4a. Royalty 2016

0176/HRH Harry & Lesotho


He co-founded the charity Sentebale with Prince Seeiso of Lesotho in memory of their mothers (Sentebale means ‘Forget me not’) to support orphans and vulnerable children in Lesotho. Alongside his brother and sister-in-law, he is also Patron of The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry.

Prince Harry and The Countess of Wessex attended ICAP’s 24th annual Charity Day in support of charities they are affiliated with. The annual fundraising event sees ICAP donate all revenues and commissions on one day a year to a select group of charities around the world to provide them with a sizeable contribution to fund much-needed projects and initiatives. Among the charity beneficiaries, ICAP will make a donation to Sentebale, a charity of which Prince Harry is Patron. The funds raised from ICAP’s Charity Day will go towards continuing Sentebale’s efforts to deliver psychosocial support to children and adolescents living with HIV in Southern Africa. The Countess of Wessex attended the event in support of Shooting Star Chase Children’s hospice charity. Donations received from the day will be used to fund the refurbishment of St Christopher’s Hospice in Surrey. Since its inception in 1993, ICAP’s Charity Day has raised nearly £127 million for charities around the world, with over 60 ICAP offices worldwide taking part on an annual basis. Their Royal Highnesses were given a tour of the ICAP offices and met ICAP brokers dealing across a range of asset classes. Under the guidance of the brokers, Prince Harry and The Countess spoke to a number of ICAP clients to ‘close’ deals over the telephone.

0135/LGBT visit King Willem-Alexander followed ‘from Uganda to Appingedam’.


King Willem-Alexander visited on Tuesday in Amsterdam the Dutch headoffice of LGBT, founded 70 yearsago. “That’s really very special,” said President Tanja Ineke, “because it is the first time in the world that a crowned head of state visits the LGBT community.” His visit is also followed “from Uganda to Appingedam” according to Ineke. She sees it as an honor and recognition for all that the the Dutch LGBT has achieved over the past 70 years. “It’s a huge boost for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people in the Netherlands and around the world.” In those 70 years, much has been achieved, but it can always be better, she thinks. As is ‘gay’ is still a widely used term of abuse in schools and discrimination against lhbt’ers not explicitly prohibited in the Constitution. And is the world still banned in 72 countries homosexuality.

‘Very cool’

The king allowed himself to catch a group of young people on projects they are developing in their schools. One of them was Nick Vijn. He thinks that schools increased visibility and attention should be paid LGBT’ers. “In the Netherlands we think too much in booths and if you are just outside, you’ll be pushed.” More visibility would prevent, according to him.
Because homosexuality is not accepted in many countries, he finds it “very cool from the king that he is coming to LGBT.” “The king is still a preview, so if you see that the king is going to this organization, this is really a helping hand.”



Souad Boumedien, one of the initiators of the Moroccan boat at the Gay Pride, was also at the meeting. She hopes that the visit of King Willem-Alexander has also affected countries outside the Netherlands. Such as Morocco, where homosexuality is still punishable. “The COC has existed for 70 years. That’s a very nice number, but they are still there because it is not finished. 70 years ago we could not openly be who we wanted to be. So there is already much changed and is beautiful . But it can always be better, and that’s our goal. “

Purple bracelets
During the conversation it turned out that the king’s daughters too are well aware of initiatives such as the Gay-Straight Alliance, Purple Friday and anti-bullying program in schools. The purple bracelets he was offered as a gift for his three daughters he seemed to know all of Amalia.

‘LGBT royal visit is important in times of increasing aggression’

a2Sixty years ago, when I was young, homosexuality was completely taboo. The word did not exist,. There were only some weird gestures that you could specify that you suspected that someone was gay,” says the 84-year-old Gerda Tok. It is this afternoon at the visit of King Willem-Alexander of LGBT Netherlands, on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the gay liberation movement. “I’m excited, but it’s a bit exciting,” she says in the NOS Radio 1 News. She wants to tell the king especially about what she does for the gay movement. “I give information to schools in Friesland, where youths are trained to care. We tell it how it used to be gay. There the young people have no idea.” Just people who work in health care can play an important role, says Tok. “Elderly gays are still bullied into nursing homes. Not by the staff but by the elderly themselves. They have nothing to do. Is there someone inside that says little about his or her life, then they begin to guess.” The visit of King Willem-Alexander is a festive recognition.

