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Royal Families => various Royal Families => Topic started by: Alexandrine on November 11, 2010, 10:06:11 pm



Title: Belgian Royal Family: News & Pictures
Post by: Alexandrine on November 11, 2010, 10:06:11 pm
These kids are so cute   :flirt:

Belga Gallery (http://picture.belga.be/belgapicture/editorial/royals/coverage/2756800.html)


Title: Re: Philippe & Mathilde with their two sons at Boekenbeurs
Post by: YooperModerator on November 11, 2010, 10:09:57 pm
Yeah the kids are cute
And Matilde looks like a nice mum cuddling them!


Title: Re: Philippe & Mathilde with their two sons at Boekenbeurs
Post by: Alexandrine on November 11, 2010, 10:11:46 pm
how is Mathilde seen in her own country?


Title: Re: Philippe & Mathilde with their two sons at Boekenbeurs
Post by: YooperModerator on November 11, 2010, 11:54:35 pm
She was very popular the first 2 or three years with the engagement, wedding and babies stories.
right now... I'm not sure.... people care, national politics are at the center of the papers now so...
She still does a great job but it's not in the papers every day so ppl lost their interest after a while I guess...
In the monthly magazine, Royals (Belgian version of Majesty magazine ) there's a nice article of her working as an ambassador of UNICEF with aids children in West Africa they're comparing her to Diana, breaking taboo's on handling and helping the children infected with HIV!  :thumbsup:
Here's a link to their website:
http://www.royals.be/en/royals/RY-1184684293741.html?p=1184684293741


Title: Prince Philippe and the family :new official pictures
Post by: danifaul on December 16, 2010, 05:53:22 pm
 http://www.monarchie.be/fr/actuel/photos/archives/famille-du-prince-philippe-et-de-la-princesse-mathilde-decembre-2010
http://oi55.tinypic.com/349cgo8.jpg family
http://i53.tinypic.com/4jazc0.jpg Philippe and Mathilde
http://oi54.tinypic.com/2cog2a9.jpg  the children's
Elisabeth  :AWW:
http://i56.tinypic.com/w6pj5e.jpg
http://i53.tinypic.com/2a80x12.jpg
Gabriel
http://i51.tinypic.com/2qcfp8k.jpg
http://i56.tinypic.com/ap8tp1.jpg
Emmanuel
http://i55.tinypic.com/2zz2ryq.jpg
http://i53.tinypic.com/5l5oow.jpg
Eleonore
http://i53.tinypic.com/2hdbbpk.jpg
http://i56.tinypic.com/124ablh.jpg
cred:Clara


Title: Prince Philippe and the family :new official pictures
Post by: Kuei Fei on December 16, 2010, 06:35:21 pm
What TREASURES they all are! So healthy, so NORMAL in my view. They don't look like jaded little young adults, bitter, wan, withdrawn, they look great!


Title: Prince Philippe and the family :new official pictures
Post by: Earth Angel on December 16, 2010, 06:42:03 pm
Beautiful photos of beautiful people ...


Title: Prince Philippe and the family :new official pictures
Post by: caribbean_lady on December 16, 2010, 10:35:21 pm
Wow, Mathilde looks great! Elizabeth is looking pretty too! Very beautiful family.


Title: Prince Philippe and the family :new official pictures
Post by: benign on December 17, 2010, 02:00:47 am
one of my fave princesses......thanks for the photos..


Title: Prince Philippe and the family :new official pictures
Post by: royal_watcher05 on December 23, 2010, 03:24:40 am
what lovely photos. Enjoyed them very much. Beautiful kids, i love how they are dressed. Very nice and apprioate for thier ages.   :sigh:


Title: Prince Philippe and the family :new official pictures
Post by: Raisie on December 23, 2010, 03:49:56 am
 :thankyou:
Lovely pictures


Title: Prince Philippe and the family :new official pictures
Post by: YooperModerator on December 26, 2010, 11:14:21 pm
Oh how cute!  :flirt:
Lovely pictures i really like Eleonore, she looks so sweet! :AWW:
and Mathildes dress is nice  :thumbsup:
They might be a bit boring and little less glamorous then the BRF or Monaco's family but I'm still like my BeRF!
They seem more of a real family then some of they're European cousins!


Title: Prince Philippe and the family :new official pictures
Post by: Kuei Fei on December 28, 2010, 06:27:58 pm
The Belgium RF is the best I think. No scandals and healthy looking kids.


Title: Re: Philippe & Mathilde with their two sons at Boekenbeurs
Post by: Kuei Fei on January 15, 2011, 04:44:49 pm
She's quite perfect in my view. She might not be a wildly popular princess with the press, but she's respectable and she's not a walking drama.


Title: Prince Philippe and the family :new official pictures
Post by: YooperModerator on March 10, 2011, 02:17:44 am
If you have pic's of either 'my' RF (Belgium :tehe:) the Dutch RF or the Luxembourg Grand Ducal family please put them here.


Title: Prince Philippe and the family :new official pictures
Post by: YooperModerator on March 10, 2011, 05:21:34 am
Some avatar pic's of Dutch and Belgian RF

Belgian RF
(http://i1095.photobucket.com/albums/i462/akasha2411/avatars/BeRF/TheKingandQueenofBelgium.jpg)
http://i1095.photobucket.com/albums/i462/akasha2411/avatars/BeRF/TheKingandQueenofBelgium.jpg
(http://i1095.photobucket.com/albums/i462/akasha2411/avatars/BeRF/BM-phillippe-mathilde-a.jpg)
http://i1095.photobucket.com/albums/i462/akasha2411/avatars/BeRF/BM-phillippe-mathilde-a.jpg
(http://i1095.photobucket.com/albums/i462/akasha2411/avatars/BeRF/BM-mathilde-ii.jpg)
http://i1095.photobucket.com/albums/i462/akasha2411/avatars/BeRF/BM-mathilde-ii.jpg
(http://i1095.photobucket.com/albums/i462/akasha2411/avatars/BeRF/amedeo-c.jpg)
http://i1095.photobucket.com/albums/i462/akasha2411/avatars/BeRF/amedeo-c.jpg

Dutch RF
(http://i1095.photobucket.com/albums/i462/akasha2411/avatars/DuRF/beatrix-1c.jpg)
http://i1095.photobucket.com/albums/i462/akasha2411/avatars/DuRF/beatrix-1c.jpg
(http://i1095.photobucket.com/albums/i462/akasha2411/avatars/DuRF/willem-maxima-g.jpg)
http://i1095.photobucket.com/albums/i462/akasha2411/avatars/DuRF/willem-maxima-g.jpg
(http://i1095.photobucket.com/albums/i462/akasha2411/avatars/DuRF/av10.gif)
http://i1095.photobucket.com/albums/i462/akasha2411/avatars/DuRF/av10.gif
(http://i1095.photobucket.com/albums/i462/akasha2411/avatars/DuRF/maxima1a.jpg)
http://i1095.photobucket.com/albums/i462/akasha2411/avatars/DuRF/maxima1a.jpg
(http://i1095.photobucket.com/albums/i462/akasha2411/avatars/DuRF/nlamalia23542.jpg)
http://i1095.photobucket.com/albums/i462/akasha2411/avatars/DuRF/nlamalia23542.jpg
(http://i1095.photobucket.com/albums/i462/akasha2411/avatars/DuRF/whoareyou.jpg)
http://i1095.photobucket.com/albums/i462/akasha2411/avatars/DuRF/whoareyou.jpg
(http://i1095.photobucket.com/albums/i462/akasha2411/avatars/DuRF/nlariana.jpg)
http://i1095.photobucket.com/albums/i462/akasha2411/avatars/DuRF/nlariana.jpg



Title: Prince Philippe and the family :new official pictures
Post by: Gaeaskywalker on March 10, 2011, 08:35:55 pm
Pictures Dutch Royal Family, statevisit Qatar (10-03-2011)

http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=10-03-2011%20NL (http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=10-03-2011%20NL)

http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=10-03-2011%20Concert (http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=10-03-2011%20Concert)



Title: Prince Philippe and the family :new official pictures
Post by: Gaeaskywalker on March 19, 2011, 08:03:09 pm
Make a difference day (18-03-2011)

http://www.ppe-agency.com/preview.php?start=0&id=59450&zoektype=2&search=18-03-2011%20Nijmegen (http://www.ppe-agency.com/preview.php?start=0&id=59450&zoektype=2&search=18-03-2011%20Nijmegen)

Opening of the exposition ‘Lucas van Leyden and the Renaissance’ (19-03-2011)

http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=19-03-2011%20Leiden (http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=19-03-2011%20Leiden)


Title: Re: Pictures of Benelux RF
Post by: Gaeaskywalker on March 24, 2011, 09:56:47 pm
Prince Willem-Alexander attended the opening of the flower exhibition de Keukenhof in Lisse (23-03-2011)

http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=23-03-2011%20Lisse (http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=23-03-2011%20Lisse)

Princess Maxima attended the oration of prof. Atul Kumar at the Academy building in Utrecht.

http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=23-03-2011%20Utrecht (http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=23-03-2011%20Utrecht)


Title: Re: Pictures of Benelux RF
Post by: Nighthawk on March 28, 2011, 08:48:54 pm
Princess Maxima and Prince Willem-Alexander on the first day of the 4 day visit to Vietnam.
http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=28-03-2011%20President


Title: Re: Pictures of Benelux RF
Post by: Alexandrine on March 29, 2011, 11:52:23 am
Max's style is  :ick:


Title: Re: Pictures of Benelux RF
Post by: Gaeaskywalker on April 01, 2011, 10:44:55 pm
30-03-2011 Ho Chi Minh city Princess Maxima and Henk Bleker on the 3rd day of the 4 day visit to Vietnam.

http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=30-03-2011%20Ho (http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=30-03-2011%20Ho)

30-03-2011 Reception Princess Maxima and Prince Willem-Alexander arrive at the netwerk reception at the Reunification palace in Vietnam.

http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=30-03-2011%20Reception (http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=30-03-2011%20Reception)

31-03-2011 Ho Chi Minh city Princess Maxima and Prince Willem-Alexander at Unilever Vietnam on the last day of his visit to Vietnam.

http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=31-03-2011%20Ho (http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=31-03-2011%20Ho)


Title: Prince Laurent stirs controversy again
Post by: Nighthawk on April 02, 2011, 05:29:53 am
Prince Laurent stirs controversy again
http://www.examiner.com/royal-news-in-national/prince-laurent-stirs-controversy-again
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HRH Prince Laurent of Belgium is in the news again, causing trouble of course.  The Prince has embarked on a trip to the Democratic Republic of the Congo to investigate its deforestation, after being specifically asked by the government not to go.  DRCongo is a country that was once colonized by Belgium, and deep tensions between the two still remain.  During colonization, millions of Congolese were killed at the hands of the Belgians.  The Prime Minister reportedly requested that the Prince not go on his trip and when asked for comment he said:

“I had tried to dissuade him and made it clear, in writing, that the government regretted there was no consultation beforehand.”

He added that the government was concerned because such visits can be viewed as carrying a political message.  Thusly the government has restarted a debate in Parliament about cutting royal stipends.

Prince’s Allowance at Risk
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/01/world/europe/01briefs-ART-Belgium.html?_r=1&src=twrhp


Title: Re: Prince Laurent stirs controversy again
Post by: berlin on April 02, 2011, 07:00:25 am
What about the brutality against women and children in the DRC?


Title: Princess Mathilde of Belgium
Post by: danifaul on April 06, 2011, 07:16:43 pm
Princess Mathilde, Duchess of Brabant , DHS ( née : Ec. Mathilde Marie Christiane Ghislaine d'Udekem d'Acoz ),
is the wife of the heir apparent to the Belgian throne, Prince Philippe, Duke of Brabant.Of Belgian and noble Polish ancestry,
she is expected to be the first Belgian-born Queen consort of Belgium.She was born Mathilde d'Udekem d'Acoz in Uccle on 20 January 1973.
Though her grandfather and her uncle were barons, she and her father were members of the untitled nobility.

Education:Princess Mathilde attended secondary school at the Institut de la Vierge Fidèle in Brussels.She then studied speech therapy at
the Institut Libre Marie Haps in Brussels from 1991 to 1994 and earned a diploma with "grande distinction" (equivalent to magna cum laude ).
Mathilde then worked as a speech therapist in her own practice in Brussels from 1995 to 1999
She also studied psychology at the Université catholique de Louvain and earned a diploma in psychology with "distinction" in 2002.

She speaks French, Dutch, English and Italian.

Marriage and children:Mathilde married Prince Philippe on 4 December 1999 in Brussels , civilly at the Brussels Town Hall and religiously
at the Cathedral of Saint Michel and Saint Gudula.She was made Princess of Belgium on 8 November 1999 (published on 13 November 1999
and effective from 4 December 1999).
The couple has four children-
Princess Elisabeth Thérèse Marie Hélène born 25 October 2001
Prince Gabriel Baudouin Charles Marie born 20 August 2003
Prince Emmanuel Léopold Guillaume François Marie born 4 October 2005
Princess Eléonore Fabiola Victoria Anne Marie born 16 April 2008
Princess Elisabeth, the couple's eldest child, is the second-in-line to the throne behind her father and ahead of her brothers and sister,
who are third-, fourth-, and fifth-in-line to succeed, owing to a change in Belgian succession laws in 1991. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Princess_Mathilde,_Duchess_of_Brabant
(http://www.loonapix.com/img/tmp/13021415711715146.png)(http://www.loonapix.com/img/tmp/130214074228816707.png)(http://)
more pics:
http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcS9zwbgC7SKMxnCuNgid-Ua3c5NiLxPu8r24JCn_11BKfXxlQmELQ
http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcT1LZxVhw7Dyc4hcNiIG0j6ndGer1mqzjsfNfYXWB3a5Pvo0MzW
http://xxllashes.files.wordpress.com/2011/03/filipe-belgium-matilde.jpg?w=320&h=250
http://www.blogcdn.com/www.stylelist.com/media/2011/02/crown-prince-phillippe-princess-mathilde-royal-weddings-590ar021011.jpg.jpg
http://www.pigeonhole-this.com/Coppermine/albums/scans2/ladiesinwaiting4.JPG
http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRTo2VQmtdQvyQorxPlXbVaEHFhMOem0NG30t9nFe4RDYazPqIl
http://gpdhome.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8341c648253ef0120a598e909970c-400wi
http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQzevhH_GkAOej30n45tA2YTvPC7TuBQXSkwg3Q7wYZxuaT-Zok

Just changed the title from 'Belgian' to 'Belgium'
 kisss A



Title: Re: Princess Mathilde of Belgian
Post by: Grace on April 06, 2011, 08:49:29 pm
She is pretty and elegant,thanks for pics. kisss


Title: Re: Princess Mathilde of Belgian
Post by: Kuei Fei on April 06, 2011, 09:59:58 pm
I am a total Mathildeite and darn proud! She's the only princess on the scene right now (Charlene doesn't count since she isn't a princess yet) and her kids look great and her past is perfect!


Title: Re: Princess Mathilde of Belgian
Post by: Grace on April 06, 2011, 10:30:37 pm
Agree :thumbsup:


Title: Re: Princess Mathilde of Belgian
Post by: Kuei Fei on April 07, 2011, 01:34:40 am
She's so chic and dresses her age and doesn't have an eating disorder or an unstable/rumors of adultery marriage. The gutter press isn't interested in her (a healthy thing) and she had a fabulous career before working with kids so she knwos what is and isn't healthy and she had a title of her own (cool!) and if the press had any geniune interest in nice stories, they would be all over her.


Title: Re: Princess Mathilde of Belgium
Post by: Earl Grey on April 07, 2011, 02:18:44 pm
I have a question about her. Maybe Akasha knows?
 I read somewhere she is ueber-religious. Anything known about that?
Any stories about exes?


Title: Re: Princess Mathilde of Belgium
Post by: Alexandrine on April 07, 2011, 03:20:12 pm
^^
She lived with her noble boyfriend, but he left her for another woman.

I know that Astrid and Lorenz are very religious and are part of some catholic movement but I haven't heard anything similar from Mathilde and Phillipe. Athough considering the upbringing of both it is very possible that they are also uberreligious as you say.

I like Mathilde but her sense of style is null. She is not elegant nor chic. Her body type is not easy to dress and she always chooses the wrong clothes.


Title: Re: Princess Mathilde of Belgium
Post by: YooperModerator on April 08, 2011, 12:56:50 am
Gee euhm..
I know she's a good catholic (whatever that may mean nowadays... :rolleyes:) but I don't think she's fanatic..and frankly I don't care really!
I turned my back on the Cat Church years ago, never liked the hypocrisy that went with it, and the fact that they are against condoms!
I do remember reading something about her and Philip entering a certain christian order of idontknow.
The way they described it in the papers it sounded like the masonry thingy very hush hush members-only sorta thing. ???

Hmm googled and found this (http://www.mediawatchers.be/1/nl/4/39831/prinsesmathildegrootkruisdameinordevanhetheiliggrafvanjeruzalem.html)
It's a Dutch page here (http://translate.google.com/translate?js=n&prev=_t&hl=nl&ie=UTF-8&layout=2&eotf=1&sl=nl&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.mediawatchers.be%2F1%2Fnl%2F4%2F39831%2Fprinsesmathildegrootkruisdameinordevanhetheiliggrafvanjeruzalem.html&act=url) is the translate.. :unsure: (not the best work of translation if you ask me but ok..)

The Order of the Holy Grave of Jerusalem would be my translation in stead of Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem. (although it's an English word I never heard of it before, not really a word you use on daily base)
But apparently that's the English name for the order..
Here's what wiki has to say about the Order (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Order_of_the_Holy_Sepulchre)


Title: Re: Princess Mathilde of Belgium
Post by: Earl Grey on April 08, 2011, 08:37:33 am
akasha dank je wel.
Good to know she isn''t some kind of religious fanatic. I have met my fair shair oif those at my secondary school (not that I have anything against religion per se though)
Mathilde (from what I read in the Dutch press) seems to have a pleasant and stable personalty. She also dresses better than Maxi.


Title: Art for Mathilde, trade for Philip
Post by: Gaeaskywalker on April 08, 2011, 07:07:34 pm
http://gpdhome.typepad.com/royalblognl_news_summary/2011/04/art-for-mathilde-trade-for-philip.html (http://gpdhome.typepad.com/royalblognl_news_summary/2011/04/art-for-mathilde-trade-for-philip.html)

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Mathilde and her husband Prince Philip, heir to the throne, are on a five day visit to Russia, to promote trade and business, and to improve Belgium's image and standing in Russia.


Title: Albert & Paola to JPII beatification
Post by: Gaeaskywalker on April 18, 2011, 07:26:32 pm
http://translate.google.nl/translate?sl=nl&tl=en&js=n&prev=_t&hl=nl&ie=UTF-8&layout=2&eotf=1&u=http%3A%2F%2Fgpdhome.typepad.com%2Fnieuwsberichten%2F2011%2F04%2Falbert-paola-naar-zaligverklaring-jpii.html (http://translate.google.nl/translate?sl=nl&tl=en&js=n&prev=_t&hl=nl&ie=UTF-8&layout=2&eotf=1&u=http%3A%2F%2Fgpdhome.typepad.com%2Fnieuwsberichten%2F2011%2F04%2Falbert-paola-naar-zaligverklaring-jpii.html)
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King Albert II and Queen Paola on May 1 in Rome at the beatification of the Pope John Paul II. The journey becomes known at a sensitive time because of the pedophilia scandals in the Catholic Church Belgian, Belgian media said Monday.


