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Old 04-30-2013, 04:45 AM
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Aaahh what a bittersweet moment! Princess Beatrix (how odd) looked so overwhelmed on the balcony. I guess it will take a period of adjustment as with anyone who "retires" must be strange to not have all the responsibilities and duties that you were busy with just a few weeks ago.
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Cerca - Getty Images IT: NLD: Inauguration Of King Willem Alexander As Queen Beatrix Of The Netherlands Abdicates

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King Willem-Alexander, Queen Maxima, Princess of Orange, Princess Ariane and Princess Alexia https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.n...22663138_n.png

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Old 04-30-2013, 04:46 AM
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I wonder if the other royals were watching the ceremony take place on TV?
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Old 04-30-2013, 04:49 AM
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I wonder if the other royals were watching the ceremony take place on TV?
Im pretty sure they did unless they are busy getting ready for the next event

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very special, historical and emotional moments
Oh I agree! For years and years, I've seen photos and videos of the abdications/inaugurations of Wilhelmina, Juliana and Beatrix all done in the same way and now today I witness it all live - it's living history!
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Old 04-30-2013, 05:02 AM
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An HQ pic from BT from the ceremony, focusing on King Willem Alexander: http://www.bt.dk/sites/default/files...h-monarchy.jpg

ADDED: And a gallery-review of now Princess Beatrix, also from BT: http://www.bt.dk/royale/en-monark-tr...lleder#slide-7

A couple of large pics from Politiken of the abdication ceremony and the balcony scene: http://multimedia.pol.dk/archive/007..._N_745345a.jpg
http://multimedia.pol.dk/archive/007..._N_745367a.jpg

And from BT: http://www.bt.dk/sites/default/files...ands-royal.jpg also an HQ pic from the balcony.
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Old 04-30-2013, 05:03 AM
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I am seeing that in Argentina he inauguration has also been celebrated with a concert in the presence of the Dutch ambassador. The magazines also have maxima on the covers this week. A maxima celebration. :)

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Yes but must feel weird. Especially as many of the Crown Prince/sses are close friends/friends and suddenly the have to bow & curtsies.

The new King & Queen with Princess B

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I agree! That was the idea behind my comment. It will be a rare occasion to see the first of the new generation growing into a higher role :)
I can't wait for pictures of this evening
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I held it together until they sang the Dutch National Anthem and Princess Beatrix (That's going to take some getting used to!) sang along looking as if she'd cry any moment. And then I had a good old grin through tears. I'm not Dutch and yet today, I couldn't be prouder. I wish the new King a very long and very happy reign.
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Dutch inauguration: Willem-Alexander becomes King with Queen Maxima by his side as Beatrix bows out after three decades
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I didn't follow Maxima every time, but I thought that she is a very friendly, cheerful lady and I was now a little bit surprised (and disappointed) that she smiled and looked so triumphalistic that you can think she wanted in her whole life only this title... She could be a little bit low-key with her pleasure.
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Old 04-30-2013, 05:20 AM
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I didn't follow Maxima every time, but I thought that she is a very friendly, cheerful lady and I was now a little bit surprised (and disappointed) that she smiled and looked so triumphalistic that you can think she wanted in her whole life only this title... She could be a little bit low-key with her pleasure.
I think it's more than she's very proud of her husband.
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Princess Beatrix also smiled and looked happy. Why should Maxima be subdued it was a happy day this is what Beatrix wanted it is a celebration .
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Really? I thought she even took a step back for the occasion. And besides it's a bit difficult to be low-key when thousands of people are cheering you and your family.
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Old 04-30-2013, 05:21 AM
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I didn't follow Maxima every time, but I thought that she is a very friendly, cheerful lady and I was now a little bit surprised (and disappointed) that she smiled and looked so triumphalistic that you can think she wanted in her whole life only this title... She could be a little bit low-key with her pleasure.
no no no,she didnt look like that at all!!She was overwhelmed with emotion and had trouble holding herself,but triumphant?No,absolutely not..Far from it!!She is not like that at all!.

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Gosh, I was in tears!
What a beautifully conducted ceremony! All the states-ministers looked wonderfully smart and formal and the royal family looked so regal! It was wonderful to see Margriet, Irene and Christina there too. And of-course, the Princess of Orange with her sisters were so lovely and very well behaved!!
Long Live King Willem Alexander and Queen Maxima!!
Long Live Princess Beatrix!!
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no no no,she didnt look like that at all!!She was overwhelmed with emotion and had trouble holding herself,but triumphant?No,absolutely not..Far from it!!She is not like that at all!.
Yes I totally agree. Maxima is not full of herself, she's very friendly and actually humble. We must not judge other people just by their appearence.
Maxima always dressed like that, its her style (almost always over-the-top), but she's a very down-to-earth person.
And it clearly looked that she was so proud of her husband and kept smiling to her children. She really has a good connection to her mother-in-law and thats so precious to see.
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I didn't follow Maxima every time, but I thought that she is a very friendly, cheerful lady and I was now a little bit surprised (and disappointed) that she smiled and looked so triumphalistic that you can think she wanted in her whole life only this title... She could be a little bit low-key with her pleasure.
Looks like you interpreted that moment completely wrong. She was having a moment with her husband. Reassuring eachother.
And Beatrix looked quite emotional. She held it together and was still cool but she had tears in her eyes more than once.

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Beatrix almost being moved to tears broke me down. Such a historical moment.
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The little girls look lovely in the yellow outfit but pity they are in the same outfit.
Exactly my thought. And to be honest, it's always my thought when I see official pics of them. They're dressed similar to often for my personal liking. Maybe it's because of personal experience. My mum used to like to dress me and my little sister in the same clothes for special events to and I always hated it. My sister, too. I hated it so much that I would never ever do this to my children (only if they want it).

In case of AAA I'm sure it would have been a nice change to the usual triplet-look, if they would have worn different dresses. Just different colours would have been enough. It would have shown better that they're three different individuals and not an unbreakable threesome. Or maybe only Amalia in a different dress or colour, because just like her grandmothers and her parents her personal role in the DRF has changed in her bigger way today than that of her two little sisters.

Just my way of thinking. Others may see it different.
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A couple of large pics from Politiken of the abdication ceremony and the balcony scene: http://multimedia.pol.dk/archive/007..._N_745345a.jpg
http://multimedia.pol.dk/archive/007..._N_745367a.jpg

And from BT: http://www.bt.dk/sites/default/files...ands-royal.jpg also an HQ pic from the balcony.
Brilliant photo's Muhler

The crowds in Dam Square must have really ressured them!
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