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JessRulz 09-06-2013 06:18 AM

King Willem-Alexander & Queen Máxima's Visit to the Caribbean: November 12-21, 2013
 
King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima will visit the Caribbean islands which are a part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in November, as part of the 'province visits' marking the inauguration.

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November 12-13: St Maarten
November 14: Saba
November 15: St Eustatius
November 16: Bonaire
November 18-19: Curacao
November 20-21: Aruba

Koning en Koningin bezoeken Caribisch deel van het Koninkrijk - Het Koninklijk Huis

Marengo 11-12-2013 02:44 AM

The king and Queen will arrive today at St. Maarten, coinsidently, yesterday Dutch children celebrated St. Maarten, and went from door to door to ask for candy.

The detailed programme:

Tuesday November 12 Sint Maarten
Afternoon: Arrival at Prinses Juliana Airport at St. Maarten (no press)

Wednesday November 13 Sint Maarten
Welcoming ceremony at the Clem Labega Square;
Conversation with the governor;
Meeting with chairman and members of the States;
Conversation with the prime minister, welcoming by the counsil of ministers;
Visit to Milton Peters college;
Visit to the Raoul Illidge sportcomplex, with among others the winners of the Kings Games;
Walk through the Frontstreet in Philipsburg with attention for the monuments;
Attending a festive evening at Festival Village.

Thursday, November 14 Saba
Official reception at J. E. Yrausquin Airport;
Short play by children at the airport due to the 50th anniversary of the airport;
Visit to the Spring Bay Heritage trail and explain the recently unearthed ancient sugar mills and sugar plantations of infrastructure ;
Visit the Organoponics Farm, organic farm and sheltered workshop (finalist of the crown apples of the Orange Fund );
Visit the Juliana Sports Field with attention to history of Saba and performances;
Lunch with the members of the Executive Council and the Island Counsil;
Visit to The Bottom with a flag parade of the 40 nationalities living on Saba;
Reception with social partners from nine sectors (no press facilities);
Visit to a social housing project (limited press facilities).

Thursday, November 14 Sint Maarten
Evening: reception of the governor.

Friday, November 15 St. Eustatius
Official reception on F. D. Roosevelt Airport;
Visit to the " science fair " with presentations by children from five schools;
Visit to Buzzy Bees, day care for children;
Lunch with the members of the Executive Council and the Island Counsil;
Visit to Hazels Plantation, promoting fruit and vegetable production on St. Eustatius;
Visit to Historical Foundation Museum and opening the exhibition 150 years of slavery abolition;
Cultural festival in the Wilhelmina parc.

Saturday, November 16 Bonaire
Official reception at Flamingo International Airport ;
Visit to the Wilhelmina Square with sports demonstrations the start of the ' bebe awa ' campaign (encouraging drinking water by young people) and presentations of activities of various foundations on Bonaire;
Visit to the Foundation and Addiction Psychiatry (SVPCN);
Lunch with the Governor and state representatives;
Visit to Cocari, day care for elderly people and organization in Rincon;
Visit to youth Jong Bonaire for opening of the photo exhibition 'Dare to Share' , young photographers from the BES islands;
Reception with the Governor and a meeting with the members of the Executive Council and the Island Counsil.

Sunday, November 17
private.

Monday November 18 Curacao
Welcome ceremony with honor guard at the Government Square;
Interview with the acting governor;
Interview with the Prime Minister and greeting by the Council of Ministers;
Welcome by the Chairman and members of the States;
Visit the Marnix College (VSBO lower Rio Canario) and Marnix FO-school (Primary and Secondary Education);
Walk through Otrobanda with attention to restoration of monuments ;
Visit the Techno Future School (pilot project SEDA women's organization, focusing on technical training for early school leavers;
Visit to the University of Curaçao;
Visit to Carmabi (Caribbean Research & Management of Biodiversity Foundation) and opening of the new building;
Attending a party at Brion square.

