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Old 04-20-2019, 12:31 PM
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Wouldn't ending the automatism of orders worsen the problem? To grant an order on merit would surely be perceived as an endorsement of the bearer, even more than an order automatically gained.
That is true. Maybe the policy will become: no any exchange of Orders at all. With a probable exception for the King, as head of the Royal House and the royal dynasty, handing out royal (not state) Orders to members of befriended royal families.

But this would have caused problems as well in the Brunei case: with a royal (and not a state) Order also there would be an appeal on the King to revoke the Order given to the Sultan.

So maybe we will end up with only exchanging Orders to royal families from countries having comparable societies with respect for human rights and freedoms (European and Japanese monarchies).

Even an Order to a member of the Jordanian royal family has been criticized: in 2018 Prince Zeid bin Ra'ad Zeid al-Hussein of Jordan, then the outgoing UN High Commissioner for Human Rights was given a Dutch Order on nomination of the Minister of Foreign Affairs. The Prince however was embroiled in a conflict about his apparently inadequate handling of accusations of abuse by French troops during an UN mission. The minister pushed this Order for the Prince, to the chagrin of the Second Chamber. (Orders require no parliamentary debate or approval).
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Old 07-12-2019, 07:22 AM
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Today the Volkskrant claims that in June there was a rehearsal for a funeral of a member of the royal house. There was no direct reason to do so. There was a 2-day meeting in Noordeinde palace with 100 invitees. The planning received the name CP100. The first day there was a general meeting in the ballroom of the palace. The second day the attendees split up in smaller working groups.

The article notes that Princess Margriet and Prof Pieter van Vollenhoven have stated earlier that they preferred to be burried in Apeldoorn and not in Delft.

https://www.volkskrant.nl/nieuws-ach...aart~b440ce8c/
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Old 07-12-2019, 07:34 AM
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Today the Volkskrant claims that in June there was a rehearsal for a funeral of a member of the royal house. There was no direct reason to do so. There was a 2-day meeting in Noordeinde palace with 100 invitees. The planning received the name CP100. The first day there was a general meeting in the ballroom of the palace. The second day the attendees split up in smaller working groups.

The article notes that Princess Margriet and Prof Pieter van Vollenhoven have stated earlier that they preferred to be burried in Apeldoorn and not in Delft.

https://www.volkskrant.nl/nieuws-ach...aart~b440ce8c/

I understand the long route from The Hague to Delft is kept.
My counsel would be: scrap it. Until Queen Wilhelmina in 1962, the space between The Hague and Delft was open. The royal procession advanced through fields and pastures green. Now you see a ceremonial royal procession advancing alongside suburban extensions, under viaducts, over tram rails, etc. (See picture: https://www.haagsefotos.nl/wp-conten...v-claus-01.jpg )



My suggestion would be: a lying-in-state at the Old Church in Delft (instead of at Noordeinde Palace). The royal hearse can be a car with a motorcade.


On the funeral day the royal procession then could be from the Old Church to the New Church, all the way in beautiful and pittoresque Delft.
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Old 01-22-2020, 04:03 AM
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King Wilem Alexander with his family and Princess Beatrix met with Padmanabh Singh, a member of the former ruling family of Jaipur.


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Old 01-22-2020, 06:23 PM
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It's nice to see that WA and Maxima are introducing their children to other royal families, even if no longer ruling. It seems the two families are fairly close as Maxima has her arm around one of Padmanabh Singh's children.
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Old 01-24-2020, 02:07 PM
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It's nice to see that WA and Maxima are introducing their children to other royal families, even if no longer ruling. It seems the two families are fairly close as Maxima has her arm around one of Padmanabh Singh's children.
Oh yes,both families know eachother for years,they are close friends!!
Years ago the entire family celebrated new years eve in India.Beatrix
was still queen,and it was the first family trip with Máxima,WA's girlfriend at the time.
The eldest son of the family is "Pancho".He stands behind Alexia.
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King Wilem Alexander with his family and Princess Beatrix met with Padmanabh Singh, a member of the former ruling family of Jaipur.


https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EO3qTOcX...g&name=900x900
It looks like an old pic. Amalia is taller than her mother now, and WA has beard nowadays.
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Today, new photos of King Willem-Alexander, Queen Máxima, Princess Margriet and Prof. Pieter van Vollenhoven have been posted on the Royal House website. The photos were made last month inRoyal Palace in Amsterdam


https://www.instagram.com/p/B8ODtXMn-ef/


https://www.koninklijkhuis.nl/foto-e...llem-alexander

https://www.koninklijkhuis.nl/foto-e...oningin-maxima

https://www.koninklijkhuis.nl/foto-e...inses-margriet

https://www.koninklijkhuis.nl/foto-e...an-vollenhoven
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Lovely pictures and very happy to see princess Margriet and Mr. van Vollenhove included.
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Old 02-06-2020, 02:56 PM
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Princess Beatrix reportedly refused to pose for new downloadable portraits on the website: she thought the current portraits on the website (made in 2018) were perfectly fine.

Prince Constantijn and Princess Laurentien will have new portraits soon.

Princess Margriet and Professor Van Vollenhoven were asked because their portraits on the website were a bit older.

The King and Queen Máxima probably were asked because there was no portrait on the webside with a bearded King.
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Oh my, every single one is just plain ugly when the subjects are not.

Perhaps Princess Beatrix had some inside knowledge of the artists errm style?
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The Dutch Royal House Annual Review for 2019. 100 activities of King and Queen and other members of the Royal Family.

https://www.koninklijkhuis.nl/onderw...lijk-huis-2019



And a addition regarding the renovation of The Huis ten Bosch Palace

https://www.koninklijkhuis.nl/onderw...huis-ten-bosch
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Now that King Willem Alexander will not be going to Queen Margrethe II's Birthday celebrations, will he be at the King's Breakfast?
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If it is not cancelled.
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If it is not cancelled.
When is the latest the King's Breakfast might be cancelled?
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When is the latest the King's Breakfast might be cancelled?
The measures against the Corona virus have only really just gotten in effect in the Netherlands so at the moment it's hard to predict what will happen with events in April and onwards.
Depending how the pandemic develops we might hear more in the next days or weeks.
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"The Kingdom of the Netherlands has announced its decision to add one million euro to its donation to the Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation. "I am deeply moved by this decision," said Dr. Piotr M. A. Cywiński, director of the Auschwitz Memorial & the president of the Foundation."


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Eveline van den Bent is King Willem-Alexander’s new private secretary. Eveline had already been a nurse for Catharina-Amalia, Alexia and Ariane.
https://www.vanitatis.elconfidencial...taria_2664044/
https://www.libelle.nl/mensen/eveline-van-den-bent/
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