation Day Tour, and I can't cancel on the Dear Leader, not even for Queen Maxima.

eya 09-30-2016 01:12 AM

State visit to New Zealand - program | News item | Royal House of the Netherlands

State visit to Australia - program | News item | Royal House of the Netherlands

The frustrating aspects of being king and a 'spicy question' for Willem-Alexander of The Netherlands

Duc_et_Pair 09-30-2016 03:54 AM

Nice programs. It will be two great state visits.

Marengo 09-30-2016 04:59 AM

No state dinner in Australia it seems; on November 2nd they will receive a state lunch from the Australian government. I do not know the reason why, let's hope it is practicalities and not a lack of courtesy. It is highly unusual, even China hosted a dinner for the king.

Kingen 09-30-2016 05:44 AM

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Originally Posted by Marengo (Post 1928058)
No state dinner in Australia it seems; on November 2nd they will receive a state lunch from the Australian government. I do not know the reason why, let's hope it is practicalities and not a lack of courtesy. It is highly unusual, even China hosted a dinner for the king.

Probably due to practicalities, but I don't know. Isn't a state banquet the normal thing also in Australia, at least I remember that the Swedish Royal Couple were given a black tie (with tiaras) state dinner in 2005.

Mbruno 09-30-2016 06:02 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Marengo (Post 1928058)
No state dinner in Australia it seems; on November 2nd they will receive a state lunch from the Australian government. I do not know the reason why, let's hope it is practicalities and not a lack of courtesy. It is highly unusual, even China hosted a dinner for the king.

Yes, it is very unusual not to have a state dinner during a state visit, It makes it look like an official visit rather than a state visit. I wonder if the Australians would show greater courtesy if there were a monarchist prime minister in office rather than Mr. Turnbull.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Duc_et_Pair (Post 1928053)
Nice programs. It will be two great state visits.

It is significant that the King and Queen are visiting "on the invitation of the Governor General", which emphasizes the modern constitutional position of the GG as a de facto acting Head of State and not merely a representative of the British monarch,

BTW, I didn't know that New Zealand had a new GG. When did she take office ?

carlota 09-30-2016 08:07 AM

i am very excited about the visit to NZ and OZ. it reminds me a bit of the one william and kate did some years back, where they visited both countries.

now, i know that WA and maxima are not as known in those countries as previous royal visitors such as william and kate, but i hope it drags the crowds that we saw in the past visits. :flowers:

kate braving the crowds in brisbane
the queen in auckland

GömdNatt 09-30-2016 09:24 AM

I quite enjoyed the royal visit back in 2006, so I'm looking forward to this one as well.

Duc_et_Pair 09-30-2016 09:55 AM

Every hiccup in Australia has been discussed between diplomatic workgroups of the two countries, so we may assume the program was approved by the King: a state lunch.

It is not very new. When the Sultan of Brunei visited Queen Beatrix, a state lunch was offered in the Gallery Chamber of Noordeinde Palace. When the King and Queen of Sweden visited the King, a grand banquet was given in the Royal Palace Amsterdam. Two official visits, two different protocollary events... So it seems to depend on the outcome of wishes and possibilities indeed.

WreathOfLaurels 09-30-2016 02:59 PM

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Originally Posted by Mbruno (Post 1928074)
i didn't know that New Zealand had a new GG. When did she take office ?

Dame Patsy Reddy took over from Sir Jerry Matapere on the 14th of September and her official inauguration was on the 28/29th of September.

https://beta.stuff.co.nz/national/pol...overnorgeneral

polyesco 10-07-2016 01:01 PM

:previous: nice and informative interview. thank you :flowers:

Sun Lion 10-13-2016 08:47 PM

The Sydney Opera House is going to be lit up orange on the night of the concert that King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima are hosting as a thankyou.

silvereyed 10-18-2016 11:46 PM

They're coming to my work but I was employed after they did security clearances so I can't meet them :( Peter Jackson is going to be there too

