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Queen Máxima applauded while Ivanka Trump jeered during panel discussion

On Tuesday in Berlin, Queen Máxima was part of a panel discussion with First Daughter Ivanka Trump, who also serves as an advisor to her father, President Trump, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Others on the panel included Christine Lagarde, Director of the International Monetary Fund; Anne Finucane, Vice President of the Bank of America; and Chrystia Freeland, Canadian Foreign Minister.

The discussion focused on female entrepreneurship and was part of the Women 20 dialogue of the G20 being held in Germany from 24 through 26 of this month. More specifically, the topics of the economic position of women and the challenges they face in improving their global position.

The Queen received significant applause when she said that she was only a feminist if the definition was about wanting freedom of choice and equal rights. Chancellor Merkel agreed with her saying that she was one, too, by that definition. Her applause was in contrast to the reaction Ivanka Trump received earlier after praising her father, US President Donald Trump. She told the predominately female audience that her father was “a tremendous champion of supporting families.” Ivanka further added that she knew firsthand of his role in advocating for paid family leave for women, “As a daughter, I can speak on a very personal level knowing that he encouraged me and enabled me to thrive.”

Her Majesty is the honorary chair of the G20 Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion; The Queen also serves as the United Nations Secretary General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development. Queen Máxima began her role in 2009, then as Princess Máxima, after her appointment by former Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. She works to advise the Secretary-General on inclusive finance for development and travels across the globe each year for her position.

In January of this year, the Queen spoke at the G20 conference during the meeting focusing on digitising finance, financial inclusion and financial literacy.

  • UF

    European women remain the snots Benjamin Franklin found when first he arrived.
    Considering their history they truly have no cause.
    As the most personally accomplished female in attendance, Ivanka Trump can’t possible have been much concerned about the cats having their claws out.
    Jealousy is so unattractive in aging women.
    Queen Maxima, like all “royals”, is an honorary everything.
    Winning a gene pool or marrying into one does not an accomplishment make

    • Scott

      European women? That is a bit general. You do realise there is lots of different countries in Europe, with greater varying differences than Mexican woman are to America women.

      • UF

        Si. Oui. Ya. Indeed.

    • edoep

      of course ivanka trump is the ‘most accomplished’ within this round. AFAIK, no other attending speaker has so far reached her levels or merely tried copycatting / copyright infringing, and having her rags being manufactured in china, whilst her highly successful president … *cough* … preaches MAGA, and promotes ‘buy american’. her level of hypocrisy is remarkable, indeed.

      and when it comes to “own accomplishments”: i agree that gaining status by marriage may not be the most honorable way of gaining it – but is being born into a wealthy family more of an achievement? maybe according to your american standards, certainly not according to our european ones.

      without the surname TRUMP, she’d most likely wait at a diner in rural idaho.

      the reason why merkel invited her to join this illustrious round? the trading deal between the EU and mister tangerine man is in the making …. in order to kick the brexiting UK further down the queue in trade deals.

      and BTW, your remarks about ‘aging women’ is simply despicable. i doubt any of the other attendants is ‘jealous’ of ivanka trump. what could be more embarrassing than being related to the worst US “politician” ever???

      PS on a sartorial level: maxima looks fabulous in this floral natan. so he finally managed to create one great gown that suits a woman’s body. nice to see he can be taught tailoring – if one advises him long enough.

  • UF

    Ivanka Trump is not related to Barack Obama.

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