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Old 08-09-2003, 07:52 AM
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www.ad.nl - Maxima on holiday.
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Old 08-16-2003, 03:02 PM
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From the Beneulx Royals message board:

Unexpected visit to hospital by Princess Máxima
Posted by henri m. on 16/8/2003, 14:00:02

Like she has done before, the Princess has again totally unexpected visited an organization without any press and photographers:
In today's Limbourgian newspapers reports on how the Princess visited an hospital in Sittard (a Limbourgian city with appr. 110.000 inh.):

SITTARD - It is unusually restless in the corridors of the Meuse County Hospital in Sittard (Province of Limbourg, 110.000 inh.). The tension and the nervousness are tangible. Today everything is different from normal: THE Princess is in the house.

Yesterday Princess Máxima of the Netherlands brought a strictly secret work-visit at the Meuse County Hospital in Sittard. For its staff an unique working day. Nobody wanted to miss her, all trying to catch a glimpse of her: "Can you sent her along for a minute?" sounds hopefully from a study. By chance passing visitors, co-workers and nurses rub themselves in the eyes out of amazement. Princess Máxima in Sittard! Well, that's not something you experience every day.

The visit of the Princess has been kept secret for weeks and has been regulated in complete confidentiality. By special request of the Royal House, which wishes no any interference in a tight program. And thus eventual photographers and reporters are kept on a far distance. Also the patients will not see her too much.

The day's protocol is detailed filled in. Only a few men were informed about the coming of Princess Máxima. The members of the Board of Directors knew.

A single co-assistant here and there has been informed by telephone on the very last moment. Like Stephan-Antoine Ring, co-assistant on the Orthopaedy Division. Only on Thursday evening he heard that he has been chosen to meet Princess Máxima. And that makes impression.

Four hours after her departure he is still full of enthousiasm: "A quite fine experience. I have even been allowed to sit with her at table. The conversation was exploratory and warm. Princess Máxima is an intelligent woman. She asked so many questions about the training and has sincerely been interested. I will always cherish it as a fine memory."

The work visit at the Meuse County Hospital is part of Princess Máxima's introduction program to learn about the Netherlands. And thus no possibility to gather information remains unused. For the official visit to the hospital itself, three and half hours has been reserved. But there is scarcely time for distraction. After the arrival with the princely private-jet on Maastricht-Aachen Airport it rapidly goes into the direction of the hospital.

In Sittard the Princess orientates herself -amongst other topics- on the financing of hospitals, the organizational structure, the renewals in the hospital care, but also on the sticking points in the care. She speaks ample with drivers, medical specialists and nurses.

The Princess let herself be informed about the cooperation between the hospital and the Central Regional GP Practice and about the working methods of GP's (General Practicioners) and over the method of the central practice. She speaks also with the clients' council about the council's role in the hospital.

A subject of conversation that is like a red thread through the work visit is the new huge medical complex of the Meuse County Hospital which is under construction now. The Princess showed deep interest for the new drafts, models and the role of the information technology which will get a primary place in the new building. Despite the not-ceasing hunt on information by the Princess, there is -fortunately- also yet even time for a short lunch. The meal is simple and anything but royal: breads, coffee, tea and fruit juice. The pregnant Princess has not expressed special wishes about her lunch.

Hospital manager Leon Poels stood next to the Princess during the whole visit. He never walked a single meter away from her side. The manager can scarcely describe his blissful feelings. It caresses him that Princess Máxima herself has made the choice for the Meuse County Hospital. And he is happy that they could provide the Princess a good impression of the activities: "Everybody is very honored by her coming. Princess Máxima is naturally a very special and remarkable lady. A marked and most charming personality. I noticed that she had prepared herself thoroughly on this visit. She asked detailed and useful questions. For me and the other employees of the Meuse County Hospital it was a brilliant experience. I have even been allowed to be photographed with her. Such memories you cherish. It really provided a very special feeling."

In the central hall of the hospital a spontaneous applause sounds. Princess Máxima is saying and waving goodbye. She smiles and caresses a girl patient over the head. The Princess' hofdame ('lady in waiting&#39 takes care of the many presents. The charm of the Princess has unmistakably left tracks. Secretary Jolanda Dirx is still enjoying: "The Princess has been on our division. She has given hands and talked with all of us. An unique experience. Yes of course, it has really made impression on me. Such a day you only experience once in a lifetime."
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Old 08-16-2003, 03:51 PM
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Interesting. Most royals would have publicized the visit ahead of time.
Her way of doing royal duties w/out papartizzi present?
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Old 08-17-2003, 01:24 PM
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I think it's great that they keep some things quiet.
In Gala magazine this week there was a very small pic with an even smaller article about W-A and Maxima's visit to Salzburg. They went there on a private visit with no official engagement at all.
When I remember Charles and Camilla's "private" visit to Salzburg....! Maybe somebody should explain to Charles what the word "private" means!
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I hope so Maxima will get more bump?

