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Old 01-31-2013, 06:47 AM
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Love this picture, maybe W-A should considerer letting his beard grow, just for trying
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Old 01-31-2013, 08:01 AM
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Yesterday DJ Don Diablo was in the same airplane to London as the crown prince and twittered a picture of them both:
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General question on WA. On another site they were discussing his merits as a future king and one poster commented that he was very tall and towered over most people he met which surprised me. I know the Dutch as supposed to be the tallest Europeans but just how tall is WA?
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Old 02-03-2013, 10:02 PM
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General question on WA. On another site they were discussing his merits as a future king and one poster commented that he was very tall and towered over most people he met which surprised me. I know the Dutch as supposed to be the tallest Europeans but just how tall is WA?
He is quite tall, don't know how tall.
There is a thread somewhere here on the Forums discussing the length of Royals, it surely would have been mentioned there. I'm posting tjis with my mobile, so I can't look it up for you.
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Old 02-03-2013, 10:44 PM
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He is quite tall, don't know how tall.
There is a thread somewhere here on the Forums discussing the length of Royals, it surely would have been mentioned there. I'm posting tjis with my mobile, so I can't look it up for you.
Prince Felipe is apparently 197cm according to wikipedia and although there is no height noted for the Prince of Orange, in a picture with the Prince of Asturias Willem Alexander looks about 10 cm shorter.
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Old 02-04-2013, 02:41 AM
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I am not sur if this is true , may be somebody in the forum could verified.
I was told that the news in Argentina mention that Maxima invited her 4 best friends to Holland to spend some time with her before she becasme a Queen. is this true?
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Old 02-04-2013, 04:20 AM
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I am not sur if this is true , may be somebody in the forum could verified.
I was told that the news in Argentina mention that Maxima invited her 4 best friends to Holland to spend some time with her before she becasme a Queen. is this true?
News in Argentina makes up mentira's tambien to fill the pages or the newsreels...,and if the Princess had then that is an entirely private matter and of no consequence.
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Old 02-08-2013, 11:46 AM
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The Dutch Queen-To-Be and Argentina’s Dirty War:
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Old 02-08-2013, 01:25 PM
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I think it is so sad that her father cant be there. I know what he supposedley was involved in is horrible to say the least, but my goodness, he is an old man whos daughter is becoming a Queen and he has grandchildren who Im sure he would want to spend time with. I know there is no forgetting the past but in my opinion there should be some kind of compromise made during this incredible moment in the life of his daughter. Just my opinion.
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I think it is so sad that her father cant be there. I know what he supposedley was involved in is horrible to say the least, but my goodness, he is an old man whos daughter is becoming a Queen and he has grandchildren who Im sure he would want to spend time with. I know there is no forgetting the past but in my opinion there should be some kind of compromise made during this incredible moment in the life of his daughter. Just my opinion.
Since we don't know what's happening behind closed doors, we don't know how Maxima feels about her father and his role in Argentina. This may not be the proper thread, but it's possible that Maxima feels let down and ashamed by what her father did. Also, she might be grateful that the sons of her father aren't ascribed to her.
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I think it is so sad that her father cant be there. I know what he supposedley was involved in is horrible to say the least, but my goodness, he is an old man whos daughter is becoming a Queen and he has grandchildren who Im sure he would want to spend time with. I know there is no forgetting the past but in my opinion there should be some kind of compromise made during this incredible moment in the life of his daughter. Just my opinion.
Have you read the article above? Mr. Zorreguieta is being investigated for complicity! The monsters that made 3000 people "disappear" are in jail, no matter how old they are and how sweet tender grannies they look like.
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Have you read the article above? Mr. Zorreguieta is being investigated for complicity! The monsters that made 3000 people "disappear" are in jail, no matter how old they are and how sweet tender grannies they look like.
Actually the article says that some people have lodged a formal complaint in the Dutch judiciary claiming Zorreguieta should be held responsible for his apparent complicity. He is not being investigated yet.
Could someone tell me why this is an issue for the Dutch and not the Argentinians?
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That FB group is great!
Love this picture, maybe W-A should considerer letting his beard grow, just for trying
https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.n...79731888_n.jpg

Oh my! I'd never seen him with a beard before. I LIKE!
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Actually the article says that some people have lodged a formal complaint in the Dutch judiciary claiming Zorreguieta should be held responsible for his apparent complicity. He is not being investigated yet.
Could someone tell me why this is an issue for the Dutch and not the Argentinians?

A long list of former oficials is being investigated in Argentina for the disappearance of 4 members of INTA, an organization related to the Ministry of Agriculture, of which he was an official. Zorreguieta is among them.

Investigan desapariciones y listas negras en el INTA durante la dictadura - Télam - Agencia Nacional de Noticias

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I don´t think it should be an issue for the Dutch. We don´t know how Maxima thinks, but we know this has nothing to do with her.
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General question on WA. On another site they were discussing his merits as a future king and one poster commented that he was very tall and towered over most people he met which surprised me. I know the Dutch as supposed to be the tallest Europeans but just how tall is WA?
On the forum discussion about heights, Prince Willem-Alexander is thought to be either 190 cm or 193 cm... so about 6 feet 3 inches to 6 feet 4 inches tall. His cohort Prince Felipe of Spain is 197 cm or 6 feet 5 1/2 inches.

Years ago I went to Madame Tussauds Amsterdam Wax Museum at Dam Square. I remember being surprised about two things: how small Margaret Thatcher was and how tall Willem-Alexander was.
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That FB group is great!
Love this picture, maybe W-A should considerer letting his beard grow, just for trying
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I think he looks good and regal with beard.
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I do not know about the Argentinians but as far as the Dutch are concerned I think that they in general do not care or understand why Zorreguieta will not be present at the wedding.

[QUOTE=Lumutqueen;1514827]Actually the article says that some people have lodged a formal complaint in the Dutch judiciary claiming Zorreguieta should be held responsible for his apparent complicity. He is not being investigated yet.
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I do not know about the Argentinians but as far as the Dutch are concerned I think that they in general do not care or understand why Zorreguieta will not be present at the wedding.


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Correct, I think also, its not the biggest issue for the regular Dutch people, but more an issue for the Dutch parliament. I think the Dutch people don´t care if mister Zorreguieta is present at the inauguration, but in the parliament it will be a hot discussion, so it is a good choice of Maxima to resolve this issue in advance.
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Yesterday, March 20, Máxima has privately visited the Nieuwe Kerk, it is not known why, but has very likely something to do with the preparations for the inauguration celebrations.



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I think there is still an exhibition of American Indian art going on, but it is likely the visit has to do with the inauguration indeed. The princess was escorted by the 'newest' Lady in waiting, barones Bibi van Zuylen van Nijevelt, née Jkvr. den Beer Poortugael.
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