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Old 10-09-2019, 04:34 PM
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New official pictures of Prince Constantijn with his family on the occasion of his 50th Birthda on friday


https://twitter.com/RickEversRoyal/s...885569/photo/1
Link to the official website: pictures of prince Constantijn and of princess Laurentien. As is to be expected: the photographer was 'royal house photographer' Jeroen van der Meyde
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Old 10-09-2019, 05:19 PM
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A lovely photo of Constantijn and his family. The children are growing so much! Eloise is going to be very tall, it seems.
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Old 10-09-2019, 06:14 PM
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Hollanders are the tallest people in the world I think ! The Family are lovely and it's nice to see the only grand-son of Princess Beatrix !
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Yesterday an interview was shown with Prince Constantijn shopping in a supermarket, being an daddy-assistant-referee alongside the football pitch, was on tutoyer terms with the interviewer (jij and jouw) instead of the more distant vousvouyer (u and uw).

We saw a modern and comfortable house in the very middle of a neighbourhood, be it a big and monumental one. It was strange to see an Audi from the Court picking up the royals in a totally normal neighbourhood street, with bicycling moms passing by, while an uniformed chauffeur saluted them.

It was mind-boggling to see the Prince in jeans, in a blue Mini, queuing in a supermarket and later, dressed in jacquet, waving to thousands cheering to him during the ceremonial procession at Prinsjesdag, seated in a horse-drawn gala berline. During the whole interview the Prince, sorry, "Constantijn", played down every royal aspect. As if it is just some nuisance so now an then, but comes handy in other situations.

It made me realize that every year 100 million Euro is spent on a royal lifestyle that really no one seems to pursue, after all even the King did perfectly fine just living in a private villa. I am not sure what to think. If the message is: "royals" are just the folks-next-door, then the documentary did hit bull's eye. But it also pops up the question. 400 men and women working in the royal household? For whom????? It must be the most swollen overhead on any organisation in the Netherlands. That is the confusion the documentary caused to me.


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Princess Laurentien participated in the International Kids Council that took place at the Villages Nature Paris Centre Parc in France from November 6 - 8:



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Princess Laurentien visited the information market on language in Poelenburg/Peldersveld on November 14:



** ggdzw: Overweldigend bezoek prinses Laurentien aan Poelenburg en Peldersveld over belang van taal **
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Old 11-20-2019, 02:50 AM
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Princess Laurentien at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation & Developmentconference in Paris on 19 November


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Princess Laurentien at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation & Developmentconference in Paris on 19 November


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Princess Laurentien is fluent in French: she has studied at the Lycée Français in Tokyo, Japan (when her father was the EU Ambassador there). So no any problem to have a conversation in Paris with her French hosts.
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On November 20 Princess Laurentien participated in the International Children's Peace Prize ceremony in Den Haag:


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Old 11-22-2019, 03:30 PM
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Prince Constantijn as special Envoy of Techleap attend at the Slush the World's Leading Startup Event in Helsinki on 21 November

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Prince Constantijn as special Envoy of Techleap yesterday take part of the official launch of TechLeap

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Prince Constantijn was a guest in the talk show Op1 on tuesday. He was invited to talk about TechLeap and about the investments and changes needed to help Start-Up companies.



Not shown in this clip was a question he received about the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

The presentors asked if he followed what was happening in the British RF. His answer: "from a very appropriate distance".
On a question of the presenter if he felt connected to what happening he answered: "In a way I feel connected but they have a very different position than mine in that family. They have all kinds of formal duties. Here we have chosen a different solution. Although I am inside the Royal House, we -my brother as well when he was alive- have to make our own income. And that is a very different solution. They seem to be more stuck between those two worlds. And good, they have made their choice. And I think it was also brave of them."

After that the program went to a clip from a documentary about the prince in 2019, where he says that he lives like anybody else and he is doing groceries in an Albert Heijn supermarket.

"Yes a little less glamourous" he commented after the clip was over.

