The Royal Forums Coat of Arms

Go Back   The Royal Forums > Reigning Houses > Dutch Royals > Princess Beatrix

Join The Royal Forums Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
  #1  
Old 05-30-2007, 03:13 AM
Princess Robijn's Avatar
Super Moderator
Blog Editor
Picture of the Month Representative - Denmark
Royal Blogger
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: -, Netherlands
Posts: 2,557
Secrets of the Cabinet of the Queen Leaked; May 30, 2007

Today in the news (RTL 4) they told that confidential information, about among others State Visits from the Queen untill 2010, was put on the streets.
__________________

Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 05-30-2007, 05:27 AM
lucien's Avatar
Majesty
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Posts: 6,207
Quote:
Originally Posted by Princess Robijn
Today in the news (RTL 4) they told that confidential information, about among others State Visits from the Queen untill 2010, was put on the streets.
It was an issue at last nights program Nova.They had found that secret/sensitive information from HM Cabinet(read:secretariat)was dumped in a bin in a street behind the office,just like that!!Info regarding coming functions,letters between the RF and members of the government,adresses,(private)phone numbers,the whole lot.An utter disgrace and breach of responsibility!!!

And that for a service that claims that all 34 employed there are screened to the highest level regarding thrustworthiness and sense of responsibility,haughty thoughty nutcases falling over their hot patato throats!Really,the people at the Cabinet are sóó full of themselves,I can not use the language reserved for them privately.But I think it's clear I'm absolutely annoyed,and I'm not the only one,HM will not take this lightly either I'm sure,nor does Parliament.

Nova decided not to disclose the information,and returned the whole to the RVD,the government information service.But it was disclosed that the agenda found runs from 2007 till 2010 and mentions much private info,and,ao, 8 outgoing State Visits,including the three we already know of,India in october/november followed by a visit to Bhutan by Alexander & Máxima,next years visits to 2 Baltic republics and the,undisclosed,remaining five.

Nova asumed that since the agenda mentions 2010,it wouldn't be earlyer then that year HM might abdicate.Now,this morning,the RVD stated that the mentioning of 2010 on itself doesn't mean that the visits would be done by Queen Beatrix,but could be done by her successor.The blithering idiots!!!
Instead of the proper thing to do,i.e,stating that it is entirely up to HM herself to decide when,and more so,IF she wishes to abdicate,they have a new row on there hands as many will start guessing again about a possible abdication.Any guessing on that issue is absolutely moot,as it sort of gives the impression we'ed like to see her go,which is ABSOLUTELY not the case,it's an un-gratefull idiotic thing to do,as if she's had her time and we decided she has to make way,just for the change itself,and,as far as some people are concerned,to revel in all the glitter of an Inthronisation.Very superficial,in my not so humble opinion on the matter.

The PM is called to answer questions at Parliament this afternoon concerning the matter and what measures have been taken to prevent this utter and total blamage in future.They could start with purchasing paper shredders for one,and some "strong talks" at the Cabinet.
__________________

__________________
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 05-30-2007, 09:43 AM
Princess Robijn's Avatar
Super Moderator
Blog Editor
Picture of the Month Representative - Denmark
Royal Blogger
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: -, Netherlands
Posts: 2,557
Quote:
Originally Posted by lucien
It was an issue at last nights program Nova.They had found that secret/sensitive information from HM Cabinet(read:secretariat)was dumped in a bin in a street behind the office,just like that!!Info regarding coming functions,letters between the RF and members of the government,adresses,(private)phone numbers,the whole lot.An utter disgrace and breach of responsibility!!!

And that for a service that claims that all 34 employed there are screened to the highest level regarding thrustworthiness and sense of responsibility,haughty thoughty nutcases falling over their hot patato throats!Really,the people at the Cabinet are sóó full of themselves,I can not use the language reserved for them privately.But I think it's clear I'm absolutely annoyed,and I'm not the only one,HM will not take this lightly either I'm sure,nor does Parliament.

Nova decided not to disclose the information,and returned the whole to the RVD,the government information service.But it was disclosed that the agenda found runs from 2007 till 2010 and mentions much private info,and,ao, 8 outgoing State Visits,including the three we already know of,India in october/november followed by a visit to Bhutan by Alexander & Máxima,next years visits to 2 Baltic republics and the,undisclosed,remaining five.

Nova asumed that since the agenda mentions 2010,it wouldn't be earlyer then that year HM might abdicate.Now,this morning,the RVD stated that the mentioning of 2010 on itself doesn't mean that the visits would be done by Queen Beatrix,but could be done by her successor.The blithering idiots!!!
Instead of the proper thing to do,i.e,stating that it is entirely up to HM herself to decide when,and more so,IF she wishes to abdicate,they have a new row on there hands as many will start guessing again about a possible abdication.Any guessing on that issue is absolutely moot,as it sort of gives the impression we'ed like to see her go,which is ABSOLUTELY not the case,it's an un-gratefull idiotic thing to do,as if she's had her time and we decided she has to make way,just for the change itself,and,as far as some people are concerned,to revel in all the glitter of an Inthronisation.Very superficial,in my not so humble opinion on the matter.

