Saturday, April 28

It's Not Every Day You Get to See The Queen!

Her Majesty Queen Beatrix, reigning Monarch of The Netherlands,
photographed at the International School of The Hague, Saturday 21 April 2007.
Official Opening Celebration for the school's brand new campus.

RARE

40 comments:

  1. She's beautiful - what a smile! I love the yellow in the bottom corner - what an image! Well done.

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  2. She looks very radiant and full of spirit. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. How cool! Glad you had the opportunity to see her.

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  4. What a beautiful photo!
    My photos up too so please stop by

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  5. how cool is that? very nice photo of her!

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  6. Exactly, but sometimes she comes to Brussels to see our royal family and Princess Maxima is a very good friend of Princess Mathilde. Beatrix has a lot of phantasy for her hats, lol she and Camilla really fit together ! I mean hatwise !
    We still have wonderful weather and for today they announced 27° ! unbelievable. My son lives (together with his dutch "wife") and works in Amsterdam there it's nice too.

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  7. She is truly beautiful and looks very genuine. Happy weekend.

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  8. What a wonderful experience! Good for you...
    ~~~Blessings~~~

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  9. The Dutch royal house is so "unroyal." Funny how it's such an old, old house and line, but so unpretentious.

    My sister was named after a previous Dutch queen, Wilhelmina.

    Great photo!

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  10. Definitely not an ordinary day!

    Do you work at the international school? I'm currently teaching in Malaysia and love meeting fellow international school teachers :)

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  11. Beautiful photo and great opportunity.

    Happy Weekend!

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  12. Lovely picture, and taken only a week ago!

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  13. She looks like a very friendly and happy person. A royal take on the theme, very good!!!
    happy saturday :)

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  14. I am so glad you visited my blog. Would you believe this is the first time I have seen your queen :) Our king changes every five years. It is a lovely shot.

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  15. So...how close were you to the Queen? Seems you had to be pretty close to take that photo -- unless your camera has huge telephoto lens! ;b

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  16. She is definitely prettier than Queen Elizabeth II. God save the Queens!

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  17. wow! its a honor to see her majesty glad you had given a chance.

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  18. Wow, a queen! Really rare for me as I live in the US!

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  19. Yes, seeing a reigning monarch is rare! Lovely photo! :)

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  20. And OH MY GOSH I LOVE her hat! She is such a beautiful lady!!! WOW!

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  21. WOW - I love it!! That's a great photo and a lovely bright smile too.

    Thanks for sharing this!

    Happy Saturday!

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  22. Great photo!! What a cool experience that you got to see her.

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  23. I would say that that is rare. Great photo!

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  24. Jax said....I am sister of desert song bird and lived in the Netherlands for 11 years. I agree with her that the Royal House of Orange is very unpretentious and very approachable in its dealings with us common folks. In addition, the family is wealthier with more assets that the other royal family.

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  25. She's a beautiful lady, and the photo captures it well. Thanks for stopping by my blog today.

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  26. Perfect shot... what an honor!

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  27. I saw Queen Elizabeth in 1974 (I was 10,) in Chatham, New Brunswick, Canada. Yep - a rare occurence.

    I was about 20 metres from her, tho and no camera.

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  28. The Queen looks so royal and beautiful....Thanks for sharing and visiting my blog today.
    Baba

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  29. What a lovely lady!
    What a rare opportunity!

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  30. hey that is a cool site! And yes very true, she looks beautiful and young! thanks for visiting.

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  31. She's very beautiful, and doesn't look at all stuffy. That must have been very exciting for you! Happy hunting :)

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  32. I guess that is rare! Beautiful picture!

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  33. Not only rare but a beautiful picture to boot. A well deserved "wow" for this one.

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  34. Wonferul pic for the week!


    Hope you stop by and check out the Scavenger Hunt over at Amys Random Thoughts!

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  35. She's a cutie--reminds me of a grown up Shirley Temple or something.

    Very fun for you, I've never seen anyone royal.

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  36. Wow! Meet the Queen! This is rare! Great shot.

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  37. I can't say I've ever see a queen up close!

    Thanks for stopping by mine :)

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  38. Wow, lucky you! She is a lovely queen and I hear that she is a great person, too!

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