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Queen Beatrix remains most active Orange

Wednesday 02 January 2013

Queen Beatrix was the busiest Dutch royal in 2012, carrying out 240 official engagements, news agency ANP reports on Wednesday.

Prince Willem-Alexander carried out 200 and his wife Máxima 185, but these figures do not include foreign trips on behalf of the International Olympics Committee or UN, where both work, ANP said.

By contrast, Britain’s queen Elizabeth carried out 425 engagements and her son Charles 596.

Princess Magriet carried out some 50 public engagements and her husband Pieter van Vollenhoven 25.

© DutchNews.nl


Readers' Comments

Not real value for money. Perhaps we should privatise the positions and grow some competition in the field. It's the solution proposed for all other public institutions when the value for money needs

By h. | 2 January 2013 8:02 PM

Active? Your having a laugh!
Look at Prince Charles, now that is an active Royal... (He does more than the three of them together!)
The Dutch Royal family need to take a lesson from the British and start being value for money.

By Expatio | 3 January 2013 8:53 AM

Why do Brits always have to brag how superior they are?

By pepe | 3 January 2013 11:20 AM

Not of all us feel the need Pepe. I am quite a humble chap who likes a quiet life. My Dutch neighbours do tell me how nice my cakes are though.

By Darren | 3 January 2013 10:20 PM

Did not realise it was a competition

By ruud Jansen | 4 January 2013 1:39 AM

I am not British. Yet I think they do a far better job... Time to be value for money regardless where you come from.
Enough said...

By Expatio | 4 January 2013 10:47 AM

A Royal based competition would be an interesting alternative to Eurovision...

By Darren | 4 January 2013 11:08 AM

There might be a bit more to do for the Royal Family in the UK - it's a bigger country than The Netherlands! But bearing in mind that Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip are now 84 and 90 years old respectively,it's amazing they can keep up to these schedules!

By Lee | 4 January 2013 11:46 AM

Speaking of Prince Charles. Isn't he the one who detests wind turbines, yet has no objection in accepting millions to build a few on his lands.
And why didn't DN include in this article that the figures provided can't be compared:

By pepe | 4 January 2013 11:53 AM

Pepe - the link which you provide is itself misleading. The Court Circular lists all engagements carried out by Queen Elizabeth or on her behalf. The criteria used in the circular is not different.

By Roy | 4 January 2013 11:31 PM

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