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Queen Beatrix 75th birthday party
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Queen Beatrix 75th birthday party

All pictures and copyright: Josée Z. On 31 January Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands celebrated her 75th birthday, in private. On Friday 1 February she held a private party for family members, staff and former members of staff at the Beatrix Theater in Utrecht, The Netherlands. The guests saw a ballet performance by Introdans and […]

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Queen Beatrix to Abdicate
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Queen Beatrix to Abdicate

Although I knew one day it would happen, it still came as quite a surprise. On Monday 28 January Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands announced that she is to abdicate on 30 April 2013. Just after 5pm I received the message that the Queen would hold a speech on television and that more information about […]

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Prinsjesdag in the Netherlands 1999
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Prinsjesdag in the Netherlands 1999

The Hague, 21 September 1999 Prinsjesdag (Princes’s Day) is a centuries-old tradition and the only tradition with pomp and circumstance left in the Netherlands. Since 1904 it is held in the Ridderzaal (Hall of Knights) in The Hague. Since a long time the day is on the third Tuesday of September. It marks the beginning […]

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Queen Beatrix takes oath of her new ministers twice
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Queen Beatrix takes oath of her new ministers twice

I am not really interested in politics, but if you follow royals, it is something you sometimes come across. In the past months there was lots of fuzz in political Netherlands about several royal themes. One of the things that was discussed intensively, was whether the taking of the oath by ministers of the new […]

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