Royal tour of Dutch Caribbean begins in Aruba

POSTED: 09/22/11 2:08 PM

ORANJESTAD – A manifestation of the Linear Park, a visit to Parke Arikok and the district Juwana Morto are three of the major scheduled events on the program for the two day visit of Her Majesty Queen Beatrix, Crown Prince Willem-Alexander and Princess Maxima. The royal trio will arrive at 10:00 a.m. on October 28 and will stay until the end of the day on October 29.

Aruba is the first stop on a tour that will take the royals to all of the islands. The royal family will be welcomed by a delegation led by the Governor Fredis Refunjol. After a brief welcoming ceremony the Queen will meet the Governor, the Council of Ministers and Members of Parliament. At 3:00 p.m. the public is welcome in Linear Park where the Queen and her delegation will be able to see a display of Aruba’s cultural diversity.

Representatives of civil society will also meet the Queen during a private reception on the evening of the 28th, which is being hosted by the Governor.
Day two of the royal visit begins at Arikok Park, where the Royals will be given information on Aruba’s history, geology and biodiversity. The Royals will then proceed to Juwana Morto in San Nicolas to view houses that were improved under the Bo Bario project. In the afternoon the queen and princess will visit the Women in Difficulties Foundation, while the crown prince speaks at the Renaissance Convention Centre.

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