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« Reply #3060 on: April 16, 2019, 04:32:58 AM »

Laurentian looks the best - very nice. Second, Queen Beatrice.

I just want to take a curling iron to Max's hair and curl the ends and fly-away strands. I think she would look a million percent better. Like this:



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« Reply #3061 on: April 16, 2019, 05:47:47 AM »

Where was she? DC?
Plenty of good hairstyles there
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« Reply #3062 on: April 16, 2019, 07:00:00 AM »

Max, I hate your outfit Crap

+1 - the dress is awful, the belt ? worse, the shoes - OMG - and the hair/make-up - poor job. She can look fantastic - but not this time
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« Reply #3063 on: April 16, 2019, 02:23:19 PM »

The shoes and belt still don’t look any better on second time of wearing 
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« Reply #3064 on: April 16, 2019, 03:56:32 PM »

Those shoes and that belt, not to mention the anemic flesh colored sequins! Blink
Support  belt &  plastic shoes  No  hair looks  slightly better.
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« Reply #3065 on: July 02, 2019, 11:44:49 AM »

https://www.nu.nl/cultuur...er-open-voor-publiek.html

Noordeinde Palace and Royal Stables open to the public this summer

Just like the previous three years, Noordeinde Palace and the Royal Stables in The Hague can be visited again for a few days by the public. Both locations will open their doors for four Saturdays from 3 August.

The stables located next to King Willem-Alexander's work palace can also be viewed on the four Friday afternoons from 2 August. The palace is open to the public for fewer days because more consideration must be given to daily use as an office and reception area.

Visitors to the Noordeinde Palace can visit the Balcony Room and the Marot dining room, where there is a covered table with table ware from the Queen Wilhelmina period.

In the summer of 2016, King Willem-Alexander opened the Hague's work palace to the public for the first time. Thousands of interested people went to watch.

Visitors to the palace and the stables must have an admission ticket. Ticket sales start on July 4. Children up to five years old can enter for free.
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« Reply #3066 on: July 03, 2019, 02:36:03 PM »

https://www.nu.nl/binnenl...paleis-van-de-koning.html

Huis ten Bosch renovated: what's new about the King's residential palace?

The renovated Huis ten Bosch in The Hague will be presented to the press on Wednesday 3 July. The residential palace of King Willem-Alexander and his family was thoroughly renovated for the first time in more than thirty years, when his mother Beatrix came to live there. What has changed about the palace?

The palace is almost four hundred years old.

Huis ten Bosch was built in the mid-seventeenth century for Frederik Hendrik and Amalia van Solms. In the course of the century that followed, the building was further expanded and, among other things, side wings were added: the Hague wing on the west side, the so-called 'Wassenaar wing' on the east side.

During the French occupation (1795-1813) the building served as a prison, art museum, brothel and emergency shelter for victims of the Leiden gunpowder disaster in January 1807.

The Oranges have been living in the building since 1815.

When the Netherlands became a monarchy again in 1815, with King Willem I as its head, the building once again became the home of the Oranges. It was only from the First World War, when Queen Wilhelmina was not allowed to leave The Hague because of the struggle at the national borders, that it was used structurally as such.

In the Second World War the palace was almost demolished by the German occupiers, due to the planned construction of the Atlantik Wall, a large defense wall against the possible British invasion. In the end, only two service buildings next to the palace were demolished. The palace itself was badly damaged during bombing.

Huis ten Bosch has not been renovated for a long time.

No major maintenance had been carried out on the monumental building in the Haagse Bos for more than thirty years. There was woodworm in the panels of the Japanese room and insects had damaged the wallpaper in the Chinese room. Many curtains were worn out. The renovation was planned in the period before Willem-Alexander and his family would move to Huis ten Bosch, in February 2019.

The renovation took more than three years. A total of forty months of work was done to get the palace back to its best condition, with an average of 120 construction workers a day. The costs amounted to 63 million euros, almost double what was originally estimated.

The entire building has now been taken care of.

New elevators have been installed, a new kitchen, all pipes have been replaced and the facade and roof have been repaired. The landing steps have also been restored and a large-scale asbestos remediation has taken place.

The Wassenaar wing has been given a new staircase so that the work and private rooms in the palace can be better separated. Adjustments have also been made so that more daylight enters; a blind wall has been removed in the king's office, among other places.

In addition, since the renovation, the palace has all grounded sockets.

Has the palace also become more sustainable? Armand Bos of architecture firm BiermanHenket says to NU.nl: "The biggest change that we have made is that all installations, such as heating and cooling, are completely renewed. They now meet the requirements of our time."

Bos says that the sustainability of the palace was a prominent theme during the renovation, during all discussions with advisors and sounding board groups. "How are you going to lift such a national monument over this century and ensure that it can also be used as economically as possible in the future?"

The palace was in relatively poor condition.

The last renovation took place in the 1980s, before Queen Beatrix and Prince Claus came to live there. However, this was a minor renovation; no major maintenance was carried out.

Moreover, Huis ten Bosch was initially only intended as a summer residence. Since then, many temporary solutions have been devised to keep the building habitable for the rest of the year. With the renovation that has now been completed, a catch-up has been made in one go and all provisional adjustments have been upgraded, so that the building can be inhabited without problems in the coming decades.

The king wanted solar panels, but that is not allowed

Willem-Alexander announced last year during a meeting about sustainability in Amsterdam that he wanted to install solar panels on the roof of Huis ten Bosch. That possibility is still being investigated.

