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« Reply #210 on: November 27, 2018, 03:27:36 PM »

W-A keeping up to date on his takeoffs and landings for KLM.

https://www.dailysabah.co...o-istanbul-from-amsterdam
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« Reply #211 on: November 27, 2018, 04:08:40 PM »

Well he has to keep up his flying hours for his pilot's license
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« Reply #212 on: November 27, 2018, 04:40:03 PM »

W-A keeping up to date on his takeoffs and landings for KLM.

https://www.dailysabah.co...o-istanbul-from-amsterdam

I love this about W-A.  It's just flipping cool that he does this!
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« Reply #213 on: November 29, 2018, 02:26:06 PM »

And again, MT is doing sth that is actually useful and helps the people  Thumb up. This time, she attended an event by Dr Mukwege in the Netherlands and delivered a speech.


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« Reply #214 on: March 16, 2019, 09:52:45 AM »

W-A at NL Doet 2019

https://www.nu.nl/266367/...jwilligersdag-nldoet.html

https://www.rtlboulevard....uit-de-mouwen-bij-nl-doet

https://www.koninklijkhui.../agenda/2019/03/15/nldoet
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« Reply #215 on: April 12, 2019, 01:41:14 PM »

Video of WA at the Opening of the Kingsday games 2019 in Lemmer (Frisia, Netherlands).

https://nos.nl/video/2280...eetje-krachttraining.html

With regard to sports: he does a bit of weight training (in Dutch: kracht training, which literally means strengt training)
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« Reply #216 on: April 12, 2019, 01:47:24 PM »

King WA (and other members of the Oranje-Nassau family) and sports:

https://nos.nl/artikel/22...ander-spant-de-kroon.html


More than a century of sport and the Oranjes: Willem-Alexander takes the lead

'Cheering King' is what the king is often called and that's not for nothing: Willem-Alexander is a great sports fan. It is no surprise that the King's Games - today the seventh edition - have become a tradition since its inauguration. In 2019, sport and the Oranges are inextricably linked. But that has not always been the case.

More than a century of sport and the Oranges: Willem-Alexander takes the lead

'Cheering King' is what the king is often called and that's not for nothing: Willem-Alexander is a great sports fan. It is no surprise that the King's Games - today the seventh edition - have become a tradition since its inauguration. In 2019, sport and the Oranges are inextricably linked. But that has not always been the case.

"The broad interest in sport of the Oranjes started only after the death of Willem III in the 19th century," says sports historian Jurryt van de Vooren. Wilhelmina, only ten years old at the time, must succeed her father. With his way of governing, he had ensured that the Oranges were not popular with the people. "And that is to say the least", says Van de Vooren. "Willem III was also called mad Willem or King Gorilla by his atrocities."

"Sport brings together"

In the eight years that Queen Emma prepared Wilhelmina for her position - she had to be 18 years old before this - she tried to do everything to increase the connection with the people. And sport was a good tool for this. "Sport is becoming a brother, that is one of the main reasons that a royal family member is paying attention to this," says NOS royal reporter Kysia Hekster.

"The most striking thing is the attention that was paid to skating," says Van de Vooren. "Always when it was freezing, the queens themselves took to the ice. Images of this became internationally known and aroused indignation." A queen who put on the skates herself, that was unprecedented.

In the years that Queen Wilhelmina reigned, sport became increasingly important for the Oranges. Simply because sport became increasingly important for the population. These developments continued into the rest of the 20th century.

"More and more sports received royal attention, members of the royal family almost always attended the Olympic Games and royal awards were made for athletes," says Van de Vooren. "The number of royal awards that are given in sports has gained momentum in the 21st century." About 150 ribbons were given from 1900 to 2000. Since then there have been another 150, Van de Vooren estimates.

The big sports fan

King Willem-Alexander nevertheless takes the crown when it comes to the amount of attention that a Dutch monarch devotes to sport. "In the time of Wilhelmina there was the slogan 'for God, homeland and Oranje'. With Willem-Alexander this could be better 'for sport, homeland and Oranje'."

