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Old 11-03-2007, 07:08 PM
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Beatrix als vrijwillige taartenbakker

Video of the girls at MADD.

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Old 11-04-2007, 05:08 AM
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Originally Posted by Marengo View Post
Do you know why he stayed longer in India?
With 2.6 billion people still without one,he has send everyone potty in New Dehli.
The UN has declared 2008 the year of the nescessety of toilets.

HRH,the speech at New Dehli:
Het Koninklijk Huis

But to get back to topic,Máxima yesterday,distributing books,magazines and lunch to the patients at the Groene Hart hospital,Gouda and Pieter van Vollenhoven as volunteer with the KNRM,Hoek van Holland.

Courtesy hja,scroll down a little please.

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Courtesy PPE/Nieboer.

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Old 11-04-2007, 05:30 AM
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Every royal house should have that kind of day. Lovely pix, I love mostly the pix of the Queen baking
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Old 11-04-2007, 10:13 AM
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The pictures of laurentien playing in the sand are my favourites!
That's such a funny and great event to watch!

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Old 11-04-2007, 04:58 PM
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Does anyone know if Willem-Alexander is going to take part in Make a difference gay today?
It's not "difference gay" but "difference Day"

I loved the pics of Laurentien playing in the sand. She is so genuine! Great Day!
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Old 11-04-2007, 09:36 PM
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Its days like these that make the Dutch Royal Family unique and very modern. .
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Old 11-04-2007, 10:41 PM
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No doubt, one day closer to their people that another one. I think all RFs should have this kind of special day, dedicated to common citizens, who suffer illness, chronic deseases and helplessness.

All members of de Dutch RF that got involved in such a particular day, gave us a master-class about dedication & charity.
My favourite Lady? No doubt... Queen Beatrix baking apple-pies, wearing an apron as she was wearing a full dress. As always: Chapeau for Queen Beatrix!
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Old 11-05-2007, 04:17 AM
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Queen Beatrix and Princess Margriet volunteered for Make a Difference Day, Loenen 3-11-2007, pictures of arrival and during the making of the pie -picture gallery
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Old 11-05-2007, 06:12 AM
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Originally Posted by carlota View Post
thanks for the pics!
maxima looks great today. this pic is my favourite:
Hi Carlotta,

That's my favourite too. It's a chic but comfortable outfit.

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Old 11-05-2007, 03:05 PM
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Originally Posted by Milenka View Post
Queen Beatrix baking apple-pies, wearing an apron as she was wearing a full dress.
I usually find it hard to picture Beatrix in other role than the one of Sovereign...but through this pictures I can also easily imagine her as a granny for the little Oranges (though not a common one of course!!) as well... am I the only one?
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Old 11-05-2007, 05:41 PM
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love that day!!!
Me too

More pics(Máxima and P-C&Anita) Make A Difference Day - Dutch Photo Press
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Old 11-05-2007, 05:47 PM
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I think this shows the Queen in a fantastic new light and I think it'd be a good idea for the Windsors to take a few lessons from the Oranjes.
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Old 11-05-2007, 08:08 PM
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The royal blog of H. Jacobs has a nice article in dutch about this day. HM. was helped by the autistic Friederike, HM told the girl that she wasn´t very good in baking cakes, the girl replied that it didn´t matter and that she had a book, so they had to look at the pictures carefully. According to another person, Margriet was more gifted in running a household, she gently reprimanded somebody, as the bowl she had to dry wasn´t completely clean.

In the mean time the inhabitant Remco had an even better time, when HM and her sister were cooking, he was allowed to have a seat in the royal limosine.
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Old 11-06-2007, 08:19 AM
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Oh that is funny! I think that is what gives it a meaning, Beatrix not knowing how to bake but nevertheless trying.

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