Title: Re: Pictures of Benelux RF
Post by: Gaeaskywalker on May 05, 2011, 04:25:35 pm
Memorial Day 4-05-2011

http://picture.belga.be/belgapicture/editorial/royals/coverage/3141253.html (http://picture.belga.be/belgapicture/editorial/royals/coverage/3141253.html)


Title: Re: Pictures of Benelux RF
Post by: Gaeaskywalker on May 06, 2011, 10:08:15 pm
05/05/2011 Concert by the Amstel, the closing concert for the yearly celebrations on the national liberation day

http://picture.belga.be/belgapicture/editorial/royals/coverage/3142535.html (http://picture.belga.be/belgapicture/editorial/royals/coverage/3142535.html)


Title: Re: Pictures of Benelux RF
Post by: Nighthawk on May 11, 2011, 03:17:27 pm
thanks for the pics  :thankyou:


Title: Re: Pictures of Benelux RF
Post by: Earth Angel on May 13, 2011, 04:11:32 am
Just letting you know this thread belongs in the Belgium board.  ;) My apologies for posting after 120 days, just wanted to bring this to the mods attention. ...


Title: Prince Philippe and the family :new official pictures
Post by: Kuei Fei on May 13, 2011, 04:34:21 am
Oh how cute!  :flirt:
Lovely pictures i really like Eleonore, she looks so sweet! :AWW:
and Mathildes dress is nice  :thumbsup:
They might be a bit boring and little less glamorous then the BRF or Monaco's family but I'm still like my BeRF!
They seem more of a real family then some of they're European cousins!


I personally think Mathilde is the perfect Crown Princess and just PERFECT! At this point, if the BRF took a page or two from the Belgian RF, they would be a lot better off.


Title: Prince Philippe and the family :new official pictures
Post by: Yooper on May 13, 2011, 06:04:58 am
SO sweet and unaffected.  You can see the kindness in their faces.  Thank you for posting!

How do you guys in the UK stand it, I mean it, how do you bear up with the continuing embarrassment of PW/WK? - I feel for ya, I really do.  Monaco's wedding is going to drive Wasty nuts, which is a good thing, but there's just no comparison in style with these photos and the elegance of the upcoming weddings with Princess Anne's daughter, etc., as well. 


Title: Prince Philippe and the family :new official pictures
Post by: Alexandrine on May 13, 2011, 12:21:45 pm
Just letting you know this thread belongs in the Belgium board.  ;) My apologies for posting after 120 days, just wanted to bring this to the mods attention. ...

 :thankyou: Already done!


Title: Re: Pictures of Benelux RF
Post by: Alexandrine on May 14, 2011, 01:48:17 pm
 :tehe: No problem  :BFF:



Title: Belgian King bans his son from palace
Post by: Gaeaskywalker on May 15, 2011, 08:12:14 pm
http://gpdhome.typepad.com/royalblognl_news_summary/2011/05/belgian-king-bans-his-son-from-palace.html (http://gpdhome.typepad.com/royalblognl_news_summary/2011/05/belgian-king-bans-his-son-from-palace.html)
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Belgium's King Albert II has banned his youngest son Prince Laurent, 47, from official royal activities, Belgian media report. Laurent has irked both his father and the government by visiting Belgium's former colony the Democratic Republic of Congo against the advice of both.


Title: Philip watches Solar Impulse from chopper
Post by: Gaeaskywalker on May 15, 2011, 08:13:14 pm
http://gpdhome.typepad.com/royalblognl_news_summary/2011/05/philip-watches-solar-impulse-from-chopper.html (http://gpdhome.typepad.com/royalblognl_news_summary/2011/05/philip-watches-solar-impulse-from-chopper.html)

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Prince Philip of Belgium watched from his helicopter as Swiss pilot André Borschberg made his way to Brussels International Aiport on the inaugural international flight of the sun powered aircraft 'Solar Impulse'.


Title: Re: Belgian King bans his son from palace
Post by: Yooper on May 15, 2011, 08:16:13 pm
Now there's a guy with some cajones.

Boy, I wish HM would use this concept and ban PW/WK from visiting Britain's former colonies (the US), too.  That'd be a nice break.



Title: Re: Philip watches Solar Impulse from chopper
Post by: Yooper on May 15, 2011, 08:38:22 pm
This concept is so cool and I'm thrilled.  I have so many gadgets now that are solar powered and delighted to see this taking off (pardon the pun).


Title: Re: Belgian King bans his son from palace
Post by: Dahlia on May 15, 2011, 09:20:44 pm
Exaggerated IMO.


Title: Re: Belgian King bans his son from palace
Post by: Yooper on May 15, 2011, 09:31:28 pm
I, of course, don't know all the dynamics, but if the King and the Government advise against something and then the son goes ahead and does it anyway, what follows is called 'consequences'.  At least somebody did something.  Wise or not, take a stand and stick to it.  It's called leadership. 


Title: Re: Belgian King bans his son from palace
Post by: Ceridwen on May 16, 2011, 01:28:08 am
Now there's a guy with some cajones.

Boy, I wish HM would use this concept and ban PW/WK from visiting Britain's former colonies (the US), too.  That'd be a nice break.



I agree, it's wonderful to see a king to take a stand and stick to it.  Now, why can't the Queen of England do the same and not fall in the whims of her spoiled son and or grandson?


Title: Re: Belgian King bans his son from palace
Post by: Earth Angel on May 16, 2011, 01:33:13 am
I read a different article on this awhile ago. This is a serious issue and apparently the prince has had repeated run ins with government officials over missteps throughout the years. He's in some hot water now, since they've had enough of his indignance.

http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/breaking-news/unruly-belgian-prince-reigned-in/story-e6freuyi-1226035772511  

Laurant has indeed been banished:

http://www.deredactie.be/cm/vrtnieuws.english/news/110514_laurent


Title: Re: Belgian King bans his son from palace
Post by: Kuei Fei on May 16, 2011, 07:25:01 am
Now there's a guy with some cajones. Boy, I wish HM would use this concept and ban PW/WK from visiting Britain's former colonies (the US), too.  That'd be a nice break.
I agree, it's wonderful to see a king to take a stand and stick to it.  Now, why can't the Queen of England do the same and not fall in the whims of her spoiled son and or grandson?

Personally I think William is the one who needs the whipping and the boundaries. I have no idea on how HM is so insanely passive about her family's antics; she had no problem ruining her sister's life (forbidding a marriage because of the issue of divorce), but for some reason is entirely negligent about the rest of them.


Title: Re: Belgian King bans his son from palace
Post by: Ceridwen on May 16, 2011, 08:09:34 am
Exactly - it's as if the Queen doesn't care anymore, maybe because she knows that the monarchy will die with her. 


Title: Re: Belgian King bans his son from palace
Post by: rogue on May 16, 2011, 10:25:46 am
Laurent is seriously one of the most spoiled man i have ever heard off , i hope the goverment will take his stipend aswell.


Title: Re: Pictures of Benelux RF
Post by: Nighthawk on May 29, 2011, 05:14:16 pm
May 27, 2011

amsterdam: princess maxima, 40th birthday

http://www.isopix.be/view_main.aspx?MODE=HP&PG=1&INIT=1&SRC=Princess+M%c3%a1xima+&DDLB_CATALOG=1


Title: Re: Pictures of Benelux RF
Post by: Alexandrine on June 03, 2011, 07:49:13 pm
'Special Olympics Belgium' Opening Ceremony

http://www.gettyimages.es/Search/Search.aspx?EventId=114937472&EditorialProduct=Royalty


Title: Re: Pictures of Benelux RF
Post by: YooperModerator on June 03, 2011, 11:04:20 pm
My brother is competing in it!  :thumbsup: :loveshower:
He has down syndrome, he participates every year in the athletics's part: sprint 50m, skipping ??? (run and then jump furthest into the sand), and shot-put ??? (hurl an iron ball as far as you can)
(I never heard of these sport terms in English so I used google translate, blame them if it's not correct.  :tehe:)
The cool thing about the Special Olympics is that in the end all contestants get medals even if they are disqualified during the race/game!
That way everyone is a winner, they still proudly hold on to the Olympic thought 'participating is more important than winning'
Plus it's usually a nice way to spend an afternoon with the family, eat some fatty food, cheer on the participants, it's real fun (except when it's pouring with rain of course which happens more often than not, it still is Belgium after all! :rolleyes:  lol)


Title: Re: Pictures of Benelux RF
Post by: Gaeaskywalker on June 06, 2011, 07:40:55 pm
Queen Beatrix at concours hippique in Eindhoven, 03-06-2011

http://www.royalpress.nl/categories.php?cat_id=776 (http://www.royalpress.nl/categories.php?cat_id=776)


Title: Re: Pictures of Benelux RF
Post by: Gaeaskywalker on June 06, 2011, 07:51:52 pm
Crown Prince Guillaume (R) of Luxembourg is greeted by his Japanese counterpart Crown Prince Naruhito upon his arrival at the Togu Palace in Tokyo on May 17, 2011

http://picture.belga.be/belgapicture/editorial/all/quick-search.html?page=1 (http://picture.belga.be/belgapicture/editorial/all/quick-search.html?page=1)

The caption says Crown Prince, but he is Hereditary Grand-Duke of Luxemburg.


Title: Re: Pictures of Benelux RF
Post by: Earth Angel on June 07, 2011, 04:07:28 am
'Special Olympics Belgium' Opening Ceremony

http://www.gettyimages.es/Search/Search.aspx?EventId=114937472&EditorialProduct=Royalty

How long do the Special Olympics in Belgium last? My father participates in a major fundraising triathalon for the special olympics every year. *note* My father is not a special olympian. That's just one of his chosen charitable endeavors. Such a great activity for those involved in the events. :goodluck: Good luck to your brother Akasha! (Or if he's already competed I hope you all had fun!)


Title: Re: Pictures of Benelux RF
Post by: YooperModerator on June 07, 2011, 11:15:27 pm
Euhm as far as I know it's four and a halve day's starting Wednesday eve with the opening ceremony till Sunday eve, unfortunately I had to work this year (airport job remember :rolleyes:) so I couldn't go  :wopedo:
But I'm sure he had fun and did well!  :thumbsup:


Title: Re: Pictures of Benelux RF
Post by: Alexandrine on June 23, 2011, 03:04:07 pm
Prince Philippe And Princess Mathilde Of Belgium Visit Central Park

http://www.gettyimages.es/Search/Search.aspx?EventId=117134065&EditorialProduct=Royalty

Crown Princess Maxima Attends Concert in Amsterdam

http://www.gettyimages.es/Search/Search.aspx?EventId=117178004&EditorialProduct=Royalty



Title: Re: Belgian King bans his son from palace
Post by: Kuei Fei on June 25, 2011, 10:41:53 am
I really have no clue on how earth these princes are getting so out of control and how on earth they think they're doing the right thing. I mean, no matter their hijinks, in the past no members of royal families acted out against their Head of Family except when it started to deteriorate.

Exactly - it's as if the Queen doesn't care anymore, maybe because she knows that the monarchy will die with her.

Pity she isn't thinking of her courtiers whose lives will end up ruined from her passivity.


Title: Re: Belgian King bans his son from palace
Post by: YooperModerator on June 28, 2011, 06:56:41 pm
You know what to odd thing is?
his wife claire and their kids are still very welcome at court and adored by the family, it's just him i guess he went to far this time.
but ther's already rumours of them reconciling, the whole family all got together when one of laurents girls got her communion a week ago.


Title: No holiday for King Albert II yet
Post by: Gaeaskywalker on July 15, 2011, 06:02:13 pm
http://translate.google.com/translate?js=n&prev=_t&hl=nl&ie=UTF-8&layout=2&eotf=1&sl=nl&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fgpdhome.typepad.com%2Fnieuwsberichten%2F2011%2F07%2Fnog-geen-vakantie-voor-koning-albert-ii.html (http://translate.google.com/translate?js=n&prev=_t&hl=nl&ie=UTF-8&layout=2&eotf=1&sl=nl&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fgpdhome.typepad.com%2Fnieuwsberichten%2F2011%2F07%2Fnog-geen-vakantie-voor-koning-albert-ii.html)

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For the Belgian royal family's summer vacation has not started. That only happens after the national holiday on July 21. Although of course, but the extent to which King Albert II of his well-earned rest, while Brussels will benefit more than one year after the parliamentary seat of government is still not a missionary.


Title: Re: No holiday for King Albert II yet
Post by: YooperModerator on July 15, 2011, 06:13:07 pm
I know it soo annoying!
We had elections over a year ago with a land slide victory for one party in the northern Flemish part of the country and still no fed gov!  :bored:
It's insane!  :oooh:
Vlamingen en Walen die samen een regering moeten vormen, het is een puinhoop! :rolleyes:
Poor king Albert!


Title: Re: No holiday for King Albert II yet
Post by: Dahlia on July 15, 2011, 06:56:21 pm
It´s the only case where I would say that a King should have more power.


Title: Re: No holiday for King Albert II yet
Post by: YooperModerator on July 15, 2011, 07:46:49 pm
I hear ya honey!
But what can we do about it!
The odd thing is that the Belgian ppl are very calm and relaxed about it, or rather they don't care! As long as they don't touch our money we're cool :James:
It's only the politicians who are worried about this,  :KEZZA:
We are mostly bored by the game of tug and war that has been going on between French and Flemish for nearly 5 years now!  :bored:
Imagine this sort of thing in an African country and you would end up with a civil war!  :tehe: (heck I doubt the Yanks would put up with this game for long!)


Title: Re: No holiday for King Albert II yet
Post by: Dahlia on July 15, 2011, 08:09:07 pm
Seems that the future Queen Elisabeth I. (hört sich das nicht toll an?) will inherit this problem  :tehe:


Title: Re: No holiday for King Albert II yet
Post by: YooperModerator on July 15, 2011, 10:21:47 pm
Well before that we will have king Phillip and queen Mathilde :loveshower:, (that is if Belgium still exists as a country by then! )
According to some Flemish politicians the republic of Flanders would sound better  :bored:
I just wonder what they will do with Brussels? :think: They would make a sort of Monaco out of it if Flanders and Walloon split, because it's not an official part of either! :dontknow:
Ah hell give it to Europe, all the main EU stuff is situated there anyway so!


Title: Re: No holiday for King Albert II yet
Post by: Kuei Fei on July 16, 2011, 01:45:36 am
Pity the politicians simply can't leave well enough alone.


Title: Re: No holiday for King Albert II yet
Post by: Dahlia on July 16, 2011, 02:59:49 pm
I heard Philipp is not popular. But I see a serious man without scandals, what´s wrong with that?


Title: Re: No holiday for King Albert II yet
Post by: YooperModerator on July 16, 2011, 06:36:22 pm
Nothing
Except that compared to the other royal princes nowaday's he's seems boring or rather he was portrayed the good boy without juicy stories, no flashy girls before mathilde..
If you party behind closed doors there will be no pic for the press, so ppl assume that he didn't party when younger (not quite the truth, he was just clever enough to avoid the press  :tehe:)
And his dull looks and stiff and serious attitude didn't help either. Laurent was more the 'fun' prince, kinda like Harry now.
Another mayor factor is we don't have a mob of paparazzi searching for blood like the English have.
And then came Mathilde who was a star nearly instantly!
He's slowly gaining popularity the last few years trough his lovely lady and the happy family picture they present to the press.  :thumbsup:
He might be 'boring' but he does an excellent job and he stays with in the lines and does what ppl expect of him, in return we respect his privacy (kinda funny how that works so well huh!)
I think princess Anne has sort of the same deal with the press in England, work hard, act boring and the vultures will leave you alone (although in Anne's case it could be that they are just afraid of her! lol)


Title: Re: No holiday for King Albert II yet
Post by: Dahlia on July 16, 2011, 06:46:55 pm
Yeah, Anne wouldn´t be merciful. "Oh, my god what happened to you?" "I got PrincessRoyal-whipped"  :tehe:

The only almost juicy story I heard, is the rumour about Philippe and Christina of Spain.


Title: Re: Pictures of Benelux RF
Post by: Gaeaskywalker on September 01, 2011, 07:59:58 pm
30-08-2011 Alkmaar Princess Maxima attended the opening of the Orange house, Blijf van m’n Lijf Huis Nieuwe Stijl, a shelter house for people which suffers with domestic violence in Alkmaar.

http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=30-08-2011%20Alkmaar (http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=30-08-2011%20Alkmaar)

31-08-2011 Apeldoorn Queen Beatrix attended the 130 year jubilee of the foundation Oranjefeesten in Apeldoon.

http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=31-08-2011%20Apeldoorn (http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=31-08-2011%20Apeldoorn)

01-09-2011 Brussels Prince Philippe and Princess Mathilde bring Prince Gabriel, Prince Emmanuel, Princess Elisabeth and for the first time Princess Eleonore to school, the Sint-Jan-Berchmanscollege, in Brussels.

http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=01-09-2011%20Brussels (http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=01-09-2011%20Brussels)

01-09-2011 Amersfoort Prince Willem-Alexander attended the sports initiative ''de weg andersom'' ( the way of mental health) in Amersfoort.

http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=01-09-2011%20Amersfoort (http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=01-09-2011%20Amersfoort)


Title: Re: Pictures of Benelux RF
Post by: Gaeaskywalker on September 03, 2011, 09:24:28 am
02-09-2011 Holterberg Princess Margriet and Pieter van Vollenhoven visited the informationcenter at the Canadian cemetery at Holterberg.

http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=02-09-2011%20Holterberg (http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=02-09-2011%20Holterberg)


Title: Re: Pictures of Benelux RF
Post by: Alexandrine on September 03, 2011, 09:48:35 pm
Mathilde&Phillipe's kids are so cute  :AWW:

Thanks for all the photos Gaeaskywalker  kisss


Title: Re: Pictures of Benelux RF
Post by: Gaeaskywalker on September 15, 2011, 09:45:14 pm
13-09-2011 Amsterdam Princess Maxima and Prince Willem-Alexander and Queen Beatrix attended the 50th anniversary gala of the national ballet at the musictheater in Amsterdam.
http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=13-09-2011%20Amsterdam (http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=13-09-2011%20Amsterdam)

13-09-2011 The international paralympic comite (IPC) has her annual meeting in Apeldoorn.
http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=13-09-2011%20Apeldoorn (http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=13-09-2011%20Apeldoorn)

15-09-2011 Epe Prince Willem-Alexander at the opening of the PWA sporthal in Epe.
http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=15-09-2011%20Epe (http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=15-09-2011%20Epe)

15-09-2011 Apeldoorn Princess Margriet attended the opening of the re-newed building of the Red Cross house in Apeldoorn.
http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=15-09-2011%20Apeldoorn (http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=15-09-2011%20Apeldoorn)


Title: Re: Pictures of Benelux RF
Post by: memyselfandroyals on September 15, 2011, 11:04:26 pm
Princess Maxima looks very beautiful as well as Vitoria :) Her baby bump is about to be seen :)


Title: Re: Pictures of Benelux RF
Post by: Gaeaskywalker on September 19, 2011, 10:18:27 am
18-09-2011 Wassenaar Christening/Baptism of Paola Cecilia Laurentien ( 25-02-2011), youngest daughter of Princess Margarita de Bourbon de Parme and Tjalling ten Cate and sister of Julia at the St. Willibrordus parish in Wassenaar.

http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=18-09-2011%20Wassenaar (http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=18-09-2011%20Wassenaar)


Title: Re: Pictures of Benelux RF
Post by: YooperModerator on September 19, 2011, 10:18:54 pm
OMG gea I love your siggi banner!  :flirt:
That is one cute picture of the Dutch princesses!


