I may have thought this or posted it, but it really seems like the Dutch RF has kept up with the times and their citizens over the decades. Same with the Danes. Whereas the British have held themselves above, aloof, apart from, their citizens . . . er subjects. Like they are entitled to some life lived centuries ago and they like it that way, the so called mystique of them.
I don't think they are beloved the way the Dutch are or Danish are whose populations don't really question their existence nor their right to exist because they don't do offensive things to the population, psychologically. The English not so much. It's like the RFs of Denmark and Netherlands have evolved right along with their countrymen and it works to mutual benefit is what I mean.
I like Max. If anyone is going to be over the top and actually carry it off, she can. She seems genuine. If she's not, she's acting beautifully and I can't quibble with that, either. Frankly, Willem hit the jackpot with her.
I think that it’s probably due to the fact QE2 came to the throne in the 50s when it was still very deferential and thats how she runs it. It will probably changed when Charles comes to the throne. As for Maxima, who wouldn’t love someone like her !