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royal_sophietje 10-10-2004 03:51 AM

Baptism of Count Claus Casimir: October 10, 2004
 
Here is the thread for the baptism of Claus-Casimir, son of prince Cosntatijn and princess Laurentien. He will be baptised today.

The Watcher 10-10-2004 04:50 AM

I hope all the grandchildren of Beatrix and Margriet will be there also: Anna, Lucas, Isabella, Samuel, Eloise and of course Amalia :D

Here picture of little Claus-Casimir
http://www.koninklijkhuis.nl/images/...-001-groot.jpg

HMQueenElizabethII 10-10-2004 04:59 AM

Have the ceremony taken place?Will the Press have pictures get the pictures like at Princess Amila's Christening?At Princess Amila's Christening,there are a lot of pictures from sites:Rex,AAP,Getty,...Will we have pics this time?

royal_sophietje 10-10-2004 06:13 AM

Yes, there were also pictures of his sisters baptism :)

The Watcher 10-10-2004 06:16 AM

There will be pictures, but not so much as Amalia's christening. I just saw Claus-Casimir on 'NOS Journaal' (news on television).

Btw. Amalia is also in Apeldoorn. :o

rere 10-10-2004 07:58 AM

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Hannelore 10-10-2004 08:06 AM

Laurentien looks very pretty, and Claus-Casimir is a very beautiful boy!!
Nice to see Guillaume & Sibilla, their little Jean has already done quite some travelling (Tegernsee, Rome, now Holland)

Someone should teach Máxima how to hold a child. :(

rere 10-10-2004 08:12 AM

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more from baptism of Claus-Casimir

rere 10-10-2004 08:36 AM

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from gettyimages
more guests: Prince Maurits, Princess Mabel, Prince Johan Friso, Queen Beatrix

I love the pics of Princess Eloise and Princess Amalia.

Alexandria 10-10-2004 09:08 AM

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Thanks rere for all the great pictures.

I hope there will be more pictures -- I have yet to see Marilene, Anna and Lucas (who I were looking forward to seeing!).

I don't think I care so much for Laurentien's outfit. The colour of apple green was terrific. The top and especially the necklace (she always has such nice necklaces!) are wonderful and even the skirt was okay ... but the most awful thing I found about her outfit were the knee high matching (at least they matched, I guess!) suede apple green boots.

Here is an officical picture of the baptism, courtesy of the Glittering Royal Events MB, and others from the Dutch royal house's official web site.

Gabriella 10-10-2004 09:31 AM

These photos are wonderful! I have to say that I don't care for Laurentein's outfit at all. The boots are atrocious. I don't think that I would mind it that much if she wore it to some other event, it just doesn't seem appropriate for a christening.

Little Eloise is getting so cute! Her little clips in her hair is adorable. I really love the picture of her sitting in Beatrix's lap. She must be a very hands on grandma.

I think I saw someone else mention this, but does need to learn how to hold a baby. She carts Amalia around like a sack of potatoes! But, Amalia is getting to be quite cute.

I love both Amalia and Eloise's little pink overcoats. They almost match! It must be quite cold in the Netherlands today...

Lyonnaise 10-10-2004 10:18 AM

Why isn't Maxima in the official picture?

liv 10-10-2004 10:45 AM

Has somebody seen Annette and Marilene with their children thay also looked so cute at Amalia´s christening.


Maxima isn´t at on the photo because it´only with the godparents and grandparents.

Gabriella 10-10-2004 11:08 AM

I'm starting to think that Marliene was not there. If so, she would have at least walked into the chapel with Maurits, would she not? He is only shown walking in with Mabel.

As far as Annette, she was there with Berhard and Isabella as well. I have only seen one picture of her. If you look at the last picture posted by Alexandria (the one where Laurentien is holding the baby), if you look in the background you can see Bernhard, and Annette holding Isabella. They must have snuck through without the press snapping away at them!

Alexandria 10-10-2004 01:29 PM

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I am not sure about Annette, but Bernhard Jr. and Annette were indeed in attendance at the baptism as was Pieter-Christaan, one of Princess Margriet's other son as seen in the picture of Maxima reading (below).

Other questions answered: Maxima was not part of the official picture because she is not one of the baby's godparents. The official pictures (that I have seen so far) are of the godparents of the baby, his parents and older sister and grandparents, maternal and fraternal.

Marilene likely arrived seperately from her husband (with their children possibly) who may have had godfather-ly things to do.

All pictures courtesy of the Glittering Royal Events MB.

Alisa 10-10-2004 01:50 PM

Beautiful photos
 
Thanks for posting them.:) The children are all simply adorable.