Title: Re: Pictures of Benelux RF
Post by: Gaeaskywalker on September 21, 2011, 06:53:36 pm
20-09-2011 The Hague Prinsjesdag Princess Maxima arrive at the hall of knights ( Ridderzaal) with the golden carriage (Gouden koets) for the presentation of the dutch 2012 budget memorandum and the opening of the parliamentary year in The Hague.

http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=20-09-2011%20The%20Hague (http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=20-09-2011%20The%20Hague)


Title: Re: Pictures of Benelux RF
Post by: memyselfandroyals on September 21, 2011, 10:54:03 pm
Maxima's outfit is amazing  :rolleyes:


Title: Re: Pictures of Benelux RF
Post by: YooperModerator on September 21, 2011, 11:28:51 pm
maxi's hat was a bit surprising but oddly it fit the outfit!
very nice! :thumbsup:


Title: Re: Pictures of Benelux RF
Post by: Gaeaskywalker on September 22, 2011, 11:36:04 am
I agree, I was first staring at the hat, but than I saw the complete outfit, the combination is okay. Although I would rather have a saw a different hat.


Title: Re: Pictures of Benelux RF
Post by: Gaeaskywalker on September 26, 2011, 07:44:22 pm
21-09-2011 Amstelveen Princess Maxima and Princess Ariane at the premiere of the musical Fantasia in Amstelveen.
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http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=21-09-2011%20Amstelveen

22-09-2011 Kerkrade Princess Maxima, recieves 3 jambees for her daughters by Reg van Loo of the WMC, when she attended the opening of 60 years world music concours in Kerkrade.
http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=22-09-2011%20Kerkrade (http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=22-09-2011%20Kerkrade)

24-09-2011 Wolden Queen Beatrix and Jack Keijzer attended the memorial day for victims of violence in De Wolden.
http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=24-09-2011%20Wolden (http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=24-09-2011%20Wolden)

24-09-2011 Apeldoorn Prince Willem-Alexander visited the 6th neighbourday in de area Maten in Apeldoorn.
http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=24-09-2011%20Apeldoorn (http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=24-09-2011%20Apeldoorn)



Title: Re: Pictures of Benelux RF
Post by: memyselfandroyals on September 26, 2011, 10:17:09 pm
They all look lovely  :sigh:


Title: Re: Pictures of Benelux RF
Post by: royal_watcher05 on September 30, 2011, 03:26:24 am
Thank You for posting the photos! I really enjoyed looking at them.


Title: Re: Pictures of Benelux RF
Post by: Gaeaskywalker on October 14, 2011, 03:42:43 pm
09-10-2011 Nijmegen Princess Laurentien attended the childbookparty at the Lindenberg in Nijmegen.
http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=09-10-2011%20Nijmegen (http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=09-10-2011%20Nijmegen)

10-10-2011 Ter Peel Princess Maxima at the symposium ''Women in detention'' in the penitentiary in Ter Peel.
http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=10-10-2011%20Ter%20Peel (http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=10-10-2011%20Ter%20Peel)

12-10-2011 Amsterdam Princess Maxima and Prince Willem-Alexander attended the opening of the 25th Cinekid Festival and the Medialab in the Westergasfactory in Amsterdam.
http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=12-10-2011%20Amsterdam (http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=12-10-2011%20Amsterdam)

13-10-2011 The Hague Prince Willem-Alexander attended the "Roots 2 Share: the future" event at the Museon in The Hague.
http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=13-10-2011%20The%20Hague (http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=13-10-2011%20The%20Hague)


Title: Re: Pictures of Benelux RF
Post by: Alexandrine on October 17, 2011, 07:45:13 pm
I *despise* Maxima's boots (the black and the brown), but Laurentien looks very good!


Title: Re: Pictures of Benelux RF
Post by: Gaeaskywalker on October 27, 2011, 08:01:18 pm
25-10-2011 Haarlem Princess Maxima at the opening of the new building of Oecumenisch Diaconaal centrum Stem in Haarlem.
The center is for people in need which have problems to participate in society
http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=25-10-2011%20Haarlem (http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=25-10-2011%20Haarlem)

25-10-2011 Utrecht Princess Maxima at the opening of the Slinger-Event 4x4 in Utrecht.
The Slinger-Event, a local network of companies and local government, is a meeting about socially responsible business.
http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=25-10-2011%20Utrecht
 (http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=25-10-2011%20Utrecht)
25-10-2011 Baarn Queen Beatrix at the opening of the new Waldheim-mavo and, her old school, the Baarnsch Lyceum in Baarn.
http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=25-10-2011%20Baarn (http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=25-10-2011%20Baarn)

26-10-2011 Amsterdam Princess Maxima and Prince Willem-Alexander arrive at the confrence ''Development in Business'' at the Westergasfactory in Amsterdam.
http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=26-10-2011%20Amsterdam (http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=26-10-2011%20Amsterdam)

26-10-2011 Gala Princess Margriet and Pieter van Vollenhoven attended the galaconcert for the 80 anniversary of operasinger Cristina Deutekom at theater Carre in Amsterdam.
http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=26-10-2011%20Gala (http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=26-10-2011%20Gala)



Title: Re: Pictures of Benelux RF
Post by: Alexandrine on October 27, 2011, 08:03:08 pm
I like Margriet's outfit, she is always very elegant.


Title: Re: Pictures of Benelux RF
Post by: Gaeaskywalker on October 30, 2011, 09:39:19 pm
28-10-2011 Aruba Princess Maxima and Prince Willem-Alexander and Queen Beatrix visit to Aruba.
Day 1 of the 10 day visit to the Caribbean part of the Dutch Kingdom. ( Former Antilles/West/Antillen)
http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=28-10-2011%20Aruba (http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=28-10-2011%20Aruba)
http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=28-10-2011%20Festival (http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=28-10-2011%20Festival)

29-10-2011 Aruba Princess Maxima and Prince Willem-Alexander and Queen Beatrix visit to Aruba.
Day 2 of the 10 day visit to the Caribbean part of the Dutch Kingdom. ( Former Antilles/West/Antillen).
http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=29-10-2011%20Aruba (http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=29-10-2011%20Aruba)


Title: Re: Pictures of Benelux RF
Post by: Gaeaskywalker on November 05, 2011, 10:44:28 am
31-10-2011 Bonaire Princess Maxima visit to Bonaire.
Day 3 of the 10 day visit to the Caribbean part of the Dutch Kingdom. ( Former Antilles/West/Antillen).
http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=31-10-2011%20Bonaire (http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=31-10-2011%20Bonaire)

Love this pic:
http://www.ppe-agency.com/500px/Nov2011/PPE11103140.jpg (http://www.ppe-agency.com/500px/Nov2011/PPE11103140.jpg)

01-11-2011 Curacao Princess Maxima and Queen Beatix and Prince Willem-Alexander visit to Curacao
http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=01-11-2011%20Curacao (http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=01-11-2011%20Curacao)
http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=01-11-2011%20Academy (http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=01-11-2011%20Academy)
http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=01-11-2011%20Brionyard (http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=01-11-2011%20Brionyard)

02-11-2011 Curacao Queen Beatix on the 2nd day at the island Curacao.
http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=02-11-2011%20Curacao (http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=02-11-2011%20Curacao)
http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=02-11-2011%20Fort (http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=02-11-2011%20Fort)

03-11-2011 St Maarten Princess Maxima and Prince Willem-Alexander at St Maarten.
Day 6 of the 10 day visit to the Caribbean part of the Dutch Kingdom. ( Former Antilles/West/Antillen).
http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=03-11-2011%20St%20Maarten (http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=03-11-2011%20St%20Maarten)

04-11-2011 St Eustatius Princess Maxima dancing at Sint Eustatius.
Day 7 of the visit to the Caribbean part of the Dutch Kingdom.
( Former Antilles/West/Antillen).
http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=04-11-2011%20St%20Eustatius (http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=04-11-2011%20St%20Eustatius)


Title: Re: Pictures of Benelux RF
Post by: Gaeaskywalker on November 11, 2011, 10:03:40 pm
05-11-2011 Saba Princess Maxima at Saba.
Day 8 of the visit to the Caribbean part of the Dutch Kingdom. ( Former Antilles/West/Antillen).
http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=05-11-2011%20Saba (http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=05-11-2011%20Saba)

07-11-2011 The Hague Princes Maxima at the start of the money week ‘Week van het geld’ in The Hague.
The moneyweek aims for the financial awareness for children in the ages of 4 till 12.
http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=07-11-2011%20The%20Hague (http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=07-11-2011%20The%20Hague)

08-11-2011 The Hague Princess Maxima at the opening conference of the European bureau of the Sustainability consortium (TSC) in The Hague.
http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=08-11-2011%20The%20Hague (http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=08-11-2011%20The%20Hague)

09-11-2011 Amsterdam Prince Willem-Alexander and Princess Maxima and Queen Beatrix and Princess Margriet attended the Erasmus award ceremony of the Praemium Erasmianum foundation at the royal palace in Amsterdam.
http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=09-11-2011%20Amsterdam (http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=09-11-2011%20Amsterdam)

10-11-2011 Utrecht Princess Maxima with the first ''Money week'' coin at the Royal dutch mint in Utrecht.
http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=10-11-2011%20Utrecht (http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=10-11-2011%20Utrecht)

11-11-2011 The Hague Queen Beatrix with Geert Corstens, President of the High Council, at the celebration of 200 years judiciary in the Hall of Knights in The Hague.
http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=11-11-2011%20The%20Hague (http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=11-11-2011%20The%20Hague)


Title: Re: Pictures of Benelux RF
Post by: Gaeaskywalker on November 12, 2011, 04:47:01 pm
12-11-2011 Scheveningen Princess Amalia (r) and Princess Ariane (l) and Princess Alexia (m) at the arrival of Sinterklaas and his Zwarte Pieten at the harbour of Scheveningen.
http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=12-11-2011%20Scheveningen (http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=12-11-2011%20Scheveningen)


Title: Re: Pictures of Benelux RF
Post by: Alexandrine on November 12, 2011, 10:11:20 pm
Princess Mathilde Of Belgium Attends Last Post Ceremony On Armistice Day

http://www.gettyimages.co.uk/Search/Search.aspx?EventId=132031546&EditorialProduct=Royalty


Title: Re: Pictures of Benelux RF
Post by: benign on November 12, 2011, 11:38:51 pm
^thanks for the pics...miss seeing Mathilde and she is looking older now but still one of my fave Crown Princess..


Title: Re: Pictures of Benelux RF
Post by: Gaeaskywalker on November 26, 2011, 04:33:21 pm
15-11-2011 Deventer Princess Maxima with Boele Staal and Marielle Lange van Warme Dranken Service and Robb Nas visit the entrepreneur house in Deventer.
http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=15-11-2011%20Deventer (http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=15-11-2011%20Deventer)

15-11-2011 Scheveningen Queen Beatrix with Bernard Oosterom (R) and Timo Huges (L) at the celebration of 100 year Flora Holland in Scheveningen.
http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=15-11-2011%20Scheveningen (http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=15-11-2011%20Scheveningen)

16-11-2011 Assen Queen Beatrix at the opening of the Drents museum with an exhibition titled ''The golden age of China" in Assen.
http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=16-11-2011%20Assen (http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=16-11-2011%20Assen)

17-11-2011 Groningen Queen Beatrix at the international rights of the child symposium to mark the 50th anniversary of the Poort foundation in Groningen.
http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=17-11-2011%20Groningen (http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=17-11-2011%20Groningen)

17-11-2011 Amsterdam Queen Beatrix at the 16e balletgala of the dancers foundation '79 at the musictheater in Amsterdam.
http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=17-11-2011%20Amsterdam (http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=17-11-2011%20Amsterdam)

18-11-2011 Noordwijk Princess Maxima visited the VSO school, a school for children with intellectual disabilities in Noordwijk.
http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=18-11-2011%20Noordwijk (http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=18-11-2011%20Noordwijk)

18-11-2011 Sneek Prince Willem-Alexander at the opening of the innovative sustainable sanitation system in Sneek.
http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=18-11-2011%20Sneek (http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=18-11-2011%20Sneek)

18-11-2011 The Hague Queen Beatrix at the 85 anniversary meeting of the Arthritis (Reuma) association at the Hall of Knights in The Hague.
http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=18-11-2011%20The%20Hague (http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=18-11-2011%20The%20Hague)

18-11-2011 Amsterdam Princess Maxima and Prince Willem-Alexander and Jiska Rickels and Nestor Marconi arrive at the premiere of the documentary 'The sound of the Bandoneon'', a portrait of the Argentine musical instrument, at the IDFA in Amsterdam.
http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=18-11-2011%20Amsterdam (http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=18-11-2011%20Amsterdam)

18-11-2011 New York Pieter van Vollenhoven and Princess Margriet dancing at the 30th edition of the Peter Stuyvesantball in New York.
http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=18-11-2011%20New%20York (http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=18-11-2011%20New%20York)

21-11-2011 Amsterdam Princess Maxima and Prince Willem-Alexander at the 3D moviepremiere of Nova Zembla in Amsterdam.
http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=21-11-2011%20Amsterdam (http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=21-11-2011%20Amsterdam)

22-11-2011 Gouda Queen Beatrix with Zsuzsanna van Ruyven at the opening of the exhibition ''Sketches of beauty''', glass-stained windows and a visit at the museumgoudA at the Sint-Janskerk in Gouda.
http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=22-11-2011%20Gouda (http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=22-11-2011%20Gouda)

24-11-2011 Breukelen Princess Maxima at the conference of the 65th anniversary of the business university Nyenrode in Breukelen.
http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=24-11-2011%20Breukelen (http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=24-11-2011%20Breukelen)

25-11-2011 Twente Pieter van Vollenhoven in a procession (cortege) of professors at the celebration of the 50th Dies Natalis ( birthday) of the university of Twente in Enschede.
http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=25-11-2011%20Twente (http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=25-11-2011%20Twente)
25-11-2011 Enschede Queen Beatrix at the celebration of the 50th Dies Natalis ( birthday) of the university of Twente in Enschede.
http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=25-11-2011%20Enschede (http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=25-11-2011%20Enschede)

26-11-2011 Breda Princess Laurentien at the opening of the congress ''Language learning'' of the society of our language in Breda.
http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=26-11-2011%20Breda (http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=26-11-2011%20Breda)


Title: Re: Pictures of Benelux RF
Post by: YooperModerator on November 26, 2011, 05:46:28 pm
love the feather broche maxi wearing here, she wore it as a hair comb before.
http://www.ppe-agency.com/500px/Nov2011/PPE111121116.jpg
and look at the massif golden earings in this one!
http://www.ppe-agency.com/500px/Nov2011/PPE11111849.jpg
not a great fan of the leather pockets on the jacket but otherwise good outfit!
http://www.ppe-agency.com/500px/Nov2011/PPE11112447.jpg
and look at those lovely turquoises and diamond earrings Beatrix wearing here!
http://www.ppe-agency.com/500px/Nov2011/PPE11111737.jpg
http://www.ppe-agency.com/500px/Nov2011/PPE11111734.jpg
And l love that copper skirt! hmm jewels fit the upper part and the bag fit's the lower part of the outfit, the laddie has some gut's with that contrast colour mix though :-
http://www.ppe-agency.com/500px/Nov2011/PPE11111726.jpg
love the earrings, bag and shoes of this outfit (I'm a sucker for dark red)
http://www.ppe-agency.com/500px/Nov2011/PPE11111548.jpg
http://www.ppe-agency.com/500px/Nov2011/PPE11111553.jpg
http://www.ppe-agency.com/500px/Nov2011/PPE11111550.jpg
http://www.ppe-agency.com/500px/Nov2011/PPE11111552.jpg


Title: Re: Pictures of Benelux RF
Post by: Gaeaskywalker on December 01, 2011, 11:02:26 pm
28-11-2011 Amsterdam Princess Maxima attended the Prince Bernhard Cultuurfonds award at the Muziekgebouw aan ’t IJ in Amsterdam.
http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=28-11-2011%20Amsterdam (http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=28-11-2011%20Amsterdam)  (like Maxima's dress)

28-11-2011 The Hague Queen Beatrix at an audience with the President of Slovenie, Mr. Danila Turk, at palace Huis ten Bosch in The Hague.
http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=28-11-2011%20The%20Hague (http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=28-11-2011%20The%20Hague)

29-11-2011 Mali Queen Beatrix with President of Mali, Amadou Toumani Toure and Mrs. Toure Lobbo Traore at the welcomes ceremony at Palace Noordeinde in The Hague.
http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=29-11-2011%20Mali (http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=29-11-2011%20Mali)

29-11-2011 Zuidhorn Princess Maxima at the opening of the new care and residential location of Zonnehuis Oostergast in Zuidhorn.
http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=29-11-2011%20Zuidhorn (http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=29-11-2011%20Zuidhorn)

29-11-2011 The Hague Princess Maxima and Prince Willem-Alexander and Queen Beatrix and President of Mali, Amadou Toumani Toure and Mrs. Toure Lobbo Traore, pose for the media before the statebanquet at palace Noordeinde in The Hague.
http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=29-11-2011%20The%20Hague (http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=29-11-2011%20The%20Hague)


Title: Re: Pictures of Benelux RF
Post by: Vicki on December 02, 2011, 02:27:49 am
Oh I love that red dress she is wearing!


Title: Re: Pictures of Benelux RF
Post by: Gaeaskywalker on January 05, 2012, 11:06:04 am
14-12-2011 Amsterdam Prince Friso, Princess Mabel, Queen Beatrix, Prince Willem-Alexander, Princess Maxima, Prince Constantijn and Princess Laurentien with the Prince Claus awardwinner PAN-Afrikan magazine Chimurenga, DJ Ntone Edjabe, in Amsterdam
http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=14-12-2011%20Amsterdam (http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=14-12-2011%20Amsterdam)

15-12-2011 Lelystad Queen Beatrix attended the Kingdom day concert at the Agora theater in Lelystad.
http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=15-12-2011%20Lelystad (http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=15-12-2011%20Lelystad)

16-12-2011 Antwerpen Prince Willem-Alexander and Prince Filip ( Philippe) at the conference on logistics in Antwerp.
http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=16-12-2011%20Antwerpen (http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=16-12-2011%20Antwerpen)

20-12-2011 Amsterdam Queen Beatrix with Joal Cahen at the opening of the restored Portuguese synagogue in Amsterdam.
http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=20-12-2011%20Amsterdam (http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=20-12-2011%20Amsterdam)


Title: Re: Pictures of Benelux RF
Post by: Gaeaskywalker on January 09, 2012, 10:43:09 am
Queen Beatrix's 50th state visit with Maxima and Willem Alexander

Arrive at the airport of Abu Dhabi
http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=07-01-2012%20Emiraten (http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=07-01-2012%20Emiraten)

Visit at the Sheikh Al Zayed mosque
http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=08-01-2012%20Emiraten (http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=08-01-2012%20Emiraten)

Meeting with the President of the VAE, Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan and crown prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=08-01-2012%20Seikh (http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=08-01-2012%20Seikh)

Visit at Masdar City
http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=09-01-2012%20Masdar (http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=09-01-2012%20Masdar)

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08-01-2012 Harmelen Pieter van Vollenhoven at the unveiling of the monument commemorating the victims of the train disaster which took place 50 years, 8th january 1962, ago in Harmelen.
http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=08-01-2012%20Harmelen (http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=08-01-2012%20Harmelen)


Title: Re: Pictures of Benelux RF
Post by: Alexandrine on January 09, 2012, 04:54:54 pm
I love how Queen Beatrix reused her hat to use the veil, but Maxima looks old and her white outfit is like a bad remake of My fair lady costume. But as always I would kill for her jewels. I hope there is also a night event.


