Princess Máxima ashamed of wearing glasses



Stop the freakin’ presses! Our popular blond (cough) Princess Máxima was spotted in Argentina, her home country, wearing – oh horror of horrors – glasses! Normally I would not care about something this trivial, but some attitudes are just too old fashioned for words. And of course I wear glasses. The picture is here, see the horror for yourselves.

The Argentinean media had no problems publishing the photo, after all the princess is proudly waving to her fans outside some building. The Nederlandse Rijksvoorlichtingsdienst (RVD), roughly the Dutch PR and information service for the royals, were asked if the princess did in fact wear glasses ’cause we ain’t never seen her like this before! They said: no comment. Are they blind too?

The brouhaha is all because Her Highness didn’t want to be photographed with glasses on and that this was not an official visit. We all should collectively pretend we didn’t see them because wearing glasses in 2008 is simply vulgar and embarrassing.

I thought trying to pass for a natural blond was embarrassing enough.

These are my glasses here above and everybody recognises them and me now. And I love my girl Nana Mouskouri’s funky Pierre Marly glasses no matter what anyone says.


  1. Márcia W. says:

    I read the post once and got so confused that I´ll get my glasses and read again about this not having seen a picture of a certain blond someone allegedly wearing what looked like (to the untrained eye?) glasses.

  2. Eric says:

    Question is: is it really Maxima who’s ashamed of wearing this “super-high-tech ultra-low-power vision enhancement device” (trying to avoid the G-word here ;-)) or the RVD?

  3. Darth Paul says:

    oooh, SNAP! Que disparate…y rubia insipida.

  4. Char says:

    Maxima’s title is actually Her Royal Highness. And seeing the way she was eagerly waving to the crowds and press (see link below), I don’t think she has any problem with people seeing her wearing a pair. Why would she?

  5. Branko Collin says:

    As the posting mentions, it’s not Máxima who has any problems with being spotted wearing glasses. Her title is Princess, not Her Royal Highness. The latter is her predikaat (I have no idea what the English term is). The photo you link to is the one we wrote about. Not sure why you felt the need to link to it again.

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