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Her_Majesty 11-20-2007 10:22 AM

Birthday Celebrations of Queen Beatrix and Princess Margriet: February 1, 2008
 
Queen Beatrix and her sister Princess Margriet of the Netherlands are going to celebrate their birthdays together on February 1st. :flowers:
Queen Beatrix will turn 70, Princess Margriet will turn 65.
They are going to celebrate their birthday at the Koninklijk Theater Carré (Royal Theater Carré) in Amsterdam.

lucien 11-20-2007 11:33 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Her_Majesty (Post 695379)
Queen Beatrix and her sister Princess Margriet of the Netherlands are going to celebrate their birthdays together on February 1st. :flowers:
Queen Beatrix will turn 70, Princess Margriet will turn 65.
They are going to celebrate their birthday at the Koninklijk Theater Carré (Royal Theater Carré) in Amsterdam.

As I already posted at the Royal agenda and at HM current events earlyer this morning.:smile:

Looking forward to the occasion nonetheless.

Hendrik-Jan77 11-20-2007 12:42 PM

Will foreign royals be attending?
I do hope so!

lucien 11-28-2007 01:38 AM

HRH Princess Margriet and Prof.mr.Pieter van Vollenhoven and their family,Family and friends will attend a special performance by the Introdans ballet company offered to the Princess on occasion of her 65th birthday.HRH is Patron of the ballet company for many years,
and the combined celebration of HM 70th,and HRH 65th just wouldn't do for Introdans,so they organised something very special to honour
her on february 19th,Orpheus Theater,Apeldoorn.

Besides family and friends,the Princess has also invited representatives of the many organisations of which she is either Patron or otherwise involved,as well as many volunteers of,fe,The Red Cross and several organisations within Apeldoorn,the city of which Pieter and Margriet are honorary-citizens.A wonderfull gesture!:flowers:

Het Koninklijk Huis

Marengo 01-14-2008 06:06 PM

On January 18th the NOS will show a television portrait of Princess Margriet on the occassion of her 65th birthday. The princess says she thought her years at Kees Boeke´s school: We didn´t learn anything, all very creative, no discipline. I was glad when I was allowed to leave that school. After lunch we had to lay down on blankets of horsehairs and listen to Bach, that was obligatory.

She also says that she has no problems standing in the Queens shadow, she never liked the limelight that much.

Picture

Courtesy to GDP/royalblog by H. Jacobs.

Marengo 01-18-2008 05:44 PM

The website of the royal house opened a special page on the 65th birthday of Princess Margriet, which can be found here. You can congratulate the Princess by sending a message on this page.

Some old and some new pictures here.

And the special broadcast of the NOS can be seen from tomorrow on Uitzendinggemist.nl

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News programme NOVA had some former student of the school of Kees Boeke, they disagree with Princess Margriets vision of the school and they said they had a good time there.

lucien 01-19-2008 05:14 AM

Ofcourse they had a good time,lazying around,not having to do anything unless you feel like it,no discipline,just messing around,and they probably still do....

A very Happy one to HRH!

Marengo 01-19-2008 09:11 PM

As posted by Joris on the Benelux Royals MB:

Quote:

Yesterday the NOS showed a wonderful portait and after the documentary on TV De Telegraaf publishes an interview with Princess Margriet (by Alex de Vries) today.

Looking back at her life as "reserve Queen":

"An enrichment of my life. Yes, for this I am truly grateful."
"My task next to my mother and later next to my sister offered me the chance to experience a wide range of events in the Netherlands and to come into contact with many aspects of society. The diversity of that work and also the fascinating and sometimes unexpected meetings I had I would never have wanted to miss. They broadened my perspective of the world."

About taking the responsibility of being the Nr. 2 after Princess Irene lost her membership of the Royal House by marrying Prince Carlos Hugo without parliamentary consent.

"My home [parents] taught me a great sense of responsibility. My sisters and I were brought up freely - we went to normal schools and could choose our own friends - but it was the Second World War that influenced our opbringing. Freedom in Europe had been fought for heavily and this means that one has certain responsibilities. Besides, my parents used to stress the binding factor of our family and by this our duty to serve society. You must also see this within the strong ideological group-thinking [verzuiling] of the time."

About her youth during which her parents also let her see national disasters like f.i. the great flooding of 1953:

"My parents let us experience a lot. Also when we had guests for dinner, we were present. This was inspiring and stimulating. Some conversations with foreign guests will always stick in my memory."
[The princes remembers] "Many visits. Also from well-known persons linked with the Second World War, such as Winston Churchill made a big impression on me. He was godfather of my youngest sister. Unfortunately I was much too young to be able to remember President Roosevelt. He was my godfather. I still have a photo of both of us; I as a baby in the playpen, he next to me."