Marika86 10-29-2016 08:12 AM

Dutch Embassy ‏@NLinAustralia King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima have touched down in #Perth #Australia for the #NLstatevisitAUS #helloAUS @koninklijkhuis

eya 10-31-2016 02:30 AM

And the visit begin!! First pictures
The Kings arrived at Government House in Perth

https://twitter.com/user/status/792898017367986176

https://scontent-amt2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/...46&oe=58A2054F
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CwEFd3MVIAEg9ma.jpg
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CwELKROVYAACt9k.jpg
https://media.gettyimages.com/photos/...re-id619423854
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CwELK-wUAAAkJwq.jpg
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CwEDom0UAAA3PwO.jpg
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CwEDom-UIAA4aVp.jpg
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CwEDom2VYAA34lJ.jpg

https://www.google.gr/url?sa=t&rct=j...cjTwjU0SrNNtbw

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/ar...Australia.html

iceflower 10-31-2016 03:24 AM

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More pics of the first day! It'll surely be a great journey!


** ppe gallery ** anp gallery ** gettyimages gallery **


** rd.nl gallery ** robinutrecht.photoshelter gallery day 1 **


** zimbio gallery: King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of The Netherlands Visit Australia **

carlota 10-31-2016 09:55 AM

very exciting to see them in oz and nz finally.

QUEENECE29 10-31-2016 01:34 PM

DUTCH ROYAL VISIT AUSTRALIA | Selda Göktaş

iceflower 11-01-2016 02:38 AM

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Pics of day 2!


** robinutrecht.photoshelter gallery day 2 **


** ppe gallery ** anp gallery ** gettyimages gallery day 2 **


** dpp gallery: King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima State Visits Australia day 2 **


** dailymail: Royals at the races! King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands embrace Melbourne Cup fever..**

lucien 11-01-2016 07:22 AM


A breath of fresh air!:smile:

susiewong 11-01-2016 07:44 AM

Bit disappointed day 2 of state visit to Australian and I love seeing what Maxima wears but 2 repeat dresses
hope she saving something new for Canberra

Duc_et_Pair 11-01-2016 08:10 AM

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Originally Posted by susiewong (Post 1935961)
Bit disappointed day 2 of state visit to Australian and I love seeing what Maxima wears but 2 repeat dresses
hope she saving something new for Canberra

We, close followers, know what Queen Máxima has worn before. The Aussies and Kiwis probably have no idea at all, or have even never heard about her. For them it will be a sparkling new outfit...

carlota 11-01-2016 09:05 AM

i have always loved this dress on maxima, so i am glad she repeated it. it fits her like a globe and she looks fab.

Curryong 11-01-2016 11:17 AM

I thought Queen Maxima looked smart. I liked her dress and hat very much. New to me, even if it is a repeat. Glad to see the couple got a chance to enjoy the Melbourne Cup ('the race that stops a nation') in comfort, though it's a pity they couldn't experience it in person. It's a whole experience, from the fashions on the field to the crowd, horses and the 154 year old race itself. Still, Perth is a beautiful city, and good to see the rain held off there at least! There are lots of Dutch families who emigrated here so I'm sure the King and Queen will continue to enjoy a great welcome.

Go, Maxie!! Love her!

Marengo 11-01-2016 12:55 PM

I agee susiewong, I expected something new for the state visit too. Considering there won't even be a state dinner I am sure you are not the only royalty watcher that is somewhat disappointed.

Anyway, considering the recent upheaval about the costs of the monarchy, the recycling may be handy.

Countessmeout 11-01-2016 01:04 PM

I don't see the need to buy new clothes for a tour. She looks chic, professional and happy. She had brought out a necklace we haven't seen on her, and even if no evening event, we may see a new piece or two. No need to spend money on new dresses, especially if they end up resembling things you already own.

Duc_et_Pair 11-01-2016 01:28 PM

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Originally Posted by Marengo (Post 1936031)
I agee susiewong, I expected something new for the state visit too. Considering there won't even be a state dinner I am sure you are not the only royalty watcher that is somewhat disappointed.

Anyway, considering the recent upheaval about the costs of the monarchy, the recycling may be handy.

I am sure by far the overwhelming majority in the Netherlands, the ladies and gentlemen parliamentarians and press included, will have no any idea if Queen Máxima wore something new or not.

