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Willem-Alexander and Maxima photo-flag

[Willem-Alexander and Maxima photo-flag] image from this webpage, reported by Jarig Bakker, 9 Jan 2002

Yesterday I saw the first flag wappering in Amsterdam, a photo taken on the occasion of the engagement of crown-prince Willem Alexander with the Argentine beauty Maxima Zorreguieta. In the canton is the Dutch flag.
The wedding will take place in my little village on 2 Feb 2002 and it is expected that once again Amsterdam will be in total mayhem. For security reasons I'll stay home!
Jarig Bakker, 9 Jan 2002

A flag for Princess Amalia

[A flag for Princess Amalia] by Jarig Bakker, 9 Dec 2003

Via Benevex Strefan Lambrechts sent the winning design for a flag for the Princess born two days ago, whose name is Catharina-Amalia Beatrix Carmen Victoria - Amalia in short, daughter of Crown-Prince Willem Alexander and prinses Máxima.
Sanne van Duren of the Beemden-school in Boxtel (Noord-Brabant province), is the winner of the flag-design-competition. Her design will become a real flag, which will be presented to Willem-Alexander and Máxima. Sanne and her whole class win an excursion to the Dokkumer Vlaggen Centrale, accompanied by a battery of TV-cameras, which can be seen 16.55 p.m on the Dutch Z@ppelin (Nederland 3), and later on this site. My gif is how it could look like, but perhaps the flagmakers have other ideas...
Two weeks ago a Coat of Arms was already granted, but it will be some 18 years from now before she will get her (official) personal flag.
Jarig Bakker, 9 Dec 2003

This is how it will actually look? I don't know whether to be appalled or delighted! From a vexillo-point of view it is frightening - three shades of blue and a stick cartoon. But I had to smile when I saw that goofy bird.
James Dignan, 10 Dec 2003

Erroneous royal flag

[Erroneous royal flag] by Mark Sensen, 30 Mar 2004