Apparently today was a slow news day in the Netherlands. That, and Queen Beatrix turns 75 at the end of the month. Result: A summary of a web log post I made in 2010, and the accompanying photo of me shaking hands with the Queen on print in 600 000+ copies. 😎 Because of the […]
Well, today was the day: Off to Oslo to meet the Queen! 🙂First I had to spend some time suiting up. The instructions which came with the invitation stated ‘dark suit’ so that’s what I put on. After contemplating wearing a Shinobi shōzoku, I decided to play it safe and put on the dark-blue suit
Today Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands arrived in Oslo for an official state visit. According to the statement of the Norwegian Royal House she would be arriving by sea, on board of the HNLMS Tromp (F803). Well… she did travel the last kilometre or so on board, but first she travelled from the Netherlands to
An invitation to meet Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands in person during her state visit to Norway next month! Now that is quite a surprise! 😎 Problem is, the invitation states: dark suit… Those of you who know me a bit know that suits are not my usual wear. Actually, the people who have seen
On March 20th, at 05:50 local time, princess Juliana (the mother of Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands) has passed away, 94 years of age. More information: RVD & the Wikipedia.