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« Reply #3615 on: May 04, 2022, 12:54:15 AM »

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This is hands down the worst royal group portrait I have ever seen.
This pic should have stayed private!
Alexia pose is ridiculous  Blink

It screams nouveau riche and spoiled to me. Ugh, the girls' poses and caked on makeup are awful. Aside from the better clothes, it reminds me of Princess Barbie and her girls.
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« Reply #3616 on: May 04, 2022, 10:57:38 AM »

The caked on Make-up and the fashion choices are something these girls share with the majority of Europe's young women. The amount of make-up, the time they need to get all those stuff on their face, the material needed and the money poured into this is insane. And still every photo is retouched and filtered like crazy.
The picture above is a normal family photo, with one child hugging the lime light, one more self-conscious in the back and the bubbly, happy little one at the side.
Such photos happen in a family shoot... BUT that said, this is not your neighbourly family: this is an official picture they released: and I would have chosen one in which Wilhelm as the KING and thus the reason why we have their photo published, in the for front, with the girls a little less center stage.
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« Reply #3617 on: May 04, 2022, 11:23:18 AM »

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This is hands down the worst royal group portrait I have ever seen.
This pic should have stayed private!
Alexia pose is ridiculous  Blink

It screams nouveau riche and spoiled to me. Ugh, the girls' poses and caked on makeup are awful. Aside from the better clothes, it reminds me of Princess Barbie and her girls.

Barbie and daughters are 😩 but I think they are generally better dressed even if the girls look 10 years older... and they are less in your face unlike daughter 2
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« Reply #3618 on: May 04, 2022, 11:27:14 AM »

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This is hands down the worst royal group portrait I have ever seen.
This pic should have stayed private!
Alexia pose is ridiculous  Blink

It screams nouveau riche and spoiled to me. Ugh, the girls' poses and caked on makeup are awful. Aside from the better clothes, it reminds me of Princess Barbie and her girls.

Barbie and daughters are 😩 but I think they are generally better dressed even if the girls look 10 years older... and they are less in your face unlike daughter 2

The fact that Alexia is perceived to make the Barbie daughters look like shrinking violets should make Max and W-Ax ask themselves some serious questions.
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« Reply #3619 on: May 19, 2022, 02:14:29 PM »

https://nos.nl/artikel/24...ke-schouwburg-in-den-haag

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Speech from the throne in the coming years in the Koninklijke Schouwburg in The Hague

The Speech from the Throne on Prinsjesdag will be delivered in the coming years in the Koninklijke Schouwburg in The Hague. This has been decided by President of the Senate Jan Anthonie Bruijn in consultation with President of the House of Representatives Vera Bergkamp.

Due to the renovation of the Binnenhof complex, we are moving to the theater a few hundred meters away.

The Koninklijke Schouwburg has room for about 800 people, about as many as can fit in the Ridderzaal. It is still being looked at exactly how the hall will look like on the day of the Speech from the Throne.

Now there is a podium and it is still unclear whether it will be demolished. It is known, however, that chairs are taken from the Ridderzaal for the guests and that the throne will also be placed in the theatre.

Grote Kerk
Due to the corona pandemic, the past two editions did not take place in the Ridderzaal as usual, but in the Grote Kerk in The Hague. There was more room to maintain the one and a half meter rule.


This year, the presidents of the Senate and House of Representatives wanted to organize another festive and full-fledged edition of Prinsjesdag. That is why the Royal Theater has now been chosen for the reading of the Speech from the Throne by King Willem-Alexander. Another factor is that there is not enough space outside the Grote Kerk to get 800 people away safely.

Bruijn, who chairs the joint meeting on Budget Day, tells AD that the Speech from the Throne will be held in the theater as long as the renovation of the Binnenhof lasts.
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« Reply #3620 on: June 03, 2022, 02:56:44 PM »

In the Netherlands there is currently slight commotion about Lucas, the son of Prince Maurits and Princess Mariléne. According to media reports, he has become an officer in the Dutch army remarkably fast relative to standard, including already a mission in Iraq and at the UN. That while Lucas still has to turn 20 years old.

