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Old 07-07-2006, 08:49 AM
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Maxi, you don't have to believe that she flew to Rome only for shopping. But there seriously is a discussion in the politics about the royal family using the royal plane for all their private trips. I think it's time for the royals to pay for private flights and then they can do whatever they want.

Personally I don't like the red nails Maxima is wearing at the Appetjes event.
The discussion you refer to is a typical frumpy dutch pecunia issue by a party that wishes to play the mind of the vox populi in these "expensive times".

As a Head of State,and as the First Family in the land,(as well as the government ministers),(the present opposition loved flying the KBX while still in government,salon socialists,a special breed,love to kick at anything until they can use 'm themselves)they are entitled to the use of the KBX.So,and what if anyone flies to Valentino in Rome to fit some pieces of cloth?They will wear it representing the Netherlands on the right occasion.And for us to OH and AH while worn with the appropiate jewelry.

Furthermore,the Family is far from snobby,they detest that in a person,any person.Makes some posters shift in their seats,now doesn't it?

Note:not directed to anyone in particular,just those whom the shoe fits...
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Old 07-07-2006, 11:08 AM
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Lucien, terribly well put. This nitpicking about costs in the dutch press/piublic (and most of the time without good knowledge of the situation) has annoyed me for years as well...
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Old 09-07-2006, 01:57 AM
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Yesterday several members of the Dutch Royal Family attended the 10th anniversary of the Price Claus Fund.



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Old 09-07-2006, 03:34 AM
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Did Queen Beatrix not attend the ceremony?
She used to be there the last years, didn't she?
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Old 09-07-2006, 04:45 AM
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Did Queen Beatrix not attend the ceremony?
She used to be there the last years, didn't she?
She did attend the ceremony, but wasn’t seated next to her eldest sons. So here she is (anp)


This news clip offers some insights. (source rtl.nl)
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Old 09-07-2006, 05:07 AM
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She did attend the ceremony, but wasn’t seated next to her sons. So here she is (anp)


This news clip offers some insights. (source rtl.nl)
thanks, johann!
Nice to see her wearing red again!
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Old 09-07-2006, 10:09 AM
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Joris on the Benelux Royals Message Board posted this great link to a photo report on Queen Beatrix and her sons Friso and Constantijn visiting the newly renovated Ridderzaal this week. This is where we all look forward to seeing Prinsjesdag taking place soon!


One of the pictures, from vrom.nl
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Old 09-07-2006, 12:31 PM
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A very beautiful picture, GrandDuchess! The Ridderzaal definitely is very beautiful! Prinsjesdag will take place on September 19th this year, I think.

Here's another pic from yesterday!
From the Dutch Newspaper Telegraaf

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Old 09-09-2006, 05:15 AM
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Joris on the Benelux Royals Message Board posted this great link to a photo report on Queen Beatrix and her sons Friso and Constantijn visiting the newly renovated Ridderzaal this week. This is where we all look forward to seeing Prinsjesdag taking place soon!


One of the pictures, from vrom.nl
Thanks for posting that link here GD.

I am not to sure if I like the result though. The tapesteries on the walls look very nice, as do the chandeliers and the pilars.

I donīt like what they did to the fireplace though, especially the emblem of the European Union on top (donīt like the estethics of it, I have nothing against Europe).

Furthermore I think the throne looks a bit out of place, it ruins the simetrics of the hall. The platform oin which the throne has been places seems much smaller, as doies the canopy above it. The towelreck behind the throne and the now visible window (and wall) give it an empty look. The cloth of the throne and canopy is very beautiful though.

Another thing which I dislike is that they took away the flags from the roof. As the shields are probably all on the walls now it would be a bit double to have flags on the roof, but this way it looks empty.
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Old 09-11-2006, 02:13 PM
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Another picture link from Royal Images :

http://www.royalimages.nl/theme/theme.asp?themeid=672

here are some of the photos..

Queen Beatrix, princes Willem-Alexander, Friso and Constantijn, and the princesses Mabel and Laurentien are present at the celebration of the 10th anniversary of Prince Claus Fund in The Hague. Prince Claus fund is a platform for intercultural exchange. Prince Constantijn speeches. He is, with his brother prince Friso, chairman of honour of prince Claus fund.

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Old 09-11-2006, 05:41 PM
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Laurentien is looking far to eagerly at those african clothes IMO. We should get very worried for Prinsjesdag!



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Will the Dutch royals have like a photo shoot for Christmas?
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Old 12-21-2006, 01:22 PM
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Will the Dutch royals have like a photo shoot for Christmas?


I hope so it'll be nice to see them all together, it'll be nice also (a bit out of theme, lol!), if Princess Margriet and her family had one too, haven't seen the van Vollenhoven kids lately.
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Will the Dutch royals have like a photo shoot for Christmas?
the last year was a family photo, I hope this year we an see some like that
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Thanks for posting that link here GD.

I am not to sure if I like the result though. The tapesteries on the walls look very nice, as do the chandeliers and the pilars.

I donīt like what they did to the fireplace, especially the emblem of the European Union on top (donīt like the estethics of it, I have nothing against Europe).

Furthermore I think the throne looks a bit out of place, it ruins the symetrics of the hall. The platform oin which the throne has been places seems much smaller, as does the canopy above it. The towelreck behind the throne and the now visible window (and wall) give it an empty look. The cloth of the throne and canopy is very beautiful though.

Another thing which I dislike is that they took away the flags from the roof. As the shields are probably all on the walls now it would be a bit double to have flags on the roof, but this way it looks empty.
Is it my imagination or has the throne been moved from one side of the hall to the other, and if so, why?
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Old 01-08-2007, 11:14 AM
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It is standing at the same spot still. Queen Wilhelmina started out with a throne in front of the fire place but in those days without microphones it was difficult for many people to hear the Queen speak so they moved the throne to the middle, where it is still standing now.
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Old 01-09-2007, 08:16 AM
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It is standing at the same spot still. Queen Wilhelmina started out with a throne in front of the fire place but in those days without microphones it was difficult for many people to hear the Queen speak so they moved the throne to the middle, where it is still standing now.
Thanks for that Marengo. I must be getting mixed up. When watching the Queen give the Troonrede in 2004 and 2005 I seem to remember her enter the hall with the throne to her left, but last year I thought the throne was to her right. I must have been dreaming.
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02-02-2007 Orange Foundation The Oranje Fonds (Orange Foundation) celebrates their 5th anniversary. The Orange Foundation has Maxima and Willem Alexander as patron and was given to them for their wedding on the 02-02-2002. The princess and prince hand-over the jubileebook at Queen Beatrix. The Oranje Fonds has handed out this picture of the Princess, Prince and Queen. - picture
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For those who live in the Netherlands. They will show this tonight at 17.35 on ' Nederland 2'. I saw a small preview and HM commented that she admired how many people put energy in this good cause.
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For those who live in the Netherlands. They will show this tonight at 17.35 on ' Nederland 2'. I saw a small preview and HM commented that she admired how many people put energy in this good cause.
Is it that show that was on until 18.00?? I didn't really like the outfit of Máxima (or the hair )
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