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Old 07-04-2007, 09:23 AM
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Princess Laurentien today at the opening of the "Brede School" ,Amsterdam.
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Has she been reading our Forum I wonder,from avant-garde to lace is a U-turn.

Not her fauld ofcourse,this terribly political correct school,just wish that they deliver much better in the knowledge department,but that goes for most schools and higher education at any level here.All the changes haven't been changes for the better,just a change for the heck of it,whimsical,useless,pointless and desastrous IMO.
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Old 07-05-2007, 10:43 PM
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Prince Constantijn knows Laurentien almost for 35 years since her father Laurens-Jan Brinkhorst (until Feb. 2007 vice-premier) and her mother Jantien Brinkhorst-Heringa are longtime private friends to The Queen.

Princess Laurentien's mother was one of the ladies which shared Princess Beatrix' house when she studied at Leyden University in the 1960's. She and The Queen are befriended for almost 50 years....

The Brinkhorst family so now and then visited Drakensteyn estate and little Laurentien was playing with little Constantijn, not knowing that three decades later they would be married....

I know, and even though in theory that's pretty romantic a concept indeed, falling in love with a childhood friend, I for the life of me cannot fathom falling for any of the kids of my parents' friends that I grew up with. Nothing against the people in question at all, on the contrary, some of them turned out great, smart, handsome, etc.

But it's just..when you grow up together almost, then, and I'm speaking for myself here obviously, then I'd see these people more as cousins or siblings, or something along those lines, and not as potential partners. So in that sense, I find the fact they grew up together even weirder, sorry. Also isn't there the element that as a person, you want to go your own path, choose your own friends etc.etc., and not people that your parents practically picked for you if they could help it..

I mean, I'm all for tradition, but marrying either a cousin or the child of my parent's friends is really a pretty, dare I say it, creepy idea to me.

All the same, I do appreciate Laurentien, as I said before. She truly seems the kind of woman one would like to have as a friend, warm, interested, fun, kind, intelligent without judging, etc. (not withstanding the fact she's a PR pro so would know how to impress people through the media, but all the same, I think it's safe to say she's an asset to this royal family)
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Old 07-06-2007, 06:05 AM
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Princess Laurentien today at the opening of the "Brede School" ,Amsterdam.
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Has she been reading our Forum I wonder,from avant-garde to lace is a U-turn.
She really knows how to impersonate the mad hatter, don't you think?
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Old 07-06-2007, 06:30 AM
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Yes she does not lack a sense of humor or maybe she had not choice but to join in the fun, but again what is she wearing, a little house on the prairie blouse with a short sleeved sweater, it is almost as silly as her hat.


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She really knows how to impersonate the mad hatter, don't you think?
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Old 07-07-2007, 01:02 PM
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Princess Laurentien opened Europe's biggest local library

Her Royal Highness Princess Laurentien of the Netherlands has opened the new building of the Amsterdam Public Library, Europe's biggest local library.

impression of the library 1

impression of the library 2

impression of the library 3

The Princess admires the building and the panorama over Amsterdam

The Princess reads a short story to children

The Princess declares the new library for open

The Princess is escorted outside by the Mayor of Amsterdam, prof. dr. J. Cohen
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Old 07-07-2007, 02:42 PM
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Princess Laurentien is not only a very important person inside the royal family, she is also a wonderful person in public, so to see.

Besides quite laurentienesque outfits, I think she does a great job in the shadow of the omnipresent Máxima.

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Old 07-07-2007, 10:24 PM
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Princess Laurentien is not only a very important person inside the royal family, she is also a wonderful person in public, so to see.

Besides quite laurentienesque outfits, I think she does a great job in the shadow of the omnipresent Máxima.


I think you are quite right. Laurentien does an excellent job. IMO, Queen Beatrix should be and most likely is very proud of both Maxima & Laurentien.
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Old 07-11-2007, 04:14 AM
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that's a wonderful picture, Patrick! One of the best I've seen of Princess L.! Thanks for sharing!
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Old 07-11-2007, 04:17 AM
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Princess Laurentien today at the opening of the "Brede School" ,Amsterdam.
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Courtesy PPE/Buys.

Has she been reading our Forum I wonder,from avant-garde to lace is a U-turn.

Not her fauld ofcourse,this terribly political correct school,just wish that they deliver much better in the knowledge department,but that goes for most schools and higher education at any level here.All the changes haven't been changes for the better,just a change for the heck of it,whimsical,useless,pointless and desastrous IMO.
off topic I guess but I agree, I stopped following Dutch education a long time ago, it's getting too confusing
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Old 07-21-2007, 03:56 PM
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Have any body a link about the interview from Laurentien and constantijn from may 2001. maybe a video?
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Old 08-11-2007, 05:18 PM
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Prince Constantijn and Princess Laurentien opened the canal festival in AMsterdam tonight, pictures from ANP:

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I love her dress! It actually looks as if she's toned it down a bit.
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Old 08-11-2007, 05:47 PM
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I agree, she looks smashing in it, and it is very appropriate for the event and the weather. The couple looks radiant btw.
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Old 08-12-2007, 04:04 AM
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I agree, she looks smashing in it, and it is very appropriate for the event and the weather. The couple looks radiant btw.
A wonderfull and sympathetic couple:
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Old 08-13-2007, 10:00 PM
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Laurentien looks good, she obviously enjoyed the (Italian?) sun... I love her dress and hairstyle, it suits her.
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I love her dress! It actually looks as if she's toned it down a bit.


I hope she has toned it down because she looks wonderful! I very rarely say that about her clothing.
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Old 08-22-2007, 05:05 PM
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I like her summer dress. They are a nice couple together. I also love the grey outfit she wore at the opening of the library, she looks very elegant in it.
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Old 08-22-2007, 05:48 PM
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I hope she has toned it down because she looks wonderful! I very rarely say that about her clothing.
Between Princess Laurentien toning down her clothes and Infanta Elena losing the braid, it makes one wonder if they are sneaking a peek now and then.
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Old 08-23-2007, 02:56 AM
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Princess Laurentien is a 40 years old lady, a very active mother of two little ladies and one lord (Countess Eloïse, Count Claus-Casimir and Countess Leonore).

She is doing a lot of efforts to keep her body slim and straight. You can see she attachs a lot of importance to fitness and physical shape. There are not that much women for her age, with three children, with such a fantastic body.

Her clothing is feed for conversation since she came on the royal stage some 7 years ago. But I like it that we can see three totally different ladies (Laurentien, Mabel and Máxima) in the Queen's family. When we look to the sons of Princess Margriet: all of them are married to interchangeable clones and I never managed to keep Aimée, Marilène, Annette etc. apart. They are not that outspoken in features, character and clothing.



Yes, now that the style laurentienesque has become a bit more subdued, I like it very much.
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