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Old 06-02-2009, 01:42 AM
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An older friend of mine said that opening your mouth wide open and clasping your hand in front of it (like several young Dutch royals did) is not Royal behaviour at all.
Not expressing emotion through grimaces, body language does not indicate not feeling it.


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IMO The Dutch Royal Family have always been closer to the Dutch people than other monarchs have to their people. Their personalities have alays seemed to be real and genuine and full of vitality - especially Wilhelmina, Juliana and Beatrix.
Whenever there has been a tragedy or disaster in the Netherlands, Queen Beatrix seems always to visit the disaster area/victims etc almost immediately (such as the apartment plane crash, firework factory explotion etc) and during these visits she has clearly given real emotional support to the people affected, for instance by putting an arm around them and showing a compassionate face. Giving emtional support is often hard to do without actually being or becoming emotional oneself. I respect the Dutch Royal Family immensly and all the more for this kind of attitude. Queen Beatrix is no less of a traditional, strong, formal or monarch like person for being emotional - it is a great strength. Here in Britain the Royal Family is less outwardly emotional, and their formality is constant and unswaying in times of crisis, which I am afraid seems to lead to less of a direct/real human connection with the people even if it does provide a beacon of stiff upper lip strength. Maybe William should marry a South American or even a firey Italian!!!
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Old 06-02-2009, 03:35 AM
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The pictures broke my heart: Máxima , Willem Alexander and the other Dutch Royals

They look so unbelivable shocked. It hurts in my soul.

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I still cannot belive this really happened.
Neither can I.

The looks on the faces of Willem Alexander and Maxima as they got off the bus is numb shock , almost denial, personified.

The looks of horror, hands over their mouths of the younger royals counterpoint Queen Beatrix with her head bowed in grief and someone's arm around her. All very emotional, very painful, very real!

All this was the sort of raw emotion nobody every wanted or expected to see. There is no ettiquette class for having ringside seats and witnessing the unspeakable. The memorial shots show the more controlled faces of the DRF, awash with pain but in doing what they do best . . . . sharing their country's grief. After time to privately get a grip. What we saw on the bus was some of the most honest raw emotion ever shown by any royal in public! Emotion mirrored on the faces in the crowds and in front of televisions throughout the Netherlands and around the world.
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Old 05-03-2010, 01:21 PM
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I agree, the Dutch royals all seem emotional (more or less). Also, Princess Caroline of Monaco. She always gave me the impression of a very emotional woman.
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Old 06-04-2010, 07:40 PM
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I think it is good to be a little emotional. I personally get a little scared of people not showing emotion when it is due. All the women present are all mothers of small children and they were all present that day, so it is bound to have an effect
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Neither can I.

The looks on the faces of Willem Alexander and Maxima as they got off the bus is numb shock , almost denial, personified.

The looks of horror, hands over their mouths of the younger royals counterpoint Queen Beatrix with her head bowed in grief and someone's arm around her. All very emotional, very painful, very real!

All this was the sort of raw emotion nobody every wanted or expected to see. There is no ettiquette class for having ringside seats and witnessing the unspeakable. The memorial shots show the more controlled faces of the DRF, awash with pain but in doing what they do best . . . . sharing their country's grief. After time to privately get a grip. What we saw on the bus was some of the most honest raw emotion ever shown by any royal in public! Emotion mirrored on the faces in the crowds and in front of televisions throughout the Netherlands and around the world.
when and why did this happen?
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when and why did this happen?
Queensday, 30 of April 2009.
A man in a car tried to hit the Royal bus with high speed, instead he crashed into a WW2 monument, just meters away from the bus. He drove straight through the crowd, killing 8 people. He later died in the hospital, due to his own injuries.
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June 19, 2010 - Crown Prince Philipe & Crown Princess Maxima both got a bit emotional at Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden's wedding

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IMO The Dutch Royal Family have always been closer to the Dutch people than other monarchs have to their people. Their personalities have alays seemed to be real and genuine and full of vitality - especially Wilhelmina, Juliana and Beatrix.
Whenever there has been a tragedy or disaster in the Netherlands, Queen Beatrix seems always to visit the disaster area/victims etc almost immediately (such as the apartment plane crash, firework factory explotion etc) and during these visits she has clearly given real emotional support to the people affected, for instance by putting an arm around them and showing a compassionate face. Giving emtional support is often hard to do without actually being or becoming emotional oneself. I respect the Dutch Royal Family immensly and all the more for this kind of attitude. Queen Beatrix is no less of a traditional, strong, formal or monarch like person for being emotional - it is a great strength. Here in Britain the Royal Family is less outwardly emotional, and their formality is constant and unswaying in times of crisis, which I am afraid seems to lead to less of a direct/real human connection with the people even if it does provide a beacon of stiff upper lip strength. Maybe William should marry a South American or even a firey Italian!!!
I'm sorry, maybe this qestion sounds dumb but I live in Argentina, and I have 8 children... so I couldn't read the entire thread.

I don't know the reality of Netherlands so: Can somebody explain me if there is some group against the Queen or the Monarchie?
I've heard about this fact but I never really understood the reasons.

Again I apologize because of my english, I've never studied the language, so -I've learn from TV haha. Thank you in advance
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Old 07-16-2010, 04:54 AM
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I agree, the Dutch royals all seem emotional (more or less). Also, Princess Caroline of Monaco. She always gave me the impression of a very emotional woman.
Indeed..And Stephanie as well.The both seem to be emotional and sensitive.
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An older friend of mine said that opening your mouth wide open and clasping your hand in front of it (like several young Dutch royals did) is not Royal behaviour at all.
Not expressing emotion through grimaces, body language does not indicate not feeling it.

Above quote seems to refer to the faces of the Dutch royals when witnessing the horrible attack (which indeed it was) which left several people death and many wounded. I do not think that their faces "expressed emotions", but where a reaction to clear and absolute shock. One does not know how one reacts to such a catastrophic event, and shock is not controllable. A person who, during happy festivities witnesses such a sudden attack, sees people being run over by a car and dying and does not react shocked would doubtless be considered pychopatic.
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As I read this thread, I see a lot of criticisms for royalty being "too emotional." Let us keep perspective. To be fair, we are watching people (yes, PEOPLE) during the most joyful or painful times of their lives. Weddings and funerals of close friends and family can be very emotional times.

As for the Dutch RF's response to the attack - well, I can't say that if I were CP Maxima and CP W-A that I wouldn't forget myself and put a hand over my mouth in shock if I just saw EIGHT PEOPLE DIE. Geez.
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Here are some of Queen Elizabeth II, for those who have said she has never cried in public (don't know if any of these have been posted).

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I must say that I like to see royals show some emotion... makes them easier to relate to.. That being said, I have never had a lens focused on me in an emotional moment either..
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and here are a few more at victoria and daniels wedding
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HM wept when she went to Dunblane, Scotland, after the schoolchildren were killed by a gunman there. I think that The Princess Royal was teary as well, from pictures that I saw years ago. Here's a print article: The Queen Weeps For The*Children « Headlines Today


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I think Royals showing a little emotion is good, It humanizes them and in turn makes them more friendly with people.
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