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« Reply #255 on: October 24, 2018, 08:46:32 PM »

My first "real" post here to confess my girl crush for Queen Maxima... and I have enjoyed this love fest thread so much :-) Sophie and Maxima are among my favorite royals and they really get along well - you can't fake those smiles.

I think that King Willem Alexander is enormously proud of his wife, he has this happy little smile in his eyes when he looks at her. Perfect.

What a wonderful royal visit. And following along here with all you knowledgeable people explaining about the bling is just great.

Welcome Carreen! Star Isn't she marvelous, she's my absolute favorite royal lady of the younger generation. She is so confident and comfortable in her job that she has helped other royal ladies gain or maintain their footing (CP Masako of Japan for example). And she does it with panache and a smile on her face. A truly great lady. Beer
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« Reply #256 on: October 24, 2018, 08:57:28 PM »

Im glad to see Kate wearing jewels from the family vaults like that necklace, bracelet etc, and that she is not just wearing peices from Diana, its enough with the big blue and the tiara.
 Seems Queen Elizabeth has become rather generous with jewels from the vault now, Im no specialist on Dianas Jewels but it seemed much were private jewellery and gifts from the Saudis etc, and Sara hardly anything historic? And thenshe supprised with the not seen for long tiaras of Eugenie and Meghan for their weddings.
Kates dress though..I cant belive a used to be avant guard and fashion forward label like McQueen made that promqueen dress, what a bore.

Maxima really pulled of that diamond wall,cant say I find it particularily pretty, but it is impressive and historic and nice to see with todays photoquality. I feel the brooch on the middle of the stomackhlooks like it has slid down, and would be better higher up on the sash, but personal taste really.
A pitty there were no second banquet like there often is.

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« Reply #257 on: October 24, 2018, 09:16:28 PM »

Have never followed her much, but have fallen in love with Maxima during this trip.  She's everything modern royalty should aspire to be, and obviously a very nice and fun person as well.  She looks regal, without looking the least bit snobby or pretentious.  And, doesn't look as if she'd rather be anywhere else, doing anything else, as so many of them do.
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« Reply #258 on: October 24, 2018, 09:22:51 PM »

Isn't there usually a Return Banquet/Dinner hosted by the guests? I remember WA & Max hosting one during their Danish state visit.

At any rate, an extremely well-organized and successful State Visit...short but memorable.  Thumb up Everybody looked dignified! The Dutch Royals accomplished a lot including a speech before the Parliament. It will probably be another 40 years before we see one between these 2 countries.

ETA: I can't even imagined how the CP couple of Denmark can pull something like this when its their turn Yikes

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« Reply #259 on: October 25, 2018, 12:25:27 AM »

I agree with all how well WA, Max, Ed and Sophie get along.

However...

Shouldn't the Cambridges learn and network? If there is one couple who can 'guide' them it's WA and Max.

Kate had lunch with WA once, when she was in the Netherlands. And didn't Kate do trooping once next to Max?

Age gaps should not matter at this level of professionalism and diplomacy. Liz and Bea are close from the start, while Liz is 10 years older.

For my fellow Dutchies here: when did WA become so handsome, non awkward and charming? Who is this dashing man? I like! A lot!

Ah come one, sonetimes WA nails it, but most of the time he is stlll our akward Dutch guy  Wink
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« Reply #260 on: October 25, 2018, 03:00:24 AM »

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Love Max's dress.  Hate Sophie's suit. 

I get that they're friends and all, but I'm sick to death of the BRF's snotty attitude toward their continental counterparts in regard to doing the right thing.  Ed and Sophie are fine to be there, but Chuck and Cam should also be there.  WA and Max are the reigning monarchs, for god's sake.  Higher-ups in the family should be the ones to escort them.  I get why the Queen isn't doing the whole thing, but their nearest peer in terms of rank should be there accompanying Wax and Max.  If Sophie and Ed want to tag along, that's all fine and dandy, but their nearest peer should have been there.

After the Fabiola funeral nonsense, I lost any and all respect for the Brits.  This is just more of the same.  Roll Eyes.
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« Reply #261 on: October 25, 2018, 03:22:15 AM »

Looks like the Duke of Kent was there on the bridge too!
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« Reply #262 on: October 25, 2018, 03:57:01 AM »

Well I guess Philip is sick and so maybe QM wanted to be with him or the walking around was too much for her?
Or they didnít want to foist William in such a nice couple
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« Reply #263 on: October 25, 2018, 04:02:15 AM »

I get the feeling Sophie is the go-to royal. She and Maxima appear to have a great rapport. Agree that Charles should have stepped up as the future king, but who knows, maybe the Dutch royals requested Sophie & Edward?

Great to see the Duke of Kent there.
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« Reply #264 on: October 25, 2018, 09:40:13 AM »

i give max 10/10 for this visit, she was absolutely perfect, in her way to be and her way to dress Thumb up
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« Reply #265 on: October 25, 2018, 12:00:26 PM »

i give max 10/10 for this visit, she was absolutely perfect, in her way to be and her way to dress Thumb up

Yes - the bling on her in the State Dinner occasion was wonderful. She was "the Queen". The pink dress - not so much for me but I guess it was "Max". If that dress is Natan then I rest my case . . . .
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« Reply #266 on: October 25, 2018, 12:15:42 PM »

i give max 10/10 for this visit, she was absolutely perfect, in her way to be and her way to dress Thumb up

Yes - the bling on her in the State Dinner occasion was wonderful. She was "the Queen". The pink dress - not so much for me but I guess it was "Max". If that dress is Natan then I rest my case . . . .

No, it's said to be Oscar de la Renta.
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« Reply #267 on: October 25, 2018, 12:25:07 PM »

I find Maxima way over the top in everything she does. But one thing she doesn't and that is what I am much appreciative of is: Complain about how difficult her life is.

I think we have just about each and every royal (and celebrity) on record for stating how difficult their life was, how different it was from what the hyped media makes it and how it was not a fairy tale.
Maxima seems to have a ball. She is as deep in designer bills as any other royal, she is enjoying all the perks (vacations, short first class trips to her family in Argentina, meat flown in from Argentina for her dinner table and furniture that can finance a subdivision), and she also does all the (yawn) events at nursing homes, fire-brigades and opening bridges, envelopes and streets in the middle of freaking nowhere. Yet she loves it and there is nothing of the so annoying upper-class ennui, of the "yes I am here, but I am bored".
She adores her QueenLife and she is not afraid to show it.
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« Reply #268 on: October 25, 2018, 02:23:29 PM »

 
Well I guess Philip is sick and so maybe QM wanted to be with him or the walking around was too much for her?
Or they didnít want to foist William in such a nice couple

 Star Probably true about William 
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« Reply #269 on: October 25, 2018, 02:43:36 PM »

i give max 10/10 for this visit, she was absolutely perfect, in her way to be and her way to dress Thumb up

Yes - the bling on her in the State Dinner occasion was wonderful. She was "the Queen". The pink dress - not so much for me but I guess it was "Max". If that dress is Natan then I rest my case . . . .

No, it's said to be Oscar de la Renta.

It is indeed by Oscar de la Renta:

https://www.oscardelarent...e-face-stretch-wool-dress

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