Last October it became known that the Dutch Queen is planning a state visit to the Grand Duchy, today the cour has released the exact dates. Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands will pay a visit to Luxembourg between March 20th and 22nd, the exact programme has not been revealed yet.
It will probably be a walk down the memory lane for the Queen as for the very first state visit in her new position she went to? You guessed it, Luxembourg! Together with her late husband Prince Claus she visited the Grand Duchy in 1981. Apart from King Albert of the Belgians, Queen Beatrix was the only foreign head of state present for the enthronement of Grand Duke Henri, the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg form the famous Benelux states.