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pollyemma 01-10-2006 03:26 PM

Favourite Dutch Royal
 
Who is your favorite Dutch royal of all time??? (and why, of course!)

Marengo 01-10-2006 03:40 PM

well, thats a difficult question. I wnat to select the following two: Queen Wilhelmina and Stadholder Willem III (King WIlliam III of Great Britain), both inspiring leaders in difficult times. Especially the stadholder who helped us through the disaster year 1672, and did everything in his power to protect the country from our big neighbours.
Queen Wilhelmina was an inspiring leader in the second world war, the mother of the fatherland. But apart from that her character is phenomenal, I liek all her excentricities and her hot temper (or as she called it: 'my russian blood').

pollyemma 01-10-2006 03:42 PM

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Originally Posted by Marengo
well, thats a difficult question. I wnat to select the following two: Queen Wilhelmina and Stadholder Willem III (King WIlliam III of Great Britain), both inspiring leaders in difficult times. Especially the stadholder who helped us through the disaster year 1672, and did everything in his power to protect the country from our big neighbours.
Queen Wilhelmina was an inspiring leader in the second world war, the mother of the fatherland. But apart from that her character is phenomenal, I liek all her excentricities and her hot temper (or as she called it: 'my russian blood').

love that russian blood! beatrix talks about it too...how that's where her temper comes from.

Marengo 01-10-2006 07:14 PM

me to, it is such an elegant excuse. I tried to use 'my italian blood' for the same thing, never got away with it sadly. So, who is your favourite?

mariita 01-10-2006 08:04 PM

My favourite is Princess Maxima. She is always smiliing and looks gorgeous. I think she is the model of the new princesses

pollyemma 01-11-2006 11:17 AM

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Originally Posted by mariita
My favourite is Princess Maxima. She is always smiliing and looks gorgeous. I think she is the model of the new princesses

yes she is absolutely fantastic. we couldnt ask for a better crownprincess tor represent us.

I'm so curious if Amalia will grow up to be a great queen. she may well be poised to be my favorite dutch royal.

I dont think I can pick one person. I admire Wilhelmina very much. she was the heart and soul of the resistance in WW2. I also love how openly she speaks about her christian faith in her memoirs.

SpiffyBallerina 01-11-2006 11:21 AM

I just love the queens. Wihelmina, Juliana, Beatrix, Maxima, and someday C-A. But my FAVORITE of course is Queen Beatrix herself. Such an intelligence, sense of duty, loyalty, and hard work. She also just SEEMS like the mother to the whole country, which was what she intended from the start (she said so when she was about 10 or 13).

Maxie 01-11-2006 12:19 PM

It's really difficult to pick one. I like Wilhelmina too, for all that she has done for our country in very bad times. Beatrix is also a great favourite of mine. She has such a sense of duty and is a very intelligent woman who is capable of taking wise decisions, a thing that is very important in a good queen...
From the new generation I like Maxima best. She has just such a vibrant personality and she really does a great job representing our country. :)

Overall I would say that Maxima is my favourite Dutch royal, because I can relate to her the most...

xxPatrickxx 01-11-2006 12:25 PM

My favorite Dutch Royal is Her Royal Higness Princess Máxima. She is so spontanious, looks happy en have don Jet a lot of good work. Also her looks are a reasing why she is my favorite. She is a beautyful woman and a lovely mother now.

pollyemma 01-11-2006 12:44 PM

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Originally Posted by Maxie
It's really difficult to pick one. I like Wilhelmina too, for all that she has done for our country in very bad times. Beatrix is also a great favourite of mine. She has such a sense of duty and is a very intelligent woman who is capable of taking wise decisions, a thing that is very important in a good queen...
From the new generation I like Maxima best. She has just such a vibrant personality and she really does a great job representing our country. :)

Overall I would say that Maxima is my favourite Dutch royal, because I can relate to her the most...

yeah, it might be best to break this down by favorites in each generation. there are so many distinctive personalities.

carlota 01-18-2006 01:25 PM

Favourite dutch royal
 
who is your favourite dutch royal?

my vote goes for Princess Maxima... :)

Queen Beatrix
Crown Prince Willem-Alexander
Crown Princess Máxima
Prince Constantijn
Princess Laurentien
Prince Johan Friso
Princess Mabel
Princess Margriet
Prince Maurits or Princess Marilene
Prince Bernhard or Princess Annette
Prince Pieter Christian or Princess Anita
Prince Floris or Princess Aimee
Princess Irene

The Watcher 01-18-2006 01:56 PM

Crown Prince Willem-Alexander:)

pollyemma 01-18-2006 02:01 PM

Maxima!!! always first and foremost. she is the future of the royal family. After 4 years, I still haven't entirely taken in the fact that my very own House of Orange has acquired such a fantastic crownprincess.

http://img294.imageshack.us/img294/3894/max8ew.jpg
anp

mariamastrazza 01-18-2006 02:04 PM

I vote for Laurentien!

Juanita 01-18-2006 02:07 PM

My vote goes to the Queen! :)
And then Maxima and Willem-Alexander!

selminha 01-18-2006 02:09 PM

My vote goes to Maxima and Aimée!:) :)

Princess Maxima 01-18-2006 02:09 PM

My Vote goes for Princess Màxima ...she is the best crownprincess!


http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b1.../maxima111.jpg

alyssaphoebe 01-18-2006 02:10 PM

My vote goes for Princess Maxima! :)

pollyemma 01-18-2006 02:20 PM

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Originally Posted by alyssaphoebe
My vote goes for Princess Maxima! :)

she is so great. One of the many things I love about her is the way she interacts so easily with other royalty too. you would never think she wasnt born a princess.
http://img384.imageshack.us/img384/7828/00105gv.jpg
http://img384.imageshack.us/img384/3448/dutchies8qa.jpg
http://img384.imageshack.us/img384/5...andsil32td.jpg
http://img384.imageshack.us/img384/1...theresa5zf.jpg
afp, newscom, corbis

Emily 01-18-2006 03:40 PM

The photos are just wonderful! I think that among the Dutch Royals Maxima is my favorite because of all the intelligence, energy and goodwill she brings to her job. She has the potential to use her role to do an awful lot of good and my guess is she will.


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