Dutch Queen cancels Oman royal visit as unrest continues

Queen Beatrix of The Netherlands was due to travel on Monday for a three-day visit to the Sultanate

By Shane McGinley

  • Thursday, 3 March 2011 2:38 PM
VISIT CANCELLED: Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands has cancelled her state visit to Oman due to the unrest there (Getty Images)

VISIT CANCELLED: Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands has cancelled her state visit to Oman due to the unrest there (Getty Images)

Queen Beatrix of The Netherlands has canceled a planned three-day royal visit to Oman as civil unrest continues in the Gulf state, it was confirmed late on Wednesday.

The ruling monarch in The Netherlands, Queen Beatrix was due to travel to Oman with Crown Prince Willem-Alexander and Princess Máxima on Monday for a three-day visit to the Sultanate.

The visit was part of a trade mission including Dutch companies and government officials and was designed to help increase bilateral trade between the two countries.

“Current developments demand a lot of attention and it is therefore better that the visit be made later,” the Dutch Government Information Service reported.

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