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Old 06-04-2009, 05:27 AM
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you mean they were not invited, walked in and acted like if they owned the place? Strange indeed.
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Old 06-04-2009, 05:32 AM
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I believe they were invited actually, but while Juliana and Bernhard were away they created a mess and took things over as if it was their place. In the end the staff did not call the police but prince Bernhard. Prince Bernhard told the Bourbon-Parma's one or twoi things by phone (knowing prince Bernhard that couldn't be too polite ) and they left the same day.

Of course the image of the Bourbon-Parma's was bad, something like the wicked catholic in-laws who 'stole' our prettiest princess and made her a catholic , so I am not sure how reliable the story is.

At the Polygoon video of the wedding of irene and Carlos-Hugo, the reporter maliciously remarks that nobody paid any attention to the Bourbon-Parma sisters for example.
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Old 06-04-2009, 09:28 AM
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Strange family :
Only Françoise and Carlos-Hugo were married.
Sixtus , Thérèse , and Marie-des Neiges never married.
And the sadiest is that Francoise lost two sons, one commit suicide.
Yoy have forgotten another sister, Cecile, who also is not married.
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Old 06-04-2009, 09:34 AM
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More about the Bourbon-Parma family in this thread btw.
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Old 06-05-2009, 08:09 AM
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Strange family :
Only Françoise and Carlos-Hugo were married.
Sixtus , Thérèse , and Marie-des Neiges never married.
In this case the ratio is not so bad regarding Bourbon-Parma statistics: of the 6 children of duke Elias who beacame quite old just 1 married; and also between the children of princess Irene the ratio is worst: 1 of 4 has married (2 times)
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The Princess will turn 70 next week wednesday august 5th.Portraits of an astonishing lady:

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The Princess was bestowed with an order by Government Minister Jaqueline Cramer yesterday due to her enormous and
exemplary work in the field of sustainebility.

The Princess held a lecture on "The Inside of Sustainebility"at the former Tweede Kamer,The Hague.
Eldest son Prince Carlos was in attendance.

Nieuwsberichten Royalblog.nl: Prinses Irene verrast met 'duurzaam lintje'

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Here are some more pics of Princess Irene yesterday,
the two close-ups are very nice:


** Pic 1 ** Pic 2 ** Pic 3 **
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From 2010 onwards HRH Princess Irene will hand-out the new "Erik Hazelhoff Roelfzema" Biography Prize.The bi-annual Biography Prize is named after Erik Hazelhoff Roelfzema,the resistance fighter and "Soldier of Orange" and a dear intimate friend of the entire Royal Family.
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HRH Princess Irene is appointed Patron of the Coalition Biodiversity 2010,the platform of both the corporate world and governmental bodies.

2010 Is the UN Year of Biodiversity.
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She looks much older than her eldest sister Beatrix and MUCH older than Princess Margriet van V who is now a wonderful women altough she wasn't when she was young.
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HRH Princess Irene is appointed Patron of the Coalition Biodiversity 2010,the platform of both the corporate world and governmental bodies.

2010 Is the UN Year of Biodiversity.
HRH Princess Irene last sunday at the birthday bash of friend Herman van Veen at the Royal Theatre Carré,Amsterdam.

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HRH Princess Irene will take the salute at the defilé of the Princess Irene Brigade on may 8th,The Hague.

The Brigade was founded in WWII in England out of dutch men who either lived abroad at the time the war
started or fled to England after it started and all got organised in this Brigade.The Brigade was named after the Princess.
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On thursday april 8th HRH Princess Irene,Patron,will hand-out the Erik Hazelhoff Roelfzema Prizes 2010,Amsterdam.


http://www.erikhazelhoffprijs.nl/
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08-04-2010 Amsterdam : Princess Irene and Mrs. Karin Hazelhoff
Roelfzema attended the Erik Hazelhoff Aanmoedigingsprijs in the
Rode Hoed in Amsterdam.



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Prince Pieter-Christiaan and Princess Anita were there, too.
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08-04-2010 Amsterdam : Princess Irene and Mrs. Karin Hazelhoff
Roelfzema attended the Erik Hazelhoff Aanmoedigingsprijs in the
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** Pic 1 ** Pic 2 ** Pic 3 ** Pic 4 ** ppe gallery **
Captions.....HRH handed -out the Prize,not just attended the event being its Patron.
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HRH Princess Irene's new book was presented today in Nijmegen;" Live in Connection", based on talks/interviews
she had with Professor Dr. Matthijs Schouten on being (a) human (being).

http://gpdhome.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8...007d23e970c-pi

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http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?z...010%20Nijmegen

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Princess Irene attended the defile of the Garderegiment Fuseliers
Prinses Irene at the hofvijver in The Hague, May 8, 2010. It has
been 65 years ago that the regiment, as first Allied unit, invaded
The Hague.


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Photos made by myself :)

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