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Old 11-04-2005, 07:00 PM
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November 4: Princess Margriet opened the exhibition 'Brides of Het Loo', wedding dresses of Princess Margriet and her four daughters-in-law.

www.colourpress.com

The pictures of the actual wedding dresses are posted in 'Wedding Dresses on Display' thread http://www.theroyalforums.com/forums...lay-712-5.html
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Old 11-04-2005, 09:31 PM
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Beautiful! Can't wait to see more photos!
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Old 11-04-2005, 11:06 PM
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Pdas1201, thank you so much for the lovely pictures.:)
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Old 11-04-2005, 11:13 PM
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Thanks lots pdas1201.The Princess looks really elegant as usual, i like the outfit and the hat, the colour really suits her.But the Princess seems really likes this outfit, she had just worn it 10 days ago on her son's Church Service Wedding and now she has worn it again.
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Old 11-05-2005, 04:36 AM
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A few more pictures from Colourpress
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Old 11-05-2005, 08:52 AM
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Yesterday i was with my twinsister at the palace and saw princess margriet with her husband going into the palace.
Unfortunally i could make 3 pictures of the couple because the camera was verry slow.
My own camera is at the factory because he is broken. Hopefully i get my camera back before the christening of alexia!!!
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some more from seegerpress :
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Thanks lots for pics, misshelen and purple platinum.But anyone know what happen and Mr Pieter wear on his finger in the fourth picture?
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Old 11-05-2005, 06:15 PM
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He unfortunately severed it while diving in Malta. Luckily there was apparently a Dr. with him and so they were able to save the finger, get him to a hospital and re-attach it.
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Old 11-05-2005, 06:17 PM
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GREAT photos, misshelen! In one photo, you can see Anita and P-C cutting their wedding cake! Does anyone who has visited know if there are lots more hitherto unpublished photos as part of the exhibit?
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Old 11-07-2005, 05:09 PM
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Yesterday i was with my twinsister at the palace and saw princess margriet with her husband going into the palace.
Unfortunally i could make 3 pictures of the couple because the camera was verry slow.
My own camera is at the factory because he is broken. Hopefully i get my camera back before the christening of alexia!!!
Dutch royal, I'm so glad you went to the exhibit and reported back to us (although I'm sorry to hear about your frustrations with the camera).:(

What did you think of the wedding dresses? Did they look as good in the exhibit as they do in photographs??
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Old 11-10-2005, 12:28 PM
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unfortunally at that day the exhibit was only open for people with a invitation but soon i will be there to look at the dresses!!!!:p :p
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1 more photo link from the bridal exhibition : http://www.royalpress.nl/20051107.html
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Old 11-17-2005, 03:25 AM
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Prof. Mr. Pieter van Vollenhoven will receive the Machiavelli prize next week. The prize is handed out to an official for good 'public communication'.

Pieter is the chairman of the public safety board and is doing research about a fire at a place where they put illigal immigrants in Schiphol, which killed 11 people. Pieter has been in the media a lot these weeks and is very open about his research and made some requests to the ministers of Justice and of Immigrantion.

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Old 11-17-2005, 03:27 AM
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On the Benelux Royals MB a poster called Henri M. did a longer post about this which I shall post here. He does not reveal his source though.

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'The Machiavelli Foundation has awarded prof. mr. Pieter van Vollenhoven, the spouse of Her Royal Highness Princess Margriet of the Netherlands with the Machiavelli Prize 2005.

Prof. mr. Pieter van Vollenhoven is awarded for his never ending efforts to set causes of importance succesfully in the spotlight of both media and politics. He is also alsways able to formulate complicated dossiers in a most clear and correct way, giving a boost to proper communication with the public, the media and the politics.
Professor Van Vollenhoven is closely involved in the field of safety assurance, both at home and abroad.
In 1975 he was invited to act as advisor on road safety to the Minister of Transport, Public Works and Water Management.
He has chaired the following organisations:
• the Road Safety Council
• the Railway Accidents Council
• the Community, Safety and Police Association
• the National Road Safety Fund
• the Council for the Promotion of Safety Impact Studies
• the Transport Safety Board and
• the Safety Investigation Board.

