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Old 02-26-2007, 05:08 PM
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I'm not sure (correct me if I'm worng) but I think it's a matter of protocol... And also a nice gesture
Thanks for the answer Juanita. So, is it usual that a Queen curtseys to a King? I never saw this before... I was just confused to see that, especially when the King curtseyed back.


About mabel's dresses:
Dress 1: It was okay, but she should have worn something else then only a bra under it ...
Dress 2: I don't like it at all. She needs to change the designers!
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Old 02-26-2007, 05:12 PM
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I'm not sure (correct me if I'm worng) but I think it's a matter of protocol... And also a nice gesture
I think too that was only a nice gesture. And it was a nice gesture and funny when the King curtsey to the Queen.
Years ago someone told me that if someone ask a girl for a dance and she agree than she should or it would be nice if she before dance and after it curtseys to this person.
Look on old movies...
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Old 02-26-2007, 05:56 PM
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Years ago someone told me that if someone ask a girl for a dance and she agree than she should or it would be nice if she before dance and after it curtseys to this person.
Look on old movies...
I rememberred the old films where the girls usually curtsey.
But my grandmother also said to me that it is a nice gesture and it also shows respect and education.
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Old 02-26-2007, 06:03 PM
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Maxima looked stunning! I totally disliked her first galadress, but the green one was simply beautiful!
It's unbelivable that she again wore a new Tiara! It looked nice on her! But I didn't like her hair ... i like Tiaras much mor worn with hair up!
Maxima wore the Pearl Tiara before, just without the pearls.. it looks better with the pearls.



Question: Why did Queen Sonja curtsey to the King? Protocol or just a nice gesture?
I think it was protocol when Sonja did it. The King is the monarch and the head of the Royal Household so he outranks all other members of the Royal House including the Queen Consort and they show their respect to the Head of the Royal House by curtseying (or bowing if they are men) to the monarch.

It could have been just a nice gesture but normal non-royal people don't curtsey to each other when they start to dance any more. I didn't know the Norwegians were that strict on protocol; but it looked grand and it gave Harald a chance to 'curtsey' back which was quite cute and charming.
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Old 02-26-2007, 06:19 PM
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I don't know what MM was saying, but she wasn't willing to let Cristina go
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Old 02-26-2007, 10:21 PM
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I have to say Princess Martha louise looked absolutley drop dead gorgeous!....I have never seen her look so good, she was hot!....
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Old 02-27-2007, 12:03 AM
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Sorry I'm late in responding to this issue, but I've just read this thread.

I'm not understanding this "bra controversy" with Mabel. I doubt it's even a bra! It's part of the design, not her underwear. Madeleine's was more inappropriate. Mary's was a disappointment. She looked so frumpy in that black dress.

As for Mabel's second dress: <A onclick="urchinTracker ('/outgoing/http_img476_imageshack_us_img476_78_untitled1emr0_jpg');" href="http://img476.imageshack.us/img476/78/untitled1emr0.jpg" target=_blank>http://img476.imageshack.us/img476/78/untitled1emr0.jpg; if you look closely at the bottom, you can see a silk shift/camisole dress so she is wearing something underneath the dress and the only part that is her own skin is the the shoulders and arms.
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Old 02-27-2007, 12:37 AM
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I'm not understanding this "bra controversy" with Mabel. I doubt it's even a bra! It's part of the design, not her underwear. Madeleine's was more inappropriate. Mary's was a disappointment. She looked so frumpy in that black dress.

But it looks like a bra, and it's designed to function like one, because you wouldn't be able to wear one with the dress. Re: Madeleine....I see a difference between dressing inappropriately for the situation, but still looking good and dressing inappropriately for the situation and looking bad. The dress looked very good on her, it fit her well, nothing was falling out or hanging out....it was at cocktail length, though and that wasn't right for the event. She is a 24 year old woman, so she should dress like one.

Re: Mary, once again, she's pregnant and may have dressed more for comfort and ease than making the Best Dressed list.
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Old 02-27-2007, 12:56 AM
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I love Madeleine, but that dress was more appropiate for a Mick Jagger girlfriend in the Teen Choice Awards than a royal woman in a gala event, regardless her age

Victoria is the other side of the spectrum, she looks like a middle aged matron with her dress (Dennis, forgive me)
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Old 02-27-2007, 05:37 AM
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Madeleine is a really beautiful girl. But with her outfit she looked more like a common beauty queen than a true-blue princess. And I am so sorry but that is not a compliment. :( (Nothing against beauty queens here but class-wise, there's really a huge gap between the two...)
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Old 02-27-2007, 05:43 AM
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My favorite Infanta Cristina in the supper in full dress, he was really beautiful and elegant, the dress was very pretty is of which I have liked more.
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Old 02-27-2007, 06:37 AM
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I really didnt like the red dress mabel wore !
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Old 02-27-2007, 08:29 AM
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Does anyone know why Pavlos and Marie Chantal didn't attend? They had been on the official guest list.
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Old 02-27-2007, 11:06 AM
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So far the best has been Princess Maxima.

I agree with you! I love evrything: the dress, the jewel and the hairstyle.
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Old 02-27-2007, 11:35 AM
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My favorite Infanta Cristina in the supper in full dress, he was really beautiful and elegant, the dress was very pretty is of which I have liked more.
Ditto sis, I totally agree with you
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Old 02-27-2007, 11:35 AM
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Can someone show a bra to the Dutch royals (cept for Maxima)? Please. Beautiful dresses and they don't wear the proper undergarments.
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Old 02-27-2007, 12:18 PM
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Can someone show a bra to the Dutch royals (cept for Maxima)? Please. Beautiful dresses and they don't wear the proper undergarments.
I honestly do not spot any problem with the bustes of both Princesses.

Can you please explain me what was the problem with the busteholders of Princess Mabel?

Princess Mabel 1

Princess Mabel 2

And can you please also explain me what was the problem with the busteholders of Princess Laurentien?

Princess Laurentien 1

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Thank you, in advance.
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Old 02-27-2007, 12:57 PM
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Old 02-27-2007, 01:00 PM
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Princess Mabel's style

Princess Mabel is an adept to the designs of the worldfamous couturiers Viktor & Rolf, she already was befriended with before she became a princess.

Taste is in the eye of the beholder, but it is clear that the Princess simply follows the collection of Viktor & Rolf. They used bows, then futuristic designs, and now they use see-through (but not naked) in their 2007 collection.

The V&R collections are always praised in the Mecca of Couture - Paris - for their technical craftmanship in their designs. At last the Princess showed she is not afraid to wear what she likes to wear. That is the Mabel we know.

A Mabelian gown by Viktor & Rolf - in black

This was Princess Mabel's gown - in white

Princess Mabel maybe could better have opted for this 'less naked' option (wíth a bow hehehe)

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Old 02-27-2007, 01:24 PM
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In terms of royal "support",Mabel isn't so bad. However in close ups of Princess Laurentien one can see that she really needs a bra. This is especially evident in close ups of the red halter dress.

Regarding Mabel's dresses: Not everything that comes down the runway is suitable for wearing at dignified functions like royal events. This doesn't mean that she cannot wear V&R at royal events, just she must choose more tasteful outfits than the attention-grabbing, shear dresses she wore this past weekend.

Example of an appropriate and tasteful gown V&R gown: http://www.ppe-agency.com/500px/Dec2005/05121703.jpg
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