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Spot on in both cases.


"The group picture of all the young princes and princesses is horrendous!! The guys look weird. "

Absolutely. Such a strange photo.


What are you talking about?! Guess who´s weird...!
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Old 02-25-2007, 10:24 AM
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Maxima ****
Very pregnant and gorgeous as usual the Dutch Princess made her entrance, to her stunning green creation she had a big pearl tiara borrowed from her mother in law.
Nothing is borrowed from her mother-in-law.

In the 1960's all major jewels are transferred in the Foundation Crown Properties House of Orange-Nassau. The Swedish royal family did the same with the Foundation Bernadotte.

This means that even Queen Silvia and Queen Beatrix do 'borrow' their jewels.
The Dutch jewels were put into a foundation and made ‘subservient to an appropriate functioning of the kingship and to the uphold and maintenance of the dignity and prestige of the bearer of the crown and/or his House’
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Old 02-25-2007, 10:50 AM
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I wonder if these people feel somewhat odd in this day and age wearing the expensive tiaras, jewels, dresses/suits, furs just for a party? It seems extravagant and outdated. I can see tiaras/crowns/etc in the 1800's but not today. It looks a little ridiculous.
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Old 02-25-2007, 10:57 AM
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I wouldn't. I'd feel elegant. I remember how elegant and beautiful I felt during my two proms, and I expect they feel similar.
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Old 02-25-2007, 11:06 AM
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It looks wonderful and grand to me .
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Old 02-25-2007, 11:07 AM
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I wonder if these people feel somewhat odd in this day and age wearing the expensive tiaras, jewels, dresses/suits, furs just for a party? It seems extravagant and outdated. I can see tiaras/crowns/etc in the 1800's but not today. It looks a little ridiculous.
What should they do with their tiaras and jewels the own in your opinion. Let the lay in a vault so that the never see the light of the day.
I'm happy that at last the scandinavian Monarchies give big balls where all the Royals wear their tiaras and jewels and not like in the other monarchies black tie.
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Old 02-25-2007, 11:16 AM
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PPE Agency have photos of today sleigh ride .
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Old 02-25-2007, 11:21 AM
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PPE Agency have photos of today sleigh ride .
Lovely photo But that is Ingrid Alexandra and not Sverre Magnus.
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Old 02-25-2007, 11:23 AM
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someone please could tell me why Maxima is the only one wearing a diferente order????... the one that she have is blue, while the others ladys are wearing red
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Old 02-25-2007, 11:26 AM
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Lovely photo But that is Ingrid Alexandra and not Sverre Magnus.
Click on the picture, and then again on the sleigh picture, then you will see more, including some of Sverre Magnus.
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Old 02-25-2007, 11:31 AM
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Thanks for the many links to pictures last days!

Was the queen of Sweden ill? She was NOT with trip in snow!
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Old 02-25-2007, 11:31 AM
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Click on the picture, and then again on the sleigh picture, then you will see more, including some of Sverre Magnus.

Sorry my mistake I thougt It was only one photo...
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Old 02-25-2007, 11:33 AM
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someone please could tell me why Maxima is the only one wearing a diferente order????... the one that she have is blue, while the others ladys are wearing red
usealy she becomes such an order with a state visit; during the 5 years Maxima is princes, there was no State viste from or to Norway. Becourse she is a crown princes she is wearing here Dutch order.
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I thought Marius was supposed to be at the sleighride. I just looked through most of the pictures that have been published and while there were plenty of the "royal" children, ie: Ingrid, Sverre, Maud and Leah, there was no Marius. Guess he didn't make the cut. It must have been a "Royal" only event. It's a good thing they have Morten to ship him off to. Of course, he was allowed to go the other events that were primarily family like the church service and the unveiling of the statue. Perhaps Marius got smart and went off to be with people who consider him a full and equal peer and are probably a lot more fun to be around. This is my opinion only and I am sure some of you will rush to defend the Royals with the standard excuses of why Marius, yet again, appears not to be at an event which the other family children are attending. Perhaps I missed him or perhaps the press didn't think he was anyone important and simply did not take his picture. IMO (and I realize that some of the posters think that I am not entitled to an opinion which is different from theirs or in anyway reflects badly on the Royals), actions speak louder than words. I simply find it very strange that Marius appears not to be attending what is definitely a "family" outing. Perhaps they felt that he would feel out of place among all his royal "betters". And in case you are interested, I feel as strongly about any child in any family, rich or poor, royal or common, being treated differently than the other children in that family. What should matter is the child not who their parents are or are not. Every child should be treated as an "official" equal member of their family. I give Haakon and Mette Marit (for I am sure they were the driving force behind it) full marks for finally getting Marius acknowledged as a full and equal family member on the Royal Family website. Let's hope I just missed Marius and he was attending. I would hate to think of the cream of European royalty subscribing to the idea found in George Orwell's "Animal Farm" that "...All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others..." I hope I have not offended you by my thoughts. I simply had nothing to add to the discussion about who had the nicest dress at the party the night before.
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Old 02-25-2007, 11:36 AM
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at last we can see the kids!!!! sverre is adorale and ingid in a little princess so sweet!
but the cold is terrible
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Old 02-25-2007, 11:44 AM
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someone please could tell me why Maxima is the only one wearing a diferente order????... the one that she have is blue, while the others ladys are wearing red
There has not been a State Visit from the Netherlands to Norway or from Norway to the Netherlands since 02-02-2002.
King Harald V and Queen Sonja visited the Netherlands 11 years ago, in 1996. See this picture.