Professor Van Vollenhoven is one of the University’s first professors from practice. The University wishes to benefit from the knowledge and expertise of experts from the business community, government and the health care sector. With his expertise and experience, Professor van Vollenhoven can make a valuable contribution to teaching and research in the field of risk management, in particular the role of independent policy research.
Since February 2005, Professor Van Vollenhoven has been Chairman of the Safety Investigation Board, which is responsible for independent safety investigations in the broadest sense. It carries out investigations not only in the transport sector, but also in sectors such as defence, industry, health care, nature and the environment. The Safety Investigation Board’s predecessor was the Transport Safety Board, which Professor Van Vollenhoven also chaired. This body carried out independent investigations into the causes of serious accidents or incidents in all transport sectors.
The Community, Safety and Police Association
Professor Van Vollenhoven is also Chairman of the Community, Safety and Police Association, an independent organisation that advises on safety issues. The Association is interested in every aspect of safety assurance involving or of importance to the police. Its mission is to contribute to the public debate on improving safety and safety assurance.
Professor Van Vollenhoven also occupies a number of international posts in the field of transport safety.
• He is co-founder and a member of the Board of Directors of the European Transport Safety Council.
• He is co-founder and Chairman Emeritus of the International Transportation Safety Association, in which all transport safety boards are combined.
• From 1990 he spent a few years acting as advisor to Dr Karel van Miert, the European Commissioner for Transport.
• In 2004, Mr Van Vollenhoven was invited to join the Group of Experts on Accident Investigation, which advises the European Commission. '
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Prof. Mr. Pieter van Vollenhoven will receive the Machiavelli prize next week. The prize is handed out to an official for good 'public communication'.

Pieter is the chairman of the public safety board and is doing research about a fire at a place where they put illigal immigrants in Schiphol, which killed 11 people. Pieter has been in the media a lot these weeks and is very open about his research and made some requests to the ministers of Justice and of Immigrantion.

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What a wonderful honour for Pieter. Here is a picture from ANP of the event.
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from http://www.koninklijkhuis.nl/content.jsp?objectid=12200

Princess Magriet will baptize new pilot vessel on 20 January 2006

HRH Princess Margriet of the the Netherlands Friday 20 January 2006 by the Cruiseterminal in Rotterdam the christening of the second SWATH of the Dutch pilot being.

The SWATH (Small water plan Area Twin Wrap) is a pilot vessel with two floating bodies that under almost all weather conditions can become set-in, through which the suspending of the pilot service till a minimum becomes limits.

The SWATH gets the name Perseus and becomes set-in in the Rotterdam-rhine mouth territory. The vessel has a length of 25 meters, a width of 14 meters and has a maximum speed of 18 knots. The construction with the two floating bodies, foresee of computer steering wheel stabilisatievinnen, sees to for a large stability. The SWATH sails permanently in the beloodsinggebied around and brings the pilot to it to beloodsen seas chip or gets him there from.

Rural there are about 430 pilots that annually 90,000 shipping-movements look after. In the region Rotterdam-rhine mouth are about 210 pilot active, that annually approximately 58,000 take on board safe through the Rotterdam-rhine mouth territory pilot.

22 December 2005
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Professor. mr. Pieter van Vollenhoven will visit Rijsbergen and Zundert on 18 January 2006

After the restoration in a version and the signature of a ‘Ode at the old council house' in the old council house of twig mountain a visit is brought at the Dutch Reformed Church in Zundert, better known as the Van Gogh church. Also the future Van Gogh becomes, situated on the birth ground of Vincent of Gogh, visited-house. Mr. Van Vollenhoven will pawn connect the in restoration zijnde symbolically with each other.

In the Cultural Center Van Gogh in Zundert, mr van Vollenhoven will have a meeting have with the administration and a number of volunteers of the Bloemencorso Zundert. Also he will become led get along a number maquettes of the Bloemencorso and an explanation on the design and the production of the vehicles of the winning hamlet 2005. The visit at Zundert is closed with an informal meeting on the city Hall.

In the old council house of the former municipality Rijsbergen currently an exposition space of the new heemkundig Streekhistorisch Museum De Weeghreyse is housed.

The Van Gogh-house has been meant as a honor at the painter and will a view offer on its life in Zundert. At the same time the Van Gogh must become-house an international art center. The Foundation Van Gogh & Zundert works by the realization of this project together with the north brabant museum and with the municipality Nuenen.

The Zunderts bloemencorso exists since 1936 and is the largest corso in the world. Annually thousand volunteers carry from this municipality, divided over seventeen hamlets, by at the design and the building of the splendor vehicle.

16 January 2006
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Happy birthday to Princess Margriet!!!
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