On the final day of their state visit to Oman, Her Majesty Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands along with Their Royal Highnesses Prince Willem-Alexander of Oranje and Princess Maxima visited the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque in Muscat. Unfortunately, it seems that the Freedom Party (PVV) in the Netherlands are not exactly happy campers when they saw the images of Her Majesty in a headscarf (they became all pissy about it when she wore one the first time in Abu Dhabi). Click here to read more about the “row” from BBC News.
After touring the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque the royal trio visited various Dutch expats living in Oman. Soon, it was time to leave the gulf nation. Her Majesty along with her Dutch business delegation were “…seen off at the Royal Airport by Yusuf bin Alawi bin Abdallah, Minister Responsible for Foreign Affairs, Shaikh Abdulmalik bin Abdullah al Khalili, Minister of Tourism and His Highness Sayyid Mohammed bin Harib al Said.”
To view photos from the royal family’s last day in Oman please click the links below:
- VIDEO (in Dutch)
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- Gallery Two
- Gallery Three
Sources: NOS, Oman Observer and Oman Tribune