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Old 02-19-2020, 05:45 PM
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An interesting debate. It would be nice if both the historic and stately and the multicultural and working-class sections of the city could be broadcast to the nation.



The Princess of Orange seems to be proficient in the royal art of tactful answers, as is fitting for a future queen.
Queen Beatrix once celebrated Queen's Day in the Africaner Dictrict in Rotterdam (named to South African themes like Transvaal Street, Pretoria Lane, Paul Kruger Street, etc.). That district was - back then- a deprived "problem district". The Queen got a massive reception by the way.

Picture: https://indebuurt.nl/rotterdam/wp-co...7-1024x657.jpg

After the visit to the Africaner District the Queen went to the city centre of Rotterdam to oversee another massive crowd:
https://www.rijksmuseum.nl/nl/collectie/NG-1992-19-37
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Old 02-19-2020, 06:16 PM
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An interesting debate. It would be nice if both the historic and stately and the multicultural and working-class sections of the city could be broadcast to the nation.



The Princess of Orange seems to be proficient in the royal art of tactful answers, as is fitting for a future queen.
In a way the King will see a transformation of once shockingly deprived areas in Maastricht city centre which now have become "too succesfully renovated" (belonging to the most posh streets of the Netherlands). Maastricht was a fortificated city and the cheapest houses were within the historic walls while the upper class had their villas build in lush green 19th C city extensions outside the walls.

In the 1960's and 1970's the Council enforced whole inner city districts to be re-housed in new modern suburbs and the once ruinous monumental houses now are the most expensive in the historic city...
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Old 03-16-2020, 11:41 AM
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"The municipality of Maastricht has decided to cancel the celebration of King's Day 2020. Due to the announced measures by the cabinet to prevent the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19, there is insufficient time and capacity to properly prepare the event. The King's Day concert scheduled for April 6 will also be canceled."


https://www.koninklijkhuis.nl/actuee...enten-afgelast
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Old 03-16-2020, 12:04 PM
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A pity but not very surprising of course. I do not think we will get a celebration later in the year so we will have to wait for 2021.
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Old 03-17-2020, 04:45 PM
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A pity but not very surprising of course. I do not think we will get a celebration later in the year so we will have to wait for 2021.
I´m afrad the same will apply for the Remembrance Day ceremonies on May 4th and Liberation Day on May 5th.

Plus ofcourse it will be 75 years this May that we were liberated and many festivities and ceremonies are planned.

In any which way,I think we will see a different form of remembrance and celebrating alltogether.Very sad for the the thousands who try to arrange everything,but perfectly understandeble ofcourse.
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Old 03-17-2020, 07:55 PM
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Especially since very few WWII veterans who are still here should stay home (or whenever they live) due to their age.
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Old 03-18-2020, 03:02 AM
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The 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe day is being marked with a public bank holiday in the UK on Friday 8th May which is highly unusual. All these festivities will be scaled down and cancelled. It’s like War Time indeed.
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Old 03-23-2020, 04:59 PM
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Dutch government has today prohibited all gatherings due to the Covid virus until june 1th, which means all celebrations with regards to King's day (27-04) and liberation day (05-05) will be cancelled
https://www.nu.nl/coronavirus/603868...n-kabinet.html

google translated: can't paste the link but you can copy above url to translate
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Old 04-24-2020, 06:28 AM
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Dutch royals were to celebrate King’s Day on Monday in Maastricht, but will celebrate like many others in their home on digital platform ‘King’s Day at Home’. King Willem-Alexander will speech at 10am, national toast at 4pm. During the day they share content of the family.


https://www.koninklijkhuis.nl/actuee...oningsdag-2020
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Old 04-24-2020, 09:58 AM
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Dutch royals were to celebrate King’s Day on Monday in Maastricht, but will celebrate like many others in their home on digital platform ‘King’s Day at Home’. King Willem-Alexander will speech at 10am, national toast at 4pm. During the day they share content of the family.


https://www.koninklijkhuis.nl/actuee...oningsdag-2020
King's day (Koningsdag) will be Home's day (Woningsdag) - so, a nice play with words.

I am very curious to see what they will do and share during the day.
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Old 04-27-2020, 03:32 AM
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Happy King's Day from the Royal Family from home!

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EWmFSVdX...name=4096x4096
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EWl9YxzX...name=4096x4096
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EWl9YxzX...name=4096x4096
https://twitter.com/koninklijkhuis/s...965377/photo/2
https://www.belgaimage.be/#/gallery/6920139

Video
https://www.facebook.com/shownieuws/...230803077/?t=0

Employees of the Maastricht UMC + are addressed by King Willem-Alexander via a video connection during King's Day.


https://www.anpfoto.nl/royalimages/s...ventid=6006961


Queen Máxima and the Princesses Amalia, Alexia and Ariane open a digital dress market.


https://twitter.com/koninklijkhuis/s...293952/photo/1



Speech by King Willem-Alexander: 'Hold on: at a distance, but together.'



Wishes to King from his family for the end of this day!


https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EWnfPuoV...name=4096x4096

https://twitter.com/i/status/1254774214814388224
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The girls look lovely and the King went for a rather modern look, without a tie. Nice to see some photos of them.
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Old 04-27-2020, 06:51 AM
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We've got pictures on the BBC website here in the UK of the King's Day celebrations outside people's homes. Happy King's Day!
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Old 04-27-2020, 08:07 AM
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Here are a few more photos to mark Kings Day from the Huis ten Bosch Palace in The Hague.

https://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?...020%20Princess

https://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?...-04-2020%20The

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Princesses Amalia, Alexia and Ariane are very beautiful, they're becoming ladies already!
This family is lovely!

Some photos also on the official Twitter of the Dutch Royal House:
https://twitter.com/koninklijkhuis
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Very nice video with the couple and their two eldest daughters talking by a videocall to others in the country.
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Old 04-27-2020, 09:35 AM
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Happy King's Day from the Royal Family from home!

Queen Máxima and the Princesses Amalia, Alexia and Ariane open a digital dress market.


https://twitter.com/koninklijkhuis/s...293952/photo/1
For those less familiar with the Dutch celebration of King's Day. It's not a digital 'dress market' but a digital 'blanket' market. The Dutch tradition is that the Dutch (especially children but also some adults) sell their own second-hand stuff at king's day and lay them all out either in front of their house or in a dedicated area on a '(picknick-type) blanket'. So, it's a variation on a flea market.

So, the queen and princesses opened the digital version of the traditional blanket/flea market

Some video calls with the king, queen, the princess of Orange and princess Alexia.

Queen Máxima is quite 'present' even when her daughters are supposed to talk. Amalia is doing it all by herself (as long as Máxima doesn't interrupt) while Alexia is asked about her parents and admits that even though they are busy they still get to spend quite a lot of time with them; and concludes that they are really good parents.

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Good to see the others that would normally participate in King's day (plus princess Beatrix and princess Mabel; would have been nice if princess Margriet and Pieter van Vollenhoven had joined as well).

And water for the young(er) princesses it seems, no champagne...

Picture of this moment.
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All the family wishing the King happy birthday

https://twitter.com/rickeversroyal/s...814388224?s=21
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Old 04-27-2020, 10:48 AM
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It is a pity that King's Day has been annuled in beautiful Maastricht but okay, next year. Hopefully. There is doubt if 100.000 visitors in Maastricht will be a good idea. Even the famous musician André Rieu from Maastricht has doubts if he will see this again in his city:

https://www.andrerieu.com/site/asset....1280x1280.jpg

Looks like an ideal Petri plate for viruses...
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Does anyone know where I could find translation of the King's speech and the video? Thank you !
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