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Marengo 04-25-2008 10:17 AM

"Máxima, una historia real" by Argentine Journalists (2008-2009)
 
According to website zijonline.nl (bad website, I know) 2 argentinian journalists a 'scandal' book about Princess Maxima. The journalists have been working on it for over a year and they spoke to dozens of intimate friends of the princess. Did any of the Argentinian posters hear anything on this or even know the journalists?

The journalists claim that they have shocking material that is compromising for Máxima and they have been adviced to keep it a secret. The RVD approached the two journalists and is threatening with a lawsuit. The book is meant for the Argentinian market, no Dutch publisher has shown any interest thus far.

Information in Spanish here.

Princess Maxima 04-25-2008 10:24 AM

I havent heard much about the book, just that the authors started the investigation three months ago and they were surprised becuase Máxima's childhood friends/classmates refused to talk. I also have absolutely no idea who the authors are, never heard of them before, and I doubt the book will be a 'best seller' haha:There is not such a big interest for Máxima here.

lucien 04-25-2008 10:46 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Marengo (Post 758486)
According to website zijonline.nl (bad website, I know) 2 argentinian journalists a 'scandal' book about Princess Maxima. The journalists have been working on it for over a year and they spoke to dozens of intimate friends of the princess. Did any of the Argentinian posters hear anything on this or even know the journalists?

The journalists claim that they have shocking material that is compromising for Máxima and they have been adviced to keep it a secret. The RVD approached the two journalists and is threatening with a lawsuit. The book is meant for the Argentinian market, no Dutch published has shown any interest thus far.

Information in Spanish here.

Sounds like typical junk.

ashelen 04-25-2008 11:01 AM

all this is rediculus, the kids from 3 grade must not even remeber much and what kind of scandal she could do at 8 years old? may be when she was a teenager, or in herearlies 20s but at 8 years old, come on! rhis people are ridiculus!

Verde Esmeralda 04-25-2008 11:13 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Marengo (Post 758486)
According to website zijonline.nl (bad website, I know) 2 argentinian journalists a 'scandal' book about Princess Maxima. The journalists have been working on it for over a year and they spoke to dozens of intimate friends of the princess. Did any of the Argentinian posters hear anything on this or even know the journalists?

Yes, I read something about it a couple of days ago. The book is to be named simply "Máxima", and it will be published both here and in Europe. Personally I didn't know those journalists.

Verde Esmeralda 04-25-2008 11:15 AM

More info on the unauthorized biography (in Spanish) here:

Crítica de Argentina | Edición Impresa

Princess Maxima 04-25-2008 11:26 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lucien (Post 758493)
Sounds like typical junk.

Yes, so I hope the RVD takes legal action against them.

marmi 04-25-2008 03:44 PM

Haven't Maxima's friends and family always been discrete? (At least, thats how I understood it...)

What are the chances really that other people would know anything 'damaging' to the Princess.

Sounds to me like the typical 'fame and fortune' seekers...

Marengo 04-25-2008 04:26 PM

Yes, thus far there only was 1 friend who ever talked to the press, to german ZDF (probably with the blessing of the court).

I am usually suspicious when authors start about 'sensational' news. Edwin de Roy van Zuydewijn has claimed that for years and we are still waiting on his bloody book (which probably will never be puclished or even written).

Vanesa 04-25-2008 04:54 PM

Pure garbage! A little girl of 8 involved in a scandal??? :eek::lol: Oh, maybe she stealed some candies for a classmate, back then...:dizzy::biggrin:;)

Vanesa.

Marengo 04-25-2008 04:58 PM

Well, I suppose they will look for some more recent information too, Máxima lived in Argentina till in her twenties and she saw a lot of her family and friends even when she lived abroad, so...
In the worst scenario they would find something Videla related IMO.

lucien 04-26-2008 03:11 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by marmi (Post 758578)
Haven't Maxima's friends and family always been discrete? (At least, thats how I understood it...)

What are the chances really that other people would know anything 'damaging' to the Princess.

Sounds to me like the typical 'fame and fortune' seekers...

NADA!!!

Typical BS from A to B.

None of Princess Máxima's friends would even think on talking on her to such filthy gutter creeps.

Marengo 04-26-2008 07:40 AM

well, we only will know that once the book has been published, won't we? It were friends of the Princess who sold that video of Máxima drinking, dancing and smoking in a very short skirt at a wedding party in Argentina to the press too, remember?

As I have no idea who the journalists are and in what segment they belong it will be difficult to know how reliable their claims are, and as I said, when authors advertise their book with 'sensational news' and such I tend to get suspicious.

marezdote 04-26-2008 10:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Princess Maxima (Post 758509)
Yes, so I hope the RVD takes legal action against them.

Does the RVD have any legal standing to challenge a book that is published in Argentina?

lucien 04-26-2008 12:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Marengo (Post 758775)
well, we only will know that once the book has been published, won't we? It were friends of the Princess who sold that video of Máxima drinking, dancing and smoking in a very short skirt at a wedding party in Argentina to the press too, remember?

As I have no idea who the journalists are and in what segment they belong it will be difficult to know how reliable their claims are, and as I said, when authors advertise their book with 'sensational news' and such I tend to get suspicious.

True Marengo,but then that was before the engagement and when most didn't have a clue as to the implications of their dear friend and the Prince's future.Now they have.I think HRH's friends are very loyal,have to be,or it would no doubt mean the end of a friendship.
And rightfully so.Loyalty & thrustworthiness,key-words in any friendship,but even more so in this case.

rosana 04-26-2008 04:28 PM

What is the reason to call this thread "scandal book"? how do you know it will be a scandal if it is not written yet? Anyone has the right to write a biography, of course if it turns into a junk book, they will have to be sued, but as far as i know there are no scandals concerning the Princess. The Royal House is too much susceptible.

ashelen 04-27-2008 12:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Marengo (Post 758775)
well, we only will know that once the book has been published, won't we? It were friends of the Princess who sold that video of Máxima drinking, dancing and smoking in a very short skirt at a wedding party in Argentina to the press too, remember?

As I have no idea who the journalists are and in what segment they belong it will be difficult to know how reliable their claims are, and as I said, when authors advertise their book with 'sensational news' and such I tend to get suspicious.

anyway, this probably was a wedding before she even met her husband,and what it is so wrong?a very short skirt, drinking and smoking? como on, this is not scandall!!!

Birdie 04-28-2008 02:55 PM

May be : some people think that she's becoming too powerful, so they would like to destabilize her.