Tuesday, November 19 Curacao
Visit to Banda Abou ( western part of the island );
Visit to the fishing pier at West Point;
Visit to the museum house Tula Cut at Knip Estate, West Point, explaining slavery in Curaçao;
Meeting with residents of Banda Abou Soto with various activities;
Visit to Banda Ariba ( eastern part of the island ) ;
Meeting with residents of Banda Ariba in the Montagne district;
Visit the Fort Church in Fort Amsterdam in Punda with an exhibition of jewellors;
Reception of the acting governor.

Wednesday, November 20 Aruba
Welcome ceremony with honor guard at the L. G. Smith Boulevard;
Conversation with the governor;
Welcome by the Chairman and members of the States;
Interview with the Prime Minister and greeting by the Council of Ministers;
Attending a youth discussion on the future of Aruba in San Nicolas;
Attending a party at Bushiribana (ruins of gold - smelting furnace at the north coast).

Thursday, November 21 Aruba
Attending a sporting event for children of all primary schools in Aruba in the stadium Guillermo Trinidad;
Attending a ' best player lunch';
Attending the launch of the project "Youth Opportunities in the Caribbean' (Orange Fund);
Reception of the governor.

http://www.koninklijkhuis.nl/nieuws/...oninkrijk-(2)/

dazzling 11-12-2013 11:06 AM

Is there a reasons why no press is at the airport while they arrive?

lucien 11-12-2013 11:25 AM

Oh but there will be press,the odd photographer that is.Reason for no more fuzz then that is because the Official Welcome will be tomorrow,wednesday.TM have till then to recuperate.:smile:

Meanwhile the Island is dressing up for the occasion!!

http://www.anpfoto.nl/search.pp?eventid=1677474&flush=1

courtesy ANP

lucien 11-12-2013 12:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lucien (Post 1617385)
Oh but there will be press,the odd photographer that is.Reason for no more fuzz then that is because the Official Welcome will be tomorrow,wednesday.TM have till then to recuperate.:smile:

Meanwhile the Island is dressing up for the occasion!!

http://www.anpfoto.nl/search.pp?eventid=1677474&flush=1

courtesy ANP

TM have just arrived at Sint Maarten,here you see their scheduled KLM flight landing over the beach!It's Always so low that people get blown into the ocean with starts and landings,spectacular!!:lol:

http://www.anpfoto.nl/search.pp?eventid=1678008

And they were transported to their residence right away:

http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?z...013%20Antillen



:flowers:

lucien 11-12-2013 11:15 PM

On his first visit to the Dutch Antilles,as a boy,the then Prince Willem-Alexander and his siblings and their parents were taken to a farm on St.Eustatius,or Statia in short,where,ao,they grew sweet patatoes.Prince Claus,son of the earth,explained his sons what sweet patatoe was.And more so,he got some and cooked it himself for the boys that evening.....I hope someone will remember and serve it for him again one of these days...

ashelen 11-13-2013 12:22 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lucien (Post 1617569)
On his first visit to the Dutch Antilles,as a boy,the then Prince Willem-Alexander and his siblings and their parents were taken to a farm on St.Eustatius,or Statia in short,where,ao,they grew sweet patatoes.Prince Claus,son of the earth,explained his sons what sweet patatoe was.And more so,he got some and cooked it himself for the boys that evening.....I hope someone will remember and serve it for him again one of these days...

I can garantie Maxima grow up eating sweet potatoes, so I guess Maxima prepeare for him at home!:flowers: or has the cook making it for them!:whistling:

Marika86 11-13-2013 08:25 AM

First pics from Twitter

Antoin Peeters ‏@AntoinRTLNieuws Koning en Koningin luisteren naar volksliederen op Clem Labega Plein in Philipsburg. pic.twitter.com/5a7E8HkgWG

Kysia Hekster ‏@Kysia Inspectie erewacht Sint Maarten #wamaxincaribischnederland pic.twitter.com/j34c9ZQNmV



King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima in St Maarten. November 13, 2013

PPE Agency ** ANP Foto

fairy tale 11-13-2013 10:04 AM

more pictures King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima visit St Maarten - Dutch Photo Press

More pictures will probably be added to this gallery.

iceflower 11-13-2013 03:11 PM

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Here are some more pics and videos of day 1 - I'm looking forward to many more colourful pics of this journey! :smile:



