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Old 12-17-2006, 02:03 PM
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In fact Mabel and Laurentien have been much more poised lately than their sister-in-law, Máxima.
IMO that is not a fair statement because Maxima is pregnant afterall.
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Old 12-17-2006, 02:25 PM
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IMO that is not a fair statement because Maxima is pregnant afterall.
You can be pregnant and look dazzling. I have the idea Máxima's performance in her garderobe has gone downhill since a few months. It is amazing that a lady who personally knows couturiers like Gabriela Naum, Valentino and Edouard Vermeulen and has worn Azzedine Alaïa, Issey Miyake, Oscar de la Renta, etc. can look so badly dressed.
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Old 12-17-2006, 02:29 PM
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You can be pregnant and look dazzling. I have the idea Máxima's performance in her garderobe has gone downhill since a few months. It isamazing that a lady who personally knows couturiers like Gabriela Naum, Valentino and Edouard Vermeulen can look so un-princessy.
I think we know how you feel about Maxima's recent appearances...you have made your opinion quite clear...but I thought this thread was about Mabel and Friso?

Back on topic...Mabel has looked lovely as of late. Simple and classic lines work best for her. No more bows
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Old 12-17-2006, 02:33 PM
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I think we know how you feel about Maxima's recent appearances...you have made your opinion quite clear...but I thought this thread was about Mabel and Friso?

Back on topic...Mabel has looked lovely as of late. Simple and classic lines work best for her. No more bows
The bows has nothing to do with a fetish or something by Mabel. The couture by Viktor & Rolf is her favourite and there were bows in their 2004 line. Now that she no longer wears bows is simply because the present Viktor & Rolf collection is without bows.

By the way, she sometimes also wears other designers.
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Old 12-17-2006, 05:04 PM
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Nothing has been announced yet but if it takes after Luana's baptism they will take their time and it will probably only be announced a couple of days before the actual baptism.
tomorrow is a year of luana christening, may be the zaria's baptims will be before christmas
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Today the world has embraced new royal Princesses in the form of Mary of Denmark and Maxima of the Netherlands. But it's questionable whether even these hugely popular, increasingly glamorous future Queens will ever capture the world's imagination in the same way as Diana.
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Old 01-22-2007, 09:19 AM
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22-01-2007 The Hague Princess Mabel is the new patron on the THIMUN Foundation, The Hague International Model United Nations. The princess delivered her Keynote to the General Assembly during the opening ceremony in the World Forum Convention

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Old 01-22-2007, 11:15 AM
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The Princess differs with most royal when it comes to her patronages. She did not became interested because a patronage was offered. She already was with heart and soul involved in human rights, AIDS and democracy. For almost 15 years she has been very active, succesful and influential in these topics.

Hats off for the Princess. She even looked very un-Mabelian but was still beaming. A most interesting lady.

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Old 01-22-2007, 12:03 PM
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Guess three times....

Who do you think is the guy on the black-in-white picture behind Princess Mabel?
Guess three times.....

http://www.ppe-agency.com/500px/Jan2007/07012211.jpg
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Old 01-22-2007, 12:34 PM
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22-01-2007 The Hague Princess Mabel is the new patron on the THIMUN Foundation, The Hague International Model United Nations. The princess delivered her Keynote to the General Assembly during the opening ceremony in the World Forum Convention

from ppe

http://www.ppe-agency.com/500px/Jan2007/07012205.jpg
http://www.ppe-agency.com/500px/Jan2007/07012220.jpg
http://www.ppe-agency.com/500px/Jan2007/07012211.jpg

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http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?z...%20The%20Hague

http://www.thimun.org/2007/main.html
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The dress would look better with highheels!
I think her hair looks very messy... like Maxima's did during the last time...
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Who do you think is the guy on the black-in-white picture behind Princess Mabel?
Guess three times.....

http://www.ppe-agency.com/500px/Jan2007/07012211.jpg
Haha! It's Friso!
http://www.ppe-agency.com/preview.ph...%20The%20Hague

Mabel looks great BTW, I love her bag!
http://www.ppe-agency.com/preview.ph...%20The%20Hague

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Old 01-22-2007, 08:28 PM
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Mabel looks good. I like her more and more.
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Old 01-23-2007, 02:40 AM
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Yes, In the 1980's HRH Prince Johan Friso of the Netherlands (as was his name and title back then) was a representative for the Sultanate of Oman at the International Model United Nations in The Hague.

