Dutch Princess Mabel pro peace?

This is a video from a Dutch 2003 TV program, about Princess Mabel’s relationship to gangster Klaas Bruimsma. She also vandalized her Wikipedia entry.

From GPD news agency in the Netherlands:

Princess Mabel [of the Netherlands] will serve as the first Chief Executive of The Elders, Desmond Tutu, Chair of the Elders, announced on Wednesday. She will oversee the day-to-day operations for the Elders, a group of eminent individuals convened by Nelson Mandela to use their wisdom, independent leadership and experience to tackle some of the world’s toughest problems.

According to daily The Scotsman, the originator of the idea of the Global Elders is not Nelson Mandela, but British millionaire Richard Branson.

In itself, the idea of ex-politicians like in the Global Elders, commenting on the policies of their successors, is not a totally bad idea. Arguably, ex politicians often have better ideas than when they still were in office: Jimmy Carter (one of the Elders), Colin Powell

However, having the day-to-day operations for the Elders in the hands of Princess Mabel is a bad idea.

The GPD article continues on Mabel:

She founded and was the executive director from 1993 through 1997 of the European Action Council for Peace in the Balkans, a West-European non-governmental organization dedicated to establishing peace, democracy and stability in the Balkans.

Mabel Wisse Smit, as she was known then, worked ‘for peace and democracy’ in the Balkans jointly with well-known militarist, anti democrat, and supporter of apartheid in South Africa, Margaret Thatcher. The “Action” which that “Council” lobbied for, was Western military aggression in Yugoslavia. Mabel’s boyfriend then, before she became a princess by marriage and after Dutch gangster Klaas Bruinsma, was Bosnian politician Sacirbey, jailed for shady financial and arms deals.

Nelson Mandela is well known as an opponent of the Yugoslavia and Iraq wars. It will not work well for him to have Princess Mabel as a filter on his views.

Where millionaires, whether Richard Branson, Mabel’s employer George Soros, or the sponsors of the American Enterprise Institute are involved, critical distance is necessary.

Princes Mabel, ex Dutch secret policewoman: here.

George Soros’ Ex, Brazilian Actress Adriana Ferreyr, Sues for $50 M; Claims Billionaire Hit Her, Didn’t Give Manhattan Apartment: here.

Karadzic and Bosnia: here.

Dutch Princess Mabel and Wikipedia

In this video, Dutch Princess Mabel van Oranje does a dance behind Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales as he prepares for a high pressure interview.

A reader’s comment to that video: ‘LOL the most famous wiki vandal behind the creator of wikipedia.’

Princess Mabel vandalized the Wikipedia entry about herself.

This Dutch TV video is about Princess Mabel’s liaison with Duch gangster Bruinsma.

Dutch Princess Mabel changed Wikipedia info about herself

This is a video in Dutch about the relationship between Princess Mabel and criminal Klaas Bruinsma.

Translated from Dutch NOS TV:

Prince Friso and [his wife] Princess Mabel [of the Netherlands] have themselves changed the entry about Mabel at the English language version of the Internet encyclopedia Wikipedia. The government information service RVD has confirmed this item in daily NRC Handelsblad.

Through an internet link at palace Huis ten Bosch, where the queen lives, the couple changed the sentence which said that Mabel before her marriage gave “incomplete and false information” about her [sexual] relationship with the drugs criminal Klaas Bruinsma. The words “and false” were removed.

According to Wikiscanner, a web site which can find out from which computer a Wikipedia article was changed, the text was changed on 8 January 2006.


Wikiscanner, which has existed for just two weeks now, has already uncovered various examples of institutions and corporations which changed entries about themselves. In this way, eg, the CIA and the Vatican tried to whitewash their public images on Wikipedia.

That the controversial words by now have been restored by a visitor speaks for the self-cleaning capabilities of the online encyclopedia. This visitor, in a comment, points out that “onvolledige en onjuiste informatie” [“incomplete and false information”] are a literal quote by [Dutch] Prime Minister Balkenende.

Also the Dutch Wikipedia says “according to Prime Minister Balkenende, onvolledige en onjuiste informatie”.

See also here.