About values:

"I strongly treasure honesty and trust. Respect for the other person. And to socialize with eachother in a civilized manner. When bringing up my own children I used the method of little red and green lights, just like in traffic. And that you should use your breaks in time."

About her "career":

How would your career have looked liked if you had stayed Nr. Three in line to the throne?

"In those days it was not usual to think in those terms [career]. For their daughters the main goal of parents was marriage, then they were taken care of ["onder de pannen"]. As a matter of course, study and a good personal development were important for young women but they were not used to make a career, something which is the case now. Nowadays women deliberately choose what they want to do with their study."

About breaking off her law study in Leyden:

"I would have preferred to study history, but law was preferred. Within the context of my position it was seen as a better basis. If I could choose now, it would be cultural anthropology. Although I don't have any speficic idea of what I would have done with that professionally."

About her training as a nurse:

"On second thought I noticed that during that training I couldn't really stand bloody and nasty situations."

Any regrets?

"With regard to past or future my mother used to say: There are no such things as The Good Old Days! And as a society I find we should cherish what we did achieve."

About being member of the Royal House. Any limitations?

"In our position one should always be aware of what you do or don't. Already before there was any yellow press, especially when I studied, it was sometimes really bothering. Later I saw it as something positive that I learned to deal with it at such an early stage. Shouldn't each person be responsible for his dos and don'ts? Our relationship with the media I see in this light. However, I just can not stand easily when facts are twisted. Of course, I sometimes ask myself what kind of image people have of me and how this image starts. But to that question one only gets an answer with great difficulty."

"On the other hand, you do [get an impression] when people talk about you behind your back when you are in a shop. Then sometimes you hear things about yourself which are interesting but also weird. Some people really think that as a princess you keep lying on the sofa and eat bonbons all day long."

About daughters-in-law being called "Princess".

"That one gets the name of the husband has become a custom in our society. That's a mere fact and has not been discussed. If it wouldn't have happened it would have been strange. My granddaughter Anna asked me the other day: "Why do people say Princess to you?" Then I really don't know what to say. "Because I am," I then answer. What else should I say?"

About being a grandmother:

"It's a new dimension, a great joy."
"After each birth of a grandchild there is the same amazement. You enjoy and observe. It has also something nostalgic. I now compare situations with when my children were small. Besides, those little arms around your neck and hugging [knuffelen]: wonderful. Also I go swimming with them and often go for a walk in nature, especially in the woods around Het Loo. And I read stories to them, I always enjoyed that."

About reaching the age of 65, the normal age of retirement:

"Not for me. I never had a job from nine to five. And these days the trend is: keep working! We adjust to time. The more you keep standing with your feet in society, the better it is for you: it keeps your mind active. I cannot sit still. This my sons are very well aware of. Then I get in their way. When you get older, your tempo gets slower, which sometimes bothers me, but one learns to cope with that. Everybody has his ailments."

About her hernia:

"It gets better. But some sports, such as horseriding, I can no longer do."

About the European Cultural Society:

[...]"Co-operation in Europe I always saw as the opposite of war, violence and non-freedom. Perhaps my being born in Canada has to do with it. I grew up in an era of postwar reconstruction and reconcialition. My youth has been imbued in this. The founders of this cultural foundation had a European community in mind, with Culture as binding factor. Building bridges to heal the raw wounds of war."

About cultural differences:

"When you don't study the cultural background of the person who asks for help well enough, it might happen that giving aid fails." [for instance by distribute food which the receiver isn't allowed to eat for religious reasons?] "Yes, something like that."

About the Red Cross values: humanity, impartiality, neutrality and volunteership.

[...] "Mahatma Ghandi said "The power of love and compassion is stronger than the power of arms." [...] "Impartial help to people in distress, to upkeep human dignity, that's our drive.""[...]

"Staffmembers of the Red Cross are being threatened more and more often, taken hostage or even murdered. That's an extremely worrying development. That's why we should go on spreading our message, especially among disorderly, armed groups, of which there are more and more: Don't do to an other person what you don't want to happen to yourself."

Who got the idea of celebrating your birthdays jointly?

"The older one got the idea. Actually it's remarkable that we never got that idea before. The performance will be focused on young people and young talent."

