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Old 02-14-2010, 04:34 AM
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Does that mean the Orange family are not going to the annual Lech gathering?
Yes,they are in Vancouver instead.
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Old 02-14-2010, 06:25 AM
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"A man uses a stapling gun in the CODA Museum in Apeldoorn on Friday 12, 2010 on the eve of the exhibition opening of some 200 painted portraits of Dutch princess Maxima. Amateur painters made portraits of the most popular member of the Dutch royal family for the exposition."

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Here's a gallery from PPE of some more paintings in the collection.
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Old 02-14-2010, 11:11 AM
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Here's a gallery from PPE of some more paintings in the collection.
i think that such a large exposition deserves its own thread!
i thought it was such a large quantity of paintings by amateurs of maxima, probably the largest amateur collection painted for any royal!
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Old 02-14-2010, 11:43 PM
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I'm surprised to see what a fuss having the little princesses attend the Games has caused. I'd be curious to hear more of what the Dutch participants in this board think -- is taking children out of school to travel always controversial, or is the criticism coming because it's WA?

I would think that traveling abroad, meeting people from other cultures, and learning how to represent the Netherlands would be important experiences for young princesses. (I understand that much of their time likely will be more holiday-oriented, but still...)

Besides, Amalia is only 6. It's not like she's going to blow her chances of attending college or something...
It isn't about Amalia & her getting behind at school, I am afraid. Why most people are annoyed is probably because it is very difficult to get an extra day off from school for non-royal children. The school inspection even checks at the national airport a day before the holiday to give people a fine who took their son or daughter away from school one day early. Now, with the prince it seems to go very easy, and that kind of nepotism isn't doing him any favors, though legally he didn't do anything wrong. Add to that the general negative feeling people have with him since last summer (AO kawsuit & Mozambique) and the general public has another reason to say that the prince is spoilt and enjoying the freebies that come with the job too much.

It would have been better if the prince would not keep pushing his limits all the time, but would start to care about the way his public image went (down the drain) & evade any hint of nepotism & spoilt behavior. Sadly, he did not.
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Old 02-15-2010, 03:29 AM
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Well he isn't pushing his limits over and over again.It's the vox populi as I insist to call them that does exactly that.
Critisize for critisize sake,nothing else,just kicking him for every step he makes,be it to the right,to the left or straigt on,
it doesn't make a difference to that certain breed who apparently have it in their dna to complain and throw vinegar over everything.

Nothing serious tho,he will survive.As I said on the BRMB,his mother couldn't do any good in her days either,too arrogant,too haughty,too much the elite girl,too much this too much that.Rubbish,then as now!

Now look how his beloved mother is seen,it's Beatrix here and Beatrix there.In 10 20 years from now Alexander will be revered likewise,no doubt,but before that he will get flack by a handfull that somehow think they invented the Monarchy,and worse even:they think their opinions and inconsequence dictates what the Monarchy is or should be about or matter at all.It doesn't and they don't!
I have to say that opinions and views uttered on Boards and Fora do not affect the running of the Monarchy.The Monarchy is not about the craze of the day.The web has brought that phenomena into our lives more then ever before.I refuse to go by that craze and say so when I see fit and when it fits as no-one is served by nonsense without that nonsense being villified and reduced to shreds as it should be.

All this bla bla on the how and what of getting a kid out of school for 4 days is soo over the top,it's people on the Boards and Fora that make it bigger then it is received in general.Most people shrug their shoulder for it."Let them have fun".

Ah,yes,inspection checking at airports.There's a certain group as I call it,that takes their children from school for every whimp and with every lie a week before a summer holiday and deliver them back in school a week after the holiday finished,or that happened for any holiday,and you know that is true.As kids these days don't learn all that much,or as much as they think they do as education in dutch schools is poorer then average in Europe,thank you,it became worrysome how children were just kept from school for every whimp.And you know that is true.
Due to a multitude of these unwished and uncalled for situations,the inspection got tougher.As always,there's a saying in dutch;"De goeden moeten onder de kwaden lijden" ,the good suffer for the bad .

The Prince and Princess acted with care,asked for permission last summer already,it was checked with the inspection and the Ministry of Education and the go ahead was given.Any and EVERY parent can request for one or some days off due to circumstances.It will be checked and granted but also be depending on the sort of creature that has to allow it.Some are real little local potentates and were born in vinegar,they'll never allow it just because they can....one has these pittyfull little critters everywhere.All
I can say to parents who encounter these little people,go directly to the inspection and the Ministry of Education with a complaint and give a plausible reason why,for this once,their child should be allowed a few days off extra.You will often find a letter with the permission on your doorstep.

Here's an article,in dutch,of how VANOC,the organising committee of the Winter Games,called dutch photographers to order for their a-social behavior while getting pictures of the Family.Plenty of complaints of how they bothered the Prince and Princesses and still the Family acted normal and let it all happen,endured it all.Anything else would have seen an avalange of nonsense on his so-called arrogance again no doubt...see,you really have to spankl these guys at times,they are so a-social,it unbelieveble.Just as the nonsense they write on Alexander.

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Old 02-15-2010, 07:53 PM
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Well he isn't pushing his limits over and over again.It's the vox populi as I insist to call them that does exactly that.
Critisize for critisize sake,nothing else,just kicking him for every step he makes,be it to the right,to the left or straigt on,

I am sorry, the whole Mozambique circus was not criticizing for the sake of it, neither wasthe whole AP farce (he doesn't want paparazzi pictures, and yet goes to a jetset ski resort with his children),and now this thing with giving his daughter some extra holidays. The monarchy is expected to set an example, and the prince just doesn't sem to get it. Instead he just complains about how those bad, bad people are making his life miserable. And complaints & spoilt behavior from somebody who is so priviliged is something that many Dutch people find hard to handle. It is a pity that the Queen gives the prince so much freedom to dig his own grave btw.

