It was fitting that I received this card from Ellen from outside of The Hague today as it was Queens Day in The Netherlands. This portrait of Queen Beatrix was done for her 70th birthday in 2007. Her actual birthday is January 31, however it is celebrated on her mothers, Juliana's birthday as the weather lends itself better to the many outdoor activities that take place. Ellen writes that many people wear orange this day. She also suggests that I check Wikipedia for more info - my favourite resource - how did she know! Which of course I have and this is what more I found out. This is a really neat portrait and a nice addition to my growing collection of my cards featuring Dutch Royalty. One of the stamps also features Queen Beatrix.