The Royal Forums Coat of Arms


Join The Royal Forums Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
  #181  
Old 04-28-2019, 11:32 AM
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: May 2017
Location: Midwest, United States
Posts: 3,560
I haven’t followed the Dutch Royal family closely, so I have a question. I noticed the King’s cousins participating in the events. Is this typical?
__________________

Reply With Quote
  #182  
Old 04-28-2019, 11:35 AM
QueenMaximaftw's Avatar
Commoner
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: /, United States
Posts: 27
Quote:
Originally Posted by O-H Anglophile View Post
I haven’t followed the Dutch Royal family closely, so I have a question. I noticed the King’s cousins participating in the events. Is this typical?
For Koningsdag it is. It's the only day in the year that all four sons of Princess Margriet and their wives join them during an event.
__________________

Reply With Quote
  #183  
Old 04-28-2019, 11:54 AM
Alisa's Avatar
Heir Presumptive
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: , United States
Posts: 2,348
Quote:
Originally Posted by QueenMaximaftw View Post
The little girl was overcome with emotions because she saw Queen Máxima. Queen Maxima asked her why she was crying and when she told her, Máxima gave the girl a hug and a kiss on the forehead. And the girls brother got pictures with a lot of members from the dutch royal family. So talk about a good day for that family!
Sweet story! Thanks .
__________________
Those who plot the destruction of others often perish in the attempt. ---Phaedrus
Reply With Quote
  #184  
Old 04-28-2019, 04:44 PM
HereditaryPrincess's Avatar
Heir Apparent
Royal Blogger
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: London, United Kingdom
Posts: 12,202
Quote:
Originally Posted by QueenMaximaftw View Post
The little girl was overcome with emotions because she saw Queen Máxima. Queen Maxima asked her why she was crying and when she told her, Máxima gave the girl a hug and a kiss on the forehead. And the girls brother got pictures with a lot of members from the dutch royal family. So talk about a good day for that family!
Such a lovely anecdote. A great tale to tell in the future! That'll start a conversation at parties
__________________
"For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone". Audrey Hepburn

*
"Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy". Anne Frank
Reply With Quote
  #185  
Old 04-28-2019, 06:17 PM
An Ard Ri's Avatar
Super Moderator
Royal Blogger
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: An Iarmhí, Ireland
Posts: 25,480
An interview with King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima on kingsday!

__________________

21st of February 1575,Death of Claude de France,Duchess of Lorraine.
Reply With Quote
  #186  
Old 04-28-2019, 11:41 PM
CyrilVladisla's Avatar
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Conneaut, United States
Posts: 5,535
Botenparade op de Prinsengracht

Reply With Quote
  #187  
Old 04-29-2019, 03:57 PM
Blog Real's Avatar
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Lisboa, Portugal
Posts: 3,533
Interview with Amalia:

__________________
My blogs about monarchies
Reply With Quote
  #188  
Old 04-29-2019, 04:12 PM
Muhler's Avatar
Imperial Majesty
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Eastern Jutland, Denmark
Posts: 13,034
My Dutch is - ahem - a bit dusty, so not being distracted with what Amalia said, she looked and sounded like a pretty confident young lady.
Reply With Quote
  #189  
Old 04-29-2019, 04:18 PM
Marengo's Avatar
Administrator
Royal Blogger, TRF Author
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Brussels, Belgium
Posts: 21,247
Two nice short interviews with the princess, her parents are obviously are bursting with pride & have every reason to do so. She seems to be a friendly and steady girl.

Both interviewers adressed the princess with the formal 'u' (vous) instead of the informal 'je' (tu), which seems right considering her position and must be agreed in advance as it feels unnatural to use it for a teenager.

- In the first interview she says that like last year she is happy to be participating and be a part of it. The interviewer asked about a quiz they participated in. She joked that although she studied for it she was sadly unable to beat her father. The queen then retorted that they are all very competative in games.

- In the second interview she is asked what she thinks of the day. She thinks it is a great party and she is always happy that she can participate & looks forward to it every year. The interviewer askes what she notices: she says that everybody is trying to make it a very festive day each year which makes her proud to live in this country.

Sandra Schuurhof asks her if it is not a little bit weird for her, to be greeted like a pop star with all eyes directed at you. The princess agrees and says that every now and then it is surreal to her to realise that this is her life but she is always enjoying herself.

