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Holland has a king for the first time since 1890 and Argentina Queen Maxima

Tuesday, April 30th 2013 - 09:53 UTC
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King Willem-Alexander became the first Dutch male monarch in more than a century Tuesday as his mother Beatrix abdicated to end a 33-year reign. His popular Argentine born wife became Queen Maxima. Read full article


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  • manchesterlad

    So poor old CFK, first she loses her title as most popular Argentinian to Pope Frances & now her dream of being an Argie 'queen' has disappeared since Maxima has that title now

    Both of them hugely anti-peronistas btw with connections to the dictatorship as well

    Apr 30th, 2013 - 10:15 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • pgerman

    How many queens do the British people have? just ONE.

    Argentine people have two, Queen Maxima and Batata Queen.
    In addition the Pope is Argie....ha ha ha

    Apr 30th, 2013 - 11:47 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Tobers


    You mean of the Junta not the current dictatorship yes?

    Apr 30th, 2013 - 12:24 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Hereman

    @2 Correct we British do have just one monarch, she is also the Queen of Australia, Canada, New Zealand, The Bahamas, Belize, Grenada, Jamaica, Papua New Guinea, St Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Solomon Islands and Tuvalu.

    Today, as head of the Commonwealth of Nations, she represents 2.5 billion people worldwide. So she must be doing something right!

    Congratulations to Queen Maxima and Pope Francis, it's nice to know some good can come out Argentina!

    Apr 30th, 2013 - 01:05 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ElaineB

    Argentina does not have a Queen because they do not have a monarchy there. They don't want one.

    An Argentinean born woman is going to be a queen in the Netherlands. It is not the same thing.

    Just saying.

    Apr 30th, 2013 - 01:29 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • manchesterlad

    @5 You are correct madam,

    but the point is that CFK is often referred to as ´la reina´...... thinks she´s the reincarnation of Evita & wants to be president for life!!!

    However a descendent of the old oligarchy whose father was a minister in the dictatorship (Military Junta) has stolen her limelight by becoming ´ Consort Queen of the Netherlands´

    I guess CFK´s year is going from bad to worse!!!

    Apr 30th, 2013 - 02:08 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ElaineB

    Yeah, I understand about CFK's ego and remember her snarky reaction to the number of Argentines watching the Royal Wedding coverage.

    Apr 30th, 2013 - 02:22 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • pgerman


    I'm sorry but didn't want to offend you, at all. I was born in Argentina but I'm reside in Canada so I can't have anything against the British Queen. I just wanted to make a joke.

    CFK is commonly referred as Queen Batata since she wants have all the power and to rule the country for ever.
    This name cames from and old song for kids that I remember my mother used to sing when I was pretty young.
    The song refers to a potato who was in a kitchen.

    The same author wrote another song called “El Mundo del Reves” that could be transtaled as “The World inside down” and refers (ironically) to a world where everything works wrongly..such in Argentina nowadays.

    As it's common with very good authors the lyrics were wrote for kids but can be enjoyed by adults. Like the book “The Little Pirnce”.

    Apr 30th, 2013 - 02:28 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • manchesterlad

    Latest tweet from CFK

    ´Maxi, a thousand pardons for not coming to the coronation, the Mitre train (Tigre-Retiro) broke down before we got to Belgrano & after an hour they told us to get off & walk the rest off the way along the tracks.
    I already sent a text message to Boudou so that you wouldn´t worry & to give you my excuses´

    Apr 30th, 2013 - 03:39 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Hereman


    No offence taken, I had an inkling your comment (at least the Queen Batata part) was made in jest.

    Apr 30th, 2013 - 03:47 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    Ah, you live in a lovely, but a bit cold at times, country who's head of state is an old woman who prefers her residence in Scotland...
    Yesterday's Queen of the Netherlands is today officially a princess.
    It's remarkable that according to socialists, it does not matter from what family you come from as each person is judged by their own merit. Yet Maxima is solely judged due to her father's role in the junta. Typical...
    The prince, now king, chose his bride well. Congratulations to the people of the low countries.
    Regarding The Little Prince, the author used to land at an airfield here in Chile very close to my home. The family that owned the hacienda in the 30s were friends of his. The book was not written for children, it was actually written for an adult, by the name of Leon Werth.

    Apr 30th, 2013 - 03:57 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • reality check

    Beautiful woman, every inch a Queen with three lovely daughters, good luck to them and the Dutch people.

    Apr 30th, 2013 - 04:27 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • pgerman

    Peronist have never been leftist or socialist, just to the contrary, they were born from the italian fascist movement exported to Argentina. So, taking this into account, it's undertanding that current peronists don't like Maxima.

    In additon, as far as I know The Little Prince was writtne by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry who lived in Buenos Aires when he worked in a post service. Most probably he regularly visited Chile as part of his travels when working.

    Apr 30th, 2013 - 04:39 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • hipolyte

    Maxima, Pope, Messi, Maradona, Evita, and many more, just for you Condorito !!

    Apr 30th, 2013 - 05:23 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Britworker

    They are welcome to her, can you imagine Prince Philip if she was here, “bloody argie woman in my house” lol

    Apr 30th, 2013 - 06:33 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • slattzzz

    @4 Oi you forgot my birthplace Bermuda

    Apr 30th, 2013 - 06:50 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Hereman

    @ 16 Slattzzz,

    Apologies, but as one of the 14 British Overseas Territories, I'd naturally presumed to include Bermuda as such, rather than an independent country with whom we share our monarch.

    Naturally I accept the majority are themselves self governing with their own leadership, but as with the Crown Dependencies of Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Man, we share the same sovereignty, my apologies if my unintended omission has caused offence.

    Apr 30th, 2013 - 09:53 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Fido Dido

    I'm amazed that there are still clowns who want to live in a circus (more a plantation) ruled by clowns with crowns (feudel lords). I prefer live in a Republic where the people are in charge.

    Apr 30th, 2013 - 10:55 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    You'll see who is in charge after Argentina's final phase of anti-democracy. Seems the UN is not pleased at removing independence of the judiciary. I wonder how bad VP Booboo moaned when the the king mentioned preserving democracy as kircherites work to remove it.
    Does he really think they will have great relations because she was from Argentina? Here is a women who left for NYC to become a banker, then left again. I am she she loves Argentina and hates the government. Do these people ever learn anything? They think they have a Pope in the Pocket and run to Rome to lick his anus clean only to be slapped. Now she sends Booboo the clown to lick some more anus. Dumb and dumber.

    May 01st, 2013 - 12:28 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Hereman

    @ 18 Wherever you live, be it a Republic, Constitutional Monarchy or any other form of state, do you seriously believe 'the public' are in charge?

    When or where has that ever been the case?

    May 01st, 2013 - 01:18 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Anglotino

    Fido Dido at 18 would have to win the award for most naïve comment in a while.

    However as he seems to be a true believer in democracy then he will accept that some of us are happy to live in a constitutional monarchy and not a republic.

    May 01st, 2013 - 03:08 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marcos Alejandro

    5 ElaineB “Argentina does not have a Queen because they do not have a monarchy there. They don't want one”
    That's right , I don't know if you noticed but we are in 2013.

    May 01st, 2013 - 03:42 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Anglotino

    ....and repeating the mistakes of 1999!

    May 01st, 2013 - 12:28 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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