Historian and former politician Coos Huijssen:
a1It is the first time that the LGTB receives a visit from a head of state. It is an important gesture, says historian and former politician Coos Huijsen. “Both from the standpoint of the king and that of gay themselves. The king wants the heart of the nation’s sympathy with everyone. And for the gay, a discriminated group, it feels like recognition. A little solidarity of the head of state.” Huijsen also notes that there are now very different attitudes towards homosexuality. “About forty years ago I came it was completely taboo. Gradually it has become acceptable first parliamentarian in the world out of the closet.. The COC was founded in 1946, but only the organization was recognized in the 70s. And with the visit of the king, we are one step further. This is a festive recognition “. Before let Huijsen noticed that he believes that the LGBT the predicate should get royal. “That was mainly meant to titillate. I understand that this can happen only if an organization has at least a hundred years.”

Nephew out of the closet
a3Real examples of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) are still been very little in the royal families in the world. “In the UK, has recently become a cousin of the queen out of the closet. That gave little surprised reactions and there was especially sympathetic. Britain’s Prince William has publicly supported the LGBT community and King Harald of Norway has in a speech full attention.” The visit of Willem-Alexander to the LGBT comes at an important time, says Huijsen. “We see the last ten or fifteen years, the aggression on the streets is increasing and increasingly made more jokes a decline in the public domain in the acceptance of gay people.. That makes this royal gesture even more important.”

0131/On This Day, November 23, 1890 the Dutch King William III died


0128/2016/11/23 – Princess Beatrix swears by hip stick


If Show News had not hung on the phone, then had Els Verbunt from Haaren not even known; Princess Beatrix (78) walks with a cane from company Ninee, which Mrs Verbunt runs with her husband. ,,I knew nothing. They had seen that Princess Beatrix walked with a stick of us. But I could not even check yet that stick really came from us.” Meanwhile Verbunt has established on the basis of photographs that Beatrix at official occasions a tulip stick ‘can. ,,They got him as far as I am not directly with us bought. Princess Christina, maybe she did it through her sister.”

The company Ninee is named after Verbunts mother in law. ,,Who did not like to walk with such a boring black stick. She came to a point back from France with such a beautiful stick. This is a product that everyone happy. Why would you have for example adapt a scarf to your wardrobe, not your stick?” The Ninee poles are not found in the average shop. “A conscious choice,” says Verbunt. ,,As such sprouts smell hangs. It’s bad enough that you have to walk a lot. About becoming another case for your phone, we still do not difficult, but you always run with the same stick?”

0092/Royal & Government Aircraft PH-KBX flying empty to Australia


The Dutch government plane is flown empty to Australia for the state visit by King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima. Which can then make as domestic flights within the Fokker 70. The fly up and down the unit cost a quarter of a million. That message Yahoo! News today. According to the Government Information Service, this is the cheapest solution. The king and queen go first with a scheduled flight to Australia. The government plane in flight can not make clear at once and should stop about six times to refuel. Because the Orange have a busy schedule and have to move much too do not allow use of domestic flights. Australia would be too expensive to rent a plane.  The a2plane would already have frequently been followed for state visits of the royal family, such as visits to the West Indies and Indonesia. Moreover, the device is increasingly used by Ministers and State Secretaries and less and less by the Royal House. The government plane, the PH-KBX, comes from 1996 and needed to be replaced. So it can not fly sea on one tank. In mid-2017 there will be a new device. The costs are expected to Interstate 50 and 90 million.




Amalia (12 years old), the eldest daughter of King Willem Alexander and Queen Máxima, will receive, starting 2021, an allowance of €1,500,000 (£1,287,300) per year, to be “independant”. 

A regular student in the Netherlands pays per month:

  • € 365 Room rent
  • € 165 College fee
  • € 144 Entertainment & sports
  • € 161 Regular shopping
  • €   97 Health insurance
  • €   57 Study materials
  • €   56 Transportation
  • €   47 Clothing/shoes
  • €   26 Mobile phone

___________ +

  • €   1,118 Total per month
  • € 13,416 Total per year

The princess gets €1,500,000/€13,416 = 112 times more than a regular student! There is no need to look for a job, as the tax payers of the Netherlands supply the money 😦

In the Netherlands the parents have to support financially the student, as the system of a free scholarship supplied by the state does not longer exists. This scholarship, has been replaced by a loan system.

