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Old 02-17-2004, 04:36 PM
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Does anyone have an english translation for the Voor Amalia video? I'd greatly appreciate it!
This is not a translation, but an article about the broadcast with also some things that WA and Maxima have said. I'm not sure, but maybe it was already posted here on this site (by Linda?), but well here is it again (?):

Proud royal parents thank nation for best wishes

5 February 2004

AMSTERDAM — Crown Prince Willem Alexander and Princess Maxima publicly thanked the nation on Wednesday night for the presents, letters and best wishes following the birth of their daughter Princess Amalia last year.

During a special appearance on public television station Nederland 2, the popular royal couple said the Netherlands' future queen is doing extremely well, reported Dutch public news service NOS.

"She is perfectly healthy. She doesn't cry much, only if she is hungry. If she eats, she eats a lot. She is increasingly alert and looks with huge curious eyes at the world," proud mother Princess Maxima said.

The Argentinean-born Maxima also said the royal couple's carefree times were behind it: "We are now 100 percent responsible for someone's life, but it is a very happy period."

Maxima also admitted that Prince Willem-Alexander is more practical than herself, joking that she is "little bit Latin" in that respect.

The royal couple were filmed in their Wassenaar mansion Villa Eikenhorst and the royal place Paleis Noordeinde, the royal family's working palace, in The Hague. Footage showed Willem, Maxima and Amalia looking at the large number of presents lining her nursery.

They also admitted being incredilby impressed by the amount of presents as Prince Willem-Alexander showed his daughter gum boots, a swiming life jacket and Friesian iceskates. "You must learn to skate in Friesland," he told her. "Just like your father," Maxima added.

During the broadcast, called Voor Amalia (For Amalia), the crown prince's words also conveyed the feeling that both he and his wife regretted the fact that Prince Claus — the father of Prince Willem-Alexander — did not live long enough to have experienced the birth of his granddaughter.

Prince Claus died in October 2002 after a long battle with illness, but was still alive when his first grandchild Eloise was born. Princess Laurentien, the wife of Claus' youngest son Prince Constantijn, gave birth to Eloise in June 2002.

The broadcast also revealed that Princess Amalia sleeps in a cradle that Queen Wilhelmina received in 1909 for the birth of Princess Juliana, the mother of the present Dutch monarch, Queen Beatrix. Both Prince Willem-Alexander and Queen Beatrix slept in the same cradle.

Meanwhile, the official website of the royal family (www.koninklijkhuis.nl) has also published a letter thanking the Dutch nation.

Much of the letter is written as though Amalia herself is speaking, describing her appearance in the arms of her father in front of the nation's media just four hours after her birth. Then press conference was held in the Bronovo Hospital in The Hague, were Amalia was born on 7 December.

It has also been announced that all Dutch municipal authorities will be able to plant an "Amalia tree" in the Spring. The national forestry service, Staatsbosbeheer, and the national tree holiday foundation, Stichting Nationale Boomfeestdag, will make 5m trees available to the nation's municipal councils.

The only conditon is that the trees must be planted by children on national tree day on 24 March.


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Old 03-01-2004, 04:16 PM
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Maxima brings an unexpected visit to Den Bosch.

