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Old 09-13-2021, 09:20 PM
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Yes, Prince Rainier's former office.

Albert actually uses his mother Princess Grace's former office much more.

Holy mackerel! That brown leather furniture makes it quite the mancave. I'm guessing that there is a giant TV to the right of the photographer.

https://www.hellomagazine.com/homes/...e-grace-kelly/
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Old 01-09-2022, 04:18 PM
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A closer look at the Red Salon at QMII's residence at Amalienborg.

It was renovated in January 1968 as the first room in the mansion, and it has been very much used privately by QMII and PH since. It has also changed a lot over the years in regards to furnishing, but the room has always been red.
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Old 01-09-2022, 04:26 PM
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Very handy to wear a turquoise outfit in that room. :)

Hey! The dachshund has a name! (Tilia)

And are my eyes playing tricks on me or does HM appear to have runs in her stockings in the first picture? (I guess she can, if she wants.)
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Old 01-09-2022, 04:35 PM
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Looks like two tears indeed.

I think it's the light though - or it could have been caused by paws?
I did feel slightly odd studying the knees of an 81 year old lady in detail.

I do drool quite a bit over the commode behind QMII, what a beautiful piece of furniture!
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Old 01-09-2022, 05:12 PM
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Well, considering all these interviews have gone to great pains to state how she has spent her life taking tumbles and being a bit untidy, it feels authentic.

And 'she is the Queen, she can do what she wants', and that too has surely been at least half a theme in her reign.
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Old 01-09-2022, 09:44 PM
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Very handy to wear a turquoise outfit in that room. :)

Hey! The dachshund has a name! (Tilia)

And are my eyes playing tricks on me or does HM appear to have runs in her stockings in the first picture? (I guess she can, if she wants.)

Rather than a run in her stockings, I am more inclined to think they are scars from her knee surgeries. Hasn't HM had both knees operated on?
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Old 01-10-2022, 01:41 AM
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Tarlita, you could very well be correct about Queen Margrethe's lines being surgical scars vs runs in her stockings. When reviewing her surgical knee history as early as 1992 and having had several over the years including bilateral replacements, these very well could be scars. (So seldom we see close-ups)

The Red Salon is elegant, personally fond of the 2 blue chairs. Lovely photos of the Queen.
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Old 01-11-2022, 04:40 PM
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Were the 80th Birthday photos also taken at the Red Salon?

https://www.hellomagazine.com/imagen...hristian-z.jpg
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Old 01-15-2022, 01:47 PM
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It sure looks like.

Frederik office at Amalienborg: https://bt.bmcdn.dk/media/cache/reso...oc-session.jpg

A slightly untidy desk, so he is using this office. And with a phone he is actually using, judging from how the cord is placed.
Neutral, calming colors that won't be disturbing. (Say bright orange colors makes your bloodpressure go up.)
The most personal bits are the paintings in very different styles on the wall. He is very interested in art, we know.
Interesting that the keybord is not alpha-numerical. So figures is not something his juggles a lot when typing.
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Old 01-15-2022, 02:26 PM
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It sure looks like.

Frederik office at Amalienborg: https://bt.bmcdn.dk/media/cache/reso...oc-session.jpg

A slightly untidy desk, so he is using this office. And with a phone he is actually using, judging from how the cord is placed.
Neutral, calming colors that won't be disturbing. (Say bright orange colors makes your bloodpressure go up.)
The most personal bits are the paintings in very different styles on the wall. He is very interested in art, we know.
Interesting that the keybord is not alpha-numerical. So figures is not something his juggles a lot when typing.
Can see the typical computer cables tangled up...lol. He doesn't use a desktop computer. You can see a laptop in a docking station behind the monitor...then he uses the wireless keyboard and mouse. Also dee what look like doodles on the desk pad. That's a very used desk for daily work.
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Old 02-09-2022, 01:32 PM
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A photo from King WA's office at Huis ten Bosch.
https://billedbladet-prod.imgix.net/...=imgixjs-3.4.0

Nice.
Nice, simplistic chair.
Nice table.
And of course nice photo.