Marengo 01-19-2008 09:13 PM

Guestlist for tonight, at the theatre in Apeldoorn:

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H.R.H. Princess Margriet of the Netherlands
Professor Mr. Pieter van Vollenhoven

Her Majesty The Queen

H.H. Prince Maurits van Oranje-Nassau, van Vollenhoven
H.H. Princess Marilène van Oranje-Nassau, van Vollenhoven
H.H. Prince Bernhard van Oranje-Nassau, van Vollenhoven
H.H. Princess Annette van Oranje-Nassau, van Vollenhoven
H.H. Prince Pieter-Christiaan van Oranje-Nassau, van Vollenhoven
H.H. Princess Anita van Oranje-Nassau, van Vollenhoven
H.H. Prince Floris van Oranje-Nassau, van Vollenhoven
H.H. Princess Aimée van Oranje-Nassau

H.R.H. Prince Constantijn of the Netherlands
H.R.H. Princess Laurentien of the Netherlands

H.R.H. Prince Friso van Oranje-Nassau
H.R.H. Princess Mabel van Oranje-Nassau

H.R.H. Prince Carlos de Bourbon de Parme

H.R.H. Princess Maria Carolina de Bourbon de Parme

Courtesy Joris on the Benelux Royals MB.

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WA and Maxima are said to be in Argentina at the moment, so that explains their absense. A pity Princesses Irene and Christina weren´t able to attend, I suppose they are both abroad. Hopefully they will be there in February. I saw Prince Jaime on friday on the central station of Amsterdam (seriously, carrying a bag of Albert Heijn supermarkets), but aparently he couldn´t make it to Apeldoorn either.

lucien 01-19-2008 09:24 PM

Royalportraits

Courtesy Royalportraits.

Marengo 01-19-2008 09:30 PM

The birthday girl looks very good IMO, much younger than her actual age. A nice gesture by HM The Queen to come out of the bus while walking hand in hand with her sister and escorting Margriet and Pieter. A nice gesture of appreciation!

The guy of Blauw Bloed was getting on my nerves btw. Asking ´how did you congratulate your mother?´ to two princes. The princes both replied that they wished her a happy birthday, how else can you congratulate someone?

Princess Mabel looked rather nice tonight IMO.

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Here a short article of Dutchnews.nl:

Quote:

Princess Margriet glad not to be queen

Friday 18 January 2008
Princess Margriet, who celebrates here 65th birthday on Saturday, could not not think of anything worse than being queen like her sister Beatrix, she tells a tv documentary to be broadcast on Friday evening
Read the entire article here.

Her_Majesty 01-20-2008 07:16 AM

Picture Gallery by PPE
PPE Agency


2 new portraits of the Princess have been released:
Het Koninklijk Huis
Het Koninklijk Huis
It is always great to see Margriet and her warm smile! :flowers:

lucien 01-21-2008 12:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lucien (Post 718755)
Orpheus theatre Apeldoorn last night:

PPE Agency

courtesy PPE/Nieboer.
:flowers:

Prinses Margriet viert 65e verjaardag met familie en vrienden

Courtesy Albert Nieboer.

Het Koninklijk Huis

Courtesy RVD.
:wub:

Jose 01-21-2008 01:01 PM

Queen Beatrix 70 turns and his sister Margriet 65 turns!!! Wow celebrations!!! Royal Europe come at Queen Beatrixs 70th birthday??? Royal guest???

Jose 01-21-2008 01:02 PM

Wow wow beautiful royal family and his sister Margriets family!!! Young royal children celebrations his mother princess Margriets 65th birthday!!! Queen Beatrix is warm and near sister at Princess Margriet!

Marengo 01-21-2008 07:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jose (Post 719331)
Queen Beatrix 70 turns and his sister Margriet 65 turns!!! Wow celebrations!!! Royal Europe come at Queen Beatrixs 70th birthday??? Royal guest???

The royal website says that they are offering the performance to family and friends. They don´t mention ´foreign guests´ or ´foreign royal guests´ as they would usually do. So my guess is that it is relatively low-key, as usual. I believe Princess Margriet said that it was the idea of Beatrix to celebrate the birthdays together, Margriet wondered why they ´hadn´t thought about that earlier.

Princess Robijn 01-23-2008 11:16 AM

The following members of the Royal family will be present at the joined birthdayparty of HM the Queen and HRH Princess Margriet, February 1, 2008:
> HM the Queen.
> TRH the Prince of Orange and Princess Máxima.
> TRH Prince Friso and Princess Mabel.
> TRH Prince Prins Constantijn and Princess Laurentien.
> HRH Princess Margriet and professor mr. Pieter van Vollenhoven.
> TH Prince Maurits and Princess Marilène.
> TH Prince Bernhard and Princess Annette.
> TH Prince Pieter Christiaan and Princess Anita.
> TH Prince Floris and Princess Aimée.
> HRH Princess Irene.
> HRH Prince Prins Carlos.
> HRH Prince Prins Jaime.
> HRH Princess Margarita.
> HRH Princess Carolina.
> HRH Princess Christina.

