The Royal Forums Coat of Arms


Join The Royal Forums Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
  #81  
Old 11-25-2021, 05:00 PM
Blog Real's Avatar
Majesty
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Lisboa, Portugal
Posts: 7,745
Princess Catharina-Amalia spoke in her autobiographical book "Amalia" about her thoughts on marriage and what she wants for her life in that regard.
The following excerpt is translated from hola.com.

Quote:
In the show, no one doubts that he wants to get married and have couples and he has thought of the permission required to enter into marriage: “If you are the man who supports me, who loves me, with who I want to spend my life, and the Parliament in the right place, good, then I would see that I can do it”.

He likes that los chicos tengan buenos modales; he thinks that the Germans, in general, are more than the Dutch, and he says that “a relationship does not exist because it is secret, but it must be private”. It is very romantic, but it keeps the press as crippled as possible, because “a love life is quite complicated”.

In his account he currently has a novio, but he reveals that, when a boy wanted to go out with her, in the secondary school, he liked the idea of liking him so much to someone who said he was. But this relationship only lasted three months and ended abruptly.

You know what kind of dress you want to wear on your wedding day, when you show the author of your biography the carriages kept in the royal stables, sign a fair account: the 'Crème Calèche': “I want this when I get married”.

Last month of October, the prime minister in office, Mark Rutte, ensured that Amalia could reign even if she married a woman and a princess, despite the fact that “I don't believe it was a big problem for my family”. Speaking more on the subject, she Amalia said that if the marriages of the same sex would lead to the royal houses, then we would tend “to more women who can wear a tiara”.
https://www.hola.com/realeza/casa_ho...afia-18-anyos/
__________________

__________________
My blogs about monarchies
Reply With Quote
  #82  
Old 11-25-2021, 05:49 PM
Duc_et_Pair's Avatar
Imperial Majesty
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: City, Netherlands
Posts: 11,742
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mbruno View Post
Yes, but, on the other hand, the image of a little girl playing with a priceless ruby and diamond tiara, which should be better secured anyway, or whose hobby is to "know all tiaras in Europe" may sound shallow and out of touch to some people, especially in current times.

To use an old American expression, she is having a "Richie Rich moment" or, to use a royal reference, sounds a bit Marie Antoinette. Not so good when her family is already criticized for spending too much, or being too flamboyant.
I have not heard or seen one such reaction in Dutch (social) media. I think the difference is she is not a nouveau riche displaying her "crib" on social media. This was just a click of a young royal lady in her mother's dressing room and not at all meant for (social) media.

Almost a decade later Amalia shared this youth picture in her biography and it did match with the "discussion" she had with author Claudia de Breij about decorum, courteoisie and jewels.
__________________

Reply With Quote
  #83  
Old 11-25-2021, 07:14 PM
Alisa's Avatar
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: , United States
Posts: 3,130
She is only 18. She has not had a serious relationship yet. It will be interesting to compare her views 10 years from now.
__________________
Those who plot the destruction of others often perish in the attempt. ---Phaedrus
Reply With Quote
  #84  
Old 11-25-2021, 07:30 PM
Courtier
 
Join Date: Nov 2020
Location: N/A, Bulgaria
Posts: 525
What little girl hasn't played with her mother's jewels? I see nothing extraordinary here. I sure did play... and since my mother wasn't Queen, I wasn't criticized.

My mom didn't escape it when people learned that my favourite teddy bear had two first names. In Orthodox Christianity, we only have one. But Teddy has two because I liked both and my mom said it was OK. Much later, I realized people thought it was her doing and she was showing off by being "fancy" in a Western fashion since she was one of the few to actually speak English here. Communism didn't exactly promote it.

Can you imagine this? Over a teddy bear! People will always find something to criticize when they want to. Personally, I like that for all their "level-headedness" and "we're practical, we're like you!" the Dutch royals don't shy away from showing off their jewels. We all know they have them. We all know royals aren't just "just like us". And it looks more sincere to show it sometimes. If we aren't going to wear such gems, we can at least watch and what better glimpse than a little girl playing with her mom's jewels? Like us but not quite.
Reply With Quote
  #85  
Old 11-25-2021, 10:55 PM
Nobility
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: City, United States
Posts: 479
Reading the excerpts, I got the impression of a very bright, grounded young woman with a sense of duty and a sense of humor. She also seems to understand that, despite the public attention, she's not a celebrity. Good for her!
Reply With Quote
  #86  
Old 11-27-2021, 07:08 AM
lucien's Avatar
Majesty
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Posts: 7,215
Quote:
Originally Posted by kalnel View Post
Reading the excerpts, I got the impression of a very bright, grounded young woman with a sense of duty and a sense of humor. She also seems to understand that, despite the public attention, she's not a celebrity. Good for her!
Indeed,and halleluja for that!!A down to earth young woman who knows what her future holds.A sense of duty,decorum if need be,humour and a love for tiara´s for those here that revel in serious baubles...A promising Queen to be...and a loveble person.
Reply With Quote
  #87  
Old 12-06-2021, 05:58 AM
Duc_et_Pair's Avatar
Imperial Majesty
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: City, Netherlands
Posts: 11,742
A funny coincidence:

Wednesday the Princess of Orange will be given entrance into the Raad van State: the highest advisory council for the Government (any Bill needs to be reviewed by the Raad van State) and the highest Court of Administration as well. This so-called High College of State is formally led by the King (president of the Council) but in daily practice by Mr Thom de Graaf, the vice-president.

