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Old 04-30-2010, 02:11 PM
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The photos of Pieter and Margriet kissing are so sweet - I love to see that with the older generation! (But I thought Lucien had said the van Vollenhovens couldn't make it this year?)

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I didn't went out today due to weather and traffic but I was in the city during Koninginnenacht (Qeensnight). And the amount of garbage is crazy.
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Pieter and Margriet left half way the programme in Middelburg, as they went to the funeral of count carl friedrich of Lowenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg too.

Prince Bernhard and prince Pieter-Christiaan skipped part of the programme in Middelburg as there were horses involved, to which they are alergic.

In her speech in Middelburg the Queen thanked everybody for being so enthousiastic this year. She said ' you gave us back Queens Day'.

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The security was more strict than in previous years. There were a lot of bodyguards. At various locations a limited number of people was allowed to be present. There were snipers, etc. Apparently 1400 police(wo)men were involved this year and 100's of extra security staff. The extra security was a bit too enthousiastic as they started frisking people. On the news they showed that they were even frisking a woman in a wheel chair. The mayor of Wemeldinge said that this was NOT what they were supposed to do.

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Queens Day in Amsterdam ended in a total chaos on the train stations. Apparently in several trains people used the emergency break, which made the trains stop. As some people were anoyed that they had to wait, they forced the doors of the trains and started walking on the rails. As a consequence all trains from and to Amsterdam were stopped. Let's hope that they will get them driving before the 100.000's who are in the city now want to go home.

Like Merel says, in several cities the garbage men are on strike, which is indeed rather dirty.
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What on earth is Mabel wearing!!!

This question gets asked nearly every time a photo of her is published somewhere, and it was taken at an event of some kind. Her outfit, if you can call it that, appears to be a charcoal gray jumpsuit, with platform pumps. Here's a better picture of it --> http://www.ppe-agency.com/500px/Apr2...E100430125.jpg

Not quite sure why she chose to wear it, but Mabel marches to the beat of her own drummer.

Laurentien, on the other hand.....doesn't look much better. She appears to have a doily stuck to her head and then glued to her throat. http://www.ppe-agency.com/500px/Apr2...E100430104.jpg


I don't know, maybe it was a costume party and we all had no clue.
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I've never heard of a horse allergy - how unusual! But I suppose you can be allergic to any animal with fur/hair.

The horses involved look quite large to me...these here look as though they could EAT Beatrix. [DNF] Fotoarchief Denieuwsfoto
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Happy Queensday everyone.
My husband and I had a great day visiting the flea-markets, always the best part of Queensday.

Very sad to see the pictures of yesterdays memorial service. Poor Princes' Maxim and Marilene. Especially Marilene.
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This question gets asked nearly every time a photo of her is published somewhere, and it was taken at an event of some kind.


Someone get that poor woman a stylist who is not blind.
Well, she just keeps buying her clothes from Viktor & Rolf. This suit is no exception. Indeed not a very fortunate outfit, and I believe the first time that a royal lady is wearing trousers during Queens Day. The plateau heels seem to be in fashion too, I see a lot of them in shops here. Mabel was able to dance with them and even play soccer...
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Apparently prince maurits and princess marilene won't be attending queensday as they will be resent at the funeral of count Carl Friedrich of Lowenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg.
According to the press, princess Marilene is the godmother of one of his children.

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My husband and I had a great day visiting the flea-markets, always the best part of Queensday.
I am living next to a flea market, cafe etc. So the noise is horrible. It seems the party is going on in my living room (which is not the case). It doesn't seem to be too busy on th canals though, but maybe I am not on the busy part. To my surprise I can actually ride my bicycle on various parts.

Happy Queens Day to everybody here too btw.
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Well, she just keeps buying her clothes from Viktor & Rolf. This suit is no exception. Indeed not a very fortunate outfit, and I believe the first time that a royal lady is wearing trousers during Queens Day. The plateau heels seem to be in fashion too, I see a lot of them in shops here. Mabel was able to dance with them and even play soccer...

Normally an outfit like that would look good if she were going to a club or a party or some other type event but for this? I don't know. Seems a little too......not appropriate for someone in her position in life.

That's just me, though.
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According to the PZC newspaper, the bus went to a sport complex in Midelburg. Here the Queen left Zeeland by helicopter. I find that a bit odd, as the bus should be able to be back in The Hague in one hour. Of course I don't know where the family celebrates the rest of the day. It used to be at Soestdijk palace, with Queen Juliana. But maybe they all go home immidiately now.

In the morning the royal escorte added to create one of the longest traffic jams of the last years. On the A16/E19 from Breeda to Antwerp there was a traffic jam of 70 kilometers.
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Wonderful photo's Happy Queen's Day
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A press review:

Hola-article:

** La Familia Real holandesa festeja el 'Da de la Reina' bajo la lluvia y sin olvidar a las vctimas de Apeldoorn ** gallery **

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** Mix of joy and sadness as Holland's Queen Beatrix celebrates 30 years on the throne ** gallery **
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Thanks to all for the videos and pictures! I love Queen's Day, the public and the Royal Family all have fun, except for 2009, of course. I always look forward to the pictures and videos every year.
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this looked like so fun, as always in queensday! my dutch friends told me what a feast it is and how everyone is really involved and takes part in events, from adults in markets and fairs, to youth in parties, to children. i think it's great the dutch family managed to make such an event of the queen's anniversary! it's probably the only ocassion for all royals where people really get involved. it's a shame it rained so much and i'm surprised how well the royals kept up to dealing with what happened last year.

however, what on earth was maxima thinking when she got dressed? that coat is just horrible and does not combine with her dress at all. her hair looks badly-done as well. i actually like mabel's outfit, but i agree it was probably not the best event to use it, but she pulls it off.
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noticed that too, she was really very nice.

The thought crossed my mind that Maxima looks like if she is expecting but perhaps she just has gained a bit of weight or is behaving more contained.

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Too bad of the weather. Wet and chilly!
But is great to see the family out and about again.
I like Mabels outfit. It is the first time in history a royal wears a jumpsuit on queensday. The queen looks great in grey and Margriet is very elegant (nice raincoat). Don't like Maxima's coat, the model and print but her shoes are really great!
I think Mabels outfit is little bit fufu. You don't weare such a thing in public if you are a princess. I don't know what's she want to prove? She is far away from being a teenager. Much far away.
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Wonderful pictures =) Next year I want to go there, too.
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