** metronieuws.nl gallery: Foto's: Koning Willem-Alexander en koningin Maxima bezoeken Sint Maarten **


** nos.nl video: Willem-Alexander en Máxima ontvangen op Sint-Maarten **


** ad.nl video: Willem-Alexander en Máxima op Sint Maarten **

fairy tale 11-13-2013 06:08 PM

another picture gallery Royalportraits

Marengo 11-14-2013 02:30 AM

A clip of the evening, Máxima is wearing the same dress as during the wedding of Nicholas and Tatiana of Greece:

Koning: zeer onder de indruk van verbeteringen Sint-Maarten - NOS Nieuws

lucien 11-14-2013 03:23 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by iceflower (Post 1617767)

Very colourfull and radiant!St.Maarten last night:

PPE Agency



:smile:

MagMil 11-14-2013 04:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lucien (Post 1617941)
Very colourfull and radiant!St.Maarten last night:

PPE Agency



:smile:

:previous:
amazing pictures ... very beautiful royal couple :flowers:

Marika86 11-14-2013 08:42 AM

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima arrive in Saba

menno reemeijer ‏@mennoreemeijer Koning en koningin gearriveerd op saba pic.twitter.com/O9OrG02Ofs

Jeroen Snel ‏@JeroenSnel Bezoek WAMAX aan Saba begonnen. Hier bezoek project Oranjefonds #blauwbloed pic.twitter.com/WJr9NKagxR

"Hello!": Dutch royals King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima bond with children on Caribbean royal tour

iceflower 11-14-2013 11:21 AM

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Here are some nice galleries and a video of today's Saba visit:



** ppe gallery ** anp gallery ** anp gallery 2 **


** rtlnieuws.nl gallery: Hartelijk welkom koningspaar op Saba **


** ad.nl video: Koningspaar enthousiast ontvangen op Saba **

julliette 11-14-2013 02:08 PM

Today in Saba
King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima visit Saba - Dutch Photo Press

lucien 11-15-2013 02:01 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by julliette (Post 1618083)

Courtesy Patrick van Katwijk of DPP,one of our top photographers.

The other one being Robin Utrecht,for pics with an extra touch:

Royals By Robin


:flowers:

Today TM will visit St.Eustatius,or Statia in short!One of the hidden gems in the Caribean!

iceflower 11-15-2013 10:28 AM

Here's a small extra gallery of yesterday's evening event:


** ppe gallery **


A gallery of the events so far:


** pp: Maxima des Pays-Bas aux Caraïbes : Charmeuse au bras du roi Willem-Alexander **



And here are the first pics of day 4 on Sint Eustatius!


** ppe gallery ** anp gallery **

julliette 11-15-2013 03:16 PM

Today in Sint Eustatius
King Willem- Alexander and Queen Maxima visit Sint Eustatius - Dutch Photo Press

iceflower 11-16-2013 11:22 AM

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Willem-Alexander Máxima visiting Bonaire today, November 16:



** ppe gallery ** anp gallery: Koningspaar op Bonaire **


** nu.nl gallery: Bonaire onthaalt koningspaar **


** refdag.nl gallery: Bonaire onthaalt koningspaar (fotoserie) **


** dpp gallery: King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima visit Bonaire **



And here's another great large gallery of the previous days:


** pp: Maxima des Pays-Bas : Rayonnante dans les îles avec le roi Willem-Alexander **

Marengo 11-17-2013 04:17 AM

There were protestors on Bonaire, protesting against the change of the status of the Island: it has become a Dutch municipality a few years ago. This change also brought more control from The Hague. The Netherlands paid a lot of the Bonairan debts, but in return wanted more control over the finances. This led to upheaval, as many were not used to the state actually collecting taxes for real.

So a small group of protestors was protesting during the kings visit. The king and queen were about to leave in a bus, when the queen pointed them out to her husband. The king and queen stepped out of the bus and talked & listened to the protesters. According to one protestor: 'Queen Beatrix was like a mother, we want to se her son as a brother'.