0045/HM Queen Elizabeth II  of England, HM King Willem Alexander of the Netherlands, HM Queen Máxima of the Netherlands


0044/HRH Willem Alexander, Prince of Orange-Nassau, HM Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands, Mark Rutte, Prime Minister of the Netherlands. Location: Municipal Museum, Amsterdam “Night Watch”.





0039/HRH Harry & family

0036/HRH Beatrix, HM Elizabeth II & HRH Philip



0035/Prime Minister Modi of India exchanges gift with the Queen at B.P..


0023/Uncle Harry and nephew George


0022/HRH Harry

In 2006, Prince Harry and Prince Seeiso of Lesotho jointly co-founded Sentebale, a charity set up to ensure the most vulnerable children in Lesotho get the support they need to lead healthy and productive lives. Over the past ten years, Prince Harry has worked to draw attention to the urgent issue of children who live in extreme poverty or suffer from HIV/AIDS in Lesotho, and the importance of delivering essential life-skills and psychosocial support to help combat this crucial problem. Following his first visit to Lesotho during his gap year in 2004, Prince Harry felt compelled to help the children he had met whose lives had been shattered by HIV/AIDS. Together with Prince Seeiso, the younger brother of King Letsie III of Lesotho, Prince Harry set up Sentebale in 2006. Working in partnership with local grassroots organi-sations, Sentebale helps children in Lesotho who have become victims of extreme poverty or the HIV/AIDS epidemic, providing healthcare, education and psychosocial support. The charity runs and collaborates on a diverse range of programmes; from improving the emotional wellbeing of children coping with HIV to providing care for orphaned children with physical disabilities, Sentebale works in partnerships to positively transform the lives of some of the world’s most vulnerable children. The word Sentebale was chosen as the name of the charity and means ‘forget-me-not’ in Sesotho, the official language of Lesotho. The word not only represents the continuation of both of The Princes’ late mothers’ work to help those affected by AIDS and poverty, but also that Lesotho and the plight of its children are not forgotten.

0020/HRH Harry

Prince Harry continued his programme of supporting projects that promote sport as a means for social development when he visited three community-based sports organisations for young people in Wigan. The visits gave Prince Harry a further insight into some of the great work is taking place around the country by community groups, who are developing the life chances of at-risk young people through sports and leisure activities. Two of the organisations he visited are supported by Sported, one of the leading Sport for Development Charities in the UK that specialises in supporting the growth and sustainability of community sport clubs. The first visit of the day was to Cast North West which was created in 2006 to provide a venue where angling can be used as a tool to enhance the employability and educational opportunities of disadvantaged young people, many of whom have faced severe personal challenges and who have been hard to reach at school or at home. The organisation was created by Mr. Neil Farnworth, who previously sat on the local restorative justice referral panel for youth offenders. Through Cast North West, he is able to provide a way to support young people who are at risk of falling out of education, training or employment. Prince Harry toured the UK’s first indoor angling centre, complete with stocked ponds, classrooms and a canteen, and met some of the young people supported by the centre. The site has now expanded to include a fisheries and agriculture social enterprise, as well as educational facilities, through which young people can gain qualifications and work experience.


0019/From: Majesty Magazine July 2016.