Regina 04-30-2008 04:21 AM

I think if there was a scandal in Maxima's life we would know it already. When someone is sucessful there is always someone who feel jealous and decides to tell the dark stories to the media.
I remember to read here in TRF and in another spanish forum a rumour about Máxima being bullied when she was a child in her school. Maybe the book is about that, but then again it wouldn't be an horrible "Scandal" on Máxima's life.

Princess Maxima 05-06-2008 12:27 PM

Quote:

Investigation on Máxima's life
A group of journalits began succesfully to obtain information on Máxima's life before her marriage.

The book will be jointly published in Argentina, Switzerland and Germany, and will reveal unknown details of the first Latin American woman who became part of a Royal Family..


*Investigan la vida de Máxima - Infobae.com*

Birdie 05-23-2008 04:57 PM

I found a video presenting that Piet Lekkerkerk has wrotten a new book on Princess Maxima "Maxima". It's in dutch and I don't understand dutch...

http://www.rtl.nl/actueel/rtlbouleva...llemmaxima.xml

15.05 Prinses Maxima onder de loep (???)

Who knows something about this book ?

Moonmaiden23 05-23-2008 05:58 PM

What is "scandalous" about the book? Has anyone read it, or give us a rough translation? Thanks-

Princess Maxima 05-23-2008 06:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CaliforniaDreamin (Post 770123)
What is "scandalous" about the book? Has anyone read it, or give us a rough translation? Thanks-

The book has not been published yet:flowers:

Marengo 05-23-2008 07:12 PM

It was announced as 'scandal book' on several websites, so hence the title of this thread.

I have read in a dutch boulevard magazine that they will pay attention to a supposed 2nd boyfriend of Maxima before her marriage. Thus for the Dutch public was only aware of 1 man, called Tiziano (forgot the last name but it sounded Italian). Not very shocking perse, though the magazine did claim that the mystery man was many years Maxima's senior. Of course it is not sure if the information is correct.

It is rather curious that the book will be published in Switzerland? Perhaps they print a Dutch edition there and export it to The Netherlands? Or will the book only appear in Spanish?

lucien 05-24-2008 12:46 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Marengo (Post 770142)
It was announced as 'scandal book' on several websites, so hence the title of this thread.

I have read in a dutch boulevard magazine that they will pay attention to a supposed 2nd boyfriend of Maxima before her marriage. Thus for the Dutch public was only aware of 1 man, called Tiziano (forgot the last name but it sounded Italian). Not very shocking perse, though the magazine did claim that the mystery man was many years Maxima's senior. Of course it is not sure if the information is correct.

It is rather curious that the book will be published in Switzerland? Perhaps they print a Dutch edition there and export it to The Netherlands? Or will the book only appear in Spanish?

Ah,the second man,oh how exciting!A man her senior?Now who can that be?Par el gracia de Dios,caramba muchacho quen es?
:rolleyes:

Hmm,must be the guy she,initially,shared her appartment in Chelsea,NYC with,oh gosh what news from these pulpo's.
We already know it's bogus,trash so why bother if it will be in dutch spanish or chinese even,we're gonna flush it anyway.
It's a "Party""Story"in the "Privé" "Weekend" sort of thing,just to name the dutch rags all in one line for our foreign viewers....:whistling:

Marengo 05-24-2008 04:09 AM

Not all things in these magazines are completely bogus IMO. And compared to the boulevrad magazines in Britain and Germany we are rather fortunate. So they might be right that such a story will be included in the book, though if the story in the book is true is a whole other matter.

From what I remember the magazine claimed that the BF was before Tiziano (whith the last name that I do not recall) and was nearly twice Maxima's age. The magazine also claimed that Dieter Zimmermann never was had any relationship with Maxim'. She rented his flat (when he moved out) and never bothered to remove the nametag outside.

Menarue 05-24-2008 04:36 AM

Whatever the book says I like her. She has brought some joy into what seemed a fairly sombre family.
I think any attack on her by fellow Argentinians now that she is married, a mother and seemingly very happy is needlessly cruel.
I dislike sadists, especially when they do it for money.

Guido 05-24-2008 04:59 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Marengo (Post 770270)
Not all things in these magazines are completely bogus IMO. And compared to the boulevrad magazines in Britain and Germany we are rather fortunate. So they might be right that such a story will be included in the book, though if the story in the book is true is a whole other matter.

From what I remember the magazine claimed that the BF was before Tiziano (whith the last name that I do not recall) and was nearly twice Maxima's age. The magazine also claimed that Dieter Zimmermann never was had any relationship with Maxim'. She rented his flat (when he moved out) and never bothered to remove the nametag outside.


Was Tiziano 20 years older than Maxima? He could be almost 50 when Maxima was in her twenties. By the way, What was Tiziano's job? Where did he live in Italy or in Argentina?

Marengo 05-24-2008 06:41 PM

No, according to the magazine there was a guy in Maxima's life before Tiziano and that guy was supposed to be much older. Anyway, all very unclear. It was said that Tiziano was a businessman from italian roots, but that is all that is known about him.

IMO the only serious ' problem' that could come from this book is if they find something on the Videla-connection which wasn't known yet. Otherwise, the material might fill one or two boulevard magazines but that is it.

Marengo 05-30-2008 02:15 AM

Well well, look who woke up 3 months after the news was first published: It's Evert. Continuing his personal vendetta against the RF, he is a bitter man, with several flopped television shows and such.

And the idiotic thing is that he presents this ' news' as a big scoop, a few months after it all became known. No new information in his magazine, just saying that these 2 argentinian 'journalists' are digging up dirt of Maxima's life and claiming that Maxima was in NYC to 'get' JFK jr (we all thought she was a young banker, but no, Evert knows best).

As a reminder: this is the guy who paid money to the wife of a bodyguard of the PoO to give him information about the couple (which resulted in a divorce for the bodyguard). He also bought and published pictures that a builder illigally made of the interior of Villa Eikenhorst and he also bought pictures of the stolen camera of Maxima. He has been dragged to court by the RF several times. This man makes me sick, I am so glad his programme on TALPA was such a total fiasco and had to be taken of the air after a few months.

Regina 05-30-2008 03:59 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Marengo (Post 773210)
Well well, look who woke up 3 months after the news was first published: It's Evert. Continuing his personal vendetta against the RF, he is a bitter man, with several flopped television shows and such.

And the idiotic thing is that he presents this ' news' as a big scoop, a few months after it all became known. No new information in his magazine, just saying that these 2 argentinian 'journalists' are digging up dirt of Maxima's life and claiming that Maxima was in NYC to 'get' JFK jr (we all thought she was a young banker, but no, Evert knows best).