Note that she could buy Natan's shop at the Avenue Louise in Brussels completely empty for the costs of flying the Fokker 70 airplane to Australia and back, without passengers... So that is no argument for not buying a new frock.

:whistling:

Having said that, the Matthijs van Bergen beige-turquoise dress as well the Natan light-blue dress are both very beautiful and indeed worth to be worn again.

maria-olivia 11-01-2016 02:00 PM

The Highlight is the King not the Queen Consort. Queen Maxima did well.

PetticoatLane 11-01-2016 03:12 PM

What a terrible choice of sunglasses for Maxima! They must be the most inelegant style on the market (well maybe matched by the ones people wear on New Year's Eve). So jarring with the hat and the dress.

polyesco 11-01-2016 04:19 PM

a little bit of shopping
https://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/wa...g-spree/#page1

carlota 11-01-2016 05:07 PM

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Originally Posted by polyesco (Post 1936069)

i am always interested to hear about these outings - and it is kind of impressive the royals find time for shopping in the middle of a state visit!

i guess we will see maxima wearing zimmermann soon in the future hopefully. although i guess, by the looks of the type of clothes the brand makes, that these clothes are intended for holiday use mainly...

sweet that the king went with her and advised on the clothing. it is complicated enough to drag a man shopping, let alone in the middle of a busy schedule. maxima has done well there! :whistling:

according to the article maxima bought:

a printed silk-georgette jumpsuit,
an organza silk blouse
three pieces in the same mustard floral print - Italian lycra swimwear (perhaps the 'Confetti Floral-Print One-Piece Swimsuit'), a cotton sarong and a printed silk-georgette resort dress with lace trimming (perhaps the 'ZIMMERMANN Confetti Scallop floral-print cotton dress').

polyesco 11-01-2016 06:33 PM

Day 3, Canberra
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CwNbbGdUEAAYQn6.jpg
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CwNcQEqUEAAXhDE.jpg

dazzling 11-02-2016 01:08 AM

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Curryong 11-02-2016 01:23 AM

So they were at the War Memorial. Very impressive, Poppy Day is approaching.

As far as the purchased beach and resort wear is concerned, perhaps they are going to stop off at a resort somewhere for a couple of days after the tour?

iceflower 11-02-2016 02:38 AM

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More pics of day 3 today, November 2, can be found here:


** anp gallery ** ppe gallery ** gettyimages **


** robinutrecht.photoshelter gallery day 3 ** ppe gallery 2 **


** dpp gallery: King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima State visits Australia day 3 **


** dailymail: Paying her respects: Queen Maxima of the Netherlands places a poppy on the Wall of Remembrance..**

carlota 11-02-2016 08:47 AM

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Originally Posted by Curryong (Post 1936153)
So they were at the War Memorial. Very impressive, Poppy Day is approaching.

As far as the purchased beach and resort wear is concerned, perhaps they are going to stop off at a resort somewhere for a couple of days after the tour?

interesting addition, Curryong! thanks for mentioning. i guess it is quite possible. there's many nice (and private and secluded) beaches in that part of the world and i am sure they will need some respite following a grueling 10 day state visit across several time zones.

eya 11-02-2016 09:05 AM

Dutch Royals meet young fan in Canberra but she starts crying* | Daily Mail Online

Sun Lion 11-02-2016 06:47 PM

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Originally Posted by Sun Lion (Post 1931851)
The Sydney Opera House is going to be lit up orange on the night of the concert that King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima are hosting as a thankyou.

The Consulate-General of the Netherlands in Sydney has put a good photo of the orange Opera House on their facebook from last night's event.

(You don't have to be on facebook to see it - or the facebook photos posted by the Embassy of the Netherlands in Australia from the tour - these are open to anyone on the internet.)

Good footage on national TV this morning of the Royals, and our officials and Prime Minister and his wife, from last night too.


