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Re: Garter Day & the King of the Netherlands
My guess is that if she could deicde herself bot King Albert II. and Grand Duke Henri had paidm StateVisits to the UK a long time ago. But it is the british Goverment whon decides who gets invited and it seems they have no Interest for State Visits from this 2 countries.
Exactly Pedro! And for all those who followed royal & glittering events through the years on the GREMB ... we all know that QEII paid a full-blown State Visit to Belgium when King Baudouin was still reigning as well as QEII paid a State Visit to Luxembourg from 8 - 12 November 1976.
Both visits resulted in many pics all of which were posted on the Boards over the years.
The relationship between Belgium and the UK is a special one ever since 'uncle Leopold' left his niece Victoria in the UK and became King of the Belgians! Later on the Luxembourg GD family has also become rather close to the Windsors, starting with the late Grand Duke Jean and then all those royal/princely/grand ducal Sandhurst students!
So I am also very puzzled by the way QEII ignores the importance of these two trusted and loyal allies