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All this bla bla on the how and what of getting a kid out of school for 4 days is soo over the top,it's people on the Boards and Fora that make it bigger then it is received in general.Most people shrug their shoulder for it."Let them have fun".
If all parents would act like that, the Dutch schools would become even more of a mess, now wouldn't they? Lots of parents and other children want to have 'fun' a few days extra a year too.

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Ah,yes,inspection checking at airports.There's a certain group as I call it,that takes their children from school for every whimp and with every lie a week before a summer holiday and deliver them back in school a week after the holiday finished,or that happened for any holiday,and you know that is true.As kids these days don't learn all that much,or as much as they think they do as education in dutch schools is poorer then average in Europe,thank you,it became worrysome how children were just kept from school for every whimp.And you know that is true.
I can't see how a whim of the crown prince, to take his daughters on a holiday out of the regular school holidays, is different from any other parents whim.


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The Prince and Princess acted with care,asked for permission last summer already,it was checked with the inspection and the Ministry of Education and the go ahead was given.Any and EVERY parent can request for one or some days off due to circumstances.It will be checked and granted but also be depending on the sort of creature that has to allow it.
I thinkt he director of the school or the people working at the ministry of education will be somewhat more understanding towards such a request from HRH the prince of Orange than towards a request from Kees & Jannie de Vries from Zoetermeer.



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Here's an article,in dutch,of how VANOC,the organising committee of the Winter Games,called dutch photographers to order for their a-social behavior while getting pictures of the Family.Plenty of complaints of how they bothered the Prince and Princesses and still the Family acted normal and let it all happen,endured it all.
I suppose that considering the last pictures of the princesses were taken in June, nearly 8 months ago, the press might have become a bit over eager to get some new pictures. The prince could have saved his daughters the hussle and kept them home btw. It is obvious that the Olympics is crowded with photographers, and he can hardly expect them to ignore the royals. If it is a problem, he should have left his children on school in Wassenaar. No other European royal has such a spastic relationship with the press, and the Dutch pres sis not as bad as the UK or SApanish press for example. If it really bothers the prince he can always renounce his rights, nobody is forcing him to do this.
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Old 02-16-2010, 02:10 AM
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Kees & Jannie de Vries never applied for extra time off.

(And I thought you were too busy....grinning...)
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So does that mean we will not see anyone more photographs of them during the Olympics games? if so that's a shame I was so happy to see new pics and see them enjoying themselves.
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Old 02-16-2010, 06:44 AM
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So does that mean we will not see anyone more photographs of them during the Olympics games? if so that's a shame I was so happy to see new pics and see them enjoying themselves.
No it was not about them taking pictures,but the WAY they did that,climbing over tables smashing things,like a hord of baboons just to get to the Princesses.They will be "availeble" again this weekend tho.
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Oh ok good to know thanks Lucien^
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Yes how nice it was to see the girls again. I bet they are enjoying the olympics.
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I think it would've been very difficult for Maxima and WA to leave the girls behind for two weeks while in Vancouver.
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I think it would've been very difficult for Maxima and WA to leave the girls behind for two weeks while in Vancouver.
Many other royals have done it when they have had to travel abroad.
CP Mary and Frederik, left their children when they went to Vietnam.
They have left their children whilst going to the olympics.
Haakon has left MM and his two children at home, which in my mind is even worse.
I'm sure other CP families with young children, Spain, Belgium etc have left their children at home at some point.

In my mind it was nice to take them out, but i don't think he should of done it. Also he takes them on holiday, and complains about the press attention, as Marengo said, he knew there would be press there, if he doesn't want to be photograpphed don't take the girls. The press are eager for some new pictures.
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Many other royals have done it when they have had to travel abroad.
CP Mary and Frederik, left their children when they went to Vietnam.
They have left their children whilst going to the olympics.
Haakon has left MM and his two children at home, which in my mind is even worse.
I'm sure other CP families with young children, Spain, Belgium etc have left their children at home at some point.

In my mind it was nice to take them out, but i don't think he should of done it. Also he takes them on holiday, and complains about the press attention, as Marengo said, he knew there would be press there, if he doesn't want to be photograpphed don't take the girls. The press are eager for some new pictures.
why do you mention is even worse in the case Haakon and MM?
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Frank Buis, a photographer from Amsterdam, recently placed a video on youtube with a big 'scoop': Máxima's mother did attend the wedding on 02-02-2002 and she was wearing a wig and sunglasses.

The RVD denied this, and from Argentina it became clear who the lady on the pictures was: Claudia Mendez Casariego, partner of Máxima's aunt/godmother Marcella Cerruti.

The photographer deleted his youtube video after this became clear.

http://gpdhome.typepad.com/nieuwsber...C3%A1xima.html
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That's an interesting claim.

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why do you mention is even worse in the case Haakon and MM?
Because not only has Haakon left his children, he has left his wife as well.
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According to royalblog.nl prince willem-alexander is critisized in the newspaper 'Nederlands Dagblad' (a small newspaper for very religious protestants) for his behavior and comments during the soccer match against Spain.

1) the prince attended a match that was played on a sunday.
2) the prince said he was nervous. Comments in the newspaper compared him to his anscestors stadholder Frederik-Henrik, William of Orange etc. and said that they were not nervous during the 80 years war. They conclude that the prince does not trust in God, but has a post-modern approach to life.
3) the prince wore the same suit as during the match against Uruguay, which is superstition.

Sigh....
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WA, Maxima and the girls were in Lech this summer for hiking holidays in the mountains. During this time the prince and princess also attended secretly a performance of "Aida" in Bregenz (festival - the opera is played on the lake). They were lucky, there was no rain that night.

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