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Old 01-13-2019, 08:27 PM
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1. The female bodyguard didn't work for the RF for 20 years.
2. Harry's former private secretary resigned due to his wife's health or something.
3. Samantha Cohen's position was always temporary. She agreed to be with Harry and Meghan for only six months. But she is still working for them.
Thank you for putting things right
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Old 01-14-2019, 08:29 AM
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At King Baudouin's Funerals Grand Duchess Maria of Russia took place among the close family and disturbed the Official Protocol Service because in any case she was a family member.
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Old 01-14-2019, 09:45 AM
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Once Queen Juliana of the Netherlands made a State Visit to Yugoslavia and the press swarmed around her like flies. The Queen was most annoyed because she could not see anything from the beautiful surroundings, only cameras, cameras and cameras.

The director of the Rijksvoorlichtingsdienst (State Information Service) then asked if maybe Her Majesty was willing to pose for the press (in the hope that the press would then leave the Queen alone)?

Queen Juliana was visibly agitated and said in a most polished pronouncation: "NEE, mijnheer Van den Berghe, ze hebben het NIET verdiend!" (NO, Mr Van den Berghe, they have NOT deserved it!).

Another moment was during a State Visit to Indonesia, for 400 years Netherlands East-Indies. Queen Juliana visited the famous Borubudur. A lifelong wish came true for her. But she was completely swarmed by press, the whole experience of visiting the magnificent complex was hindered. Finally the Queen climbed the Borubudur and sticked her arm into one of the stupas: when she touched a Buddha, she could make a wish. The Queen managed it to touch a Buddha indeed and her wish was wholeheartedly: that the press would buzz off.

These are regularly returning fragments in documentaries about Queen Juliana or when a current affairs program highlights the relationship between media and monarchy.
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Old 01-14-2019, 10:51 AM
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Once Queen Juliana of the Netherlands made a State Visit to Yugoslavia and the press swarmed around her like flies. The Queen was most annoyed because she could not see anything from the beautiful surroundings, only cameras, cameras and cameras.

The director of the Rijksvoorlichtingsdienst (State Information Service) then asked if maybe Her Majesty was willing to pose for the press (in the hope that the press would then leave the Queen alone)?

Queen Juliana was visibly agitated and said in a most polished pronouncation: "NEE, mijnheer Van den Berghe, ze hebben het NIET verdiend!" (NO, Mr Van den Berghe, they have NOT deserved it!).

Another moment was during a State Visit to Indonesia, for 400 years Netherlands East-Indies. Queen Juliana visited the famous Borubudur. A lifelong wish came true for her. But she was completely swarmed by press, the whole experience of visiting the magnificent complex was hindered. Finally the Queen climbed the Borubudur and sticked her arm into one of the stupas: when she touched a Buddha, she could make a wish. The Queen managed it to touch a Buddha indeed and her wish was wholeheartedly: that the press would buzz off.

These are regularly returning fragments in documentaries about Queen Juliana or when a current affairs program highlights the relationship between media and monarchy.
Interesting. I had the impression that Queen Juliana was more lenient and amiable than her daughter or grandson, though perhaps her annoyance at the press was only sporadic.
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Old 01-14-2019, 11:13 AM
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Once Queen Juliana of the Netherlands made a State Visit to Yugoslavia and the press swarmed around her like flies. The Queen was most annoyed because she could not see anything from the beautiful surroundings, only cameras, cameras and cameras.

The director of the Rijksvoorlichtingsdienst (State Information Service) then asked if maybe Her Majesty was willing to pose for the press (in the hope that the press would then leave the Queen alone)?

Queen Juliana was visibly agitated and said in a most polished pronouncation: "NEE, mijnheer Van den Berghe, ze hebben het NIET verdiend!" (NO, Mr Van den Berghe, they have NOT deserved it!).

Another moment was during a State Visit to Indonesia, for 400 years Netherlands East-Indies. Queen Juliana visited the famous Borubudur. A lifelong wish came true for her. But she was completely swarmed by press, the whole experience of visiting the magnificent complex was hindered. Finally the Queen climbed the Borubudur and sticked her arm into one of the stupas: when she touched a Buddha, she could make a wish. The Queen managed it to touch a Buddha indeed and her wish was wholeheartedly: that the press would buzz off.

These are regularly returning fragments in documentaries about Queen Juliana or when a current affairs program highlights the relationship between media and monarchy.
I had a good laugh reading that. Don't know much about Queen Julianna, but it seems that she's quite a character. Although, I wouldn't say this shows her as bad-tempered.
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Interesting. I had the impression that Queen Juliana was more lenient and amiable than her daughter or grandson, though perhaps her annoyance at the press was only sporadic.

She was a very strong-willed Queen. Praise to the Lord that she was not in a situation like the UK with the Daily Mail, The Mirror, The Sun, etc. Princess Juliana could not bear it that she was "powerless" against all what appeared in world-wide media, true or not true.

Once Princess Juliana was outraged when her beloved father Prince Hendrik, Duke of Mecklenburg, was labelled a slacker. This was really no revelation which caused surprise in the country, but the Princess was out of herself. She even wanted to start a lawsuit. The then Prime Minister, Mr Ruud Lubbers, and the then director of the Rijksvoorlichtingsdienst, Mr Gijs van der Voet, speeded to Soestdijk Palace and allegedly had the greatest difficulty in convincing the Princess to let her plans go. As a compromise the Rijksvoorlichtingsdienst then wrote an angry letter to the newspaper in question.

In 1987, during a television interview, the Princess was asked how she would like to be remembered later? The Princess: "That is up to anyone themselves, as long as they do not believe all the nonsense which has been written about us".
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Old 01-14-2019, 11:22 AM
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She was a very strong-willed Queen. Praise to the Lord that she was not in a situation like the UK with the Daily Mail, The Mirror, The Sun, etc. Princess Juliana could not bear it that she was "powerless" against all what appeared in world-wide media, true or not true.

Once Princess Juliana was outraged when her beloved father Prince Hendrik, Duke of Mecklenburg, was labelled a slacker. This was really no revelation which caused surprise in the country, but the Princess was out of herself. She even wanted to start a lawsuit. The then Prime Minister, Mr Ruud Lubbers, and the then director of the Rijksvoorlichtingsdienst, Mr Gijs van der Voet, speeded to Soestdijk Palace and allegedly had the greatest difficulty in convincing the Princess to let her plans go. As a compromise the Rijksvoorlichtingsdienst then wrote an angry letter to the newspaper in question.

In 1987, during a television interview, the Princess was asked how she would like to be remembered later? The Princess: "That is up to anyone themselves, as long as they do not believe all the nonsense which has been written about us".

If that is so, I am not surprised. The role of Prince Hendrik was really not defined at all, he practically had to fend for himself, and he had little support from his wife.
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If that is so, I am not surprised. The role of Prince Hendrik was really not defined at all, he practically had to fend for himself, and he had little support from his wife.
That is true. No one was surprised by that characterization. Prince Hendrik himself once described his role: "Ich bin nur das Gepäck" (I am just the luggage). But for some reason Princess Juliana, was like stung by a wasp. Possibly she felt her father has not deserved to be labelled as just that, almost 70 years after his death.
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come to think of it, since the thread is called bad tempered Princesses, I am not sure why Charles was brought into it...
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