I think the color green suits Princess Laurentien very well, and her necklace is quite nice. I am not a fan of her knee-high suede boots, but she seems to really like such boots(she has worn them in the pasts).I expected a "younger looking" outfit on Princess Máxima at first glance I thought it was Queen Beatrix who was reading from the podium. I though Queen Beatrix looked beautfiul, and I love her navy blue outfit. She is one stylish oma!;) :)

Gabriella 10-10-2004 02:56 PM

Well, I retract my previous statment. :p I guess Marilene was there. Her green suit jacket matches the color of Laurentien's outfit.

moosey60 10-10-2004 09:22 PM

http://www.lestribunesroyales.com/fo...chmentid=45859

Great picture! Haha, it kinda' looks like Eloise is robbing her baby brother of that silver thing he's holding. She's getting big, she's getting to be a looker! Claus-Casimir is very cute as well.

I agree- Maxima needs to learn how to hold Amalia. She's had what, 10-11 months to take care of Amalia yet for some reason she still hasn't mastered the art of holding her. Now that I think of it, whenever there's an official picture of the family, Willem Alexander's usually the one holding Amalia. It's good that Amalia was facing forward so she could see everything and everyone else could see her...but it looked pretty unstable. Maxima should take lessons from Ari Behn (Martha Louise of Norway's husband), he's a master at holding a baby facing forward. :)

lucys 10-10-2004 10:34 PM

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Thanks for posting them.:)
I think the color green suits Princess Laurentien very well, and her necklace is quite nice. I am not a fan of her knee-high suede boots, but she seems to really like such boots(she has worn them in the pasts).I expected a "younger looking" outfit on Princess Máxima at first glance I thought it was Queen Beatrix who was reading from the podium. I though Queen Beatrix looked beautfiul, and I love her navy blue outfit. She is one stylish oma!;) :)

I liked the boots, although it seemed all rather casual for the occassion. As for Princess Maxima, I can't recall the last time she wore anything that I particularly loved or even hated for that matter. It's not that her clothing is not "young", it's just not very modern. One can be conservative and modern or wild and modern--but she seems to be neither these days, not very modern at all--and as I spend more time at this princess watching business I find the most interesting ones to watch are those that are, whether conservative or wild, modern and contemporary. Maybe it's just me, but Maxima seems to have lost that of late.

And as you said, the children are all adorable.

pdas1201 10-11-2004 01:59 AM

Does anyone know who that handsome hunk is sitting besides marliene in the picture where Maxima is making a speech..
It says he is one of Princess Margeriet's son, which one???

Hannelore 10-11-2004 03:39 AM

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Hey, I really like Laurentien's boots :)

They look a lot like the red ones Mathilde wore for the baptism of Gabriel.

konan 10-11-2004 03:47 AM

The "hunk" next to Marilene
 
The person next to Marilene is the younger brother of Maurits called Floris. He has a beautiful girlfriend and is supposed to getting married next year. It's a kind of taste but I really think Maurits is a greater hunk than his brothers Floris and Pieter Christiaan. The brothers of Maurits are really close to Marilene and I saw pictures of them closely arming together.

The Watcher 10-11-2004 04:36 AM

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Here are more pictures. If you want see even more pictures, got ot this link: http://www.xs4all.nl/~hjfoto/AA%20Do...%2010-10-2004/

The Watcher 10-11-2004 04:38 AM

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DKgirls 10-11-2004 06:34 AM

They all look great! Amalia is so adorable :)

rere 10-11-2004 07:19 AM

Thanks for the photos. I like the boots. Pics of Laurentien and her daughter playing together was too cute.

Alexandria 10-11-2004 10:17 AM

Thanks for the pictures The Watcher! Nice to see Floris and his girlfriend Aimee in attendance, too. Though I think at this point Aimee and Pieter-Christiaan's girlfriend Anita are "regular" attendees at private family events such as this baptism. Nice to see Bernhard Jr., Annette and family, too.

In the second set of pictures, in the fourth one in the first row, you can really see Eloise's resemblance to her mom Laurentien in this particular picture. In the way she squints her eyes and squishes her face when she laughs.

And thank goodness Willem is holding Amalia in the last photos. Here is someone who knows how to hold a 10 month old.

tundra 10-11-2004 12:03 PM

Having held lots of babies, there is nothing wrong with the way Maxima is holding the baby. When a little girl is wearing a dress, and prefers to face outwards, the best way is to hold them under the dress so it doesn't get all wrinkled. She and WA know better than anyone how CA likes to be held.

