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Old 07-03-2019, 03:48 AM
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Queen Máxima will meet the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia at least two times more. Th presidency of the G20 is a trojka, with the future, the actual and the former presiding countries in it.

Queen Máxima has now met the Crown Prince who is the future president of the G20 in 2019, who will be the actual president of the G20 in 2020 and who will become the former president of the G20 in 2021.

If people are so upset about the Crown Prince on that stage, they should boycott Saudi-Arabia in the G20, in the first place. I have not heard criticism on Merkel, Macron or Trump meeting the Crown Prince. So it is selective to pick on Queen Máxima. She has zero influency on who holds the presidency of the G20. She has to deal with the country which organizes the next G20 and that is the Crown Prince.
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Old 07-03-2019, 04:27 AM
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If the members of royalty are traditionally linked to the International Olympic Committee, it is because it is a non-political sports institution and its members swear to be independent of political influence. Generally they are elected in the International Committee, because they are linked to the national committees and therefore represent the sport of their country. They travel to the games and attend the meetings of the committee ... but they do not come individually as representatives of the Committee before governments of other nations as Maxima does. So the type of role is very different.

Probably if you are the Netherlands and you live happily in the midst of a democratic Europe surrounded by friendly neighbors ... you do not need to relate to the countries of the Arab world. But when you are Spain and you share the Mediterranean Sea and your southern border with Arab countries, the historical and geopolitical role you must play in the area is very different... and as King, Juan Carlos had an access to those monarchies that was not easy for politicians. It was not a simple matter of friendship, but a much more complex issue.
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Old 07-04-2019, 03:14 AM
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This morning, July 4, Queen Máxima held a speech at the 26th Egmont Group of Financial Intelligence Units Plenary Meeting in Den Haag:



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Old 07-04-2019, 04:10 PM
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Today's debate in the second chamber resulted in two approved motions. One calling the 'cabinet' (government without the king) to take better care when judging and reviewing ancillary positions; and a second one expressing appreciation for the queen's work, calling the cabinet to make sure that the queen will be able to continue her important work.
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Old 07-09-2019, 08:20 AM
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Queen Maxima visits Bangladesh, July 9-11

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Old 07-09-2019, 09:10 AM
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Today's debate in the second chamber resulted in two approved motions. One calling the 'cabinet' (government without the king) to take better care when judging and reviewing ancillary positions; and a second one expressing appreciation for the queen's work, calling the cabinet to make sure that the queen will be able to continue her important work.

That is what I call a gentlemanlike and very velvet-gloved approach by Parliament.
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Old 07-09-2019, 10:49 AM
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The Queen arrives in Bangladesh


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Old 07-09-2019, 11:51 AM
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Pics of her arrival
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Old 07-09-2019, 02:51 PM
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Here's a gallery of Queen Máxima's arrival in Bangladesh today:



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Old 07-10-2019, 01:43 AM
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Queen Máxima on day 2 of her visit to Bangladesh today, July 10:



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Old 07-11-2019, 05:08 AM
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Máxima has continued her engagements in Bangladesh today, July 11, including a meeting with President Abdul Hamid:


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Old 07-11-2019, 04:52 PM
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The queen was asked about her meeting with the Saudi Crown prince; she referred to the answers of the prime minister and the secretary of state (minister of foreign affairs).
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A wise thing to do as they are responsible for it.

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The queen was also asked if -like Queen Mathilde- she would bring her daughter(s) along on one of these trips. The queen responded that her dfaughters are very interested in her work and ask her lots of questions about it. She also pointed out that her daughters are younger than the daughter of Queen Mathilde. But when the time comes and if school allows it we will see what happens.

Source: royaltyonline.

At the same time royalblog pointed out that the queen is making (workdays of 12 hours in public, where she is always in the center of the attention. The journalist behind the blog voiced his admiration for the queen, qho gets visibly emotional when people tell their stories about the impact of micro credits on their lives.
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Old 07-17-2019, 03:14 AM
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Yesterday, July 16, Queen Máxima met United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres to mark 10th anniversary of UN Secretary-General's Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development (UNSGSA) at the United Nations headquarters in New York City:



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Old 07-19-2019, 01:53 PM
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Máxima seemed quite uncomfortable when asked about her meeting with the Saudi Crown prince during the photo call. She was tripping over her words more than normally it seems (although I have noticed that her Dutch deteriorated over the years, so I am not exactly sure what her current 'confident' language level is). The king was much more confident stating that he was proud of his wife's work and that all had been vetted with both the prime minister and the minister of foreign affairs.
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Old 09-22-2019, 06:34 PM
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It seems that it is not the UN but the Dutch Government which pays for Queen Máxima's UN-activities. Since 10 years the costs Queen Máxima makes for the UN are € 150.000,-- (appr. US $ 166,000.--) per year. These are not paid from the royal budget but by the Department of Foreign Affairs. The use of security, the overhead costs from the State Information Agency or the Royal Household are not in that amount and not furtherer specified.

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Tonight Dutch TV is broadcasting a documentary about Maxima’s 10 years as a UN advocate.

https://blauwbloed.eo.nl/artikel/201...pleitbezorger/

https://www.nrc.nl/nieuws/2019/10/02...2125u-a3975240

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Old 10-02-2019, 06:24 AM
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Queen Maxima attends today a forum of the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) in the Beurs van Berlage. She does this in her capacity as special advocate of the Secretary-General of the United Nations for Inclusive Financing for Development


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Old 10-03-2019, 06:42 AM
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Queen Máxima has given an interview to Spanish Hola! TV about her work and achievements as UN Advocate for Inclusive Financial Services during the last ten years. She has talked about her decision to study economics and her daughters interests concerning her special role:


** hola: EXCLUSIVA: Máxima de Holanda nos cuenta en español cómo es su labor en la ONU y cómo ven sus hijas este trabajo **

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