Prince Maurits is the eldest son of Princess Margriet (younger sister of Beatrix) and Pieter van Vollenhoven

The episode of Boos (in Dutch)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0f2WmZuMNGY


This report of Boos also refers to other Dutch royals in the army and related scandals. F.e. the Lockheed affair of Prince Bernhard.
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« Reply #3621 on: June 14, 2022, 04:13:39 PM »

https://nos.nl/artikel/24...-ondanks-striktere-regels

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Again more than 4 million Crown domain subsidy for king, despite stricter rules

King Willem-Alexander will receive a grant of 4.5 million euros over the next five years for the management of the Crown Estate Het Loo in the Veluwe. That money has been allocated for the part of the nature reserve that is open to the public all year round, writes Minister Van der Wal (Nature and Nitrogen) to the House of Representatives.

According to the subsidy rules, it is no longer possible to apply for financial support for the management of natural areas that are not accessible to the public all year round. More than half of the Kroondomein (3400 hectares) will be closed in the autumn. Officially, this is to give the area peace of mind, but it is also known that the royal family hunts there.

Willem-Alexander is the economic owner of the Crown Estate. Over the past five years, he received 4.8 million euros in subsidy for management. The fact that he now receives almost as much subsidy for a much smaller area is because the fees have increased enormously, writes Van der Wal. Inflation has also been taken into account.

Objection
The Fauna Protection Foundation has lodged an objection with the ministry against the subsidy that the king received over the past five years. According to the action group, this did not go according to the rules and the king must repay the millions.

Van der Wal has yet to respond to that objection. The whole matter could lead to legal proceedings, according to the letter from the minister.
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« Reply #3622 on: June 16, 2022, 07:24:12 PM »

https://www.nu.nl/konings...-natuur-rond-het-loo.html

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What does the king do with the 4.5 million he gets for the nature around Het Loo?

King Willem-Alexander will receive a grant of 4.5 million euros until 2028 for the maintenance of the part of the Kroondomein Het Loo nature reserve that is always open to the public, it was announced this week. Where are all those millions going? And what role does the king himself play in the management of the domain?

Kroondomein Het Loo consists of three parts: a part that is always open to the public, a part that is closed three months a year for hunting and the rest of the area, which is never accessible due to the vulnerable nature.

The king will receive a subsidy of 4.5 million euros for the period 2022-2027, which, due to new rules, may not be spent on the part that is only open for nine months. According to the rules, a nature reserve that receives a subsidy must be accessible to the public almost all year round (at least 51 weeks). The king hunts with relatives and other acquaintances with a hunting diploma during the autumn in this area.

The subsidy amount has been reduced from 4.7 million to 4.5 million euros, but it has increased in relative terms. This is because the area in which the subsidy can be spent has become smaller due to the new rules. The fact that it is a relatively high amount for a smaller part is because the compensation for nature management has increased. As of 2022, this is a maximum of 84 percent of the average costs, previously this was 75 percent. Inflation has also been taken into account.

The costs of managing the area that is partially closed must be paid by the king out of his own pocket. "The king is therefore the economic owner of the Crown Estate and has fruit management on it," the Government Information Service told NU.nl. This means that any proceeds also go to the king. The RVD does not say anything about the amount of the costs, because no statements are made about the private expenses of the king and his family.

The subsidy may, however, be used for the part of the estate that is always closed in connection with vulnerable nature. According to the RVD, this concerns, for example, sandy areas where adders and grass snakes also occur, or the edges of the moors, where the nightjar breeds. Wolves also have nests on the estate since 2019; that's why it's closed to the public.

The approximately 750,000 euros per year (4.5 million euros spread over six years) is spent on several goals. For example, drought in the area must be prevented, sheep are used for grazing, inventories must be made for the presence of plant and animal species and the paths are maintained.

