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Old 04-02-2007, 09:23 PM
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Crown Princess Máxima - Current Events Part 7 (Apr-Jun 2007)



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Old 04-04-2007, 02:31 AM
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Ah... the betting is part of 'building up the atmosphere'. I think the Queen and the royal family just smile about it.

In the evening of April 27th 1967 Her Majesty The Queen was called away from a State Banquet. She had to excuse to the King and Queen of Nepal and rushed to the city of Utrecht, in the middle of the country. The State Banquet was left into the good hands of her spouse, Prince Bernhard.

In the Academic Hospital in Utrecht, Princess Beatrix gave birth (via caesarean) to a son. The nation was wild enthusiast. A Prince! A Prince! The royal infant is a Prince! There is a Prince of Orange again! The guns thundered 101 times (instead of 51 times for a Princess). Bells were tolling and flags raised.

Later, in an interview, Queen Juliana told about her mixed feelings. Beside the joy for her first grandchild, she felt the wild roar and joy outside for a Prince as a blow in her face. What about her mother [Queen Wilhelmina], her grandmother [Queen Emma, the Regentess] and what about she herself or her eldest daughter [Princess Beatrix] ? Were these ladies not meritorious and subservient to the best interests of the Kingdom? The Queen knew that the joy was well-meant and natural, but she could not avoid a sadness in her.

The woman both Henri and Marengo refer to said/exclaimed;"A King a King,we have a KING!!" This set off the remark by Queen Juliana in the 1973 documentary by Jan van Hillo on her Silver Jubilee,she was saddened AND annoyd;''n Vrouw uit het publiek....(a woman from the public...)as if all her predecessors were nothing,just women.."

Guess it dates me,oh well never mind that,but I watched it all on the telly then and there,both the scenes outside the hospital at the birth,the woman who exclaimed almost hysterically,as well as the documentary in 1973.
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Old 04-04-2007, 10:17 AM
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The Princess will do one last engagement (the oratio held by professor mrs. Nasbeen, current holder of the Prince Claus Chair) and then disappear from publicity.

The Prince and Princess have made known that they are not interested at all in the gender of the new royal infant. They just hope on a healthy child.

In contrary to the two previous times, the new royal infant will not be shown to the world the same day. Reason: the two previous times Princess Catharina-Amalia and Princess Alexia had signs of undercooling due to the expostion so soon after their birth.

There will be no gunsalute since it is no future Heir, but the premier has requested all public buildings to flag with the national flag and the orange pennant, to mark the festive birth.

There is betting about the gender of the baby. Most betters at brokers predict a Prince to be born.

Thank you for the translation! I understood a little bit, but not enough to be sure. I never knew that Amalia and Alexia had signs of undercooling.
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Old 04-04-2007, 11:41 PM
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Cool

I've just read on another Royal MB that Princess Maxima cancelled her apearance at the Prince Claus chair and the royal baby watch is on.
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Old 04-05-2007, 12:46 AM
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Thanks to all that contributed to telling us the excitement that happened when W-A was born.
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Old 04-05-2007, 07:49 PM
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What an interesting insight...Thank you.

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Old 04-06-2007, 01:59 PM
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Princess Máxima payed a private visite to the Keukenhof with Princesses Amalia and Alexia yesterday.The Princesses were taken on a tour by Keukenhof director P.de Vries.No foto's,sorry.

Keukenhof Holland - Lisse - Keukenhof heet u hartelijk welkom!
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Old 04-06-2007, 02:01 PM
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thank you!!
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Old 04-06-2007, 02:42 PM
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Thanks lucien for the info.

Pity no pics.
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Old 04-06-2007, 04:59 PM
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It is good that she went to this place with the little princesses. Too bad pictures weren't taken.
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Old 04-06-2007, 05:11 PM
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It's nice that they can relax for a day without photographers. Good for her, especially since a new baby is on the way and outings may be fewer soon.
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Old 04-06-2007, 05:48 PM
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Keukenhof Holland - Lisse - Keukenhof heet u hartelijk welkom![/quote]

What a beautiful place!
Thank you for the link .
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Old 04-06-2007, 06:13 PM
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Thank you for the link! This place is simply wonderful...beyond words. What a pity we can't see any photos of the Princesses. Specially for Alexia who must look very "grown-up" since the last time we saw her...

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Old 04-06-2007, 07:51 PM
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Royal visits to the Keukenhof / royal Dutch flowers

What a beautiful place!
Thank you for the link .[/quote]

Indeed. It is a historical and royal place as well.
The park started with Lady Jacoba, Duchess of Bavaria, Countess of Holland, Zealand and Hainaut (1401-1436) who lived nearby on Teylingen Castle.
This large park was used for the flower decorations of her residences but also for the providing of (medicinal and culinar) herbs, vegetables and fruit. It was known as the 'Kitchen Courtyard', working for Lady Jacoba's gigantic Household.

