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Old 11-04-2007, 12:15 PM
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Prince Claus (1926-2002)

I don´t think we have a thread here dedicated to Prince Claus, the late husband of Queen Beatrix, so I created one.

Today I heard on Radio 4 that the Sahel opera that Prince Claus was so passionate about, was performed in Paris and they made a recording of it. It will probably be for sale in a few months.
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Old 06-30-2008, 06:00 AM
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Author Ton Biesemaat has received a letter from the RVD in which it was stated that prince Claus was not gay. Last week Mr. Biesemaat has been writing on several internetsites that prince Claus was gay. He based his assumptions on the fact that the former lawyer of the RF, Mr. Salomonson, was gay.

Ton Biesemaat is known to be a bit generous with the truth, previously he was involved with Edwin de Roy van Zuydewijn (which ended in a big fight between the two) and he made claims about prince Bernhards so called stadholder-letter in WWII, in which Bernhard offered the Nazi's to act as a stadholder in the Netherlands. Again, no evidence whatsoever.

The short letter to Biesemaat said that the prince was not gay and that the RF was displeased with Biesemaats comments.

Source: zijonline, look here.
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I heard that Prince Claus was not like before he married the queen when she was the crown princess being he was German.But as the years went by the people began to like the prince and he became loved by the Dutch people.
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Yes. I've heard exactly the same than you. And I think he was a wonderful man and that his marriage to Queen Beatrix was happy in a whole.

Of course, he had his defaults, since nobody is perfect in this world and he was somewhat criticized before and after his marriage. But I like him.

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Old 07-29-2008, 06:56 AM
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I heard that Prince Claus was not like before he married the queen when she was the crown princess being he was German.But as the years went by the people began to like the prince and he became loved by the Dutch people.
It was thought a wrong choice of spouse in circles of the former resistance and concentrationcamp survivors.Most dutch didn´t object all that much if at all,as joy was omnipotent really.I recall we got a day off from school on their engagement,and later on their wedding day,we certainly didn´t object....

Both Beatrix and Claus stated they were aware of this,but let love prevail.Due to his diplomacy and charm,Claus rapidly won the hearts of the Dutch,and that grew into genuine deep respect for this exceptional man.
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How nice you dedicated a thread to prince Claus, I really admired him. He has been of great importance for the Dutch royal family, He was such an honest warm man. He had such high values (how different was prince Bernard). I am pleased he was involved so much in the upbringing of his children, one of them being our future king.
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Old 09-07-2008, 07:13 AM
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Prince Claus would have been 82 years yesterday, if he would have lived. Royalblog has a nice article in Dutch and some pictures about it, look here.
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Today it is 6 years to the day Prince Claus passes away,october 6th 2002.

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Today it is 6 years to the day Prince Claus passes away,october 6th 2002.

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HRH Prince Claus would have become 83 today,september 6th.

He passed away 7 years ago on october 6th and is still deeply missed.

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Seven years, time flies

A few weeks ago I found a lovely video about Prince Claus on YouTube. I thought it would be a nice idea to post it in honour to his birthday today:

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Old 10-20-2009, 07:21 AM
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On 6 December the late prince Claus will be honoured in a play inTheater Carré in Amsterdam. The prince will be played by Thom Hoffman, but all the other roles will be played by politicians, among them the vice prime minister & minister of Finance, Wouter Bos, and the mayor of Amsterdam, Job Cohen.

The play will be directed by John Leerdam, MP for the labour party.
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Wow what a beautiful video, Dierna23. Thank you for sharing it.
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He looked like he was such a wonderful man. And very handsome too!
I went to the Palace in The Hague to pay my respects when he had died.
When I see pictures of the Prince at the wedding of WA&M, I feel like hugging him. He was so ill already then.
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My God, what a wonderful video of a truely handsome and well loved family man. Tears running down my face watching. Thank you for finding and sharing with us Dierna23.
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The image in which you can see Prince Claus passing his arm around the shoulder of one of his sons touched me deeply. He seemed to be a very sensitive man.

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The image in which you can see Prince Claus passing his arm around the shoulder of one of his sons touched me deeply. He seemed to be a very sensitive man.

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He was.

http://www.angelfire.com/realm/beatrix1966/claus.html

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I just found this video today of Prince Clause thanking Queen Beatrix during a speech. I thought it was very sweet.

NOS Nieuws - Prins Claus bedankt zijn vrouw Beatrix
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I just found this video today of Prince Claus thanking Queen Beatrix during a speech. Its in english, I thought it was very sweet.

NOS Nieuws - Prins Claus bedankt zijn vrouw Beatrix
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