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Old 09-11-2007, 08:03 AM
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The names of those militairy regiments sound so impresive usually. Do they ´use´ the same ones every year or do they change the regiments they use? And related to that, what uniform will WA wear this year, he usually has them take turns: the army, navy and airforce.

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Old 09-11-2007, 01:22 PM
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I can't wait. Do you think perhaps Princess Amalia and Alexia will attend? It would be nice...
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Old 09-11-2007, 01:32 PM
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I can't wait. Do you think perhaps Princess Amalia and Alexia will attend? It would be nice...
I believe that's unlikely. Can you imagine two little kids like them, in the long opening of the Parliament? mmmm
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Old 09-11-2007, 01:36 PM
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I can't wait. Do you think perhaps Princess Amalia and Alexia will attend? It would be nice...
When Princess Catharina-Amalia, Princess Alexia and Princess Ariane have reached the age on which they can assume the kingship (18 years old), then their attendance can be expected indeed. So we have to wait until Prinsjesdag 2022 to see Princess Catharina-Amalia on her first Prinsjesdag.

For special occasions there were attendances of minor royals anyway. In 1849 Queen Sophie and the Princes Willem (9 years) and Maurits (6 years) did attend Prinsjesdag. The Queen and the two princes were not 'on the floor' but seated in a loge. This was the first Prinsjesdag for King Willem III and the Queen came with the two Princes to add to the festive athmosphere.

Until Queen Emma became Regentess (1890) there never have been ladies 'on the floor'.



When The Prince of Orange helds his first Address from the Throne, it is possible that his spouse and children will follow the example of Queen Sophie and have a seat in a loge.

The minor Princesses Beatrix and Irene as well the minore Princes Willem-Alexander, Johan Friso and Constantijn did attend the Enthronement Ceremonies of 1948 respectively 1980. (An Enthronement Ceremony is, exactly like Prinsjesdag, a joint assembly of both Chambers of the States-General).
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Old 09-11-2007, 02:56 PM
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Well, I certainly hope that a Queen Maxima will sit next to her husband on a throne and not hidden away in a lodge.
I was wondering if the 3 sons of Beatrix were ever seen during Prinsjesdays before their 18th birthday. Maybe waving from the windows of the cabinet of the Queen?
Before WA' s 18th birthday were there only 4 royals on the balcony of Noordeinde? I don't recall seeing any pictures of balcony ' scenes' after Prinsjesday in the 80-ties at all btw.
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I believe that's unlikely. Can you imagine two little kids like them, in the long opening of the Parliament? mmmm
we definitely won't see them until their dad becomes king. i think it'll depend on how they are then.

i suspect they wont start coming till they are 18.
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Old 09-11-2007, 04:07 PM
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Well, I certainly hope that a Queen Maxima will sit next to her husband on a throne and not hidden away in a lodge.
I was wondering if the 3 sons of Beatrix were ever seen during Prinsjesdays before their 18th birthday. Maybe waving from the windows of the cabinet of the Queen?
Before WA' s 18th birthday were there only 4 royals on the balcony of Noordeinde? I don't recall seeing any pictures of balcony ' scenes' after Prinsjesday in the 80-ties at all btw.
Prinsjesdag 1980 and 1981 saw the balcony scene at Het Lange Voorhout (picture), a stately mansion which was in use as the Queen's official secretariate.

From 1982 on the balcony scene took place on Noordeinde Palace ('The Old Court') (picture).

From Prinsjesdag 1985 we gradually saw attendances of the sons of The Queen. Due to studies abroad and military service, not always all three three of them did attend anyway.

