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marezdote 05-08-2006 03:19 PM

Willem-Alexander and Máxima's Language Skills
 
Does anyone know of any videos of Willem and/or Maxima speaking English? Thanks

maximaiscool 05-09-2006 10:40 AM

Yes, Maixma talks English very good. Before her wedding, she was teaching English to adults (of hoe je dat ook zegt):)

carlota 05-09-2006 10:45 AM

the last time they went to lech, austria, willem alexander talked with the press in german and maxima did so in english. you may find a video of her speaking in the thread specially created for the photosession.

yabou 05-12-2006 07:55 AM

what about the other menbers of the dutch royal family??? and irene,christina and their family???

assia 05-12-2006 08:08 AM

Which languague di Willem Alexander and Maxima spoke together when they were dating. I suppose that now they must be speaking dutch together ?

Maxie 05-12-2006 08:10 AM

Well, they spoke English while they were dating. Don't know what they speak today, but I suppose it's Dutch...

yabou 05-12-2006 11:10 PM

enought about maxima and willem. What about the others??? Chrstina speaks french and beatrix german.

Oppie 05-13-2006 08:36 AM

Queen Beatrix and Princess Irene attended elementry school in Canada so they both speak English, and Princess Margarit who was born here also speaks English.

Maxie 05-13-2006 08:41 AM

I'm pretty sure every member of the royal family speaks at least English. Beatrix's sons all speak German too (as their father was German). I'm not too sure about other languages. Friso worked in Fontainebleau in France, so he probably speaks French too. The same goes for Laurentien and Constantijn who are living in Brussels. :)

Bevinda 05-13-2006 09:49 AM

Maxima's speech at the Four Freedom Awards Ceremony, May 13 2006
 
Hi all,

Today Maxima gave a speech at the Four Freedom Awards ceremony, it must have been in English. Is is possible to get the audio for that speech. It would be really fantastic to hear her speak English. Thanks a million.

Maxie 05-13-2006 10:10 AM

Well, we just have to see if the speech is covered by the NOS news or by RTL Boulevard. If I'll find a video of it, I'll post it here.:)

yabou 05-14-2006 03:46 AM

languages of dutch royals:
beatrix,dutch,german,english,french??,,italian???
maxima:spanish,dutch,english
alexander:german,dutch,english,spanish???
mabel:dutch,english,french??? (she lives in brussels doesn't she??)spanish??,(she lives in Mexico doesn't she?)
constanijn and luarentein: french,dutch,english and german for constantijn
pieter,margriet:dutch,english then???
marilene,maurits,dutch,english then???
annette,bernhard:dutch,english then???
aimee,floris: dutch,english then???
anita,pieter christiaan: dutch,english french for anita and maybe italian and german for her. She was born in Swizerland so...
Christina and her family:dutch,english,spanish,italian??? Christina speaks french
Irene and her family:dutch,english,spanish then??,
Maybe margarita speaks french (she lives in a castle in france with her ex-husband)

do you agree??,

Anna_R 05-14-2006 07:58 AM

For discussions about which languages Royals speak, visit this thread:

http://www.theroyalforums.com/forums...peak-4693.html

princess leonor 06-15-2006 10:51 AM

Of course they speak English. Didn't Maxima spend quite some time working in New York? Besides pretty much every dutch person I've ever met speaks English and quite well.

lucien 06-16-2006 04:28 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Maxie
I'm pretty sure every member of the royal family speaks at least English. Beatrix's sons all speak German too (as their father was German). I'm not too sure about other languages. Friso worked in Fontainebleau in France, so he probably speaks French too. The same goes for Laurentien and Constantijn who are living in Brussels. :)

They all speak German,English,French besides dutch ofcourse.Willem-Alexander has become rather good in spanish as well,which is "dangerous":p according to Máxima....

HM and her sisters are fluent in English,German and French as well ofcourse,add Italian for HM too.All of their children speak at least three languages,add spanish and Italian for Princess Irene's children as well.

Amalia and Alexia are raised bi-lingual,dutch and spanish,so they can understand their maternal grandparents and uncles and aunts,besides that those two have/are becoming accostumed to english as well,which is great as children are very perceptive.

ashelen 11-27-2007 11:04 PM

I wonder if the girls have a tutor in spanish too?

lucien 11-28-2007 12:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ashelen (Post 698419)
I wonder if the girls have a tutor in spanish too?

See my previous post.

ashelen 12-02-2007 03:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lucien (Post 698434)
See my previous post.

yes, I read your previous post, they are raised in both languages but you really don't know if they have spanish tuttor, or yes?????

Turkish Delight 01-03-2009 09:14 AM

How many languages can Princess Maxima speak & which are these languages?

Princess Maxima 01-03-2009 09:16 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Turkish Delight (Post 874867)
How many languages can Princess Maxima speak & which are these languages?

4: spanish, english, dutch and french


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