The PM is called to answer questions at Parliament this afternoon concerning the matter and what measures have been taken to prevent this utter and total blamage in future.They could start with purchasing paper shredders for one,and some "strong talks" at the Cabinet.
Thanks for the extra information
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 05-31-2007, 06:57 AM
Marengo's Avatar
Administrator
Royal Blogger, TRF Author
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Posts: 14,253
Now about the cabinet of the Queen:

I am wondering what consequences will be drawn from this episode. Hannie van Leeuwen (81-y/o member of the senate) said that the persons responsible for this should resign.

It is rather odd and careless by the cabinet that this could eve happen. I believe the reporter could steal 24 bags of rash, over several months. Considering that they are spending millions to protect the RF it is rather odd that no ightbulb in The Hague ever thought of buying a shredder (for paper).

I agree with you Lucien that the RVD didn't give a very wise comment, but at least we have gotten rid of the speculations of an abdication for the next few years.
__________________
TRF Rules and FAQ
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 06-01-2007, 02:04 PM
Marengo's Avatar
Administrator
Royal Blogger, TRF Author
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Posts: 14,253
So, does anybody know what happened with the cabinet of the Queen? The prime minister had to awnser questions in parlament about it, but I am afraid I missed out on that completely.
__________________
TRF Rules and FAQ
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 06-01-2007, 04:25 PM
lucien's Avatar
Majesty
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Posts: 6,207
Quote:
Originally Posted by Marengo
So, does anybody know what happened with the cabinet of the Queen? The prime minister had to awnser questions in parlament about it, but I am afraid I missed out on that completely.
He just stated that measures were taken to prevent this from happening again in the future,it was a "human error".Furthermore he said the RF was at no moment in any danger.......But I bet HM "dryed and ironed" him on it.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 06-04-2007, 05:40 AM
Marengo's Avatar
Administrator
Royal Blogger, TRF Author
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Posts: 14,253
As for the danger part I think he is right. I didn't see much actual danger either (not more then usual). But did they finally get a shredder ?
__________________
TRF Rules and FAQ
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 06-04-2007, 01:10 PM
Verde Esmeralda's Avatar
Courtier
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Posts: 853
I vote for giving a paper shredder as a present to the Queen in Koninginnedag 2008 : )


Dutch royals’ secret documents found in trash

Reporters found business cards with home addresses, travel plans


AMSTERDAM - Dutch journalists found classified information about Queen Beatrix and her family in a trash container behind royal offices in The Hague, prompting embarrassed authorities on Wednesday to improve security.
Current affairs television program NOVA said its reporters found bags full of official documents, business cards with home addresses and information about the heir to the throne, Crown Prince Willem-Alexander, and his wife Maxima.
The unsecured container behind Royal Cabinet offices also contained a list of planned state visits by Queen Beatrix abroad -- as well as visits to the Netherlands by foreign heads of state -- until 2010.

NOVA said it would not publish all the details for security reasons.
A member of parliament told NOVA it was "perplexing and embarrassing" how carelessly the documents were handled. Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende said measures had been taken immediately to avoid it happening again.
The TV report on Tuesday night of state visits being planned until 2010 seemed to imply Queen Beatrix, 69, would stay on the throne at least that long, despite media speculation she might abdicate. Her mother Juliana did so aged 71.
The government press office told Dutch news agency ANP on Wednesday the visits were being organized for the head of state, who could be a successor if the Queen decided to abdicate.

Dutch royals' secret papers found - Peculiar Postings - MSNBC.com

Seems like Beatrix will be present on the Royal Dutch Calendar for some years more!
__________________

__________________
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
"Secrets of Highclere Castle" January 2013 PBS US Program Dman The Electronic Domain 4 01-08-2013 12:50 AM
The Cabinet of The Queen, The Hague Marengo Dutch Royal Residences 1 10-30-2008 01:13 PM




Additional Links
Popular Tags
birth bourbon-parma charlene chris o'neill crown prince frederik crown prince haakon crown princess letizia crown princess mary crown princess mette-marit crown princess victoria current events fashion grand duchess maria teresa grand duke henri hohenzollern infanta elena infanta sofia jordan kate middleton king abdullah ii king carl xvi gustav king felipe king felipe vi king harald king juan carlos king philippe king willem-alexander luxembourg olympic games ottoman picture of the month pieter van vollenhoven pom president hollande president komorowski prince albert prince albert ii prince carl philip prince constantijn prince felipe prince floris prince pieter-christiaan princess princess aimee princess alexia (2005 -) princess anita princess ariane princess beatrix princess catharina-amalia princess charlene princess claire princess laurentien princess letizia princess mabel princess madeleine princess margriet princess mary queen letizia queen mathilde queen maxima queen rania queen silvia queen sofia royal russia sofia hellqvist spain state visit wedding william



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:43 AM.

Social Knowledge Networks

eXTReMe Tracker
Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014
Jelsoft Enterprises

Royal News Delivered to your Email!

You can get the latest Royal News right in your inbox.

unsusbcribe at anytime with one click

Close [X]