Congratulations to Netherlands members on the King's accession

Discussion in 'OFF-Topic / Misc.' started by yulzari, Apr 30, 2013.

  1. yulzari

    yulzari Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2010
    Messages:
    777
    Likes Received:
    76
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Occupation:
    Gentleman
    Location:
    Limousin
    I hope you have fun celebrating the King's accession and best wishes to ex Queen Beatrix.
     
  2. Marcel

    Marcel Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2006
    Messages:
    6,977
    Likes Received:
    570
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Bioinformatician
    Location:
    Dordrecht
    Thanks :). Everything going well, even the weather is good.
     
  3. razor1uk

    razor1uk Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2008
    Messages:
    1,436
    Likes Received:
    48
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Occupation:
    Tamago no Chie
    Location:
    Tamago no Chie, (B'ham, UK)
    Congratulations to King Willem-Alexander (unless he takes a different name upon crowning..) Holland are in order :)
     
  4. rochie

    rochie Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2006
    Messages:
    14,636
    Likes Received:
    424
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Head chef
    Location:
    billingham nr middlesbrough uk
    congratulations to you guy's over there
     
  5. Marcel

    Marcel Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2006
    Messages:
    6,977
    Likes Received:
    570
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Bioinformatician
    Location:
    Dordrecht
    he'll be Willem-Alexander. He did not like to be called Willem 4.
     
  6. Thorlifter

    Thorlifter Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2004
    Messages:
    7,909
    Likes Received:
    189
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Occupation:
    IT Nerd
    Location:
    Dallas, Tx Jubail, Saudi Arabia
    Marcel, since I don't know anything about this, what is the kings real name? Why the name change?
     
  7. Marcel

    Marcel Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2006
    Messages:
    6,977
    Likes Received:
    570
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Bioinformatician
    Location:
    Dordrecht
    He did not do a name change. His real name is Willem-Alexander. In our country, all our kings were called Willem (1,2 and 3) after our founding father Willem of Orange and as the name Willem is also part of his name, people speculated he would shorten his name and become Willem 4. He however was very clear and said he wants to be called by his real name Willem-Alexander.
     
  8. razor1uk

    razor1uk Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2008
    Messages:
    1,436
    Likes Received:
    48
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Occupation:
    Tamago no Chie
    Location:
    Tamago no Chie, (B'ham, UK)
    Ah, forgive me Marcel (and other Dutch) no offence intended, but it seems the name Willem/William/Willhiem is to Holland, as the Raverns are to England(s Tower of London)
     
  9. Njaco

    Njaco The Pop-Tart Whisperer
    Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2007
    Messages:
    23,053
    Likes Received:
    994
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Occupation:
    Animal Control Officer
    Location:
    Southern New Jersey
    Congrats!!!

    Isn't there a new Princess of Orange?
     
  10. GrauGeist

    GrauGeist Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2008
    Messages:
    15,201
    Likes Received:
    2,035
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Occupation:
    Public Safety Automotive Technician
    Location:
    Redding, California
    Home Page:
    Congratulations!
     
  11. Airframes

    Airframes Benevolens Magister

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2008
    Messages:
    47,689
    Likes Received:
    1,418
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Retired
    Location:
    Cheshire, UK
    Congratulations to all.
     
  12. Thorlifter

    Thorlifter Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2004
    Messages:
    7,909
    Likes Received:
    189
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Occupation:
    IT Nerd
    Location:
    Dallas, Tx Jubail, Saudi Arabia
    So is it a monarchy and the first born male is named Willem?
     
  13. Marcel

    Marcel Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2006
    Messages:
    6,977
    Likes Received:
    570
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Bioinformatician
    Location:
    Dordrecht
    @Njaco. Actually it's the first time we have a princess of orange, in the past only a prince could be of orange.

    @ Thorlifter, don't understand the question. Willem van Oranje van Nassau was the leader of the fight against Spain in 1560 and ths considered the father of the fatherland. Our national anthem starts with his name. Our royal family officially are decendent of him, in really they are a separate branch of the same family. But Willem is a name that has been used a lot in our royal family because of this. Wilhelmina fi was the female form of Willem.
     
  14. Readie

    Readie Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2011
    Messages:
    4,287
    Likes Received:
    50
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Plymouth, England
    Good to see another monarchy still going strong.
    It makes a change with all this republic nonsense in the EU :lol:
     
  15. Gnomey

    Gnomey World Travelling Doctor
    Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2004
    Messages:
    41,760
    Likes Received:
    518
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Doctor
    Location:
    Portsmouth / Royal Deeside, UK
    Home Page:
    Indeed Readie, always nice to see.

    Congrats to the Dutch!
     
  16. vikingBerserker

    vikingBerserker Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2009
    Messages:
    24,072
    Likes Received:
    655
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Occupation:
    Korporate Kontrolleur
    Location:
    South Carolina
    Congratulations!
     
  17. Thorlifter

    Thorlifter Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2004
    Messages:
    7,909
    Likes Received:
    189
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Occupation:
    IT Nerd
    Location:
    Dallas, Tx Jubail, Saudi Arabia
    For not understanding the question, you actually answered it perfect! haha
     
  18. Marcel

    Marcel Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2006
    Messages:
    6,977
    Likes Received:
    570
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Bioinformatician
    Location:
    Dordrecht
    yes, this monarchy is going very strong. The republicans organised a demonstration, but only 65 people showed up, while about a million went to see the new king :) this was not always the case. After Juliana, our royal family was not very popular, but Beatrix all changed that in her 32 years of reign. She was a great queen and we're confident that our new king will be the same.

    Thanks all, we had a great party yesterday (at least I had). There were no major incidents and overall people had a good time. Ended with some great fireworks here in Dordrecht and the kids went to bed way to late.
     
  19. Readie

    Readie Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2011
    Messages:
    4,287
    Likes Received:
    50
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Plymouth, England
    Excellent Marcel. I was really pleased to see so many happy people out celebrating. Gives me a little hope for Europe.
     
  20. fubar57

    fubar57 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2009
    Messages:
    11,093
    Likes Received:
    1,046
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Occupation:
    Heavy Equipment Operator
    Location:
    Jungles of Canada
    Congratulations. Just found out about this today. Sometimes I wish Canada was a Monarchy as there are several people I wouldn't mind seeing beheaded(bloody yappy dogs)

    Geo
     
Loading...

Share This Page