As a reminder: this is the guy who paid money to the wife of a bodyguard of the PoO to give him information about the couple (which resulted in a divorce for the bodyguard). He also bought and published pictures that a builder illigally made of the interior of Villa Eikenhorst and he also bought pictures of the stolen camera of Maxima. He has been dragged to court by the RF several times. This man makes me sick, I am so glad his programme on TALPA was such a total fiasco and had to be taken of the air after a few months.

This man seems really interested in damaging Máxima's reputation! I hope the Royal House can stop him because this kind of people may become very obsessed and even dangerous.

The rumour that Máxima was in NYC to get JFK makes me laugh. They really have a lot of imagination... Máxima is so different from the type of woman JFK jr used to date.

ashelen 05-30-2008 09:23 AM

this man must be crazy! she might want to catch somebody with money but from there to JFK is another story! anyway, he died 8 years ago and he was married, so i don't think he would be in her list!

Guido 05-30-2008 09:56 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Marengo (Post 773210)
Well well, look who woke up 3 months after the news was first published: It's Evert. Continuing his personal vendetta against the RF, he is a bitter man, with several flopped television shows and such.

And the idiotic thing is that he presents this ' news' as a big scoop, a few months after it all became known. No new information in his magazine, just saying that these 2 argentinian 'journalists' are digging up dirt of Maxima's life and claiming that Maxima was in NYC to 'get' JFK jr (we all thought she was a young banker, but no, Evert knows best).

As a reminder: this is the guy who paid money to the wife of a bodyguard of the PoO to give him information about the couple (which resulted in a divorce for the bodyguard). He also bought and published pictures that a builder illigally made of the interior of Villa Eikenhorst and he also bought pictures of the stolen camera of Maxima. He has been dragged to court by the RF several times. This man makes me sick, I am so glad his programme on TALPA was such a total fiasco and had to be taken of the air after a few months.


If it is true, that is very disappointing. In the end each rumour has support. Maria del Carmen didn't bother that Jorge had married and he had 3 children.

Marengo 05-30-2008 10:16 AM

What is disappointing? That Maxima was trying to 'get' JFK jr? Hardly disappointing as it comes from the mind of Mr. Santegoeds. The 2 argentinian journalists never referred to it, but Mr. Santegoeds is the only one in the gossip press that like to drop that name. All the fruits of his imagination probably, as he doesn' t bother to mention a source (as usual).

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IMO the one who should be mostly bothered with the 3 children was the father, Jorge Z. But as we all are unaware why Mr. Zorreguitta divorced so I don' t think we are in a position to judge.

ashelen 05-30-2008 10:40 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Marengo (Post 773354)
What is disappointing? That Maxima was trying to 'get' JFK jr? Hardly disappointing as it comes from the mind of Mr. Santegoeds. The 2 argentinian journalists never referred to it, but Mr. Santegoeds is the only one in the gutter press that like to drop that name, all the fruits of his imagination as he doesn' t bother to mention a source (as usual).

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IMO the one who should be mostly bothered with the 3 children was the father, Jorge Z. But as we all are unaware why Mr. Zorreguitta divorced so I don' t think we are in a position to judge.

we are nobody to judge! but the fact are , the mother went with a married man with 3 kids and maxima was born and her parents were not married, and please do not say that they married via uruguay or paraguay, at that time divorce did not exist in argentina so the parents were not marrried when she born, of course it is not her fault and i am far to judge them but this is the fact, and please it is not my intetion to offend anybody only to mark what it is a fact

prinsesbeagle 05-30-2008 11:24 AM

Evert had to do a maxima-cover this week, because Story is outscooping his trashy rag for a second week in a row. Story for the second time has 8 pages with lovely pics of Maxima and WA & kids in Barcelona.

Evert = hated by allmost every celeb here in H because he uses his magazine for his personal vendetta.

And Maxima trying to get JFK is pure fiction of course. It's too silly for words.

Guido 06-21-2008 05:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Princess Maxima (Post 770135)
The book has not been published yet:flowers:


When will this book be published?

Marengo 06-29-2008 07:12 AM

No idea, they are still writing it AFAIK.
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In one of the magazines I read that the RVD denied that they ever tried to forbid the book or that they contacted the authors. A RVD spokesman said that the less attention they give the book the better as any attention by the RVD will only result in more publicity for the book.

lucien 03-24-2009 11:39 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Menarue (Post 770275)
Whatever the book says I like her. She has brought some joy into what seemed a fairly sombre family.
I think any attack on her by fellow Argentinians now that she is married, a mother and seemingly very happy is needlessly cruel.
I dislike sadists, especially when they do it for money.

The "book" aka the "making matters up piece".will see the light of day in Argentina next week............It claims to have talked
with Máxima's "friends" which they ofcourse most certainly are not in that case.

It is just a bloody nuisance.That's all.Have to mention it here as it will no doubt pop-up here anyway sooner or later,it's just of no consequence in any which way and these two guys should be "talked" with. Just scum trying to make a buck over Máxima,with
one mentira after another.Bah.
http://gpdhome.typepad.com/royalblog...C3%A1xima.html

courtesy hja

Regina 03-24-2009 12:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lucien (Post 912307)

It is just a bloody nuisance.That's all.Have to mention it here as it will no doubt pop-up here anyway sooner or later,it's just of no consequence in any which way and these two guys should be "talked" with. Just scum trying to make a buck over Máxima,with
one mentira after another.Bah.
http://gpdhome.typepad.com/royalblog...C3%A1xima.html

courtesy hja

Well, we can only have an opinion about the book and the authors after reading it, no?
I don't think the book will reveal "bad things" about Máxima's personality. I think it will be more about her family.

Marengo 03-24-2009 01:31 PM

Apparently it has been pretty hard for the authors to get anybody close to Maxima to speak to them. Friends, family and friends of family all said that the authors should contact the RVD if they wanted to know anything about the princess. In the end they probably only were ab;le to interview a few former classmates and maybe collegues.

I can't think that many shocking things will be revealed, maybe they will 'reveal' a boyfriend, but that is not shocking. Indeed, if any newsworthy information is in the book it should be about Máxima's family, most notably her father, al;though his role in the Argentinian junta has been researched rather well by Prof. Dr. Baron Michiel Baud.

lucien 03-24-2009 01:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Regina (Post 912357)
Well, we can only have an opinion about the book and the authors after reading it, no?
I don't think the book will reveal "bad things" about Máxima's personality. I think it will be more about her family.

No,not this time.it has been discussed too often already last year as the first rumours turned up that something so false
was in the making.These so called journalists,which is false also,have based the entire "product"on nada y nada y otravez.