The king invited two of the protestors to join him in the evening at the reception of the governor. He spoke them for 20 minutes.

Koning toont hart voor Caribische eilanden - Nieuws | Altijd op de hoogte van het laatste nieuws met Telegraaf.nl [Feed]

lucien 11-17-2013 05:09 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Marengo (Post 1618824)
There were protestors on Bonaire, protesting against the change of the status of the Island: it has become a Dutch municipality a few years ago. This change also brought more control from The Hague. The Netherlands paid a lot of the Bonairan debts, but in return wanted more control over the finances. This led to upheaval, as many were not used to the state actually collecting taxes for real.

So a small group of protestors was protesting during the kings visit. The king and queen were about to leave in a bus, when the queen pointed them out to her husband. The king and queen stepped out of the bus and talked & listened to the protesters. According to one protestor: 'Queen Beatrix was like a mother, we want to se her son as a brother'.

The king invited two of the protestors to join him in the evening at the reception of the governor. He spoke them for 20 minutes.

Koning toont hart voor Caribische eilanden - Nieuws | Altijd op de hoogte van het laatste nieuws met Telegraaf.nl [Feed]

The Bonairians thought that by voting for being a Dutch Municipality they would instantly be at the same standard of living as we are here in The Netherlands.They counted themselves rich before there was a reason too....Like the Bucks drop from heaven like manna used to do...Like you said,they are not used for a government to actually collect taxes...They hated that when "Curacao" was still in charge,and they hate it now...They're like little kids...really they are...And,when they say the medical circumstances and conditions on the Island have improved,...yeah,partially true.A friend of mine,actually two of 'm taking turns...work on the Island as doctors.The population is absolutely far off in terms of modern medicine and believe the first chico doctor from whatever south american country over the Dutch and their state of the art meds and equipment...Ignorance and superstition is still rife there...But they do know and prefer to be corrupt to the core over well managed official systems.

Two years ago the then Prince promised the protesters he would be back and talk with them to see if there had actually been changes.He kept that promiss with them.They think the world of the Dutch RF,like they are actually instrumental in changing anything or at once for them.Ofcourse that is not the case,all the King can do is to listen to them,and to make 'm feel they're taken serious,give 'm hope.

Another thing about two years ago...The then Prince said then that he would be back as soon as possible....As HM The King stated yesterday;" We,Máxima and I,already knew two years ago while visiting the islands with then Queen Beatrix,that my mother was to abdicate soon.We knew,but you didn't"...he added with a big grin...

Today TM have a well earned day off,tomorrow they'll be on Korsou!

gerry 11-17-2013 12:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lucien (Post 1618832)
The Bonairians thought that by voting for being a Dutch Municipality they would instantly be at the same standard of living as we are here in The Netherlands.They counted themselves rich before there was a reason too....Like the Bucks drop from heaven like manna used to do...Like you said,they are not used for a government to actually collect taxes...They hated that when "Curacao" was still in charge,and they hate it now...They're like little kids...really they are...And,when they say the medical circumstances and conditions on the Island have improved,...yeah,partially true.A friend of mine,actually two of 'm taking turns...work on the Island as doctors.The population is absolutely far off in terms of modern medicine and believe the first chico doctor from whatever south american country over the Dutch and their state of the art meds and equipment...Ignorance and superstition is still rife there...But they do know and prefer to be corrupt to the core over well managed official systems.

Two years ago the then Prince promised the protesters he would be back and talk with them to see if there had actually been changes.He kept that promiss with them.They think the world of the Dutch RF,like they are actually instrumental in changing anything or at once for them.Ofcourse that is not the case,all the King can do is to listen to them,and to make 'm feel they're taken serious,give 'm hope.

Another thing about two years ago...The then Prince said then that he would be back as soon as possible....As HM The King stated yesterday;" We,Máxima and I,already knew two years ago while visiting the islands with then Queen Beatrix,that my mother was to abdicate soon.We knew,but you didn't"...he added with a big grin...

Today TM have a well earned day off,tomorrow they'll be on Korsou!