Het Koninklijk Huis

Marengo 01-23-2008 05:21 PM

As posted by Joris on the Benelux Royals MB:

Quote:

More details in Dutch (and my summary in Englsh) plus royal guest list:

Koningin en Prinses Margriet vieren 1 februari 2008 samen verjaardag (2)

Hare Majesteit de Koningin en Hare Koninklijke Hoogheid Prinses Margriet der Nederlanden vieren vrijdag 1 februari hun respectievelijk 70ste en 65ste verjaardag met een feestelijke matinee voor duizend genodigden in Koninklijk Theater Carré te Amsterdam.

~ 1,000 guests!

In Carré treden 150 jonge musici en dansers op van negen conservatoria en andere podiumkunst opleidingen.

~ 150 young musicians and dancers from nine music and theatre academies

Op uitnodiging van de Koningin en Prinses presenteren de opleidingen een staalkaart van het jonge kunsttalent in Nederland.

~ typical examples of young Dutch artistic talent

In ruim een uur passeert een grote diversiteit aan podiumkunsten de revue. Daarbij zijn hoogtepunten uit dans, opera, orkest en kamermuziek, jazz en de elektronische kunsten, in grote en kleine bezettingen en in gewaagd ensemblewerk.

~ a variety of stage arts: highlights from dance, opera, orchestral music and chamber music, jazz and electronical art.

De muziekstukken worden afgewisseld met optredens van dansacademies.

~ between the music there are dance performances by dance students

De presentatie van de middagvoorstelling, die geregistreerd wordt door de NOS, is in handen van Ivo Niehe.

~Presented by Ivo Niehe.


lucien 01-24-2008 04:50 AM

It will be a wonderfull afternoon,looking forward to it very much.
:flowers:

lucien 01-29-2008 07:50 AM

On occasion of Her Majesty's 70th birthday the Royal House website has opened a special page dedicated to the occasion.It also contains a register to congratulate our dearest Trix if you like.
Het Koninklijk Huis

Courtesy RVD.
:flowers:

crm2317 01-29-2008 12:23 PM

Do you think they will release a family photo with the children and grandchildren?
Either way I hope she has a wonderful day

Her_Majesty 01-29-2008 01:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by crm2317 (Post 723006)
Do you think they will release a family photo with the children and grandchildren?
Either way I hope she has a wonderful day

The van Vollenhovens including all grandchildren + the Orange Nassau's including all Grandchildren. This would be a giant group photo. :lol:
Well, I hope there will be new photos published. Maybe some new portraits.

Paty 01-29-2008 02:57 PM

Any International Royal guesst?

Marengo 01-29-2008 03:10 PM

Nothing has been announced yet. Usually they say 'foreign royal guests' , but this time they did not. So I do not expect there will be any foreign royals.

lucien 01-29-2008 03:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Marengo (Post 723067)
Nothing has been announced yet. Usually they say 'foreign royal guests' , but this time they did not. So I do not expect there will be any foreign royals.

No,no foreign Royal guests,sorry,the Royals in attendance are on the list,(allthough,there might be guests but as usual due to security reasons they are to be revealed at the exact hour) through the link I posted above + HRH Prince Carlos Hugo de Borbon Parma,former husband of Princess Irene and who always remained a dear and welcome family friend/"member".
:smile:

lucien 01-30-2008 08:58 AM

NOS tv will air the matinée hosted by HM and HRH Princess Margriet on saturday at 12.45PM.

Tonight a documentary on Queen Beatrix will be aired by Ned 1 at 20.30PM.

And courtesy dear HJA:

https://www.royalblog.nl/

On occasion of HM birthday some new official pictures will be released on january 31st.

Ahead of tonights documentary PM Balkenende congratulated Her Majesty.
Het Koninklijk Huis


:flowers:

Princess Robijn 01-30-2008 05:16 PM

The pictures can be seen tonight at the news, it startes a bit later then normal, at 11.45 pm in order to be able to show the pictures on the news.

Princess Robijn 01-30-2008 07:01 PM

One gala, one skirt + top and one just face.

lucien 01-31-2008 03:12 AM

:dutchstandard:


Happy Birthday Your Majesty!

Het Koninklijk Huis

Het Koninklijk Huis

Het Koninklijk Huis

Courtesy RVD.

Marengo 01-31-2008 07:08 AM

Queen beatix organising her birthdayparty:

YouTube - Pauw & Witteman - Koningin Beatrix wordt 70 - Deel 1

Marengo 01-31-2008 07:11 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lucien (Post 723707)
:dutchstandard:


Happy Birthday Your Majesty!

Het Koninklijk Huis

Het Koninklijk Huis

Het Koninklijk Huis

Courtesy RVD.

These pictures are new, right? There is something odd about them, maybe she looks more frail than usual? Don't know...

Her_Majesty 01-31-2008 08:22 AM

The only thing I say about the new Portraits is: They are GORGEOUS! :flowers:

I love them! The Gala-Portrait is a true winner!
Something very special and unusual. What a great contrast of light and shadows, blue and gold. Impressive.
The gold-blue stage looks great. Bea's dress definitely does NOT belong to my faves.. but it perfectly matches the golden stairs.