It can not possibly "reveal' anything bad on Máxima,you're right there,no,but they drew/draw attention to this piece of junk
by claiming they can.There's the big difference you see.

Regina 03-24-2009 01:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Marengo (Post 912383)
I can't think that many shocking things will be revealed, maybe they will 'reveal' a boyfriend, but that is not shocking. Indeed, if any newsworthy information is in the book it should be about Máxima's family, most notably her father, al;though his role in the Argentinian junta has been researched rather well by Prof. Dr. Baron Michiel Baud.

Yes, I agree they will mention Máxima's father role in the Junta, and I believe they will write about how her mother met Jorge Zorreguieta when he was still a married man, etc etc.
How her siblings reacted to her huge popularity and to paparazzis may be another theme of the book, who knows?
Maybe the authors interviewed some collegues of her in New York, it would be interesting to know a bit of her life during those years.

I agree with lucien that if they try to bash her personality they won't convince anyone. I think Máxima had/has a great thing on her: she knew how to choose their friends. It's quite remarkable that none of them accepted to talk. That's not an usual think. IMO it's wrong to believe that she had luck with her friends. She knew how to choose safe and trustful persons as Friends and that already says much about her.

lucien 03-24-2009 02:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Regina (Post 912396)
Yes, I agree they will mention Máxima's father role in the Junta, and I believe they will write about how her mother met Jorge Zorreguieta when he was still a married man, etc etc.
How her siblings reacted to her huge popularity and to paparazzis may be another theme of the book, who knows?
Maybe the authors interviewed some collegues of her in New York, it would be interesting to know a bit of her life during those years.

You will never find anything on how her siblings reacted to everything.
They will never talk on such matters to anyone let alone to the rags.

Collegues in New York?Nothing,they don't tell except what we already know,
they have too much discretion/class to blabbermouth for an extra buck.

Interesting to know more on her life?What is it what you do not already know or could
know by reading the forums,in perticular this one,or the Boards?Not much left to know,
except for the most intimate matters,and thats nobodies business.

They might have talked to former classmates from kindergarten or something in that order,but anything else is bull.

nevertheless the dutch edition will be published soon too and the two were in Amsterdam for a promotion thing...

http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php/z...09%20Amsterdam

Regina 03-24-2009 02:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lucien (Post 912404)
You will never find anything on how her siblings reacted to everything.
They will never talk on such matters to anyone let alone to the rags.

Probably they never talk on such matters but maybe neighbours or others do talk.

Quote:

Collegues in New York?Nothing,they don't tell except what we already know,
they have too much discretion/class to blabbermouth for an extra buck.
Yes, of course, you know all her collegues in New York... :rolleyes:

Quote:

Interesting to know more on her life?What is it what you do not already know or could
know by reading the forums,in perticular this one,or the Boards?[/
That's not true, sorry. This is an amazing forum, full of information, but it doesn't tell everything about Máxima's or any other royal's life, as you're assuming lucien.
I think the best thing to do, is to read it first. Calling scum to the authors and feeling so upset just because someone will write (false or true) stories about a royal is a bit too much... lol.

lucien 03-24-2009 02:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Regina (Post 912416)
Probably they never talk on such matters but maybe neighbours or others do talk.



Yes, of course, you know all her collegues in New York... :rolleyes:



That's not true, sorry. This is an amazing forum, full of information, but it doesn't tell everything about Máxima's or any other royal's life, as you're assuming lucien.
I think the best thing to do, is to read it first. Calling scum to the authors and feeling so upset just because someone will write (false or true) stories about a royal is a bit too much... lol.

Pulp is pulp,it doesn't get any prettier.unless one trives on that sort of thing.:smile:

lucien 03-24-2009 02:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Marengo (Post 912383)
Apparently it has been pretty hard for the authors to get anybody close to Maxima to speak to them. Friends, family and friends of family all said that the authors should contact the RVD if they wanted to know anything about the princess. In the end they probably only were ab;le to interview a few former classmates and maybe collegues.

I can't think that many shocking things will be revealed, maybe they will 'reveal' a boyfriend, but that is not shocking. Indeed, if any newsworthy information is in the book it should be about Máxima's family, most notably her father, al;though his role in the Argentinian junta has been researched rather well by Prof. Dr. Baron Michiel Baud.

Hallo,Regina,are you there?We already payed too much attention to this,see?:smile:

Regina 03-24-2009 02:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lucien (Post 912432)
Hallo,Regina,are you there?We already payed too much attention to this,see?:smile:

Well, I think most posters here payed a normal attention to the topic lol. I won't loose my sleep because of this book :lol: you can be sure of it.
Don't be so worried or upset with the things they will write, dear :biggrin:. We'll be here to comment everything, but first let's read ir or wait for some translation ;)

Princess Maxima 03-24-2009 03:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Regina (Post 912396)
Yes, I agree they will mention Máxima's father role in the Junta, and I believe they will write about how her mother met Jorge Zorreguieta when he was still a married man, etc etc.
How her siblings reacted to her huge popularity and to paparazzis may be another theme of the book, who knows?
Maybe the authors interviewed some collegues of her in New York, it would be interesting to know a bit of her life during those years.

I agree with lucien that if they try to bash her personality they won't convince anyone. I think Máxima had/has a great thing on her: she knew how to choose their friends. It's quite remarkable that none of them accepted to talk. That's not an usual think. IMO it's wrong to believe that she had luck with her friends. She knew how to choose safe and trustful persons as Friends and that already says much about her.

As you are saying and as the authors said last year, nobody(close to Máxima) wanted to speak about her. So I wonder where did they get from reliable info to write the book? From her 3rd grade classmates and the neighbours?:lol:


But well, let's first read it.

Regina 03-24-2009 03:50 PM

[quote=Princess Maxima;912450]
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As you are saying and as the authors said last year, nobody(close to Máxima) wanted to speak about her. So I wonder where did they get from reliable info to write the book? From her 3rd grade classmates and the neighbours?:lol:
Yes, why not? You found it funny but for your information childhood's friends, old teachers, neighbours, collegues, Jorge's ex co-workers, etc, can indeed give reliable information if they want to.

It seems you believe that if 3rd grade (or university)classmates or neighbours decide to speak then that's because they will reveal bad things about Máxima... Why can't they just tell "Máxima was a wonderful collegue. I remember she used to say... etc etc" ?

