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Old 08-07-2009, 06:03 PM
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And it "was a really nasty thing" form AP to think they can invade anybodies privacy if THEY so please.No.And NO again.
I think WA's spanish improved tremendously.Bueno!Bravo Alejandro.
This is really the way you want your future King to act toward the press? You honesly think this is going to make it better for them? The press will/can make their lives miserable when they are not at home. They are not any better than any other Royals. Time for WA to grow up, realize who he is, what this kind of thing does to reflect on the Queen much less the Royal House. He is getting quite the reputation for being rude. A rude spoiled brat deserves what he gets when he acts this way.
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Old 08-07-2009, 06:11 PM
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I agree with you dee4855, the press has been far more nice, friendly and docile here than for example in the UK or Spain. The prince has very little reason to nag about the press. The royal family features in the serious press quite often, they get a lot of attention on television and in gossip magazines. All of this is IMHO needed to keep the monarchy healthy and relevant. Now, the private pictures do not need to be published of course, they have no news value and are only made to fill the pockets of the publishers of gossip magazines, BUT the way the RVD is reacting to it is too much for my taste and they are expecting things that can not be expected. Being left alone in Argentina on a very touristic place.... how on earth can they expect that?

In dutch we have the saying that a donkey doesn't hurt is foot on the same stone twice, which means that you do not make the same mistake twice, but the prince and the princess seem to do just that. Every time in Argentina they are harassed by paparazzi and every time they seem as surprised, angry etc as the first time and as if they didn't see it coming. Well, my crystal ball says that paparazzi will follow them on busy places in Argentina as long as they will visit the country, so either stop visiting busy, touristic places in the country or accept it and get over it. They seem to be fighting windmills here, like Don Quichote.
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Old 08-07-2009, 06:51 PM
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If one of these days, the Dutch press gets tired of all this and take actions against them... the couple will think twice next time.
The prince and the princess forget they need the press... you don't see other young royals doing this!

I know Máxima loves Argentina and that's such a wonderful thing about her. But they should understand why these "argentinos boludos" take pics of them: because people want to see them, because they are popular... not because they want to ruin their great vacation!

Yes, the media code... Well, when you sign an agreement with someone that's because you wanted to sign it. In this case, I guess the media had to sign it or they wouldn't be invited to the next photo session...

For their own sake, they must stop behaving like this. All this anger, rage and verbal violence from WA is not normal, IMO. I think Máxima is a gentle and smart person, I wonder if she agrees with her husband's explosive reactions.

Well next time, go to some ultra-exclusive private island where no one can find you lol
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Reporters Without Borders strongly condemns the court injunction which Dutch Crown Prince Willem-Alexander and his wife, Princess Maxima, have sought against the US news agency, the Associated Press, to force it to stop distributing recent photos of them and their five-year-old daughter, Princess Catharina-Amalia, at an Argentine ski resort.
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Old 08-07-2009, 07:19 PM
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Thanks for posting that Princess Maxima! Although one can wonder what the news value is of the prince and princess enjoying a holiday in Argentina, the association does have a point that limiting the freedom of the press is a slippery road.
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Old 08-07-2009, 08:12 PM
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Bas Paternotte, journalist of HP/De Tijd (a political magazine) wrote a letter to the national ombudsman with a complaint against the RVD. He complains that the RVD's threats against an international agency like AP is bad for the reputation of the Netherlands and that it gives the country an image of being small minded, a country that is panicing when a picture of a skiing prince appears.

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'RVD zet Nederland te kakken' - HP/De Tijd

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The magazine has not been too positive about the media code itself either, judging from this article in Dutch: http://www.hpdetijd.nl/2009-08-04/dus-dit-mag-niet#body. The title says: 'So this is not allowed?'. They replaced pictures of the holiday with a big sign saying 'censorship', and provided links to the pictures on the site of reinamaxima.com. Note that the magazine is not the biggest friends with the royal family, they placed the infamous interviews with princess Margarita of Bourbon-Parma and her dreadful ex husband.
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The prince of Asturias, who has far more paparazzi attention than the prince of Orange, never snapped at paparazzi, he needs no media code, he doesn't freak out when he, his wife or his daughters are pictured, and in general shows a far more royal and adult attitude than the prince of Orange, who seems like an angry, spoiled and sulking teenager at times.
Well, they are not angels either. Remember (last year, I dont really remember) when the media published some pics of princess Letizia wearing a bikini, a big trouble for spanish media

But, as Regina said, they NEED the media, can you imagine a royal family without media? They would not have any importance in their own country. Too bad for this kind of behavior.
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Old 08-07-2009, 10:45 PM
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This is really the way you want your future King to act toward the press? You honesly think this is going to make it better for them? The press will/can make their lives miserable when they are not at home. They are not any better than any other Royals. Time for WA to grow up, realize who he is, what this kind of thing does to reflect on the Queen much less the Royal House. He is getting quite the reputation for being rude. A rude spoiled brat deserves what he gets when he acts this way.
And who said he said all that in the first place?Right.A journalist.
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And who said he said all that in the first place?Right.A journalist.
And who didn't?
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And who said he said all that in the first place?Right.A journalist.
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And it "was a really nasty thing" form AP to think they can invade anybodies privacy if THEY so please.No.And NO again.
I think WA's spanish improved tremendously.Bueno!Bravo Alejandro.

