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Old 01-23-2008, 03:29 PM
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Well and obviously Maxima and WA are not overly bothered with their carbon footprints, flying to and fro in a matter of days rather then weeks...
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Old 01-24-2008, 10:26 AM
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Well and obviously Maxima and WA are not overly bothered with their carbon footprints, flying to and fro in a matter of days rather then weeks...
So?People do it all the time,big deal.They make up in other ways,by paying another additional eco tax,can't bare to even hear that "sort of new bible" nonsens anymore,upon leaving of an extra 11,50,as of january 7th for all european flights,and 35 to 40 euro's for intercontinental flights.When's your next vacation dahling?Oh prey don't tell,we might all join you....The emmissions that might cause,besides the aircraft...and the fun...

About school,Amalia does not have to go all day every day,yet,she can easily skip a day or two,but as she loves going there she's there daily,going to Grandpa and grandma is fun for any kid,they travel light,sleep most of the time,run around a bit,play a game and hopla,we're there,children are so easy to deal with as any nanny can tell you.......
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Old 01-24-2008, 10:32 AM
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Well, I don't mind them travelling and all that but considering WA talked in his birthday interview about 'consuminderen' and in his water speeches warned for global warning and all that it seems hypocritical (as do most people who are speeching on these things btw).
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Old 01-24-2008, 11:01 AM
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Well, I don't mind them travelling and all that but considering WA talked in his birthday interview about 'consuminderen' and in his water speeches warned for global warming and all that it seems hypocritical (as do most people who are speeching on these things btw).
Oh I think he's man enough to live up to his words,but there are family events and such that make the proverbial exception to any rule.

I just can't stand the seriously over the top credo anymore,by people,in general,who fly several times a year themselves just for fun and because they can.I do.It is really so awfully political correct to open a mouth on behalve of the environment and it's issues,it's falling over getting the opposite effect,and not the effect intended.There are other matters environmentally that can easily be dealt with,but apparently have to take ages,decades before implemented.Why?It is all so hypo as you rightfully said,and here too,you have to know you won the fight before you start isn't it?...
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Old 01-24-2008, 11:10 AM
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Well, I know that in the Netherlands, there are some exceptions to this rule. For instance, when visiting family abroad. However the instance that I know of specifically is this:

If a parent is unable to take vacation time due to work during the schools vacation period, the school and the parents can make arrangements for the child to take a vacations with the parents at another time. For instance, my husbands father was a merchant marine, which meant that he was gone for 6 - 8 months at a time, and then home for 3-4 months at a time, etc. Now since they could not go on family vacations when he was not home, other arrangements were made with the school so that they could have a family vacation. Also, my husband and his brother were allowed to miss school for 2-3 months to travel with their parents on the boat to Asia. They had to keep up with their school work, but were allowed to be out.

So maybe something like that might be the case. These are public people and public children and once the children get older, some of their duties that come along with the position that they are in might interfere with the school periods.
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Old 01-24-2008, 11:46 AM
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Oh absolutely right Empress.

..On a boat to Asia with your parents,how wonderfull that must have been,at the time.Great special arrangements,doing your homework on the deck of a ship beats your room and a parent repeatedly asking you to clean it up...
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Old 01-25-2008, 04:26 PM
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Are you sure Amalia went to Argentina too, lucien? She would be missing a 2nd week of school for something that ´normal´ children would never get days off for.
Alexander and Máxima didn't just go back to celebrate her fathers birthday on january 18th,that is the real date,but also to pick up their girls,Amalia and Alexia,as they had been with their grandparents all the time.
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i am glad to listen that, that they had a great time there with the moternal family, althought I think Alexia may be it is too young to be without mommy!
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Well, I think they are used to spending time with grand parents/ without their parents. Maxima and WA have done some long travels last year(s) to India/Mongolia and Australia/New-Zealand. But I believe Maxima once said that it was harder on the parents than on the girls
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Alexander and Máxima didn't just go back to celebrate her fathers birthday on january 18th,that is the real date,but also to pick up their girls,Amalia and Alexia,as they had been with their grandparents all the time.

Thank you Lucien. That is great. Amalia and Alexia had a long holiday. I hope that they enjoyed themselves.
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WA, Maxima and Queen Beatrix will start their annual ski vacation on 9th February in Lech , according to this artical.


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great they they go on vacation again, but it is not to close to the xmas vacation?????? i suposse you are a royal and you can get as many vacations you want!
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great they they go on vacation again, but it is not to close to the xmas vacation?????? i suposse you are a royal and you can get as many vacations you want!
That´s what they do ,in fact, they have several vacations throughout the year.
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how many vacation they have trhought the year????????????????/
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how many vacation they have trhought the year????????????????/

They go on holiday two times in a year, in summer in Italy and in winter the traditional ski vacation in Lech, Austria.
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They go on holiday two times in a year, in summer in Italy and in winter the traditional ski vacation in Lech, Austria.
And now they also vacation in Argentina. :-)))

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Now? I supposed they were already in the Netherlands! What a loooong vacation.

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Old 01-29-2008, 04:58 PM
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Now? I supposed they were already in the Netherlands! What a loooong vacation.

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they have been back for ages. maxima was present at some event some days ago and they all attended the new year's reception, so it wasn't that long. just a christmas holiday like most of us have.
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they have been back for ages. maxima was present at some event some days ago and they all attended the new year's reception, so it wasn't that long. just a christmas holiday like most of us have.
All of us who has money, not everybody can take vacations, and certenly not everybody can pay flights to other continet!
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