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But well, let's first read it.
Yes. Maybe you, living in Argentina, could translate some parts of it... ;) :biggrin:

Marengo 03-24-2009 06:37 PM

Indeed regina, in such a group of people the authors are bound to have found some that are willing to talk. Still the 'revelations' they will do will most probably be on the level of 'her first boyfriend had ugly feet' and ' she never talked to me at the coffee machine, she is arrogant', if you get my drift. The tone of the book is probably that she was a young ambitious woman who left Argentina to pursue her carreer. She had a few love interests and in 2002 she married the prince. If there would have been some seriously shocking material in the book I am sure the publisher would have leaked some information since the book is getting almost no attention here.

But as you say, we will only know that for sure when the book is published, so let's wait for that. I don't think GPD's royalblog editors have read the book either, it seems they just got a statement from the publisher, which they used for the blog entry.

rubies 03-25-2009 10:42 AM

I think all of us agree, our pasts are our pasts. I wouldn't let that sway my opinion of Maxima. She is great and I think the people will show her that they don't care about some silly book. It won't get any more of my attention than this!

Guido 03-27-2009 03:11 AM

Just because someone marries a prince, it doesn't mean that her past is immaculate. Nobody's perfect. Journalist do search for public persons like the professional detectives. They are tracking someone's old friends, archive documents down etc. There's nothing wrong with it. Why don't people know a princess pre-royal life?

Turkish Delight 03-27-2009 02:13 PM

Past is past. Unfortunately,nobody is wonderful!
I think Maxima is a great princess,a great woman & a great mum. I love her involvement in economics & integration with public.

Between, in this website we can see the popularity of Dutch monarchy & we can definitely see that lots of Dutch people love Maxima!!!:flowers:
Princess Máxima Message Board -> Annual Report: popularity of Dutch Monarchy

carlota 03-27-2009 02:59 PM

so the boss of the company maxima worked for had some legal issues. huge deal. i wonder how they publish it with such pomp and circumstance, i wonder how that affects maxima! they also claim that "the information is not in the official webpage", when it is well clearly stated!

it's such a shame that these two people are publishing a whole lot of garbage in their book. maxima is argentina's best ambassador and they are clearly giving her reasons to not consider herself argentinian anymore, seeing how they treat her. it's a huge disappointment. the argentinian media should take better care of her, seeing how she always represents both of her countries in such a pristine manner.

Marengo 03-27-2009 06:00 PM

Well, the Argentinian media is not to 'blame' for the book, and the journalists are free to make money out of the princess obviously but if a corrupt former boss is the biggest scoop of the book (and it seems that that is the case) I think that even that (earning money from it) will be difficult for them.

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royalblog has a new article in Dutch about the book and it seems they already read the book (as did many people in the press). Though the book has some funny anecdotes, nothing shocking is revealed. The authors pay a lot of attention to the class in which Maxima grew up. According to the blog the book is however often inaccurate, contains many mistakes or vague assumptions, often quoting 'reliable sources' when they quote gossip rag Prive or the most inaccurate (though also the most royalist) newpaper if the country: 'De Telegraaf'. Another thing that makes the book not too reliable are the many language mistakes due to the double translation (from dutch to spanish and later from spanish to dutch again) and because nobody close to Maxima wanted to cooperate. The conclusion is that this can not be called a serious biography about the princess. Even the editor of Weekend-Royalty, Marc van der Linden, is critisizing the book for the lack of sources. And again, the biggest scoop is that the authors say Maxima worked for the corrupt guy from 1991 to 1993 while the royal website says she worked there from 1989 to 1991. Not too shocking IMHO.

On saturday GPD papers will publish an interview with the authors, who say that the princess remained much more Argentinian than the Dutch PR machine wants us to believe. She is vry passionate. Now I do not think the Dutch PR machine is that much of a machine and that they want us to believe that Maxima is 100& Dutch, very often we see small references to her Argentinian background actually.

prinsesbeagle 03-28-2009 02:56 AM

Royalblog has read the book and says it contains no news, but incredible amounts of obvious errors adn copying from articles from the dutch gossippress. Duh. What a surprise. Not.

What is SAD though is that the gossipmedia - Marc vd Linden, Evert S etvc - will simply take over their errors again, not because they think it's true for one second but because they think it will sell.

lucien 03-28-2009 03:45 AM

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Originally Posted by prinsesbeagle (Post 914200)
Royalblog has read the book and says it contains no news, but incredible amounts of obvious errors adn copying from articles from the dutch gossippress. Duh. What a surprise. Not.

What is SAD though is that the gossipmedia - Marc vd Linden, Evert S etvc - will simply take over their errors again, not because they think it's true for one second but because they think it will sell.

The v/d Linden and Santegoed Dames just revel in,this,well,nothing.It is about nothing,or nada if you prefer.

The female critter even said she was attacked by the security service of our RF.

What happened was,I think many if not all will remember,that during a visit to Argentina,she was so obstructive and right in the path of the Princess that the security boys kindly requested her to step aside,which she ostentatiously didn''t so they gently guided her to the side of the road,with her screaming bloody murder and instantly claiming they had hit her.They ofcourse had not.There are many spot-on words for those creatures,and they come out even better in spanish...but I won''t ,there are children watching..:rolleyes::nonono:

They've been lucky I did not spot them while they were in Amsterdam this week,I would have accidently kicked both of 'm in a canal.

Princess Maxima 03-28-2009 08:13 AM

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Máxima, a real/royal story
Máxima Zorreguieta celebrated, when she was only 7 years old, the triumph of the Argentine football team at the World Cup in 1978 by singing " the one who doesnt jump is Dutch/the one who doesnt jump is Dutch!!".
24 years later she became Princess Máxima of The Netherlands. Soon she will be Queen. The first argentine Queen.
How did this commoner, daughter of someone who worked at the military goverment, to bewitch a prince charming?. Máxima is the main character of this fairytale, where political intrigues, sacrifices and fights for the power take place.
Novedades editoriales de Random House Mondadori

lucien 03-28-2009 01:21 PM

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Originally Posted by Princess Maxima (Post 914278)


Oh wow,she sang that?She will pay for it!!!!!!!!!!!!!:eek::rofl:

Really...

Here is a summary of the many many mistakes and downright nasty unchecked and dead wrong lieing throgh their teeth set of people that
did absolutely nothing,nothing new.Full of mistakes and very few facts,of which some are interpreted wrong too.

The summary by the dutch press comes after this charade of a book was/is blown away as to simple to be worth talking about.

