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Queen Beatrix
« on: August 22, 2005, 04:16:46 PM »
Dos anybody know if the Monarchy in The Netherlands are populare ?
And is there any god web pages. ?


ps..I am sorry for my bad english.But it is my second language.

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Re: Queen Beatrix
« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2005, 04:48:00 PM »
Browse around these threads, King James, particularly the Queen Juliana's Grandchildren one, and you will find some info and opinions, especially from Lucien and Tatia, who are both Dutch themselves!

P.S: And don't worry, you're English is wonderful!  :)
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Re: Queen Beatrix
« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2005, 05:35:28 PM »
Thank you.

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Re: Queen Beatrix
« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2005, 07:34:46 AM »
Hi King James!
I think it's kind of 50/50 here, there are people who like them, and others who don't.
As for myself, I really like our monarchy, even though they aren't the prettiest people ;) :P. But they seem very friendly to me, and I hope they will reign on for a long time, because I just don't think a president would 'fit' in our country.

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Re: Queen Beatrix
« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2005, 08:14:32 AM »
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Hi King James!
I think it's kind of 50/50 here, there are people who like them, and others who don't.
As for myself, I really like our monarchy, even though they aren't the prettiest people ;) :P. But they seem very friendly to me, and I hope they will reign on for a long time, because I just don't think a president would 'fit' in our country.


LOL - you are right that they are not the prettiest people in the world!  ;)

But perhaps Princesses Catharina-Amalia and Alexia will grow up to be beauties!  ;)
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Re: Queen Beatrix
« Reply #5 on: August 23, 2005, 08:31:52 AM »
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LOL - you are right that they are not the prettiest people in the world!  ;)



Hey! You can't say that about my monarchy! (It's ok if I say it)
Just kidding :P

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But perhaps Princesses Catharina-Amalia and Alexia will grow up to be beauties!  ;)


Could be, if they look more like their mother, than their father. I don't really care, as long they'll grow up to be nice persons, and a good Queen (Amalia), and don't get the same haircut as their grandmother ;).

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Re: Queen Beatrix
« Reply #6 on: August 23, 2005, 08:39:10 AM »
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Hey! You can't say that about my monarchy! (It's ok if I say it)
Just kidding :P


Could be, if they look more like their mother, than their father. I don't really care, as long they'll grow up to be nice persons, and a good Queen (Amalia), and don't get the same haircut as their grandmother ;).


LOL - I humbly beg your forgiveness, Tatia!  ;) But, you see, I have no monarchy of my own!  :(

Is Queen Beatrix's hair that bad? Could you post a pic?
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Re: Queen Beatrix
« Reply #7 on: August 23, 2005, 02:17:30 PM »
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Hi King James!
I think it's kind of 50/50 here, there are people who like them, and others who don't.
As for myself, I really like our monarchy, even though they aren't the prettiest people ;) :P. But they seem very friendly to me, and I hope they will reign on for a long time, because I just don't think a president would 'fit' in our country.


Dear Tatia,I beg to differ.The overall support of our Monarchie is close to 90%.
The approval/respect for our/any Monarchie does not depend on whether they're pretty or not.
Beauty,as they say,is in the eyes of the beholder.

I wouldn't use the term popular,as popularity is a very very shallow term,it's here one day,gone the next,but respect has to be earned.Regards,Lucien.

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Re: Queen Beatrix
« Reply #8 on: August 23, 2005, 02:20:16 PM »
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LOL - yes, or maybe King Lieven of Ireland! You were right about the Queen's hair!  :P


She's famous for her hair, she has it like this for years (I believe since she was 18 or 20 or so).

And P_L, if you're ever visiting her, let me know, I'll come and wave with a little Irish flag (maybe Lucien can come too, or other Dutch posters).

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Re: Queen Beatrix
« Reply #9 on: August 23, 2005, 02:24:36 PM »
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Dear Tatia,I beg to differ.The overall support of our Monarchie is close to 90%.
The approval/respect for our/any Monarchie does not depend on whether they're pretty or not.
Beauty,as they say,is in the eyes of the beholder.

I wouldn't use the term popular,as popularity is a very very shallow term,it's here one day,gone the next,but respect has to be earned.Regards,Lucien.


Is that an official number? If so, I didn't know that  :(
And you are right that a monarchy depends on the looks of the monarch.
But did you also read that I said they look very friendly to me?

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Re: Queen Beatrix
« Reply #10 on: August 23, 2005, 02:41:35 PM »
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She's famous for her hair, she has it like this for years (I believe since she was 18 or 20 or so).

And P_L, if you're ever visiting her, let me know, I'll come and wave with a little Irish flag (maybe Lucien can come too, or other Dutch posters).


LOL!  ;D Don't worry - if I ever pay Her Majesty a visit in the Noordeinde Palace I will let you know before hand!
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Re: Queen Beatrix
« Reply #11 on: August 23, 2005, 02:58:06 PM »
Yes,that is the official "rating" ,if you like.Never mind you didn't know,ask and learn&enjoy.
But the looks of the Monarch?I'm sure you mean the respect earned/visible appearences at official and informal functions,not to mention the loads of work done outside public view,then yes,sure, respect depends on how the Monarch performs Her duties.

Looking very friendly?Yes Tatia,They are friendly in general and have a genuine interest because they are genuinely interested,not just for good looks only.Unless you're a rag(=roddelbladen) photographer that is.Regards,Lucien.
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Re: Queen Beatrix
« Reply #12 on: August 24, 2005, 06:10:30 AM »
May I ask you where you got that number, perhaps from a Maurice de Hond-peiling? (don't know the English word).
And as for the respect, Beatrix has got mine :) I think she's doing very well as a Queen. (I'm also a big fan of her late father, although he has done some 'naughty things' :P in his life, but I've seen him a couple of times, and he looks so friendly, like a grandfather :))

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Re: Queen Beatrix
« Reply #13 on: August 24, 2005, 12:42:20 PM »
Tatia,peiling =poll.There have been many polls(but I'm not such a Maurice de Hond "fan").
I refer to the polls(by ao the NOS,Netwerk,TweeVandaag)at the start of this Silver Jubilee Year
that showed  87% of the Dutch are very much in favor. I add a link to more info:

www.nos.nl/nosjournaal/dossiers/25jaarbeatrix/index.html   hope it works,enjoy.Regards,Lucien.
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Re: Queen Beatrix
« Reply #14 on: August 24, 2005, 01:00:23 PM »
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Tatia,peiling =poll.There have been many polls(but I'm not such a Maurice de Hond "fan").
I refer to the polls(by ao the NOS,Netwerk,TweeVandaag)at the start of this Silver Jubilee Year
that showed  87% of the Dutch are very much in favor. I add a link to more info:

www.nos.nl/nosjournaal/dossiers/25jaarbeatrix/index.html   hope it works,enjoy.Regards,Lucien.


Now I know why I didn't know those numbers, those aren't the programs that I watch on tv :P
I had a quick look on that site, but I couldn't find the 87%, but what I did see on the bottom of the pages with the poll results, was the name of Maurice de Hond  :P haha.