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Queen Elizabeth II lodges Dutch King and Queen in the palace



The Dutch King and the Dutch Queen started a state visit to the UK on Tuesday, which will include full ceremonial honors and a gala banquet.

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands were seen by Queen Elizabeth II on Tuesday morning. In the Royal Pavilion at Horse Guards in central London on a busy autumn day

The King kissed Elizabeth on both cheeks and clasped her hands when they met. Maxima did the same when she greeted Elizabeth.

British Prime Minister Theresa May and several senior ministers also attended the welcome ceremony.

Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, escorted the Dutch members of the Dutch embassy on the parade ground and participated in the horse-carriage procession to Buckingham Palace.

The Queen plans to host a dinner for her guests at Buckingham Palace on Tuesday evening.

It is not clear if she will be with her husband, Prince Philip, 97, who has largely retired from public life.

It is the third time that the Queen has received the Dutch royal family for a state visit. The last one was in 1

982.


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