I wouldn't have placed the lamp in that corner though. It "shadows" the photo.
I would have placed that lamp in another dark corner and instead have placed two spots on the photo.
And placed something else in the corner. Something big enough to "shield" the socket.
That would have made a better "balance" in the corner.
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Old 02-09-2022, 03:33 PM
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Regards to King Willem Alexander's office, I am not a fan of glass tables and I am not a fan of the lamp. It's too ugly for me.

Frederik's desk looks well used, his doodles are interesting, but I don't like the curtains. Ugly pattern, but thats just my taste.
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Is that a ‘gang sign’ from WA?
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Is that a ‘gang sign’ from WA?
I believe that the King was simply captured on film as he was shifting hand positions or about ready to use his hands during a conversation.
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I believe that the King was simply captured on film as he was shifting hand positions or about ready to use his hands during a conversation.
Oh, that’s what I assumed, but it does look funny!
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Old 02-09-2022, 05:10 PM
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It is in a part of the palace which was heavily damaged during WWII (the palace park was used as a lauch site for V2 missiles to the UK.

The whole palace park was destroyed, the Nazis wanted to destroy the palace as well but in the end "only" the park and side-buildings were ravaged: picture.

Because the historic interior in a few salons has been lost, in this part it was free choice. The King's private office is a mix of classic (velvet wallhangings and 19th C paintings) with modern furniture: picture

The glass table is not new, it already stood in the same room, in use by Queen Beatrix: picture.

By the way: as destroyed the park was in WWII, in 80 years time nature is fully back around the palace: picture.
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Old 02-10-2022, 03:21 AM
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We got a -small- glimpse of the private area of Huis ten Bosch these last months.

While in Eikenhorst they still used 'safe' colours it seems that for Huis ten Bosch they were more bold & used purple: https://www.deoranjes.nl/2021/12/fot...er-steekt.html

Judging from the sofa in the background it seems that the/ a living room is now situated in the glass extention of the Wassenaar wing.

Apparently much of the decoration, including Máxima's office, was done by Mariska Dietz. Dietz is a good friend of the queen ("her best friend" according to some magazines). She is an interior designer and the wife of the nouveau riche business man Theo Dietz. The latter is a friend of the king since the 90ties when he went scuba diving on Bonaire.
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Old 02-10-2022, 03:23 AM
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Regards to King Willem Alexander's office, I am not a fan of glass tables and I am not a fan of the lamp. It's too ugly for me.

Yes I agree though I do love that fire place but I doubt its used.
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Yes I agree though I do love that fire place but I doubt its used.

I very much like the combination of antique items with modern furniture:


The King's private study 1


Queen Beatrix in the same corner (see the fireplace and the mirror)


The King's private study 2


The round glass table was were King Willem-Alexander's bureau is now


Maybe because I am a white cisgender straight male and ticking all the wrong privileged boxes, but King Willem-Alexander's style appeals so much more more to me than Queen Beatrix' granny style. Note that neither the King's nor the former Queen's interiors were historic. This corner of the palace was so ravaged in WWII that the historic interiors have gone.
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Old 02-10-2022, 06:24 AM
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I very much like the combination of antique items with modern furniture:


The King's private study 1


Queen Beatrix in the same corner (see the fireplace and the mirror)


The King's private study 2


The round glass table was were King Willem-Alexander's bureau is now


Maybe because I am a white cisgender straight male and ticking all the wrong privileged boxes, but King Willem-Alexander's style appeals so much more more to me than Queen Beatrix' granny style. Note that neither the King's nor the former Queen's interiors were historic. This corner of the palace was so ravaged in WWII that the historic interiors have gone.
The lamp-thing in the ceiling needs to die.

It's a serious beautiful grandad clock! - I don't know what you Dutch call such a clock, we call it a Bornholmerur. But it should not be placed in a dark corner against a dark wall. It should have a more prominent place at the middle of a wall and with a lighter hue behind it. Here it's a dark clock, against a dark background in a dark, poorly lit corner.
Remove the lamp in the corner and have two frame-spots on the photo of the family.
There is a lot of center-light in that room, vis-a-vis the horror hanging from the ceiling, but that means the corners are left in darkness, and that's a pity. Its off-balancing the room light-wise.
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