The Hague, Netherlands - Kingdom of
DUTCH QUEEN BEATRIX AND HER HUSBAND PRINCE CLAUS WAVE TO WELL WISHERS IN THE HAGUE.
Dutch Queen Beatrix (R) and her husband Prince Claus wave to well wishers from the balcony of her official working residence after presenting the Netherland's budget for 2000 in The Hague September 21. The Netherlands unveiled a budget for 2000 that aimed to take the nation's finances closer to balance while delivering steady growth, subdued inflation and new incentives to tempt people into work. jfl/Photo by Jerry Lampen REUTERS
Dutch mounted military honour guards guide their horses through thick smoke as part of general rehearsal for tomorrow's presentation of the Dutch State Budget at Scheveningen beach September 20. The horses are exposed to explosions, smoke boms and gun fire for an hour. Dutch Queen Beatrix will be escorted, by these honour guards, to Parliament in a Golden coach, to deliver the Dutch governmen's budgetary plans as opening of the Dutch parliamentry year.