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Old 07-02-2019, 07:04 PM
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Somebody, is that directly a member of the British Royal Family or the Spanish Royal Family (or probably any other European parliamentary monarchy), could not accept being an envoy by the Secretary General of the UN, because they do not accept executive positions in international organizations (only honorary), because they clash with the position they should occupy as members of the Royal Family.

Máxima was an economist, had university studies, she had a good job ... but she was not the best economist in the world ... there are many members of royalty with university education, with professional careers that could represent the UN in other sectors ... but it is not acceptable that they travel the world representing something that is not their own country.
There are many royals having executive positions in the IOC (including the British princess royal), so I am not so sure about other royal families not accepting such positions. Even heads of states, such as the grand duke of Luxembourg and the prince of Monaco, currently occupy such positions.

While the Dutch do appreciate their family members to take on such role, they make an acception for the head of state (or at least the current head of state himself resigned of both the IOC and his role as chairman of the Secretary General's Advisory Board on Water and Sanitation when he became the head of state). Other family members do not have the same responsibility and can therefore occupy such positions - as long as the government approves.

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On the subject of Salman is the opposite .... Máxima had organized a meeting with him, she met him because she wanted to meet him .... Juan Carlos met him by chance in a public place, and evidently it would have been a bad gesture to his hosts to be rude to another guest (whose father has been friends with Juan Carlos for decades).
The honorary patron of a G20 initiative met with the host of next year's meeting. It wasn't that she was thinking ' who would I like to meet with; let's pick the crown prince of SA who was involved in murdering someone'.

King Juan Carlos on the other hand has been close friends with Arabian royalty for years while they sincerely suppressed their own people, incarcerated innocent people etc. I'd say, Juan Carlos has a far bigger 'judgment' issue than Máxima.
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Old 07-03-2019, 03:48 AM
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Queen Máxima will meet the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia at least two times more. Th presidency of the G20 is a trojka, with the future, the actual and the former presiding countries in it.

Queen Máxima has now met the Crown Prince who is the future president of the G20 in 2019, who will be the actual president of the G20 in 2020 and who will become the former president of the G20 in 2021.

If people are so upset about the Crown Prince on that stage, they should boycott Saudi-Arabia in the G20, in the first place. I have not heard criticism on Merkel, Macron or Trump meeting the Crown Prince. So it is selective to pick on Queen Máxima. She has zero influency on who holds the presidency of the G20. She has to deal with the country which organizes the next G20 and that is the Crown Prince.
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Old 07-03-2019, 04:27 AM
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If the members of royalty are traditionally linked to the International Olympic Committee, it is because it is a non-political sports institution and its members swear to be independent of political influence. Generally they are elected in the International Committee, because they are linked to the national committees and therefore represent the sport of their country. They travel to the games and attend the meetings of the committee ... but they do not come individually as representatives of the Committee before governments of other nations as Maxima does. So the type of role is very different.

Probably if you are the Netherlands and you live happily in the midst of a democratic Europe surrounded by friendly neighbors ... you do not need to relate to the countries of the Arab world. But when you are Spain and you share the Mediterranean Sea and your southern border with Arab countries, the historical and geopolitical role you must play in the area is very different... and as King, Juan Carlos had an access to those monarchies that was not easy for politicians. It was not a simple matter of friendship, but a much more complex issue.
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Old 07-04-2019, 03:14 AM
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This morning, July 4, Queen Máxima held a speech at the 26th Egmont Group of Financial Intelligence Units Plenary Meeting in Den Haag:



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Today's debate in the second chamber resulted in two approved motions. One calling the 'cabinet' (government without the king) to take better care when judging and reviewing ancillary positions; and a second one expressing appreciation for the queen's work, calling the cabinet to make sure that the queen will be able to continue her important work.
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Queen Maxima visits Bangladesh, July 9-11

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Today's debate in the second chamber resulted in two approved motions. One calling the 'cabinet' (government without the king) to take better care when judging and reviewing ancillary positions; and a second one expressing appreciation for the queen's work, calling the cabinet to make sure that the queen will be able to continue her important work.

That is what I call a gentlemanlike and very velvet-gloved approach by Parliament.
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Here's a gallery of Queen Máxima's arrival in Bangladesh today:



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Queen Máxima on day 2 of her visit to Bangladesh today, July 10:



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Máxima has continued her engagements in Bangladesh today, July 11, including a meeting with President Abdul Hamid:


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Old 07-11-2019, 04:52 PM
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The queen was asked about her meeting with the Saudi Crown prince; she referred to the answers of the prime minister and the secretary of state (minister of foreign affairs).
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A wise thing to do as they are responsible for it.

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The queen was also asked if -like Queen Mathilde- she would bring her daughter(s) along on one of these trips. The queen responded that her dfaughters are very interested in her work and ask her lots of questions about it. She also pointed out that her daughters are younger than the daughter of Queen Mathilde. But when the time comes and if school allows it we will see what happens.

Source: royaltyonline.

At the same time royalblog pointed out that the queen is making (workdays of 12 hours in public, where she is always in the center of the attention. The journalist behind the blog voiced his admiration for the queen, qho gets visibly emotional when people tell their stories about the impact of micro credits on their lives.
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Yesterday, July 16, Queen Máxima met United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres to mark 10th anniversary of UN Secretary-General's Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development (UNSGSA) at the United Nations headquarters in New York City:



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Old 07-19-2019, 01:53 PM
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Máxima seemed quite uncomfortable when asked about her meeting with the Saudi Crown prince during the photo call. She was tripping over her words more than normally it seems (although I have noticed that her Dutch deteriorated over the years, so I am not exactly sure what her current 'confident' language level is). The king was much more confident stating that he was proud of his wife's work and that all had been vetted with both the prime minister and the minister of foreign affairs.
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