Queen Maxima has landed at San Francisco airport on a working visit to the United States. In fact, King Willem Alexander was also going to California and Texas, but due to pneumonia, he was not allowed to fly. So he canceled the trip on Thursday on medical advice.
The Government Information Service has stated that taking a flight by plane can impede full recovery from pneumonia. The trip continues until September 9.
On Monday (local time), the Queen will meet the mayor of San Francisco. She then visits The Castro with people committed to equal rights for LGBT people and gives a speech in the evening during a network reception at San Francisco City Hall.
The Queen is going to the United States with a number of ministers. Schreinmacher Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, Kuipers Minister for Health, Welfare and Sports, Minister for Education, Culture and Science Dijkgraf, Minister for Economic Affairs, Communications and Sustainable Development of Aruba, Minister for Public Health and Tourism of Aruba Oduber and Secretary of State Heijinen for Infrastructure and Water Management are in full swing.
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