Another person asks if it isn't exciting. She repeats that every now and then it is. Her mother seems to want to correct her here -it was perhaps not in the script- but Amalia laughs and tells her mother and says "I only say every now and then'. When asked if she doesn't mind people wanting to touch her she says that she always enjoys giving people a handshake and that people seem to enjoy it too.
The queen again jokes how competative the family is in games and that they studied for the quiz. Amalia jokes that she did not take her cheat sheets with her. Maxima seems to tease her a bit, the princess says that she didn't expect certain questions but explains that she wants to give a good impression and not be 'a show version of myself'.
__________________
TRF Rules and FAQ
Reply With Quote
  #190  
Old 09-23-2019, 01:17 PM
Duc_et_Pair's Avatar
Majesty
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: City, Netherlands
Posts: 9,934
It has pleased His Majesty to celebrate his birthday in Maastricht, the capital if the most Southern province Limburg. It is, in my humble view, one of the most photogenic cities of the Netherlands and will provide the background for a festive King's Day 2020.

Picture of the Vrijthof with the Basilica of St Servaas on the background, the grey building in front is the Hoofdwacht, the office of the Maastricht military garrison:
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikiped..._northeast.JPG

Picture of the City Hall on Market Square: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikiped...cropped%29.jpg

The Basilica of Our Lady on the very beautiful Our Lady's Square:
https://i1.trekearth.com/photos/1434...5_08-01-28.jpg

One of the city's mediaeval gates:
https://www.1limburg.nl/sites/defaul...?itok=UsYqa93a

One of the fortifications - The Five Heads:
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikiped...kertoren_2.jpg

The heads of state of the Benelux and of Germany in Maastricht, 2014 (note the protester "No Monarchy But Democracy")
https://i0.wp.com/www.cultuurblogger...14-1.jpg?ssl=1
Reply With Quote
  #191  
Old 09-23-2019, 01:58 PM
Elenath's Avatar
Courtier
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Nuth, Netherlands
Posts: 754
Quote:
Originally Posted by Duc_et_Pair View Post
It has pleased His Majesty to celebrate his birthday in Maastricht, the capital if the most Southern province Limburg. It is, in my humble view, one of the most photogenic cities of the Netherlands and will provide the background for a festive King's Day 2020.

Picture of the Vrijthof with the Basilica of St Servaas on the background, the grey building in front is the Hoofdwacht, the office of the Maastricht military garrison:
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikiped..._northeast.JPG

Picture of the City Hall on Market Square: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikiped...cropped%29.jpg

The Basilica of Our Lady on the very beautiful Our Lady's Square:
https://i1.trekearth.com/photos/1434...5_08-01-28.jpg

One of the city's mediaeval gates:
https://www.1limburg.nl/sites/defaul...?itok=UsYqa93a

One of the fortifications - The Five Heads:
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikiped...kertoren_2.jpg

The heads of state of the Benelux and of Germany in Maastricht, 2014 (note the protester "No Monarchy But Democracy")
https://i0.wp.com/www.cultuurblogger...14-1.jpg?ssl=1
I just heard today and it sucks... There goes my trip to the fleamarket. It’ll be extra busy when they come. And half the city will be cordoned off and it’ll be impossible to park anywhere.
Reply With Quote
  #192  
Old 09-23-2019, 02:10 PM
Duc_et_Pair's Avatar
Majesty
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: City, Netherlands
Posts: 9,934
Quote:
Originally Posted by Elenath View Post
I just heard today and it sucks... There goes my trip to the fleamarket. It’ll be extra busy when they come. And half the city will be cordoned off and it’ll be impossible to park anywhere.
Write a letter to the Mayor of Maastricht. Tell her the King can not celebrate his birthday, King's Day, in Maastricht because it will be too busy. Maybe she can withdraw the invitation....
Reply With Quote
  #193  
Old 09-23-2019, 02:43 PM
Elenath's Avatar
Courtier
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Nuth, Netherlands
Posts: 754
Quote:
Originally Posted by Duc_et_Pair View Post
Write a letter to the Mayor of Maastricht. Tell her the King can not celebrate his birthday, King's Day, in Maastricht because it will be too busy. Maybe she can withdraw the invitation....
I used to work with her so it might just work.
Reply With Quote
  #194  
Old 09-23-2019, 02:51 PM
Somebody's Avatar
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: Somewhere, Suriname
Posts: 3,894
Quote:
Originally Posted by Elenath View Post
I used to work with her so it might just work.
You should have told her beforehand

So, the provinces visited from 2014 to 2020 on King's Day will be:
2014: Noord-Holland - Amstelveen (& De Rijp) (planned for 2013 but cancelled because of abdication/inauguration) [2013 - abdication & inauguration; 1997 - visit]
2015: Zuid-Holland - Dordrecht [2005]
2016: Overijssel - Zwolle [2003]
2017: Noord-Brabant - Tilburg [2007]
2018: Groningen - Groningen [2004]
2019: Utrecht - Amersfoort [2012]
2020: Limburg - Maastricht [2011]

Provinces still to be visited (year is of their last Queen's day visit by Beatrix):
Zeeland (Southwest) [2010]
Gelderland (East) [2009]
Flevoland (Center) [2006]
Drenthe (Northeast) [2002]
Friesland (North) [2008]

So, in 2021 it's about time they visit Drenthe (out of queen Beatrix' queen's 31 day visits only 1 1/2 went to Drenthe! (in 1981, 1982 and 1996 the queen combined 2 provinces). The provincial capital of Assen hasn't had a queen's day visit, so would be the most likely location. Emmen (largest municipality in Drenthe) could be a good alternative - including some 'zoo'-themed activities.
Reply With Quote
  #195  
Old 09-23-2019, 04:26 PM
lucien's Avatar
Majesty
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Posts: 6,982
The thread should read 2020 now.