Who was applauding him for his improved Spanish? You, or the press?
If it was you, you must believe what was said by the journalist.
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I just wonder how Macima feel s reagrding her husband insulting argentineans, after all she born there, I would not feel very weel listen my husband doing that! and like most of the people her I do not agree with his behaivor, very disapinted to me!! whois W-A really , it looks that he has a mask under neath may be a different completely person that what we think!
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I have hard time believing that W-A insulted Argentinians, when his wife is Argentinian.
Maybe he said something harsh, that was later exaggerated by reporters.
I don't blame W-A for being sick and tired of reporters sometimes. they can be aggressive, what has nothing to do with freedom of press.
Yes, I like looking at private pictures of royals taken by paparazzi, but we have to remember they are done at royals private life expense.
I wonder if there will be any statement from W-A explaining this incident with Argentinian reporters when they felt insulted. Probably not.
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Just to set the record straight, 3 magazines say that the prince insulted argentinian paparazzi; not Argentinians in general!!
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The Dutch royal house PR advisors handle childishly the media. They make the same mistake over and over again. Royal persons are not common people. The press, paparazzos, media is part of public persons' life and they finally have to accept it. The common people wonder public persons's private life rather than their works and the press and paparazzos know it very well.
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Apparently the prince yelled to the Argentinian paparazzi again, he did the same in London, made ungracious remarks in New Zealand etc. What is he hoping to achieve with this? And why is he the only one doing this. The prince of Asturias, who has far more paparazzi attention than the prince of Orange, never snapped at paparazzi, he needs no media code, he doesn't freak out when he, his wife or his daughters are pictured, and in general shows a far more royal and adult attitude than the prince of Orange, who seems like an angry, spoiled and sulking teenager at times.
indeed. it's not the first time it happens and it's such a rude, shameless behaviour. particularly when you are the crown prince and future king, not any celebrity. he should really try to control those nerves - when it happened before i thought it was just a tantrum, but since it's being repeated...
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The Dutch royal house PR advisors handle childishly the media. They make the same mistake over and over again. Royal persons are not common people. The press, paparazzos, media is part of public persons' life and they finally have to accept it.
Exactly, Guido, I agree. What surprises me is that WA knows that since he's a child (or he should so) and Máxima was surely informed that life wouldn't be the same after a royal marriage.

About if these pictures have or not informative value: the pictures are not indecent, they were shot outdoors and children were respected. They have the same informative value as allowed informal photo-sessions.
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Are they suing in an American court since AP is an American agency? If so, the facts of the case all seem pretty silly: the Dutch royal family has an agreement with the DUTCH press, some foreign photographers take some innocuous photos on their vacation, and they're suing in a country where freedom of the press is enshrined in the constitution?

I understand that it's probably annoying for WA and Maxima and all the other royals to have to deal with paparazzi and to have pictures being taken of you when you're trying to relax on a private holiday and so on. However, this is just a normal part of their job. Everybody has a stressful part of their job, and this just happens to be the stressful part of being a prince or princess. Yes, royals do have to make sacrifices in terms of their privacy and such that aren't required of the rest of us, but they also have great privileges that very few other people, outside of the very rich, share. For instance, these people never have to worry about money, deny themselves things to send their kids to good colleges, or make decisions based on money. That's a huge blessing, and I don't think it's asking to much to have to have your picture taken on occasion in order to enjoy those sorts of privileges.
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Do you know who this girl is (of course, the one who's next to Máxima)? http://www.reinamaxima.com/img/laangosturyya%20(7).JPG
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Her elder sister Dolores,the artist,I believe.
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I think she is Florencia Di Cocco, one of Máxima's best friends
I also think that it looks like Florencia Di Cocco, not Dolores. Along with Samantha Dean, Florencia was one of Máxima's witnesses at her wedding to Willem-Alexander. (Remember? Samantha wore a red dress with a black hat, and Florencia wore a camel-colored dress with an X design across the front & a wide-brimmed hat. They both looked lovely).
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I also think that it looks like Florencia Di Cocco, not Dolores. Along with Samantha Dean, Florencia was one of Máxima's witnesses at her wedding to Willem-Alexander. (Remember? Samantha wore a red dress with a black hat, and Florencia wore a camel-colored dress with an X design across the front & a wide-brimmed hat. They both looked lovely).
Yes, I agree with you and princess Máxima, also because the girl in the photo doesn't look like her, take a look
http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/a...EMAXIMA07a.jpg
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I have hard time believing that W-A insulted Argentinians, when his wife is Argentinian.
Maybe he said something harsh, that was later exaggerated by reporters.
I don't blame W-A for being sick and tired of reporters sometimes. they can be aggressive, what has nothing to do with freedom of press.
Yes, I like looking at private pictures of royals taken by paparazzi, but we have to remember they are done at royals private life expense.
I wonder if there will be any statement from W-A explaining this incident with Argentinian reporters when they felt insulted. Probably not.
The ones that work for them to have that kind of private life might like to know how their hard earned dollars are being spent. As long as they take funds yearly from the people they should be able to put up with a few photos. Not many people get to go on vacations as often as the Royals do. Let us be totally honest here. The Royals (none of them) are over worked. I would love to work 4-5 days a month for 3-4 hours daily, dress in beautiful clothes and jewels, have someone to drive me around and open and close my door, live in a palace with servants, travel all over the world 1st class and have no one to answer to. All of this done at some other person working daily trying to make ends meet with what is left of their weekly salary. So, I do not think it is to much to ask for WA to put on his big boy pants, act human, smile, and make nice with the paparazzi. Make a deal, take a couple of pictures and leave us alone. The only Royals I have seen that have a clue what an eight hour work day might be is the Spanish Royals. They seem to be nice to the press regardless of how they may feel it intrudes on their lives.
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