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Old 06-04-2020, 11:59 AM
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Eloise shared on Instragram that she will attend the 'hotel school' (a school of hospitality management) as she is interested in the management of hotels. It's an unexpected choice as most VWO-graduates will continue their studies at a (research) university while she chooses a professional degree (for which you need a HAVO-degree; which is a lower level than VWO and only takes 5 years instead of the 6 years for VWO). But good for her (and her parents) that she is following her own interests and doesn't feel the need to conform to the expectations of either 'a member of the royal family' or a VWO-graduate.

She doesn't specify which hotelschool she will attend but Hotelschool The Hague is considered the best in the Netherlands (and 12th worldwide) (see Wikipedia for more information on the school).

See Royalty (in Dutch).
Good for her. May she follow her heart and likes and I hope she makes a huge success of her life.
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Eloise shared on Instragram that she will attend the 'hotel school' (a school of hospitality management) as she is interested in the management of hotels. It's an unexpected choice as most VWO-graduates will continue their studies at a (research) university while she chooses a professional degree (for which you need a HAVO-degree; which is a lower level than VWO and only takes 5 years instead of the 6 years for VWO). But good for her (and her parents) that she is following her own interests and doesn't feel the need to conform to the expectations of either 'a member of the royal family' or a VWO-graduate.

She doesn't specify which hotelschool she will attend but Hotelschool The Hague is considered the best in the Netherlands (and 12th worldwide) (see Wikipedia for more information on the school).

See Royalty (in Dutch).
Agreed, it is nice to see the daughter of a European prince choose a vocation outside of the usual financial, business, or arts careers which seem expected of European aristocrats.


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The only problem I see here is people policing young women for not wearing or acting in a way that they deem suitable and using that as a way to judge their characters.
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Exactly this. Besides, if it were ever to be a problem, Countess Eloise is not a well known member of the DRF so can do pretty much as she pleases.
I believe neither old nor young women ought to have their character judged by their fashions. But unless I have missed them or they have been deleted from the thread, I did not see any comments about the countess's character in the recent posts.

I do not believe actions should be combined with fashion as something not to be used to judge the character of royals. In general few things are more illustrative of character than intentional actions. For example, the debate about the Duke of York's association with Jeffrey Epstein is mainly (and rightfully, in my opinion) focused on the duke's actions. And as we have seen recently with Prince Joachim of Belgium, even members of royal families who are not well known cannot always do as they please without bringing unwanted attention to the royal family. If Countess Eloise had acted similarly, I imagine it would be a problem for the Dutch royal family as well.
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Agreed, it is nice to see the daughter of a European prince choose a vocation outside of the usual financial, business, or arts careers which seem expected of European aristocrats.






I believe neither old nor young women ought to have their character judged by their fashions. But unless I have missed them or they have been deleted from the thread, I did not see any comments about the countess's character in the recent posts.

I do not believe actions should be combined with fashion as something not to be used to judge the character of royals. In general few things are more illustrative of character than intentional actions. For example, the debate about the Duke of York's association with Jeffrey Epstein is mainly (and rightfully, in my opinion) focused on the duke's actions. And as we have seen recently with Prince Joachim of Belgium, even members of royal families who are not well known cannot always do as they please without bringing unwanted attention to the royal family. If Countess Eloise had acted similarly, I imagine it would be a problem for the Dutch royal family as well.
My reply was related to a different issue some weeks ago and the discussion was subsequently deleted by the moderators.
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Old 06-04-2020, 05:36 PM
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The management, organization, logistic and hospitality skills one learns at a top school like the The Hague Hotel School / Hospitality Business School will provide the young Countess lots of career possibilities, in any business.
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The only problem I see here is people policing young women for not wearing or acting in a way that they deem suitable and using that as a way to judge their characters.
I agree. Countess Eloise is not a member of the Royal House. She can dress what she like. Comparing her to the future Queens like Amalia and Elisabeth is not fair. Also, bringing up the likes of the Duchess of Castro's family. Even Leonor gets flak for dressing too formal than Sofia. So I don't get it.

I hope she lives a fruitful normal life. She's lovely in her own ways.
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She is young. She may change her mind 6 months down the line.
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Eloise is promoting a jewelry brand on her Instagram; by using her name as a promotion code you get a 10% discount...
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Old 06-06-2020, 10:31 AM
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She is young. She may change her mind 6 months down the line.
You mean Hotel School? It's possible but with something fairly specialised like that I'd say it was more likely it's something she really wants to do. Unlike say Nikolai of Denmark going into the military because it was expected and something his father really wanted this is fairly different for an aristocratic/royal young woman.
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She may think she wants to do that now, but 6 months from now she has a change of heart.
The world is her oyster.
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Eloise, has given her first interview.

"I think people like to see that I am just a normal girl."

https://jeugdjournaal.nl/artikel/233...interview.html


https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EbQOGNBX...pg&name=medium
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Lovely interview.
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Old 06-24-2020, 05:06 AM
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Lovely girl.

May someone translate the interview?
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Nice, down-to-earth and sensible girl and an unexpected interview. Much to my surprise she has not the usual posh accent but talks in a normal way and with a bit of a The Hague accent even.

She talks mostly about her instagram account.

They also say that she has a job in a restaurant the next months until she can start her studies, hotel management is her preferred choice.
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Old 06-24-2020, 01:48 PM
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Oh thank you Marengo! Eloise is a breath of fresh air. I love her!
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Eloise does well at wanting to give off the impression that she's a normal girl - like her mother she seems very down to earth and likeable. I'll look forward into seeing more of her in the near future!
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Ohhh, I really loved seeing her in the video. Loved her voice and how easy-going she is. Eloise really looks very down-to-earth girl.
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