He had to study about his country Oman and had to make diplomatic moves for the benefit of 'his' adopted country and he did it brilliantly.As you see he even dressed 'Omanesque'.

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I first thought it was Willem-Alexander! But now I see (and read) that it's really Friso! They looked so much alike!

Btw, Mabel looked great! I didn't see any bows during her last engagements! Thumbs up! She finally got it!
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Yes, In the 1980's HRH Prince Johan Friso of the Netherlands (as was his name and title back then) was a representative for the Sultanate of Oman at the International Model United Nations in The Hague.

He had to study about his country Oman and had to make diplomatic moves for the benefit of 'his' adopted country and he did it brilliantly.As you see he even dressed 'Omanesque'.

YAY for MUN!! I was in that program for 4 years in high school and I almost went to the conference in the Hague but it was expensive. Anyway, just a shout out for the MUNers and it's wonderful to see a royal at one of the conferences. It's fitting, I think, seeing that the Hague conference is a very, very big deal to MUNers.
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Zaria will be baptised this weekend, following the website. www.royalblog.nl
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Old 02-22-2007, 07:19 PM
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The Princess differs with most royal when it comes to her patronages. She did not became interested because a patronage was offered. She already was with heart and soul involved in human rights, AIDS and democracy. For almost 15 years she has been very active, succesful and influential in these topics.

Hats off for the Princess. She even looked very un-Mabelian but was still beaming. A most interesting lady.
I agree she has been involved in human rights since the beginning. It is not fair but sometimes when I see her pictures I still think of her contradictions - youthful affair with a notorious mobster, affair with a corrupt (later jailed) and very married foreign minister. What is it? is it the hypocrisy? or the complexity of a publicly good but privately morally corrupt person? I was liked her very much but was very very disappointed in her private behavior/choices. Sometimes even now I still can't get over it.
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oh really, never knew that
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Old 02-22-2007, 08:51 PM
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I agree she has been involved in human rights since the beginning. It is not fair but sometimes when I see her pictures I still think of her contradictions - youthful affair with a notorious mobster, affair with a corrupt (later jailed) and very married foreign minister. What is it? is it the hypocrisy? or the complexity of a publicly good but privately morally corrupt person? I was liked her very much but was very very disappointed in her private behavior/choices. Sometimes even now I still can't get over it.
This is exactly the thing that the Dutch just smell about Mabel. That is why they (me included) never really took a shine to her. She had the opportunity to come clean about her affair with Bruinsma on the eve of her wedding to Friso. When teh pair granted an interview with Dutch national tv. But when asked about it, Mabel got all defensive and terse and denied the whole love affair again. To which the Dutch viewers understandably thought: so much for her supposed brilliance. What a bad sense of PR that girl displayed!

And not only that. When the interviewer inquired about the fact she had a thing for men with power and status, she went point blank into denial again and stated literally: "I am in love with Friso." I watched the interview and she sounded so phoney, so rehearsed.

The next day some newspaper did a poll and found this: most viewers thought that Mabel came across as disingenious.

I have to say I couldn't agree more. Then again, I don't think it's so bad to be a social climber and be ambitious in both your work and private. Most Dutch people don't mind this either. But why be hypocritical about it? People <do> mind that. Hence the fact Mabel is not taken very seriously I think in the Netherlands, despite the undeniable fact she's doing some great work for the Soros foundation and is dedicated in the right direction these days. Oh well. Being her own worst enemy is what she is I think.
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She looks great.She's a graceful lady!
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