Maxima,our querido chica latina turned into a wonderfull,talented,warm and loved HRH Princess Maxima said even last year;"" I''m an open book,I have nothing to hide"".That is true.The two argentinians have not found a single gaff,not one.But made plenty themselves,too much to be credible at all according to the dutch press.

http://www.royalblog.nl/

A list of mistakes in the book:

1 Wrong boat of Prince Bernhard,he bought a new Jumbo (VI) in 1998,
Maxima was fotografed there for the first time.

2 Wrong house of Willem-Alexander (Noordiende Palace,Willems palace that Maxima got to redecorate entirely to her taste...(It is the Official Office of Her Majesty The Queen:rolleyes:..(on page 163)

3 Not the correct secretary of Maxima,the mentioned Felix Rhodius was director of the Cabinet of Her Majesty The Queen,not a secretary.

4 Wrong Princess that fell ill and had to be taken to hospital in Bariloche,Amalia is mentioned but it was Alexia.

5 Wrong car in the Amsterdam Arena on the eve of the wedding,it was the Minerva of Prince Hendrik,not a white t-ford.

6 There were NO congratulatory registers/books in the Nieuwe Kerk,the church where the wedding took place (page 172)

7 Wrong name of the nurse in charge of the delivery that was Maddy Smeets,not Jana (page 253)

8 Prince Claus is not His Highness,but His Royal Highness...(they really haven''t got a clue!!>>)

9 The name of Maxima''s school is wrong,it is Northlands,not Northlands College....

10 Youngest daughest Ariane has Ines,not Inez as a fourth name (page 260)

11 Before 1849,the Inthronisation of King Willem III,there were no coronations here either,different to what that piece of crap says (page 165)

12 Wrong spelling for dutch politicians.

My spelling might not always be correct,but then I do not claim to be anything near an author.

The book gets worse,evil almost in the almost criminal accusations made by these two frustrated nobodies.

Here:

The dutch PM,Wim Kok only spoke as late as september 1st 1999 about a "" friendship"" ,and not sooner as is claimed in the book.

The Princess "" fell in love'' with her professor Alfonso Prat-Gay...an infatuation one normal person would call that..but she had college by him!

Maxima demanded long before her wedding from her family and friends to address her as Her Royal Majesty....:eek:..gawd..I really gotta book a ticket to BA and punch a couple of noses...t is a non-existing title,a fake story!!

lucien 03-28-2009 01:44 PM

Part two

The honeymoon went to....:Aruba!!Says the booklet...
Ney,they went to St.Moritz to stay at Freddie Heineken''s villa with her family,and went to New-Zealand afterwards (page 199).
Oh and no,the Prince does not own a private jet,another false fact.

The two idiots have no clue on the Royal House finances.
They claim Maxima earns 825.000euro (page 163) nor 893.000 on page 893.000,instead she earns 241.000 euro.

It gets totally nasty further on:

The dutch PM set the date of the wedding...NO,the couples choice.

The Queen had it in writing and made Maxima sign for it that she was obliged to deliver an Heir and the Queen would name the royal babies!!!!The bloody nonsense!No such thing happened. ( page 252)

The wedding dress was Beatrix''s choice,not Maxima''s,which is absolutely total bullocks really.

They claim Amalia was named after Amalia von Solms-Laubach* 1654,but that happed to be after Amalia von Solms - Braunfels* 1602

Maxima did not give an interview two days after the delivery to explain the names,Alexander did that when he went to the townhall to officially register Amalia.page 256

How they met difers from what we know happened by our own Alexander and Maxima.

"" Their version"" claims that a woman,a common friend,Cynthia Kauffmann,introduced them and Alexander first grapped for Maxima''s butt when they met in Sevilla....This,dear readers,is false,not true.

The couples own imagination gets the better of them the entire book long.And quite frankly,I''m fet up with translating so much nonsense for today.
Oh yes,another gaffe,histerical mistake.The authors claim Papa and Mama Zorreguieta stayed at the London Ritz on the Queens expenses.Not true.
Our RVD denies that too,as I always did.The Zorreguieta''s stayed with dear Juanito aka HM King Juan Carlos,one of Queen Beatrix closest friends.
I always knew,but hardly ever mentioned,and funny thing,no-one believed it either.:lol:Arrangements/details were discussed during a State Visit by our Spanish Royal Couple to The Netherlands shortly before the wedding,remember?..:smile:

Oh,enough for today,there isn''t anything worth while left anyway.
Save your bucks,read it in a library if you can''t be stopped..:rolleyes:

Jezz...are you going to blog again on me,uh,this...don''t mention me untill I have my hair done and a pic taken...

Empress Merel 03-28-2009 01:48 PM

In the Eindhoven's Dagblad (Newspaper) there was an article about the book and they said that the things we didn't know were full of mistakes and it wasn't relevant at all.

These two journalist just want to make money over Maxima's back.

Verde Esmeralda 03-28-2009 03:49 PM

Tomorrow's edition of LNR magazine (edited every Sunday by La Nación newspaper) features Máxima on the cover, and will give an overview of the book "Máxima, una historia real". It will be available tomorrow through this link

Revista - lanacion.com | Edición impresa

Marengo 03-28-2009 03:57 PM

Even the newspaper 'De Telegraaf', which is famously inaccurate, is talking about the many inaccuracies of the book. They dedicated the entire 3rd page to the book though, Maxima sells. There were some funny stories about Maxima's relatives at the wedding in AMsterdam and apparently Maxima practiced in the New Church with a curtai wrapped around her middle, the day before the wedding.

ashelen 03-28-2009 04:25 PM

some one may be can clarified this, i remeber to read somewhere that after the wedding alexander surprise maxima taking her to see her parents in england, anyone knosws anything aobut that?

Marengo 03-28-2009 04:46 PM

Yes, thus far it was said in the press that her parents were actually in Madrid and that they visited them there before they went to the Heineken chalet in St. Moritz. Considering the many mistakes in the book it is tempting to assume that this is another one.

ashelen 03-28-2009 05:57 PM

i read about that much before all this book nonses but i probably belive theat alexander wanted to surprise her with the visit of her parents when they couldn't be present at her wedding, i think is a a realy nice gesture of him, it had to be hard in that day not to have your parents, so he probaly did soemthing! to confort her1 soemtime i think they were there but camuflash! just a silly thought of me!

marmi 03-28-2009 07:57 PM

Nothing like nice, high quality journalism is there? ;)

Marengo 03-28-2009 08:02 PM

According to newspaper 'De Telegraaf' the authors actually spoke about two supposed ex boyfriends. Nothing that shocking from the Italian ex (whose name I usually forget - this time is no exception ;)), just that they discovered Buenos Aires nightlife together or something in that direction. The other one, Dieter Zimmerman (who is her ex according to the authors though the -Dutch- press established that he was not, and sometimes it is suggested he is gay; even by the boulevard magazines) comments slightly more. The relationship between Maxima an Zimmerman was already over when she met the prince. A thing the Telegraaf mentions is that according to the authors Maxima's mother once introduced Zimmermann to somebody as 'the sweet jew boy'.

