Photo gallery: Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands visits the Istana

Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands began her first official trip to Singapore with a visit to the Istana to meet President Tony Tan and Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.

Wearing a patterned blue skirt and blouse with matching hat, the 74-year-old monarch strolled past white-uniformed guards during a welcome ceremony at the President’s official residence yesterday morning.