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Re: Queen Beatrix
« Reply #105 on: October 20, 2005, 09:20:47 AM »
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Re: Queen Beatrix
« Reply #106 on: October 21, 2005, 04:44:44 AM »
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Yes, and maybe a glimpse of the Imperial couple.


Tatia,these pictures of the State Visit are by all means much better than mine :P

TM The Emperor Akihito and The Empress Michiko with Queen Beatrix during the wreath laying ceremony at the National Monument,Dam Square,Amsterdam,
http://www.seegerpress-online.de/seegerpress-cgi/topixx?op=preview&ID=1075498519&str...

http://www.seegerpress-online.de/seegerpress-cgi/topixx?op=preview&ID=1075498549&str...


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Re: Queen Beatrix
« Reply #107 on: October 21, 2005, 05:52:25 AM »
Queen Beatrix always has been a keen sports woman,a "horsey-girl,sailing,skiying,tennis,swimming being among her favorite sports.

Ever since she was a young girl she participated in many concours hippique,along with her sister Princess Irene,grandmama Princess Armgard supporting them most of the time.There was a "strong competition between the two,Irene won more often than not.Same with skiying,both are excellent on the slopes,but again,it usually was Irene who either came down more elegant,or elegantly won any competition.
http://www.seegerpress-online.de/seegerpress-cgi/topixx?op=preview&ID=1074544436&str...

http://www.seegerpress-online.de/seegerpress-cgi/topixx?op=preview&ID=1074587447&str...

http://www.seegerpress-online.de/seegerpress-cgi/topixx?op=preview&ID=1070658054&str...

Since decades the RF moves to Lech am Arlberg,Austria for wintersports,and they are on the slopes daily.Sister Princess Margriet owns a chalet nearby,HM and the "boys"and their families mostly stay at Hotel Post,or the annex chalet,owned by the Mosbrugger family since generations,they have become part of the extended family and are among the RF's dearest friends.
http://www.seegerpress-online.de/seegerpress-cgi/topixx?op=preview&ID=1108211499&str...

HM with Alex,Máxima and Amalia last february,
http://www.seegerpress-online.de/seegerpress-cgi/topixx?op=preview&ID=1108211455&str...

Whenever possible,HM goes riding her horse at the beach near The Hague,between Scheveningen and Katwijk,often accompanied by one or two of her sons,so while you think you can have a quiet stroll along the waterline.........beware! ::)

Sailing is a passion to her,and since her 18th birthday,as she was presented with her own ship as a gift from the people,she sails "De Groene Draeck"(the Green Dragon)whenever possible,with her family and friends,not seldom other Crowned Heads and/or their family members.
http://www.seegerpress-online.de/seegerpress-cgi/topixx?op=preview&ID=1123232465&str...

http://www.koninklijkhuis.nl/content.jsp?objectid=4791

http://www.seegerpress-online.de/seegerpress-cgi/topixx?op=preview&ID=1123232460&str...

And a few months ago during Sail 2005 Amsterdam,entertaining her guests and serving soup...
http://www.seegerpress-online.de/seegerpress-cgi/topixx?op=preview&ID=1124703183&str...

help yourself....

http://www.seegerpress-online.de/seegerpress-cgi/topixx?op=preview&ID=1124703176&str...

taking a pic of her brother-in-law
http://www.seegerpress-online.de/seegerpress-cgi/topixx?op=preview&ID=1124703203&str...

Alexander as Admiral of the Sail 2005 event
http://www.seegerpress-online.de/seegerpress-cgi/topixx?op=preview&ID=1124703166&str...

Her sons are known to take the ship to sail and entertain their friends,most recently Frederik and Mary,and Haakon and Mette-Marit with little Ingrid Alexandra.

Summer holidays are spend in Italy,for the larger part,at the RF's estate in Tavernelle,Rocca di Dragoni,or Draekenstein,after her own private residence near Soestdijk,
http://www.seegerpress-online.de/seegerpress-cgi/topixx?op=preview&ID=1089376246&str...

http://www.seegerpress-online.de/seegerpress-cgi/topixx?op=preview&ID=1037879804&str...
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Re: Queen Beatrix
« Reply #108 on: October 24, 2005, 03:34:40 PM »
March 10 1966,the Wedding of Princess Beatrix and Prince Claus,Westerkerk,Amsterdam.

Courtesy:Ademar!

A wonderfull and informative site:

http://www.angelfire.com/realm/beatrix1966/wedding2.html

http://www.angelfire.com/realm/beatrix1966/newpictures2.html
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Re: Queen Beatrix
« Reply #109 on: October 24, 2005, 04:28:40 PM »
But before that date,there already had been several official events,banquets and balls galore

as there was the Government Banquet at Prince Willem the Silents last residence,The Prinsenhof,Delft,on the 5th of march 1966
http://www.angelfire.com/realm/beatrix1966/delft.html

march 8th,a Gala-Banquet hosted by Queen Juliana at the Hilton,Amsterdam,and a Ball at the Royal Palace;
http://www.angelfire.com/realm/beatrix1966/celebrations.html

http://www.angelfire.com/realm/beatrix1966/hilton.html

wednesday march 9th 1966,dinner and ball at the Amstel Hotel,Amsterdam
http://www.angelfire.com/realm/beatrix1966/amstel.html

many rare pictures,courtesy:Ademar!...ofcourse.. :)
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Re: Queen Beatrix
« Reply #110 on: October 24, 2005, 04:42:16 PM »
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Re: Queen Beatrix
« Reply #111 on: October 24, 2005, 04:56:11 PM »
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Re: Queen Beatrix
« Reply #112 on: October 28, 2005, 01:22:03 AM »
Another passion of HM is dance,modern dance,and she's a strong advocate of that Art.