King Harald has visited the Netherlands in 1996.
Queen Beatrix has visited Norway in 1986.
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Old 02-25-2007, 11:54 AM
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I thought Marius was supposed to be at the sleighride. I just looked through most of the pictures that have been published and while there were plenty of the "royal" children, ie: Ingrid, Sverre, Maud and Leah, there was no Marius. Guess he didn't make the cut. It must have been a "Royal" only event. It's a good thing they have Morten to ship him off to. Of course, he was allowed to go the other events that were primarily family like the church service and the unveiling of the statue. Perhaps Marius got smart and went off to be with people who consider him a full and equal peer and are probably a lot more fun to be around. This is my opinion only and I am sure some of you will rush to defend the Royals with the standard excuses of why Marius, yet again, appears not to be at an event which the other family children are attending. Perhaps I missed him or perhaps the press didn't think he was anyone important and simply did not take his picture. IMO (and I realize that some of the posters think that I am not entitled to an opinion which is different from theirs or in anyway reflects badly on the Royals), actions speak louder than words. I simply find it very strange that Marius appears not to be attending what is definitely a "family" outing. Perhaps they felt that he would feel out of place among all his royal "betters". And in case you are interested, I feel as strongly about any child in any family, rich or poor, royal or common, being treated differently than the other children in that family. What should matter is the child not who their parents are or are not. Every child should be treated as an "official" equal member of their family. I give Haakon and Mette Marit (for I am sure they were the driving force behind it) full marks for finally getting Marius acknowledged as a full and equal family member on the Royal Family website. Let's hope I just missed Marius and he was attending. I would hate to think of the cream of European royalty subscribing to the idea found in George Orwell's "Animal Farm" that "...All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others..." I hope I have not offended you by my thoughts. I simply had nothing to add to the discussion about who had the nicest dress at the party the night before.
Lsme...you are certainly entitled to your opinion...but I think that it is a big assumption to make since all the photos of the sleigh ride have not been seen or posted as of yet.

Furthermore...from what I can see Marius has been treated quite well by the Norwegian Royal Family but let's keep it in perspective. He is not royal and does have additional family members who appear to love him as well. From what I can see...he might be luckier than his siblings...he can take advantage of the perks of being royal but not actually having to deal with the headaches of being royal (ie. the constant press). Also, maybe he is with his father this weekend?
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Old 02-25-2007, 11:55 AM
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Well what I can say...I saw beautiful ladies whose wore almost all beautifull gowns with beautiful jewels...men were beautiful too. So almost everything was beautiful
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Just because Marius isn't present it doesn't necessarily mean he didn't "make the cut". Maybe he is there and we haven't seen all the pictures yet. Or maybe he is with his father and step-mother this weekend.

All the royal men and ladies looked stunning this weekend and I would like to thank everyone who posted links to the pictures.

I think Mette-Marit is the star of the weekend she looked gorgeous at every event, especially in the ball gowns. Although personally I don't think she is pregnant but I could be wrong!
Maxima is second because although she is very heavily pregnant she still looked elegant and her smile lights up the room
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Old 02-25-2007, 12:37 PM
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What should they do with their tiaras and jewels the own in your opinion. Let the lay in a vault so that the never see the light of the day.
I'm happy that at last the scandinavian Monarchies give big balls where all the Royals wear their tiaras and jewels and not like in the other monarchies black tie.
I did not say they cannot wear them and that they had to keep them in a vault. I just said, they look odd and, in my opinion, kind of ridiculous. It is a good idea though.
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