State Visit from Italy to The Netherlands: October 23-25, 2012


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By invitation of HM Queen Beatrix HE President Giorgio Napolitano of Italy and Mrs.Ingrid Napolitano will pay a State Visit to The Netherlands.
 
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Oh! Interesting, I'm looking forward for this visit. The name of our President's wife is Clio
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Oh! Interesting, I'm looking forward for this visit. The name of our President's wife is Clio :flowers:

Clio?She is the one who plays duo's with her cello with Benedict XVI once a week,
while he plays the piano.I thought her name was Ingrid...hmm..But it is Clio Maria indeed,sorry Marika.


Lumutqueen,no,true,it is not on the site yet,but true nonetheless..:))...
and it will most likely take place before this summer,
 
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When is the visit? I can't find it on the website.

Clio?She is the one who plays duo's with her cello with Benedict XVI once a week,
while he plays the piano.I thought her name was Ingrid...hmm..

The wife of the President of Italy duets with the Pope?
Her name is Clio Maria Bittoni, a woman who had a career in law before her husband became President.
 
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No problem Lucien! I can't wait to know the date!
 
Is there a link to the news article?
 
The wife of the President of Italy duets with the Pope?

Yes,indeed,the Pope plays the piano.No reason why people can't be friends dont you think.:)
 
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Yes,indeed,the Pope plays the piano.No reason why people can't be friends dont you think.:)

There's people. Then there's the pope.
What's the source of the information for the visit? And the duetting?
 
There's people. Then there's the pope.
What's the source of the information for the visit? And the duetting?

The Pope is one among 7 billion human beings.

The Popes piano,it's more of a honkytonk thing as to the sound and in dire need of a check-up..:flowers:
 
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HE President Giorgio Napolitano of Italy and Mrs.Clio Maria Napolitano will pay a State Visit from june 26th untill june 28th 2012.

Detail:Mr.Napolitano will celebrate his 87th birthday on the 29th,the day after the visit,the exact same day as what used to be the Queen's late father's birthday.
 
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The State Visit is postponed to this fall due to the health condition of President Napolitano.Not that there is anything wrong at present but considering his age he's overactice.Reason was given for the delay and that is the President wishes to follow the European summit next week.As we all know Italy is in a crisis and that takes its toll on President Napolitano.He will be 87 next week.Oh,ok...
 
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The state visit from Italy has started - Queen Beatrix has received President Giorgio Napolitano and his wife at the Palace Noordeinde in Den Haag today, October 23, 2012.



** ppe gallery ** anp gallery ** belga/ROYALPRESS gallery **


** rtl.nl gallery: In beeld: Beatrix ontvangt president Italië **


** dpp gallery: Queen Beatrix welcomes president Napolitano of Italy **


** zimbio/gettyimages gallery: Queen Beatrix Of The Netherlands Receives President Giorgio Napolitano Of Italy At Noordeinde Palace **
 
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The State Visit is postponed to this fall due to the health condition of President Napolitano.Not that there is anything wrong at present but considering his age he's overactice.Reason was given for the delay and that is the President wishes to follow the European summit next week.As we all know Italy is in a crisis and that takes its toll on President Napolitano.He will be 87 next week.Oh,ok...
Thank you for the update Lucien. While I know that his role is more ceremonial than the Prime Minister's it is understandable that at his age the President needs to consider his health.
 
Where's Maxima?


Máxima is on a 3-day-visit to Nigeria from October 22 - 24!



Here's another nice gallery from the gala dinner yesterday evening:


** dpp: Queen Beatrix offers State Banquet to Italian President Napolitano **



Today, October 24, Queen Beatrix and President Giorgio Napolitano visited the European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC) in Noordwijk:


** gettyimages/zimbio gallery ** anp gallery **


And this evening a concert was given in honour of the President:



** ppe gallery ** anp gallery ** belga **


** dpp gallery: Dutch Royals attend concert offered by Italian President Napolitano **
 
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State Banquet pics from "Quirinale.it" Pic 1 ** Pic 2 ** Pic 3 ** Pic 4

President Napolitano meets Prime Minister Rutte. Pics from "Quirinale.it" Pic 1 ** Pic 2 ** Pic 3 ** Pic 4

Queen Beatrix and President Napolitano visited ESTEC. Pics from "Quirinale.it" Pic 1 ** Pic 2 ** Pic 3 ** Pic 4 ** Pic 5

President Napolitano lays a wreath in front of a plaque in honor of 1940-1945 victims at the House of Representatives in the Hague.

Getty Images: Pic 1 ** Pic 2
 
Queen Beatrix at the farewell ceremony of the President of Italy, Giorgio Napolitano

PPE Agency

More pics from the concert Pic 1 ** Pic 2 ** Pic 3 ** Pic 4
 
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The man left is Dutch Astronaut André Kuypers,a doctor,who returned from space station ISS last July after he spend 6 months in the space station,the longest period ever for any European.He was Knighted by HM after his return and received in Audience at Huis ten Bosch Palace soon after.

So,the guy in blue is a far cry from thug Mike Tindall..;)...
 
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