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« Reply #120 on: July 16, 2021, 01:34:29 PM »

Ummm... what was it intended to represent? Laugh bounce
And wouldn't y'all just love for Maxima to take you on the tour of the red light district? Yes, please!!!

many years ago a young Princess Beatrix (the later Queen Beatrix) joined Dutch Salvation Officer Major Bosshardt, among other in the Red Light district of Amsterdam.



LOL the head wrap and the body language make it look like she snuck out of the palace and is trying not to get caught Laugh bounce
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« Reply #121 on: July 16, 2021, 01:44:38 PM »

Ummm... what was it intended to represent? Laugh bounce
And wouldn't y'all just love for Maxima to take you on the tour of the red light district? Yes, please!!!

many years ago a young Princess Beatrix (the later Queen Beatrix) joined Dutch Salvation Officer Major Bosshardt, among other in the Red Light district of Amsterdam.



LOL the head wrap and the body language make it look like she snuck out of the palace and is trying not to get caught Laugh bounce


Yup, but originally it was for her safety and experiencing how it regularly went. Several would act different if they were aware the (then) Crown Princess was in the Red Light District

She had also conversations with hookers.

https://www.nporadio1.nl/...-des-heils-door-amsterdam

It should all have been kept a big secret. In 1965, Major Bosshardt of the Salvation Army took Princess Beatrix through the Red Light District, the red light district of Amsterdam. In disguise, because the young princess was not to be recognized. In the end, despite her wig, headscarf and thick glasses, she was recognized during the distribution of De Strijdkreet, the magazine of the Salvation Army.

The goodwill work of Alida Margaretha Bosshardt, as the 'salvationist' is called in full, appealed very much to the Royal House. That is why the princess decided to move into the district with the major. In addition to handing out De Strijdkreet, they also visit prostitutes at home.

Louise and Martine Fokken, the well-known twin sisters who have been working as prostitutes in the Red Light District for more than fifty years, are visited by the princess. "That Beatrix has made fun of us," they said in an interview with the AD. "She acted as if she had a boyfriend and had to go to work. We thought: Major Bosshardt picked her up from the gutter."

The sisters told Beatrix that she would not have to do this work. They turned out to be right, because the lady in question turned out to be the crown princess.

The major and the later queen continued to see and speak to each other often. In 2014 Beatrix returned to the red light district to open the new Salvation Army reception building: the Majoor Bosshardtburgh.
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« Reply #122 on: July 16, 2021, 01:50:21 PM »

Neat story! Thank you for posting this!
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« Reply #123 on: July 16, 2021, 09:11:09 PM »




I like how her hat echoes the curves of the bridge!  Thumb up
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« Reply #124 on: July 16, 2021, 09:34:09 PM »




I like how her hat echoes the curves of the bridge!  Thumb up

Good find ! And indeed.
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« Reply #125 on: July 21, 2021, 11:21:59 AM »

https://www.nu.nl/konings...r-amsterdamse-wallen.html

Article about the event, opening of a specific 3D printed bridge in Amsterdam, which Maxima did last week.
De Wallen (or the Amsterdamse Wallen) are the Dutch name of the specific Amsterdam Red Light District.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/De_Wallen

Article loosely translated as:

Máxima sometimes takes foreign friends to Amsterdam Red Light District

Queen Máxima sometimes takes foreign friends to Amsterdam's Red Light District. "This neighborhood is Amsterdam's own," Máxima declared during the opening of a bridge in the Amsterdam neighbourhood.

The Red Light District was therefore included in her introductory tour through the Netherlands, during which she went into the country partly incognito and with a black wig. "I was here back in 1999. I had read a lot about it."

Máxima had a conversation in Café Stoof on the Oudezijds Achterburgwal with Cor van Dijk of entrepreneurs' association BIZ Burgwallen and owner of, among others, Casa Rosso and the Bananenbar.

The Queen was in the cafe to talk about the new temporary bridge she had just opened, but Van Dijk was curious if Máxima had been in the area before. So that was the case. She had also walked the Red Light District at the time.

The Queen also shared that daughter Amalia will receive her diploma on Thursday. Princess Amalia, who will turn eighteen at the end of this year and will then be entitled to the throne, passed her final exam with honors last month. "It is a very busy day," said Queen Máxima.

The family poses for the press on Friday during the annual summer photo session at Huis ten Bosch.
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