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Old 09-18-2009, 10:36 AM
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Wait, is there something in the Netherlands that's actually called the "party for the animals," or has it just earned that nickname because it' s particularly concerned with animal welfare, endangered species, etc.?
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Old 09-18-2009, 10:38 AM
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Wait, is there something in the Netherlands that's actually called the "party for the animals," or has it just earned that nickname because it' s particularly concerned with animal welfare, endangered species, etc.?
No,it is actually named like that,but it is O/T here.Thank goodness....
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Old 09-18-2009, 01:05 PM
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yes, there is a party that is particularly concerned with animal welfare (and I am a member) they were one of the parties engaged in the discussion of the budget that the hunting done by the dutch royal family is subsidised with (can not remember) quite a lot of money.

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Old 09-18-2009, 05:10 PM
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Could we please try to stay a little closer to the threads topic, and carry out any further discussion about Dutch political parties via PM?!

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Old 09-22-2009, 01:41 PM
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I have no idea if I am posting this in the right thread... but someone can put it in the right place if I’m wrong for sure.

Did other people here saw HRH Princess Margriet running (or perhaps tripping for an instant and then forced to practicly run) towards HM the Queen, who was already waving to the people assembled before the gates of the Noordeinde Palace, during the closing balcony scene after the opening of parliament, a.k.a 'Prinsjesdag'?? She seemed to make fun out of it.. almost jumping as a small child once she had reached the Queen..

Before the sprint of the princess started the Queen was actually looking back over her shoulder to the Princess and her husband, sort of asking them to appear on the balcony, I think HM does it like that all the time, but the moment seemed to last a bit longer than normal, as if something strange was happening..

(There were some other strange things happening this 'Prinsjesdag' but this is not the place for that i guess...)

Maybe Margriet is enjoying a second youth???
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Old 09-23-2009, 12:21 AM
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You can see that on some of the Prinsjesdag youtube videos - about 7:06 on this one here:

It's very cute; she looks delighted with the whole occasion. I think what happens is the Queen looks back once, and then looks back again, as though to imply that the little sister's lagging behind, not moving fast enough, or something, and then Margriet sort of bounces out there, all smiles.
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Old 09-23-2009, 07:36 PM
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Yes its really very cute:-)

I think i saw a close up of the balcony when this happened during the live broadcasting... not this shot from far away.. you could see it more clear.. although this video is also very funny:-)
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What orders are the Royal Family wearing and why is Princess Laurentien's different to the rest?
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Old 09-26-2009, 07:18 AM
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What orders are the Royal Family wearing and why is Princess Laurentien's different to the rest?
HM and TRH the PoO and Princess Máxima wear the Order of the Lion of The Netherlands,the Order was automatically bestowed on the Heir,and on his spouse.Princess Laurentien is wearing the Order of Orange Nassau.

She ,like Pieter van Vollenhoven had to,will have to accomplish quiet a deal and render her services to the House before she will be bestowed with the highest Order.Pieter had to wait untill a few years ago before he was bestowed with the Order of the Lion of The Netherlands.And it came as a huge surprise to him when it did,an acknowledgement for what he stands for and what he has done over the decades.

So,in short,all children of the Monarch,(and the spouse of the Heir),are automatically bestowed with the Order of the Lion once they turn 18,
all others have to work for it and have to fancy the House Order till then.

http://www.koninklijkhuis.nl/english...objectid=13330
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Old 09-28-2009, 03:37 AM
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Does Princess Maxima hold the Order of Orange-Nassau as well?
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Old 10-03-2009, 05:24 AM
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Crown Princess Maxima's costume, color and hair style elegance
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Old 10-08-2009, 05:00 AM
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Parliament is debating the costs of the monarchy again today. The Socialist Party will ask if the royal family can't pay for their own private trips and stop using the government airplane for them.

The prime minister will 'defend' the budget of the RF today.
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Old 10-08-2009, 05:51 AM
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28 questions from members of parlament, awnsered by the prime minister (In Dutch):

http://parlis.nl/pdf/kamerstukken/KST135242.pdf

Courtesy: Joris at the BRMB.
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Old 10-08-2009, 07:14 AM
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We zijn Willem-Alexander zat - HP/De Tijd

The picture on the cover of the HP with the title "we are fed up with Willem Alexander":

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Old 10-08-2009, 08:47 AM
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Absolutely infantile statement by HP/De Tijd!

"We are sick and tired of the Crownprince",they should be slapped silly,
but moreover all the buzz is due to a incompetent mannenbroeder PM J-P Balkenende.

If he does what he has to do at the Palace he,and his fellow misfits,wouldn't have to hide behind the skirts of the Orange Nassau Family to cover up for their mistakes while blaming the Royal Family of alleged mischief.The bloody nonsense.Time and time again this government proves to be hugely incompetent .

If the press doesn't get their facts straight,one or two of 'm, might be dragged to Court for a trial that will only bring out that that Zeeuws babbelaartje of a PM is absolutely worthless in his handling of the Royal House.Infuriating little s***nose!He should be forced to step down.
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Why are they angry with WA?
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Why are they angry with WA?
I was wondering myself the same: Why are they angry with WA?
Does he have problems with dutch press?
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Old 10-08-2009, 09:27 AM
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I am sure Lucien or Susan Alicia (or other Dutch posters) will share the information.

But I am going to go out on a limb and say that AP lawsuit didn't win him any fans.
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Old 10-08-2009, 09:30 AM
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Because the PM and his infantile croonies in the government didn't/don't ever take responsibility for what is their job towards the RF,let alone us,and now blame the whole hullabaloo as being due to the spoiled Oranges while he himself,and his lot,failed in standing for the responsibility they have towards the Monarch and his/her family per our Constitution.

He handled every single occasion in which there was criticism towards the RF wrong,totally wrong.His croonies,read fellow government members,blame the Prince for all the uproar the house in Mozambique causes and a few other things.All could have been prevented had the PM set his foot right when he had too instead of being such a ,what's the translation for onderkruipsel,incompetent overzealous in all the wrong matters,this national embarrassment of a creature.

Not the Prince or the RF,the PM is to fully blame for all the upheavel.
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Old 10-08-2009, 11:23 AM
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I am sorry but HP/De Tijd isn;'t the only one who feels that way: 37% of the country lost sympathy for the royal family.

Article in Dutch

Why is the criticism to the RF wrong? It is within the powers of the royal family to stop the project in mozambique, to start paying for their private holidays, to offer to pay the renovation costs of HM,'s boat themselves! it would save a lot of embarrassement if they did those things without waiting until the rpime minister tells them to do so.

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An interesting start of the article in HP/De Tijd btw: 'You must have a fantastic life, for which you don't have to do anything special. But that face: angry, always angry. But angry at who, for heaven's sake? And why?'

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I must say it is quite an accomplishment to ruin your carefully build up reputation so quickly. Half a year ago it was better then ever, and now.... On the bright side: after this I would be very surprised if queen Beatrix would abdicate any time soon.

As I said in other posts, ít is too easy to blame everything on the PM. The prince is not a schoolchild, he has a brain, eyes and ears... he sees what is going on and is free to stop the project. But he doesn't. of course the PM should do it for him, but that doesn't mean the prince can't take responsibility himself.

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It didn't, it showed him as a whining person, anry and out of touch with reality (while we are in the midst of an ecomic crisis the prince is on his xxth holiday and nagging about photographers, was the image). Still, the financial issues (air travel costs, costs of the Groene Draeck, the house in Mozambique and the trusts of members of the RF) are much more damaging for the public image of the RF.
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