Claus was born Klaus-Georg Wilhelm Otto Friedrich Gerd von Amsberg, on his family’s estate, Schloss Dötzingen, near Hitzacker, Germany on 6 September 1926. His parents were Claus Felix von Amsberg and Baroness Gösta von dem Bussche-Haddenhausen. His father, a member of the untitled German nobility, operated a large farm in Tanganyika (formerly German -c1East Africa) from 1928 until World War II. From 1938 Claus and his six sisters grew up on their maternal grandparents’ manor in Lower Saxony; he attended the Friderico-Francisceum-Gymnasium in Bad Doberan from 1933 to 1936 and a boarding school in Tanganyika from 1936 to 1938. Claus was a member of such Nazi youth organisations as Deutsches Jungvolk and the Hitler Youth (membership in the latter was mandatory for all fit members of his generation). From 1938 until 1942, he attended the Baltenschule Misdroy. In 1944, he was conscripted into the German Wehrmacht, becoming a soldier in the German 90th Panzergrenadier Division in Italy in March 1945, but taken as a prisoner of war by the American forces at Meran before taking part in any fighting. After his repatriation, he finished school in Lüneburg and studied law in Hamburg. He then joined the German diplomatic corps and worked in Santo Domingo and Ivory Coast. In the 1960s, he was transferred to Bonn. Claus met Princess Beatrix for the first time on New Year’s Eve 1962 in Bad Driburg at a dinner hosted by the count von Oeynhausen-Sierstorpff who was a distant relative of both of them. They met again at the wedding-eve party of Princess Tatjana of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg and Moritz, Landgrave of Hesse, in the summer of 1964. With memories of German oppression still very strong 20 years after the war, sections of the Dutch population were unhappy that Beatrix’s fiancé was a German and former member of the Hitler Youth. Nonetheless, Juliana gave the engagement her blessing after giving serious thought to canceling it. The engagement was approved by the States-General (Dutch House of Commons and House of Lords) —a necessary step for Beatrix to remain heiress to the throne—in 1965. He was granted Dutch-c2 citizenship later that year and changed the spellings of his names to Dutch. The pair were married on 10 March 1966. Their wedding day saw violent protests, most notably by the anarchist-artist group Provo. They included such memorable slogans as “Claus, ‘raus!” (Claus, get out!) and “Mijn fiets terug” (Give me back my bike), a reference to the memory of occupying German soldiers confiscating Dutch bicycles. A smoke bomb was thrown at the wedding carriage by a group of Provos. For a time, it was thought that Beatrix would be the last monarch of the Netherlands. However, over time, Claus became accepted by the public, so much so that during the last part of his life he was generally considered the most popular member of the Royal Family. This change in Dutch opinion was brought about by Claus’s strong motivation to contribute to public causes (especially Third World development, on which he was considered an expert), his sincere modesty and his candor (within but sometimes on the edge of royal protocol). The public also sympathised with Claus for his efforts to give meaning to his life beyond the restrictions that Dutch law imposed on the Royal Family’s freedom of speech and action. However, these restrictions were gradually loosened; Claus was even appointed as senior staff member at the Department of Developing Aid, always in an advisory role. One example of his attitude toward protocol was the “Declaration of the Tie”. In 1998, after presenting the annual Prince Claus Awards to three African fashion designers, Claus told “workers of all nations to unite and cast away the new shackles they have voluntarily cast upon themselves”, meaning the necktie, that “snake around my neck,” and encouraged the audience to “venture into open-collar paradise”. He then removed his tie and threw it on the floor. In 2001, when on Dutch television he announced the marriage of his son Willem-Alexander, Prince of Orange, and Máxima Zorreguieta, an Argentine woman of Spanish and Italian descent, Prince Claus referred to himself as more a citizen of the world than anything else. Prince Claus died April 6, October 2002 (aged 76) at the Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, Netherlands.



King Willem-Alexander will come to Nijmegen to witness the final day of the “Walk of the World” (Nijmegen Four Day Marches). Rumors circulated about his coming equally, but were only confirmed this afternoon by the royal family. The invitation to come to Nijmegen, the king has in his pocket a year. The Nijmegen Four Day  Marches will be this year for the 100th time, reason for the Four-4323061 Day Marches Foundation to give the anniversary edition a royal touch. The father of Willem-Alexander, Prince Claus, participated in the marches of 1967. The vows of the king does not mean that the foundation in terms of safety must bend over backwards. “We had assumed royal visit,” said a spokesman for the marches, so we would only have to switch back if the invitation would be turned down.”

0014/”Fabulous Three”:  William, Kate & Harry


The family attended the inauguration of the Warner Bros. Studios in Leavesden, Hertfordshire. Highlights of their visit included a trip to the Great Hall, a special effects demonstration on Diagon Alley and a wand lesson in The Gryffindor Common Room. ‘An inauguration is a formal ceremony to mark the beginning of a major political leader’s term of office.’ ‘Casting a spell: The trio mimic characters Harry Potter, Hermione and Ron as they lark around on the set with wands’ ‘Don’t turn me into a frog! The princes joke about with their wands on Diagon Alley’

0007/HRH Harry

Prince Harry of Wales, who left the Army in June, was in his element exchanging banter with the troops. He laughed when his face appeared on a video about the first Invictus Games and one wag in the audience shouted: “Who’s that?” Out on the sports field, the Prince helped rescue one wheelchair-bound woman athlete.


Diana, princess of Wales was the first spouse of the British prince Charles and the mother of the princes William en Harry. Born: July 1, 1961, Sandringham, UK. Died: August 31, 1997, Paris, France. Funeral: September 6, 1997, Althorp, UK. Children: William, Duke of Cambridge, Harry, prince of Wales.