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« Reply #200 on: March 20, 2015, 01:16:58 am »

Now THAT'S a royal variety performance! The Queens of Denmark and Holland are entranced by bizarre show featuring semi-naked dancers


It's not every day that you find yourself sitting in the front row while a scantily clad dancer writhes in front of you but that is exactly what happened to the Netherlands' Queen Maxima last night.

The 43-year-old royal did, however, manage to keep a straight face during the modern dance performance which took place at Copenhagen's Royal Library.

Sat beside Denmark's Crown Prince Frederik, who also managed to look suitably interested, the royal was enjoying the second evening of a three-day state visit to Denmark.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-3002327/Denmark-s-got-talent-Maxima-manages-straight-face-bizarre-cultural-performance-featuring-semi-naked-dancers.html



Daisy always likes to put on something out of left field for her guests! She's such an eccentric. Love her!
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« Reply #201 on: March 20, 2015, 05:17:07 am »

Except this wasn't initiated by Queen Margrethe. This was the traditional 'reciprocal' event that always takes place at a state visit. The first night the host-country offers a state banquet, the second night the visiting Head of State is the host at an event.
Sometimes that is another dinner or banquet, but Queen Beatrix started to use these events as cultural pr for orchestras, dance groups etc from The Netherlands. And her son is following in his mothers footsteps with this dance group.

BTW I find the whole 'OMG naked dancers' of the Daily Fail rather amusing, and telling. Obviously the author isn't used to modern dance and I suspect he/she has not been bothered by culture during the upbringing.
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« Reply #202 on: March 20, 2015, 02:34:03 pm »

King Willem-Alexanders speach was really good. The commentators also remarked on his impressive and interesting speach at the gala dinner.
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« Reply #203 on: March 21, 2015, 08:49:49 am »

https://translate.google.nl/translate?sl=nl&tl=en&js=y&prev=_t&hl=nl&ie=UTF-8&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.nu.nl%2Fachterklap%2F4015518%2Fprinses-amalia-gaat-gymnasium-sorghvliet-in-haag.html&edit-text=
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Princess Amalia goes to the Christian school Sorghvliet in The Hague.

That the Government Information Service reported Friday.

The school had long been mentioned as a serious option for the princesses. The royal couple has recently done their lights on at various schools in the region. Except Sorghvliet were gymnasium Haganum and Maerlant Lyceum serious options.

Amalia goes to high school next year. The family, the school until now had kept secret to prevent a flood would come at the school merely because the Crown Princess goes there after the summer holidays.
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« Reply #204 on: March 21, 2015, 03:56:16 pm »

After a busy week with visits to Denmark and Germany and a farewell concert last night when the conductor of the Dutch Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra had his last performance with the RCO (of which Maxima is patron), the Dutch King and Queen have been getting their hands dirty at NL Doet, the annual Dutch volunteer-weekend when 300,000 people took on duties as volunteer at petting zoos, community centers, senior citizen-homes etc.

http://www.telegraaf.nl/binnenland/23831374/__Koningspaar_helpt_handje__.html

A far cry from that magnificent one-shoulder red dress of the Queen only days ago easter-egg-basket
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« Reply #205 on: March 21, 2015, 04:30:50 pm »

Let's see:

- I didn't like Max wearing the blue dress of the inauguration. But she did look good though imo it looks better with the cape.
- Mary looked ok except on the blue dress at the ballet. The make up is atrocious.
- Benedikte is still the best dressed in Denmark RF.
- How's CA new school?
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« Reply #206 on: March 21, 2015, 08:00:53 pm »

The Sorghvliet Gymnasium is a very good school. The Gymnasium is the highest level of secondary education in The Netherlands. It prepares, together with the second high level, the Atheneum, for university. The difference is that Latin and Greek are taught at the Gymnasium, but not at the Atheneum.

It takes 6 years to graduate (lower levels of highschool that prepare for vocational trainings schools or BA-colleges will take 4 or 5 years).

Sorghvliet is a bit posh, hardly surprising because it lies in a rather posh neighborhood of The Hague. Alumni-students include Princess Laurentien, wife of Prince Comstantijn of The Netherlands, and Lodewijk Asscher, the Deputy Prime Minister.
It is a school that is known for their after-school program and it is a relatively small school with 'only' 700 pupils. Most Dutch highschool are a combination of several levels and are, as a result, often much bigger, with easily 1500 students. The size will probably have played a role as to why the King and Queen pre-selected the school (I take it that they pre-selected 3-4 schools and Amalia was allowed to choose from that list...that is how most Dutch parents act).
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« Reply #207 on: March 21, 2015, 11:48:12 pm »

she really does have that glamor thing down - looks fabulous in that red dress
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« Reply #208 on: March 30, 2015, 11:27:44 am »

Queen Maxima has travelled to Myanmar (previously Birma) as special envoy to the Secretary General of the UN on inclusive finance.

Since Myanmar became a democracy once more, the government is trying to increase access to financial instruments for the population, like insurance and bank-accounts. The Dutch Queen will discuss their work and what needs to be done with UN-employees, members of the Myanmar-government and she will also talk to students of the University of Rangoon.

On Wednesday, the government will present their National Plan for Action in the presence of the Dutch Queen.

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« Reply #209 on: March 30, 2015, 12:58:54 pm »

^http://www.newmyroyals.com/2015/03/queen-maxima-visits-myanmar.html
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« Reply #210 on: April 26, 2015, 03:28:26 pm »

Traditionally a survey is done about the monarchy in The Netherlands in the days before King's Day/ Queen's Day.

From the survey, it seems that 53,9% is in favour of the monarchy 'as is'. 20% is in favour of the monarchy but would like to see some changes (my guess: remove the King as Head of Government and implement the Swedish model). 19% would prefer a republic, the rest is neutral.

Pretty positive numbers and a clear 'kudos' to the King from the people of The Netherlands.

http://www.telegraaf.nl/binnenland/23972064/__Koningsdag_nieuwe_stijl__.html
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« Reply #211 on: April 27, 2015, 03:52:28 pm »

The King was in Dordrecht today to celebrate his 48th birthday with his family and the people of Dordrecht and The Netherlands.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-3057373/Willem-Alexander-wife-Maxima-celebrate-birthday.html
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« Reply #212 on: April 27, 2015, 06:03:43 pm »

eh that lipstick is too much

so exciting to see the kids wearing different things from each other

Alexia is so pretty

http://www.newmyroyals.com/2015/04/dutch-royal-family-celebrates-kings-day.html
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« Reply #213 on: June 17, 2015, 02:25:01 am »

No to the lipstick.  tehe
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« Reply #214 on: July 31, 2015, 12:53:36 pm »

The King was in Dordrecht today to celebrate his 48th birthday with his family and the people of Dordrecht and The Netherlands.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-3057373/Willem-Alexander-wife-Maxima-celebrate-birthday.html

Until now a good example for a royal family
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« Reply #215 on: July 09, 2017, 07:39:56 pm »

The family's annual photo session.
http://www.therealmyroyals.com/dutch-royal-family-pose-for-the-media-during-the-annual-photo-session-at-the-kagerplassen-in-warmond/
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