Title: King Albert II: Freeze Royal Family Grants
Post by: Kuei Fei on January 12, 2012, 01:05:05 am
King Albert II: Freeze Royal Family Grants

Quote
In a statement released by the Belgian Royal Court on Monday, HM King Albert II has stated that he will accept a freeze on the royal family’s grants from the government for 2012 and 2013, as the nation tries to cope with the current economic climate in the European Union.

http://www.theroyalforums.com/34828-king-albert-ii-freeze-royal-family-grants/


Title: Re: King Albert II: Freeze Royal Family Grants
Post by: Yooper on January 12, 2012, 01:09:57 am
BRAVO!   A man with integrity.  (No? Yes?) 


Title: Re: King Albert II: Freeze Royal Family Grants
Post by: Kuei Fei on January 12, 2012, 01:26:14 am
THIS is what makes a monarch, a truly great monarch.


Title: Re: King Albert II: Freeze Royal Family Grants
Post by: YooperModerator on January 12, 2012, 04:50:53 am
It's not as if he has much choice.
He knew it was coming and came out with it himself before parliament could force it upon him.
That way he doesn't lose face.
He's gained some popularity back in the last few months due to his strong words for our squabbling politicians. :thumbsup:
He sounded a bit like a grandparent wagging his finger at his fighting grandsons,
Kinda cool and funny to see him lose composure like that during his annual speech on independence day
He really banged his fist on the table a few times during it, out of frustration I think. :angry:
Because he could only watch them fight over details while half Europe was facing a huge financial and economic crisis :o
Oi save me from those dumb smocks of politicians!


Title: Re: King Albert II: Freeze Royal Family Grants
Post by: Kuei Fei on January 13, 2012, 12:23:38 am
Perhaps, but either way it's good he did.


Title: Re: Pictures of Benelux RF
Post by: Gaeaskywalker on January 15, 2012, 05:29:29 pm
09-01-2012 Dubai Queen Beatrix on the 2nd day of the statevisit to the United Arabic Emirates ( Emiraten).
http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=09-01-2012%20Dubai (http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=09-01-2012%20Dubai)

09-01-2012 Helicopter Princess Maxima and Prince Willem-Alexander and Queen Beatrix arrive by helicopter in Dubai on the 2nd dat of the statevisit at the United Arabic Emirates ( Emiraten).
http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=09-01-2012%20Helicopter (http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=09-01-2012%20Helicopter)

09-01-2012 Audience Queen Beatrix at the audience with sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum in Dubai on the 2nd dat of the statevisit at the United Arabic Emirates ( Emiraten).
http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=09-01-2012%20Audience (http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=09-01-2012%20Audience)

09-01-2012 NL Princess Maxima and Prince Willem-Alexander at a meeting with the Dutch community in Dubai on the 2nd dat of the statevisit at the United Arabic Emirates ( Emiraten).
http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=09-01-2012%20NL (http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=09-01-2012%20NL)

10-01-2012 Arrival at the airport royal flight of Muscat and welcome at the citygate by Sultan Qaboos bin Said al Said.
http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=10-01-2012%20Muscat (http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=10-01-2012%20Muscat)

10-01-2012 Visit at the Beit Al Zubair museum.
http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=10-01-2012%20Museum (http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=10-01-2012%20Museum)

10-01-2012 Meeting with CEO's of Oman and The Netherlands at the Al Bustan hotel in Oman.
http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=10-01-2012%20Bustan (http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=10-01-2012%20Bustan)

10-01-2012 Statebanquet at the Al Alam palace with the Al said royal family.
http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=10-01-2012%20Gala (http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=10-01-2012%20Gala)

11-01-2012 A visit at the waterboxx project at the port of Sohar andn the international Maritime college and Fort Nakhal.
http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=11-01-2012%20Oman (http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=11-01-2012%20Oman)

11-01-2012 A visit at Fort Nakhal.
http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=11-01-2012%20Nakhal (http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=11-01-2012%20Nakhal)

12-01-2012 A visit at the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque in Muscat.
http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=12-01-2012%20Muscat (http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=12-01-2012%20Muscat)

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15-01-2012 Apeldoorn Princess Margriet and Princess Gusti Kanjeng Ratu Pembayun of Yogyakarta attended a meeting about deforestation in the Apenheul in Apeldoorn.
http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=15-01-2012%20Apeldoorn (http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=15-01-2012%20Apeldoorn)


Title: Re: Pictures of Benelux RF
Post by: Gaeaskywalker on January 29, 2012, 03:38:17 pm
17-01-2012 Amsterdam Princess Maxima attend the New Years reception at the Palace op de Dam in Amsterdam.
http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=17-01-2012%20Amsterdam (http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=17-01-2012%20Amsterdam)

17-01-2012 Roelofarendsveen Princess Maxima at the Sint Joseph school for the musicproject Klasse! in Heerhugowaard.
http://www.ppe-agency.com/preview.php?start=0&id=74019&zoektype=2&search=17-01-2012%20Roelofarendsveen (http://www.ppe-agency.com/preview.php?start=0&id=74019&zoektype=2&search=17-01-2012%20Roelofarendsveen)

18-01-2012 Amersfoort Princess Laurentien reading the book ''Mama is lost'' ( Mama kwijt) of Chris Haughton during the national breakfastreading at the Windroos in Amersfoort.
http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=18-01-2012%20Amersfoort (http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=18-01-2012%20Amersfoort)

18-01-2012 Amsterdam new years reception for the Corps Diplomatique at the palace op de Dam in Amsterdam.
http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=18-01-2012%20Amsterdam (http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=18-01-2012%20Amsterdam)

19-01-2012 The Hague Queen Beatrix during the audience of the Prime minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sarah, at palace Huis ten Bosch in The Hague.
http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=19-01-2012%20The%20Hague (http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=19-01-2012%20The%20Hague)

19-01-2012 Reuver Princess Maxima attends the volunteer foundation Wilskracht for the 10th anniversary of Hotel de Botel in Reuver.
http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=19-01-2012%20Reuver (http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=19-01-2012%20Reuver)

19-01-2012 Landgraaf Princess Maxima visited the musicproject 'n klinkend perspectief'' of groep 5 of the Op gen Hei school at the musicschool in Landgraaf.
http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=19-01-2012%20Landgraaf (http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=19-01-2012%20Landgraaf)

21-01-2012 Rotterdam Arrival of Queen Beatrix at the premiere of the musical De Nieuwe IJstijd ( the new ice age) att the old Luxor theater in Rotterdam.
http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=21-01-2012%20Rotterdam (http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=21-01-2012%20Rotterdam)

21-01-2012 Amsterdam Princess Maxima with Princess Amalia and Princess Alexia and Princess Ariane and Prince Willem-Alexander at the international concours hippique Jumping Amsterdam.
http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=21-01-2012%20Amsterdam (http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=21-01-2012%20Amsterdam)

23-01-2012 The Hague Princess Maxima at the anniversary gala of the American Chamber of Commerce at the Stadhuis in The Hague.
http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=23-01-2012%20The%20Hague (http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=23-01-2012%20The%20Hague)

25-01-2012 The Hague Princess Maxima and Prince Willem-Alexander and Queen Beatrix at the extraordinary meeting of the council of state ( Raad van State) to mark the farewell of Mr. Tjeenk Willink as vice president in The Hague.
http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=25-01-2012%20The%20Hague (http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=25-01-2012%20The%20Hague)

26-01-2012 Amsterdam Princess Laurentien attended the symposium ''Promotion of reading: the library does" to mark the departure of the chairman of the public library, Prof. E. Jurgens, in Amsterdam.
http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=26-01-2012%20Amsterdam (http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=26-01-2012%20Amsterdam)

27-01-2012 Amsterdam Princess Maxima attends the 2nd edition of the green fashion competition during the Amsterdam fashion week in Amsterdam.
http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=27-01-2012%20Amsterdam (http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=27-01-2012%20Amsterdam)

28-01-2012 Enschede Princess Margriet attended the healthcare market for caregivers of the chronically ill patiets in rehabilitation at the Roessingh in Enschede.
http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=28-01-2012%20Enschede (http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=28-01-2012%20Enschede)

28-01-2012 The Hague Queen Beatrix attended the opening, Source of Inspiration, of the Holland Dance festival at the Lucent Dance theater in The Hague.
http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=28-01-2012%20The%20Hague (http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=28-01-2012%20The%20Hague)


Title: Re: Pictures of Benelux RF
Post by: Gaeaskywalker on February 05, 2012, 01:32:40 pm
30-01-2012 The Hague Princess Margriet received the first copy of the Red Cross first aid by accidents (EHBO) stamp in The Hague.
http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=30-01-2012%20The%20Hague (http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=30-01-2012%20The%20Hague)

31-01-2012 Amsterdam Princess Maxima at the start of the project Open Inloop Taal ( Open Entry Language) to mark the 10th anniversary of Cybersoek in Amsterdam.
http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=31-01-2012%20Amsterdam (http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=31-01-2012%20Amsterdam)

31-01-2012 The Hague Princess Maxima and Maxime Verhagen at the start of the program WE keep on growing in The Hague.
http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=31-01-2012%20The%20Hague (http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=31-01-2012%20The%20Hague)

04-02-2012 Amsterdam Queen Beatrix at the celebration of NCDO, a knowledge and advice center for citizenship and international cooperation, at the Tropen institute in Amsterdam.
http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=04-02-2012%20Amsterdam (http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=04-02-2012%20Amsterdam)


Title: Re: Pictures of Benelux RF
Post by: Gaeaskywalker on February 07, 2012, 12:39:34 pm
07-02-2012 Poeldijk Princess Maxima at the opening of the professional orientation fair "Westland on stage'', for students of the Leuningjes in Poeldijk.
http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=07-02-2012%20Poeldijk (http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=07-02-2012%20Poeldijk)


Title: Re: Pictures of Benelux RF
Post by: Gaeaskywalker on April 05, 2012, 04:48:20 pm
29-03-2012 Barendrecht Prince Willem-Alexander visited the Centrumpost and the reformed church in the city of Barendrecht.
http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=29-03-2012%20Barendrecht (http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=29-03-2012%20Barendrecht)

30-03-2012 Soeren Princess Margriet at the opening of the exhibition about the risks of tick bites and Lyme disease at the Nature and Wildlife reserve The Aardhuis in Hoog Soeren.
http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=30-03-2012%20Soeren (http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=30-03-2012%20Soeren)

30-03-2012 Middelburg Queen Beatrix unveiled a monument, made by Jet Schepp, for Willem van Oranje at the Abbey in Middelburg.
http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=30-03-2012%20Middelburg (http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=30-03-2012%20Middelburg)

31-03-2012 Brielle Queen Beatrix at the opening of the Historical museum, the Eightly Years War, in Brielle.
http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=31-03-2012%20Brielle (http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=31-03-2012%20Brielle)

03-04-2012 Arnhem Queen Beatrix at the opening of the ''Amsterdam Westerstraat'' at the Open Air museum in Arnhem.
http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=03-04-2012%20Arnhem (http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=03-04-2012%20Arnhem)

04-04-2012 Amsterdam Queen Beatrix at the opening of the moviemuseum EYE in Amsterdam.
http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=04-04-2012%20Amsterdam (http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=04-04-2012%20Amsterdam)

04-04-2012 Venlo Queen Beatrix at the opening of the World Horticulture Expo Floriade 2012 in Venlo.
http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=04-04-2012%20Venlo (http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=04-04-2012%20Venlo)


Title: Re: Pictures of Benelux RF
Post by: Yooper on April 05, 2012, 04:51:32 pm
^Thank you for sharing.  Is she as nice, genuine and owns a sense of good humor about her that I see in the pics?


Title: Re: Pictures of Benelux RF
Post by: Gaeaskywalker on April 05, 2012, 08:59:42 pm
Yes, she is. In the past she was more closed, but her late husband showed her the way. He could take someone of the public for a dance or a ride on a bike (vid http://nos.nl/koningshuis/video/259897-claus-fietst-met-vrouw-achterop-1999.html (http://nos.nl/koningshuis/video/259897-claus-fietst-met-vrouw-achterop-1999.html)). He was a very nice man.


Title: Re: Pictures of Benelux RF
Post by: Gaeaskywalker on April 12, 2012, 11:47:39 am
05-04-2012 Utrecht Prince Willem-Alexander at the start of the new campaign ''Beste Maatjes'' in Utrecht.
http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=05-04-2012%20Utrecht (http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=05-04-2012%20Utrecht)

11-04-2012 Enschede Princess Maxima at the opening of the research conference of micro-insurance at the University of Twente in Enschede.
http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=11-04-2012%20Enschede (http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=11-04-2012%20Enschede)

11-04-2012 Delft Prince Willem-Alexander at the opening of the Pharma filter system at the Reinier de Graaf hospital in Delft.
http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=11-04-2012%20Delft (http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=11-04-2012%20Delft)


Title: Re: Pictures of Benelux RF
Post by: Gaeaskywalker on April 19, 2012, 03:08:11 pm
12-04-2012 Zoetermeer Princess Maxima visited the Piezo foundation in Zoetermeer.
http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=12-04-2012%20Zoetermeer (http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=12-04-2012%20Zoetermeer)

12-04-2012 Amsterdam Princess Margriet received the first copy of the book ''Dutch New York: a guide to the heritage of New Netherlands at the Scheepvaart museum in Amsterdam.
http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=12-04-2012%20Amsterdam (http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=12-04-2012%20Amsterdam)

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17-04-2012 Amsterdam Turkish President Abdullah Gul first day of the 3day visit to The Netherlands.
Welcome by Queen Beatrix at the royal palace op de Dam in Amsterdam.
http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=17-04-2012%20Amsterdam (http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=17-04-2012%20Amsterdam)

Museum Arrival of Princess Maxima and Prince Willem-Alexander and Queen Beatrix with Turkish President Abdullah Gul and his wife Hayrunissa Gul visiting the exhibition ''The chamber of Levantine trade'' at the Amsterdam museum.
http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=17-04-2012%20Museum (http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=17-04-2012%20Museum)

Forum Princess Maxima and Willem-Alexander with Turkish President Abdullah Gul attended the Holland Turkey business forum at the Passenger terminal in Amsterdam.
http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=17-04-2012%20Forum (http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=17-04-2012%20Forum)

Gala Princess Maxima and Willem-Alexander and Queen Beatrix and Turkish President Abdullah Gul and his wife Hayrunissa Gul and Princess Margriet and Pieter van Vollenhoven pose for the official photo before the statebanquet at the Palace op de Dam in Amsterdam.
http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=17-04-2012%20Gala (http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=17-04-2012%20Gala)

18-04-2012 Amsterdam Turkish President Abdullah Gul second day of the 3day visit to The Netherlands.
Academy Princess Maxima and Willem-Alexander with Turkish President Abdullah Gul and his wife Hayrunissa Gul visiting the Weekend Academy, a project of the Orange Foundation, in Amsterdam.
http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=18-04-2012%20Academy (http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=18-04-2012%20Academy)

Lunch at the Hall of Knights in The Hague.
http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=18-04-2012%20The%20Hague (http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=18-04-2012%20The%20Hague) (loved the second photo)

Concert of the Turkish youth Filharmonisch orchestra at the royal institute for the Tropen in Amsterdam.
http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=18-04-2012%20Amsterdam (http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=18-04-2012%20Amsterdam)




Title: Re: Pictures of Benelux RF
Post by: Alexandrine on April 21, 2012, 07:12:15 pm
10 Days Campaign Of 1831 Honored By Princess Astrid of Belgium

http://www.gettyimages.co.uk/Search/Search.aspx?EventId=142428741&EditorialProduct=Royalty


Title: Re: Pictures of Benelux RF
Post by: deGuernsey on April 23, 2012, 03:02:53 am
Perhaps this is not the place for this question so forgive me and I do understand if the mods wish to place this post elsewhere...what exactly is the story about Queen Paola and her husband of Albert of Belgium?  My understanding is that they were not very nice people to themselves or to others and they chose to have quite a lot of problems... I do not wish to be scandalous about these two people or macabre only I wish to know, even if in brief...  :hug:




Title: Re: Pictures of Benelux RF
Post by: YooperModerator on April 23, 2012, 03:29:57 am
Their marriage wasn't always perfect harmonious that's for sure.
They both had affairs and he has a illegitimate daughter.
There was talk of separation in the 80's but since then thing's have calmed down and are easier now
Becoming king& queen seemed to have brought these two closer together again
Or at least that's how it looks.


Title: Re: Pictures of Benelux RF
Post by: deGuernsey on April 23, 2012, 03:54:31 am
oh, how dreadful...


Title: Re: Pictures of Benelux RF
Post by: Gaeaskywalker on April 26, 2012, 11:56:39 am
19-04-2012 Floriade Queen Beatrix at the farewell ceremony of the Turkish President Abdullah Gul in Maastricht.
http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=19-04-2012%20Floriade (http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=19-04-2012%20Floriade)

19-04-2012 Nul Princess Margriet and Pieter van Vollenhoven at the opening of the new information center IJssel Den Nul in Olst-Wijhe.
http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=19-04-2012%20Nul (http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=19-04-2012%20Nul)

21-04-2012 The Hague Queen Beatrix, with a miniature figure of herself, at the opening of the renewed miniature park Madurodam in The Hague.
http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=21-04-2012%20The%20Hague (http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=21-04-2012%20The%20Hague)

H.R.H. Princess Carolina de Bourbon de Parme, the youngest daughter of princess Irene and late prince Carlos Hugo, and Mr. Albert Brenninkmeijer were married last saturday 21st of april 2012 in Wijk bij Duurstede.
http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=21-04-2012%20Wijk (http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=21-04-2012%20Wijk)

24-04-2012 Barneveld Queen Beatrix visited the finals of the National brick building championship in Barneveld.
http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=24-04-2012%20Barneveld (http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=24-04-2012%20Barneveld)

24-04-2012 The Hague Prince Willem-Alexander attended the Hofstadlezing ( Hofstadlecture) at the Grote church in The Hague.
http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=24-04-2012%20The%20Hague (http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=24-04-2012%20The%20Hague)

25-04-2012 Oranienbaum Queen Beatrix with President Joachim Gauck at the opening of the exposition Dutch Design - Huis van Oranje at palace Oranienbaum in Sachsen-Anhalt Germany.
http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=25-04-2012%20Oranienbaum (http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=25-04-2012%20Oranienbaum)


Title: Re: Pictures of Benelux RF
Post by: Gaeaskywalker on May 04, 2012, 08:02:58 pm
04-05-2012 Amsterdam Wearth laying ceremony (Dodenherdenking) at the WWII memorial at the monument op de Dam with Princess Maxima and Queen Beatrix and Prince Willem-Alexander.
http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=04-05-2012%20Amsterdam (http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=04-05-2012%20Amsterdam)


Title: Re: Pictures of Benelux RF
Post by: Yooper on May 04, 2012, 08:37:30 pm
Superbly handled and with seemingly genuine feelings of respect and loss. 


Title: Re: Pictures of Benelux RF
Post by: YooperModerator on May 04, 2012, 10:08:08 pm
Yeah well, tragedy knocked on their door not to long ago,
They also were very genuine emotional during the remembrance in Belgium of the bus accident that killed al those kid's.


Title: Re: Pictures of Benelux RF
Post by: Yooper on May 05, 2012, 12:30:44 am
Oh, that's right. Once tragedy finds you, at times, it likes to hang around. lovely people!


