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Old 08-17-2013, 04:08 AM
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I saw the heartbreaking funerals of Prince Friso on NOS yesterday at 6 pm. I was very impressed by the Speech of Minister Carel van der Linden (thanks to Lucien). Could someone provide the text in Dutch , I presume it is printed in your newspapers of to-day.
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Old 08-17-2013, 04:09 AM
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Also, all Christians believe that the death is the entrance into eternal life. So, in the midst of sorrow, there is typically a spiritual sense of joy at knowing the person has entered the Kingdom of God. That's why "feast days" are usually celebrated on the day the person died, not the day they were born. White represents the Resurrection of Christ. Children - depending on their age - either mourn with the family or are encouraged to think of this is their living parent's "birthday" in heaven. As for wearing white when meeting the Pope, I believe the rule is if you are a reigning Catholic monarch, you have the privilege.
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Old 08-17-2013, 04:46 AM
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What on earth do you mean??HM was perfectly dressed for the occasion,and then what!?All were!It was not a fashion show remember!Who cares!Really,this is not the time nor the place to discuss fashion
Thank you dear Lucien for this reply after a rather unsensitive remark! There is a time and a place for everything!! I keep the people of the Netherlands in my thoughts!
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Old 08-17-2013, 05:24 AM
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that is for the family of Florian Moosbrugger to bear, as it was he who survived the accident because he wore a safety airbag.
No, i'm sorry, but no... just because he survived doesn't mean his family should feel guilty... and the fact that the royal family already returned for a wintervacation to Lech, imo means that they feel the same way

The Moosbrugger family is in no way to blame for the terrible accident of last year...
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Old 08-17-2013, 05:49 AM
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Queen Fabiola of Belgium had a white dress on her husbands funeral. It was as a symbol of hope and of faith in redemption. She chose to be happy and hopeful instead of mourning. This is now a trend that is more and more coming up.
As for kids, as a catholic living in a catholic country, I see both. At my grandpa's and uncles funerals being a kid I've always worn black, but some choose for dressing kids in white at funerals, black being a "sad colour".
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Old 08-17-2013, 06:10 AM
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mange tak Muhler as always, but if you have a chance to listen to Maaike Ouboter on youtube 'dat ik je mis' with English subtitles you will cry anyway. The singer based her song on having lost her parents, so that one can easily imagine why she was chosen to sing at Prince Friso's funeral.
Indeed, a very poignant song about what parents means to a child.
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Old 08-17-2013, 06:13 AM
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I just saw pictures from Queen Wilhelmina and Queen Juliana's funeral and all of the sisters wore white. So maybe it's tradition in th DRF for the children of the deceased to where white. In fact, for Queen Wilhelmina a large portion was done white. Even the horses were draped in white.
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Behind king Harald are Mabel's mother, sisters and niece. Here niece was a bridesmade at their wedding.
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Today, the Cemetery and Church in Lage Vuursche are open for Public.



Serene rust bij graf prins Friso - AD.nl
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Old 08-17-2013, 07:52 AM
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This is simply heart breaking. Looking at the pictures put me to tears. I really feel for the whole family.
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Today, the Cemetery and Church in Lage Vuursche are open for Public.



Serene rust bij graf prins Friso - AD.nl
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Publiek bezoekt graf prins Friso - foto 2 van 14 - AD.nl
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Prince Friso was also the godfather of Eloise (Prince Constantijn's oldest daughter) and Princess Alexia (King W-A second daughter). Even if they are only 11 and 8 years old, I think it's going to be pretty hard on them...
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Old 08-17-2013, 11:04 AM
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Prince Friso was also the godfather of Eloise (Prince Constantijn's oldest daughter) and Princess Amalia (King W-A second daughter). Even if they are only 11 and 8 years old, I think it's going to be pretty hard on them...
Princess Alexia is King WA and Maxima's second daughter.
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Anyone whose discussion is what whom wore, is talking nonsense. It was a serious and heart rending scene. It is so unimportant what color or what outfit. God Bless them all and help them to heal.
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I see nothing wrong with what Maxima was wearing for her brother-in-law's funeral. It looked more appropriate than the dish Mabel was wearing on her head. I've never seen children wear white to funerals, either. In fact, the only time I saw a girl child wear white was when the Luxembourg family had an audience with Pope John Paul II. Princess Alexandria(?) was the only one wearing white. Her mother and grandmother were wearing black, and all the males had black suits on. I guess it's a matter of opinion.

You are talking about a widow. The hat was not what I would wear, but I don't wear hats. Calling it a "dish" is nitpicking.

It was a funeral. People should concentrate on the family's grief and not on fashion.
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Old 08-17-2013, 12:16 PM
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What people choose to wear at a funeral of a friend or family member doesn't matter. They're in mourning. Mabel lost a husband, Max and Laurentien lost a brother in law, WA & Constantine lost a brother and Bea lost a son. The last thing they care about is how they look.
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No, i'm sorry, but no... just because he survived doesn't mean his family should feel guilty... and the fact that the royal family already returned for a wintervacation to Lech, imo means that they feel the same way

The Moosbrugger family is in no way to blame for the terrible accident of last year...
I agree 100%. I have also read that he urged Friso use the anti-avalanche safety device but Friso refused.

Moosbruggers bear not even the slightest bit of responsibility for this tragedy but that probably hasn't stopped them from feeling guilty all the same...it's human.
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Were any of Beatrix's sisters/nieces/nephews present at the funeral?
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Were any of Beatrix's sisters/nieces/nephews present at the funeral?
Yes I believe most if not all. I certainly saw all of Princess Margriet's children and spouses, Princess Irene's daughter Margarita and her husband and Giuliana Guillermo.
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Begrafenis prins Friso begonnen - NOS Nieuws

At about 1'12 you can see Beatrix' sisters walking together, and Margriet arm-in-arm with her husband Pieter van Vollenhoven.
A few paces behind them are (among others) their children and their respective spouses; all nieces and nephes can be seen walking to the church (grandchildren of Beatrix' sisters are not visible in the video, I don't know if they were there or not)
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