Happy Sunday everyone! 🙂 Here is this week’s edition of the Dutch royal news program, Blauw Bloed.
In this episode the series focuses on the recent Dutch state visit to Germany.
Please click the link where it says Staatsbezoek Duitsland
The Dutch television network, NOS.nl, has just released the half hour video documentary entitled De Koningin in Duitsland (The Queen in Germany) about the recent state Dutch visit to, where else, Germany. The program covers everything from the regal gala dinner in Berlin to Dresden and much more.
Please click the link to watch: Video
Photo courtesy of: Zimbio.com by Pool/Getty Images Europe
Late this afternoon in Berlin, Germany, Her Majesty Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands along with T.R.H.s Crown Prince Willem-Alexander and Crown Princess Maxima of the Netherlands, attended a “…circus workshop for children…” (Daylife)
The royal trio along with Bettina Wulff, wife of the German President, seemed to enjoy the day as they watched the myriad of performers doing their super cool circus stuff (I don’t know how to describe it, sorry.) 🙂 Anyway, prior to the circus event the royal trio had a chance to visit the Brandenburg Gate, then take a lovely boat tour along the river Spree with the mayor of Berlin, Klaus Wowereit. Finally, it was lunch time!
All in all it seems to have been a great day for all! 🙂
Later on this evening Her Majesty Queen Beatrix and the Crown Princely couple will attend a classical music concert. Photos can be viewed here.
To watch a video clip from today’s event please click the link here.
Photo courtesy of: Day Life by Reuters Gero Breloer/Pool
Source: Het Koninklijk Huis
On April 12, 2011, Her Majesty Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands along with T.R.H.s Crown Prince Willem-Alexander and Crown Princess Maxima of the Netherlands began a four-day state visit to Germany this afternoon.
The royal trio were warmly greeted by the President of Germany, Christian Wulff, at Bellevue Palace in Berlin, Germany. After a quick meeting as well as lunch with the President, Her Majesty Queen Beatrix spoke with the German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, about “…the bilateral relationship and discuss cross-border cooperation.” (RP.de) Next on the agenda were discussions with representatives from various Dutch and German corporations and the economy.
Soon, it was off to visit the Neue Wache War Memorial where Her Majesty Queen Beatrix “… laid down a wreath…” in remembrance of all those who were “… victims of war and tyranny.” (Daylife)
And, finally this evening there was a lovely gala dinner at the Bellevue Palace. Click to see the photos here.
The state visit to Germany will continue for the next few days whereupon the royal trio will have a chance to visit Dresden and Düsseldorf.
To watch a video of their Dutch royals arrival, with commentary from Royalty Magazine, please click the link here.
Another video of their arrival, activities, and gala dinner: Video
Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Willem-Alexander and Crown Princess Maxima of the Netherlands are currently in Vietnam for an official visit. The couple’s schedule is a hectic yet interesting one. The purpose of the visit, according to the official website for the Dutch royal house:
The visit is aimed at strengthening relations between the two countries, with emphasis on economic cooperation. Vietnam is an emerging market in a dynamic region, where opportunities for the Netherlands. In the trade mission are the water, delta technology, agro technology, maritime, oil and gas and transportation and logistics center.
Their first stop will be Hanoi where they will meet with various business men, local dignitaries, and of course the President of Vietnam, Nguyen Minh Triet. Discussions will be about economics, agriculture, and much more. Then the couple will travel to Ho Chi Minh City. The visit will end on March 31, 2011.
To watch a video of Crown Prince Willem-Alexander and Crown Princess Maxima’s arrival please click the link: News clip
For more information about the visit to Vietnam and to see photos as well as to read the speech by H.R.H. Crown Prince Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands please click the link: Het Koninklijk Huis
Source and Photo courtesy of: Het Koninklijk Huis by ANP Photo: Robin Utrecht.