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Old 04-29-2006, 07:12 AM
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In the picture posted by Purple Platinum, Pieter's brother almost looks like his identicle twin!

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Old 04-29-2006, 01:23 PM
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Where is Anita?
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Old 04-29-2006, 01:29 PM
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Where is Anita?
Please see Purple_Platinum's post, just a few posts above this one!

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Princess Anita had the flu so she can't come.
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Old 04-29-2006, 01:30 PM
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no it's Aimée and Floris, not Anita
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Old 04-29-2006, 01:46 PM
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no it's Aimée and Floris, not Anita
Aimee & Floris attended. Only Anita was NOT there.:)

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Old 04-29-2006, 02:32 PM
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Annual report of the popularity of dutch monarchy.

copyrighted by nos, that made the research and translated kindly by henri m. into english for brmb

Traditionally the national public broadcasting corporation NOS organizes an extended enquête about the monarchy. Here are the results.
Between brackets are last year's figures.
The Netherlands should remain a monarchy:
(79%) 79%

The Netherlands should become a republic:
(21%) 21%
Ik prefer it that the Netherlands remain a monarchy, but I don't think it is bad when it becomes a republic:
(20%) 26%

Ik prefer it that the Netherlands become a republic, but I don't think it is bad when it remains a monarchy:
(10%) 12%

I want the Netherlands to become a republic now:
(10%) 11%

What is your opinion on Queen Beatrix?
Not sympathic (21%) 12%
Sympathic (68%) 78%
Boring (49%) 35%
Interesting (37%) 48%
Distant (70%) 54%
Close to the people (24%) 38%
Conservative (56%) 51%
Progressive (20%) 28%

What is your opinion on Prince Willem-Alexander?
Not sympathic (10%) 8%
Sympathic (82%) 84%
Boring (53%) 37%
Interesting (35%) 51%
Distant (24%) 20%
Close to the people (66%) 71%
Conservative (32%) 28%
Progressive (40%) 47%

The Prince of Orange is suitable as head-of-state?
suitable as head-of-state (69%) 75%
not suitable as head-of-state (17%) 16%

What is your opinion on Princess Máxima?
Not sympathic (3%) 4%
Sympathic (93%) 92%
Boring (9%) 7%
Interesting (82%) 84%
Distant (8%) 8%
Close to the people (86%) 85%
Conservative (14%) 19%
Progressive (63%) 59%
Which members of the Royal House are the most sympathic?

Prinsess Máxima (78%) 72%
Prince Willem-Alexander (40%) 46%
Queen Beatrix (25%) 37%
Princess Laurentien (17%) 18%
Prince Constantijn (12%) 13%
Princess Catharina-Amalia (8%) 13%
Prince Friso (7%) 7%
Princess Mabel (5%) 3%

The Queen should get more political powers:
(13%) 8%

The Queen's political powers are exactly good enough:
(45%) 56%

The Queen should not have any political powers at all:
(39%) 35%
What is your opinion when Queen Beatrix sometimes ignores the politics?
I have a lot of problems with that (18%) 19%
I have some problems with that (21%) 19%
I have not such problems with that (31%) 34%
I have no problems with that at all (24%) 20%

The fact that the eldest child is the Heir is outdated:
Agree completely (27%) 22%
Agree for a great deal (20%) 22%
Don't agree or disagree (16%) 16%
Disagree for a great deal (15%) 15%
Disagree completely (19%) 23%

When should Queen Beatrix abdicate?
As quick as possible (12%) 8%
In 2007, on Prince Willem-Alexander's 40th birthday (12%) 17%
In 2010, when she is Reigns for 30 years (11%) 15%
In 2013, on Queen Beatrix' 75th birthday (4%) 5%
When Princess Catharina-Amalia is elder than 10 years (12%) 3%
As late as possible (12%) 9%

When will Queen Beatrix abdicate,do you think?
Before 2007 (3%) 0%
In 2007, on Prince Willem-Alexander's 40th birthday (8%) 6%
In 2008, on Queen Beatrix' 70th birthday (15%) 22%
In 2010, when she Reigns for 30 years (19%) 24%
In 2013, on Queen Beatrix' 75th birthday (11%) 14%
When the children of Prince Willem-Alexander and Princess Máxima are 10 years or elder (16%) 9%
In or after 2018 (5%) 4%
Doesn't know (23%) 21%

Prefer for King of Queen at present:
Queen Beatrix 42%
King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima 41%
Doesn't know 17%

Confidence in Prince Willem-Alexander as King of the Netherlands:
Very much confidence (20%) 26%
Much confidence (42%) 39%
Nor much neither little confidence (20%) 19%
Little confidence (6%) 6%
Very little confidence (9%) 7%