When asked the prince repeats that he thinks it is a brave decision as prince Harry probably also doesn't yet know what he gets himself into."I think a lot of things will still happen to him, as we have seen [the last weeks]. He choses for himself and for his wife..." The presenter barged in and filled in the sentence: "choosing for your wife is always good" after which the Prince smiled.
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I have always liked Constantijn. He has a good head on his shoulders, both literally and figurally.
And it shows in his comments.
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It is interesting that princes in both the Netherlands and Belgium are apparently expected to follow the happenings in the British royal family (and indeed the arrangements of the three princes and their respective monarchies are largely incomparable). Vice versa, it is hard to believe that a talk show host or reporter would expect the Duke of Sussex to follow what is happening in the lives of Princes Laurent or Constantijn or even to recognize their names. Presumably, more interest in foreign royal houses exists in the Netherlands and Belgium than in Britain.
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Well, didn't Constantijn and Laurentien live in London for several years? I am sure they were in regular touch with members of the BRF. The Queen and princess Beatrix know each other very well.
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It is interesting that princes in both the Netherlands and Belgium are apparently expected to follow the happenings in the British royal family (and indeed the arrangements of the three princes and their respective monarchies are largely incomparable). Vice versa, it is hard to believe that a talk show host or reporter would expect the Duke of Sussex to follow what is happening in the lives of Princes Laurent or Constantijn or even to recognize their names. Presumably, more interest in foreign royal houses exists in the Netherlands and Belgium than in Britain.
In my experience in general small countries tend to be more outward focussed than bigger ones - perhaps more by necessity than by choice. And the dominance of the English language makes the barrage of articles easy to use for our national press. They have an intern translate the article and they have new content for their website, running along with the media hype for clicks. It is hard to escape the Sussex-drama even if you wanted to. It pops up on top of all international and national news and entertainment websites.

But this kind of informality is new for the Dutch RF. Two decades ago they did not appear in news programs as guests. There were no small interviews here and there. Only formal interviews which would happen sporadically and where questions like these would not have been asked in a million years. It slowly started to change somewhere in the early 2000s, with Prof. Mr. Pieter van Vollenhoven appearing in news programs every now and than due to his work for the National Safety Board.
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Prince Constantijn present the prizes for the Dutch Violin Competition 1 February in Utrecht

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In my experience in general small countries tend to be more outward focussed than bigger ones - perhaps more by necessity than by choice. And the dominance of the English language makes the barrage of articles easy to use for our national press. They have an intern translate the article and they have new content for their website, running along with the media hype for clicks. It is hard to escape the Sussex-drama even if you wanted to. It pops up on top of all international and national news and entertainment websites.

But this kind of informality is new for the Dutch RF. Two decades ago they did not appear in news programs as guests. There were no small interviews here and there. Only formal interviews which would happen sporadically and where questions like these would not have been asked in a million years. It slowly started to change somewhere in the early 2000s, with Prof. Mr. Pieter van Vollenhoven appearing in news programs every now and than due to his work for the National Safety Board.
I am not happy with this. Prince Constantijn, Princess Laurentien, the Duke of Parma, Prince Jaime, Prince Maurits, Prof. Pieter van Vollenhoven popping up here and there from the talkshow DWDD to the talkshow Op1 to the talkshow Jinek. And it has become normal that they answer questions while walking to the car, see Blauw Bloed or even Boulevard.

This was unthinkable, a decade ago. Now I hear: Prince Maurits in that talkshow tonight and I think *yawn*, let me watch the Australian Open. It is quite inflatory and the (necessary) distance to the Royal House as well the difference between royals and celebbies is fading.

Okay: the Duke of Parma and Prince Maurits are no members of the Royal House. But the King's brother commenting on current affairs is pretty tricky.
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Princess Laurentien has given an interview on her work against child poverty. She gave this interview in honour of a nationwide campaign against child poverty which kicks off on Monday.

https://royalcentral.co.uk/europe/ne...c-wand-137280/
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Princess Laurentien participated in the NS Railways Valentine's Day event in Utrecht today, February 14.

The event was organized to draw attention to the urgency and importance of real, positive contact in our digital society. Several rganizations and famous Dutch people joined forces around this mission.



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