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happy_27 02-01-2004 05:44 AM

;) Hi

Just wondering if anyone has any links or audio files of Queen Beatrix speaking, in english if available.


xxLindaxx 02-01-2004 07:46 AM

This one is in Dutch..


bct88 04-19-2004 06:24 PM

I went to the link, yet it did not work on my computer. Does anyone know of any other links of Queen Beatrix speaking?

Gabriella 04-20-2004 08:18 AM

It worked on my computer. Do you have Real One Player? That's the program that my computer used to play the video :)

bct88 04-20-2004 11:42 AM

I finally got it to work on my computer. My Real One Player must not have been working. :rolleyes:

bct88 04-29-2004 03:37 PM

Does anyone know of clips of her speaking in English? English is my first language, so I can't understand the Dutch. Thanks.

bct88 08-06-2004 01:05 PM

I have found clips of Beatrix speaking in Dutch on a Dutch news site under NOS-Journaal. Yet I have not found any clips of her speaking in English. Does anyone know where to find some clips of her speaking in English? Thanks.

The Watcher 08-06-2004 02:54 PM


English speech for Council of Europe, Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands

Emilia 08-06-2004 05:52 PM

Queen Beatrix can speak english , but it is with a dutch accent , I think

Love :heart:
Emilia :flower:

MoonlightRhapsody 08-06-2004 05:56 PM

It sounded British to me, but I guess it's in the ear of the listener. :P

Anyway, I was a little surprised how strong her voice is, it's very commanding.

bct88 08-06-2004 06:06 PM

the link won't work. can anyone help?

timtonruben359 08-06-2004 10:21 PM


Originally posted by Emilia@Aug 6th, 2004 - 4:52 pm
Queen Beatrix can speak english , but it is with a dutch accent , I think

Love :heart:
Emilia :flower:

Her Majesty has a "mixed accent" there is a strong British element but also a bit of Canadian and just a slight hint of dutch.

It should be noted ther Her Majesty spent a few years in Canada during the second world war where she went to English schools.

MoonlightRhapsody 08-07-2004 01:19 AM


Originally posted by bct88@Aug 6th, 2004 - 5:06 pm
the link won't work. can anyone help?
First, make sure that you have Real Player on your computer. Then open a browser and copy/paste the address on it; it should work. Hope that helps! :flower:

bct88 08-07-2004 09:20 AM

I have real Player, I did exactly that, and it still didn't work. It says "Cannot find server, the page cannot be displayed, etc." I don't know what to do.

bct88 08-07-2004 04:51 PM

I found a different clip of Queen Beatrix speaking in English. Thankfully, it worked. ;) Here it is. You can also hear Prince Bernhard, Prince Willem-Alexander, Prince Constantijn, Mabel Wisse Smit, Prince Johan Friso, and Princess Maxima speaking. Only Queen Beatrix and Prince Bernhard are speaking English.

bct88 08-07-2004 05:01 PM

I also found a clip of Prince Claus speaking in 1965. Here it is. It is about 1/2 way down the page. There is a small image that says Real Audio, with 1965 below it. Just click there.

ausroyalfan 08-09-2004 06:01 AM

wow Beatrix's English accent is quite unique. I like!

Beate 08-09-2004 10:47 AM

I think she barely has a Dutch accent .. To my Canadian ears she sounds much more Canadian than British..:) I wonder if there are any recordings of her or Claus in German.
I think Prince Contantijn once held a speech in German while visiting his late father's birth country..

bct88 08-09-2004 11:18 AM

I am from the US, and Queen Beatrix seems to have a strong Canadian accent. My guess is that she picked it up there during the war. Unlike Margrethe of Denmark or Harald of Norway, her accent is very North American. That is surprising for Harald seeing that his lived in Washington, D.C. during the war.

Gabriella 08-09-2004 09:35 PM

Great finds with the clips! I had always wondered what Beatrix's voice sounded like. I was very suprised. What surprised me even more than her accent was the pitch of her voice. It was much higher than I expected it to be. I guess somehow I had always imaged her sounding a little more like Queen Margarethe.

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