P.S. Thanks eya for the article of the little fan crying when our PM waved - not the only one feeling that way about Oz politics at the moment! :lol:

polyesco 11-02-2016 07:34 PM

:previous: I found the orange Opera house on twitter
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Day 4
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Sun Lion 11-02-2016 08:32 PM

It's a Goldilock's day in Sydney today - not too hot/not too cold - for Willem-Alexander and Maxima's ferry trip on the Harbour across to Cockatoo Island.

And a very calm day - the flags on top of the Harbour Bridge are just hanging limp, no breeze, let alone wind.

I wonder if the Royal party are going on a ferry on their own - or, as the reports I've seen say it's a ferry, will they be on a regular service amongst the general public?

Cockatoo Island is under the Harbour Bridge on the more "working side" of the harbour.


Your photo of the orange Opera House is just stunning polyesco.

And the other photos you've posted of the Royals at Sydney's Government House from this morning - it's currently 11.25am, Thursday here, (we're on daylight savings time now) - make me think they may have been outside as a flotilla went passed.

A fire-boat spraying out water led in a grand tall ship, sails up, from the Chilean navy - along with a twenty-one gun salute from nearby Garden Island - and other Sydney based tall ships this morning.

And it was a very sedate, slow-moving affair due to the lack of wind. Hope they all got to have a look at the vessels, as they went passed Government House.

iceflower 11-03-2016 02:39 AM

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More pics from today, November 3, day 4:



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Sun Lion 11-03-2016 03:44 AM

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Originally Posted by iceflower (Post 1936450)
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More pics from today, November 3, day 4:



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Great photos iceflower, and so funny for me as I've sat where Willem-Alexander and Maxima are pictured many, many times over the years.

Luna Park, (our version of Coney Island/Tivoli Gardens), is just out of shot. The actual ferry stop is the more moden metalic structure behind them.

Really nice to see the Royal couple on just a regular ferry - even if just with the official party.

This is one of Sydney's smaller and older-style ferries that just service the area known as the Inner Harbour.

Looks as if the Dutch community had a really good chance to see the King and Queen.

polyesco 11-03-2016 01:03 PM

Dutch Royals catch a ferry on Sydney Harbour to Cockatoo Island | Daily Mail Online

iceflower 11-04-2016 02:45 AM

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Originally Posted by Sun Lion (Post 1936458)
Great photos iceflower, and so funny for me as I've sat where Willem-Alexander and Maxima are pictured many, many times over the years.

I can imagine what a funny feeling that must be :smile::smile:

Already the final day in Australia today, November 4:


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Marengo 11-04-2016 07:15 AM

During the meeting with the Dutch community in Brisbane, the king met with a former class mate, who handed over two photos of that period. He also met a relative of his first nanny. This made the meeting a special one, the king said in his speech.

De laatste dag van het staatsbezoek aan Australië - Royalty Online

Mbruno 11-04-2016 07:51 AM

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Originally Posted by iceflower (Post 1936678)
I can imagine what a funny feeling that must be :smile::smile:

Already the final day in Australia today, November 4:


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Unlike other monarchs, the Dutch sovereigns don't seem to focus that much on economic /trade talks during their state visits. Why is that ?

Muhler 11-04-2016 08:36 AM

Is Queen Maxima wearing her dinner around her neck?!? :huh:
What a refreshing idea. :tongue:

eya 11-04-2016 09:00 AM

Dutch royals Queen Maxima and King Willem Alexander greet fans in Brisbane | Daily Mail Online

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lucien 11-04-2016 10:16 AM

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Originally Posted by Mbruno (Post 1936718)
Unlike other monarchs, the Dutch sovereigns don't seem to focus that much on economic /trade talks during their state visits. Why is that ?

Oh but there is a high pitched trade delegation following in their footsteps
and they landed contracts worth a 125 million euro's the past few days.

Duc_et_Pair 11-04-2016 10:24 AM

Indeed. The King opens doors for businesses and introduces captains of industry, says some nice words on innovation and cooperation but for the rest it are the businesspeople themselves who have to make the deals.

Very wise to remain on the outside line, a lesson learned from the unfortunate situation of his grandfather Prince Bernhard, with both elbows too deep in industry, trade and commerce.

lucien 11-05-2016 04:53 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Duc_et_Pair (Post 1936749)
Indeed. The King opens doors for businesses and introduces captains of industry, says some nice words on innovation and cooperation but for the rest it are the businesspeople themselves who have to make the deals.

