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Old 09-16-2008, 09:51 AM
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that's a nice dress for maxima, but i think she had nicer prinsjesdag gowns. it's definitely not my favourite, i think it looks way too informal given the situation.
I completely agree.
This year's outfit is a thousand times better then last year's (which was her worst ever), but she definitely has worn better ones before. I loved her black-white outfit in 2006.
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Old 09-16-2008, 09:55 AM
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Old 09-16-2008, 09:56 AM
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Maxima looks great - this is the best outfit i have seen her in for a long time and this hat is beautiful (so nice for it to be a proper hat rather than the silly things she has worn recently)
Laurentien - what can you say about her dress sense its just weird
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Old 09-16-2008, 10:12 AM
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On-line exhibition on Prinsjesdag:

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Old 09-16-2008, 11:36 AM
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A gallary of hats, look here. The ministers and parlamentarians often use the hat to make some sort of statement, or they ask special schools, etc. to create thyeir outfit. All very socially responsible.

About the outfits of the RF: HM looked good, esp. the neckline was nice.

In Maxima I liked the long necklace, very 20-ties. The floppy hat was ok, something different than usual. She wore a bracelet made of a part of the bracelet of the Indies and the diamond watch of Queen Juliana.

Laurentien.... the less said the better.

Some other info: Prof. Pieter van Vollenhoven seems to be cured from skin cancer, though he has to go to the hospital on a regular basis. Very good news!

And more news: in April there will be an incoming state visit from Sweden.

Next year there will be several events commemorating the 100th birthday of the late Queen Juliana. Several of which will be attended by HM The Queen.
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Old 09-16-2008, 12:12 PM
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Beautiful pictures! I wonder if some of the gowns were inspired by books that the ladies have been reading? Maxima looks very Great Gatsby-ish while Laurentien looks very Pride and Prejudice inspired. And did she borrow the hat from Maxima? It looks very familiar (didn't she wear it when Ariane was baptised?)

Overall I like Maxima's gown but the hat doesn't work. Laurentien is always bold in her choices and it she can pull off what she is wearing. She is definately wearing the outfit...it's not wearing her and for that I have to applaud her for taking a risk.
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Old 09-16-2008, 12:15 PM
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Several clips from the NOS, look at www.nos.nl/prinsjesdag

Oeps! (parlement)
De volledige troonrede (speech from the throne)
Animatie koninklijke stoet (aniomation royal procession)
Een kijkje in de koninklijke stallen (royal stables)
De hoedjes op Prinsjesdag (hats, hats, hats)
De rijtoer door Den Haag (carriage ride through The Hague)
De historie van Prinsjesdag (history of the day)
De jurken van de koningin op Prinsjesdag(HM's dresses on Prinsjesdag)
Prinsjesdag: overuren bij Financiën (ministery of finance)
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Sorry folks but Laurentien's outfit is a disaster. She looks to be wearing a nightgown and robe. And, that hat!
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Old 09-16-2008, 12:19 PM
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And some historic clips:

Historische beelden (historic footage)
Koningin Wilhelmina in 1946 (Queen Wilhelmina, 1946)
Koningin Juliana in 1974 (Juliana in 1974)
Koningin Juliana in 1950 (Juliana in 1950)
Minister Zalm houdt koffertje omhoog (Minister Zalm and the briefcase)
Koets stopt in 2001 bij ambassade VS (2001, carriage stops in front iof the Amercian embassy).
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Old 09-16-2008, 12:23 PM
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I completely agree.
This year's outfit is a thousand times better then last year's (which was her worst ever), but she definitely has worn better ones before. I loved her black-white outfit in 2006.
now that i saw more pictures of it, it doesn't look too bad. the fabric is actually a bit silky, which makes it a bit more formal. it also seems to hang beautifully. 2006 was also my favourite. it was such a lovely gown. i hope she recycles it, it was the perfect match!
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In Maxima I liked the long necklace, very 20-ties. The floppy hat was ok, something different than usual. She wore a bracelet made of a part of the bracelet of the Indies and the diamond watch of Queen Juliana.

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Does anybody knows who designed Máxima's hat? Becuase its not from F.Delvigne.
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The Queen looks lovely - Love the pearls!
Margriet always looks so sparkling and friendly.
Maxima looks wonderful - love the hat - a much more relaxed look for her - I like it.
Laurentien in one of her disaster outfits. She looks like she is wearing a long-sleeved t-shirt under a peignor or negligee --- the print is too awful for words. The hat (?)
looks like one of those fluffy plastic things one uses in the shower to scrub with.
The color of the whole outfit is so blah that it washes her out.
If Laurentien wanted everyone to look at her, she succeeded - they looked on in horror.
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Laurentiene is well...Laurentine, I like the idea of the dress, yet together with the hat it is h'mm bit different, yet I think she likes to be different.
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Old 09-16-2008, 02:39 PM
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Good lord, what is Laurentien wearing? She looks like she is wearing thermal underwear, with a granny night robe on top and a birds nest on her head!
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Good lord, what is Laurentien wearing? She looks like she is wearing thermal underwear, with a granny night robe on top and a birds nest on her head!
Precisely the impression I get of Laurentien's outfit.
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im looking forward to the state visit by Sweden next April - from what i can remember Maxima is yet to receive an order from their so im sure she will now get one.

Laurentien looks like she went out and cut the biggest flower head and stuck to it her hair

Love Maxima's braclett
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Marengo-Thank you for providing the links to the videos and for the captions. I appreciate your efforts to help those of us who don't speak or read Dutch.
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I get the feeling that Laurentien just let a child stencil whatever wherever on her outfit. Thats my impression anyway.
I think that there is a completely different feeling this year from other years. Maxima's stunner of 2006 for example seemed much more formal than her and Margriet's outfits this year.
I cant decide if I actually like Maxima's dress, some photos it looks great others far more average, but I think that I am moving towards liking it.
I do know that I like the hat, and I hope that we see it again within the next year or so.
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When I saw the pictures on PPE, my first reaction was "My God, what is Laurentien wearing?" However, that was my expected first reaction as well!

Princess Margriet looks pretty, and her outfit is quite...original.

Maxima's outfit was ok, it could have been better but it's not her worst.

The Queen looks very nice, typical Beatrix IMO.
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