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Re: Dutch King & King of Spain attending opening of exhibit Rijksmuseum
It is indeed.
Also receiving the King at his private residence is a mark of a close bond.
The Royal Palace in Amsterdam is mainly used for state events
The Noordeinde Palace in The Hague is the office so receiving guests there in formal and business-like.
Huis ten Bosch is the private residence so that is receiving someone at home.
The generation of Felipe and WA seems to be quite close. I remember Queen Margrethe saying that the generation of Frederik see each other much more than she and her contemporaries did/do.
Thanks. And, furthermore, I read in the Spanish press that WA wanted to show Felipe his new home. A good reason to visit The Hague.
Not really. The two palaces in The Hague are in use but the Amsterdam Palace is most often just a museum and only gets used as a Royal residence for a limited amount of events.
the distance between The Hague and Amsterdam is not that long making it an easy commute and it did not require the court to make any additional arrangements to have the lunch in Amsterdam.
The palaces in the residence are easier to safeguard than the one in the capital.