"The king does not shy away from controversial situations to be at the Olympic Games.
Kysia Hekster, NOS royal family reporter ”


The king has a deep-rooted interest in sport. "He prefers to talk about it all day," Hekster knows. He himself participated in the New York Marathon (1992) and the Elfstedentocht (1986) when he was still crown prince.

Willem-Alexander is also an honorary member and former member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC). He never skips the Olympic Games. "He does not shy away from controversial situations to be there," says Hekster. She refers to the 2014 Olympic Games in Russia, where the king drank a beer with Russian President Putin. For many Dutch people that went down the wrong way.

Given the interest of Willem-Alexander in sports, the creation of the King's Games at his inauguration in 2013 was not a surprising move. But the King's Games are about more than just the king's interest.

"Being overweight is a growing problem in our society," says Van de Vooren. "As a result, sports are becoming increasingly important. Keeping the King's Games, where children come into contact with sports and eating healthily in a fun way, promotes a healthy society."

The King's Games are an expression of this: sports and the Oranjes are indispensable. Hekster: "Nowadays, national sport is more about orange than red, white and blue."
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« Reply #217 on: April 12, 2019, 01:52:52 PM »

Opening of the King's Games 2019 and Breakfast with children in Lemmer, the Netherlands (in the province of Frisia).

https://www.nu.nl/268791/...ijdens-koningsspelen.html

The seventh edition of the King's Games started on Friday April 12. The day started with a joint "king's breakfast". All kinds of sporting activities were then organized. Last year more than six thousand schools took part in the special day.
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« Reply #218 on: April 12, 2019, 04:35:48 PM »

Thanks Principessa!  Star

It’s always nice to see healthy activities being promoted.
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« Reply #219 on: April 24, 2019, 01:46:07 AM »

Is King Willem-Alexander also Count of Buren?
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« Reply #220 on: April 24, 2019, 02:35:48 AM »

Is King Willem-Alexander also Count of Buren?

I believe so...wiki has his full titles as...

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Willem-Alexander, by the Grace of God, King of the Netherlands, Prince of Orange-Nassau, Jonkheer van Amsberg, Marquis of Veere and Flushing, Count of Katzenelnbogen, Vianden, Diez, Spiegelberg, Buren, Leerdam and Culemborg, Burgrave of Antwerp, Baron of Breda, Diest, Beilstein, the town of Grave and the lands of Cuyk, IJsselstein, Cranendonk, Eindhoven, Liesveld, Herstal, Warneton, Arlay and Nozeroy, Hereditary and Free Lord of Ameland, Lord of Borculo, Bredevoort, Lichtenvoorde, Het Loo, Geertruidenberg, Clundert, Zevenbergen, Hooge and Lage Zwaluwe, Naaldwijk, Polanen, St Maartensdijk, Soest, Baarn, Ter Eem, Willemstad, Steenbergen, Montfort, St Vith, Bütgenbach, Dasburg, Niervaart, Turnhout and Besançon
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« Reply #221 on: April 24, 2019, 06:51:10 AM »

Is King Willem-Alexander also Count of Buren?

Yes, he also used it as an alias: 

https://nl.m.wikipedia.or...ki/Van_Buren_(schuilnaam)
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« Reply #222 on: April 24, 2019, 09:30:32 AM »

Is King Willem-Alexander also Count of Buren?

Yes, he also used it as an alias: 

https://nl.m.wikipedia.or...ki/Van_Buren_(schuilnaam)



A rough translation:

Van Buren (alias)

Van Buren is a pseudonym used by members of the Dutch royal family to remain incognito.

The surname Van Buren comes from the title of Count van Buren, one of the many titles and names that King Willem-Alexander can use. This county goes back to Anna van Buren, the first wife of Willem van Oranje. Her ancestors from the Van Egmond family gained control of Buren (in the Betuwe) in 1472. Buren became a county in 1498. After the death of the only son of Anna van Buren and Willem van Oranje, Filips Willem, the title count van Buren came into the hands of his half-brother Maurits.

King Willem III called himself Count of Buren. Queen Wilhelmina and Queen Juliana were often incognito as countess van Buren, for example with restaurant reservations.

