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Old 04-28-2019, 10:32 AM
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I haven’t followed the Dutch Royal family closely, so I have a question. I noticed the King’s cousins participating in the events. Is this typical?
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Old 04-28-2019, 10:35 AM
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I haven’t followed the Dutch Royal family closely, so I have a question. I noticed the King’s cousins participating in the events. Is this typical?
For Koningsdag it is. It's the only day in the year that all four sons of Princess Margriet and their wives join them during an event.
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Old 04-28-2019, 10:54 AM
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The little girl was overcome with emotions because she saw Queen Máxima. Queen Maxima asked her why she was crying and when she told her, Máxima gave the girl a hug and a kiss on the forehead. And the girls brother got pictures with a lot of members from the dutch royal family. So talk about a good day for that family!
Sweet story! Thanks .
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Old 04-28-2019, 03:44 PM
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The little girl was overcome with emotions because she saw Queen Máxima. Queen Maxima asked her why she was crying and when she told her, Máxima gave the girl a hug and a kiss on the forehead. And the girls brother got pictures with a lot of members from the dutch royal family. So talk about a good day for that family!
Such a lovely anecdote. A great tale to tell in the future! That'll start a conversation at parties
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An interview with King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima on kingsday!

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Old 04-29-2019, 03:12 PM
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My Dutch is - ahem - a bit dusty, so not being distracted with what Amalia said, she looked and sounded like a pretty confident young lady.
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Old 04-29-2019, 03:18 PM
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Two nice short interviews with the princess, her parents are obviously are bursting with pride & have every reason to do so. She seems to be a friendly and steady girl.

Both interviewers adressed the princess with the formal 'u' (vous) instead of the informal 'je' (tu), which seems right considering her position and must be agreed in advance as it feels unnatural to use it for a teenager.

- In the first interview she says that like last year she is happy to be participating and be a part of it. The interviewer asked about a quiz they participated in. She joked that although she studied for it she was sadly unable to beat her father. The queen then retorted that they are all very competative in games.

- In the second interview she is asked what she thinks of the day. She thinks it is a great party and she is always happy that she can participate & looks forward to it every year. The interviewer askes what she notices: she says that everybody is trying to make it a very festive day each year which makes her proud to live in this country.

Sandra Schuurhof asks her if it is not a little bit weird for her, to be greeted like a pop star with all eyes directed at you. The princess agrees and says that every now and then it is surreal to her to realise that this is her life but she is always enjoying herself.

Another person asks if it isn't exciting. She repeats that every now and then it is. Her mother seems to want to correct her here -it was perhaps not in the script- but Amalia laughs and tells her mother and says "I only say every now and then'. When asked if she doesn't mind people wanting to touch her she says that she always enjoys giving people a handshake and that people seem to enjoy it too.
The queen again jokes how competative the family is in games and that they studied for the quiz. Amalia jokes that she did not take her cheat sheets with her. Maxima seems to tease her a bit, the princess says that she didn't expect certain questions but explains that she wants to give a good impression and not be 'a show version of myself'.
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