ashelen 03-28-2009 08:09 PM

i meant that it is nice of alexander to take her ater their wedding to see the parents, i am not talking about journalist1 sorry

lucien 03-29-2009 04:16 AM

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Originally Posted by ashelen (Post 914703)
i meant that it is nice of alexander to take her ater their wedding to see the parents, i am not talking about journalist1 sorry

Oh yes,wasn't it.:smile:
They flew to Madrid at the Zarzuela where her parents were the guests of Juanito.They were able to see Maxima on her wedding day,in her wedding dress and the beautifull jewellery.All that was arranged in details at the Spanish State Visit shortly before the wedding,as Maxima first appeared officially as the fiancee of Alexander at the State Banquet at the Royal Palace here,wearing Queen Juliana's aquamarine parure,remember? :flowers:

ashelen 03-29-2009 11:16 AM

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Originally Posted by lucien (Post 914820)
Oh yes,wasn't it.:smile:
They flew to Madrid at the Zarzuela where her parents were the guests of Juanito.They were able to see Maxima on her wedding day,in her wedding dress and the beautifull jewellery.All that was arranged in details at the Spanish State Visit shortly before the wedding,as Maxima first appeared officially as the fiancee of Alexander at the State Banquet at the Royal Palace here,wearing Queen Juliana's aquamarine parure,remember? :flowers:

sorry i dont' remeber the acaumarine event, but you meant they saw her in tv? sorry i am confuse now?

TLLK 03-29-2009 05:49 PM

Lucien and Marengo, Thank you for your updates and clarifications on this "book."

lucien 03-30-2009 03:31 AM

News Summary Royalblog.nl: 'Festival of errors' in poor book on Máxima

courtesy hja

Marengo 03-30-2009 03:56 AM

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Originally Posted by TLLK (Post 915105)
Lucien and Marengo, Thank you for your updates and clarifications on this "book."

You are welcome TLLK. Mind you, I haven't read it yet so my opinion is only based on what was written in the press, which wasn't too positive. And although there are many mistakes there should be some intersting parts too, I am sure a part of the material will be used for more serious biographies in the future, when there is more to tell about Máxima.

Turkish Delight 03-30-2009 11:23 AM

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Originally Posted by lucien (Post 915229)

There are really lots of mistakes in this book.

Marengo 03-30-2009 12:17 PM

And even more mistakes!!!

Re: Mercado Abierto -> the company confirmed that Maxima worked for them for a few months in 1989/1990. So the authors claims are once again wrong.

Added to that, royalblog reports that 'sources in The Hague' -and note that royalblog is by GDP papers, so they actually have sources - catagorically deny that Maxima was ever involved with a Dieter Zimmermann. She was renting his apartment while he was still registered there and the two only met twice.

lucien 03-30-2009 12:33 PM

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Originally Posted by Marengo (Post 915465)
And even more mistakes!!!

Re: Mercado Abierto -> the company confirmed that Maxima worked for them for a few months in 1989/1990. So the authors claims are once again wrong.

Added to that, royalblog reports that 'sources in The Hague' -and note that royalblog is by GDP papers, so they actually have sources - catagorically deny that Maxima was ever involved with a Dieter Zimmermann. She was renting his apartment while he was still registered there and the two only met twice.

I already said that.It is all on the Royal House website,the Mercado story,always was since Maxima was " added ".

The Dutch Royal House

Marengo 03-30-2009 12:42 PM

True, but the new part is that it was now denied by the company itself, not only by the RVD.

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We can always count of newspaper 'De Telegraaf' for some good soundbites, they named the book: 'Bridget Jones Revisited' ;).

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It seems the article in La Nacion was written by the authors of the book, so a critical review might be too much to expect. Click here (in Spanish only and thanks Verde!).

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And another thing, royal blog says the following: 'The Dutch journalist asked to accept the first copy, Wednesday in Buenos Aires, even cancelled his trip to Argentina'. Any idea which journalist this is, the blog implies that he/she cancelled because the book is rather disappointing.

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I can't imagine that Jorge and Carmen Zorreguieta actually stayed at La Zarzuela itself, sharing the television set with king Juan Carlos ;). AFAIK it is usually said that they stayed as guests of the Spanish King, and that they stayed in Madrid. I suppose that could mean there were in a guesthouse of Zarzuela (assuming it has one)? Added to that, I am not sure where the information comes from either, but as usual these things get repeated in the press and because it is stated so often it is assumed that it is true.

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Last thing: when will the book actually be available in stores?

pamk 03-30-2009 01:22 PM

JFK Jr.?
Every woman in New York was chasing after him! He was gorgeous, rich, famous - I wouldn't blame Maxima -

Marengo 03-30-2009 01:29 PM

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Originally Posted by pamk (Post 915508)
JFK Jr.?
Every woman in New York was chasing after him! He was gorgeous, rich, famous - I wouldn't blame Maxima -

This was claimed by 1 bitter gossip journalist - Evert Santegoeds - who has a vendetta with the RF as they often sue him succesfully. The facts are however that Máxima arrived in NYC in July 1996 and JFK jr. married in September 1996.... So not much time for chasing, esp. since she was probably busy in moving & getting settled in a house and starting a new job while he must have been busy planning a wedding.
The story seems utterly implausable, it is more likely that the chasing only happened in the head of Mr. Santegoeds.

Princess Maxima 03-30-2009 01:35 PM

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Originally Posted by Marengo (Post 915483)

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And another thing, royal blog says the following: 'The Dutch journalist asked to accept the first copy, Wednesday in Buenos Aires, even cancelled his trip to Argentina'. Any idea which journalist this is, the blog implies that he/she cancelled because the book is rather disappointing.

Alex de Vries

Marengo 03-30-2009 01:49 PM

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Originally Posted by Princess Maxima (Post 915518)
Alex de Vries

Thanks Victoria! He is the chariman of the VVKH, the association for reporters of the royal house. And he is also the royalty reporter for 'De Telegraaf', the biggest newspaper of the country.