Title: Re: Pictures of Benelux RF
Post by: YooperModerator on May 05, 2012, 04:34:49 pm
May 4
Princess Mathilde attended a gala dinner organized by the Breast International Group in Brussels
http://myroyal-myroyals.blogspot.ca/2012/05/princess-mathilde-atended-dinner.html


Title: Re: Pictures of Benelux RF
Post by: YooperModerator on May 09, 2012, 07:10:44 pm
may 9
PRİNCE PHİLİPPE AND PRİNCESS MATHİLDE İN TURNHOUT
http://myroyal-myroyals.blogspot.com.es/2012/05/prince-philippe-and-princess-mathilde.html
Now that is how a couple in love and in tune with each other looks like!


Title: Re: Pictures of Benelux RF
Post by: Alexandrine on May 11, 2012, 03:15:43 pm
you know what? If there is an arranged marriage in this genereration it's them. They always look very lovey dovey between them but I don't think it started that way.


Title: Re: Pictures of Benelux RF
Post by: YooperModerator on May 12, 2012, 12:41:35 am
hmm I disagree
He was partly raised by his uncle and aunt Baudouin and Fabiola (both strict catholic's) as his own parents marriage was hitting some rough tide,
They told him to have the stiff upper lip at all times and never show affections in public.
So he was very reserved stiff and shy in public the first years of marriage especially compared to his sweet, jovial, self-confident and outgoing wife.
But it was a love match AFAIK they met at a tennis club.
It took him a while to get used to being married and in the spot light, but his wife and being a father of four helped him a lot in becoming more relaxed around press and people in general.
They're doing al right in my eyes.
Hey and even if it was arranged it's one of the most stable royal marriages of their generation: she has no odd past that need modifications, they always have positive press, no scandals, no affairs, they work hard and manage to raise there kid's.
I'm proud of my crown couple! :thumbsup:


Title: Re: Pictures of Benelux RF
Post by: YooperModerator on June 04, 2012, 12:06:34 am
Princess Astrid's 50 birthday
http://www.gettyimages.ca/Search/Search.aspx?EventId=145660508&EditorialProduct=Royalty#


Title: Re: Pictures of Benelux RF
Post by: rogue on June 04, 2012, 02:55:37 pm
Amadeo  :flirt: they are a classy bunch ( Laurent not included)


Title: Re: Pictures of Benelux RF
Post by: Alexandrine on June 04, 2012, 06:23:39 pm
Amadeo is supposed to be in a relationship with an older woman, don't know if it is an urban legend.

I was surprised that no one from the brabant family was there, no info about that?


Title: Re: Pictures of Benelux RF
Post by: Gaeaskywalker on June 15, 2012, 08:45:44 pm
13-06-2012 Ankara Queen Beatrix with President Abdullah Gul and Hayrunnisa Gul at the Presidential palace in Ankara.
The Queen is for a 2 day visit to Turkey.
http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=13-06-2012%20Ankara (http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=13-06-2012%20Ankara) I love the dress of Queen Beatrix  :thumbsup:

14-06-2012 Istanbul Queen Beatrix on her 2nd day in Turkey visiting the Dutch consulaat, Palais de Hollande, in Istanbul.
http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=13-06-2012%20Madrid (http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=13-06-2012%20Madrid)

14-06-2012 Theater Queen Beatrix with President Abdullah Gul and Hayrunnisa Gul visiting the ballet of the Dutch dance theater at the Muhsin Ertugrul theater in Istanbul on the 2nd day of her visit to Turkey.
http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=14-06-2012%20Theater (http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=14-06-2012%20Theater)


Title: Re: Pictures of Benelux RF
Post by: Gaeaskywalker on June 22, 2012, 09:11:31 pm
16-06-2012 Florence Wedding of Princess Carolina de Bourbon de Parme and Albert Brenninkmeijer at the Basilica di San Miniato al Monte in Florence, Italy.
http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=16-06-2012%20Florence (http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=16-06-2012%20Florence)

19-06-2012 Amsterdam Queen Beatrix with Wim Statius Muller
at the award ceremony of the silver carnation ( zilveren anjers) of the Prince Bernard culturefoundation at the royal palace in Amsterdam.
http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=19-06-2012%20Amsterdam (http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=19-06-2012%20Amsterdam)

20-06-2012 Utrecht Queen Beatrix at the opening of the new provincial house in Utrecht.
http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=20-06-2012%20Utrecht (http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=20-06-2012%20Utrecht)

22-06-2012 Hoorn Pieter van Vollenhoven at the opening of the Oosterisland in Hoorn.
http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=22-06-2012%20Hoorn (http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=22-06-2012%20Hoorn)

22-06-2012 Amsterdam Queen Beatrix at the premiere of the show The Life and Death of Marina Abramovic at theatre Carre in Amsterdam.
http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=22-06-2012%20Amsterdam (http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=22-06-2012%20Amsterdam)


Title: Re: Pictures of Benelux RF
Post by: Alexandrine on July 04, 2012, 03:53:50 pm
http://myroyal-myroyals.blogspot.com.es/2012/07/prince-philippe-and-princess-mathilde_4.html

not the usual thing for Phillipe!


Title: Re: Pictures of Benelux RF
Post by: Gaeaskywalker on July 07, 2012, 08:06:02 pm
Official Photoshoot of Prince Willem Alexander and Princess Maxima with their kids
http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=07-07-2012%20Wassenaar (http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=07-07-2012%20Wassenaar)
Great pictures  :loveshower:


Title: Re: Pictures of Benelux RF
Post by: YooperModerator on July 07, 2012, 08:18:32 pm
yeah the pic's are sweet the three sisters look playful and happy and they are getting prettier every year! :flirt: :thumbsup:
But I don't think that having them dress up in the same style dress will work for much longer...
Amalia is almost ten and I think she should be allowed to have her own style from time to time, no?


Title: Re: Pictures of Benelux RF
Post by: Gaeaskywalker on July 13, 2012, 01:42:46 pm
I agree. Amalia should have her own style.

11-07-2012 Rotterdam Queen Beatrix at the closing of the seawall of the Maasvlakte 2 in Rotterdam.
http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=11-07-2012%20Rotterdam (http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=11-07-2012%20Rotterdam)

13-07-2012 Garderen Sculpture exhibtion Royal Apples in Garderen.
52 artists have created polyester apples of 1.5 meter diameter painted with theme of the royal family.
http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=13-07-2012%20Garderen (http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=13-07-2012%20Garderen)


Title: Re: Pictures of Benelux RF
Post by: MOSAIC on August 28, 2012, 10:08:36 am
It has been announced that the mother of Stephanie de Lannoy, fiancee of Prince Guillaume of Luxemberg, Countess Alix de Lannoy, died on Sunday, August 26, following a stroke.
The Grand Ducal Court in Luxemberg has issued a statement of sympathy. It has also been confirmed that the wedding will go ahead on October 20.  
The Countess Alix, aged 70, had just helped her husband Count Phillipe celebrate his 90th birthday on August 14.
May she rest in peace.


Title: Re: Pictures of Benelux RF
Post by: Grace on August 28, 2012, 10:50:03 am
(http://dl9.glitter-graphics.net/pub/1530/1530009g4tz9sbbum.jpg) (http://www.glitter-graphics.com)


Title: Re: Pictures of Benelux RF
Post by: Spice on August 28, 2012, 11:44:46 am
Oh that is so sad for Stephanie and her family.

I am pleased the wedding is going ahead, I am sure the Countess would have wanted it to.




Title: Re: Pictures of Benelux RF
Post by: Yooper on August 28, 2012, 03:49:01 pm
Oh my God, that's so sad!  70 isn't THAT old for such a tragedy.   :bye:


Title: Re: Pictures of Benelux RF
Post by: berlin on August 28, 2012, 06:14:52 pm
Most were expecting her father to go as he is far older and very frail.  It's so sad. 


Title: Re: Pictures of Benelux RF
Post by: Kuei Fei on August 28, 2012, 09:48:05 pm
Oh that is so sad for Stephanie and her family.

I am pleased the wedding is going ahead, I am sure the Countess would have wanted it to.

This is horrible; I admire how the wedding is going ahead, I just hope that Stephanie is ready, not because it's scheduled. The last thing she needs si to get married and then end up with the emotional trauma still there.


Title: Re: Pictures of Benelux RF
Post by: YooperModerator on August 28, 2012, 10:02:52 pm
dang that's bad!
 :sob: rip
(http://i1095.photobucket.com/albums/i462/akasha2411/Smileys/sick%20sad%20annoyed%20smileys/rip.gif)


Title: Re: Pictures of Benelux RF
Post by: Spice on August 29, 2012, 12:14:03 am
Oh that is so sad for Stephanie and her family.

I am pleased the wedding is going ahead, I am sure the Countess would have wanted it to.

This is horrible; I admire how the wedding is going ahead, I just hope that Stephanie is ready, not because it's scheduled. The last thing she needs si to get married and then end up with the emotional trauma still there.

I think the initial grief of losing a loved one is at least a 2-year proposition in most circumstances.  It comes and goes, every event for the first year is the first [insert name of event] since they passed, etc.  If she delays the wedding, it will still be a bittersweet day when it happens.  Part of coping and healing is to try to carry on as normal as best you can. 


Title: Re: Pictures of Benelux RF
Post by: anobserver on August 29, 2012, 03:03:39 am
So sorry to hear that! I wish her and her family all the best. I can't imagine how difficult that must be.  :sob:


Title: Re: Pictures of Benelux RF
Post by: Gaeaskywalker on August 30, 2012, 05:52:55 pm
20-08-2012 Amsterdam Queen Beatrix attended the concert of the European Union Youth Orchestra at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam.
http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=20-08-2012%20Amsterdam (http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=20-08-2012%20Amsterdam)

24-08-2012 The Hague Queen Beatrix attended the closure of the 6th European Academy of Forensic Science conference (EAFS2012) at the Haagse Hogeschool in The Hague.
http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=24-08-2012%20The%20Hague (http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=24-08-2012%20The%20Hague)

25-08-2012 Amsterdam Queen Beatrix and Princess Laurentien and Prince Constantijn attended the concert ''LIFE: a Journey Through Time'' at the Concertbuilding in Amsterdam.
http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=25-08-2012%20Amsterdam (http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=25-08-2012%20Amsterdam)

30-08-2012 Noordwijk Prince Willem-Alexander at the national welcome of astronaut Andre Kuipers in Noordwijk.
http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=30-08-2012%20Noordwijk (http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=30-08-2012%20Noordwijk)


Title: Re: Pictures of Benelux RF
Post by: danifaul on September 02, 2012, 03:57:05 am
video : guests arrival at the funeral
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=277976632302157
source:castille


Title: Re: Pictures of Benelux RF
Post by: Gaeaskywalker on September 11, 2012, 08:50:13 am
30-08-2012 Valkenburg Prince Willem-Alexander attended the musical Soldier of Orange ( Soldaat van Oranje) in Valkenburg.
The musical is performed by soldiers which were injured during their service in the army.
http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=30-08-2012%20Valkenburg (http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=30-08-2012%20Valkenburg)

30-08-2012 London Princess Margriet attended the medalceremony at the Paralympics in London
http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=30-08-2012%20London (http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=30-08-2012%20London)

30-08-2012 Princess Margriet attended the wheelchair basketball match between Holland - Great Britain at the Paralympics in London
http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=30-08-2012%20Princess (http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=30-08-2012%20Princess)

01-09-2012 Roermond Prince Willem-Alexander attended the 25th national commemoration of the Dutch soldiers who fell in the period 1945-1962 during the war in the former Dutch East Indies and New Guinea in Roermond.
http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=01-09-2012%20Roermond (http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=01-09-2012%20Roermond)

03-09-2012 Rotterdam Prince Constantijn at the opening of the Academic year at the Erasmus university in Rotterdam.
http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=03-09-2012%20Rotterdam (http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=03-09-2012%20Rotterdam)

04-09-2012 Amsterdam Princess Maxima at the ''Digital age for citizens worldwide?" of the Spark Optimus late summer reception at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam.
http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=04-09-2012%20Amsterdam (http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=04-09-2012%20Amsterdam)

05-09-2012 Maastricht Princess Maxima at the 60th anniversary of the Maastricht school of management MSM at the Vrijthof.
http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=05-09-2012%20Maastricht (http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=05-09-2012%20Maastricht)

07-09-2012 Amersfoort Princess Maxima at the 5th anniversary of the Pet'je af foundation at the Flint in Amersfoort.
http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=07-09-2012%20Amersfoort (http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=07-09-2012%20Amersfoort)

07-09-2012 Amsterdam Princess Laurentien attended the presentation of the NCDO-children barometer at the Hortus Botanicus in Amsterdam.
http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=07-09-2012%20Amsterdam (http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=07-09-2012%20Amsterdam)

08-09-2012 Wassenaar Princess Laurentien at the presentation of the national literacy award 2012 in Duinrell, Wassenaar.
http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=08-09-2012%20Wassenaar (http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=08-09-2012%20Wassenaar)

09-09-2012 Amsterdam Princess Maxima is swimming 2028 meters, for the ALS foundation during Cityswim, in the canals through Amsterdam.
http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=09-09-2012%20Amsterdam (http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=09-09-2012%20Amsterdam)


Title: Re: Pictures of Benelux RF
Post by: Gaeaskywalker on September 11, 2012, 09:20:53 am
31-08-2012 Frasnez Grand Duke Guillaume and Stephanie de Lannoy at the funeral of Alix della Faille de Leverghem, countess of Lannoy in Frasnez-les-Avaing, Henegouwen.
http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=31-08-2012%20Frasnez (http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=31-08-2012%20Frasnez)


Title: Re: Pictures of Benelux RF
Post by: Gaeaskywalker on September 20, 2012, 09:30:42 am
13-09-2012 Eersel Prince Willem-Alexander with Cor van de Ven at the opening of the new office of the poulty Vencomatic campus in Eersel.
http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=13-09-2012%20Eersel (http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=13-09-2012%20Eersel)

14-09-2012 Amsterdam Prince Willem-Alexander at the lanch of the Cinekid Media route at the Zuiderzee school in Amsterdam.
http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=14-09-2012%20Amsterdam (http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=14-09-2012%20Amsterdam)

15-09-2012 Wassenaar Princess Maxima and Prince Willem-Alexander at the opening of the new visitor center of Dunea in hometown Wassenaar during the Natuurfeestdag in Meijendel.
http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=15-09-2012%20Wassenaar (http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=15-09-2012%20Wassenaar)

17-09-2012 Wijk Princess Margriet at the opening of the Heliolympics in Wijk aan Zee.
http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=17-09-2012%20Wijk (http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=17-09-2012%20Wijk)

17-09-2012 Austerlitz Princess Maxima at the Women on Wings meeting in Austerlitz.
http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=17-09-2012%20Austerlitz (http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=17-09-2012%20Austerlitz)

18-09-2012 Prinsjesdag
http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=18-09-2012%20The%20Hague (http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=18-09-2012%20The%20Hague)

19-09-2012 The Hague Prince Willem-Alexander at the opening of the faculty campus Hague, a branch of the university of Leiden, in The Hague.
http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=19-09-2012%20The%20Hague (http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=19-09-2012%20The%20Hague)


Title: Re: Pictures of Benelux RF
Post by: YooperModerator on September 23, 2012, 01:23:34 am
My future queen at 30 in 2003
http://mathildemaxima.weblog.nl/files/2009/04/a9a18cc3fb
My future queen at nearly 40 in 2012
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-p1DS2CQH7F4/UFx9vI-VWtI/AAAAAAAAGcs/Fcy5wavKZnc/s1600/D8Agl.jpg

Eat that Kate! :snob:
To compare: Kate at 24
http://i1112.photobucket.com/albums/k498/MK860/Kate/Partying/article-0-01C610AA00000578-262_468x.jpg



Title: Re: Pictures of Benelux RF
Post by: Yooper on September 23, 2012, 06:09:53 am
^Holy Moly!  Eat that is right on.  With a shovel.


Title: Re: Pictures of Benelux RF
Post by: Spice on September 23, 2012, 12:38:40 pm
I love Princess Mathilde.  Pure class. 


Title: Re: Pictures of Benelux RF
Post by: YooperModerator on September 23, 2012, 06:49:37 pm
 :legs gee thanks!
I'm glad that my RF is soo much more quiet on the huge-scandal-scale.
Oh and the kid's are so sweet  :flirt:
princess Elisabeth 11 turning into a right lady  :sigh:
http://www.monarchie.be/sites/default/files/images/9-23-1239%20PrElisabeth_0.JPG
prince Gabriel 9
http://www.monarchie.be/sites/default/files/images/9-23-1240%2BPrGabriel_0_0.JPG
prince Emmanuel 7 he looks so like his dad
http://www.monarchie.be/sites/default/files/images/9-23-1241PrEmmanuel_0_0.JPG
princess Eleonore 4
http://www.monarchie.be/sites/default/files/images/9-23-1242%2BPrEleonore_1.JPG

Al of them together
http://www.monarchie.be/sites/default/files/images/9-23-1234%2BPr%2BElisabeth-Eleonore-Gabriel-Emmanuel_0_0.JPG


Title: Re: Pictures of Benelux RF
Post by: Spice on September 23, 2012, 10:11:41 pm
Beautiful children, thank you for the photos.  I love the way they are dressed too.

Philippe and Mathilde are an example that I wish the others would emulate.


Title: Re: Pictures of Benelux RF
Post by: Gaeaskywalker on October 13, 2012, 10:17:55 am
10-10-2012 Rotterdam Princess Laurentien at the Sustainability Day (Dag van de Duurzaamheid), an initiative of Urgenda, at de Wilgenstam school in Rotterdam.
http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=10-10-2012%20Rotterdam (http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=10-10-2012%20Rotterdam)

10-10-2012 Utrecht Princess Margriet at the 100th anniversary of the Dutch Association of Housewives (NVVH) in Utrecht.
http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=10-10-2012%20Utrecht (http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=10-10-2012%20Utrecht)

10-10-2012 Polaris Queen Beatrix at the renaming of the new pilot vessel ''Polaris'' in Rotterdam.
http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=10-10-2012%20Polaris (http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=10-10-2012%20Polaris)

11-10-2012 Geesbrug Prince Willem-Alexander visited the townhouse de Tiphof in Geesbrug.
http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=11-10-2012%20Geesbrug (http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=11-10-2012%20Geesbrug)

12-10-2012 Amsterdam Queen Beatrix attended the award for Vrije Schilderkunst 2012 at the Royal Palace in Amsterdam.
http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=12-10-2012%20Amsterdam (http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=12-10-2012%20Amsterdam)


Title: Controversial Book about Prince Phillipe of Belgium
Post by: Alexandrine on October 22, 2012, 06:41:47 pm
Please someone who knows dutch or french can they find info about this? Apparently it's an unofficial biography and super controversial.  :flower:


Title: Controversial Book about Prince Phillipe of Belgium
Post by: Alexandrine on October 22, 2012, 06:51:05 pm
wow they say he is gay and had a relationship with a lord!

http://www.sudinfo.be/576902/article/actualite/belgique/2012-10-22/si-j%E2%80%99en-crois-le-livre-de-deborsu-le-prince-philippe-est-homo

this other article explains that he was made to marry Mathilde because she was "bigoted" (?) and that her parents were without funds so she married him because of that. Also that their children are due to IVF.

http://www.7sur7.be/7s7/fr/1530/Tetes-Couronnees/article/detail/1521336/2012/10/22/La-vie-conjugale-de-Philippe-et-Mathilde-n-est-pas-celle-que-l-on-croit.dhtml

Here it says that the king will abdicate in 2013 because he has skin cancer

http://www.levif.be/info/levif-blog/le-midi-du-vif/questions-royales-et-une-reponse-passez-votre-chemin/opinie-4000197204579.htm

I believe the story about their marriage but at least they chose well but that he is gay? H*ll is any Prince not gay?



