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Old 02-10-2006, 07:53 AM
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Dutch Royals at the Torino Winter Olympics; February 2006

the opening ceremony is tonight, so I expect the PoO in the audience, with his 'eternal' companion, Erica Terpstra (chairman of the dutch sport federation)
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Old 02-11-2006, 06:02 AM
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and a pic of ANP
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Old 02-11-2006, 06:06 AM
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Thanks for the pictures Patrick! Did you make the first ones yourself?
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Old 02-11-2006, 06:39 AM
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great pictures, Patrick.. thanks :)
it's too bad there arent many pictures of them. i'd love to see more of them there... :(

here's of the PoO alone..

TURIJN - OLYMPIC GAMES. 10 February 2006
Prince Willem Alexander speak on Thusrsday to the Dutch press to word in the press room of the Olympic winter game in Turin. The prince is in Turin as member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
ANP PHOTO ROBERT GRIND

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Polfoto 11-02-2006 Dutch Crown Prince Willem Alexander, left, and his wife Princess Maxima are seen in the stands during the men's 5000 meter speedskating at Oval Lingotto during the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2006. (AP Photo/Jasper Juinen)
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Old 02-11-2006, 03:44 PM
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Some more of today; speedskating 5000 m. (ANP foto's)

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awww, willem and maxima are looking great! i love the last batch of photos and the one of them really close... looks so sweet.
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Old 02-11-2006, 07:35 PM
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Lovely pictures indeed! They aways seem to have fun with each other.
Sadly we only won a silver medal and an american got the gold.
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Lovely pictures indeed! They aways seem to have fun with each other.
Sadly we only won a silver medal and an american got the gold.
It was a really good race though. The two Dutchmen (Sven Kramer and Bob de Jong) were amazing. I did get goosebumps to see Enrico Fabris of Italy really give that last push to take the bronze.
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TURIJN - Sven Kramer gets saturday evening in the Holland Heineken House on the Olympic winter game a nepmedaille distributed by Prince Willem Alexander, after the obtaining of a silver medal on the 5000 meters this afternoon.

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hey there! i am an american and i think that he was very talented. I also think that the Dutchmen were espically good! I admire all the athletes at the olympics!
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he really done job as IOC but he really responsibles everythings for Olympics and giving awards
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TURIJN - Sven Peddler gets saturday evening in the Holland Heineken House on the Olympic winter game a nepmedaille distributed by Prince Willem Alexander, after the obtaining of a silver medal on the 5000 meters this afternoon.

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Hallo; Sven Peddler??? .........Kramer!!!
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TURIJN - OLYMPIC GAMES. 10 February 2006
Prince Willem Alexander speak on Thusrsday to the Dutch press to word in the press room of the Olympic winter game in Turin. The prince is in Turin as member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
ANP PHOTO ROBERT GRIND
Apparently when he was asked if he wanted to be a member of the IOC for the next 8 years, the prince replied that that was still 'the big question'.

Apparently the PoO made a 'deal' with the gouverment that he will quit all his other functions (like a member of the IOC) as soon as he becomes king, so.... if we add this to the restorations of Castle Drakensteyn and Palace op de Dam, one hinks that within 8 years the Queen will abdicate.
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without watermark photo...

Dutch Crown Prince Willem Alexander and Argentinian-born Crown Princess Maxima watch the opening ceremonies of the Turin 2006 Winter Olympic Games , late Friday , 10 February 2006.
Foto : Sergey Chirkov c dpa

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Hallo; Sven Peddler??? .........Kramer!!!
sorry sorry.. :o :o i must've made mistake when translating the caption
i have now corrected it, Amber26
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a few tiny ones from newscom of the Opening Ceremony

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Thanks purple! They must be the most (openly) enthausiastic royal supporters around!
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big one originally from ANP (posted on koninklijkhuis.nl)

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I just saw on the tv that TRH Prince Willem-Alexander & Princess Máxima took the Princesses Amalia & Alexia to Torino, does anyone have pictures??
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