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Old 04-13-2004, 08:34 AM
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Prince Willem-Alexander and Princess Máxima don't come to the opening performance from the film 'the Girl with a Pearl Earring' this evening in Den Haag. Princess Máxima have influenza! :(
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Old 04-13-2004, 08:58 AM
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Poor Maxima :( , I hope she will feel well soon.
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Maxima is probably trying to lose weight by smoking. Well anyway, I hope she's not nursing her daughter. Breastfeeding.com says, "nursing mothers should avoid smoking. Nicotine can cause vomiting, diarrhea and restlessness for the baby, as well as decreased milk production for the mother. Maternal smoking or passive smoke may increase the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) and may increase respiratory and ear infections."
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Old 04-14-2004, 01:47 PM
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this is just irresponsible. about the breastfeeding: who would not do that nowadays that one knows all the positive effects that has for the mothers health??
incredible...
you know: when i saw those photos, for the first time ever i thought i dont like maxima all that much.
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...you know: when i saw those photos, for the first time ever i thought i dont like maxima all that much.
We don't know (for sure) if she's nursing her daughter. So, for now, let's refrain from critizing her.
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Old 04-14-2004, 02:03 PM
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this is just irresponsible. about the breastfeeding: who would not do that nowadays that one knows all the positive effects that has for the mothers health??
incredible...
Well, some of these people are ignorant or just plain stupid.
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this is just irresponsible. about the breastfeeding: who would not do that nowadays that one knows all the positive effects that has for the mothers health??
incredible...
Well, some of these people are ignorant or just plain stupid.
Or maybe they aren't ignorant or stupid. Maybe they just don't want to as a personal choice for their own reasons. They could actually still be good people and not breastfeed their children. Or is that all people who don't breastfeed are ignorant, stupid horrible people?
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Old 04-14-2004, 03:20 PM
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Or maybe they aren't ignorant or stupid. Maybe they just don't want to as a personal choice for their own reasons. They could actually still be good people and not breastfeed their children. Or is that all people who don't breastfeed are ignorant, stupid horrible people?
You must have misunderstood me. I was talking about women who smoke and breastfeed.
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Or maybe they aren't ignorant or stupid. Maybe they just don't want to as a personal choice for their own reasons. They could actually still be good people and not breastfeed their children. Or is that all people who don't breastfeed are ignorant, stupid horrible people?
You must have misunderstood me. I was talking about women who smoke and breastfeed.
I didn't misunderstand you. I am hardly simple. However, your message makes it appear as though you are speaking in general about those who choose not to breastfeed and not about individuals who smoke and breastfeed. Thanks for the clarification, however.
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I was watching a video clip of Princess Maxima at the International Women's Day conference and I was wondering if anyone has heard her speak in Spanish? I've seen videos of her speaking both Dutch and English but never her native tongue. Does anyone have a link of her speaking in Spanish?


P.S. Here's the link to the video in case anyone would like to watch:
Interview met Prinses Maxima
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Old 04-16-2004, 04:32 AM
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there is one short video of the introduction tour, where she visits a spanish class. she doesnt speak much but what she says is i spanish, ill have a look and post the link.

but: would you be able to post the link to the page where she speaks english? i have never heard her speaking in english, am very curious.

thanks in advance
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Old 04-19-2004, 01:32 PM
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She looks prettier in the vid than from her photos, but she also looks much older. Too much smoking and sun, I think.
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yes, i agree with that. how can she do this to herself and her surroundings...irresponsible
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yes, i agree with that. how can she do this to herself and her surroundings...irresponsible
Some people just don't care. They think of it as a personal choice and are willing to accept the long term consequences of their smoking on their health. However, if anyone is uncomfortable with somoneo smoking around them, they should speak up or move away from them.
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Originally posted by Jacqueline+Apr 20th, 2004 - 11:35 am--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (Jacqueline @ Apr 20th, 2004 - 11:35 am)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-karolinabraganza@Apr 20th, 2004 - 8:42 am
yes, i agree with that. how can she do this to herself and her surroundings...irresponsible
Some people just don&#39;t care. They think of it as a personal choice and are willing to accept the long term consequences of their smoking on their health. However, if anyone is uncomfortable with somoneo smoking around them, they should speak up or move away from them. [/b][/quote]
i think it is more tzhan your own life as son as you dont live on your own. and particularely having a child, a baby on top of everything, its simply incredibly harmful for the baby, which cannot walk away from its mother. i just dont understand. especially now that one knows that breat-feeding is very very healthy for the mother as well.
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From BRMB:

Yesterday HRH the Prince of Orange was member of a forum which discussed sustainable development with several UN organizations.

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His speech

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The Prince is discussing something with mr Klaus Töpfer, chairman of the forum
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Old 04-26-2004, 06:00 AM
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the Crown Prince will celebrate his37th birthday in South Africa tomorrow, participating at the celeberations for the end of the aparthaid regime. most likely invited by the family friend nelson mandela.

lets post pictures of this. does anyone know whether maxima goes with him? apparently other royals are coming as well.
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the Crown Prince will celebrate his37th birthday in South Africa tomorrow, participating at the celeberations for the end of the aparthaid regime. most likely invited by the family friend nelson mandela.

lets post pictures of this. does anyone know whether maxima goes with him? apparently other royals are coming as well.
I have heard that Astrid of Belgium will be in attendance, as well.
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