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Old 07-10-2016, 06:12 AM
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A video of the photo session. The girls are obviously not enjoying it -at all. And who can blame them if you see the amount of press. Perhaps they should think of another format in the future that is more comfortable for them, as it is they must feel like monkeys in a zoo. Especially the crown princess seems somewhat tense, I suppose she starts to be of an age that children become more self-aware. Or perhaps it isthe ankle, the king is obviously trying to comfort her.
Hmm, I don't think they looked that uncomfortable - not being able to make out what was said, of course. Certainly no more than everybody else who is being told to stand there for fifteen minutes smiling their heads off.
Perhaps they should take the girls out more when on the job, simply to get them more used to being in the spotlight, because it's not going to get any better.
Or perhaps they should use the props more? There are two dogs, plenty of opportunity to pet, throw sticks, frisbees, play tug with a glove - great way to make their humans relax. And more fun for the photographers as well.

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I notice Amalia has braces.
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Old 07-10-2016, 06:31 AM
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I think in many ways this type of photo session is very intense, the girls basically have to stand in their garden while being photographed and called at by journalists. In a way it would be better if they went somewhere they could so something, the photographers could still get their shots and the journalists could ask their questions but the girls wouldn't feel so gawped at and possibly uncomfortable.
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Old 07-10-2016, 06:52 PM
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I think in many ways this type of photo session is very intense, the girls basically have to stand in their garden while being photographed and called at by journalists. In a way it would be better if they went somewhere they could so something, the photographers could still get their shots and the journalists could ask their questions but the girls wouldn't feel so gawped at and possibly uncomfortable.
I agree with this, after watching the video I thought a similar thing. It must be rather daunting to have lots of photographers, as you say, gawping at them. I think it would be nice if there could be activities for the AAAs, or something there for the girls to be engaged with. Alexia (or Arianne, I can't remember which one) did play with the dog for a little, and as Muhler suggested, more of that could be in the photo session (as an example of an activity). When they are busy with a fun activity, they will most likely forget about the photographers which will in turn make them feel more relaxed.
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Old 07-10-2016, 07:18 PM
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In the past they have. They took the photos at the beach last year. Yes some were posed like this but we also had the girls running and playing on the beach.
Royal News Site | The Dutch Royal Family The Summer Photo-Shoot 2015
Royal Family Around the World: Dutch Royal Family Summer Photocall on July 10, 2015 in Wassenaar, Netherlands.

In 2012 they included a bike ride (scroll down)
De Oranjes: juli 2012


2013 was pretty similar to this year, minus a dog
Princess Catharina-Amalia Photos - The Dutch Royal Family Hold Annual Summer Photo Call - Zimbio

I cant find a photo shoot for 2014.

I think this year was pretty limited with the health of Maxima and Amalia.
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Old 07-11-2016, 06:04 PM
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In the past they have. They took the photos at the beach last year. Yes some were posed like this but we also had the girls running and playing on the beach.

I cant find a photo shoot for 2014.
Yes, I'm aware of the past photoshoots and the activities that the AAA's did during them (I've been following the DRF since I joined the forums).

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I think this year was pretty limited with the health of Maxima and Amalia.
That's true, and quite a good point to take into consideration, I didn't think of that when I first typed my previous post.
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Old 07-11-2016, 10:14 PM
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A video of the photo session. The girls are obviously not enjoying it -at all. And who can blame them if you see the amount of press. Perhaps they should think of another format in the future that is more comfortable for them, as it is they must feel like monkeys in a zoo. Especially the crown princess seems somewhat tense,the king is obviously trying to comfort her.

The author of 'royalblog' the atmosphere between the photographers was 'grimly', with lots of cursing, pushing etc.

