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Old 04-30-2009, 09:01 AM
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what happens next
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do you think the queen will speak?

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I am so very sorry that this IDIOT ruined a very wonderful celebration. Isn't it funny how one bad apple can spoil the whole bunch. What is wrong with people today, I pray for the families of the people involved. Everyone was just trying to enjoy their day and now it will taint it for a long time. God Bless All!
I heard that the driver may had a heartattack...
we will see
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Old 04-30-2009, 09:04 AM
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I don't think that the queen will speak today. Perhaps tomorrow or at the weekend.
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Old 04-30-2009, 09:04 AM
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If this was an accident, tragic. If this was an attempt to hurt Queen Beatrix, her family and innocent bystanders let's hope the vile excuse for a human being that was the driver snuffed it.
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Old 04-30-2009, 09:06 AM
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ja, I do not doubt the integrity of our mayor, there are 3 very big parties going on at the moment, but the one on the rokin, near me is small, they could chose to stop out of common decency.

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Maybe they will opt to cancel part of the programme, and slowly let the festivities stop. Now Rotterdam cancelled the festivities and now that there are deaths I think Amsterdam can not continue like nothing happened. The NOS is already pointing out the tricky situation for the mayor of Amsterdam: 100.000's people are in the city -many of them drunk- what to do with them when they cancel everything.
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Old 04-30-2009, 09:07 AM
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TV Gelderland also mentions 4 deaths. But it has not been confirmed yet.

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The board of the national Orange associations asked all the local Orange comitee's to stop the festivities that they have organised.
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Old 04-30-2009, 09:10 AM
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what happens next
any new from the royal family
do you think the queen will speak?



I heard that the driver may had a heartattack...
we will see
Having an heart attack and then driving for hundreds of meters straight through a crowd in the direction of the bus?Kidding!So,NO.


Meanwhile many most graphic pics have appeared,even on royalimages,pls. do not look.It is un-decent to a fault,un-human almost.
There still is something like human dignity.
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Old 04-30-2009, 09:12 AM
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I just removed the flag. I see they are doing the same at Palace het Loo. I am not sure if we can fly them half mast today.
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Old 04-30-2009, 09:12 AM
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I can't believe that this happened on a day that should be so joyful.

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Don't watch this picture when you're easily shocked because it's an horrible one (No blood intended though)

I believe that this was done on purpose.
Queensday will never be the same.
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Old 04-30-2009, 09:13 AM
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oh my god ! i just sow a reporte in the BBC ! i m very sad to heard such news in such special day !
i watched that the royal princesses was shokted and sad ! specialy princess maxima she was scaring by this accident !
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Old 04-30-2009, 09:13 AM
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This is just horrible. I couldn't believe it when I read about it. How traumatic for everyone! I am so sorry for the victims and all those who watched it... it's simple terrible.
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Old 04-30-2009, 09:16 AM
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There are words that the RF,or some of the members,will/might visit the hospitals later today to see the wounded and their families.
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Old 04-30-2009, 09:16 AM
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2 dead
23 wounded, 6 of whom are in a very serious condition.
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Old 04-30-2009, 09:18 AM
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How horrible. Especially this year when Koniginnendag should be extra celebrated special in honour of queen Juliana. Now her centennary will be forever overshadowed by this.
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Old 04-30-2009, 09:19 AM
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I've got no words of this.
My eyes are even an bit teary. Queensday will never be the same.
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Old 04-30-2009, 09:19 AM
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2 dead
23 wounded, 6 of whom are in a very serious condition.
Oh God,just too awfull to comprehend.

Statement at the Royal House website±

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In light of the horrible accident in Apeldoorn today all festivities for Queensday there have been cancelled.

Her Majesty,also on behalve of the other members of the Royal Family,states She is completely shocked,
and they all convey their most sincere sympathy with the berieved and the wounded families.
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Old 04-30-2009, 09:24 AM
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Apparently the little girl of 7/8 that is seen on photo's and videos is one of the 2 that died.
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Old 04-30-2009, 09:30 AM
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We are hearing here in Portugal that it has been confirmed that it was not an accident and that the Queen and the royal family were targetted.
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Old 04-30-2009, 09:32 AM
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OMG! What a tragedy! How sad...
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Old 04-30-2009, 09:34 AM
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No accident indeed, the driver has been arrested and taken to the police station, not to the hospital (so no heart attack!).

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The Prime Minister arrived from Warschau at Rotterdam airport. He will make a statement on tv soon.
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The NOS showed the route of the driver, over the Jachtlaan. He seems to be driving in a straight line to the royal bus. In the end the car change direction a bit, perhaps by the people he drove over he was unable to steer his car. Thank god he didn't have explosives!

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Old 04-30-2009, 09:40 AM
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I am also glad the Royal kids weren't on the bus.
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