Last night saw the opening of the 10th Holland Dance festival at the Lucent Dancetheater,The Hague.
Choreographer Jyri Kylian,a good friend of HM since long, surprised HM with a choreography"Chapeau", dedicated to her Silver Jubilee and with a strong link
to one of HM's other passions,hats!

He had 12 dancers performing while wearing copies of HM famous hats,on music by Prince ;D,and she was absolutely thrilled.As soon as I find the pics,I'll post them.
HM was accompanied by Princes Alexander and Friso and Princesses Máxima and Mabel.

I add a link,scroll to:laatste journaal at the right side,and see a part for yourself;

http://www.nos.nl
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Re: Queen Beatrix
« Reply #113 on: October 30, 2005, 12:47:51 AM »
The arrival of HM and TTRRHH Prince Alexander,Princess Máxima,Prince Friso and Princess Mabel at the theater.

Note;a mistake in the caption,again.Friso and Mabel are not styled HH but HRH.
http://www.royalpress.nl/20051027.html

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Re: Queen Beatrix
« Reply #114 on: October 30, 2005, 06:42:42 AM »
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Another passion of HM is dance,modern dance,and she's a strong advocate of that Art.

Does she dance herself too? Or does she just like to watch?
The only dance I can imagine her doing is the 'Kabouterdans' with her eldest grandchildren ;D

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Re: Queen Beatrix
« Reply #115 on: October 30, 2005, 08:09:37 AM »
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Does she dance herself too? Or does she just like to watch?
The only dance I can imagine her doing is the 'Kabouterdans' with her eldest grandchildren ;D

'Kabouterdans', sounds interesting!
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Re: Queen Beatrix
« Reply #116 on: October 30, 2005, 11:39:16 AM »
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Does she dance herself too? Or does she just like to watch?
The only dance I can imagine her doing is the 'Kabouterdans' with her eldest grandchildren ;D


Not modern dance Tatia,no,but she loves watching new choreographies.As to dancing herself,she loves it,waltz and tango,I'm sure Máxima showed her a thing or two in that department. ::)Allthough "dutch hips"usually don't move as sensual as latins :P
But then HM suffers from her knees hurting more times than not,had to be operated on already but as this is her Silver Jubilee Year,and so much is planned,she postponed the op not to disappoint anyone.The operation is now planned for early january,that will leave her with taking it easy on the slopes of Lech in February,no doubt.

HM is highly revered in the Art-world,or the world of the Arts,like I said before ,she's a strong advocate of the performing arts.An example of HM dancing was during an award ceremony at the Royal Palace Amsterdam in december last year,as the artist/singer took her hand and gided her onto the stage to dance with him,which she did.

The Kabouterdans,oh I believe HM does that sort of thing with her grandchildren,as she stated herself,she's happiest when:babysitting,she just loves it to have her grandchildren with her to look after.She takes them into her studio to make drawings and let them sculpture the clay she provides them with and sings with them,ao.
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Re: Queen Beatrix
« Reply #117 on: October 31, 2005, 01:00:41 PM »
Tomorrow the Russian president Putin will arrive in the Netherlands for a State visit. HM Queen Beatrix and the Guards of Honour will welcome him at the airport :D.
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Re: Queen Beatrix
« Reply #118 on: October 31, 2005, 09:01:03 PM »
HM and the Guards of Honour,looks more friendly,and is more appropiate Tatia,
we're not at war. :)

President Putin will arrive tuesday(today)afternoon at Schiphol International Airport and will be welcomed by HM The Queen,HRH The Prince of Orange and HRH Princess Máxima of the Netherlands.In the evening HM will host a State-Banquet at Noordeinde Palace,The Hague.

On the first day President and Mrs.Putin will lay a wreath at the National Monument at Dam Square,Amsterdam after which the President will have talks with captains of industry at the official residence of the Mayor of Amsterdam at the Herengracht.

A visit to the Tsar Peter house in Zaandam will conclude the first leg of the official day program.

Wednesday,nov 2nd,President Putin will meet the Chairs of the Senate(1e Kamer) and the House of Commons(2e Kamer)of the States General,after which he will have talks with dutch PM Mr.Balkenende,followed by a luncheon hosted by the Government at the Hall of Knights,
The Hague.A visit to the International Court of Justice in The Hague is on the program as well.

The State-Visit will be concluded on wednesday evening as the President will host a contra-act (contra-prestatie) at Noordeinde Palace,after which the President and Mrs.Putin will officially conclude their State Visit.

http://www.koninklijkhuis.nl/content.jsp?objectid=10496

HM The Queen and President Putin have already met on several occasions,in 2001 HM
payed a State Visit to Russia accompanied by the Prince of Orange.They do not really
need an interpretor,they both speak german fluently.
from the Kremlin website:

http://www.president.kremlin.ru/eng/events/details/2005/11/01_96432.shtml
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Re: Queen Beatrix
« Reply #119 on: November 01, 2005, 06:10:51 AM »
A quick question that I'm sure one of our Dutch members will be able to answer - how does HM sign her name? Beatrix R? Or just Beatrix? Anyone have a pic of her signature? Thanks!  :D
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