Gabriella 10-11-2004 12:15 PM

The last set of pictures, where Laurentien is playing with Eloise is just adorable. Eloise is looking more like her mother everyday, and Alexandria is right, it is very evident in this set of pictures.

I especially love two of these photos, the one where Laurentien is holding Eloise and she is laughing, and the one where they are playing in the fountain. It's good to see that little Eloise was not forgotten in all of the excitment of her little brother's day.

Hannelore 10-11-2004 12:49 PM

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Originally Posted by tundra
Having held lots of babies, there is nothing wrong with the way Maxima is holding the baby. When a little girl is wearing a dress, and prefers to face outwards, the best way is to hold them under the dress so it doesn't get all wrinkled. She and WA know better than anyone how CA likes to be held.

So then their daughter likes to be held completely drifferently by her father than by her mother??

Máxima is better at carrying shopping bags than a baby haha.

Alexandria 10-11-2004 01:32 PM

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More pictures of Casimir's baptism -- including my much coveted image of Anna van Vollenhoven! :p

Source: Seegerpress

Hannelore 10-11-2004 01:42 PM

Anna is a very beautiful child :)

Btw, Alexandria, isn't one mark on a photo enough? ;)

Julia 10-11-2004 03:09 PM

www.hellomagazine.com

11 OCTOBER 2004

http://www.hellomagazine.com/graphics/sendtoafriend.gifThe Dutch royal family gathered together at the weekend to celebrate the christening of little Claus-Casimir, son of Prince Constantijn and Princess Laurentien. The proud parents were joined by Queen Beatrix and Crown Prince Willem Alexander for the ceremony at Het Loo palace in Apeldoorn.

The infant, who was dressed in a traditional lace-trimmed christening gown for his big day, was on his best behaviour. But his big sister Eloise seemed less than impressed by all the excitement, letting out a yawn when the family was having its picture taken.

Sunday's ceremony comes seven months after Claus-Casimir was born at Bronovo Hospital in The Hague. The birth brought some much-needed joy to the royal household, which had just suffered the death of Constantijn's grandmother Princess Juliana.

It is only rarely that Prince Constantijn, who is Queen Beatrix's third and youngest son, attends public events in his capacity as a member of the Royal House. Along with his siblings, the Brussels-based businessman has made a conscious decision to pursue his own career and live a life largely out of the public eye.

When asked about their choice of name, the new parents said their little boy had been named after his grandfather Prince Claus, who died in 2002, and three Friesian governors who were all called Casimir. "If he develops more as a Claus, then it will be Claus, if he develops more as a Casimir, it will be Casimir," explained his father.

moosey60 10-11-2004 03:13 PM

Yea...that Maxima-Holding-Amalia thing was strange. Amalia didn't look so comfortable when being held by Maxima. Her hands were out like she was bracing for something (impact?). She's getting quite cute though. She reminds me of Felix of Denmark- the strong, silent type. Maybe a little tentative regarding the cameras?

Lena 10-11-2004 05:32 PM

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She's getting quite cute though. She reminds me of Felix of Denmark- the strong, silent type. Maybe a little tentative regarding the cameras?

I agree....but in a way all orange-kids are like their cousin Amalia. Such good children, never crying. When I was at that age (0-2) my mother couldn´t have taken me to church...I would have been louder than the choir ;)

Thanks to all, who have posted these great pictures :)

Mette2 10-11-2004 05:51 PM

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Originally Posted by Hannelore
Hey, I really like Laurentien's boots :)

They look a lot like the red ones Mathilde wore for the baptism of Gabriel.

Funny - I also thought of Mathilde's boots when I first saw Laurentien's and I like them too. :)

Thanks to everyone who posted pictures, they're really great.
Also the children are really adorable.:)

mybags 10-11-2004 06:30 PM

Yes, the girlfriends of Pieter-Christiaan and Floris are regulars. They both attended the christening of Catharina-Amalia and the wedding of Friso and Mabel.

Danielle 10-12-2004 01:07 AM

Amalia looks so cute, especially with that little coat on. :p I agree that how Maxima is holding her is a little strange, but as tundra said, it's probably because of the dress.

With the picture of Laurentien and Eloise playing in the fountain, I would be too scared to that if I had a child. I would probably drop them in the water accidentally. :(

MoonlightRhapsody 10-12-2004 02:27 PM

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Yes, the girlfriends of Pieter-Christiaan and Floris are regulars. They both attended the christening of Catharina-Amalia and the wedding of Friso and Mabel.

That sounds like a strong posibility of impending engagements then, huh? To be included in family functions is serious business...