Maastricht?Excellent choice!!Spot on
Reply With Quote
  #196  
Old 09-23-2019, 04:52 PM
An Ard Ri's Avatar
Super Moderator
Royal Blogger
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: An Iarmhí, Ireland
Posts: 25,480
Maastricht is a beautiful and historical choice for Koningsdag 2020.
__________________

21st of February 1575,Death of Claude de France,Duchess of Lorraine.
Reply With Quote
  #197  
Old 01-08-2020, 06:12 AM
eya eya is offline
Imperial Majesty
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: -, Greece
Posts: 17,785
The Mayor of Maastricht Annemarie Penn-te Strake reveals the theme of the coming King's Day during her speech on 5 January "Leef (Live) Maastricht'

https://www.anpfoto.nl/royalimages/s...ventid=6002410
__________________
Deja vu and the 2020!!!
Reply With Quote
  #198  
Old 01-08-2020, 07:46 AM
Duc_et_Pair's Avatar
Majesty
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: City, Netherlands
Posts: 9,934
Quote:
Originally Posted by eya View Post
The Mayor of Maastricht Annemarie Penn-te Strake reveals the theme of the coming King's Day during her speech on 5 January "Leef (Live) Maastricht'

https://www.anpfoto.nl/royalimages/s...ventid=6002410
Leef ("to live/to be alive" ) Maastricht.
But in local dialect the word leef stands for lief ("to love/to be beloved").

So it has a double meaning: for the locals it is their beloved city of Maastricht and for the non-locals it is the lively city of Maastricht.
Reply With Quote
  #199  
Old 02-18-2020, 11:50 AM
eya eya is offline
Imperial Majesty
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: -, Greece
Posts: 17,785
Maastricht announces Royal route


https://www.blikopnieuws.nl/sites/de...?itok=tKYXxkqq


https://www.anpfoto.nl/royalimages/s...ventid=6004219
__________________
Deja vu and the 2020!!!
Reply With Quote
  #200  
Old 02-19-2020, 08:53 AM
Duc_et_Pair's Avatar
Majesty
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: City, Netherlands
Posts: 9,934
In general there is great approval in the city for the chosen route. Some politicians however speak about "a missed opportunity" as the King will see the usual monumental, stately Maastricht. Some politicians thought the King should be guided to a multicultural suburb with low incomes instead of the usual image of Maastricht. Other politicians say: it is not more than normal that the organization shows the King and the television viewers (the visit is a live broadcast) the pride the Maastrichters have in their beautiful and booming city.
__________________

Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
alexia, ariane, catharina-amalia, constantijn, crown princess catharina-amalia, dutch royal family, king willem-alexander, king's day, koninginnedag, koningsdag, laurentien, maxima, national day, pieter van vollenhoven, pincess of orange, prince bernhard, prince bernhard jr., prince constantijn, prince floris, prince maurits, prince pieter-christiaan, princess aimee, princess alexia, princess alexia (2005 -), princess anita, princess annette, princess ariane, princess beatrix, princess catharina-amalia, princess laurentien, princess margriet, princess marilene, princess of orange, queen maxima, van vollenhoven, willem-alexander


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
The Duke of Sussex and The Invictus Games: 2014 and 2016-2018, 2020 Dman The Duke and Duchess of Sussex and Family 1073 02-20-2020 01:47 PM




Popular Tags
althorp archie mountbatten-windsor aristocracy bangladesh belgian royal belgian royal family birthday celebration chittagong crown prince hussein's future wife crusades current events cypher danish royalty denmark diana princess of wales duchess of cambridge duchess of sussex duke & duchess of cambridge; duke of sussex dutch royal family dutch royals family search felipe vi french royalty future future wife of prince hussein germany haakon vii hamdan bin mohammed hill history israel jerusalem jumma king salman lithuania lithuanian palaces mailing meghan markle memoir mohammed vi monaco royal monarchism mountbatten netflix norway history official visit pakistan prince charles prince daniel prince harry princess margaret pronunciation qe2 queen maud rown royal children royal tour russian imperial family saudi arabia spanish history state visit state visit to denmark sweden tracts trump united kingdom valois visit from sweden working royals; full-time royals; part-time royals;


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:11 AM.

Social Knowledge Networks

eXTReMe Tracker
Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2020
Jelsoft Enterprises
×