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Old 12-24-2018, 10:29 AM
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It is okay to have a different opinion, unfortunately this does not look like a very happy picture be it holiday or not. It is not meant as a criticism, just my opinion on how sad they look and doll like. Anyhow, I get where your coming from and that is okay. Happy Holidays ......
Happy Holidays to you too!
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Old 12-24-2018, 11:27 AM
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Do we know where and how the royals spend Christmas? As much as I follow the Dutch royals I don’t know if they have any set christmas traditions? Do they stay at home?
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Old 12-24-2018, 11:35 AM
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They look regal,and nothing less then that.

I think I say it better then anyone could except the odd exception.
So childish to critize like kindergarten grey cells do.

Merry Christmas.

I totally disagree with this. A photo can look regal without looking too stiff. You make it sound as if anyone who thinks differently is out of his mind. That's rude.

The bold part sounds arrogant, there are more people -not the odd exception- who are eloquent, and with the last bold sentence you do the same as what you accuse others of.



Different opinions are not necessarily criticism. If that's how you take it, that's your view.



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Old 12-24-2018, 11:35 AM
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Do we know where and how the royals spend Christmas? As much as I follow the Dutch royals I don’t know if they have any set christmas traditions? Do they stay at home?

Mostly they spend it in Argentina.
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Old 12-24-2018, 11:42 AM
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Do we know where and how the royals spend Christmas? As much as I follow the Dutch royals I don’t know if they have any set christmas traditions? Do they stay at home?

I agree. The Dutch royals seem to be very private about how they spend their Christmas holidays when compared to other royal families. When the AAA team was young, we'd see photos of them greeting Sinterklass at the harbor, but that was about it. The monarch gives the Christmas address but otherwise the holdiay seems to be celebrated in a very private manner.
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Old 12-24-2018, 05:13 PM
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I really like this recent portrait of the Dutch Royals. I keep going back to it and comparing the faces of the girls with their parents’.
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Old 12-24-2018, 07:22 PM
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Christmas is the annual Christian festival celebrating Christ's birth and these poker faces convey nothing about Christmas. Very odd. Perhaps their public appearances like this should attempt to enter the spirit regardless of their private lives.
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Old 12-25-2018, 12:15 PM
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I was wondering about the lack of books in the library of Noordeinde Palace, but then I thought about the Royal House Archives, which is also the royal family's library, in the park of Noordeinde Palace: http://www.koninklijkeverzamelingen....oraanzicht.jpg

It is a big building with underground depôts. My guess is that the library in Noordeinde Palace is more a "reading salon" with an arrangement of books and magazines provided by the staff of the Royal House Archives.

The King held his Christmass Adress from the library at Noordeinde Palace: https://images4.persgroep.net/rcs/sE...7f&quality=0.9
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Old 12-25-2018, 12:18 PM
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The King's 2018 Christmas speech.


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Old 12-25-2018, 12:19 PM
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Christmas is the annual Christian festival celebrating Christ's birth and these poker faces convey nothing about Christmas. Very odd. Perhaps their public appearances like this should attempt to enter the spirit regardless of their private lives.
But the pictures of the Waleses, the Cambridges, the Sussexes, the Borbóns, etc. had no any Christmas theme either. In older days the cards showed something from Rembrandt, Caravaggio, Breughel, Velásquez, etc. with a Nativity scène or the Annunciation.
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Old 12-25-2018, 02:31 PM
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Red Christmas?

"marx engels lenin stalin mao poster" - just google it!


I don't like the christmas card at all!
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Old 12-25-2018, 06:16 PM
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"marx engels lenin stalin mao poster" - just google it!


I don't like the christmas card at all!
On the façade of the 17th C city hall in The Hague is a latin inscription: Ne Jupiter Quidem Omnibus Placet (Even Jupiter Can Not Please Everyone).