Title: Controversial Book about Prince Phillipe of Belgium
Post by: berlin on October 22, 2012, 08:30:58 pm
I remember before Guillaume's engagement was announced the Lux tabloids said he was in a relationship with a Puerto Rican man.  I don't give gay rumors about Princes much credence, but I'll keep an open mind about Phillipe.


Title: Controversial Book about Prince Phillipe of Belgium
Post by: Alexandrine on October 22, 2012, 08:33:27 pm
But gosh every prince has rumours about him being gay! I just cannot believe it anymore, possibly one of them is but all?!?! Maybe the lux press didn't like the gay rumours about Guillaume and decided to counter attack  :cookie:


Title: Controversial Book about Prince Phillipe of Belgium
Post by: YooperModerator on October 22, 2012, 08:45:01 pm
I'm gonna buy it, read it and then tell you all about it! 8)
my mum wants her hands on this book as well so I'm preparing for a fight over who get's to read it first! :laugh:

The translation isn't really 'Mathilde is bigot enough' but 'Mathilde is more virtuous/nun-like and fit's you better' (just like Diana was a naive virtuous goodie two shoes in the beginning)
They looked at two girls for Filip but Mathilde made the race in the end
It's said that she choose to marry him to secure the financial security of her family,
and that she was the first royal to choose to give birth in a hospital specialised in fertility issues.


Title: Controversial Book about Prince Phillipe of Belgium
Post by: Alexandrine on October 22, 2012, 08:57:19 pm
^^ you must!! I will wait but be quick please  :bat: :tehe: :hi:

yep the translation about Mathilde sounded strange so thanks for translating.

What do you think? Have you heard something about Phillipe being gay before? I had read that he had a long relationship with a woman but she was not considered a good fit.


Title: Controversial Book about Prince Phillipe of Belgium
Post by: berlin on October 22, 2012, 09:14:21 pm
'bigot' means religious zealot

I want to get the book too.  I've been meaning to improve in my French.   :sigh:


Title: Controversial Book about Prince Phillipe of Belgium
Post by: Alexandrine on October 22, 2012, 09:16:30 pm
but who says she is more bigot than the other woman?


Title: Controversial Book about Prince Phillipe of Belgium
Post by: berlin on October 22, 2012, 09:19:31 pm
I looked on Amazon France and you can sign up to be notified when the book will become available: http://www.amazon.fr/Question-s-Royale-Frédéric-Deborsu/dp/2507050659/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1350937075&sr=1-1

I don't think there's an Amazon Belgium.  I'm gonna get this book.  But it will take forever for me to read it.


Title: Controversial Book about Prince Phillipe of Belgium
Post by: Alexandrine on October 22, 2012, 09:34:23 pm
I'm waiting for Morton's book on continental royalty and it has to come soon!


Title: Controversial Book about Prince Phillipe of Belgium
Post by: YooperModerator on October 22, 2012, 09:36:57 pm
Well I know that there's a Dutch translation, koningskwesties and it's supposed to come out tomorrow! the 23th
I'm so gonna buy that!
Honestly I haven't heard many rumours about Filip, he was under the protection of the former king B when younger so not many stories leaked out. (Kinda like with William and the press block in SA.)
He was seen as shy, frigid, boring, and stiff guy (unlike his father who was more like Harry when younger, lot's of fast cars and affairs :tehe:)
Then he popped up with Mathilde in 99 out of the blue (mind you I wasn't following royals before '03 really)
And she became insanely popular and helped him become more relax in public and gave him a better image.
I think that fatherhood helped him as well to act more open and human around others. It's clear to see he adores his children! No matter how they were made.


Title: Controversial Book about Prince Phillipe of Belgium
Post by: Anastasia on October 23, 2012, 07:45:24 am


this other article explains that he was made to marry Mathilde because she was "bigoted" (?) and that her parents were without funds so she married him because of that. Also that their children are due to IVF.

http://www.7sur7.be/7s7/fr/1530/Tetes-Couronnees/article/detail/1521336/2012/10/22/La-vie-conjugale-de-Philippe-et-Mathilde-n-est-pas-celle-que-l-on-croit.dhtml



So, the marriage was arranged, it says it was prepared in a month, she accepted to marry to save her parents. The children are not the fruit of love but of assisted reproduction? If this is true, what is the difference with KM? So much for the perfect princess! :snob:


Title: Controversial Book about Prince Phillipe of Belgium
Post by: serene grace on October 23, 2012, 11:26:51 am
Not sure if this version is right  but......I read that Mathilde's grandmother  ??? died and Phillpe's parents either  saw her at the funeral or heard how upset to was to lose her grandmother and later sent the Prince to console her and basically get to know her, hoping they would make a match. Arranged yes, with some manuvering.   :spy:

He flew me to the Netherlands one time on a airplane.  :flower: When I entered plane, he was sitting in the cockpit with another pilot , they had to door open so people could see, I quietly nodded and turned went to my seat and said to myself that's the Prince!!! He had a uniform on, he's very handsome and when we exited the plane the door was open again, so I got a good look, it was definately him.


Title: Controversial Book about Prince Phillipe of Belgium
Post by: Spice on October 23, 2012, 06:13:29 pm
If they used IVF, it might have been for genuine reasons, but on the other hand, 4 children?  I don't think so.   IVF is hard work,  I don't know of anyone personally who has had more than 2 children with IVF.  And the choice of hospital might have been because it was a good hospital, that happens to also specialise in IVF.  If they wanted to keep it a secret, they could have gone to another hospital,  because as far as I know, childbirth is not affected by the method of conception.

Regardless of how they got together, I still think they are nice people and they "haven't put a foot wrong" compared to many of the others.


Title: Controversial Book about Prince Phillipe of Belgium
Post by: serene grace on October 23, 2012, 06:36:30 pm
I think they are amazing together and seemed well matched. Mathilde is an asset. They seem like they are very much in love and respectful of each other. IMO


Title: Controversial Book about Prince Phillipe of Belgium
Post by: Kuei Fei on October 23, 2012, 07:09:34 pm
Why are princes labeled being gay? I am so sick of it; this fixation on homosexual sexuality in regards to royalty is unhealthily obsessive. If a prince porks women all the time, he's a cad, but if he's just plain decent and likes to keep his nose clean, they call him a homosexual.

Not sure if this version is right  but......I read that Mathilde's grandmother  ??? died and Phillpe's parents either  saw her at the funeral or heard how upset to was to lose her grandmother and later sent the Prince to console her and basically get to know her, hoping they would make a match. Arranged yes, with some manuvering.   :spy:

He flew me to the Netherlands one time on a airplane.  :flower: When I entered plane, he was sitting in the cockpit with another pilot , they had to door open so people could see, I quietly nodded and turned went to my seat and said to myself that's the Prince!!! He had a uniform on, he's very handsome and when we exited the plane the door was open again, so I got a good look, it was definately him.

For what it's worth, it's good that Philippe's mother took a sincere interest in making sure her son was getting to know the right types (however snobbish) and was decent enough to end up making it a point to make sure that Philippe didn't get mixed up with the bad Kate Middleton types.


Title: Controversial Book about Prince Phillipe of Belgium
Post by: Spice on October 23, 2012, 07:29:14 pm
I also think that in this day and age, being gay shouldn't be considered a slur on one's character - so what if some of the people a guy sleeps with before marriage are guys?  I bet if a single princess slept with a few women no one "accuse" them of "being gay".  At various times in history, this has been considered perfectly "normal".


Title: Controversial Book about Prince Phillipe of Belgium
Post by: Alexandrine on October 23, 2012, 07:32:20 pm
Uhm I've heard that Cristina had supposedly relationships with women and yes they call her offensive names. There is people for everything.


Title: Controversial Book about Prince Phillipe of Belgium
Post by: Spice on October 23, 2012, 07:36:36 pm
Sure, people do call each other names, but I think it's primitive and backward.  I'm not gay but I like to support gay rights on principle.  It used to be ok to call African Americans n***ers - well, progress changes things for the better, IMO.


Title: Controversial Book about Prince Phillipe of Belgium
Post by: Alexandrine on October 23, 2012, 07:40:26 pm
I don't think it's ok but you can find people that will call offensive names to a woman because she sleeps with women. I was answering to your second comment about princesses and being labelled gay.


Title: Controversial Book about Prince Phillipe of Belgium
Post by: serene grace on October 23, 2012, 07:49:06 pm
Why are princes labeled being gay? I am so sick of it; this fixation on homosexual sexuality in regards to royalty is unhealthily obsessive. If a prince porks women all the time, he's a cad, but if he's just plain decent and likes to keep his nose clean, they call him a homosexual.

Not sure if this version is right  but......I read that Mathilde's grandmother  ??? died and Phillpe's parents either  saw her at the funeral or heard how upset to was to lose her grandmother and later sent the Prince to console her and basically get to know her, hoping they would make a match. Arranged yes, with some manuvering.   :spy:

He flew me to the Netherlands one time on a airplane.  :flower: When I entered plane, he was sitting in the cockpit with another pilot , they had to door open so people could see, I quietly nodded and turned went to my seat and said to myself that's the Prince!!! He had a uniform on, he's very handsome and when we exited the plane the door was open again, so I got a good look, it was definately him.

For what it's worth, it's good that Philippe's mother took a sincere interest in making sure her son was getting to know the right types (however snobbish) and was decent enough to end up making it a point to make sure that Philippe didn't get mixed up with the bad Kate Middleton types.

I agree. I don't believe the gay stories on all these Princes. Not that it would matter if they were, but I just don't believe that Phillippe is gay. I've read that he was very shy.


Title: Controversial Book about Prince Phillipe of Belgium
Post by: berlin on October 23, 2012, 08:27:51 pm
Didn't Phillipe want to go into the priesthood at some point?


Title: Controversial Book about Prince Phillipe of Belgium
Post by: memyselfandroyals on October 23, 2012, 08:55:22 pm
If this istrue, they pretend very well!!!


Title: Controversial Book about Prince Phillipe of Belgium
Post by: YooperModerator on October 24, 2012, 12:11:42 am
^^ yup I heard that one before
I do know he's a strong religious man he was partly raised by raised by his uncle B and aunt Fabiola who were/are both devoted Catholics. (his parents Albert and Paola were having severe marriage issues when Phillip, Astrid and Laurent were teens, there was talk of divorce even!)
I think that priesthood might have some attraction for him but in the end his sense of royal duty was stronger I think.
I don't think he's gay, I think he is/was very socially shy especially around women because he was raised in a very sheltered way by his uncle and aunt.


Title: Controversial Book about Prince Phillipe of Belgium
Post by: YooperModerator on October 25, 2012, 03:25:19 pm
i bought the book but my mum is reading it now.
Told ya there was gonna be an argument, and my mum won. She used a classic: "You're still living under my roof, missy! now gimme that book!" Naturally I backed down and gracefully left her the book and went in here to mope  :wopedo: lol
Hence I'm here rather then reading the book but as soon as I can I'll tell you the juicy stuff ok!


Title: Controversial Book about Prince Phillipe of Belgium
Post by: Spice on October 25, 2012, 09:29:11 pm
^LOL, Akasha 


Title: Controversial Book about Prince Phillipe of Belgium
Post by: YooperModerator on October 25, 2012, 10:09:31 pm
Tis not funny, I bought the darn thing in the first place! 'pout'
It cost me 18€!
And I haven't been able to read a single syllable yet! :snob:
Not fair! 'stamps foot'


Title: Controversial Book about Prince Phillipe of Belgium
Post by: Alexandrine on October 25, 2012, 10:12:48 pm
^^ You should have hidden it! :tehe:

I've read that Morton book on the Spanish RF (and I think the rest of continental new princesses) will come out at the end of this year!!! I cannot wait.


Title: Re: Belgian Royal Family: News & Pictures
Post by: Alexandrine on October 25, 2012, 10:33:12 pm
BRF looking cute

http://www.newmyroyals.com/2012/10/belgian-royal-family-attend-concert.html


Title: Re: Belgian Royal Family: News & Pictures
Post by: YooperModerator on October 25, 2012, 11:10:13 pm
considering the book came out a few day's ago they look rather tense...


Title: Controversial Book about Prince Phillipe of Belgium
Post by: Alexandrine on November 06, 2012, 04:51:04 pm
akasha we are awaiting you review  :cookie:


Title: Controversial Book about Prince Phillipe of Belgium
Post by: tequiero on November 06, 2012, 07:36:33 pm
Oh yes, we are  :flirt: :flirt:


Title: Controversial Book about Prince Phillipe of Belgium
Post by: YooperModerator on November 06, 2012, 09:03:30 pm
Have patience my dears, I only started reading it three day's ago!
I'm half way trough still have to work, eat and sleep sometime ya know.. lol


Title: Controversial Book about Prince Phillipe of Belgium
Post by: Alexandrine on November 06, 2012, 10:42:03 pm
tell us about the parts you've read!


Title: Controversial Book about Prince Phillipe of Belgium
Post by: YooperModerator on November 07, 2012, 12:25:08 am
well so far i read about Fabiola and how she met the former king Baudouin and the same for Paola and Albert
in one case it was a nun who brought two together in Lourdes and he believed it was the Divine Virgin herself who showed him his wife (how...romantic),
in the other it was the pope! no kidding, P met A on a party in Vatican city!  :tehe:
and the fact that these two ladies can't stand each other!
and I kinda understand why: Fabiola being quasi a nun since her teens and paola a bit of a wild child with many a flirt in her early day's.
 
Paola found the palace life dull, stiff and cold, remember that at the time the royal ladies weren't seen as much as now!
her young and good looking hubbie was often gone working for the Belgian royal 'firm' and she sat at home twiddling her thumbs (a bit like Fergie really only in twenty years earlier),
she's a Italian lady so she found nice men to flirt with to pass her time!
Albert wasn't to fond of that so he started a long lasting affair with a baroness which eventually even led to a illegitimate child.
Meanwhile the three young children of P&A were suffering under the separation, coldness, and fights between the couple and were send to boarding schools and even spend part of summer with friends and uncle king B to avoid the situation at home (sounds familiar as well, doesn't it!)
In the end the baroness sick of waiting for a divorce and playing second fiddle moved to London and Paola fought to get her hubbie back, it was a close call though, they were about to get a divorce! but the couple managed to pull trough and were reunited by their new found religion. (ah I love a good old fashioned happy end)
And then there's a chapter with basic stuff on each of the three children: Philip, Astrid and Laurent you know like childhood & education and that's how far I've gotten.


Title: Controversial Book about Prince Phillipe of Belgium
Post by: Alexandrine on November 07, 2012, 09:39:33 pm
The theory I believe is that Fabiola went with Infanta Pilar to Brussels because Don Juan tried to make a marriage happen between his daughter and Baudouin. They chose Fabiola because she was the uglies among her friends but instead the king married her! They may also have friends in common which helped.

TY Akasha for the review!


Title: Re: Belgian Royal Family: News & Pictures
Post by: Snokitty on November 20, 2012, 12:45:54 am
http://www.newmyroyals.com/2012/11/princess-mathilde_19.html

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The Belgian post released a new stamp for 2012 with a picture of Princess Mathilde who is celebrating her 40 birthday next year


Title: Controversial Book about Prince Phillipe of Belgium
Post by: Alexandrine on November 20, 2012, 06:27:25 pm
 :cookie: :sigh: :hello:


Title: Re: Belgian Royal Family: News & Pictures
Post by: Alexandrine on November 23, 2012, 04:42:20 pm
http://blog.soirmag.lesoir.be/rue-royale/2012/11/23/le-voyage-prive-de-philippe-fait-polemique/

australian visit creates scandal


Title: Re: Belgian Royal Family: News & Pictures
Post by: YooperModerator on November 23, 2012, 11:34:10 pm
for those who aren't fluent in french (alex darling, not everyone uses chrome. :tehe:)
http://translate.google.be/translate?sl=fr&tl=en&js=n&prev=_t&hl=nl&ie=UTF-8&layout=2&eotf=1&u=http%3A%2F%2Fblog.soirmag.lesoir.be%2Frue-royale%2F2012%2F11%2F23%2Fle-voyage-prive-de-philippe-fait-polemique%2F&act=url

So halfway trough the  longest international working visit in 20 years, after doing his job for 10 day's, the prince privately left to Tasmania for a quiet weekend on a vineyard and the reporters are annoyed they didn't get any good pic's of this because they have to travel with the official delegation, even though the palace had 'the private visit' part announced beforehand ?  lol
He just send his bodyguards and staff to Melbourne and then hopped into an other plane heading for Tasmania!
Hihi I guess that's 1-0 for the prince vs the pap's :laugh:
Better luck next time guy's  :P


Title: Re: Belgian Royal Family: News & Pictures
Post by: YooperModerator on December 07, 2012, 08:04:07 pm
http://www.newmyroyals.com/search/label/BELG%C4%B0UM%20ROYAL
 :flirt: :thumbsup:


Title: BELGİAN ROYAL FAMİLY ATTENDED THE ANNUAL CHRİSTMAS CONCERT
Post by: Snokitty on December 21, 2012, 01:05:36 am
http://www.newmyroyals.com/2012/12/belgian-royal-family-attended-annual.html


Title: Re: Belgian Royal Family: News & Pictures
Post by: berlin on December 21, 2012, 08:46:57 pm
I wonder where the King was.


Title: Re: Belgian Royal Family: News & Pictures
Post by: memyselfandroyals on December 21, 2012, 10:18:01 pm
Mathilde's red dress is perfect!


Title: Re: Belgian Royal Family: News & Pictures
Post by: Alexandrine on December 26, 2012, 01:56:52 pm
“King Albert guilty of populism”

http://www.deredactie.be/cm/vrtnieuws.english/news/121226_king_populism?utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=twitterfeed


Title: Re: Belgian Royal Family: News & Pictures
Post by: Snokitty on December 27, 2012, 12:25:59 am
http://www.newmyroyals.com/2012/12/new-photos-of-belgian-royal-family.html


Title: Re: Belgian Royal Family: News & Pictures
Post by: HC on December 29, 2012, 01:39:40 pm
I think it is a very insightful point that the belgium King has made about not finding scapegoats in a time of crisis.  :thumbsup:

His christmas speach has also found its way to the danish news.

http://translate.google.dk/translate?sl=da&tl=en&js=n&prev=_t&hl=da&ie=UTF-8&eotf=1&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.bt.dk%2Froyale%2Fbelgisk-konge-i-modvind-efter-juletale


Title: Re: Belgian Royal Family: News & Pictures
Post by: Snokitty on January 10, 2013, 04:41:43 am
http://www.newmyroyals.com/2013/01/belgian-royal-family-host-new-year.html

Mathilde always has a pleasant smile on her face.   kisss


Title: Re: Belgian Royal Family: News & Pictures
Post by: memyselfandroyals on January 11, 2013, 01:07:48 am
yes, it's true. She looks to be very kind


Title: Re: Belgian Royal Family: News & Pictures
Post by: benign on January 11, 2013, 01:13:54 am
http://www.newmyroyals.com/2013/01/belgian-royal-family-host-new-year.html

Mathilde always has a pleasant smile on her face.   kisss
She seem to have it all, dloesnt she? anyone knows if Philippe still the shy type or has he improve after marrying Mathilde? anything about Mathilde...is she well liked in the press and no scandal ?