One likes to think that a word from the King in the ear of the correct official can and will make a change but this is something that can never by actually demonstrated. :bang:On another note, I am sure the then Prince of Orange knew his mother would abdicate at some point in the future, just as Queen Juliana abdicated. However, one wonders when and how Queen Beatrix decided on the time line.:whistling:

julliette 11-17-2013 02:34 PM

Thanks, Marengo and Lucien for the insight over Bonaire's situation. These relationships of certain regions with the main land always fascinate me.

When Queen Beatrix announced her abdication and it became clear that the various visits she had undertaken with W-A and Maxima were to prepare them for their future role, I immediately remembered their visit to the Dutch Caribbean and thought "Yeah, it was a farewell from her". But I wondered if W-A and Máxima knew as well or only Beatrix was aware of it. Now, it's interesting to see that the 3 of them knew.

Marika86 11-18-2013 08:10 AM

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima todai in Curacao. November 18, 2013

http://t.co/9k7APsZqLi ** http://t.co/NvxwUWi9Zw ** http://t.co/2lT8jakILZ ** http://t.co/KxATFD6JSp

lucien 11-18-2013 12:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Marika86 (Post 1619120)
King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima todai in Curacao. November 18, 2013

http://t.co/9k7APsZqLi ** http://t.co/NvxwUWi9Zw ** http://t.co/2lT8jakILZ ** http://t.co/KxATFD6JSp

PPE Agency


courtesy PPE:smile:

dazzling 11-18-2013 01:19 PM

ANP gallery

Maxima looks great! Classic look IMO.It's great seeing how many people are out to see them and how the royal couple are greeting them, very warmly.

iceflower 11-18-2013 03:29 PM

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Here are some more pics from today:



** metronieuws.nl: Foto's: Koning Willem-Alexander en koningin Máxima op Curaçao **

Marika86 11-19-2013 08:08 AM

More pics from yesterday in Curacao

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima visit Curacao - Dutch Photo Press

lucien 11-19-2013 09:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Marika86 (Post 1619479)

And more by Robin Utrecht!!:flowers:

Royals By Robin

iceflower 11-19-2013 09:45 AM

Here are two more galleries of yesterday's evening event:



** ppe gallery ** anp gallery **



And here are the first pics from today, November 19, also spent on Curacao:


** ppe gallery **


** dpp gallery: King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima visit Curacao day 2 **

Marengo 11-19-2013 10:02 AM

Apparently a lot of people were watching the couple in Willemstad, so instead of seeing some monuments as planned, the couple mainly shaked hands and such, which is nice.

I saw some clips of 'Blauw Bloed' and some parts are almost embarrasing. Some people, with the best intentions, talk to the king and the queen in such a humble way as I would imagine people would adress the RF in the days of Queen Wilhelmina. It was funny to see the queen's tactics when meeting people: just fire one question after another at them. The Queen was the only one thoughtful enough to notice that it may be nice if somebody would take a picture of a couple who opened their new house (par of a social project) for the first time.

Blauw Bloed, 16 november 2013 - Deel 1 bezoek koningspaar aan Caribisch gebied

lucien 11-19-2013 10:23 PM

:flowers:https://scontent-a-ams.xx.fbcdn.net/...69480898_n.jpg

Reception at the Governors residence,Willemstad,Curacao last night.
Stunning new ruby ear jewellery!

Immediatly after the reception TM flew to Aruba ahead of their two day visit there.

Courtesy Hans Jacobs:flowers:

iceflower 11-20-2013 01:42 AM

:previous:

Máxima looked stunning at the reception, here's an extra gallery of that:


** ppe gallery - Reception November 19 **

Marika86 11-20-2013 07:45 AM

More pics

Kuningatar Maximan Karibian kierroksen värikkäät asut | Lehtikuva | lehtikuva.fi

Noor Mariam 11-20-2013 10:36 AM

She is simply the BEST in all senses !!!

Marengo 11-20-2013 11:11 AM

In Curaçao the king received the thesis of Darryl Danchelo (26) aka rapper 'Insayno'. The thesis was about the effect of early school leavers on the island.