In the centuries the park evolved into a renowned flower park but the name 'Keukenhof' ('Kitchen Courtyard') remained the same.


Willem-Alexander and Máxima at the keukenhof 1

Willem-Alexander and Máxima at the keukenhof 2

Willem-Alexander and Máxima at the keukenhof 3

Willem-Alexander and Máxima at the keukenhof 4

Willem-Alexander and Máxima at the keukenhof 5

Picture
Queen Juliana
Prince Bernhard
The Shahbanou (Farah Diba)
The Shah
Queen Elizabeth II
The Duke of Edinburgh
at the Keukenhof

Picture
Queen Fabiola of the Belgians
King Baudouin of the Belgians
Princess Beatrix
at the Keukenhof

Picture
Queen Juliana
Prince Bernhard
Queen Louise of Sweden
King Gustaf Adolf of Sweden
at the Keukenhof

Picture
Queen Juliana
Queen Elizabth II
at the Keukenhof

The Dutch Royal House is known for always using wonderful Dutch flower decorations. Even the Pope always thanks "for the beautiful flowers from the Netherlands" during the Easter Mass and the blessing Urbi et Orbi at Saint Peter's Square.

Flowers for Constantijn and Laurentien

Flowers for Prinsjesdag

Flowers for the funeral of Prince Bernhard

Flowers for Beatrix and Claus

Flowers for Willem-Alexander and Máxima

The Archbishop of Utrecht, Adrianus Cardinal Simonis blesses the flowers, the florists and the transpoters for this years Easter Mass in Rome, earlier this week

This year's Easter theme will be white/yellow/orange

Dutch flowers for the Pope in 2006

Dutch flowers for the Pope in 2005
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Spectacular flowers (sigh) In Southern California you have to refrigerate your bulbs in order for them to bloom in the spring. Thank you to everyone who shared these glorious blooms.
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ANP had pictures, but because of the mediacode they had to remove them from their site. The newspaper 'Reformatorisch Dagblad' also had a picture, Alexia was walking next to her mother wearing purple.
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ANP had pictures, but because of the mediacode they had to remove them from their site. The newspaper 'Reformatorisch Dagblad' also had a picture, Alexia was walking next to her mother wearing purple.
I take it that is the picture in your avatar Josette Would you be able to post the picture??
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Old 04-07-2007, 07:16 AM
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What a beautiful place!
Thank you for the link .
Indeed. It is a historical and royal place as well.
The park started with Lady Jacoba, Duchess of Bavaria, Countess of Holland, Zealand and Hainaut (1401-1436) who lived nearby on Teylingen Castle.
This large park was used for the flower decorations of her residences but also for the providing of (medicinal and culinar) herbs, vegetables and fruit. It was known as the 'Kitchen Courtyard', working for Lady Jacoba's gigantic Household.

In the centuries the park evolved into a renowned flower park but the name 'Keukenhof' ('Kitchen Courtyard') remained the same.


Willem-Alexander and Máxima at the keukenhof 1

Willem-Alexander and Máxima at the keukenhof 2

Willem-Alexander and Máxima at the keukenhof 3

Willem-Alexander and Máxima at the keukenhof 4

Willem-Alexander and Máxima at the keukenhof 5

Picture
Queen Juliana
Prince Bernhard
The Shahbanou (Farah Diba)
The Shah
Queen Elizabeth II
The Duke of Edinburgh
at the Keukenhof

Picture
Queen Fabiola of the Belgians
King Baudouin of the Belgians
Princess Beatrix
at the Keukenhof

Picture
Queen Juliana
Prince Bernhard
Queen Louise of Sweden
King Gustaf Adolf of Sweden
at the Keukenhof

Picture
Queen Juliana
Queen Elizabth II
at the Keukenhof

The Dutch Royal House is known for always using wonderful Dutch flower decorations. Even the Pope always thanks "for the beautiful flowers from the Netherlands" during the Easter Mass and the blessing Urbi et Orbi at Saint Peter's Square.

Flowers for Constantijn and Laurentien

Flowers for Prinsjesdag

Flowers for the funeral of Prince Bernhard

Flowers for Beatrix and Claus

Flowers for Willem-Alexander and Máxima

The Archbishop of Utrecht, Adrianus Cardinal Simonis blesses the flowers, the florists and the transpoters for this years Easter Mass in Rome, earlier this week

This year's Easter theme will be white/yellow/orange

Dutch flowers for the Pope in 2006

Dutch flowers for the Pope in 2005[/quote]

I'm not much of a flower person but I've got to say thanks Henri M. for posting the pictures of the flowers, they are beautiful.
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Old 04-07-2007, 08:25 AM
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Thank you very much Henry M. for posting the information and pics.
Very interesting!The Keukenhof Park´s well worth a visit. It´s so beautiful!
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This website has one picture of the outing.
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