Title: Re: Belgian Royal Family: News & Pictures
Post by: YooperModerator on January 11, 2013, 03:26:55 am
Ha! We got a bit of a scandal brewing in the Belgian family!
Fabiola (our former Queen) is a tax evader on a huge scale and boy are the papers and politicians p*ssed! :angry:
She apparently has been funnelling away public money (yearly leftovers from her civil list) in to a nice little account!
Then mixed it with her private fortune (manly inheritance from our former king Baudouin) into one foundation that will take care of the inheritance estimated at around 100m euro (that's £82m or 132m $  :o) once she's death.
This structure means that the ppl who inherit it don't have to pay any taxes on the inheritance. :thumbsdown:

http://www.hln.be/hln/nl/947/Royalty/article/detail/1559570/2013/01/09/Fabiola-richt-stichting-op-om-erfenis-te-regelen.dhtml
http://www.knack.be/nieuws/belgie/di-rupo-stichting-fabiola-is-ethisch-onaanvaardbaar/article-4000231760338.htm

Translate from Dutch
http://translate.google.be/translate?sl=nl&tl=en&js=n&prev=_t&hl=nl&ie=UTF-8&eotf=1&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.hln.be%2Fhln%2Fnl%2F947%2FRoyalty%2Farticle%2Fdetail%2F1559570%2F2013%2F01%2F09%2FFabiola-richt-stichting-op-om-erfenis-te-regelen.dhtml&act=url

http://translate.googleusercontent.com/translate_c?act=url&depth=1&hl=nl&ie=UTF8&prev=_t&rurl=translate.google.be&sl=nl&tl=en&twu=1&u=http://www.knack.be/nieuws/belgie/di-rupo-stichting-fabiola-is-ethisch-onaanvaardbaar/article-4000231760338.htm&usg=ALkJrhgZcysaOYS4e7ly-darXQ24BMZUTQ

Something tell's me this could turn ugly for the family
Our politicians are taking a higher interest and a closer look into the cost of the civil list which provides income for the BeRF!
At the moment it stands at a cost of 11.5m euro per year and that doesn't include building maintenance or security :o
Keep in mind that we Belgians are a far smaller group of taxpayers who have to burden it!


Title: Re: Belgian Royal Family: News & Pictures
Post by: Snokitty on January 14, 2013, 04:24:07 pm
http://www.newmyroyals.com/2013/01/new-official-photos-of-crown-princess.html

They have a beautiful family.

To bad about the tax evasion scheme but I bet if they investigated the finances of all the royal houses they would find something similar in each.   :dontknow:


Title: Re: Belgian Royal Family: News & Pictures
Post by: memyselfandroyals on January 14, 2013, 05:24:43 pm
oh, Mathilde is soooooo gorgeous in this pictures!!!! :o :flirt:

Thanks :flower:


Title: Re: Belgian Royal Family: News & Pictures
Post by: YooperModerator on January 14, 2013, 08:09:46 pm
I know she's pretty, right?!
I'm kinda snobbishly proud about 'my' crown princess, I think she the best of the Euro bunch  :snob: (although I kinda like Maxi as well)

On the scandal: it turns out that it was a bit blown up by the press  :wellduh: (just her personal savings no public funds went into the foundation)
And the politicians decided that they would cut her civil list amount by 30% so instead of 1.5m she will 'only' recive 1m/year *rolleyes*

They are now looking at the other two royal 'kid's' Laurent and Astrid to see if they can cut them out from the civil list as well.
That way only the king and his direct heir Phillip would receive public funds.
For Astrid that would be manageable (her hubby has a well paid job in a Swiss bank)
But Laurent....well he doesn't have a job really and his wife had to give up hers as a surveyor when they got married so.. :dontknow:
Oh and they want to have the royals pay income taxes as well.
Indeed dear posters my royals don't pay even a token amount like HM and PC do! :angry:


Title: Re: Belgian Royal Family: News & Pictures
Post by: memyselfandroyals on January 14, 2013, 08:13:19 pm
i would be proud too  :thumbsup:


Title: Re: Belgian Royal Family: News & Pictures
Post by: Alexandrine on January 14, 2013, 09:54:44 pm
akasha I think they tried to fix the scandal but she was going to put all her money there to avoid taxes. Funny that no one knew about the french family until now... sorry but it's very unbelievable.

I also cannot understand why Laurent and even Astrid get money from the state as they don't do anything.


Title: Re: Belgian Royal Family: News & Pictures
Post by: YooperModerator on January 14, 2013, 10:13:39 pm
Ah what can I say
Welcome to Belgium  :hi:
A funny little country where a lot of stuff baffles the mind  :tehe:
You should ask Yooper about the day I tried to explain our parliamentary structure, she still has headaches just thinking on it (although it could also be because the margaritas we drank while I tried to explain it :laugh:)

Yeah Laurent and Astrid getting money is like having to pay civil list not only for HM, PP and PC (we don't have a Cornwall thing so..) but also for Andrew and Edward!
And they don't pay taxes! At all! (I didn't know about that I actually thought they did like the Brits and paid a token amount each year but, no surree! :bat: :angry:)


Title: Re: Belgian Royal Family: News & Pictures
Post by: Alexandrine on January 14, 2013, 10:19:36 pm
I get the feeling Fabiola is simply not interested in the RF anymore and she hasn't for awhile. Her family is not inheriting and although she is close to Phillipe she must be closer to her spanish family.

Now I'm curious why is your parliamentary system so strange?


Title: Re: Belgian Royal Family: News & Pictures
Post by: YooperModerator on January 15, 2013, 01:55:23 am
Argh don't ask, it's a two hour explanation!
I'm Belgian but even I don't understand all of it  ???

ok short version
Because we have three official languages (Dutch French German) three geographic districts (Flanders Wallonia Brussels) and ten provinces!
Each of these has their own parliament or representative council and then there's the federal parliament and of course Europe as well!
We have four parliaments (Federal, Flanders, Brussels, Wallonia) two linguistic culture councils for French and German speakers , (the Flemish merged with the geographic parliament) and ten provincial councils! :o
I swear we have more elections then any other country I know.
Add to that unlike the yanks and Brits we have not two but five big political streams/parties (Catholics, liberals, socials, green, and nationalists)
Frankly it's really hard to find the tree's in the forest of politicians. :oooh: :smashed:
oh and did I tell you about the best part?
Not only do we have the right to vote we have the obligation to do so, in short: if you don't go voting you get fined! :- (it's about the only country I know of that has this)
At least we can't complain about lack of democratic representation :tehe:

It's crazy but hey it works for us (most of the time) is it any wonder we are so good at compromising?!


Title: Re: Belgian Royal Family: News & Pictures
Post by: Alexandrine on January 15, 2013, 10:43:31 pm
^^ the voting part is the strangest thing as in general royals do not vote and in Belgium they do! :tehe: The rest it may have appeared strange to Yooper because of US v European way of doing things. Your country system is quite similar to mine and that's normal because the countries copied the constitutions of the other, although mine has way more parliaments a couple more languages.

What's difficult to understand is how the EU works.  :o However, if I lived in Belgium I would try to work for them as it looks like a cushy job  :tehe:



Title: Re: Belgian Royal Family: News & Pictures
Post by: YooperModerator on January 16, 2013, 12:44:34 am
Oh it is a cushy job  alright and dang it pays well, but it ain't easy to get into that Euro thing.
well as I said my royals are obliged to vote ,just like every citizen is, but I think they usually vote blanco to remain neutral  lol (at least I hope so!)


Title: Re: Belgian Royal Family: News & Pictures
Post by: Alexandrine on January 16, 2013, 02:34:02 pm
I've heard that if you do a post grad in a college in Brugges, don't remember which is easy to enter in the EU. But I've also heard that the easiest way to enter is if you have family there.

I think they really vote  :dontknow: no one knows what they voted so it's not like it's going to influence someone


Title: Re: Belgian Royal Family: News & Pictures
Post by: YooperModerator on January 16, 2013, 08:13:47 pm
I really couldn't say one way or the other, European commission is close yet faar from me  :tehe:
true they could vote for real  :dontknow:


Title: Re: Belgian Royal Family: News & Pictures
Post by: Snokitty on January 17, 2013, 04:02:44 pm
http://www.newmyroyals.com/2013/01/princess-mathilde-at-launch-of-her-40th.html


Title: Re: Belgian Royal Family: News & Pictures
Post by: benign on January 18, 2013, 12:28:43 am
^thanks. Love the color on her..


Title: Re: Belgian Royal Family: News & Pictures
Post by: Snokitty on January 18, 2013, 02:02:54 am
You are welcome and the color does look good on her.

There is just something about Mathilde that is bordering on perfection.   kisss


Title: Re: Belgian Royal Family: News & Pictures
Post by: berlin on January 18, 2013, 05:43:25 am
Nice stamp.  But I don't like her engagement ring.


Title: Re: Belgian Royal Family: News & Pictures
Post by: YooperModerator on January 18, 2013, 03:13:24 pm
Really what's wrong with her ruby engagement ring? ??? I like it :flirt:
http://ringspotters.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/Princess-Mathilde-Engagement-Ring.png
http://ringspotters.com/2012/11/royal-engagement-rings.html


Title: Re: Belgian Royal Family: News & Pictures
Post by: berlin on January 18, 2013, 04:39:44 pm
Woops I thought that big sapphire ring was her engagement ring.  Why isn't she wearing the ruby one in the 40th pictures?


Title: Re: Belgian Royal Family: News & Pictures
Post by: YooperModerator on January 18, 2013, 05:11:20 pm
 :dontknow:
I guess she like the sapphire one better for the shoot?
There are very few pic's of her engagement ring so maybe she's a sapphire girl at heart? :tehe:
Here's a good close up
http://i474.photobucket.com/albums/rr110/necromancer-one-thousand/mathildering.jpg


Title: Re: Belgian Royal Family: News & Pictures
Post by: Alexandrine on January 18, 2013, 05:38:39 pm
Her engagement ring is the ruby ring, when they celebrated their tenth anniversary (?) around the swedish wedding she started to use the sapphire ring. Some thought they had changed one stone for the other but at the swedish wedding she was wearing the two.

I think the sapphire has some meaning in anniversaries or at least I remember reading that when the discussion about Mathilde's ring happened. 


Title: Re: Belgian Royal Family: News & Pictures
Post by: Snokitty on January 21, 2013, 05:05:47 pm
http://www.newmyroyals.com/2013/01/princess-mathilde-in-gent.html


Title: Re: Belgian Royal Family: News & Pictures
Post by: memyselfandroyals on January 21, 2013, 07:55:14 pm
her engagement ring is fabulous


Title: Re: Belgian Royal Family: News & Pictures
Post by: Snokitty on January 25, 2013, 07:49:31 pm
http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/01/25/3200365/queen-fabiola-annuls-foundation.html#.UQLdQ6HniLA.twitter
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Belgium's Queen Fabiola won't set up an inheritance foundation that was widely criticized as a dodge to shield some of her fortune from the tax man.

Two weeks after she was rebuked by Prime Minister Elio Di Rupo, the 84-year-old widow of former King Baudouin announced her decision Friday and apologized that it had created ''such negative reactions."

The government had called the queen's plan to create a private fund to deal with her inheritance ethically flawed even if it was strictly legal.

Fabiola, who is childless, insisted that none of the money granted to her by the government - almost (EURO)1.5 million ($2 million) a year - would have been used in the new fund, which would only include her private money.


Title: Re: Belgian Royal Family: News & Pictures
Post by: YooperModerator on February 16, 2013, 05:43:46 pm
holiday pic's
I think this is the closest you're gona get to mathilde in bikini I think, albert bought a big family villa with pool in france so they don't need to sun or swim on the beach.
http://static2.hln.be/static/photo/2010/7/8/7/20100811150058/album_large_3828697.jpg
http://static3.hln.be/static/photo/2010/12/15/1/20100811145912/album_large_3828721.jpg
http://img827.imageshack.us/img827/5651/albumlarge3828723.jpg

and this is our king and queen on holiday
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_bnSiEVQIMPo/TGOCT5l_fyI/AAAAAAAAD9o/uPXsHPIKCdA/s1600/roze-broek.jpg

Oh and like the Dutch RF they also do an annual big summer shoot with the kid's somewhere in a holiday park in Belgium which always makes for some fun pic's.  :flirt:
Thus we're not that curious about their actual holiday pic's.
We don't care abut their holiday's because they are booooring: they don't sneak away to super expensive secret tropical islands and they are always properly dressed when they go out into the street or the beach in France so there's no spectacle, hence no big pic's sale.
They only take two big annual holiday's: one to go ski an one to France.
Sometimes on their big international visits they might take a day or two off to do some private things like they did in Australia recently.
But that's it: there are few pic's because nobody really cares abut their holiday's.
They work hard enough to deserve them.

btw has anyone ever seen this pic's from baptism of Eleonore
It's rare to have four princesses in one image.
http://cache3.asset-cache.net/gc/81598413-princess-claire-of-belgium-princess-victoria-gettyimages.jpg?v=1&c=IWSAsset&k=2&d=GkZZ8bf5zL1ZiijUmxa7QYWGdlzP%2fkPbv5Hc1miC7LjPlQ%2f9Ae0XfUl%2f%2fQu%2bKVnKdJoYf%2fPc7khF12wi7jxKmA%3d%3d
group pic
http://cache2.asset-cache.net/gc/81570902-cardinal-danneels-count-sebastien-von-gettyimages.jpg?v=1&c=IWSAsset&k=2&d=GkZZ8bf5zL1ZiijUmxa7QWm5Qf%2bmpkrIz%2f9cHJlVlaN9EcgpUPWvycUpri5uoO0o
http://cache4.asset-cache.net/gc/81570828-cardinal-danneels-princess-mathilde-of-gettyimages.jpg?v=1&c=IWSAsset&k=2&d=GkZZ8bf5zL1ZiijUmxa7QdVHIw7DpHJfOnnMusb8wBMZ%2fdU814A6wa00jFExOBp9


Title: Re: Belgian Royal Family: News & Pictures
Post by: Snokitty on February 16, 2013, 06:48:47 pm
The last three photos cannot be displayed because of error.

Mathilde always conducts herself in a dignified manner and appears to be warm and sincere. She could give lessons to many royals on how to behave.


Title: Re: Belgian Royal Family: News & Pictures
Post by: YooperModerator on February 17, 2013, 01:09:30 am
That's odd, I can see them, they are getty images!
Perhaps not available in the us?  :dontknow:
Maybe these ones work better
http://nimgs3.s3.amazonaws.com/others/original700/3a823a00538242e09d1701bfebad3de2-3a823a00538242e09d1701bfebad3de2-2.jpg
http://i.i.com.com/cnwk.1d/i/cbsnews/2008/06/17/image4186084.jpg
http://dalje.com/slike/slike_3/r1/g2008/m06/x139174345771676285_5.jpg
http://www.corbisimages.com/images/Corbis-42-20261874.jpg?size=67&uid=2cb4b475-6596-4644-959d-127139694905


Title: Re: Belgian Royal Family: News & Pictures
Post by: Snokitty on February 17, 2013, 01:13:57 am
I can see those and they are just lovely.   kisss


Title: Prince Laurent and Princess Claire: News & Pics
Post by: Alexandrine on February 20, 2013, 01:37:37 pm
"Prince Laurent has an internal hemorrhage in the liver," says professor of general internal medicine at The Latest News

this guy is not lucky at all, hope he gets better soon


Title: Re: Prince Laurent is ill
Post by: memyselfandroyals on February 20, 2013, 01:41:12 pm
i hope he recovers soon


Title: Re: Prince Laurent is ill
Post by: deGuernsey on February 20, 2013, 01:52:42 pm
ouch  hope he gets well soon


Title: Re: Prince Laurent is ill
Post by: Snokitty on February 20, 2013, 09:01:19 pm
http://translate.google.com.tr/translate?sl=es&tl=en&js=n&prev=_t&hl=tr&ie=UTF-8&eotf=1&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.hola.com%2Fnoticias-de-actualidad%2F20-02-2013%2F97949%2Fcasasreales%2F&act=url
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Prince Laurent of Belgium suffered a skiing accident during your winter vacation in the Austrian town of Lermoos and is admitted in a hospital since Innsbruck. The press office of the Belgian royal family has specified that the accident was caused by a collision with another skier and that Prince has suffered internal bleeding in the area near the liver. Will be observed in the hospital of Innsbruck for prevention but for the moment, discard any surgery. The prognosis is favorable and if all goes well he will be discharged on Friday


Title: Re: Belgian Royal Family: News & Pictures
Post by: Snokitty on February 20, 2013, 09:39:05 pm
http://www.newmyroyals.com/2013/02/belgian-royal-family-attend.html


Title: Re: Belgian Royal Family: News & Pictures
Post by: Snokitty on February 21, 2013, 07:10:49 pm
http://www.gettyimages.com/Search/Search.aspx?EventId=162433712&EditorialProduct=Royalty


Title: Re: Belgian Royal Family: News & Pictures
Post by: Gaeaskywalker on February 24, 2013, 09:17:35 am
http://www.dutchnews.nl/news/archives/2013/02/prince_pays_for_drinks_33_year.php (http://www.dutchnews.nl/news/archives/2013/02/prince_pays_for_drinks_33_year.php)

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Prince Willem-Alexander has continued a royal tradition and paid for a round of drinks in a Limburg bar, after a cheeky request from local cafe-goer Foppe ten Broek.

Ten Broek bought a round of drinks at his local bar in Sevenum when queen Beatrix announced her abdication. As they drank to the queen, he told the other patrons about a friend who had bought a round when Beatrix was inaugurated as queen 33 years ago.
   :thumbsup:

http://gpdhome.typepad.com/royalblognl_news_summary/2013/02/dutch-royals-act-as-if-nothing-happened.html (http://gpdhome.typepad.com/royalblognl_news_summary/2013/02/dutch-royals-act-as-if-nothing-happened.html)
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The weather conditions were excellent. The atmosphere was one of relaxation and fun. Or should one say, of ‘duty first’? The Dutch royal family on Monday took time out from their skiing holiday in the Austrian village of Lech to pose for pictures.

14-02-2013 Amsterdam Princess Maxima at the opening of the 5th editon of the Women inc. festival in Amsterdam.
http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=14-02-2013%20Amsterdam (http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=14-02-2013%20Amsterdam)

15-02-2013 Amsterdam Princess Maxima and Prince Willem-Alexander and Princess Amalia and Princess Alexia and Princess Ariane leaving for the ski wintersport holiday in Lech ( Austria) with the Royal train ( Koninklijke trein) from the central trainstation in Amsterdam.
http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=15-02-2013%20Amsterdam (http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=15-02-2013%20Amsterdam)

17-02-2013 Lech Memorial service for Prince Friso at the St. Nikolaus Kirche ( church) in Lech.
http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=17-02-2013%20Lech (http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=17-02-2013%20Lech)

18-02-2013 photo session in the Austrian skiing resort of Lech.
http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=18-02-2013%20Lech (http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=18-02-2013%20Lech)



Title: Re: Prince Laurent is ill
Post by: YooperModerator on February 26, 2013, 02:28:24 pm
You k.ow how the palace and king albert found out? They opened the news paper!
That should tell ya how close they are to him...
I guess its a spare thing they are still annoyed about his last stunt so they dont talk to him at all


Title: Re: Prince Laurent is ill
Post by: Alexandrine on February 26, 2013, 05:19:53 pm
LOL well he had made a lot of scandals. Wasn't there something about being violent to a gf? Then the Congo scandal and many other things...

Do you think he is Albert's son or not?