The largest group of royals 'on the floor' during a normal session of the States-General was in 2002 and 2003:

HM The Queen

HRH The Prince of Orange
HRH Princess Máxima

HRH Prince Friso

HRH Prince Constantijn
HRH Princess Laurentien

HRH Princess Margriet
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The largest group of royals 'on the floor' during a normal session of the States-General was in 2002 and 2003:

HM The Queen

HRH The Prince of Orange
HRH Princess Máxima

HRH Prince Friso

HRH Prince Constantijn
HRH Princess Laurentien

HRH Princess Margriet
Mr. Pieter van Vollenhoven[/quote]

Would you like to see the two Van Vollenhovens there aswell?
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Old 09-15-2007, 06:19 PM
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Boulevard magazine Prive had an interview with one of Laurentiens designers, Ronald Kolk. He usually is the man responsible for Laurentiens outfits on Prinsjesdag. He also has created the one for this year and he can only reveal that it will be very tight. He had to make some special ´trucs´ to make it possible to walk in that dress.

Sigh....
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Boulevard magazine Prive had an interview with one of Laurentiens designers, Ronald Kolk. He usually is the man responsible for Laurentiens outfits on Prinsjesdag. He also has created the one for this year and he can only reveal that it will be very tight. He had to make some special ´trucs´ to make it possible to walk in that dress.

Sigh....
Thanks for the info. Let's see what Laurentien wears this time
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Old 09-15-2007, 07:46 PM
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Would you like to see the two Van Vollenhovens there aswell?
Personally I would like to see the entire Royal House there, so the two eldest van Vollenhoven Princes and Princess Annette Rakette. Marilene can stay at home as punishment for exsesive use of clothes from Maison Pauw

But seriously, this is the most important day in the year for the monarchy, so having all members of the RH there would be logical, The tendency however here and practically everywhere else is ´downscaling´ and put the focus on a ´core´ group of royals. A shame but understandable in todays society.

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On a different note, when was the last time Queen Juliana was waving from the window of the Cabinet of the Queen to her daughters and grandsons? And I also wondered when was the last tome that the courtiers were standing behind the thrones of Juliana and Bernhard. I think it is a pity they stopped that habit, it adds some lustre (and it fills up some empty space...).
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Sunday there was the usual rehearsal, still in nice weather (today is horrid and tomorrow will be to probably). They use the glass state carriage for the rehearsal. Note that they are not using their ceremonial uniforms yet. Some pictures:

Hall of Knights

Trumpets, horses and militairy people

Nooreinde Palace

Statue of William the Taciturn

Under a gate

Glass State Carriage

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Marianne provided this interesting link on the Benelux Royals MB. it has clips of old Prinsjesdays, in the 50-ties and 40-ties.
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I'm really looking forward to this event!
It's always great to see Beatrix' colorful hats!
Last year her hat was really simple and so I hope she'll wear something eyecatching this year again!
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Can some declare to me, why Mr. Pieter van Vollenhoven has no title???
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Boulevard magazine Prive had an interview with one of Laurentiens designers, Ronald Kolk. He usually is the man responsible for Laurentiens outfits on Prinsjesdag. He also has created the one for this year and he can only reveal that it will be very tight. He had to make some special ´trucs´ to make it possible to walk in that dress.

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Sigh indeed. I recently bumped into Ronald Kolk's shop when I was in Amsterdam. I should have taken a closer look, maybe I could have found out some 'inside information' on what Laurentien will wear tomorrow. I'm preparing for the worst.
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Can some declare to me, why Mr. Pieter van Vollenhoven has no title???
Try and read the Princess Margriet and Prof.mr.Pieter van Vollenhoven threads.
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Sigh indeed. I recently bumped into Ronald Kolk's shop when I was in Amsterdam. I should have taken a closer look, maybe I could have found out some 'inside information' on what Laurentien will wear tomorrow. I'm preparing for the worst.
Well, her dress for WA's birthday party was 'tight', as the one predicted by the designer for Prinsesdag, still it was not thaaaaat bad. What I'd love to see in her is that hairdo, the glued-back do. Very refreshing, make her look even younger!
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Laurentien is Laurentien. Once she look great another time she looks terrible.

I can't waite to see the event's photos.
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Old 09-17-2007, 03:48 PM
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Fabienne Delvigne,the hatter with the blabbermouth from Brussels,already revealed the "Statuesque hat" Princess Máxima will wear tomorrow,it is made of pink/beige "strawlamé" and looks like a sculpture,yet fluffy draped on her head.Have to see it before i can comment tho......don't we all?...
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