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Old 03-17-2015, 10:15 AM
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Frederik and Joachim are wearing orange ties. Everyone looks nice, but I can't say I'm in love with Maxima's coat.

I wonder what language these families will speak during their visit. Dutch and German are similar, most of the DRF speaks French but I don't know about the Dutch. Maybe they'll just resort to English.

Tonight should be interesting - I hope to see some serious bling!
I'm pretty sure they will talk in English. I believe neither Maxima nor Mary are fluent in German, and Dutch and German, although similar, are nor mutually intelligible.
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Old 03-17-2015, 10:23 AM
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Frederik and Joachim are wearing orange ties. Everyone looks nice, but I can't say I'm in love with Maxima's coat.

I wonder what language these families will speak during their visit. Dutch and German are similar, most of the DRF speaks French but I don't know about the Dutch. Maybe they'll just resort to English.

Tonight should be interesting - I hope to see some serious bling!
I don't think that Maxima, Mary, Marie & Henrik speak German. And Dutch and Danish are different enough to make unlikely that they would understand each other. On the other hand English must have become second nature to all of them, they speak it so often when they are abroad. So I'd say: they mainly converse in English.
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Old 03-17-2015, 10:51 AM
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Now that's an interesting state visit! What a warm welcome and Prince Richard!!!

Some exciting days to come...
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Old 03-17-2015, 10:52 AM
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I'm pretty sure they will talk in English. I believe neither Maxima nor Mary are fluent in German, and Dutch and German, although similar, are nor mutually intelligible.
I think you are right, the common language must be English.
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Old 03-17-2015, 11:01 AM
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At first I was surprised that even Prince Richard was at the welcome ceremony. But then I seem to remember that Richard and Benedikte met at some wedding festivities in NL, I think it was the wedding of Beatrix & Claus. So he must have a personal connection with the Dutch family as well.
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Frederik and Joachim are wearing orange ties. Everyone looks nice, but I can't say I'm in love with Maxima's coat.

I wonder what language these families will speak during their visit. Dutch and German are similar, most of the DRF speaks French but I don't know about the Dutch. Maybe they'll just resort to English.

Tonight should be interesting - I hope to see some serious bling!
They will speak English to one another; the bling can already be seen on Queen Maxima's coat, that I find quite smart and very beautiful indeed. I also like the shoe game, I believe both the Dutch queen and the Danish crown princess are wearing Louboutin. The Danish princes wearing Orange ties is a bonus, bravo
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Old 03-17-2015, 11:35 AM
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Talk about genuine warmth! But then it's no secret they are good friends.

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From BB: http://www.billedbladet.dk/kongelige...-i-fredensborg
King WA exclaimed at Fredensborg that the weather was so lovely that he wanted to stay the whole week.
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Old 03-17-2015, 11:43 AM
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Mary and Màxima have arrived at Aalborg University (Royalista)

https://instagram.com/p/0VOAmRwagP/
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Old 03-17-2015, 11:43 AM
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How thoughtful of Queen Máxima to choose a Danish designer, Claes Iversen, for her arrival outfit. It is also refreshing to leave the known path (Natan).

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Old 03-17-2015, 12:17 PM
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As Schatten pointed out Mary and Queen Maxima today went to Aalborg University: Dronning Maxima og kronprinsesse Mary på Aalborg universitet | Billed Bladet

Where they took part in a panel discussing general happiness and well-being based on similarities between NL and DK.

When they left both ladies were presented with flowers by Dutch tourists.

This should be well covered by the regional news on TV2 tonight.

ADDED: Jyllands Posten also have a few pics on the arrival: http://jyllands-posten.dk/indland/ECE755473/Varm-modtagelse-til-Hollands-kongepar/

Daily Mail has an article as well, but they seem to angle it as if there was a competition between the DRF and the NLRF http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz...therlands.html
I'm sure both families would burst out laughing if they should read that article.
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"Second thoughts to her 2010 wedding?" DM couldn't even get the details correct about Frederik and Mary's wedding.

