Archive | October 9, 2011

Blauw Bloed: Royal Video News

Here is your weekly royal video news wrap-up from the great Dutch program, Blauw Bloed.

In this week’s episode host Jeroen Snel reviews Princess Maxima at the Brazil Festival, the Dutch royal family at the opening of the new Raad van State building, Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands at the museum opening and much more.

 Click the video icon button where it says Drukke Dagen Voor Princes Maxima.

H.M. Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands News

On Saturday October 8, 2011, Her Majesty Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands was at the Grote Sint Laurenskerk in Alkmaar to attend the reveal the newly restored painting of Jacob Cornelisz van Oostsanen’s, The Last Judgement.

Known as the “Michelangelo of the North” van Oostsanen’s painting dates back to 1518 and is one of the largest in the Netherlands.  It took eight years to complete the restoration by various conservators.

Any way, the queen along with 700 guests were inside the church to witness this grand event and after pressing a button a large white cloth fell to the floor revealing the painting in all its glory.

To view photos from the event please click the links below:

Photo courtesy of: Alkmaar.nl