However, the rapper in one of his songs trivialized the holocaust, and called the death of millions as 'a joke' (compared to the millions of slaves that have died). And on April 30th he twittered the following: "F#ck de koning en f#ck de koningin ook maar lekker. No homo." https://twitter.com/Insayno/status/329209689718005760 . He also was getting violent at a protest at the city hall of Amsterdam. Another one of these chronically angry people, no idea why they are encouraged by anybody. But perhaps he wrote a brilliant thesis of course.

Scriptie van rappende artiest overhandigd aan de koning - Nieuws

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Máxima in a familiar looking pink Natan outfit in Aruba:
https://twitter.com/Kysia/status/403...114176/photo/1

http://www.modekoninginmaxima.nl/mod...antillen-dag-7

iceflower 11-20-2013 11:51 AM

:previous:

More pics from Aruba today, can be found here:


** anp gallery ** ppe gallery **


** metronieuws.nl gallery: Foto's: koning Willem-Alexander en koningin Maxima op Aruba **

EmmaNL 11-20-2013 01:15 PM

The King pushed a reporter/journalist away from the Queen.
The journalist is from Argentina and was asking something from the Queen.
The protection officers weren't nearby enough to push the journalist away, so the King 'saved' his wife.
This is quite brave but it isn't very chique and nice of course...

Marengo 11-20-2013 01:24 PM

The Telegraaf has some pictures of it:

Koning duwt opdringerige reporter terug - Binnenland | Het laatste nieuws uit Nederland leest u op Telegraaf.nl [binnenland]

EmmaNL 11-20-2013 01:28 PM

RTL Boulevard has a short video: Willem-Alexander duwt journalist weg | Volg het nieuws terwijl het gebeurt

carlota 11-20-2013 01:54 PM

wow, maxima looks ravishing in that dress!

(my only complaint, if i may, is that i wish her shoes didn't have ankle straps - they just dont look good on most women)

ashelen 11-20-2013 10:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by EmmaNL (Post 1619966)
The King pushed a reporter/journalist away from the Queen.
The journalist is from Argentina and was asking something from the Queen.
The protection officers weren't nearby enough to push the journalist away, so the King 'saved' his wife.
This is quite brave but it isn't very chique and nice of course...

wow what did he ask that the King had to save her!

lucien 11-20-2013 10:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by EmmaNL (Post 1619966)
The King pushed a reporter/journalist away from the Queen.
The journalist is from Argentina and was asking something from the Queen.
The protection officers weren't nearby enough to push the journalist away, so the King 'saved' his wife.
This is quite brave but it isn't very chique and nice of course...

It is chique and nice enough!!Anyone else would have banged the guy to where he belongs:the gutter with that pulp!WA is not a wuzz,he protects his wife when those in charge fail.My kind a guy!Chapeau!He wasn't in a position to intrude the way he did,as no-one was,just a freek like a few years ago when Argentina pulp reporters tryed to pull tricks too...Soo...the news of the day in Argentina will be our King gently pushing that nuisance away...As if they have nothing better to report..Oh well..where's the garbage bin?..On the other hand,it is soo natural to react as WA did,these days with all these freeks around,he could have stabbed or shot her at close range...would that have been chique or nice?No!God forbid!!

iceflower 11-21-2013 02:01 AM

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Here's an extra gallery of yesterday's evening event:



** ppe gallery Bushiribana **



And here's another gallery of the whole first day on Aruba:


** dpp: King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima visit Aruba day 1 **



Willem-Alexander and Máxima spent the second and the final day of their journey on Aruba today, November 21:


** ppe gallery ** anp gallery **


** dpp gallery: King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima visit Aruba day 2 **


** hellomagazine: Queen Maxima continues to shine as Dutch tour of the Caribbean comes to an end **

Marengo 11-22-2013 04:45 AM

Radio 1 discussed the visit to the caribean, some points of interest:

- They noticed that the king didn't wear a jacket while the queen wore hat, gloves etc. They thought that this was appreciated by the people on the islands. The king was more accessible than his mother. However, the people at the Antilles expected the Queen to dress with the same sense of glamour as in Europe [not my words].