As a party leader of D66 (progressive liberals) between 1999 and 2003 he pursued a purely ceremonial kingship "to protect the monarchy". That means: the Queen is no longer an integral member of the Government, the Queen is no longer president of the Raad van State, the Queen no longer has a role in the formation of a new Cabinet, the Queen no longer assents and promulgates Acts and Decrees, etc.

Only the role of the Queen (now King) during the formation of a new Cabinet indeed has been ended. That was the only role which was by historic tradition and not a royal prerogative vested in Law. The other royal prerogatives require a re-write of the Constitution and that is a difficult procedure.

In the meantime the formation of a new Cabinet goes incredibly slow. The four parties which worked together in the Cabinet Rutte III actually have enlarged their majority but the composition of the parties has changed (the one party has scored an all-time low, the other party has won a lot, that sort) and this still has not settled.

The formation of a new Cabinet Rutte IV is in hands of the Second Chamber (the Lower House) but as they disagree in everything, there is no "arbiter" whom owns the process. More and more is felt that an independent figure above the parties is missing. Some fractions long back to a role for the King.

This Spring a large majority of the Second Chamber passed a Motion in which was called for "an independent person, on a distance of daily politics, overseeing the formation and with a special attention to the King". By accident the fraction of D66 supported the Motion. The spokesman for D66 hurried to the interpellation microphone: "Madam Speaker, our mistake: our fraction does not support this Motion!"

So that the vice-president, Mr Thom de Graaf, has now to welcome the Princess of Orange into the Raad van State, most likely will make the current president (WA) and the future president (CA) smile...

Picture: the President and the Vice-President of the Raad van State
Reply With Quote
  #88  
Old 12-06-2021, 01:13 PM
Marengo's Avatar
Administrator
Royal Blogger, TRF Author
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Brussels, Belgium
Posts: 23,532
A set of new photos on the occassion of the princess' 18t birthday. No tiara photo sadly.

https://t.co/gtrUcRgnW5
__________________
TRF Rules and FAQ
Reply With Quote
  #89  
Old 12-06-2021, 02:00 PM
Tilia C.'s Avatar
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: O, Germany
Posts: 5,854
I didn't really expect a tiara portrait for her 18th birthday, but it still would have been a nice surprise. Anyways, these portraits are very nice and show a confident and lovely young lady.

Do you think that Princess Amalia will now start attending the annual diplomatic receptions? Or will that have to wait till she finishes her studies? I fear that it will be the latter.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #90  
Old 12-06-2021, 02:02 PM
Muhler's Avatar
Imperial Majesty
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Eastern Jutland, Denmark
Posts: 14,978
ADDED. There appeared to be something wrong with the links to the individual pics, but this link works.

This photo is hands down the best of her - and the best of her for a long time:
https://app.box.com/s/n0dvfsco3pcmdwtp0aynr6iuh0pz1v4q

Only goes to show what a good photographer can do.

And that's what I call HQ quality! I can literally count the hairs on her nose!
Reply With Quote
  #91  
Old 12-06-2021, 02:46 PM
Heir Presumptive
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: London, United Kingdom
Posts: 2,615
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tilia C. View Post
I didn't really expect a tiara portrait for her 18th birthday, but it still would have been a nice surprise. Anyways, these portraits are very nice and show a confident and lovely young lady.

Do you think that Princess Amalia will now start attending the annual diplomatic receptions? Or will that have to wait till she finishes her studies? I fear that it will be the latter.
I thought there might have been a tiara one so I feel a bit disappointed.
Reply With Quote
  #92  
Old 12-06-2021, 04:49 PM
SLV's Avatar
SLV SLV is offline
Royal Highness
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Posts: 1,725
Wonderful pictures .
Reply With Quote
  #93  
Old 12-07-2021, 01:32 AM
Alisa's Avatar
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: , United States
Posts: 3,130
I'm not a fan of the photos.

