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Marengo 04-13-2013 06:08 PM

Interview with Prince Willem-Alexander and Princess Máxima: April 17, 2013
 
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Welcome to the thread to discuss the interview of the Prince of Orange and Princess Máxima that will be broadcasted on April 17th by the NOS and RTL.

Marengo 04-13-2013 06:19 PM

The prince says that he doesn't care how people will adress him in the future 'I am not a protocol fetishist' he says in the interview that will be broadcasted on wednesday. Thus implying that his mother actually is a protocol fetishist, as she wanted to be adressed as 'Majesty'. The princess added: 'Everybody calls me 'Máxima', in the end, queen or princess, it doesn't matter. It is more about what we represent than about the title'.

Prins: 'Mensen mogen me aanspreken zoals ze willen' - Nederland - TROUW

I am sure this will be applauded by the press & most of the public, but I would have preferred it if they would have sticked to 'Majesty'.

lucien 04-13-2013 11:21 PM

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Originally Posted by Marengo (Post 1539447)
The prince says that he doesn't care how people will adress him in the future 'I am not a protocol fetishist' he says in the interview that will be broadcasted on wednesday. Thus implying actually that his mother is a protocol fetishist, as she wanted to be adressed as 'Majesty'. The princess added: 'Everybody calls me 'Máxima', in the end, queen or princess, it doesn't matter. It is more about what we represent than about the title'.

Prins: 'Mensen mogen me aanspreken zoals ze willen' - Nederland - TROUW

I am sure this will be applaused by the press & most of the public, but I would have preferred it if they would have sticked to 'Majesty'.

I feel the same.I can understand where he comes from,but I always applauded the way his mother had returned to protocol too.Mind you,that was a different time alltogether as we all know.Each time might ask for a different approach,but I for one wouldn't wish for this in his case,and certainly not in these days of multiple bubbled-up hypes and other total nonsense that only seems as all important as someones next mental incontinence

vkrish 04-14-2013 12:34 AM

I dont like royals going too much liberal. I actually hate Juliana for all the bicycle image and support Beatrix for going back to protocol.
But come on, royals should be royals. You should have a special status, and you should command it. If you just want to be called and treated as another Tom, Dick and Harry, whats the point of all this hoopla in the first place..
I dont see any relevance in them being interviewed how they would like to be addressed, and they giving this "modern-royal" image. It is just protocol and they have to go by that. You dont have to spell out anything. The palace will do it, those who wanna follow will follow others will refrain. Why do you wanna go too much out of way to endear people your liberal ideas..
If you are not "protocol fetish", be prepared to be greeted in some very informal slang of "heya fella watsup" and slapped on your back..

Artemisia 04-14-2013 12:38 AM

I am waiting forward to this interview. And completely agree with the rest of you concerning the Majesty styling.

Izapad 04-14-2013 04:18 AM

I really like the argument they use: the comfort of the people. So they want the people to feel comfortable. I think most people will adress them as your majesty because they feel comfortable with that.

Charlotte_Aster 04-14-2013 04:59 AM

Any idea whether we will be able to watch this interview online?

lucien 04-14-2013 05:03 AM

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Originally Posted by Izapad (Post 1539559)
I really like the argument they use: the comfort of the people. So they want the people to feel comfortable. I think most people will adress them as your majesty because they feel comfortable with that.

True!!No-one would or will feel more comfortable other then to go by that instead of hey Alex!...

@ Charlotte-Aster,Dutch NOS will air it and you can follow it here too:

NOS - Koningshuis

madrid 04-14-2013 12:13 PM

Will ZDF or any German TV air the interview?

Stefan 04-14-2013 12:33 PM

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Originally Posted by madrid (Post 1539653)
Will ZDF or any German TV air the interview?

No. Nothing known yet. Perhaps ARD will have same snippets of the Interview in the Livebroadcast on 30.04. as they usually have several short clips when nothing important is happening.

royalistbert 04-14-2013 02:10 PM

I can't ever imagine going to Buckingham Palace and going, Hey Liz hows things? :rofl:

Duke of Marmalade 04-14-2013 03:00 PM

I am with everyone else on this. When you become King, use the style that goes with it. It has something to do with showing respect towards the position. You can't have it both ways here, and many examples show that you can be close to the people as 'Majesty'. No need to become Willem to achieve this.

vkrish 04-14-2013 03:27 PM

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Originally Posted by royalistbert (Post 1539686)
I can't ever imagine going to Buckingham Palace and going, Hey Liz hows things? :rofl:

The day that really happens, I am going to block the entire sites, leave alone news/articles, that contain the words royal/king/queen from my browser..

Lumutqueen 04-14-2013 04:48 PM

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Originally Posted by royalistbert (Post 1539686)
I can't ever imagine going to Buckingham Palace and going, Hey Liz hows things? :rofl:

Elizabeth would never do it, but I can see Charles or William giving interviews. Wilhelm is very forward thinking with the 'personable' approach but he is a King, there's no escaping that and if he wants to hide behind people referring to him as 'Alex' then maybe his mum shouldn't leave.

NGalitzine 04-14-2013 11:04 PM

Well if this is WA's approach the monarchy he would seem to be harking back to the days of his grandmother Juliana who preferred a much more informal approach to her role and not the more formal HM & protocol style of Beatrix.

lucien 04-15-2013 01:39 AM

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Originally Posted by Stefan (Post 1539662)
No. Nothing known yet. Perhaps ARD will have same snippets of the Interview in the Livebroadcast on 30.04. as they usually have several short clips when nothing important is happening.

No Stefan,ARD will air all day all ceremonies starting at the Palace at 10.00AM.Dutch,THE Dutch royalty expert Reinildis van Ditzhuysen will comment for ARD all day.So that's great as opposed to these really irritating know-nothing people & presenters and their know-even-less usual crowd of "experts" at the ZDF for Royal related events.:flowers:

Stefan 04-15-2013 02:47 AM

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Originally Posted by lucien (Post 1539801)
No Stefan,ARD will air all day all ceremonies starting at the Palace at 10.00AM.Dutch,THE Dutch royalty expert Reinildis van Ditzhuysen will comment for ARD all day.So that's great as opposed to these really irritating know-nothing people & presenters and their know-even-less usual crowd of "experts" at the ZDF for Royal related events.:flowers:

I know but madrid was asking if the Interview on 17.04. will be broadcasted on german TV.
So Reinilids van Ditzhuysen has switched channels as on earlier occasions she was the dutch royal Expert on ZDF.

4Pam 04-15-2013 08:30 AM

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Originally Posted by royalistbert (Post 1539686)
I can't ever imagine going to Buckingham Palace and going, Hey Liz hows things? :rofl:

:lol: ... I'd be afraid to!!

Marengo 04-15-2013 08:47 AM

I can't imagine anybody will call him 'Lex' or 'Alex' either. It willbe majesty or sir in most cases.

The promo of the interview:

Promo NOS en RTL Gesprek Willem-Alexander en Máxima - YouTube

lucien 04-16-2013 02:06 PM

But then a promo is a promo and meant as a teaser...and that worked...grin...Maybe if we hear W-A's sentence in the entire context we still get a "oh yeah,ofcourse" feel afterall...We'll know in 24 hours..:smile:


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