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lucien 01-10-2018 02:32 AM

Princess Beatrix at 80: January 31, 2018
 
As HRH Princess Beatrix will celebrate her 80th birthday on january 31st,lots of events are planned,at least in the TV and book department.More later.:flowers:

eya 01-11-2018 01:17 PM

Princess Beatrix she celebrates her 80th birthday on January 31 in private with family and friends.
But on Saturday 3 February Princess Beatrix will give a birthday reception for personal guests at the Royal Palace Amsterdam.

Maybe some Royals too?

https://www.koninklijkhuis.nl/actuee...eatrix-80-jaar

eya 01-30-2018 08:53 AM

The Palace released Official Portraits of Princess Beatrix for the occassion of the 80th Birthday tomorrow

The photos were taken at Drakensteyn Castle

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DUyfrCbX...jpg&name=small
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DUyfrCXX...=jpg&name=orig
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DUyfrCWW...g&name=360x360

Mbruno 01-30-2018 08:57 AM

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Originally Posted by eya (Post 2068847)
The Palace released Official Portraits of Princess Beatrix for the occassion of the 80th Birthday tomorrow

The photos were taken at Drakensteyn Castle

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DUyfrCbX...jpg&name=small
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DUyfrCXX...=jpg&name=orig
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DUyfrCWW...g&name=360x360

She looks great and in excellent health, which again begs the question about why she abdicated so soon. Her mother and grandmother had much stronger reasons to do it.

Duc_et_Pair 01-30-2018 10:18 AM

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Originally Posted by Mbruno (Post 2068849)
She looks great and in excellent health, which again begs the question about why she abdicated so soon. Her mother and grandmother had much stronger reasons to do it.

In the announcement of her abdication (then) Queen Beatrix named the fact that she approached her 75th birthday and the bicentennial of the constitution of state in 2013 and concluded: "To me this seems a good time to take this step, which I have been contemplating for some years now".

She remarked by the way: "I do not abdicate because the task has become an onerous one but because I am convinced the responsibility for our country should be in hands of a new generation. It is with a feeling of the highest confidence that I will hand over the kingship to my son, The Prince of Orange."



An Ard Ri 01-30-2018 04:04 PM

Beatrix looks wonderful for an 80 year old I had hoped she'd remain on as queen a little longer and maybe done 35 years before abdicating,its not the same without her as queen.

Duc_et_Pair 01-30-2018 04:21 PM

I agree. I miss her style and grace, her every inch royal standard. Máxima knows how to dazzle but beside the highs she has such lows that Queen Beatrix would never have permitted for herself. Having said that, King Willem-Alexander continues in the highly professional court organization she has left behind and does the kingship quite well, in his own easygoing and jovial style.

We can see that he has an eye for decorum (the King required the new Cabinet to appear in jacquet as dresscode, which Beatrix never did), the King also likes to bring show, like that amazing entrance to the Petit Palais in Paris, decorated with thousands of flowers, illuminated with floodlights and lined by splendid dressed footmen holding torchlights. (See: https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com...1bb7801020.jpg )

So King Willem-Alexander certainly extends his mother's decorum but he does not have the appearance of Beatrix, majestic and stately.

COUNTESS 01-30-2018 09:23 PM

I think, perhaps, part of her decision was the loss of her son. She may have felt she needed to grieve, privately.

QueenPenny 01-30-2018 10:23 PM

She is lovely & elegant, and I wish her many more years of good health & happiness. I do think that the loss of her son weighed heavily in her decision to abdicate while she was still relatively young for a monarch.

Happy 80th Birthday!

eya 01-31-2018 05:12 AM

New lovely photo of the Queen with her grand children

https://scontent.fath4-1.fna.fbcdn.n...67&oe=5B19A3C7

Duc_et_Pair 01-31-2018 05:30 AM

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Originally Posted by eya (Post 2069238)
New lovely photo of the Queen with her grand children

https://scontent.fath4-1.fna.fbcdn.n...67&oe=5B19A3C7

The Princess (not the Queen) ;-)

Lovely picture. At granny's romantic estate.

Funny to see Count Claus-Casimir as only boy in the whole group.

royalfanvivian 01-31-2018 05:33 AM

After the new pictures of yesterday, there are today, on the anniversary of Princess Beatrix even released some pictures which are also made by Castle Drakensteyn in the fall of 2017. The princess poses with her sons, daughters and grandchildren.

Foto's Prinses Beatrix met zonen, schoondochters en kleinkinderen | De Oranjes

Marengo 01-31-2018 08:06 AM

Wonderful photographs, the royal house has been generous in providing these. Especially nice to see Princess's other grandchildren. It seems that Css Eloise is already wearing heals.

Today's NRC Handelsblad had an article about princess Beatrix by Jutta Chorus. Her conclusion was that the irony of her reign was that while she always tried to do everything perfect, she did not become popular for what she did but for what happened to her. She interviewed former lady-in-waiting Miente Boellaard and Huub Oosterhuis (friend of Prince Claus) on record.

Article: https://www.nrc.nl/nieuws/2018/01/26...rkwam-a1589937

Article in Google translate: https://translate.google.nl/translat...937&edit-text=

Winnie 01-31-2018 08:57 AM

Ah, one of my all time favorite royal. Such a classy lady who always dresses properly and looked immaculate at all times no matter what the occasion. She has aged perfectly and I miss seeing her and wish she was still Queen. She never put a foot wrong IMO.

Biri 01-31-2018 09:08 AM

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Originally Posted by COUNTESS (Post 2069152)
I think, perhaps, part of her decision was the loss of her son. She may have felt she needed to grieve, privately.

When she abdicated Johan Friso was still alive.

barber 01-31-2018 09:22 AM

Prachtige foto's van onze koninklijke familie ! Eindelijk weer wat nieuws !

Biri 01-31-2018 09:26 AM

Which girl is which one?
The grandma still looks georgeous!

https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-tUbVhNqJT...kinderen-2.jpg

Michiru-Kaiou 01-31-2018 10:09 AM

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Originally Posted by Biri (Post 2069305)
Which girl is which one?
The grandma still looks georgeous!

https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-tUbVhNqJT...kinderen-2.jpg

From left to right:
Countess Leonore, Countess Eloise, Princess Alexia, Countess Luana, Princess Beatrix, Countess Zaria, Princess Ariane, The Princess of Orange, Count Claus-Casimir.

Wonderful new pictures. And I hope Her Royal Highness has a wonderful day today.

best wishes Michiru

W.Y.CII 01-31-2018 12:41 PM

The pictures of Beatrix and her grandkids are wonderful, very lovely.

Empress Merel 01-31-2018 01:10 PM

Lovely picture. Kasteel Drakensteyn must be such a great place for them to gather, not to mention for Beatrix to enjoy her retirement. It's beautiful and inviting.


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