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German first lady opens flower show

by webdev

March 24, 2011

First lady Bettina Wulff of Germany celebrated the opening of the 62nd annual flower show in Keukenhof on Thursday with her husband, President Christian Wulff, as well as Dutch Crown Prince Willem-Alexander, according to The Independent. 

Ms. Wulff opened the ceremony by anointing a yellow and red tulip that was named in her honor with a sprinkling of champagne. While Wulff is known for a gray and neutral wardrobe, today she dressed in full pink colors to celebrate the spring flowers on display in the gardens, according to The Huffington Post.

She and a number of other public officials strolled through the gardens, gazing at different beautiful buds. The Wulffs also visited with Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands while in the area.

Thursday is the first official day of the Kheukenhof Gardens, which will be open to visitors until May 20. The theme is Germany: Land of Poets and Philosophers and the centerpiece of this year's celebrations is a 75-foot long replica of Berlin's Brandenburg Gate created entirely from fresh flowers.

The Independent reports that it is one of the most photographed spots in the world.


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