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Old 10-11-2005, 04:32 PM
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Thanks SpiffyBallerina - I just love watching old videos of the Dutch RF and this one is great because I can actually understand what is being said (an added bonus).

I didn't expect the BBC interviewer to be so direct in his questions re. Claus's involvement with the Hitler Youth, but Claus handled himself very well, and he was also very smooth in deflecting the question regarding had he ever been in love before?

Beatrix talked of having to rush the official announcement of the engagement due to the publication of some pictures - what pictures were these?
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Old 10-11-2005, 05:17 PM
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Have you ever seen those fuzzy pictures of Claus and Beatrix in a garden? You can barely tell it's them, but those were the pictures that some photographers got while hiding in a bush in some palace garden. Since Beatrix lost so much weight, there was already speculation that the reason was a man, so photographers were determined to find out who the lucky man was - then came the picture and the identification of Claus. The rest is history as they say!
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Old 10-11-2005, 05:28 PM
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Gosh, it sounds like the paparazzi were out in full force even back in the 60s.

Thanks for explaining about the picture - I just saw it for the first time on the same site with the BBC video (http://www.vpro.nl/javascript/beeldv....shtml?3448029). I thought it was an official picture, because Claus had his suit & tie on - but I guess that's what royalty wore to go courting in the 1960s:)
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Old 10-12-2005, 05:32 AM
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After the picture was taken the media was usy identifying the man, which took them days. I think for their engagement they received (among other things) bushes which were to be planted near the gate, so photographers would have no chance anymore, which I thought was rather funny. When the media finally identified the man all hell broke loose of course.

The same happened with Maxima. After pictures of WA and Maxima were published the media was looking for her. The biggest newspaper placed a picture on the frontpage, claiming it to be Maxima cycling on Texel (an island) with the prince and some friends, but it was just the wife of one of the friends of WA. They first identified her as Maxima Zimmerman, which caused some eyebrows to rise as many german Nazi's fled to Argentina after WWII, so people were thinking 'not again'. But in the end the outcome wasn't much better (about the family history I mean, not about the lady in question who is wonderful).
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December 1976 The family on holiday in Lech, Austria. The solo picture of Claus is one of my favourite pictures of him.

(photos from Juliana Regina 1977)


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Old 01-28-2006, 06:59 PM
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December 1976 The family on holiday in Lech, Austria. The solo picture of Claus is one of my favourite pictures of him.

(photos from Juliana Regina 1977)


The first picture is really good!
The Queen and the Prince were very happy, we can see it by the photos of them!
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Old 01-28-2006, 07:17 PM
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Very nice pictures, never sen them before either. Claus looks rather artistic, with that hat & coat :)
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Very nice pictures, never sen them before either. Claus looks rather artistic, with that hat & coat :)
Yeah, he does look like an artist in that hat & coat. I know Beatrix has quite a bit of artistic talent. Did Claus have any talents in that area?
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Old 01-30-2006, 09:30 PM
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I believe his talents were mostly appreciative...
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Old 01-30-2006, 10:14 PM
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I believe his talents were mostly appreciative...
Oh well, I guess that is a talent too. Not everyone's ego can allow them to stand back & support others in their talents!

Was he into photography?? (I can't remember - I've been looking at so many older pics of the RF lately, that I'm getting confused. I know Bernhard was very into photography and I think Prof. Mr. Pieter likes to take pictures too.)
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Yes, he was actually. Especially in the early days of his marriage, when his sons were still small.
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I love to see them both together.
They looked so happy, especially during the 60s. Very much in love.

http://s2.supload.com/free/amstedam66.jpg/view/-----> prewedding '66

http://s2.supload.com/free/looking-2...2349.bmp/view/
http://s2.supload.com/free/handspresents.jpg/view/ ---> checking out the wedding presents

http://s2.supload.com/free/smiling.jpg/view/---> shooting after the official engagement
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Nice pictures Princess Beatrix! I agree - I love the older pics too! Beatrix & Claus do seem happy and full of enthusiasm for life, and not afraid to show their affection for each other!
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Does anyone know: did they ever kiss each other in public?
never saw any picture of them. sadly.
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Old 03-06-2006, 05:56 PM
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Princess Beatrix, I don't know if I've ever seen a picture of the couple kissing! I'll keep looking. Maybe some of the Dutch posters can help us out.

In the meantime, I found another picture of Beatrix & Claus from their Lech holiday in Dec 1976. I love this picture!

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Princess Beatrix, I don't know if I've ever seen a picture of the couple kissing! I'll keep looking. Maybe some of the Dutch posters can help us out.

In the meantime, I found another picture of Beatrix & Claus from their Lech holiday in Dec 1976. I love this picture!
I never stumbled upon a picture of the two of them kissing, unfortunately, so I can't help you out on that one. In the meantime, we just have to stick to the wonderful picture you posted, Squidgy. I think I'm going to lock it up in my personal collection of great images of the DRF! Thanks for posting it! :)
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Old 03-06-2006, 07:23 PM
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I never stumbled upon a picture of the two of them kissing, unfortunately, so I can't help you out on that one. In the meantime, we just have to stick to the wonderful picture you posted, Squidgy. I think I'm going to lock it up in my personal collection of great images of the DRF! Thanks for posting it! :)
Glad you like the picture too Maxie! :) I never tire of looking at pictures of the couple, especially in the earlier days (before she became Queen) & life was a bit more carefree! If only they had had more time together ....:(
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Princess Beatrix, I don't know if I've ever seen a picture of the couple kissing! I'll keep looking. Maybe some of the Dutch posters can help us out.

In the meantime, I found another picture of Beatrix & Claus from their Lech holiday in Dec 1976. I love this picture!

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Great picture. Thanks for sharing it.
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A little kiss

That's the only kissing-picture I found


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That's the only kissing-picture I found


I can't see it!! :(
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