Global Politics

Dutch Queen Beatrix Sparks Controversy Over Headscarf

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An official Omani delegation escorts Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands (L) as she visits the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque in the Omani capital Muscat on January 12, 2012. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED MAHJOUB (Photo credit should read MOHAMMED MAHJOUB/AFP/Getty Images)

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For the Geo Quiz we are looking for one of the cities in the Arab world where Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands paid a visit and got into trouble because of what she was wearing.

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The 73-year-old Dutch queen visited a number of Arab cities this week along with this city, which is the capital of the ancient Kingdom of Oman.

Much of the city dates from the kingdom's medieval hey day when it was the center of a trading empire that spread across the Indian Ocean.

Queen Beatrix is a stylish dresser, but one of her accessories that she chose today for her visit to the city's grand mosque sparked a controversy back home.

Muscat, the capital of Oman is the answer to the Geo Quiz. This is where Queen Beatrix wore a headscarf on her visit there sparking a political controversy in the Netherlands.

Anchor Marco Werman talks to Klaas den Tek, a political editor with Radio Netherlands.