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Old 10-14-2006, 03:21 AM
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WA & Máxima with Philippe & Mathilde at Rubens in Brueghel Samen Exposition: 19.10.06

On 19 October 2006, Prince Philippe & Princess Mathilde of Belgium will visit The Hague and meet up with Prince Willem-Alexander & Princess Maxima to inaugurate 'Rubens in Brueghel Samen' exposition.

The press release from RVD can be found here

and for the description from the belgian calendar :

Prince Philippe and Princess Mathilde Princess inaugurate in company of Prince of Orange and Princess Maxima, the exposition “Rubens in Brueghel Samen”, in Mauritshuis in The Hague (Netherlands).
Peter Paul Rubens and Jan Brueghel the Old one belong to from Antwerp painters most famous of the 17th century. Very active and of a great technical skill, they directed very productive workshops. For their artistic development, the two painters remained a few years in Italy. They were familiarized thus with the rules of the international diplomacy. Between the two artists was born an exceptional bond. Their true friendship doubled of a profitable collaboration. Each one of them specialized in a specific field, they joined their creative forces to carry out phenomenal tables together. Most beautiful are exposed at the exposition “Rubens in Brueghel Samen”. In addition to twelve common paintings of Rubens and Brueghel, one will be able to see there the other works carried out in collaboration with contemporaries (p.ex. Brueghel with Hendrick de Clerck, Rubens with Frans Snijders). Tables come in particular from Prado in Madrid, Gemäldegalerie Kassel and Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. The exposure was carried out in collaboration with the J. Paul Getty Museum of Los Angeles where it was shown during the summer 2006. The exposiytion “Rubens and Brueghel Samen” will be held of October 20, 2006 to January 28, 2007 to Mauritshuis.
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Old 10-18-2006, 12:46 PM
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Tomorrow we go to see Mathilde and Maxima together. How good!!!!!

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Old 10-19-2006, 10:50 AM
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Here are the first pics (ppe) click here for more
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Old 10-19-2006, 11:03 AM
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Thanks for the pictures johann
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Old 10-19-2006, 11:38 AM
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And some additions by seegerpress
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Old 10-19-2006, 12:02 PM
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Greats pictures, thanks.
Extremely lovely Mathilde. The hairdo is very pretty, it has some photo?
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Old 10-19-2006, 12:04 PM
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They both look beautiful!
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Old 10-19-2006, 12:05 PM
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Fantastic pictures -- it is so nice to see these couples together again! Thank you, johann. I love the ensembles of the women and Mathilde's hair looks especially elegant in that style.
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Both women look great. I love seeing them together.
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Old 10-19-2006, 12:14 PM
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It's enjoyable to see these 2 couples working together.
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Old 10-19-2006, 12:17 PM
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More from anp

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Old 10-19-2006, 12:26 PM
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How great to see them four! Specially ladies looks like old good friends
Ladies look very beautiful and glowing.
On these photos of Mati and Maxi remind me little school-girls - they should just hold their hands
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Old 10-19-2006, 01:33 PM
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Great pictures guys! They look nice, all of them. The Princess's look beautiful and the Prince's are very handsome.
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Old 10-19-2006, 01:37 PM
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and some slightly different ones by casadaimagem/isopix
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Old 10-19-2006, 01:45 PM
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Beautiful photos!
I love Maxima's coat!
Mathilde looks nice, too! It's great to see the couples together!
They always seems to be quite relaxed and happy when the Dutch and the Belgian Crownprincely Couples meet.
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Old 10-19-2006, 01:56 PM
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Everyone's attire looks very elegant. Has W-A lost weight recently?
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Old 10-19-2006, 02:06 PM
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the two CP's are looking wonderful. coats are beautiful, love them. Its good to see them out together doing things.
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Old 10-19-2006, 02:17 PM
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I must say for the first time, I do not like the coat that Mathilde is wearing. It's too busy and stiff looking as well as the lace, high neck, thing she is wearing underneath it. And then with black stockings and grey shoes, she reminds me of Minnie Mouse. I usually love what she wears, but not today.
Maxima looks nice, I just wish she would tidy up her hair a bit. Always looks as if she is rushed out the door with her hair brush in hand and never really finishes the job.
The men look handsome as usual.
Just a question: is the weather really that cold over there right now? I would love to have it that cold here in California. Right now, it's in the 80's, hot and dry, and we must not forget windy. Ugh!
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Old 10-19-2006, 02:38 PM
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It was a most sunny and gentle dreamy autumn day with a golden sun, not only in The Hague but in the entire Netherlands.

Here you see the former Palace of Prince Maurits of Nassau-Siegen, the Mauritshuis, which is renowned for its fabulous collection of Dutch and Flemish masters and was visited by the Prince of Orange, Princess Máxima and their guests the Duke and Duchess of Brabant.

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Old 10-19-2006, 02:42 PM
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True Henri, I could even walk around in just a t-shirt today without being cold...

I think I will visit the exposition soon, with a friend of mine who lives in The Hague, it seems interesting.


Now about the couples: the two husbands seem to stay in the background and let the ladies lead :). Nice to see how comfortable they are together, it is always nice to see them with each other.

I actually liked Maxima's hair, but I wish Willem-Alexander could use a new haircut, the present one doesn't really flatter him.

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