How satisfied are you with the way how Queen Beatrix has reigned?
Very satisfied (16%) 24%
(Quite) satisfied (39%) 35%
Nor satisfied neither unsatisfied (23%) 16%
(Quite) unsatisfied (28%) 19%
Very unsatisfied (5%) 3%

Which qualifications are applicable for the way Queen Beatrix has reigned in the past 25 years?
Formal (78%) 76%
Involved (49%) 59%
Empathic (43%) 50%
Human (36%) 47%
Energic (30%) 35%
Distant (47%) 32%
Unpartial (24%) 31%
Kind, pleasant (28%) 25%
Stiff, tough (27%) 18%
Hard (16%) 10%
Fun (4%) 6%
Comic(al) (2%) 1%

What will the Queen do if she disagrees with a minister, do you think?
She will never let know her disagreement (6%) 6%
She will carefully express what she thinks but not put the minister under pressure (22%) 25%
She will carefully express what she thinks and put the minister under pressure (40%) 41%
She will let know what she thinks and will try to prevent it will pass (21%) 18%
She will obstruct it to the maximum (5%) 5%

What has your greates approval in the way the Queen fulfills her duties?
Representation of the Netherlands in foreign countries (62%) 75%
Comforting role when there have been disasters (48%) 60%
Her Ceremonial role (55%) 59%
Being a binding element in the Dutch society (43%) 50%
Her influence on the Government (27%) 32%
Her Addresses to the nation (20%) 25%

How is the distance between Queen Beatrix and the 'common people'
Very distant (19%) 13%
Distant (18%) 15%
Quite distant (35%) 32%
Not distant and not close (21%) 29%
Quite close (4%) 8%
Close (2%) 1%
Very close (1%) 1%

Do you think the Queen has shown herself more as a human being, in the latest years?
Yes (58%) 72%
No (32%) 20%

Do you think the Queen should present her more as a human being?
Yes (58%) 53%
No (30%) 36%

Do you think that Prince Willem-Alexander and Princess Máxima are preparing themselves well on a coming kingship?
Yes 65%
No 8%
Don't know 27%

Are watermanagement and sports good topics for Prince Willem-Alexander or should he give more attention to other topics?
Good topic 62%
Other topics better 18%
Don't know 20%

Do you think that integration and micro-credits are good topics for Princess Máxima, or should she give more attention to other topics/
Good topic 78%
Other topics better 9%
Don't know 13%

What is your opinion on the way Prince Willem-Alexander and Princess Máxima handle the media?
Too formal 10%
Exactly good 80%
Too informal 2%
Don't know 8%

Do you think it is justified that Prince Willem-Alexander and Princess Máxima take juridical steps against media when they publish pictures taken without approval?
Yes 81%
No 15%
Don't know 4%

Do you see pictures which were not officially taken?
I'm never interested in pictures from the Royal House 36%
Out of principle I will not see these pictures 6%
I will see these pictures with extra interest 9%
Does not make any difference for me 44%
Don't know 4%

Do you think Prince Willem-Alexander and Princess Máxima will modernize the kingship?
Yes 58%
No 25%
Don't know 17%
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Old 05-04-2006, 04:50 PM
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Interesting poll. They obviously like to have the dutch monarchy. What do the percentages in parenthesis mean?
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Old 05-04-2006, 05:44 PM
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Interesting poll. They obviously like to have the dutch monarchy. What do the percentages in parenthesis mean?
They are the figures from last year's poll, just so you can compare any changes in opinion.
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Old 05-04-2006, 07:43 PM
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Where is Anita?

She did not attend the Queen birthday celebrations either???
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Old 05-04-2006, 08:35 PM
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Photos from Royal Press Europe
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The Royal Family of Holland, vacations in Italy.

After festivity of the Day of Queen or, which is the same, 68º birthday of Queen Beatrix, the Dutch Royal Family traveled to Italy to enjoy deserved days of rest. In this pretty familiar stamp, Reina is arranged to photograph her granddaughter, who is in arms of her mother, princess Maxima.

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Old 05-05-2006, 09:00 AM
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are there more pictures from their vacations?

I think it's time for them to realx a bit. :) The last weeks have been quiet busy. The State Visit from Luxembourg, Koninginnedag, the Birthday of Carl Gustav (and the Queen attending this event .I don't know what it was )...
Time for Holidays!
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She did not attend the Queen birthday celebrations either???
If you would be so kind and read the posts above you'd know that Princess Anita has the flu and is resting at home, not attending any royal engagements.
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Time for a new thread, which can be found here

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