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Old 02-21-2006, 07:26 PM
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The dutch television programme 'Cafe Torino' asked some questions to the crownprince about the Olympics. One of his replies was about his wife, who had to be taught the rules (and charm) of speed skating, but after Willem-Alexander explained she became an even more expressive supporter then the crownprince himself. He also said that Amalia seemed to enjoy the games as well, though she was sometimes cheering 'Holland' when no dutch skater was on the ice
He also said that he gets nervous (& and a 'bow/tie' in the stomach) before a game of a dutch ice skater and that people around him better can not make any jokes or funny remarks.
Though Amalia received four sets of ice skates quickly after her birth she hasn't skated on the ice yet :)
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Old 02-22-2006, 07:00 PM
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As a belated awnser to Alexandrias question: They crownprince arrived home on monday, so he is not staying untill the end.
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Old 02-23-2006, 01:28 AM
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big picture on koninklijkhuis.nl

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Old 02-23-2006, 02:35 AM
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21-02-2006 Turijn, 1500 meters here DVD150 XX Olympic winter game, Oval Lingotto Oval. Prince Willem Alexander and Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende and assistant secretary of VWS Clemence Ross van Dorp and chairwoman of the NOC NSF Erica Terpstra.

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Old 02-23-2006, 02:45 AM
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to sum up our collection...

here's a few more of Amalia & Alexia with their parents on 12th February 2006
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Old 02-23-2006, 08:55 AM
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Well, Inge de Bruijn is a Dutch swimmer who won gold at the Olympics in Athens. W-A went to the HHH (as he did now) and on stage he hugged her very enthusiaticly and some German gossip mag published the pictures and made an affair out of it...
Thank you for your explanation. I'm sure WA wasn't fine with that.
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funny foto of Maxima :) taken from www.ad.nl
priceless! what a great foto. i love the way she is so unselfconscious. there are sopme royal ladies who would do anything to avoid getting photographed like that. i really dont think M. cares all that much.
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just a little something to add to this thread...
i made a video of Amalia & Alexia with their parents, Willem-Alexander & Maxima, watching the winter olympics

please, download it here : http://www.supload.com/vid/dutch/654130905/wmv/
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Old 02-23-2006, 08:31 PM
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That's wonderful Purple Platinum! You chose such beautiful pictures (& a very appropriate song!). I wish I could have seen W-A & his family on TV at the Olympics, but this is the next best thing! Well done!:)
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Beautiful video! Thank you, purple:)
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thank you for the video, beautiful!
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thank you for watching it... you made my day!
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A very nice video: so nice to see something on them. I saw W-A on NBC's little piece on Dutch speed skating fans the other night and was astonished to hear him speak English so well!:p Nice to see royals other than the British getting some American media attention.
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Old 02-25-2006, 10:46 PM
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purple_platinum, what a great video! can I ask you what song that is? I've watched the video once and I can't get 'You're my indigo girl' out of my head!
Thanks in advance! :)
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priceless! what a great foto. i love the way she is so unselfconscious. there are sopme royal ladies who would do anything to avoid getting photographed like that. i really dont think M. cares all that much.

I could not see Maxima from the link but I saw MY Clara Hugues girl yess! and I understand WA being nervous when one of his skaters was on - it was the same for me in my living room.
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For Canadian skaters of course... but also cheering (less loudly) for Holland's.
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Old 02-26-2006, 02:02 AM
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A very nice video: so nice to see something on them. I saw W-A on NBC's little piece on Dutch speed skating fans the other night and was astonished to hear him speak English so well!:p Nice to see royals other than the British getting some American media attention.
Yes, wasn't that a great piece? All about the love(some might say "obsession") that the Dutch have for speed skating. And it was great seeing him too. Some Non-Windsor royals on American tv. Tonight they showed King Carl Gustaf as well. This might be the beginning of a trend...
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Well the Dutch and mostly WA's obsession for speed skating is quite understandable. This is a very exciting sport with speed, tactics, team work, individual efforts and luck or bad luck sometimes. The athletes have strange suits I admit but wow are they muscular or what!
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Well the Dutch and mostly WA's obsession for speed skating is quite understandable. This is a very exciting sport with speed, tactics, team work, individual efforts and luck or bad luck sometimes. The athletes have strange suits I admit but wow are they muscular or what!
I certainly have a deeper appreciation for what they do. The way they go so low around the corners. The endurance on those long races. Very good of them. They are truly athletes.
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did W-A practice skating?
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