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King Willem Alexander and Queen Maxima reported that Thursday night with President Mauricio Macri and his wife Juliana Awada shared a dinner at Villa La Angostura.
It seems the family spent the holidays in Argentina

https://www.clarin.com/politica/maur...zQ7Ptwuxi.html

https://www.lmneuquen.com/macri-reci...ostura-n619533
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Old 01-12-2019, 06:36 AM
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King Willem Alexander and Queen Maxima reported that Thursday night with President Mauricio Macri and his wife Juliana Awada shared a dinner at Villa La Angostura.
It seems the family spent the holidays in Argentina

https://www.clarin.com/politica/maur...zQ7Ptwuxi.html

https://www.lmneuquen.com/macri-reci...ostura-n619533
According to the news, dinner was on Wednesday. Should not the girls have returned to school on Monday? If parents and school have no problems with them losing several days of school for the holidays, then the school is not the cause of Amalia not attending official activities such as the christening of the dredger that would only take a couple of hours.
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Old 01-12-2019, 07:09 AM
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According to the news, dinner was on Wednesday. Should not the girls have returned to school on Monday? If parents and school have no problems with them losing several days of school for the holidays, then the school is not the cause of Amalia not attending official activities such as the christening of the dredger that would only take a couple of hours.
The dinner was with the royal couple only, I believe. The princesses Amalia, Alexia and Ariane most likely were at school. That is the advantage of having free travel at your disposal...
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Old 01-12-2019, 07:21 AM
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King Willem Alexander and Queen Maxima reported that Thursday night with President Mauricio Macri and his wife Juliana Awada shared a dinner at Villa La Angostura.
It seems the family spent the holidays in Argentina

https://www.clarin.com/politica/maur...zQ7Ptwuxi.html

https://www.lmneuquen.com/macri-reci...ostura-n619533
Spending their holidsys in Argentina was to be expected based on their schedule of celebrating Christmas in Argentina every other year. However, this year they also had their move from the Eikenhorst to Huis ten Bosch scheduled for the Christmas holidays, so appsrently they managed to combine the two but needed more than the princesses' 2 week break.
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Spending their holidsys in Argentina was to be expected based on their schedule of celebrating Christmas in Argentina every other year. However, this year they also had their move from the Eikenhorst to Huis ten Bosch scheduled for the Christmas holidays, so appsrently they managed to combine the two but needed more than the princesses' 2 week break.
The royals can be in Dubai today, in Montreal tomorrow and in Tokyo the day after. What is a trip from Maastricht to Amsterdam for us, that is a trip from The Hague to Athens for them.

Whether the three princesses were in Argentina or not, I am sure the parents have carefully checked everything with the schools. A public outcry about assumed privileged holidays for the princesses is the last thing they want.
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Old 01-12-2019, 09:03 AM
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The dinner was with the royal couple only, I believe. The princesses Amalia, Alexia and Ariane most likely were at school. That is the advantage of having free travel at your disposal...
"Participaron de la cena el rey Guillermo de Holanda y las tres hijas de la pareja real." / "King William and the three daughters of the royal couple participated in the dinner."

https://www.clarin.com/politica/maur...zQ7Ptwuxi.html
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Old 01-12-2019, 11:39 AM
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The royals can be in Dubai today, in Montreal tomorrow and in Tokyo the day after. What is a trip from Maastricht to Amsterdam for us, that is a trip from The Hague to Athens for them.

Whether the three princesses were in Argentina or not, I am sure the parents have carefully checked everything with the schools. A public outcry about assumed privileged holidays for the princesses is the last thing they want.
Hmm, a public outcry in this case is justified imo. There is no need to go on holiday during the Christmas break. They go on holiday in summer, will be on a ski holiday in february. So, if they couldn't go on a christmas holiday this time because of the move, they could have skipped instead of being in Argenrina when the schools already started.

And it's not the first time that they do so although the last time they took their daughters out of school outside of school breaks (without a justified reason) was many years ago.
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