When King Willem-Alexander rode the Elfstedentocht in 1986, he did it under the name W.A. van Buren, an inconspicuous name. Only during the journey did he become known who he really was


Buren:
https://nl.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buren_(stad)
The place is located in the Neder (Lower) Betuwe region and is centrally located within the municipality of Buren, near the larger towns of Tiel and Geldermalsen in the Netherlands.

Buren can call itself Oranjestad, because of the bond with the Dutch royal family. Willem van Oranje married Anna van Buren there in 1551. Princess Beatrix and King Willem-Alexander are therefore countess and count of Buren.

In Buren was one of the largest castles in the Netherlands the house Buren, whose last resident was Frederik Hendrik, prince of Orange.

Elfstedentocht:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elfstedentocht

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« Reply #223 on: May 16, 2019, 03:56:02 PM »

https://www.nu.nl/gaswinn...getroffen-appingedam.html

Rough translation of the Dutch text:

King Willem-Alexander visits Appingedam which was hit by quakes


King Willem-Alexander visited the Opwierde-Zuid district in Appingedam (in the province of Groningen, the Netherlands) on Thursday afternoon. This is a severely hit neighborhood due to the quakes as a result of gas extraction in Groningen. This is where the first major reinforcement approach to homes in the province takes place.

Of 462 affected homes, 64 are being reinforced and the remaining 398 demolished and newly built. The project was funded by the government and developed together with owners and tenants. Ultimately, the neighborhood must become natural gas-free, green and more spacious than before.

On Thursday, the king first spoke with ten residents in the ASWA community center. In the presence of, among others, Mayor Hiemstra van Appingedam and the King's commissioner in Groningen, the residents told about their experiences with the quakes and about the reinforcement project.

The king then visited two homes, one of which is being demolished and one is being strengthened and made more sustainable.

King meets school children

The visit ended again in the community center. There the king met some school children from two nearby primary schools. The children handed the king drawings about their experiences with the quakes.

King Willem-Alexander's visit follows his earlier visits to the province, which also focused on the consequences of gas extraction. In 2016, for example, he visited Leermens and the following year Zernike university grounds in the city of Groningen
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« Reply #224 on: May 29, 2019, 04:53:07 PM »

https://www.ad.nl/binnenl...k-aan-nederland~ad7075d8/

"King has sent Trump an invitation to visit the Netherlands"

King Willem-Alexander has invited US president Donald Trump to visit the Netherlands in connection with the international commemoration of the Battle of the Scheldt. The memorial is on August 31 in Terneuzen. That day marks the start of the 75th Anniversary Freedom memorial program of the National Committee 4 and 5 May.

Whether Trump accepts the invitation is not yet known. Foreign Minister Stef Blok warmly hopes that Trump will say yes to the invitation, he said today. It would be "fantastic," said the minister, who called the Battle of the Scheldt an important step on the road to liberation.

This Battle, in the fall of 1944, fought for weeks to get the two banks of the Scheldt into allied hands. When that was successful, the liberators were able to use the port of Antwerp to supply equipment for their advance.

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Art collector Bert Kreuk, owner of the American flag that was brought to Normandy on June 6, 1944 during the D-Day invasion, hopes to offer Trump this symbol for the liberation of Europe in Terneuzen.According to his own words, he and the American ambassador Pete Hoekstra pleaded long before the invitation to the American president and he finds it "a great honor" that the king has now sent the invitation out. The offer of the flag must, according to Kreuk, become an important part of the ceremony.

Kreuk wants to give the flag back to the American people for some time, but only if the president comes to fetch it and then houses it in a museum. The collector dreams that the president will receive the flag in his capacity as supreme commander. The trip from Trump to Europe to receive the flag could thus be seen as a tribute to the fallen and other war victims, says Kreuk.

At the time, the flag flew on the stern of the LCC 60 landing craft, which landed the first American troops on Utah Beach, one of the landing beaches. He has been in possession of Kreuk since 2014 and was exhibited in the Kunsthal in Rotterdam for some time.

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