TAK! To all who have shared information from today. QMII in a familiar hat and outfit greeted her godson fondly along with her glamorous sister and daughters-in-law. The Danish gentlemen provided a warm welcome in their orange ties.
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Such lovely photos. You can really tell that there is a warm relationship between the two families.
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And under the coat Queen Maxima wears a wonderful sapphire brooch (and a zipper ):

https://twitter.com/Rick_Evers/statu...284609/photo/1

The king and queen with the prime minister, Maxima without coat:

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Old 03-17-2015, 01:42 PM
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Love this visit! Everyone looks fabulous. 'Looking forward to some bling tonight :)
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What a lovely visit. The warmth between the families is wonderful

Frederik and WA are also at the University
http://s14.postimg.org/9awkvw9td/31864843.jpg

at the Happiness seminar
WA and Frederik sitting in one table
Maxima and Mary in another
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CATvCieWcAEeMfQ.jpg
http://www.refdag.nl/polopoly_fs/anp.../864476831.jpg

love this picture of the Mary and Frederik
they both look so good
http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2015/...6593703737.jpg

it looks like Frederik changed when he arrived to the University
pic of the two couples,
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CATj6mtXIAEdOiw.jpg:large
http://i57.tinypic.com/2n9j82g.jpg

In the afternoon visited the royal couple and Crown Prince Couple Aalborg University in Copenhagen and participated in the seminar "Sustainability of the Quality of our societies'.
http://kongehuset.dk/materialemappe/...landene-11.img
http://kongehuset.dk/materialemappe/...landene-12.img

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Seminar på Aalborg Universitet i København - Kongehuset
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Old 03-17-2015, 02:14 PM
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that was indeed a really nice curtsy of mary to maxima.
It was for King W-A

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Mary and Màxima have arrived at Aalborg University (Royalista)
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As Schatten pointed out Mary and Queen Maxima today went to Aalborg University
Just to be clear: They didn´t went to Aalborg in Jutland. Aalborg University has a department in Copenhagen, so it was that site that they went to
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DR1 will cover the gala dinner from 19.05. That's in 30 minutes from now. They will start with the guests arriving, culminating naturally with the DRF and NLRF. - Plenty of bling coming up!

Are you able to watch this? https://www.dr.dk/tv/live/dr1#!/
They are sending news right now.

At 21.55 DR1 will again send from state visit today.
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DR1 will cover the gala dinner from 19.05. That's in 30 minutes from now. They will start with the guests arriving, culminating naturally with the DRF and NLRF. - Plenty of bling coming up!

Are you able to watch this? https://www.dr.dk/tv/live/dr1#!/
They are sending news right now.

At 21.55 DR1 will again send from state visit today.
Once again it's geo-blocked, at least at the moment:
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Vi er desværre begrænset til ikke at kunne afspille den nuværende udsendelse online på DR TV af rettighedshaverne. Befinder du dig udenfor Danmark eller sidder på en computer med udenlandsk ip-adresse, kan problemet også skyldes, at vi desværre ikke har rettighederne til at vise kanalen i udlandet.
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More genuine lovely pictures, thanks.

A video from BB: VIDEO: Så overraskede blev kronprinsesse Mary og dronning Maxima | Billed Bladet

However, I have never understood why it's called a three-day visit. The visit ends tomorrow night, no more events from there. So don't understand why March 19th is written as part of the visit.

More delightful pictures from F&M and WA&M's visit at Aalborg University in Copenhagen:

https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.n...0ab3a737c22914
https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.n...6d2661a36ef8c4
https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.n...88fa2a2c1d4cec
https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.n...0ab3a737c22914
https://scontent-ams.xx.fbcdn.net/hp...e1&oe=55864A00
https://scontent-ams.xx.fbcdn.net/hp...43&oe=55BA6D22
https://scontent-ams.xx.fbcdn.net/hp...1d&oe=55824FFE
https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.n...2aecfe205be509

These pictures of Frederik and Willem-Alexander
https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.n...d83af6fd48929c
https://scontent-ams.xx.fbcdn.net/hp...1b&oe=557C36C4

I see the bouquet Mary received from the Dutch tourists are some who have met Mary before and have had taken picture with her:
https://scontent-ams.xx.fbcdn.net/hp...9c&oe=55862245
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