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Old 09-10-2016, 11:10 AM
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On Friday Princess Irene "van Lippe-Biesterfeld" was interviewed by 'Nieuwsuur'. In the tv-programme the princess said it was shameful that The Netherlands does not invest more in sustainability.

Prinses Irene: schandalig dat Nederland niet meer investeert in duurzame energie | Nieuwsuur

And today the 2nd newspaper of the country (Algemeen Dagblad) had an interview with the pricness as the main article on their front page. The princess spoke again about sutainability. She also says that she will not be burried in Delft but that her ashes will be spread in Africa.

About her youth, the princess says that she found it difficult to be set apart from others by the gates around the palace and by the special school that she and her sisters attended.

She also talkes about her legal procedures against Royal Shell, which wants to drill for gas next to her estate in Africa. The court case has been taking 7 years already.

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The reasons for the interviews are a book of the princess that will be available in shops next week. The book is called 'Bergplaats', after her estate of 5000 acres in a natural reservein South Africa.
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The reasons for the interviews are a book of the princess that will be available in shops next week. The book is called 'Bergplaats', after her estate of 5000 acres in a natural reservein South Africa.

Here are some photos from Princess Irene's Book Launch at the Balie in Amsterdam which was attended also by her children and spouses.

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Old 09-17-2016, 02:34 AM
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How nice to see that she had that much family support during the book presentation!

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Old 09-17-2016, 02:43 AM
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Interesting that H.K.H. prinses Irene der Nederlanden, prinses van Oranje-Nassau, prinses van Lippe-Biesterfeld always refers to herself as Irene van Lippe-Biesterfeld in her publications: https://www.bol.com/nl/s/algemeen/zo...all/index.html

Another regular royal author: H.K.H. prinses Laurentien der Nederlanden, prinses van Oranje-Nassau, mevrouw Van Amsberg née Brinkhorst refers to herself as Laurentien van Oranje in her publications: https://www.bol.com/nl/s/boeken/zoek...all/index.html
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Old 09-25-2016, 03:31 AM
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On September 23 Princess Irene attended the Dutch Film Festival and the premiere of the film "Down to Earth" by Renta Heinen and Rolf Winters in Utrecht. Heinen and Winters together with their children had lived with an Indian tribe for four years and made a film about it, Princess Iene presented the film with a speech:



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Old 11-02-2016, 12:15 PM
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Princess Irene signed her book Bergplaas at Jansen & de Feijter in Velp today, November 2nd:


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Old 11-02-2016, 12:26 PM
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I don't know what to think about it. Royals signing books in a bookstore or appearing in talkshows like DWDD, Pauw or RTL Late Night, as just one of the guests. In my personal opinion members of the Royal House better remain bit distant. A lady as Queen Máxima telling kiddies about the value of money, hmmm... unlucky "casting".
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Old 11-02-2016, 01:23 PM
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Princess Irene is not a member of the Rpyal House. But I agree with the sentiment. I do not need to see prince Constantijn in DWDD for example, sympathetic as he was in the interview.
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Lovely in pink Princess Irene signed copies of her book "Bergplaas" at Paagman bookstore in Den Haag yesterday, December 6:


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Princess Irene has become an ambassador for the "Fete de la nature" , a natural festival that will be held on May 20-21st. 20.000 people are expected to participate in 300 events. The festival is also held in France, Portugal and Switzerland.

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Yesterday, January 28, Princess Irene attended the Jumping Amsterdam event, together with her daughter Princess Margarita, son-in-law and granddaughters:


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Princess Irene planted a tree during the 62nd edition of the Tree Day in Heiligerlee today, March 14:


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Princess Irene took part in the climate march in Amsterdam yesterday, March 10.

Dutch cabaret artist and radio journalist Claudia de Breij had announced it with a photo and video of them both:


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Apologies if this has been posted before, but I noticed today that Princess Irene did a TED Talk (in English) a couple of years ago about her thoughts on people and nature. She's an engaging speaker, and her ideas are very interesting -- not at all the far-out stuff I imagined from descriptions I'd read before.

After her TED Talk played, YouTube queued up this "99 Second" video where she talks about her projects.
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Princess Irene will have a rather late 80th birthday celebration on September 16 with her NatuurCollege at the Royal Theatre Carre in Amsterdam.

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Apologies if this has been posted before, but I noticed today that Princess Irene did a TED Talk (in English) a couple of years ago about her thoughts on people and nature. She's an engaging speaker, and her ideas are very interesting -- not at all the far-out stuff I imagined from descriptions I'd read before.
Yes, it is not so far out. And she has a soothing, calm voice. Would love to attend a talk by her or stay at her South Africa estate Bergplaas (you can book rooms there, from what I understand) in the future. She has appointed her son Prince Jaime to the Bergplaas Foundation and the Spirit of the Wild Trust.

In the first video, she wore a necklace, under the "Leaves" collection, by her daughter Princess Margarita.
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I have an old music piece, Peter and the Wolf by Sergey Prokofiev, and there Princess Irene tells the tale, with the assistance of her young daughters Princess Margarita and Princess María Carolina. A very soothing voice, crisp and clear in perfect posh pronounced Dutch. It is an old one, 1984 or or so, and the proceedings of the CD were for the World Wildlife Fund, I thought.
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I have an old music piece, Peter and the Wolf by Sergey Prokofiev, and there Princess Irene tells the tale, with the assistance of her young daughters Princess Margarita and Princess María Carolina. A very soothing voice, crisp and clear in perfect posh pronounced Dutch. It is an old one, 1984 or or so, and the proceedings of the CD were for the World Wildlife Fund, I thought.
Does the rest of the family speak with a similar Dutch accent? I was surprised at how different her English accent is from her sisters'. Beatrix says some words with a slight North American intonation -- maybe owing to her years in Canada? -- but she sounds more European overall than Irene does. Margriet's accent is more like Beatrix's.

Somehow, Willem-Alexander seems to have the most American-sounding accent to me. Interesting, as I don't think he ever went to school here.
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Old 09-23-2019, 03:29 PM
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AD (a Dutch newspaper) had an interview with the princess because of her 80th birthday. She shares that she doesn't travel to South Africa (where she bought a large piece of land and transformed it into a nature reserve quite some time ago) anymore. She prefers to spend her time in the Netherlands, close to most of her 9 grandchildren (she has 10 but she doesn't count her out-of-wedlock grandchild by her eldest son) and not too far from where she grew up. She also mentions how the death of her youngest sister brought the remaining three sisters closer together.

Last week a nature-themed birthday performance was held in Amsterdam; many members of the royal family attended.
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