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Old 06-25-2014, 04:22 AM
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where the family spend the summer vacation
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Old 07-06-2014, 03:24 PM
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I wonder if Max or the family in general, will be attending the Netherlands & Argentina match this coming week?
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I wonder if Max or the family in general, will be attending the Netherlands & Argentina match this coming week?
i'd say there is a chance, although maybe they would only attend if it was a final match now that they are king and queen... but who knows? i am almost sure they will attend if the netherlands gets to the finals!
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They are not attending the semi-finals against Argentina according to our national news-service.
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I think is sensitive not to go! eventhought she is the dutch Queen, and she will be for the Dutch to win, I think probably it is not fear to put herself in that situation, she probably feels for Argentina too, and would be not nice for her. let's think the triple A has Argentinean gradnparents and wonder how it is at home! of course we will never know!
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Old 07-12-2014, 06:31 PM
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Any news about their summer photosession this year?
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Old 07-14-2014, 03:42 AM
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I don't think the date and location has been released yet, but it will probably be soon. The summer holidays in the middle area of the country start this weekend.

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The king was spotted in a KLM airplane from London to Amsterdam on friday:
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So the king doesn't always use the government airplane. The RVD did ot want to comment on the purpose of the visit to London.
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Old 07-14-2014, 08:40 AM
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I don't think the date and location has been released yet, but it will probably be soon. The summer holidays in the middle area of the country start this weekend.

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The king was spotted in a KLM airplane from London to Amsterdam on friday:
Koning reist tussen het volk | Binnenland | Telegraaf.nl

So the king doesn't always use the government airplane. The RVD did ot want to comment on the purpose of the visit to London.
Most likely it was a private visit. Im surprised the King doesn't always use government planes. Since they don't want to comment on the visit then using a private plane would've been the best thing since the visit wouldn't be questioned because it wouldn't of been known about.
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Queen M does this very often. Every now and then someone tells the papers. A friend of mine was in the same plane a year ago. Heading towards New York. And no, he told us friends but not the papers. ;-)
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IIRC there was some hullaboo about the costs of using the government plane a few years ago, so since this is reducing costs most will think this is a good thing, esp. for private visits.
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Old 07-17-2014, 04:31 AM
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According to Billet Bladet, the king and queen will pay a state visit to Denmark between March 16-18 2015. The Danish court did not confirm the dae, though they say that they are debating the issue.

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The last Dutch state visit to Denmark dates from 1984, when Queen Beatrix visited Copenhagen. The last state visit from Denmark to The Netherlands dates from 1975.
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@Mo_Holland Summer Photo call with King and Queen of Netherlands and their children cancelled due to crash of #MH17 154 dutch citizens murdered
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Do Queen Maxima's daughters still have a nanny?
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The king bought a speedboat, an Osprey 38 from the Frisian company Wajer & Wajer. The boat is supposed to have costed 800.000 euros and will be used in Greece.

Willem-Alexander koopt peperdure boot | Vaarkrant | Telegraaf.nl
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The king bought a speedboat, an Osprey 38 from the Frisian company Wajer & Wajer. The boat is supposed to have costed 800.000 euros and will be used in Greece.

Willem-Alexander koopt peperdure boot | Vaarkrant | Telegraaf.nl
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Good!A boost for the economy!!
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Good!A boost for the economy!!
I can predict the diarrhea coming down in the online media and social forums... I am amazed that such a little boat comes with that prize tag and that the King was willing to spend that amount. It is almost an open invitation to anyone to tackle the King and his eh... jet-set lifestyle. There was already grumble that the State had to spend around the same amount for a pied-à-terre for Princess Beatrix. So to see the King or the Princess could gave paid for their own pied-à-terre. I wonder what their priorities are.

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I can predict the diarrhea coming down in the online media and social forums... I am amazed that such a little boat comes with that prize tag and that the King was willing to spend that amount. It is almost an open invitation to anyone to tackle the King and his eh... jet-set lifestyle. There was already grumble that the State had to spend around the same amount for a pied-à-terre for Princess Beatrix. So to see the King or the Princess could gave paid for their own pied-à-terre. I wonder what their priorities are.

Oh really?This is not a priority case.At all.it's a man buying a boat because he can and most will say ;"Oh that's ok!" anyway.Good for him.oh,and the shrapnell fired by "online media and social fora"..?...The social fora are not that social but more a-social,and online media live by the crap of the day.And,most Dutch couldn't care less as halve of them is hollydaying all over the globe,because they can...and the other halve is preparing their umptiest BBQ as it's beautifull weather here and all are in good spirits..So,they certainly do have other and more important priorities,yes!...Just my 5 cents worth....
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800.000,-- Euro (appr. 1,075,000.-- USD) is an awfully lot of money. When the King would spend it on a diamond parure, to say something, then it has a function for the "execution of the kingship". When the King would spend it on real estate or artworks, then it can also be classified as a "smart investment". But this... for some weeks in the summer, this is soooo flashy, so jet-set. Of course it is the King's own money (I assume) but when the story is true, I am not so sure of this was the smartest thing to do.

In a month the Dutch Government will announce new cuts in the Budget 2015. This will be announced by His Majesty, just back from his speedboat adventures in the Greek seas, seated on his throne, announcing the cuts with a serious face.... Not the most lucky perception, I am afraid. Of course it can be woven away as "it is nothing" but perception and imago is everything in this media era.

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I believe he donated the sailing boat (a regenboog, the absolute best in these small sail boats) that he received for his wedding to a school, which must be a pity as sailing is much more fun, relaxing, healthy, sustainable, 'green' etc. than a diesel slurping over-priced speedboat IMHO. Like with flashy cars, these kind of boats usually make you wonder if the owner needs to make up for something.

He did buy it at a Dutch company, so that is good. But it just seems 'poenerig'. Not the best to be showy in these times, esp. since he and his wife were critisized not too long ago for their jetset lifestyle. Of course in the end it is his money, and he is free to do with it whatever he wants. But I wouldn't be surprised if the call to lower his income will become louder due to such flashy purchases. Several MP's already suggested his salary should be on par with the Balkenende-norm.

NB. the info originates at the magazine 'quote'. I am not sure if it is actually correct. It can also be a trick by some marketing people to get attention for the company.
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The source remains unclear. The media indeed seems to bring the news as an assumption, not as a fact. Quote is not the most reliable source, to use an understatement. If it is not true, I advise the Royal House to come with a denial, to prevent the story getting a whole own life.
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