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Old 11-26-2007, 08:25 PM
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Anecdotes and Quotes of Members of the Dutch RF

I just came across a funny conversation of Queen Juliana and a minister and I thought it might be interesting to get a topic started on this where we can share more of those.

In the 60-ties, on a cold day Minister Schmeltzer was asked to come to Palace Soestdijk, which he did but the roads were dangerous and slippery due to the ice etc. The minister arrived at the Palace 3 minutes late. He apologises for this and explains the ordeals of his trip.

Queen Juliana is shocked and explaims ´ But Mr. Schmeltzer, why on earth didn´t you cancel the appointment?´

Schmelzer replies: ´When you ask for me, I come´

Juliana: ´But it is nonsense to come all the way from The Hague in this weather?´

Schmelzer: ´I won´t permit myself to disagree with you´

Juliana: ´From what time do you come, realy´

Schmelzer: ´From 1921, Your Majesty´


Anecdotes like this were very popular among the Dutch as they realy wanted to hear see that their souvereign was also just an ordinairy woman.
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