I also love the two formal non-Gala-portraits.
I never noticed that Beatrix has really deep blue eyes.

Really great photos!

Sybilla 01-31-2008 08:48 AM

From HOLA: LA REINA BEATRIZ DE HOLANDA CUMPLE HOY 70 AÑOS

They posted the Queen's 3 new official portraits and talks about the upcoming birthday celebrations. It also states the huge popularity and affection she holds among her people. :flowers:

lucien 01-31-2008 09:33 AM

:dutchstandard:


Last nights documentary on-line:

Player omroep.nl

Marengo 01-31-2008 11:32 AM

The Volkskrant has this special page, dress up Queen Beatrix any way you like: click here

They also have a :

- photospecial
- quiz (in Dutch only)
- article on the birthday (in Dutch only)
- article on HM as sister, mother, etc. (in Dutch only)

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NRC Handelsblad has a photospecial and an article on the new portraits by Anton Corbijn, here.

Telegraaf has this article in Dutch and the Algemeen Dagblad has this one. And also on the AD site this and this article (again, in Dutch only). The Refgormatorisch Dagblad has opened a special site for this birthday, here (not available on sundays).

Marengo 01-31-2008 11:43 AM

From Dutchnews.nl:

Quote:

Queen's birthday dominates front pages

Thursday 31 January 2008
Queen Beatrix's 70th birthday gets widespread coverage in all the media today.
Free newspaper De Pers says that the moaning about the cost of the royal family should stop, quoting economist Harry van Dalen who has worked out that the monarchy generates between €4bn and €5bn a year.
The €114m the public pay for the royals is peanuts in comparison, it says
Read the entire article here.

People are bringing gifts to the Palace, dispite the horrid weather:

ANP picture 1
ANP picture 2
ANP picture 3

In Rotterdam an exhibition was opened in the 'Kunsthal' with the nicest pictures of Queen Beatrix:

Several pictures on the wall
Young Beatrix and a dog
Beatrix at the Bijlmer
In a plane

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Beatrix and collegues

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The Prime minister congratulating the Queen on television, yesterday. Click here for a picture. Did anybody see him during his congratulations? He announced them almost with a simular tone as he announced the deaths of Queen Juliana and Princes Bernhard and Claus. Sigh...

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For those who want to congratulate the Queen, go to this link on the website of the RF and write your message there. After you are done, click on 'bevestigen' (below).

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lucien 01-31-2008 12:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lucien (Post 722932)
On occasion of Her Majesty's 70th birthday the Royal House website has opened a special page dedicated to the occasion.It also contains a register to congratulate our dearest Trix if you like.
Het Koninklijk Huis

Courtesy RVD.
:flowers:

It's here already,quit a response there.I love all the attention she gets,it is enornous and so well deserved."De Pers" is my newspaper from now on,that article has been my adagio for years......

Marengo 01-31-2008 12:11 PM

Around 3000 reponses thus far I see, I wonder if she reads them all ;)

lucien 01-31-2008 12:20 PM

:dutchstandard:


Quote:

Originally Posted by Marengo (Post 723880)
Around 3000 reponses thus far I see, I wonder if she reads them all ;)

3000 Is a lot already.They will be presented to her on DVD,suppose the most remarkeble ones will be pointed out to her,or otherwise she reads them while baby-sitting,something like that.

Last nights program on her was watched by 2.2 million viewers,the highest score for all programs last night.

:cheers::curtsey:

Guido 02-01-2008 11:26 AM

The red loper is cleaned for Carre, before the birthday of Queen Beatrix. Queen Beatrix and princess Margriet celebrate together their respective 70th and 65th birthday with a festive matinee for thousand bid in Royal Theater Carre in Amsterdam. ANP PHOTO ROYAL IMAGES ROBIN UTRECHT.


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Paty 02-01-2008 12:21 PM

Arrival of the Royal Family to the Royal Theater Carre in Amsterdam.

Queen Beatrix and Princess Margriet
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Prince Willian and Princess Maxima
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Prince Friso and Princess Mabel
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Photos by ANP

Paty 02-01-2008 12:34 PM

Amsterdam Celebration at Carre Theater in Amsterdam for the 70th birthday of Queen Beatrix and the 65th birthday of Princess Margriet.

Gallery PPE Agency

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Carminha Stalker 02-01-2008 01:00 PM

Happy birthday to Queen Juliana and her sister Margriet. Many happy returns.

