Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Hey, that's our neighbor in there...


Well, sort of. That's Princess Maxima waving to the crowd. She and her family (Prince Willem-Alexander and their three daughters) live in Wassenaar. Although we haven't spotted them, they've been known to shop on the Langstraat and most residents say you might even run into the princess at the Albert Heijn.
Yesterday was Prinsjesdag, the day of the Queen's annual speech to Parliament in The Hague. The Royal Family travel in the Gouden Koets (Golden Coach) on their way to the Ridderzaal in the Binnenhof. I managed to squeeze in the huge crowd that lines the parade route, sticking my camera in the air and wildly taking shots. I'll show more this week; apologies to The Hague Daily Photo for invading her territory (but hey, we're only 9 kms apart).
Oh, and with a little bit of cropping, zooming, and contrast adjustment, you can just barely see Queen Beatrix in the background.

11 comments:

don said...

great shot of maxima. See can wave just like bea :)

Kate said...

You captured the opulence beautifully. And, what a beautiful woman!

oldmanlincoln said...

The lady looks like a queen. Your photos turned out very well.

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Lessie said...

Wow! She's beautiful!

NorthBayPhoto said...

Fantastic shots!!

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JoAnn - NL "My digital eyes" :) said...

He R&R ????:) :) :)

Did you make that shots? No ! I would not believe that, its almost impossible to come that close....yes i see queen beatrix in the background...

As a child we/(me with my parents) did always watch the queen come by , very exiting I even gave th prinsess Beatrix flowers, now the queen of the neteherlands .

Did you like it? Just wondering....
Its so strange and also fantastic that YOU posted this post and me as a Dutch person not...

THANK YOU I like it very much, to see this on your blog itmean a lot to me to see the members of the Queens house...

Oww and: Thanks for voting ( 2 Details) the score is 6 for B&w and 6 for colour, sooo uhhh...even.:)

Dag, groeten van JoAnn :)

Lezard said...

Hello neighbours! I love your picture, it is very good, and better than mine!!!! Don't worry about posting photos on the Hague, I'll promise I'll make some shots of Meijendal and Wassenaar next time I go there..... Groeten van The Hague Daily Photo

Ann (MobayDP) said...

Very nice photos. The Princess is quite a pretty lady.

Mike said...

Great! You captured the day really well!

Lynette said...

Great success on your part to get this photo. Thanks for taking time to crop, zoom, adjust.

Neva said...

You must be having fun doing pictures of royals!! It's a Cinderella carriage...lovely.