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Dutch Queen Beatrix visits Berlin

The Local · 12 Apr 2011, 08:31

Published: 12 Apr 2011 08:31 GMT+02:00

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The President was set to welcome the 73-year-old monarch at Bellevue Palace at 11 am with military honours.

Ahead of her arrival, Wulff underscored the connection between the two countries.

“Germany and the Netherlands are bound by much more than a common border – namely the best of neighbourship and friendship,” he said.

After meeting with Wulff, the Queen will discuss business partnerships between the two countries with Chancellor Merkel.

Later in the evening, a state banquet with some 150 guests will be held at Bellevue Palace in honour of the Queen, whose motto for the visit is “The New Germany.”

She will be accompanied by Crown Prince Willem-Alexander and his wife Máxima.

On Wednesday, Queen Beatrix and President Wulff will lunch with German youths born in 1990, the year of Germany’s reunification.

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The Queen and her family will then travel on to the states of Saxony and North Rhine-Westphalia on Thursday.


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Your comments about this article

09:49 April 12, 2011 by Gilly58
Wow! Riveting stuff...we are so amused!
10:52 April 12, 2011 by wenddiver
The ladies hat can be used as a spare tire if their automobile runs over a nail.
14:25 April 12, 2011 by whpmgr
She looks great for her age. Neighborship? Wow, in this world where germans travel over every inch of America and teh UK, you'd think they had a better editor....hey, but who am I? I can even type The and Some right most of the time....(teh and soem)
14:50 April 12, 2011 by tallady
Dutch Queen, who cares?
15:51 April 12, 2011 by whpmgr
Why, teh great Dutch People (dank u Well, and of course, Shell Oil Company.....
19:05 April 12, 2011 by jmclewis
This is so lame that is what makes it funny she will take the corner seat at the Mc Donald's in Berlin, and send a waiter, "What there is no waiter in this restaurant " Oh my god what to do where is my man servant bell?"
22:52 April 12, 2011 by munchingmuschiinmünchen
what an ugly queen!
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