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Old 11-02-2006, 03:40 AM
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Actually he DID mention that Maxima answered him that she had enjoyed her trip. He also told other media that in fact after Alexanders short answer, she threw him a dark glance, and proceeded to smile and wave and answered in lieu of her husband that she had enjoyed her stay or something along those lines.

Anyhow, this topic is getting tiring, and so is Alexander. I'm starting to understand why Maxima is exceeding her in-laws when it comes to popularity: she is a professional royal when the situation demands it. Kudo's to her professionalism therefore, and may she be a huge influence on how her daughters treat their public roles, instead of that cranky, thankless prince of orange.
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Old 11-02-2006, 03:52 AM
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Anyhow, this topic is getting tiring, and so is Alexander. I'm starting to understand why Maxima is exceeding her in-laws when it comes to popularity: she is a professional royal when the situation demands it. Kudo's to her professionalism therefore, and may she be a huge influence on how her daughters treat their public roles, instead of that cranky, thankless prince of orange.
I don't think I ever heard anyone complain about the professionalism of our born royals. The complaint usually is that they are to professional (HM The Queen for example).

Why should the prince of Orange be 'thankfull' to a reporter with bad manners who has been harassing him for the last couple of days? I do not see why and I also fail to see why royals should put up with anything like this, just because they are royals & get paid by the Dutch state. -Maybe I want to throw a cake in the face of my teacher. Teachers get payed by the Dutch state to and doing so will enhance my satisfaction at school & my teacher needs motivated students. Ergo, my teacher has to comply??
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Old 11-02-2006, 03:58 AM
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For me, I can forgive and forget that day. It's not like he was rude during the entire trip. He could have handled it better but he didn't and maybe with good reason (considering that the reporter was harassing them for a long time) I can move on from this, he isn't such a bad bloke normally
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Old 11-02-2006, 04:54 AM
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Photos from today/yesterday from ANP. There are also a heap of pictures from the rest of the tour

http://www.anp-photo.com/search.pp?s...id=482&flush=1
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Old 11-02-2006, 07:52 AM
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02-11-2006 Christenchurch The royal couple on the 3rd day in New Zealand.

http://www.ppe-agency.com/500px/Nov2006/06110206.jpg
http://www.ppe-agency.com/500px/Nov2006/06110211.jpg
http://www.ppe-agency.com/500px/Nov2006/06110207.jpg
http://www.ppe-agency.com/500px/Nov2006/06110201.jpg
http://www.ppe-agency.com/500px/Nov2006/06110205.jpg (looking very elegent)
http://www.ppe-agency.com/500px/Nov2006/06110203.jpg
http://www.ppe-agency.com/500px/Nov2006/06110233.jpg
http://www.ppe-agency.com/500px/Nov2006/06110210.jpg ( a very cute picture)
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Old 11-02-2006, 08:07 AM
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The orange does not fall far from the tree

Let us keep in our minds what the Prince of Orange actually said: "That is none of your business, it's private."

A quite formal answer. You must try very hard to see an insult in that. The Prince is known for being allergic to do 'tricks on command' and for sure not when it is in his private sphere. Remember his famous line: "The monarchy is no ape-theatre. Throw a nickel and we perform a dance."

Queen Beatrix to assembled chief-editors (criticizing their reports about the monarchy): "Gentlemen, the lie rules".

Queen Juliana during a state-visit in Jugoslavia, very hindered by the press on Belgrade's central market (loud and clear hearable) against her press-official: "No mr. Van der Vloet, I will NOT pose for them: the gentlemen have NOT deserved it. No, they have NOT deserved it!"



I like those Oranges. Stand straight up and face the press.
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Old 11-02-2006, 08:09 AM
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02-11-2006 Christenchurch The royal couple on the 3rd day in New Zealand.
Princess Maxima and prince Willem Alexander saw the last minutes of the rugby game between Dutch children en of kids from New Zealand.

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Old 11-02-2006, 08:11 AM
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02-11-2006 Christenchurch The royal couple on the 3rd day in New Zealand.
Princess Maxima and prince Willem Alexander went to the University of Canterbury, the Arts Centre

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Old 11-02-2006, 09:10 AM
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The Royal couple look as though they have had a great time during their visit to Australia and New Zealand and especially enjoying the warm weather. Apparently it's cold in their part of the world right now.
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Old 11-02-2006, 11:12 AM
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I love these new pics
Actually I think ( I don't know if anyone thinks the same), that on pics from New Zealand they are much more relaxed than on pics from Australia.
I don't know, but for me they look much more happier.
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Old 11-02-2006, 11:14 AM
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Yes, I think that too. I think that she even fell better now than before in Australia.
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Old 11-02-2006, 11:19 AM
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Maybe It was because of change time and I also think, that weather is hotter there, than on New Zealand.
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Old 11-02-2006, 11:39 AM
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About time yes - I think that she (they) just accustomed to change time and weather.
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Old 11-02-2006, 11:39 AM
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Some pics from Seegerpress:
(I hope, you can see pics)
http://www.seegerpress-online.de/top...ER00169959.jpg (Maxima has problem with wind )
http://www.seegerpress-online.de/top...ER00169960.jpg
(and Willem too )
http://www.seegerpress-online.de/top...ER00169958.jpg
(with totems)
http://www.seegerpress-online.de/top...ER00169957.jpg
(Willem Alexander)
http://www.seegerpress-online.de/top...ER00169955.jpg
(Maxima)
http://www.seegerpress-online.de/top...ER00169954.jpg
(once again Maxima)
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Old 11-02-2006, 11:47 AM
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mims111, thanks for the links
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Old 11-02-2006, 11:53 AM
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Thanks for the pictures mims111
Those with wind are funny. As always with the wind.
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Old 11-02-2006, 11:57 AM
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You are welcomed Popy and Magnik!
I love those with wind too
Gallery on PPE:
http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?z...Christenchurch
it has so much of funny pics
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Old 11-02-2006, 02:02 PM
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Good morning Princess Olga
typical last-resort tactic of people who are losing an argument. But anyhow good morning to you too.

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Old 11-02-2006, 02:06 PM
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Why should the prince of Orange be 'thankfull' to a reporter with bad manners who has been harassing him for the last couple of days? I do not see why and I also fail to see why royals should put up with anything like this, just because they are royals & get paid by the Dutch state.
He doesn't, but when he is perceived to be on a state trip, people perceive this comment of WA differently and put it in a different light than when he would be harrassed for example at home in Wassenaar. his comment was not only for the ears of that pesky paparazzo, there were also locals present. According to even de Telegraaf, they quoted some New Zealanders saying: do you realize how he's perceived there because of this? As arrogant, cranky.

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-Maybe I want to throw a cake in the face of my teacher. Teachers get payed by the Dutch state to and doing so will enhance my satisfaction at school & my teacher needs motivated students. Ergo, my teacher has to comply??
In that situation, no one would perceive the teacher being off base but in the situation of what Alexander did, it was at least confusing to the unsuspecting new zealand audience. It is all about perception, and Alexander in this situation failed to appreciate that, that's all I'm saying.
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Old 11-02-2006, 02:21 PM
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Well Olga, I see your point, but I still think that Willem-Alexander was right in principle, though the way it backfires could have been forseen by him and it would have been wiser if he would just have given a smile. And in a way he awarded the journalist in question, by giving him a good story.
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