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Old 08-17-2003, 06:20 PM
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I am sure that HRH will get more "bump". I hope that they have a little girl! A little Wilhelmina Juliana!!! :)

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From the Glittering Royals message board, a picture of Maxima during her incognito hospital visit.
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Old 08-19-2003, 06:07 PM
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Hi Sara, hi Chanel!!

Can you please tell me what "bump" means? I didn't find it in
my dictionary.

Thank you very much!
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Old 08-19-2003, 06:29 PM
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Originally posted by winter@Aug 19th, 2003 - 6:07 pm
Hi Sara, hi Chanel!!

Can you please tell me what "bump" means? I didn't find it in my dictionary.

Thank you very much!
"Bump" means the little baby belly. Another common term is "bun in the oven." For example, if you look at the threads on the Earl and Countess of Wessex (British royals) or Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit (Norwegian royals) there is a lot of talk of Sophie and Mette-Marit's 'bumps.'
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Old 08-19-2003, 07:57 PM
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Thank you, Alexandria !
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Originally posted by winter@Aug 19th, 2003 - 6:57 pm
Thank you, Alexandria !
I know what im about it many people in American and Europe have bump like that i can understood! what im means!

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From the Benelux Royals message board, Prince of Orange and Princess Máxima in Salzburg.
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Why don't you just say that you're looking forward to seeing the more progressed pregnancies of these ladies? Eh? What's with this incessant talk of "bumps"? Not very proper, now is it? And why would you hope for the inevitable? She's most likely to gain more, what's this you call it? Bump? Yes, 'tis so. Just wait, she'll be big as a house in no time. Unless her kid gets some birth defect which will restrict his/her growth.

Haha, Wilhemina Juliana? Hahahaha, you're joking..I hope. Hahahahha. Why not just call it Chadwick, and get along with it. Prince Chadwick. ROFLMAOWTIME! Haha..
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I really love the last pic of Maxima. I think she is so natural and beautiful. They really for the most part seem like a couple in love. And I can't wait until they have an adorable baby running around.

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Polfoto 01-09-2003 NLD-20030901-DEN HAAG: Dutch Princess Maxima © smiles during the presentation of the commision for minority women in The Hague, the Netherlands, to improve the participation of minority women in Dutch society. At her right Paul Rosenmoller ®former leader of the Green Party and at her left former Liberal minister Hans Dijkstal.

Polfoto 01-09-2003 NLD-20030901-DEN HAAG: Dutch Princess Maxima ® gestures during the presentation of the commision for minority women in The Hague, the Netherlands, to improve the participation of minority women in Dutch society. At her left former Liberal minister Hans Dijkstal.

Polfoto 01-09-2003 NLD-20030901-DEN HAAG: Dutch Princess Maxima gestures during the presentation of the commision for minority women in The Hague, the Netherlands, to improve the participation of minority women in Dutch society.

Polfoto 01-09-2003 NLD-20030901-WAGENINGEN: Dutch Prince Willem Alexander smiles as he follows paddle Ria van de Werken ® during the opening of the academic year at the Wageningen University Monday 01 September 2003 the Netherlands.
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No offense to anyone, but 'bump' sounds really immature and/or trashy...that's the sorta talk peeps pick up in trashy tabloid magazines...there really isn't a good connatation (sp?) to 'bump' either.

Anyway, this board isn't about Bumps, or Bruises! IT'S ABOUT ROYAL PEOPLE! So, I'll talk about royal people...and ask a question....

If Willem and Maxima have a girl first, will the girl be queen, even if she has a YOUNGER BROTHER after she's born?????
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yes she will be queen. W-A will be the first king in like 100 years.
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www.koninklijkhuis.nl

www.koninklijkhuis.nl - An older picture of the couple.
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jere is some new pictures
Crownprince Willem Alexander at the opening of a new building
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The Hague, Holland - Royal holidays are over. With the opening of the new building of "de Unie van Waterschappen" in The Hague, Prince Willem Alexander started his work after the summer holidays. Photo: Royal Images

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The Hague, Holland - Royal holidays are over. With the opening of the new building of "de Unie van Waterschappen" in The Hague, Prince Willem Alexander started his work after the summer holidays. Photo: Royal Images

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