On October 5, 2011, Her Majesty Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands, H.R.H. Prince Willem-Alexander of Oranje, and H.R.H. Princess Maxima of the Netherlands attended the inauguration of the newly renovated Raad van State (Council of State) building in Den Haag.
Per a press release about the Raad van State and Her Majesty Queen Beatrix:
In the spring of 2005 saw the RGD with the construction and renovation of the buildings of the Council of State. Reason was the increased number of members and staff of the Council and the need for major maintenance and improvement of safety within the buildings. The new accommodation now offers an integrated, modern working environment. The design and redesign of Merkx + Girod come from Amsterdam.
The Council of State is an independent adviser to the government and parliament on legislation and administration and general management is the highest court in the Netherlands.
The Queen is chairman of the Council of State. The Prince of Orange and Princess Máxima both have a seat on the Council of State.