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« Reply #30 on: April 22, 2020, 10:45:26 PM »

Prince Claus participated in the annual four day march of Nijmegen, an event for soldiers and civilians. July 25, 1967   
http://www.gettyimages.com/license/173115003

An event that this year is canceled due to Corona.

https://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nijmeegse_Vierdaagse
https://en.wikipedia.org/...our_Days_Marches_Nijmegen

Over the years I have several colleagues, friends and acquintances who participated in this event. But also some who just enjoyed the parties during these days, who supported the hikers and such (by food and drinks; cooling down with water; first aid etc.)

One of my American friends, a former Marine, participated in this event in 2014 and said it was one of the highlights of his life. :-)
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« Reply #31 on: April 23, 2020, 09:30:37 AM »

Prince Claus participated in the annual four day march of Nijmegen, an event for soldiers and civilians. July 25, 1967   
http://www.gettyimages.com/license/173115003

An event that this year is canceled due to Corona.

https://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nijmeegse_Vierdaagse
https://en.wikipedia.org/...our_Days_Marches_Nijmegen

Over the years I have several colleagues, friends and acquintances who participated in this event. But also some who just enjoyed the parties during these days, who supported the hikers and such (by food and drinks; cooling down with water; first aid etc.)

One of my American friends, a former Marine, participated in this event in 2014 and said it was one of the highlights of his life. :-)

Nice compliment for the event and the involved people Smiley

I have never participated myself, but encountered oft participants in the train and such (when commuting for work and related). The atmosphere is in general amazing. People who help each other, both walkers and non-walkers. An acquaintance of mine, for example, voluntarily distributes fruit, drinks and the like to hikers almost every year (free of charge).

Past year in 2019:

The oldest participant in the Four Days Marches is called Lex de Jong. Mister De Jong has reached at the beginning of the year the fine age of 92 and "just" still runs on the 30 kilometers. The Deventer may rightly be a late bloomer
be called: he did for it first entered in 1999 and is now up for his 16th
reward. "I participate to keep fit!"

Unfortunately, he stopped the walking party because of a sore hip. That confirms his family. The resident of Deventer previously fell out of bed in the hotel where he is staying during the Four Days Marches. The result was a sore hip. Still he finished the second stage.

"It is great that he came across the finish line despite his hip on Wednesday. But he quickly said that he thought it was enough. We had already told each other that fun was the most important thing," says his daughter Josette.

De Jong participated for the sixteenth time this year. He walked out of the walking event fourteen times. Last year the Deventenaar also made a brave attempt to get the coveted Four Days Marches Cross, but he dropped out prematurely.


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« Reply #32 on: April 24, 2020, 12:47:55 AM »

We used to live quite close to one of the places the walkers went through. I used to get up really early, load the kid in the stroller and walk to a point where we could wave at the walkers for a while. People really enjoyed seeing a happy toddler wave and blow kisses at them.
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« Reply #33 on: April 29, 2020, 07:27:35 PM »

Prince Claus danced with Princess Beatrix at an international press ball in Amsterdam in 1973.    
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The two of them were such a sweet pair.






This picture was taken in Suriname (Paramaribo) on the day that they de facto and de jure declared independence from the Kingdom of the Netherlands in 1975.
Here is some footage of the dance: https://youtu.be/QmQ2ZNyz3x0?t=86  
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« Reply #34 on: April 29, 2020, 10:10:22 PM »

An interesting documentary about the Suranimese independance, reported from the Dutch side  Thumb up
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« Reply #35 on: Today at 10:21:26 AM »

Prince Claus holds up Prince Willem-Alexander in September 1968   
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