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Old 10-19-2006, 02:45 PM
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Everyone's attire looks very elegant. Has W-A lost weight recently?
The Prince's weight is very depending on his immune dificiency syndrome disease (Besnier-Boeck's Disease).

Everybody in the Netherlands knows the Prince is a keen sportsman, has run the Marathon of New York or the famous Eleven-Cities-Tour (ice-skating). But sometimes he needs to take heavy drugs (prednison) and then his face and body blows up and his teeth get affected.

Especially in the late 1980's and early 1990's this was really bad. Nicknames were made as 'Prins Pils' (Prince Lager) for his taste in beer (from 'uncle Freddie' Heineken), but the underlying problem was the severe medication.

Pic: the Prince in a 'good period' (but affected teeth). The pic is free of copyrights and can be downloaded for free: http://www.koninklijkhuis.nl/content.jsp?objectid=4828
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Old 10-19-2006, 04:37 PM
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I appreciated it that the Prince of Orange had so much attention for the young kids who performed on the stairs. The Duke of Brabant, tja, he was a bit with his thought somewhere else, I think.
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Old 10-19-2006, 04:46 PM
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The two Princesses are very elegant and what a beautiful place the Mauritshuis. There are so many palaces in Holland all very nice, i would like to visit them some day.
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Old 10-19-2006, 04:55 PM
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lovely photos! i love seeing mathilde and maxima doing engagements together... they are my two favourite princesses :)

i loved this photo: http://img24.imagevenue.com/img.php?..._122_504lo.jpg
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The two Princesses are very elegant and what a beautiful place the Mauritshuis. There are so many palaces in Holland all very nice, i would like to visit them some day.
The Mauritshuis is not so big. Prince Maurits of Nassau-Siegen (1604-1675) was only from a 'side-line', not from the main ruling Orange-Nassau line, but he was extremely rich and wanted to show his wealth with a house build in the water, on a very expensive location (next to the mighty States-General) and in an impeccable square Dutch classicist architectural style.

Picture of the Mauritshuis in front:
http://foto.denhaag.org/fotos/15/2/45/475.jpg

And a fabulous picture from the water:
http://foto.denhaag.org/fotos/15/2/45/477.jpg

The strange tower in the water is actually where the Dutch premier minister has his personal bureau. He has a fantastic panorama on the Hofvijver (Court Pond) and the wonderful monuments around or sometimes fantastic flower-sculptures in the water. Like this:
http://foto.denhaag.org/fotos/15/2/45/3956.jpg
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Old 10-19-2006, 05:20 PM
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Henri M. thanks for those beautiful photos

Dutch PM has really wonderful view.
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Thank you for the photos, Henri. Maybe you could start a thread on the beautiful houses in the Netherlands. I love the symmetry and design -- all very tidy and elegant IMO.
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Thank you for the photos, Henri. Maybe you could start a thread on the beautiful houses in the Netherlands. I love the symmetry and design -- all very tidy and elegant IMO.
Well, The Hague has a few wonderful sites but it also has horrible parts, like the modern departments, the new monstruous city hall and megalomane buildings which pop up everywhere. But still there are wonderful parts. And it remains a royal residence, of course.
The Hague mourns for Prince Bernhard (2004):

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Henri M. beautiful pictures, thanks so much!!
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Who knows HenriM, Prince Phillipe for that moment could have been thinking of his own children back home.

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two CP couples looks so wonderful and will be so wonderful as future monarchy one days
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I think Maxima looks very nice today and I am impressed. However, I am surprised that Mathilde is wearing black stockings with grey shoes. Should the fashion police be calling?

I always thought that you only wore black stockings with black shoes. Am I behind the times???
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Tenngirl, maybe we can consider ourselves members of the fashion police! I was also struck by Mathilde's stockings and shoes combo. Despite that, she still looks lovely, as always, and I love seeing her and Maxima together.
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I thought they were lovely pictures. It's always interesting to see two princesses together and make comparisons. I thought Mathilde looked delightful and stole the show... Maybe it was the black stockings and grey heels that edged it for her!
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Thanks everyone who posted pics for the pics!!

I love what both Crown Princesses are wearing, but Maxima is the winner for me today, the detailing on the coat is fantastic!! And I love both their shoes!!!
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Old 10-20-2006, 02:04 AM
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Tenngirl, maybe we can consider ourselves members of the fashion police! I was also struck by Mathilde's stockings and shoes combo. Despite that, she still looks lovely, as always, and I love seeing her and Maxima together.
Thanks Lady Jean!! I do like Mathilde's outfit, she always, well almost always, looks perfect. There are a few outfits down through the years that I have not enjoyed but the majority of the time, she excels.

However, I still can't get over the stockings!!!
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