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Old 09-18-2007, 04:23 PM
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Maximas brooch is definately NOT the same brooch she wore for the baptism. That one was a diamond bow with the topaz or citrine tear drop hanging down from the center .
The brooch worn today has a whopper of a central colored stone, round cut, surrounded with diamonds, with 3 colored tear drop stones hanging from diamonds decending from the central stone.
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Old 09-18-2007, 04:26 PM
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brooch

Also a citrine, set in diamonds. A rather 19th centrury design. A few more years and she'll have a nice demi-parure of citrines and diamonds. Perfect!
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Old 09-18-2007, 04:28 PM
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Is there a video? I like Maxima's outfit but the hat. I thought the hat look a little too overwhelming.
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Old 09-18-2007, 04:50 PM
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Prinsjesdag 2007, Den Haag 18 september

Courtesy Albert Nieboer.

The "collapsed merengue" and the wonderfull new brooch:
ANP Beeldbank
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Old 09-18-2007, 07:56 PM
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I find Maxima's dress sense and style to be very hit or miss and I am as like to find it horrible as wonderful--but she is always uniquely, unmistakably Maxima!
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Old 09-18-2007, 08:01 PM
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Here are my grades for the fashions and jewelry:

Queen Beatrix: Fashion = F; Jewelry = A
Maxima: Fashion = B; Hat = F; Jewlery = A
Laurentien: Fashion = B+; Hat = F; Jewlery = A
Margriet: Fashion = B; Hat = F; Jewelry = A

Sorry!
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Old 09-18-2007, 08:34 PM
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They are such a nice family I hate to criticize. Maxima looks better in color, Larentien looked okay, hate her hat. They all looked well enough, but I hate the hats with the gowns.
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Old 09-18-2007, 08:51 PM
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My God, with all those goodies they have stashed away why did that woman ie Good Queen Beatrix wear that hat??? She could at least have stuck on a tiara, sniff, and definately looked more royal. Why long dresses and a hat. Do not misunderstand. I just love hats, but I love tiaras more and here was the perfect excuse and opportunity and the Dutch, frugal souls that they are, confound it, botched it. It is enough to make one weep. And such a splendid ceremony and a lovely speech too.
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Old 09-18-2007, 09:31 PM
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Laurentien's dress,it is not purple but Royal blue,I like it,as i do the saphire ear jewellery.
Me too! is it me or was Laurentien, hands down, the best dressed lady of this Prinsjesdag?

I found everyone else rather disappointing.

Luckily handsome Constantijn and bro Alexander offset that somewhat, gosh, these guys are aging well I must say (drool!)
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Old 09-18-2007, 09:32 PM
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My God, with all those goodies they have stashed away why did that woman ie Good Queen Beatrix wear that hat??? She could at least have stuck on a tiara, sniff, and definately looked more royal. Why long dresses and a hat. Do not misunderstand. I just love hats, but I love tiaras more and here was the perfect excuse and opportunity and the Dutch, frugal souls that they are, confound it, botched it. It is enough to make one weep. And such a splendid ceremony and a lovely speech too.
thing is, Prinsjesdag just isn't a tiara type event. And it's during the day, to boot. But you're right - those evening gear dresses look hideous with day time hats!
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Old 09-18-2007, 10:18 PM
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I actually love Maxima's outfit. Her make-up is great not overpowering her lovely face. I don't like Laurentien's, it seems like she has a bird's nest on top of her head plus the blue shawl (is that a shawl) is not really wonderful. I take it as a miss for Laurentien. Margriet's ok while the Queen, oh no the Queen! can somebody tell me why she loves using those kinds of hats? the square-thing hats? her hair is exactly like that plus the square hat?
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Old 09-18-2007, 10:49 PM
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I too, liked Maxima's outfit. The brooch was beautiful!! What was Her Majesty thinking when she dressed this morning? Laurentien looked pretty, she never ceaces to amaze me! WA was handsome, as ever! Great speech.
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Old 09-19-2007, 12:15 AM
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I love Laurentien's dress! Beautiful color, although I'm not a fan of her "hat." Maxima looks good, but the color is a bit bland. Beatrix's dress... well no comment.
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no foto without watermarks?
Thaks a lot
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Old 09-19-2007, 03:17 AM
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I think the fabric of HM dress originates from India,and as HM never misses a chance to refer,even discreetly,to an event that either took place recently or will take place in the near future,maybe she referred in her way to the upcoming State Visit to India next month.But I am a bit lost on the medieval design on the dress.Would have been a great djalabya too,thus referring to HM subjects who are in the middle of the ramadan now.She always has a reason to wear what she wears as it always refers to something,except that I'm lost to what if not anything of the above.

As to the jewellery,just amazing,here:
Royal Jewels of the World Message Board: Re: ALL Prinsjesdag 2007 - JEWELS

Courtesy dearest amazing Tamara.
(Not really sure as to being allowed to give a link this way,if not,the mods will delete it I hope,still,couldn't think of an other way to show the splendour,so I hope I'm forgiven,for this once,it was a post tooo beautifull not to share?)
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Old 09-19-2007, 07:29 AM
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My opinion is not different from the rest of you.

Laurentien looks best, very elegant and radiant, love the hairpiece. Maxima has a second place. I like the dress, but not the color nor the hat.
Beatrix looks terrible, but she often does. Margriet just looks terrible too IMO.
WA looks old but his costume looked good . Constantijn is the best looking son of HM, he doesn't need a costume like his brother.
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Old 09-19-2007, 07:36 AM
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lucien! The link is wonderful! The Dutch certainly have a collection of jewels, don't they?
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HM, the Prince of orange and his wife will see their salery raise with 3.9% next year, the average of the public service. The total costs of the monarchy will be lower then last years maximum, it goes from 113 million to 97 million euros.

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And here a funny column in the volkskrant, in Dutch. Why we need Gala-glass Berliners, Grand Mastress Martine van Loon-Labouchere and the horse Egbert (the horse that was ridden by the master of the stables, as HM horse, Benito, got injured on the beach during practise the day before). This year they uses Guelders horses and not Frisian. They usually take turns.

Also from the Volkskrant, here a slide of pictures.
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Old 09-19-2007, 10:39 AM
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Maxima is very elegant, love her dress, but Margriet is the best dress.
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Old 09-19-2007, 10:49 AM
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And here a funny column in the volkskrant, in Dutch. Why we need Gala-glass Berliners, Grand Mastress Martine van Loon-Labouchere and the horse Egbert (the horse that was ridden by the master of the stables, as HM horse, Benito, got injured on the beach during practise the day before). This year they uses Guelders horses and not Frisian. They usually take turns.
Thank you for that one, Marengo. That was really funny (and also a bit true, but that's the tradition-lover in me speaking...)
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