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« Reply #3525 on: December 24, 2021, 08:22:43 PM »

They have got a new dog?

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« Reply #3526 on: December 25, 2021, 02:38:53 AM »

Gosh everybody in this family is so darn pretty. Maxima is looking a little "Real Housewife-y" in the gown and holding the teeny dog, but it's a very good photo overall. I wonder if those hanging things are decorations or permanent fixtures?

Maxima’s face is looking like Fergie’s. Same surgeon?
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« Reply #3527 on: December 27, 2021, 10:00:07 PM »


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« Reply #3528 on: January 11, 2022, 09:44:07 AM »

https://www.nu.nl/konings...en-andere-royals-het.html

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Image of the royal family worse due to corona, but how are other royals doing?

In times of crisis, the royal family is even more visible than usual. But every mistake its members make is magnified, and King Willem-Alexander and his family know this all too well. Is there actually just as much blundering by foreign colleagues?

"We cannot stop the coronavirus, but the loneliness virus can." These words were spoken by Willem-Alexander in a speech addressed to the Dutch public just after the start of the corona pandemic.

According to Wim Dehandschieter, royalty reporter at the Flemish newspaper Het Nieuwsblad, it was a "strong speech", which was also appreciated by the Dutch public. "In addition, Willem-Alexander also used his position to do good business: he arranged respirators for hospitals and many visits were made to institutions."

But then some clumsy 'corona blunders' were made. During their summer vacation in Greece, a photo leaked in which Willem-Alexander and Máxima did not keep their distance from a restaurant owner who wanted to take a picture with them. The public was outraged: if we keep our distance, then they should too.

It didn't stop with this embarrassment. Prime Minister Mark Rutte had just warned the Dutch people not to make unnecessary foreign trips, when it became clear that the government plane had flown to Greece for a pleasure trip. Willem-Alexander and Máxima flew back the day after and expressed their regret in a video statement.


'Belgian royal family seeks out the weak'
This year things went wrong again when the king visited a neighborhood in The Hague and did not keep his distance, and even shook hands with local residents. And in December there was another commotion: on behalf of the king, Rutte announced that Amalia's birthday party had more people on the guest list than was advised.

It did little good for the image of the king. In 2020, 76 percent still had confidence in him, more than six months later this had dropped to 47 percent, according to a poll by research agency Ipsos.

How different it is in our neighboring country Belgium. There, the dubious image of King Philippe has been boosted enormously in the past 21 months, says Dehandschieter. "Filip's great presence and involvement during the corona crisis strengthened his prestige, who was also helped by his wife. In addition, they adhered to the rules and committed themselves to all kinds of things."

For example, they visited hospitals, vaccination centers and laboratories and video calls were made with experts, because they wanted to be informed about what is going on. Their children were also involved and called hundreds of seniors to encourage them.

"It is typical that they look for the weaker and express their support for that," says Dehandschieter. "They really looked for who is having a hard time in this crisis and responded to that. That shows enormous commitment. That also happened in the Netherlands, but that has been overshadowed by the blunders. Then the positive things can suddenly disappear within one minute."


Elizabeth doesn't want to take any risk
The image of Willem-Alexander was damaged during the corona crisis, that of Filip has actually improved. What about Britain's Queen Elizabeth, who also lost her husband Philip this year?

"The 'Queen' is extremely popular and that has not changed," said Anne Saenen, RTL correspondent for the United Kingdom. "People really see her as a rock in the surf. For example, the British people send her letters to thank or support her. She appreciates that enormously, she especially likes mail from children."

The 95-year-old British queen is elderly, falls into the risk group and so the people fully understand that unlike her foreign colleagues, she has rarely appeared in the public eye.

"They want to minimize the chance that she will get corona, so she has been very careful. During the first lockdowns, she holed up with Philip in Windsor Castle and saw absolutely no friends and family. Meetings took place online and that is happening. Elizabeth is nice, she wants to keep video calling after the pandemic."

Son Charles and grandson William and his wife Catherine helped Elizabeth. They visited hospitals, took part in online meetings and helped convince the British people to get a vaccination. For example, a photo was shared of the moment William received his shot. "That they do that is striking, because it is an extension of a political statement and you usually do not see the British family do that," Saenen says.

Less protocol, more blunders
According to the royalty expert, there has also been no criticism from the media about how the British royal family has dealt with the corona virus and the measures. "The royals here are also different from the Dutch. Putting an arm around someone doesn't happen anyway," says Saenen.

