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Forum: Dutch Royals 04-27-2020, 12:30 PM
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Posted By Duc_et_Pair
It is like Quatorze Juillet in France, or the 4th...

It is like Quatorze Juillet in France, or the 4th of July in the USA. It is more than the King's birthday. It is a sort of "we are all together, we live in this great country, let us be happy...
Forum: Dutch Royals 04-27-2020, 11:36 AM
Replies: 232
Views: 51,197
Posted By Duc_et_Pair
Welcome to this King's Day at home! Many...

Welcome to this King's Day at home!

Many thanks to the Koninklijk Concertgebouw Orkest for the initiative to open this online day with the Wilhelmus How special is it that they managed to form a...
Forum: Dutch Royals 04-27-2020, 10:48 AM
Replies: 232
Views: 51,197
Posted By Duc_et_Pair
It is a pity that King's Day has been annuled in...

It is a pity that King's Day has been annuled in beautiful Maastricht but okay, next year. Hopefully. There is doubt if 100.000 visitors in Maastricht will be a good idea. Even the famous musician...
Forum: Dutch Royals 02-19-2020, 06:16 PM
Replies: 232
Views: 51,197
Posted By Duc_et_Pair
In a way the King will see a transformation of...

In a way the King will see a transformation of once shockingly deprived areas in Maastricht city centre which now have become "too succesfully renovated" (belonging to the most posh streets of the...
Forum: Dutch Royals 02-19-2020, 05:45 PM
Replies: 232
Views: 51,197
Posted By Duc_et_Pair
Queen Beatrix once celebrated Queen's Day in the...

Queen Beatrix once celebrated Queen's Day in the Africaner Dictrict in Rotterdam (named to South African themes like Transvaal Street, Pretoria Lane, Paul Kruger Street, etc.). That district was -...
Forum: Dutch Royals 02-19-2020, 07:53 AM
Replies: 232
Views: 51,197
Posted By Duc_et_Pair
In general there is great approval in the city...

In general there is great approval in the city for the chosen route. Some politicians however speak about "a missed opportunity" as the King will see the usual monumental, stately Maastricht. Some...
Forum: Dutch Royals 01-08-2020, 06:46 AM
Replies: 232
Views: 51,197
Posted By Duc_et_Pair
Leef ("to live/to be alive" ) Maastricht. But...

Leef ("to live/to be alive" ) Maastricht.
But in local dialect the word leef stands for lief ("to love/to be beloved").

So it has a double meaning: for the locals it is their beloved city of...
Forum: Dutch Royals 09-23-2019, 01:10 PM
Replies: 232
Views: 51,197
Posted By Duc_et_Pair
Write a letter to the Mayor of Maastricht. Tell...

Write a letter to the Mayor of Maastricht. Tell her the King can not celebrate his birthday, King's Day, in Maastricht because it will be too busy. Maybe she can withdraw the invitation.... :lol:
Forum: Dutch Royals 09-23-2019, 12:17 PM
Replies: 232
Views: 51,197
Posted By Duc_et_Pair
It has pleased His Majesty to celebrate his...

It has pleased His Majesty to celebrate his birthday in Maastricht, the capital if the most Southern province Limburg. It is, in my humble view, one of the most photogenic cities of the Netherlands...
Forum: Dutch Royals 04-28-2017, 07:33 AM
Replies: 232
Views: 51,197
Posted By Duc_et_Pair
I would say, there are always big crowds on...

I would say, there are always big crowds on King's Day / Queen's Day, in every city. And they seem to get bigger and bigger because it more and more changes into mega events with music, dance and...
Forum: Dutch Royals 04-28-2017, 05:19 AM
Replies: 232
Views: 51,197
Posted By Duc_et_Pair
I was aftraid for a twitterstorm about the...

I was aftraid for a twitterstorm about the physical changes of Princess Amalia, but in the general positive vibe of the royal family in twitterland, it remained calm on that front.
Forum: Dutch Royals 09-04-2016, 05:05 AM
Replies: 232
Views: 51,197
Posted By Duc_et_Pair
Tilburg is an industrial city but has some royal...

Tilburg is an industrial city but has some royal connotations. King Willem II of the Netherlands (1792-1849) loved Tilburg and indeed also died there. The local football club is named Willem II...
Forum: Dutch Royals 01-29-2015, 03:49 PM
Replies: 232
Views: 51,197
Posted By Duc_et_Pair
Uproar? The media will be happy that the royal...

Uproar? The media will be happy that the royal family concentrates on four spots in the city and no longer make a long walk. The security services will be happy too because four concentrations are...
Forum: Dutch Royals 10-12-2014, 04:02 AM
Replies: 232
Views: 51,197
Posted By Duc_et_Pair
I understand that the traditional défilé (parade)...

I understand that the traditional défilé (parade) which were always held for his grandmother (Soestdijk Palace) and his great-grandmother (Het Loo Palace) will make a return.

His mother changed...
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