Monday, 30 April 2012

Our World Tuesday, Dutch Traditions, Queen's Day


Today the Queen celebrates her birthday, although her real birthday is on 31st January. She had chosen this day, because it was her mother's birthday and 31st January is not a day fit for outdoor activities. Queen Beatrix always visits two towns on Queen's Day. Today was a very special day, as the Royal Family was not complete. The Queen's second son is in a hospital in London due to the serious ski accident he was involved in at the beginning of this year.
She is an admirable lady, for she joined the festivities as ever and spoke with many people. In the end she thanked everybody saying that she was grateful for the day, but that it was sad that some members of her family couldn't be here.
Here in my village we had a market, but I stayed at home watching the TV. I had a friend visiting. She brought delicious cakes with orange coloured icing on top, so we had a nice cup of coffee.


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Sorry for the poor quality of the photos


13 comments:

Dianne said...

Your Queen is very courageous Wil it must be a very stressful time for the family but she has carried on with her royal duties. Your coffee and cake sounds delish!

George said...

Queen Beatrix is indeed a courageous, gracious woman. I hope Queens Day was a happy day (as happy as it can be under the circumstances) for her and the entire country.

Roger Owen Green said...

orange icing - yum!
it'd be interesting if the US had royalty.

Sylvia K said...

A courageous lady indeed, Wil! I, too, hope that Queen's Day was a happy one for your country -- and for Queen Beatrix as well, in spite of the unhappy circumstances! And I hope your week is off to a great start!!

Sylvia

Gary said...

Wow that cake looks good!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Birgitta - FOTO grafi said...

Interesting day for celebrating in Sweden and Holland :)
Your Queen is a Godmother to our Crown Princess too :)
Have a great week- salut!

aka Penelope said...

Oh, I am sorry to hear about the Queen’s son being in an accident and wish him the best. That cake looks delicious … it is always nice to celebrate such special events that give root to who people are as a nation.

LifeRamblings said...

Happy Queen's Day. i wish the Queen' son the best speedy recovery. the cake looks sinfully delicious.

Valerie said...

Thanks for sharing the celebrations of Queen Beatrix's birthday.

Snap said...

How lovely! Happy birthday to the lovely and courageous Queen!

Emille said...

Always love to see Queen Beatrix and her family! Thanks for sharing these! And that looks delicious -Een Tom Poes?

Ann said...

you get a slice of her birthday cake? LOl,

The poor boy, still no sign or recovery?

one 18 year old boy here fell off his long skate board and died. I felt worry for my son though he said he would go to steep slopes.

Vicki Lane said...

I've always admired Queen Beatrix.