- The different tone of the King compared to that of the politicians in The Hague was noted. The politicians have been rather negative, almost inviting the islands to leave the kingdom and become completely independent. The king however was very positive, emphasizing improvements, opportunities and mentioning that the islands were an important part of the kingdom.

- The house of Orange is popular at the islands, something that this visit has shown yet again. The commentators related this to a possible debate in the future: for a ceremonial kingship -as some parties in parlement want- they will need to change the constitution. For that they will need a 2/3rd majority of votes. And the parlement of the islands will also have a vote in this and are not expected to agree to such a change.

Marengo 11-22-2013 06:54 AM

The Argentine journalist Camilo Martín Garcia, who was pushed aside by the king feels 'physically abused'. This was mentioned by his sister Barbara in the Argentinian 'teleshow'.

Apparently mr. Garcia was arrested by the Aruban police during the concert, when he tried to film the queen with his cellphone.

He was taken away from the event as his press accreditation was withdrawn earlier that day. Apparently he was told in advance not to scream at the royals, but he did anyway.


Argentijnse journalist voelt zich mishandeld - AD.nl

in Spanish: http://www.perfil.com/internacional/...1121-0037.html

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Reactions on Dutch websites is mainly supportive of the king, though people wonder about the lack of security.

ashelen 11-22-2013 12:11 PM

I just talk with my mother and she told me that in the news in Argentina said that Maxima has forbidden to speak Spanish that's the reason the the journalist was stop because he spoke Spanish to her! Certenly I do not belive that but this is what the news in the TV said in Argentina. any body else knows anything about this comment?

EmmaNL 11-22-2013 12:18 PM

Well, she speaks Spanish with her children sometimes, so I don't think it's forbinnen!
I just think the King wanted to protect his wife, and this was a automatic reaction on the journalist.

fortimo 11-22-2013 12:39 PM

Isn't Spanish her native language? I think it is, and so I am sure she speaks not only sometimes with her children on this language but very often. The 3A should understand her grandmother and grandfather, and other relatives in Argentina or not?

TLLK 11-22-2013 01:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by fortimo (Post 1620493)
Isn't Spanish her native language? I think it is, and so I am sure she speaks not only sometimes with her children on this language but very often. The 3A should understand her grandmother and grandfather, and other relatives in Argentina or not?

My understanding is that the AAAs and their father are learning Spanish. Being multi-lingual will certainly be an advantage for the girls.

TLLK 11-22-2013 01:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Marengo (Post 1620444)
The Argentine journalist Camilo Martín Garcia, who was pushed aside by the king feels 'physically abused'. This was mentioned by his sister Barbara in the Argentinian 'teleshow'.

Apparently mr. Garcia was arrested by the Aruban police during the concert, when he tried to film the queen with his cellphone.

He was taken away from the event as his press accreditation was withdrawn earlier that day. Apparently he was told in advance not to scream at the royals, but he did anyway.


Argentijnse journalist voelt zich mishandeld - AD.nl

in Spanish: http://www.perfil.com/internacional/...1121-0037.html

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Reactions on Dutch websites is mainly supportive of the king, though people wonder about the lack of security.

Thank you Marengo for the update. If he'd been warned like all of the other journalists then he only has himself to blame for his predicament.

Marika86 11-27-2013 04:19 PM

A pic of King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima at the launch of the Oranje Fonds project "Youth Opportunities in the Caribbean" in Aruba on November 21th

https://scontent-b-mxp.xx.fbcdn.net/...16848023_n.jpg

ashelen 11-29-2013 08:12 PM

the Argentinean magazine Caras show some photos of Maxima and W-A in a beach
http://caras.perfil.com/2013-11-26-28205-maxima-y-guillermo-2/maxima_11-2/
they went to a cruse too in the carabean here the photos:
It looks that maxima wasstuding some speech! and a lot of bodyguards around.
http://caras.perfil.com/2013-11-26-28205-maxima-y-guillermo-2/maxima_4-12/
http://caras.perfil.com/2013-11-26-28205-maxima-y-guillermo-2/maxima_3-14/
http://caras.perfil.com/2013-11-26-28205-maxima-y-guillermo-2/maxima_2-15/


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