The RVD says that the king is "very interested in the management of the Crown domain", but he leaves the execution of this to the steward of the Crown domain. A steward works as a manager of a living environment and manages all matters related to it.

There is also resistance to the subsidy that the king receives. Action group De Faunabescherming wants the king to repay the million-dollar subsidy of the past five years, because it would not have been provided in accordance with the rules for nature management. The subsidy should only be given to nature reserves that are open 51 weeks a year.

A special arrangement would have been made for the king. A hearing on this is due Friday. The action group will also object to the newly granted subsidy, because it would be much too high in proportion.



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« Reply #3623 on: June 20, 2022, 03:54:48 PM »

https://www.nu.nl/binnenl...-poch-niet-beinvloed.html

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Commission: Royal House did not influence Poch death flights investigation

There is no indication that the Royal House has tried to influence the investigation into the criminal case of Julio Poch. The Commission of Inquiry, led by Rinnooy Kan, has come to this conclusion, who conducted further investigations into the case at the request of the House of Representatives.

Poch was imprisoned in Argentina for eight years on suspicion of participating in death flights in the 1980s. Opponents of the dictatorial regime were thrown from airplanes over the sea. Queen Máxima's father was part of that regime.

The Royal House came under fire from a former vice-president of Eurojust. This is a European organization that deals with international cooperation in criminal matters. The man stated that he was called in 2007 by an employee from the circles of the Royal House, who wondered whether "the case against the Argentine pilot was really necessary". The caller would have found it painful for Máxima.

According to the commission, the Royal House was not aware of the investigation into Poch until he was arrested in Spain in 2009. It would therefore have been "impossible" to sound the alarm two years earlier.

The committee was unable to find out who did call the Vice-President of Eurojust. At the time of the conversation, dozens of people in and outside circles of the Public Prosecution Service and the National Police were aware of the case. The committee says it has no doubts that the meeting did indeed take place.

Poch was acquitted in 2017 of any involvement in death flights. At the end of last year, the Dutch government reached an agreement with Poch about compensation.



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https://nos.nl/artikel/24...n-zaak-poch-niet-gebleken

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Commission: influence of the Royal House in the Poch case has not been proven

No evidence has been found that King Willem-Alexander, Queen Máxima and Princess Beatrix tried to influence the controversial investigation into Julio Poch. This is the conclusion of a committee led by former senator Alexander Rinnooy Kan. Minister Yesilgöz of Justice and Security has sent the report to the House of Representatives.

Rinnooy Kan was asked in November last year to clarify the role of the Royal House in the case of Julio Poch, the Dutch-Argentine former pilot who was wrongly imprisoned in Argentina for eight years on suspicion of carrying out death flights during the dictatorship. by Jorge Videla.

Painful
During an investigation into the state of affairs surrounding Poch, a rumor came out about possible influence on the Oranges. In 2007, the then vice-president of Eurojust, a judicial partnership of the EU, was said to have called from "circles around the Royal House" with the question whether "the case against the Argentine pilot was really necessary".

According to the anonymous female caller, it would be "painful" for Máxima. Her father was Minister of Agriculture in the Videla regime for some time.

Intervention attempt
In 2021, another investigation into the role of the Netherlands in the pilot's case was conducted and these investigators were unable to determine what exactly had happened. They called their attempt to clear up the rumor "fruitless". The king, Máxima and princess Beatrix also let it be known via the RVD that they were not assisting "any such intervention attempt".

The Chamber kept asking for clarification, and Rinnooy Kan set to work trying to clear up the mystery. His committee now concludes that "nothing indicates" that the telephone call with the then vice-president of Eurojust was made from the immediate vicinity of the Royal House.

He also says that "everything indicates" that the king, queen and princess Beatrix only became aware of the Poch case at such a late stage that "they were unable to influence the investigation into Mr Poch" .

Minister Yesilgöz speaks of "carefully and detailed research".
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« Reply #3624 on: June 24, 2022, 04:17:31 PM »

First results from the annual photoshoot:

https://www.gelderlander....jkse-fotosessie~a5aa7364/
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