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Forum: Royal Chit Chat 02-04-2021, 08:07 PM
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The Spanish version is absolutely correct (lived...

The Spanish version is absolutely correct (lived in Spain and walked by the 'colegio' that was attended by the Marichalar children almost daily at that time); my confusion was caused by the English...
Forum: Royal Chit Chat 02-04-2021, 06:41 PM
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Based on the title I was wondering which princes...

Based on the title I was wondering which princes and princesses they would discuss as the younger generation is mostly attending secondary school; and hardly anyone (at least of the more prominent...
Forum: Royal Chit Chat 10-24-2020, 04:01 PM
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Either only boys or only girls... The last...

Either only boys or only girls...

The last time a royal couple in the Netherlands had both sons and daughters was king Willem II - with their youngest (the only daughter) being born in 1824; so in...
Forum: Royal Chit Chat 10-24-2020, 09:33 AM
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In the Netherlands Willem-Alexander has been the...

In the Netherlands Willem-Alexander has been the exception: he is the one male monarch in a line of 5; the three prior and the one after him are all female. So far, the change of succession law in...
Forum: Royal Chit Chat 10-22-2020, 07:54 PM
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I wouldn't say that she has an American accent;...

I wouldn't say that she has an American accent; she has somewhat of a posh accent (but different than her grandmother's generation) with a pretty strong 'r'.

Interestingly, in this video the king...
Forum: Royal Chit Chat 10-22-2020, 07:46 PM
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I sincerely hope that she doesn't crumble under...

I sincerely hope that she doesn't crumble under the enormous pressure she is put under.


Elisabeth seems to be prepared very well indeed. Just like Spain the monarchy is more at risk than in some...
Forum: Royal Chit Chat 10-22-2020, 05:30 PM
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I don't think Amalia's preparation is perfect....

I don't think Amalia's preparation is perfect. The part I like about her preparation is that she is allowed to fully explore who she is and make mistakes in the process. The expectation for some...
Forum: Royal Chit Chat 10-21-2020, 10:09 PM
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I agree. It seems the Dutch and Danish approach...

I agree. It seems the Dutch and Danish approach focus more on dealing with the public and less on speeches.



If it is about starting the earliest: there is no doubt that prince Charles of...
Forum: Royal Chit Chat 10-21-2020, 05:40 PM
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I see that both of you put a lot of emphasis on...

I see that both of you put a lot of emphasis on speeches. Why is that more important than anything else (it seems)? Is that what you consider to be the core of the job as monarch?

It is clear that...
Forum: Royal Chit Chat 10-21-2020, 05:32 PM
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The point was that Willem-Alexander was chastised...

The point was that Willem-Alexander was chastised for reading a 'speech' that was supposedly written for him, while Leonor was praised for her responsible behavior because of the words in her speech...
Forum: Royal Chit Chat 10-21-2020, 04:03 PM
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It might be better to discuss the preparation of...

It might be better to discuss the preparation of the various future monarchs in a more general thread.



I would say that the various princesses (and princes) are prepared differently....
Forum: Royal Chit Chat 08-18-2020, 10:56 PM
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It's always been that way: younger royals attract...

It's always been that way: younger royals attract more attention than older ones. So, yes, of course that will also apply to the generation that is coming of age in the near future. Whether that also...
Forum: Royal Chit Chat 08-18-2020, 02:03 PM
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You seemed to imply that Charles could become the...

You seemed to imply that Charles could become the Prince Father just like Beatrix is the Princess Mother. Nobody in the Netherlands would ever use that term, so it is a bit misleading. Beatrix is...
Forum: Royal Chit Chat 08-17-2020, 12:04 PM
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Thanks for the clarification. So, you are not...

Thanks for the clarification. So, you are not talking about how expensive the lives of the royal family members are but about the budget allocated directly to the royal house. Those are two very...
Forum: Royal Chit Chat 08-17-2020, 11:57 AM
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Thanks, that's interesting. I can see how Máxima...

Thanks, that's interesting. I can see how Máxima may look more extravagant. She looks extravagant to the Dutch as well who normally seem to attribute that to her being Latin. However, while that...
Forum: Royal Chit Chat 08-17-2020, 10:58 AM
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No, of course not. Abdication in the Netherlands...

No, of course not. Abdication in the Netherlands at least isn't done because the royal is no longer popular but to both give the monarch a well-earned semi-retirement while providing the heir the...
Forum: Royal Chit Chat 08-17-2020, 10:47 AM
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What's your evidence for the Dutch royal living...

What's your evidence for the Dutch royal living more expensive lives than the Swedes? I have noticed that the Swedes use far more palaces and holiday homes and have more gala events... But still...
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