Another Orange family member already complained in the past about strict rules in this area. In April 2011, during a visit to a German solar panel factory, the then Queen Beatrix expressed annoyance at the bureaucratic obstacles that prevented the placement of solar collectors on the Huis ten Bosch greenhouse at the time.




https://nos.nl/artikel/22...llem-alexander-eruit.html ==> including pictures of how it looks like after the renovation

This is what King Willem-Alexander's renovated palace looks like?

Over the past three years, an average of 120 construction workers have worked on the renovation of Huis ten Bosch Palace per day. Although King Willem-Alexander and his family have been living in the palace since January, the renovation is only now complete. Today the press was allowed to look at the result for the first time.

The chandelier in the entrance is from Studio Drift and made from the fruit of dandelions. The fluffy bulbs are picked by hand and are glued seed by seed to LED lighting.

Much had to be done both on the inside and the outside of the palace in The Hague, which was built in 1645. For example, the roof and the landing steps have been replaced and the historic stucco ceilings and façade have been renovated. The garden has also been redesigned. The renovation cost a total of 63 million euros - much more than initially thought.

Step ladder on the shovel

It is a familiar image when a new cabinet is presented: the photo on the steps of Huis ten Bosch. This happened for the first time in 1971 when Queen Juliana presented Cabinet Biesheuvel to the people. The staircase, as we know it today, was added to the palace around 1735.

The stairs were renovated a number of times before, but were now in such a poor condition that it was decided to completely replace the stairs.



Then inside: the Green Salon. When Queen Beatrix lived in the palace, it was mainly used as a reception room. The Groene Salon has since been renamed the DNA Salon. That is because the rhythm of the tens of thousands of bricks hanging on the walls reflect the DNA of King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima.

The 'portrait in DNA' of the king is directly opposite that of the queen, as has been customary for centuries with portraits in palaces. The portrait of the 'citizen of the world' can be seen on the large back wall. That should represent the portrait of 'all of us'. This too is a so-called DNA portrait that depicts shapes of certain genes. This includes the gene for language use and the development of brain growth.



"The Blue Salon tells stories"

The artists who were allowed to redecorate the Blue Salon want the space to tell stories about the Netherlands, the palace and the royal family. They have done this by making walls where objects can be seen that are important for the royal family. Before that they went to Willem-Alexander and Máxima especially. "That's how we got the skates and the silver 'Hansje in de Kelder' (a kind of drinking bowl)," says Liesbeth Abbenes.

They also wanted something that is important for the princesses, and that has become horse riding. You can also see rattles that had belonged to Princess Beatrix, orange vases, cribs and children's chairs. "The dropped tie on the ground reminds us of Prince Claus and in memory of Prince Johan Friso we have taken a picture of a burning candle that is in Lech," says Maurice Scheltens.



The dome of the Oranjezaal can be seen on top of the palace. Wood rot was found during the restoration. Because the Oranjezaal is full of historic canvases, panels and arched paintings from the Golden Age, the dome had to be repaired to prevent the artworks from being damaged.



The moisture problems in the Oranjezaal did not arise until the middle of the last century, due to central heating and humidification by climate installations. Before that time, the wooden dome survived for centuries without damage. Huis ten Bosch was originally built as a summer palace.

The dome is insulated in a special way, by 'thickening' it on the outside with four centimeters of insulation material, in such a way that this layer is hardly visible. In the winter, the temperature in the room gradually rises to a temperature of 14 degrees in order to combat moisture and condensation as much as possible.

A number of royal palaces can be visited, but Huis ten Bosch Palace is not open to the public. Only the press received an invitation to see the palace after the renovation.
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« Reply #3067 on: July 03, 2019, 07:07:09 PM »

Thanks for the photos, Principessa! Star
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« Reply #3068 on: July 07, 2019, 07:22:52 PM »

WA was at the Women's World Cup final, at least with Amalia and Ariane. Didn't see Max or Alexia.
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« Reply #3069 on: July 08, 2019, 03:35:34 PM »

WA was at the Women's World Cup final, at least with Amalia and Ariane. Didn't see Max or Alexia.

Apparently he was only with his youngest and oldest daughter present:

https://www.rtlnieuws.nl/...-ariane-op-tribune-bij-wk
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« Reply #3071 on: July 09, 2019, 04:22:10 PM »

Princess Amalia's hair and make-up have been professionally done ... She must be very image-conscious, also because I think she is still very young for that kind of grooming. Of course, being an adolescent in the public eye and under constant scrutiny must be very hard. BTW, she looks gorgeous!
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« Reply #3072 on: July 12, 2019, 11:15:31 AM »

Don't think that was professionally done.
Remember that not only Ggirls of that age can be extremely make-up savvy (most of the YouTube-tutorials I sometimes consult are from girls about my daughters' age) but the AAA have been around professionals their whole life and will certainly have picked up tips and tricks & learned from the best. They certainly do not have to watch a YouTube Clip and try it out alone.
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« Reply #3073 on: July 12, 2019, 10:46:30 PM »

While Mum's away...I wonder if WA even noticed (like most fathers wouldn't). Maxima, like any mother, on the other hand would have noticed within a second
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« Reply #3074 on: July 12, 2019, 11:48:10 PM »

While Mum's away...I wonder if WA even noticed (like most fathers wouldn't). Maxima, like any mother, on the other hand would have noticed within a second

When mum's away the girls will play.
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