Her_Majesty 02-01-2008 01:11 PM

My judgement ;)

Queen Trix: She looked great. Cream-colors always suit her alot!
Margriet: haha, she wore the same jacket Mathilde wore for the New Year's reception. :lol: Another Natan-Fan! This starts to scare me! Anyway, she looked great, too!
Maxima: I hate that golden suit. She looked like she wanted to celebrate carnival. But: I love her hair and jewels! This golden hairpin looked great!
Laurentien: She looked better then she usually does during such events! A rather decent outfit. she looked fine.
Mabel: no comment. :eek:
Aimee: Winner! She looked super-elegant!
Annette looked radiant! Marilene recycled this ugly stockings. urghh.

BeatrixFan 02-01-2008 01:31 PM

Loving the Queen's fabulous outfit. That collar is VERY flattering and the fur on the cuffs I adore. Well done Ma'am.

Paty 02-01-2008 01:56 PM

I love Mabel dress!

ap3 02-01-2008 02:05 PM

My high points:

Margriet - always looks lovely, and the jacket was beautiful. Skirt very pretty but a little poofy

Laurentien - great dress! I never thought I would say this but, this is my favorite outfit of the event

Annette - very pretty outfit, and a lovely smile

Aimee - v elegant, but I think she needed a black jacket/shawl something to tie in the black stockings and necklace.

Low points:
Maxima - I hate this suit - so shiny, unflattering color, and makes her look blocky on top. Lovely smile (as always), and good hair, makeup

Mabel - pretty fun skirt, but not very special event-ish, esp in cotton and paired with a cotton shirt. Her hair looked really nice

Marilene - her stockings. Nice outfit otherwise, but those stockings ruined it for me.

Beatrix - nice outfit but ruined with that big beige shawl.

Princess Robijn 02-01-2008 02:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ap3 (Post 724350)
Aimee - v elegant, but I think she needed a black jacket/shawl something to tie in the black stockings and necklace.

She has a black shawl with her.

Her_Majesty 02-01-2008 02:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ap3 (Post 724350)
Annette - very pretty outfit, and a lovely smile

If I am not mistaken this black dress originally belongs to Princess Aimee. :rolleyes:
She wore it when she attended Emma van Vollenhoven's Christening. She was highly pregnant back then.

Princess Robijn 02-01-2008 02:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Her_Majesty (Post 724355)
If I am not mistaken this black dress originally belongs to Princess Aimee. :rolleyes:
She wore it when she attended Emma van Vollenhoven's Christening. She was highly pregnant back then.

You are correct Sarah :flowers:

carlota 02-01-2008 02:40 PM

happy birthday to her majesty and princess magriet! may they have two lovely birthdays.

yes, indeed... those official portraits are great! extremely unusual as well in my opinion. who took the pictures?

PPE agency has a full gallery of pictures of the festivities: follow this link PPE Agency
my veredict: i always love to see the dutch royals. the princesses are just delightful yet so sophisticated and elegant. they make such a nice mix between all of them that it is a pleasure to see them all together in this sort of gatherings. my favourites: magriet, laurentien and mabel. laurentien looks adorable for a lady of her age, she is just wonderful. laurentien... gorgeous dress and fits her like a glove! and mabel... what can i say? doesn't her gorgeous skirt just eclipse anything else? REALLY beautiful. i'm not sure about maxima. her suit is obviously fitting and perfectly cut and well-done and the cut is so elegant but... gold? not her best colour imo. aimee, who always dazzles me, didn't really show all her charme this time, although she looks beautiful anyway. i also loved marilene's blouse + jacket combo.

prinsesbeagle 02-01-2008 02:45 PM

High points:
Laurentien, Maxima (the pants seem a bit too tight, but the colour is very trendy and the jacket suits her perfectly), Aimee

Low points:
Marilene (she needs to seriously stop wearing those awful Pauw outfits, it makes her look old and skinny)

Sybilla 02-01-2008 03:32 PM

I spent several minutes trying to come up with nice things to say about the outfits... Well...I don't have much to say... :unsure:

IMHO, the worst outfit was Maxima's: too shiny and too tight. :ohmy: She still looked beautiful but it wasn't because of her wardrobe choice.

The overall best looking lady was Aimee: simple and elegant (proving that sometimes less is more). :flowers:

One last thing, I liked very much Friso's choice - it seems he tried to match his suit with his wife's outfit so he picked a golden/yellow (brownish?) tie. :wub: Maybe it's just me.. :rolleyes:

Fashion aside, they all looked very happy and enjoying themselves! :smile:

suztav 02-01-2008 03:57 PM

Maxima looked absolutely striking tonight. 'Just a beautiful outfit for a wonderful family occasion. Even Laurentien looked good ... she usually looks eccentric. Mabel, on the other hand, ... oh well, whaddya goin' do?!:ohmy:

Paty 02-01-2008 04:50 PM

More pics

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Prinses Margarita
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Stefanie 02-01-2008 04:54 PM

Who is the guy next to Margarita Bourbon-Parma?