"The friendship of Willem-Alexander, which expresses itself, for example, in cordial greetings and taking selfies, does not fit with the protocol of the British royal family. They are in photos with their hands folded in front of them. I think that is also the reason why Willem-Alexander Alexander and the family have blundered more often: they are looser in their behavior and the protocol is much less strict."

According to Blue Bloods reporter Jeroen Snel, the king's blunder can still have major consequences. "They shouldn't do this," he told Beau shortly after the news about Amalia's party.

"They have to be careful. Because it can end very badly for the monarchy if the scandals keep piling up."
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« Reply #3529 on: January 11, 2022, 08:35:12 PM »

I don't think it is the difference in protocol - it is the different in judgement. The Dutch Royal family came accross like a heap of upper class guys who could not stick to the simplest of rules or felt they were not for them - not once, but several times.
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« Reply #3530 on: January 13, 2022, 06:17:34 PM »

Sorry, but these are lame excuses.

So you need protocol to tell you not to make a trip to Greece or to through a birthday party, while the country is in distress, economy is falling and people are dying?

Mind you. I thought this was common sense.
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« Reply #3531 on: January 13, 2022, 08:24:35 PM »

Video message of WA about the Gouden Koets ( = Golden carriage):

https://nos.nl/index.php/...t-voorlopig-niet-gebruikt

In de link above you can find the video.

Loose translation of the text in the article itself:


......The Golden Coach is no longer used by the Royal House for the driving tour on Prinsjesdag or other official occasions. King Willem-Alexander announced this in a video message today.

"We cannot rewrite the past. We can try to come to terms with it together. That also applies to the colonial past. The Golden Coach will only be able to drive again when the Netherlands is ready for it. And that is not the case now says the king.

"There is no point in condemning and disqualifying what has happened through the lens of our time. Simply banning historical objects and symbols is certainly not a solution either. Instead, a concerted effort is needed that goes deeper and lasts longer. An effort that unites us rather than divides us.".....

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« Reply #3532 on: January 15, 2022, 12:29:27 AM »

Sorry, but these are lame excuses.

So you need protocol to tell you not to make a trip to Greece or to through a birthday party, while the country is in distress, economy is falling and people are dying?

Mind you. I thought this was common sense.

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« Reply #3533 on: January 19, 2022, 04:21:46 PM »

According to the Facebook page 'Koninklijk Huis' (and their Instagram):

https://www.instagram.com...&utm_campaign=loading


Twintig jaar geleden, op 22 februari 2002, werd Vidal geboren. In 2008 kwam hij bij het Koninklijk Staldepartement, een van de weinige schimmels tussen alle zwarte koetspaarden. Hij kreeg daar - volgens traditie - een nieuwe naam die met de letter M moest beginnen. Prinses Beatrix gaf hem toen de naam Mitch!

Mitch ging bij het Staldepartement aan het werk als rijpaard voor de Stalmeester en lespaard voor de nieuwe adjudanten van de Koning. Prinses Amalia heeft haar eerste springwedstrijden op Mitch gereden.

Vanaf 2012 was Mitch ook te zien tijdens Prinsjesdag waar kolonel Bert Wassenaar, Stalmeester van Z.M. de Koning en commandant van de Koninklijke Stoet op hem reed. Traditiegetrouw rijdt de commandant van de stoet op een wit paard, zodat hij goed opvalt.

Inmiddels is de stalmeester gepensioneerd en gaat Mitch ook met pensioen!
Bert Wassenaar brengt Mitch naar Stichting De Paardenkamp waar hij samen met vele andere paarden en pony’s van zijn oude dag mag gaan genieten!

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Twenty years ago, on February 22, 2002, Vidal was born. In 2008 he joined the Royal Stable Department, one of the few grays among all black carriage horses. There he got - according to tradition - a new name that had to start with the letter M. Princess Beatrix then gave him the name Mitch!

Mitch went to work at the Stable Department as a riding horse for the Stable Master and training horse for the new adjutants of the King. Princess Amalia has ridden her first show jumping competitions on Mitch.

From 2012, Mitch could also be seen during Prinsjesdag, where Colonel Bert Wassenaar, Stalmeester of H.M. de Koning and commander of the Royal Procession rode on him. Traditionally, the commander of the procession rides a white horse, so that he stands out.

The equerry is now retired and Mitch is also retiring!
Bert Wassenaar brings Mitch to the De Paardenkamp Foundation where he can enjoy his old age together with many other horses and ponies!

Video: RVD



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