Very wise to remain on the outside line, a lesson learned from the unfortunate situation of his grandfather Prince Bernhard, with both elbows too deep in industry, trade and commerce.

:previous::previous::previous:

With the then consecutive Governments consent that is!!But alas,that IS the past and has NO place here.

Marengo 11-05-2016 09:26 AM

He took the bribes from Lockheed with the consent of the successive governments? That is news to me. It makes you wonder why they needed a comitte to investigate the prince in the first place.

lucien 11-05-2016 10:17 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Marengo (Post 1936997)
He took the bribes from Lockheed with the consent of the successive governments? That is news to me. It makes you wonder why they needed a comitte to investigate the prince in the first place.

No no,his dealing et tout with countries and companies the world over was Always encouraged by the consecutive governments.Bribes,or couverts were common business then as it still is now.

Marika86 11-06-2016 04:23 PM

First pics from the welcoming ceremony in Wellington, New Zealand

ANP Foto

iceflower 11-07-2016 01:27 AM

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More pics of day 1 in New Zealand:


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** dpp: King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima State visit New-Zealand **


** gettyimages/zimbio gallery: King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of The Netherlands Visit New Zealand **


** dailymail: Royals in the rain! Queen Maxima and King Willem-Alexander of The Netherlands are greeted with a downpour on their New Zealand tour **

dazzling 11-07-2016 11:24 AM

It's a pity it was raining, nevertheless, the welcoming looked great!
Maxima looked stunning at the dinner.

wartenberg7 11-07-2016 01:53 PM

The dutch royals manage what the british Royals these days in any of their "own" kingdoms constantly fail at: wearing properly jewels and (at least) mini-decorations for a highly official function!

Rudolph 11-07-2016 02:10 PM

Depends on the circumstances for the visit. When The Queen visited Canada in 2010 she wore lots of jewels including the Girls of Great Britain tiara at a State Dinner.

polyesco 11-07-2016 04:26 PM

day 2 in New Zealand
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ladongas 11-07-2016 06:03 PM

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima Visit New Zealand- Day 1

iceflower 11-08-2016 01:31 AM

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Pics of day 2 today, November 8:


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** dpp gallery: King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima State visits New- Zealand day 2 **

lucien 11-08-2016 04:03 AM

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Originally Posted by iceflower (Post 1937663)

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The State Visit is accompanied with lots of laughter & fun!Really marvellous!

Marika86 11-08-2016 05:07 PM

First pics from the last day in New Zealand

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wartenberg7 11-08-2016 05:25 PM

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Originally Posted by Rudolph (Post 1937536)
Depends on the circumstances for the visit. When The Queen visited Canada in 2010 she wore lots of jewels including the Girls of Great Britain tiara at a State Dinner.


I know. But some little more effort wouldn´t harm anyone - on the contrary!

polyesco 11-08-2016 06:18 PM

short video at Massey University
https://twitter.com/MasseyUni/status...rc=twsrc%5Etfw

iceflower 11-09-2016 01:30 AM

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More pics of the final day of the journey:


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** dpp: King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima State visit New-Zealand day 3 **


** dailymail: Hat tip to you! Queen Maxima takes fashion risk in an oversized headpiece while visiting a training vessel on the Dutch Royal tour of New Zealand **

Duc_et_Pair 11-09-2016 11:49 AM

Queen Máxima bailed out her spouse out at the end of a speech the King gave on the final day of the State Visit to New Zealand.

When King Willem-Alexander finished his speech at a networking lunch for companies from both countries, he wanted to raise a glass with his audience in Auckland. The only problem: at that time the King had no glass in front of him.

He held out his empty hand and said: "And this is when the lovely assistant appears...'' At that moment, Queen Máxima stepped forward and she brought her full wine glass to the King, under the encouragement of businessmen at the tables. "What must one do without such an assistant!" grinned the King.

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Iain 11-11-2016 05:28 PM

I'm surprised there was no meeting with the Maori King.


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