In the conversation with the press, the king and queeen revealed a few things:
- The princesses all passed to the next school year.
- The crown princess chose to study Chinese at school.
- The king offered no opinions on the fact that parlament want to keep the Hall of Knights closed during the renovation of the inner court, this means that the opening of the parlementary year needs to be held elsewhere. The king only said he would await the invitation by parlement.
- The king also said that it is the plan that Noordeinde palace will be opened to the public in the next summers too.
- The king did not deny that he and his family will be in Rio for the Olympics this summer.



It seems that the 'container' that the king is working in is the shed they filmed in the beginning, placed close to the house. The garden looks wonderful.
IMHO they're now more self-conscious as they enter their teen/pre-teen years. Being the focus of social media, the national press and television isn't what every young teen/pre-teen wants.

Yes they'll have to continue with these types of photocalls, but I'm not surprised that the girls are less enthusiastic than in the past years.
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Old 07-12-2016, 02:15 AM
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I agree that AAA are now reaching the age where they are very conscious of themselves and of course they read online what is being said about them, even if they have been told many times not to mind what is being said.
Personally I don't mind being photographed but I hate posing! I can very well imagine that also being the case for AAA.
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Old 07-12-2016, 02:41 AM
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Hard enough going through those awkward puberty stages, as Amalia and Alexia certainly are, without being in the public eye. Many girls at that stage don't want their photos taken, and they don't have to have them in magazines and sites internationally

With three girls spread out, it will likely be some time before the couple has 3 happy daughters again for the photos.
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Old 07-12-2016, 02:49 AM
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I suppose you have a point there indeed, the awkward puberty years . In Amalia's case perhaps another factor is that in April -after king's day- she became the victim of an online bully campaign, which focussed on her looks and most specifically her weight. I do not believe the same thing happened now, fortunately.
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Old 07-12-2016, 03:46 AM
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I suppose you have a point there indeed, the awkward puberty years . In Amalia's case perhaps another factor is that in April -after king's day- she became the victim of an online bully campaign, which focussed on her looks and most specifically her weight. I do not believe the same thing happened now, fortunately.
Unfortunately it is going to happen again.

You know about some of the sites out there! And they are about adult royals, who must be assumed to have thicker skin and better being able to deal with such behavior.

I honestly don't know the answer to best dealing with such things.
But I don't think the best solution is to shield the children and to give in to their unhappiness about being photographed.
I guess for better or worse royal children have to learn to develop a thicker hide before everybody else.

And with the current generation of royal children growing up in an age where everyone has a camera at hand, we must expect up to several instances where they already in their early teens will be photographed in intimate situations. And that these pictures will be made by other teens and as such end up on the Net within seconds. And from where they are likely to be spread before actions can be taken.
(And no, I'm not talking about sexual situations but all kinds of intimate situations we wouldn't like to see published either).
Despite all precautions and despite all instructions to their friends, we must expect someone at some point taking and uploading such a photo of a royal teen. If for no other reason than simple thoughtlessness.
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Old 07-12-2016, 04:31 AM
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I think the problem was more twitter, tumblr, Dutch news websites etc. People would search for an unflatttering camera still and put a nasty text under it. Usually anonimously of course.

It is indeed a novelty for the royal children. I certainly do hope that they do not read too much of it. At this age a thick skin usually isn't all that developed yet.
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I suppose you have a point there indeed, the awkward puberty years . In Amalia's case perhaps another factor is that in April -after king's day- she became the victim of an online bully campaign, which focussed on her looks and most specifically her weight. I do not believe the same thing happened now, fortunately.
I was unaware of the bullying that took place after King's Day. How awful for her and her family. Her family can try to shield her from this abuse, but it's likely she will know about it. Nearly every person on the planet will deal with awkward puberty years, but few will have to do so on the international stage. Her godmother CP Victoria had to deal with similar criticism in the pre-Internet age and the result was a serious eating disorder.
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Old 07-12-2016, 12:26 PM
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Unfortunately it is going to happen again.

You know about some of the sites out there! And they are about adult royals, who must be assumed to have thicker skin and better being able to deal with such behavior.