Amalia looks beautiful and elegant in everything. The problem is not the subject but the photographer.
Why are the photos dark and only in one location? Amalia is the future- the photos should be bright and illicit hope and optimism.
The dark and somber photos do just the opposite.
__________________
Those who plot the destruction of others often perish in the attempt. ---Phaedrus
Reply With Quote
  #94  
Old 12-07-2021, 03:26 AM
SLV's Avatar
SLV SLV is offline
Royal Highness
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Posts: 1,725
The pictures, and the Princess, are beautiful. But I find it sad that they are so dark and somber.
Reply With Quote
  #95  
Old 12-07-2021, 04:11 AM
lucien's Avatar
Majesty
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Posts: 7,215
I hear chuchbells ringing on occasion of her birthday!
There had been a request to ring all churchbells from 09.00AM til 09.10AM.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Marengo View Post
A set of new photos on the occassion of the princess' 18t birthday. No tiara photo sadly.

https://t.co/gtrUcRgnW5
Love her pics!!
Reply With Quote
  #96  
Old 12-07-2021, 04:17 AM
Duc_et_Pair's Avatar
Imperial Majesty
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: City, Netherlands
Posts: 11,742
Quote:
Originally Posted by Alisa View Post
I'm not a fan of the photos.

Amalia looks beautiful and elegant in everything. The problem is not the subject but the photographer.
Why are the photos dark and only in one location? Amalia is the future- the photos should be bright and illicit hope and optimism.
The dark and somber photos do just the opposite.

The pictures were taken in Huis ten Bosch, to be precize in the Oranjesael, which was built by Amalia of Nassau, Princess of Orange born Reichsgräfin von Solms-Braunfels (1602-1675).

As monarchy is all about symbolism, I am sure this choice was deliberately made, to connect today's Amalia with that other Amalia 4 centuries earlier.

Not only is the venue beautiful, it is a dark 17th C space and probably the photographer wanted to capture the typical 17th C clair obscur of a December day?


Oranjesael - North wall : https://www.koninklijkeverzamelingen.../noordwand.jpg
Reply With Quote
  #97  
Old 12-07-2021, 06:22 AM
Royal Highness
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: -, Netherlands
Posts: 1,710
I like the photos. I see both Princess Beatrix and Queen Wilhelmina in her.


It does not surprise me that there is no tiara picture. She won't be doing anything official soon (save for her entry into the Raad van State tomorrow) and there was not one of Princess Elisabeth either and they are in the same position. And both will not use their dotation for quite some time.
Reply With Quote
  #98  
Old 12-07-2021, 06:28 AM
LadyFinn's Avatar
Imperial Majesty
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Southwest, Finland
Posts: 32,276
The Embassy of Sweden in NL congratulates
https://twitter.com/ZwedeninNL/statu...51559351676931
Reply With Quote
  #99  
Old 12-07-2021, 06:36 AM
Courtier
 
Join Date: Nov 2020
Location: N/A, Bulgaria
Posts: 525
The photos are beautiful and she's so lovely.

I do hope for another set, brighter, soon. I can't imagine anything bright in this location, so perhaps another?
Reply With Quote
  #100  
Old 12-07-2021, 08:42 AM
iceflower's Avatar
Administrator
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: , Germany
Posts: 61,447
The birthday girl and her mother were photograped arriving at Huis ten Bosch today:


** gtresnews gallery **


** gettyimages: NLD: Princess Amalia Of The Netherlands Celebrates her 18th Birthday At Huis Ten Bosc Palace **
__________________

__________________
**** Welcome aboard! ****
Reply With Quote
Reply


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
Baptism of Princess Catharina-Amalia: June 12, 2004 xxPatrickxx King Willem-Alexander, Queen Máxima and family 157 07-29-2021 09:30 AM
Princesses Catharina-Amalia, Alexia and Ariane, News 1 (September 2005 - June 2007) Josefine Current Events Archive 229 06-09-2007 10:43 AM
Princess Catharina-Amalia, News and Pictures 3 (Dec 2005 - July 2006) Victoria1999 Current Events Archive 186 07-01-2006 01:10 PM
Princess Catharina-Amalia, News and Pictures 2 (January - December 2005) Gabriella Current Events Archive 201 12-07-2005 06:14 PM
Princess Catharina-Amalia, News and Pictures 1 (December 2003 - January 2005) karolinabraganza Current Events Archive 334 01-08-2005 12:57 PM




Popular Tags
#uae #abudhabirullingfamily america american archie mountbatten-windsor asia asian birth braganza britain britannia british british royal family camilla camilla's family camilla parker-bowles camilla parker bowles castile charles china chinese ming dynasty asia asian emperor royalty qing coronation crown jewels de la cerda dresses dubai expo duchess of sussex duke of cambridge duke of sussex edward vii fashion and style gemstones genetics guzman harry and meghan hello! henry viii highgrove ingrid-alexandra ivrea japan japanese imperial family king edward iii king edward vii king henry iii king juan carlos liechtenstein lili mountbatten-windsor list of rulers maria ii monarchist movements monarchists mongolia nara period noble families norway crown princely couple pedro ii politics portugal prince harry prince of wales prince of wales in jordan queen victoria royal ancestry solomon j solomon state visit st edward tokugawa unfinished portrait united states of america wales welsh


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:03 AM.

Social Knowledge Networks

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2022
Jelsoft Enterprises
×