Guido 02-01-2008 05:08 PM

Maxima has already worn this gold outfit at Brasil state visit in 2003.


ANP Beeldbank

Paty 02-01-2008 05:15 PM

Wonderful Video!!!

Feest koningin Beatrix in Carré

Marengo 02-01-2008 05:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Stefanie (Post 724438)
Who is the guy next to Margarita Bourbon-Parma?

Maybe her current partner, Tjalling ten Cate. The princess looks elegant IMO and apparently her wardrobe doesn't suffer from her financial situation ;).

About the birthday: NOVA yesterday broadcasted a party at the Museum of the Tropics in Amsterdam, for militairy people and other guests. I was surprised to see that Amsterdam actually has a gouvernor (I wonder what he does), but he made a nice toast to HM. And a lady read the message the militairy staff sent to HM and the reply of HM the Queen to that message. Thomas Lepeltak (former society journalist) attended the party too, he looked somewhat drunk IMO. Anyway, he was later interviewed by Clairy Polak in the NOVA studio. He made a big issue about the fact that none of the princes married a noble woman (Clairy looked utterly surprised - too left leaning to imagine that people might actually still feel this way maybe?) and he claimed there was a sort of cold war between the Queen/RF and the Dutch nobility going on since the princes became of mariagable age. Apparently the court always refused any invitation by the nobles for the princes to attend balls, parties and such. Lepeltak also claimed he spoke to the late Bischopf van Heemskerk (head of the stable department?) and that BvH told him that Maxima has 3 times the intelligence of the crownprince. And he was afraid 'that she would get it in her head that she would actually reign' , and he put his hand in front of his eyes.

About the party: tomorrow it will be broadcasted on the NOS. I have seen some short clips in news editions, and it seemed a nice atmosphere. Many well known dutch people attended like Mies Bouwman, Adriaan van Dis, Erika Terpstra and Paul van Vliet.

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Clotheswize I liked the outfit of Mabel (I am in a minority here probably), Laurentien keeps looking better and better too. The two borthday girls looked good as did Princess Irene. Maxima's golden outfit was rather horrid and Marilene's eternal Maison Pauw clothes......sigh!
A pity the children of princess Christina didn't attend btw.

Paty 02-01-2008 05:26 PM

The caption from Anp said this, I cant understan Duch:neutral:

Prinses Margarita komt samen met haar nieuwe vriend Tjalling ten Cate bij Koninklijk Theater Carre

lucien 02-01-2008 05:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Stefanie (Post 724438)
Who is the guy next to Margarita Bourbon-Parma?

Tjalling ten Cate,Margarita's friend for some time now.Well to do family and a decent guy.:smile:

maggierose 02-01-2008 10:35 PM

The jacket Princess Margriet wore has the same pattern that Princess Mathilde wore to the New Year's Reception, yes? It looks great worn both ways.

JessRulz 02-01-2008 10:37 PM

Beatrix & Margriet look very happy, as birthday girls should! :smile: Best dressed is Aimée, proving less is more. Maxima's outfit is not the best she has ever looked, but at least her hair is nice.

royaltyforever 02-02-2008 08:29 AM

Bernhard and his wife Anetta, lovely couple, love her dress!
https://www.ppe-agency.com/500px/Feb2008/080201101.jpg

Prinses Irene
https://www.ppe-agency.com/500px/Feb2008/08020174.jpg

Pieter Christiaan with Anita, lovely couple too and again love her dress!
https://www.ppe-agency.com/500px/Feb2008/08020159.jpg

Marilene and Mauritz, he looks good but what is she wearing?
https://www.ppe-agency.com/500px/Feb2008/08020151.jpg

Aimee and Floris, well dressed, not special but well dressed.
https://www.ppe-agency.com/500px/Feb2008/08020157.jpg

royaltyforever 02-02-2008 08:30 AM

Laurentien with Constantijn, LOVE her dress, her hair, her look! perfect with the shoes and handbag. Always looking stunning.
https://www.ppe-agency.com/500px/Feb2008/08020135.jpg


Mabel with Friso, not know what to think of Mabels skirt, it is a bit too wide imo. But she is always surprising.
https://www.ppe-agency.com/500px/Feb2008/08020150.jpg


Maxima with Willem Alexander, Whoops girl, your trousers are to tiny, we don't want to see what you are showing us! yikes. typical for her.:bang:
https://www.ppe-agency.com/500px/Feb2008/08020165.jpg


the Queen and her sister Margriet, the queen looks very beautiful, margriet is ok, but i don't like the skirt, it is like Mabels to wide imo.
https://www.ppe-agency.com/500px/Feb2008/08020131.jpg

Jose 02-02-2008 09:15 AM

wow wow Queen Beatrix is elegant dress and his sister Margriet is see looks dress!!! Royal family celebrated Queen Beatrixs 70th birthday and big royal family!!!! Queen Beatrix is young and 70!!!

