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Old 05-08-2006, 03:19 PM
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Willem-Alexander and Máxima's Language Skills

Does anyone know of any videos of Willem and/or Maxima speaking English? Thanks
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Old 05-09-2006, 10:40 AM
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Yes, Maixma talks English very good. Before her wedding, she was teaching English to adults (of hoe je dat ook zegt):)
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Old 05-09-2006, 10:45 AM
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the last time they went to lech, austria, willem alexander talked with the press in german and maxima did so in english. you may find a video of her speaking in the thread specially created for the photosession.
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Old 05-12-2006, 07:55 AM
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what about the other menbers of the dutch royal family??? and irene,christina and their family???
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Old 05-12-2006, 08:08 AM
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Which languague di Willem Alexander and Maxima spoke together when they were dating. I suppose that now they must be speaking dutch together ?
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Old 05-12-2006, 08:10 AM
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Well, they spoke English while they were dating. Don't know what they speak today, but I suppose it's Dutch...
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Old 05-12-2006, 11:10 PM
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enought about maxima and willem. What about the others??? Chrstina speaks french and beatrix german.
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Old 05-13-2006, 08:36 AM
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Queen Beatrix and Princess Irene attended elementry school in Canada so they both speak English, and Princess Margarit who was born here also speaks English.
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Old 05-13-2006, 08:41 AM
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I'm pretty sure every member of the royal family speaks at least English. Beatrix's sons all speak German too (as their father was German). I'm not too sure about other languages. Friso worked in Fontainebleau in France, so he probably speaks French too. The same goes for Laurentien and Constantijn who are living in Brussels. :)
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Old 05-13-2006, 09:49 AM
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Maxima's speech at the Four Freedom Awards Ceremony, May 13 2006

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Today Maxima gave a speech at the Four Freedom Awards ceremony, it must have been in English. Is is possible to get the audio for that speech. It would be really fantastic to hear her speak English. Thanks a million.
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Old 05-13-2006, 10:10 AM
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Well, we just have to see if the speech is covered by the NOS news or by RTL Boulevard. If I'll find a video of it, I'll post it here.:)
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Old 05-14-2006, 03:46 AM
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languages of dutch royals:
beatrix,dutch,german,english,french??,,italian???
maxima:spanish,dutch,english
alexander:german,dutch,english,spanish???
mabel:dutch,english,french??? (she lives in brussels doesn't she??)spanish??,(she lives in Mexico doesn't she?)
constanijn and luarentein: french,dutch,english and german for constantijn
pieter,margriet:dutch,english then???
marilene,maurits,dutch,english then???
annette,bernhard:dutch,english then???
aimee,floris: dutch,english then???
anita,pieter christiaan: dutch,english french for anita and maybe italian and german for her. She was born in Swizerland so...
Christina and her family:dutch,english,spanish,italian??? Christina speaks french
Irene and her family:dutch,english,spanish then??,
Maybe margarita speaks french (she lives in a castle in france with her ex-husband)

do you agree??,
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Old 05-14-2006, 07:58 AM
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For discussions about which languages Royals speak, visit this thread:

http://www.theroyalforums.com/forums...peak-4693.html
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Old 06-15-2006, 10:51 AM
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Of course they speak English. Didn't Maxima spend quite some time working in New York? Besides pretty much every dutch person I've ever met speaks English and quite well.
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Old 06-16-2006, 04:28 AM
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I'm pretty sure every member of the royal family speaks at least English. Beatrix's sons all speak German too (as their father was German). I'm not too sure about other languages. Friso worked in Fontainebleau in France, so he probably speaks French too. The same goes for Laurentien and Constantijn who are living in Brussels. :)
They all speak German,English,French besides dutch ofcourse.Willem-Alexander has become rather good in spanish as well,which is "dangerous":p according to Máxima....

HM and her sisters are fluent in English,German and French as well ofcourse,add Italian for HM too.All of their children speak at least three languages,add spanish and Italian for Princess Irene's children as well.

Amalia and Alexia are raised bi-lingual,dutch and spanish,so they can understand their maternal grandparents and uncles and aunts,besides that those two have/are becoming accostumed to english as well,which is great as children are very perceptive.
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I wonder if the girls have a tutor in spanish too?
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Old 11-28-2007, 12:14 AM
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I wonder if the girls have a tutor in spanish too?
See my previous post.
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See my previous post.
yes, I read your previous post, they are raised in both languages but you really don't know if they have spanish tuttor, or yes?????
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How many languages can Princess Maxima speak & which are these languages?
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How many languages can Princess Maxima speak & which are these languages?
4: spanish, english, dutch and french
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