Regina 03-30-2009 07:15 PM

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Originally Posted by Verde Esmeralda (Post 914476)
Tomorrow's edition of LNR magazine (edited every Sunday by La Nación newspaper) features Máxima on the cover, and will give an overview of the book "Máxima, una historia real". It will be available tomorrow through this link

Revista - lanacion.com | Edición impresa

Thanks Verde Esmeralda for the link.

thank you very much, Lucien and Marengo! Your posts are quite helpful and informative.
Well, I think these two authors won't write any book again lol. How is it possible to spend so many time announcing a book with such publicity and then present a book full of mistakes?!

Anyway... I think the book can still gives interesting facts about her (if these facts are indeed true). In this site (about the book) you can read what Maxima wrote on her school yearbook of 1988:

"Ambitions? Too many to explain.
Saying? There are no thorns without roses, there are no roses without thorns"

A wise teenager, I must say :smile:

Vanesa 03-31-2009 11:58 PM

Well...I'm sure of a single thing: I will NEVER purchase this book!!!! I have better ways to waste my money!Vanesa.

Marengo 04-01-2009 04:43 AM

Ineke Holthuis, the journalist of the NOS who first 'discovered' Máxima was in the interview & discussion programme 'Pauw & Witteman' last night, to give her view of the book. She said that apart from all the mistakes the authors seem to have watched to many tele novella's: they want to create a fairytale of an insecure girl, a prince who flies in private jets (even when he isn't), the evil mother-in-law etc. Her final verdict: 'pulp', an no wonder that even a journalist of the Telegraaf doesn't want to attach his name to it.

She also says that it got some press in Brazil and Chile and that it is presented as a 'forbidden' book, that the court is furious etc, which doesn't seem to be the case at all.

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A good laugh for April Fools day, one of the authors told RTL Boulevard that ALL mistakes were because of the translation, so the Spanish version should be 100% correct :rofl:.

prinsesbeagle 04-01-2009 10:35 AM

The spanish edition of this piece of pulp in reality contains even MORE errors than the dutch version.

I won't be buying this book either. I hope no one here in Holland does. They should spend their money on more respectable authors.

As for this book getting attention in other countries, it's just laughable. Too bad those countries don't realize these writers are in reality nothing more than gossipjourno's with wayyyyyy too much fantasy.

carlota 04-01-2009 01:52 PM

as the blog entry said: "as it was less eloquently put by Revu journalist Frénk van der Linden: ‘Máxima is like a TEFAL pan, all dirt just slides of’." :) i can't add more to that. i think it's obvious that these people wanted money and did not even bother putting the time and effort into getting it. i'm glad the dutch press dedicated time to analyse the (errorfull) book!

Florencia 04-02-2009 08:00 AM

Argentinean journalists Gonzalo Alvarez Garrido (L) and Soledad Ferrari (R) poses with their book 'Maxima, a real history' (Maxima, una historia real), a unapproved biography of Nederlands pincess born in Argentina Maxima Zorreguieta, during its launching in Buenos Aires, Argentina, 01 April 2009. EPA/DIEGO SILVA

http://i41.tinypic.com/2mez77m.jpg

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Tilia C. 04-02-2009 08:53 AM

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Originally Posted by Florencia (Post 917027)
Argentinean journalists Gonzalo Alvarez Garrido (L) and Soledad Ferrari (R) poses with their book 'Maxima, a real history' (Maxima, una historia real), a unapproved biography of Nederlands pincess born in Argentina Maxima Zorreguieta, during its launching in Buenos Aires, Argentina, 01 April 2009. EPA/DIEGO SILVA

Just a side note: I think a little mistake sneaked into the English title here, which should be 'Maxima, a royal history' since the Spanish word 'real' means 'royal' in English.
And to play upon the pun: it seems not to be a 'real history' but rather an 'un-real history', given the number of mistakes in it.:rofl:

Marengo 04-03-2009 08:05 AM

The story about the authors gets even weirder. One was interviewed by RTL boulevard a few days ago, saying that there were NO mistakes in the Spanish version of the book, and it was all because of bad translation. Well, the Spanish version apparently has even more mistakes, so... Anyway, now Gonzalo Alvares claims that it wasn't him who was interviewed in the programme but that they interviewed somebody who pretended to be him! This was however untrue.
The authors were supposed to come to The Netherlands next week to promote the book but due to the bad press the book got the publisher thought it best to cancel their visit.

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Bunte refers to a 'Lügenreigen': http://www.bunte.de/meinung/blogs/bu..._aid_9157.html (in German).

Princess Maxima 04-03-2009 01:43 PM

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Originally Posted by Tilia C. (Post 917048)
Just a side note: I think a little mistake sneaked into the English title here, which should be 'Maxima, a royal history' since the Spanish word 'real' means 'royal' in English.
And to play upon the pun: it seems not to be a 'real history' but rather an 'un-real history', given the number of mistakes in it.:rofl:

'real' means real and royal in english.

Regina 04-03-2009 05:32 PM

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Originally Posted by Tilia C. (Post 917048)
And to play upon the pun: it seems not to be a 'real history' but rather an 'un-real history', given the number of mistakes in it.:rofl:

LOL! You're right, Tilia... :biggrin:

Quote:

Originally Posted by Marengo (Post 917485)
The authors were supposed to come to The Netherlands next week to promote the book but due to the bad press the book got the publisher thought it best to cancel their visit.

Writing a book full of mistakes... What a waste of time and money! It doesn't surprise me why the book was presented on April fool's day :lol:

Vanesa 04-03-2009 07:12 PM

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. :DVanesa.

Florencia 04-04-2009 02:10 PM

An interview with the authors of the biography, Revista Noticias
 
Revista Noticias

Turkish Delight 04-04-2009 02:19 PM

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Originally Posted by Florencia (Post 918040)

Can you post the English article, please?

Florencia 04-04-2009 02:31 PM

Translated version of http://www.noticias.uol.com.ar/edicion_1684/nota_03.htm

QUEENECE29 04-05-2009 01:15 PM

Máxima's affair with Dieter Zimmerman
News Summary Royalblog.nl: Máxima's affair with Dieter Zimmerman

ahtikavalentine 04-05-2009 04:27 PM

I think you guys should be the reporters!! And I don't understand all the bad things about her relationship with Zimmerman, I mean...we all have relationships with different persons....and what's the problem? It didn't work, so she moved on...And also, she doesn't need to say "I had 5 or 6 or 1000 boyfriends", it is her problem.

ashelen 04-05-2009 11:57 PM

“Una holandesa nacida en Argentina” « Máxima, una historia real
here state that she was sent to brussells with the best teachers, in language, history , politics,economics, protocoll, etc,etc,,,,to make her a real princess. and really i can belive that, probably she was studing 24/7 to be what it is today1 probaby this is the only true that they publish in the book


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