LadyK 02-02-2008 01:01 PM

:eek: I'm shocked- of the Queen's three daughters-in-law, I think that Laurentien looks the best! Very high fashion.
I'd like Máxima's outfit if the pants' seeming wasn't so high....:ermm: The top and jacked look great.

Nichola 02-02-2008 01:11 PM

I think the best dressed was Aimee - stunning!

And...the worst dressed yet again was...Mabel. Do you think she dresses badly on purpose?:lol: Does anyone know what the Dutch press think of her dress?

bettina 02-02-2008 03:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Nichola (Post 724781)
I think the best dressed was Aimee - stunning!

And...the worst dressed yet again was...Mabel. Do you think she dresses badly on purpose?:lol: Does anyone know what the Dutch press think of her dress?

Mabel is not very popular in the press but not because of her outfits. She is fashion minded and she takes risks. The dutch press likes that. I think Laurentien is more criticised recently because she tends to go over the top but tonight she was OK.
I liked the outfits of Bea and Margriet. So sisterlike. Nice!

Marengo 02-02-2008 03:19 PM

I just saw Blauw Bloed, Mabel and Friso walked away from the theatre (instead of being driven away by car) and when the reporter asked what they were doing she said 'Going into the city' ... in that dress (must have been terribly cold).

RhapsodyBrat 02-04-2008 07:04 AM

Maxima's pants are so shiny, i'll bet nothing's going to cling to it. everything's going to slip!

lucien 02-04-2008 11:06 AM

Some more from the Royal House website:
Het Koninklijk Huis


RVD.

MissSaga 02-04-2008 11:18 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by royaltyforever (Post 724666)


Maxima with Willem Alexander, Whoops girl, your trousers are to tiny, we don't want to see what you are showing us! yikes. typical for her.:bang:
https://www.ppe-agency.com/500px/Feb2008/08020165.jpg


https://www.theroyalforums.com/ugala/...c/progress.gif

Geez ..
You are right, royaltyforever, I can't imagine seeing this one another princess ..

Guido 02-04-2008 11:35 AM

I think Mabel and Anita 's summer dress can be very cold in this season. Did they want to be in the limelight? I don't understand why the women wear summer outfits in cold, chilly, windy winter! Aimee 's dress looked so old-fashioned and cheap.

giov 02-04-2008 03:02 PM

Nice gallery from Prisma and IBL
Derechos España y Portugal: Cumpleaños de Beatriz de Holanda - Agencia Prisma
IBL Bildbyrå | 0435 44 07 65

Rebafan81 02-05-2008 08:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by royaltyforever (Post 724666)
Laurentien with Constantijn, LOVE her dress, her hair, her look! perfect with the shoes and handbag. Always looking stunning.
https://www.ppe-agency.com/500px/Feb2008/08020135.jpg


Mabel with Friso, not know what to think of Mabels skirt, it is a bit too wide imo. But she is always surprising.
https://www.ppe-agency.com/500px/Feb2008/08020150.jpg


Maxima with Willem Alexander, Whoops girl, your trousers are to tiny, we don't want to see what you are showing us! yikes. typical for her.:bang:
https://www.ppe-agency.com/500px/Feb2008/08020165.jpg


the Queen and her sister Margriet, the queen looks very beautiful, margriet is ok, but i don't like the skirt, it is like Mabels to wide imo.
https://www.ppe-agency.com/500px/Feb2008/08020131.jpg


I laughed like crazy after I read your assesment of Maxima, but unfortunetly you were correct. UGH!!!!:eek:

Sister Morphine 02-06-2008 10:58 PM

My God.....Laurentien looking decent. I never thought I'd see the day. Cute shoes.


Mabel: The skirt would have been cuter with a lighter-colored top and she needs to brush her hair. It seems like every photo I see of her, her hair looks like a rat's nest. No matter how busy a woman gets in life, she should still have time to run a brush through her hair.


Maxima: Ummmm, is she auditioning for the role of Oscar statuette? Those gold pants belong in a disco, not on her. And they are waaaaaay too tight. I shouldn't know that much about her anatomy, Crown Princess or not.

Empress 02-06-2008 11:11 PM

Idon't think that Maximas outfit is all that tight, and I don't think that particular picture is showing that much anatomy as you put it. I think that it might just be the reflection of the fabric. At least I hope so. In some of the other pictures the outfit looks quite nice.

lucien 02-07-2008 05:39 AM

And some more:

Koningin Beatrix en Prinses Margriet vieren gezamenlijk verjaardag in Carré

Courtesy Albert Nieboer.


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