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Old 04-06-2009, 03:48 PM
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But the thing is, Ashelen, that bit about Brussels contains NO news at all. Everyone knew she was getting lessons - next to her job at a bank - when she was living in Brussels. It was widely reported back then.

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Old 04-07-2009, 01:21 AM
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Yes. It is a well known info for everyone who is interested in Princess Maxima's life. Reading this book is a waste of time, I think...Vanesa.

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Princess Maxima book a 'festival of errors'

According to website Royalblog, the book - an excerpt of which was published in Holland yesterday (29.03.09) - confuses dates and people, has a prince abdicate a throne he never held, gets the name of Maxima's college wrong and incorrectly states Prince Willem-Alexander's residence twice... - Article
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Old 04-14-2009, 06:30 AM
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I don´t think spelling mistakes are that serious, if we consider the enormous diference between Dutch ans Spanish.
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Old 04-14-2009, 06:44 AM
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Originally Posted by rosana View Post
I don´t think spelling mistakes are that serious, if we consider the enormous diference between Dutch ans Spanish.
they don't mean spelling mistakes, they mean conceptual mistakes. as if they invented the book. there's a list somewhere (in dutch) with at least 90 of them.
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Since my first language is Spanish, I suppose that these two just wanted to said " the true story" or something over the lines of it. "Real" in Spanish culd mean a lot of things: "royal", "regal" or "real" (in the sense of "the truth").However, if the book is so full of mistakes, I think it's not "royal", nor "regal", and of course NOT the truth at all. Vanesa.
It's a word game between "real" and "royal", that works very well in Spanish, but wouldn't make sense in English or Dutch.

For someone who is not familiar with Maxima's story, it could be a nice novel to read, but when you do know a little bit about it and you dive into the book...

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