I honestly don't know the answer to best dealing with such things.
But I don't think the best solution is to shield the children and to give in to their unhappiness about being photographed.
I guess for better or worse royal children have to learn to develop a thicker hide before everybody else.

And with the current generation of royal children growing up in an age where everyone has a camera at hand, we must expect up to several instances where they already in their early teens will be photographed in intimate situations. And that these pictures will be made by other teens and as such end up on the Net within seconds. And from where they are likely to be spread before actions can be taken.
(And no, I'm not talking about sexual situations but all kinds of intimate situations we wouldn't like to see published either).
Despite all precautions and despite all instructions to their friends, we must expect someone at some point taking and uploading such a photo of a royal teen. If for no other reason than simple thoughtlessness.
I understand what you mean by "intimate" situations Muhler. Just the photographing the simple act of one of these teens eating and/or drinking and posting the picture could result in so many ugly comments.

You do have a point that the young heirs will have to prepare themselves for these moments because they cannot live their lives in a bubble.
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Old 07-12-2016, 01:17 PM
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I understand what you mean by "intimate" situations Muhler. Just the photographing the simple act of one of these teens eating and/or drinking and posting the picture could result in so many ugly comments.

You do have a point that the young heirs will have to prepare themselves for these moments because they cannot live their lives in a bubble.
Exactly.

The worst bit is the breach of trust. The feeling of being betrayed by one or more friends. That can really change people.
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I have never heard of bullying in connection with the Princesses. The Sorghvliet Gymnasium, Amalia's school, seems a good, small-scale and safe school. She has bodyguards by the way. Internet-bullying, ach... I think Amalia is a strongwilled and determined lady and will learn to develop a thick skin.
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Old 07-12-2016, 02:02 PM
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If the reports about bullying towards Amalia are true, it's very sad to hear. As someone who has been bullied for 9 years, I know how it feels to be on the receiving end. I hope that WA and Maxima have attempted to hide the bullying messages from Amalia, but in 2016 it's quite difficult to be completely unaware of nasty comments being made towards you on social media. Amalia is a pretty young lady and I hope she will not let these comments bother her if she is aware of them.
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I suspect Royal families have strong parental computer blocks in place. Not only for bullying but children don't need to see the bile spread around against their parents, family and govt and then weirdos trying to befriend them, as well as keeping away from the usual bad stuff on the net.

At school Amalia would not be bullied but Just the opposite.... Kids will be trying to be her BFF and stick close. I bet she is pack leader even.
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Old 07-13-2016, 01:19 AM
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I don't think even at school Amalia is likely safe. Kids her age will care little about position and money. They will see it as another reason she is 'different'. Sadly enough for kids at that age, that is reason enough to pick on kids. I doubt she is the first royal teased at school. I know pirncess Aiko has missed school as she was bullied badly in school.
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Old 07-13-2016, 01:39 AM
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I have never heard of bullying in connection with the Princesses. The Sorghvliet Gymnasium, Amalia's school, seems a good, small-scale and safe school. She has bodyguards by the way. Internet-bullying, ach... I think Amalia is a strongwilled and determined lady and will learn to develop a thick skin.
I do not know what happens at school, but I am quite sure that the bodyguards can do little against bullying in class.

The cyberbullying after kings day was mentioned in most press and happened mainly on twitter, where people spoke about 'prinses Obesia' and made other nasty comments.

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I missed that completely, apparently it was in the news and now it is out of the news again. But -sadly- it is the nature of things. I have a smart TV with various apps. While watching an event (like the European Championships Football but also King's Day) I can switch on a twitter feed to see what others think...

Uh oh...

No matter the injury of Cristiano Ronaldo, the bodies of the Williams-sisters or the looks of Queen Máxima, a whole diarrhea of (negative) comments is trying to make me depressed anyway.

Best thing is never ever to switch on Twitter.
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