Monday, 1 June 2015

Our World Tuesday, ABC Wednesday, U for Uniform.

With thanks to Denise Nesbitt,  who created ABC, and Roger, who took over from her. For more interesting ABC posts click on the logo in the sidebar. This week we are looking for words beginning with U.

Welcome to Our World Tuesday! This meme continues in memory of the work of Klaus Peter, whose "that's My World" brought people together from around the world every Monday to share the wonders therein--big and small.Please click on our  logo for "Our World Tuesday" in the sidebar. Thank you Team of O. W. T.!


 Queen Maxima, Amalia,

 Princess Beatrix( abdicated queen), Alexia, King Willem Alexander


 "A uniform is a type of clothing worn by members of an organization while participating in that organization's activity. Modern uniforms are most often worn by armed forces and paramilitary organizations such as police, emergency services, security guards, in some workplaces and schools and by inmates in prisons. In some countries, some other officials also wear uniforms in their duties; such is the case of the Commissioned Corps of the United States Public Health Service or the French prefects. For some public groups, such as police, it is illegal for non members to wear the uniform. Other uniforms are trade dresses (such as the brown uniforms of UPS)."( Wikipedia)

The King and Queen of Spain

The King and Queen of Belgium

King Albert of Belgian abdicates in favour of his son Philip

The wedding of Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden

On the day that our king was crowned we could see a great variety of uniforms. Some were worn by the royalty of other countries, but police and military men had to wear their uniforms.

However I didn't see any schoolchildren in their schooluniforms. I don't think that there is one school in the Netherlands where children have to wear schooluniforms, at least I have not seen them over here.

The Norwegian Crownprince and his wife


Sylvia K said...

What a great and interesting post for the day, Wil!! I do love the photos!! Thanks so much for sharing these!! Hope you have a great new week!!

Roger Owen Green said...

i DO like the look of a uniform!


eileeninmd said...

What a wonderful post! It is amazing to see all the royalty with their beautiful dresses and uniforms. Awesome images and thanks for sharing your post. Enjoy your day and the new week ahead!

carol l mckenna said...

Very regal photography ~ love the last one of the magnificent royal blue dresses on those little girls!

Happy Week to you,
artmusedog and carol

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for this post Wil and showing blogland that there are still other royal families in Europe than that of the UK - am not against the latter, but it put things in perspective!

colleen said...

It's like the red carpet royal style. Stunning dresses!

Fun60 said...

Interesting that schoolchildren in the Netherlands don'the wear uniforms.

NC Sue said...

It must be amazing to see so many famous people. What a wonderful photo op!
Please come share at

Anonymous said...

A wonderful look at all those fabulous clothes.

Jane Hards Photography said...

Uniforms, what a great choice for the letter. I agree with a reader above, we in the UK do often forget there are other Royal families besides our own.

carolann said...

What a pleasure to see all Royalty. The ladies so pretty and the gentlemen.

Photo Cache said...

The royals have beautiful garbs.


Anonymous said...

Lovely! What a fabulous choice for the letter U! Wonderful uniforms!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

My goodness, so many royal families and so many beautiful gowns -- and oh of course the Uniforms. All of them look resplendent!

Hildred said...

Magnificent uniforms, but the gowns are gorgeous. Interesting to see all the European Royalty.

Trubes said...

I love to see men in uniform and the European royals look splendid in theirs.
Great pictures Wil !

Best wishes,
ABCW team.

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

There is something special about uniforms. I went through private schools, but never was required to wear them. However, my 2 girls attended a parochial school through elementary and middle school, and were always required to wear them. It made it quite easy for them to dress in the morning, and they always looked so nice. Blessings!

Melody Steenkamp said...

vind het altijd wel intrigerend....zo'n outfit
maar om nou de prinsesjes identiek te kleden... dat vind ik dan weer totaal onnodig en oubollig, alsof die meiskes geen eigen unieke persoonlijkheid hebben.

Je foto's zijn prachtig.

Gattina said...

At least these are beautiful and colorful uniforms !

ABC Team

Ann said...

Oh I love a man in uniform!!!!

Dina said...

I think men have fun wearing these dress uniforms. It makes them look so nice and important.

Have a good time with your sister, Wil.

Ann, Chen Jie Xue 陈洁雪 said...

the royal family with no uniform look just like an ordinary family. I went to school wearing my school uniform

Lmkazmierczak said...

What a terrific idea to post all those royal uniforms...really enjoyed looking at them all♪

Ann, Chen Jie Xue 陈洁雪 said...

my uncle says my girls were crazy, so was I. I like to say we are special. My daughter (No2) has just quit her lawyer job to do her VSA on the Solomons Island. Volunteering like the peace corp. This, I am wondering if it is crazy.

Rick said...

Hello Wil,

Thank you for visiting my blog, and leaving your comments. Nice to visit here.

I have mixed feelings about royalty. On the one hand they're ordinary folks like you and me once you strip away the fancy dresses and uniforms and pomp. On the other hand, I suppose they can be a symbol of stability and leadership that people can look to - especially since most politicians have a reputation (deserved) just beneath that of a used car salesman.

Toch, mooie fotos.

Fijne vrijdag gewenst.

Fritz Ant said...

Enjoy all of the lovely looking dresses more so than the uniforms. I also never knew that there were so many different Kings and Queens of so many different countries either.