Sancia 10-16-2004 04:40 PM

Claus-Casimir's godfather
 
Does someone has informations about Claus-Casimir's godfather, Ed. P. Spanjaard, and about his complete name? One of my removed cousin is Eduard Philip Spanjaard. Is Spanjaard a current name in Netherlands? Would it be the same person?

Marengo 10-18-2004 05:06 AM

I believe he is a conducter or pianist. He played the piano during the weddingservice of Crownprince Willem-Alexander and Princess Maxima.
I do not think that there are many Ed P. Spanjaard's in the country, so you have a large chance that it is the relative you are looking for. Spanjaard (spaniard) is not a strange last name, but it is not a common name either.

I actually liked Maximas dress, on television it looked more coulourfull than on the pictures & it did not make her look matronly (as it does on the picture when she is reading). The Queen looked radiant... it seems she has overcome her loss (of husband) and she enjoys life to the fullest again, especially her new role as grandmother to 3 (and probably more in the future). Nice to see that she and Maxima have become so close, the Queen wears the brooch she received as a present from Maxima during this baptism.
I realy missed Prince Bernhard, I hope he is still going strong & that the difficulties with his breathing are not to serious!
I also missed the wonderfull Margriet! She was attending a meeting of the red-cross in Geneva.
Did anybody notice that none of the Bourbon-Parma and Guillermo cousins attended? Maybe the Guillermo's were disappointed that no member of the royal family (outside the Guillermo's) attended the performance Princess Chirstina gave in Tavernelle in the memory of her mother, the late Queen Juliana.
Princess Irene looks lovely, hard to believe she is 65!

Marengo 10-18-2004 05:13 AM

To danielane, you can find a lot of information on Mr Ed Spanjaard when you google. He is a conducter as well.. he will be in the USA in November 2005, with the Netherlands Chamber Choir. http://www.rile.com/netherlands.htm

Sancia 10-18-2004 05:16 AM

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I believe he is a conducter or pianist. He played the piano during the weddingservice of Crownprince Willem-Alexander and Princess Maxima.
I do not think that there are many Ed P. Spanjaard's in the country, so you have a large chance that it is the relative you are looking for. Spanjaard (spaniard) is not a strange last name, but it is not a common name either.

Thanks a lot! It would be very strange if it was really the same person, because he comes from a Jewish family, by which we are cousins.

Genevieve 10-19-2004 08:26 PM

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Originally Posted by tundra
Having held lots of babies, there is nothing wrong with the way Maxima is holding the baby. When a little girl is wearing a dress, and prefers to face outwards, the best way is to hold them under the dress so it doesn't get all wrinkled. She and WA know better than anyone how CA likes to be held.

So keeping the dress crisp and unwrinkled and the baby looking good is more important than holding a baby properly? :confused:

In other pictures of Willem holding the baby you can see that he is holding the baby properly -- full support to her -- without wrinkling her dress.

tundra 10-20-2004 09:31 AM

WA also was holding her after the event CA was dressed up for.

Sancia 10-20-2004 12:18 PM

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Originally Posted by Marengo
To danielane, you can find a lot of information on Mr Ed Spanjaard when you google. He is a conducter as well.. he will be in the USA in November 2005, with the Netherlands Chamber Choir. http://www.rile.com/netherlands.htm

Thank you very much! I'm almost sure it's my removed cousin.

Genevieve 10-24-2004 04:52 PM

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WA also was holding her after the event CA was dressed up for.

Regardless of when Maxima holds her daughter, whether it is before or after an event, she holds her in the same precarious manner. I would think that Amalia would appreciate being held properly on all occasions and live with a wrinkled dress or two in photographs than be held improperly but look impeccable. How a baby is held can affect their posture and if they are repeatedly held without proper support during the early years of their lives when their spines are not as strong, it can lead to back problems later on in life.

purple_platinum 04-27-2006 01:51 AM

Baptism of Claus-Casimir of the Netherlands
Prince Constantijn of the Netherlands arrives with his baby son Prince Claus-Casimir on his arms to his baptism at Het Loo castle in Apeldoorn, Netherlands, 10 October 2004.

http://img99.imageshack.us/img99/4207/42167195257ck.jpg

photo by RoyalPress Nieboer/dpa/Corbis
October 10, 2004
Apeldoorn,

elenaris 09-25-2006 06:49 PM

cute!
 
he's a lot blonder than his sister!

CyrilVladisla 03-09-2018 04:56 PM

Who was the godmother of Claus-Casimir?

An Ard Ri 03-09-2018 05:08 PM

Count Claus-Casimir's godparents are King Willem-Alexander, Prince Maurits of Orange-Nassau, Ed P. Spanjaard, and Countess Tatiana Razumovsky von Wigstein.


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