Queen bedevilled by house music of Orange fears

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21 March 2006, AMSTERDAM — The staff of Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands are worried conversations secretly recorded by her niece during a family crisis will hit the street on a CD or as part of a rap number, a daily newspaper reported on Tuesday.

21 March 2006

AMSTERDAM — The staff of Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands are worried conversations secretly recorded by her niece during a family crisis will hit the street on a CD or as part of a rap number, a daily newspaper reported on Tuesday.

Respectable broadsheet 'De Volkskrant' said Princess Margarita is to seek the return of the tapes from her ex-husband Edwin de Roy van Zuydewijn during a closed court hearing next week.

Margarita made the recordings when she took her husband's side in an embarrassing row with the royals in 2002. De Roy van Zuyderwijn is a commoner and he accused the Queen and the royal family of trying to blacken his name to damage his business.

The Queen's supporters charged he had an almost hypnotic hold over the Queen's niece, Margarita. De Roy van Zuydewijn and Margarita have split up and she has reconciled with her family. Her husband is refusing to return the taped conversations, saying they are of public importance.

De Volkskrant reported a "high ranking civil servant" admitted Beatrix's staff is worried the tape with the Queen's words will be used commercially. "We don't even want to think about a rolling beat with the continually repeated citation: 'Margarita er is een klein duiveltje in je gekropen (Margarita a small devil has climbed into you)'," the source said.

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2006]

Subject: Dutch news

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