Title: Re: Prince Laurent is ill
Post by: YooperModerator on March 21, 2013, 06:32:27 pm
I do think he is Alberts son he looks a lot like our king did when he still was the 'spare' :tehe:


Title: Re: Belgian Royal Family: News & Pictures
Post by: Snokitty on April 20, 2013, 12:58:15 am
http://www.gettyimages.com/Search/Search.aspx?EventId=167165795&EditorialProduct=Royalty

http://www.newmyroyals.com/2013/04/crown-prince-philippe-and-crown.html


Title: Re: Belgian Royal Family: News & Pictures
Post by: Snokitty on May 07, 2013, 11:06:44 pm
http://www.newmyroyals.com/2013/05/crown-princess-mathilde-and-crown.html


Title: Re: Belgian Royal Family: News & Pictures
Post by: Snokitty on May 13, 2013, 10:27:45 pm
http://www.newmyroyals.com/2013/05/crown-prince-philippe-and-crown.html


Title: Re: Belgian Royal Family: News & Pictures
Post by: Snokitty on May 19, 2013, 12:56:18 am
http://www.newmyroyals.com/2013/05/crown-princess-mathilde-and-crown_18.html


Title: Re: Belgian Royal Family: News & Pictures
Post by: tequiero on May 23, 2013, 11:28:26 am
The Belgiam Royal Family Attend an Award Ceremony in Brussels

http://www.newmyroyals.com/2013/05/the-belgiam-royal-family-attend-award.html


Title: Re: Belgian Royal Family: News & Pictures
Post by: Snokitty on May 26, 2013, 11:33:02 pm
http://www.newmyroyals.com/2013/05/crown-prince-philipe-and-princess.html


Title: Re: Belgian Royal Family: News & Pictures
Post by: Snokitty on May 27, 2013, 09:36:42 pm
http://www.newmyroyals.com/2013/05/crown-prince-philippe-and-crown_27.html


Title: Re: Belgian Royal Family: News & Pictures
Post by: Snokitty on May 28, 2013, 11:35:42 pm
http://www.newmyroyals.com/2013/05/belgian-royal-family.html


Title: Re: Belgian Royal Family: News & Pictures
Post by: Snokitty on May 31, 2013, 01:36:16 am
http://www.newmyroyals.com/2013/05/crown-princess-mathilde_31.html

http://www.newmyroyals.com/2013/05/crown-princess-mathilde.html


Title: Re: Belgian Royal Family: News & Pictures
Post by: Snokitty on June 12, 2013, 12:58:37 am
http://www.newmyroyals.com/2013/06/crown-princess-mathilde.html


Title: Illegitimate daughter wants to haul King before the courts (Belgium)
Post by: Alexandrine on June 17, 2013, 09:20:37 pm
http://www.deredactie.be/cm/vrtnieuws.english/news/130617_King_court_delphine

I've heard in the news that the three (king, Phillipe and Astrid) will go to court.  :cookie:


Title: Re: Illegitimate daughter wants to haul King before the courts (Belgium)
Post by: Kuei Fei on June 17, 2013, 10:00:06 pm
What does she expecet if there is conclusive proof?

A title?
Money?
Social standing?
A palace/staff?

She can't have these things and even if the king wanted, the taxpayers would refuse.

Remember Prince Albert of Monaco? He has a few kids out of wedlock, but they don't have official standing and they don't have the right to appear on the balcony. She is not going to have a right to the succession and she is mad to think this will improve any relations.


Title: Re: Illegitimate daughter wants to haul King before the courts (Belgium)
Post by: Alexandrine on June 17, 2013, 10:10:36 pm
Although she won't get any money directly from the taxpayer, inheritance in Belgium is quite different to the US. so yeah she has a right to a lot of money.

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Belgian law has a system of forced heirship that protects certain heirs so that they cannot be excluded from inheriting part of a person's estate. These set aside a part of the estate defined by law (the "reserve") for protected heirs, even if the person makes a will. Protected heirs are certain family members and the spouse. Therefore, before a will is executed the following rules are put into effect:

If there is one child, he or she inherits at least half of the deceased’s assets, two thirds are reserved if there are two children, and three quarters if there are three or more children

http://belgium.angloinfo.com/money/pensions-wills/inheritance-law/

I've also always heard that Prince Albert's illegitimate children have a right to inherit from Grace side but not Rainier.  :dontknow:


Title: Re: Illegitimate daughter wants to haul King before the courts (Belgium)
Post by: Kuei Fei on June 17, 2013, 11:40:24 pm
They'll get money, but no titles and no succession rights.

As for money, she has the ability to make her own way in life and why not get a career? She isn't entitled to anything and isn't entitled to become some official member of the church. She isn't someone who should be doing this to the King.

There are dozens of ways to get money and frankly, she should be recognized as one of his children (however illegitimate), but how on earth is money going to do anything for her? She has no rights to anything and has no rights to the succession.

As for life being unfair, she should try having my childhood.

This isn't the Victorian era when women couldn't make their own way in the world.


Title: Re: Illegitimate daughter wants to haul King before the courts (Belgium)
Post by: Alexandrine on June 18, 2013, 04:37:46 pm
 If you read her history you can see that what she wanted most was attention by her father. She had a "legal father" but that she has been going on about king Albert for years tells me that her relationship with Boel was not the normal father daughter relationship.

I don't think what moves her is money though she has a right to it. I believe she didn't have the best childhood ever and is somewhat trying to avenge that.


Title: Re: Illegitimate daughter wants to haul King before the courts (Belgium)
Post by: Kuei Fei on June 18, 2013, 05:42:38 pm
Which will accomplish what?

She's not the only person in the world who had it rough growing up.

She might want a relationship with Albert, but frankly she's only going to keep herself in that illegitimate position in her life as long as she keeps trying to have a relationship with a man who is constantly rejecting her all the time.


Title: Re: Illegitimate daughter wants to haul King before the courts (Belgium)
Post by: Snokitty on June 18, 2013, 05:48:14 pm
She wants an open acknowledgement of who she is. I see nothing wrong with that and it will be good for her mental well being even if they never have a relationship. Personally I do not view this as her complaining about having it rough.

As far as the money and lifestyle is concerned she has as much right to it as his other children do.


Title: Re: Illegitimate daughter wants to haul King before the courts (Belgium)
Post by: Alexandrine on June 18, 2013, 09:31:51 pm
The funniest thing about this is that she is not making Laurent take the DNA test. So she is also making people remember that Laurent is rumoured to be not the son of Albert.  :June:


Title: Re: Belgian Royal Family: News & Pictures
Post by: Snokitty on June 19, 2013, 12:18:01 am
http://www.newmyroyals.com/2013/06/belgian-royal-family.html
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Belgian Royal Family  hosted a reception for ambassadors and their spouses at the Royal Palace


Title: Re: Illegitimate daughter wants to haul King before the courts (Belgium)
Post by: Snokitty on June 19, 2013, 11:51:39 am
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/royal-family-affair-artist-demands-dna-to-prove-shes-kings-daughter-8664050.html

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Delphine Boël’s art says it all: a neon sculpture spells out the words “Love Child” alongside a crown askew on a red heart. Another text work in colourful crepe appears to be a blunter message to King Albert II, the Belgian monarch she claims is her father: “F*** You I Exist”.

Now the British-educated artist has launched a court battle to obtain DNA from the sovereign and his family in a bid to prove her claim. Ms Boël, a 45-year-old Belgian who studied at the Chelsea College of Art, claims she is the product of an affair in the 1960s between King Albert and the Belgian aristocrat, Baroness Sybille de Selys Longchamps.

While King Albert has never publicly acknowledged Ms Boël as his child, Belgian media interpreted a speech he gave in 1999 referring to a “crisis” in his marriage 30 years ago as a tacit admission of a relationship with the Baroness. Ms Boël bears a resemblance to the 79-year-old King, who has three children with Queen Paola.

In action launched on Monday and confirmed by the Royal Palace today, Ms Boël has asked a court to call King Albert, his heir Prince Philippe, and his daughter Princess Astrid, in the hope of then demanding blood samples from them.

A first hearing has been set for 25 June. “I am deeply saddened, but I believe blood can work wonders,” Ms Boël was quoted as saying on the Flanders News website. She has previously said she wishes to have a normal relationship with the King.

One Belgian legal expert told the public broadcaster RTBF that Ms Boël’s request would probably be refused while the King remains on the throne, as his position shields him from legal action which interferes with his duties. His children, however, are not offered the same protection. Allegations of an affair and the existence of a royal love child were first aired in 1999 in an unauthorised biography of Queen Paola. The book shattered the air of media secrecy surrounding the royal family, and the Belgian press tracked Ms Boël down.

I guess this is why she named the child that is more likely to be his.   :dontknow:


Title: Re: Illegitimate daughter wants to haul King before the courts (Belgium)
Post by: berlin on June 23, 2013, 08:39:04 pm
Delphine should read a history book about how other royal bastards have been treated.  And go on with her life, as long as she gets her fair share of the money of course.


Title: Re: Illegitimate daughter wants to haul King before the courts (Belgium)
Post by: Kuei Fei on June 24, 2013, 01:22:42 pm
You know, her stepfather raised her and provided for her and likely would have left her something, but her stepfather disinherited her some time ago as Delphine has gotten more and more involved in making Albert recognize her. As for royal illegitimate children, I believe that they have done well in the past, but Delphine has the ability to make her life a good one and she should just back off. A lot of kids go without parents who treat them as a legitimate part of their lives and I believe that she's just making things harder on herself.

Interestingly she had Albert in her life for the first ten years and ended up having more than Philippe and Astrid did during this time. One minute she wants recognition, now she is dragging Philippe and Astrid into it.


Title: Re: Illegitimate daughter wants to haul King before the courts (Belgium)
Post by: Snokitty on June 24, 2013, 10:15:34 pm
She is the only one who can decide what is best for her and what she can accept & tolerate. Apparently she feels an open recognition is what is best for her.

Phillipe & Astrid are involved because of their Father.

She has a right to want recognition and if someone else wants to live their life without it then that would be their choice but she feels differently.


Title: Re: Illegitimate daughter wants to haul King before the courts (Belgium)
Post by: Alexandrine on June 25, 2013, 09:41:46 pm


Delphine deserves to know who is her parent and be recognized.

But it's too casual they did it now when the Boel foundation has no money.  :June:

I'm all in favour of her doing this and if Albert has a problem he should have thought it before.  :P

Read the thread http://members3.boardhost.com/Beneluxroyal/msg/1371537076.html a post explains that he lived with them for years until Baldouin made him come back to Paola (made Paola to stop affairs too). Delphine never had Boel as a father.


Title: Re: Illegitimate daughter wants to haul King before the courts (Belgium)
Post by: Snokitty on June 26, 2013, 05:05:24 am
http://www.gettyimages.com/Search/Search.aspx?EventId=171661990&EditorialProduct=Royalty


Title: Re: Illegitimate daughter wants to haul King before the courts (Belgium)
Post by: Kuei Fei on June 29, 2013, 06:33:19 pm
She is the only one who can decide what is best for her and what she can accept & tolerate. Apparently she feels an open recognition is what is best for her.

Phillipe & Astrid are involved because of their Father.

She has a right to want recognition and if someone else wants to live their life without it then that would be their choice but she feels differently.

Hauling Philippe and Astrid is just petty and in some ways, pointless.

Let her get recognition, but that should be all.

None of this is Philippe and Astrid's fault and they should be left out of all of it.


Title: Re: Illegitimate daughter wants to haul King before the courts (Belgium)
Post by: Snokitty on June 29, 2013, 08:06:57 pm
It may not be Phillipe & Astrid's fault but neither is it her fault. I don't see why comprehension of the fact that they both have the same DNA as her is the reason for them being involved is so hard. She needs their DNA for the court case.   8)

It is all the Fathers fault so if someone should be blamed he is the guilty party.


Title: Re: Illegitimate daughter wants to haul King before the courts (Belgium)
Post by: berlin on June 30, 2013, 01:51:16 am
Her mother is equally to blame too.


Title: Re: Illegitimate daughter wants to haul King before the courts (Belgium)
Post by: Snokitty on June 30, 2013, 03:00:25 am
Since her Mother did raise her and share her own personal lifestyle with her I would say that the blame is not equal. The Mother fulfilled her obligations but the Father didn't.


Title: Re: Illegitimate daughter wants to haul King before the courts (Belgium)
Post by: Tatiana on June 30, 2013, 05:07:12 am
She wants an open acknowledgement of who she is. I see nothing wrong with that and it will be good for her mental well being even if they never have a relationship. Personally I do not view this as her complaining about having it rough.

As far as the money and lifestyle is concerned she has as much right to it as his other children do.

 Quite Agree, and it's important that a Father acknowledge his children, not the "proper" ones.

 Men have been getting away with this crap for too long .. just sayin... :bat:


Title: Re: Illegitimate daughter wants to haul King before the courts (Belgium)
Post by: Kuei Fei on June 30, 2013, 06:00:10 am
Since her Mother did raise her and share her own personal lifestyle with her I would say that the blame is not equal. The Mother fulfilled her obligations but the Father didn't.

Delphine had a legal father, a billionaire, who raised her as well and in good comfort.


Title: Re: Illegitimate daughter wants to haul King before the courts (Belgium)
Post by: Snokitty on June 30, 2013, 12:39:25 pm
She could have had 40 other Fathers and it wouldn't mean that she does not have the right for recognition from the one that she was created by.


Title: Re: Belgian Royal Family: News & Pictures
Post by: Snokitty on July 02, 2013, 12:20:51 am
http://www.newmyroyals.com/2013/07/crown-prince-philippe-and-crown.html
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Crown Prince Philippe and Crown Princess Mathilde  visit the 150 th anniversary of the Royal Belgian Sailing Club in Zeebrugge


Title: Re: Illegitimate daughter wants to haul King before the courts (Belgium)
Post by: Kuei Fei on July 04, 2013, 03:34:00 am
Now that Albert has abdicated, I wonder how this will affect Delphine's case?

Philippe will not be forced to appear and submit to a DNA test and that leaves Astrid, but Philippe might arrange something.


Title: Re: Illegitimate daughter wants to haul King before the courts (Belgium)
Post by: Duchess Georgiana on July 04, 2013, 06:51:03 am
It may not be Phillipe & Astrid's fault but neither is it her fault. I don't see why comprehension of the fact that they both have the same DNA as her is the reason for them being involved is so hard. She needs their DNA for the court case.   8)

It is all the Fathers fault so if someone should be blamed he is the guilty party.

Snokitty, I fully agree with everything you've said. Why is it wrong for a child born out of wedlock wanting the biological father's legal recognition once he/she finds out who he is? I actually think King Albert's behavior towards this woman is deplorable.  bignono Men who can't step up top the plate should refrain from fooling around, plain and simple. I don't care if it's the King of England or any other celebrity, I would have done the same had I been in her shoes. Hats off to Prince Albert of Monaco, who accepted his illegitimate children with finesse  :thumbsup:  


Title: Re: Illegitimate daughter wants to haul King before the courts (Belgium)
Post by: berlin on July 04, 2013, 08:03:19 am
Well in Albert of Monaco's case, it took years and alot of legal and media pressure for him to recognize his kids.


Title: Re: Illegitimate daughter wants to haul King before the courts (Belgium)
Post by: Tatiana on July 04, 2013, 10:43:43 pm
 Albert is and always was an Arse.


Title: Re: Illegitimate daughter wants to haul King before the courts (Belgium)
Post by: Kuei Fei on July 05, 2013, 12:54:50 am
Well in Albert of Monaco's case, it took years and alot of legal and media pressure for him to recognize his kids.

But Albert Grimaldi was privately supporting them, paying for his daughter's school fees and paying Alexandre's mother a lot to live in a posh place and support the son. Second, he has a relationship, but it depends on how the mothers behave; if they blab to the press, he'll withdraw communication and for a while Alexandre's mother was all over the magazines and giving interviews and posing for photoshoots and making a huge fuss of it.


Title: Re: Belgian Royal Family: News & Pictures
Post by: Snokitty on July 09, 2013, 01:09:16 am
http://www.newmyroyals.com/2013/07/belgian-royal-family.html

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King Albert, Queen Paola, Crown Princess Mathilde and Crown Prince Philippe attended a reception at the Royal Castle in Laeken, Brussels for the members of the comity for institutional reforms


Title: Re: Belgian Royal Family: News & Pictures
Post by: Snokitty on July 13, 2013, 12:59:46 am
http://www.newmyroyals.com/2013/07/belgian-royal-family-atend-reception.html
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Belgian Royal Family attend a reception at the royal castle in Laeken for the Minister-Presidents of the regions and communities during the reign of King Albert


Title: Re: Belgian Royal Family: News & Pictures
Post by: Vesper on July 13, 2013, 02:48:44 pm
My favorite couple will be King and Queen soon! 8)


Title: Re: Belgian Royal Family: News & Pictures
Post by: Snokitty on July 13, 2013, 05:08:24 pm
 :thumbsup:   :bouncy:   :loveshower:


Title: Re: Belgian Royal Family: News & Pictures
Post by: Snokitty on July 19, 2013, 02:07:48 am
http://www.newmyroyals.com/2013/07/crown-princess-mathilde.html
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Crown Princess Mathilde has visited the House of Colours in Vosselaar

Crown Princess Mathilde visit a fashion exhibition  in Brussels.


Title: Re: Belgian Royal Family: News & Pictures
Post by: Snokitty on July 20, 2013, 10:28:21 pm
http://www.newmyroyals.com/2013/07/belgian-royal-family-attend-concert.html


Title: Re: Belgian Royal Family: News & Pictures
Post by: Snokitty on July 23, 2013, 12:41:40 am
http://www.newmyroyals.com/2013/07/its-boy-for-duke-and-duchess-of.html

New official portraits of King Philippe and Queen Mathilde

http://www.newmyroyals.com/2013/07/queen-mathilde.html

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Queen Mathilde had her first audience today, with ten children who came to deliver pictures made by children to congratulate the new King and Queen


Title: Re: Belgian Royal Family: News & Pictures
Post by: Vesper on July 23, 2013, 01:23:42 am
 :thankyou:

WOW! It doesn't get more regal than this. :flower:


Title: Re: Belgian Royal Family: News & Pictures
Post by: lucia on July 23, 2013, 05:24:51 pm
They look great


Title: Re: Belgian Royal Family: News & Pictures
Post by: benign on July 24, 2013, 05:11:02 am
http://www.newmyroyals.com/2013/07/its-boy-for-duke-and-duchess-of.html

New official portraits of King Philippe and Queen Mathilde

http://www.newmyroyals.com/2013/07/queen-mathilde.html

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Queen Mathilde had her first audience today, with ten children who came to deliver pictures made by children to congratulate the new King and Queen
OMG, Mathilde gorgeous so regal looking and whoever did their portraits did a great job especially the backdrop.


Title: Re: Belgian Royal Family: News & Pictures
Post by: Snokitty on July 25, 2013, 12:59:42 am
http://www.newmyroyals.com/2013/07/new-photos-of-king-philippe-and-his.html

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Queen Mathilde and King Philippe on holiday in France with their children


Title: Re: Belgian Royal Family: News & Pictures
Post by: Snokitty on July 27, 2013, 10:46:58 am
http://theroyalpost.com/2012/02/16/future-queens-of-europe-princess-elisabeth-of-belgium/
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Princess Elisabeth is now ten years old; she’s the cutie at the forefront of the picture to the left. Her other siblings are Prince Gabriel (born in 2003), Prince Emmanuel (born in 2005), and Princess Eleonore (born in 2008).

She was born in the Brussels municipality of Anderlecht on October 25, 2001. Her full name is Her Royal Highness Princess Elisabeth Therese Marie Helene of Belgium.

Princess Elisabeth’s parents are Princess Mathilde (wearer of one of our favourite all time royal wedding dresses) and Prince Philippe. They are also known as the Duke and Duchess of Brabant. Belgium was one of the first European countries to amend their laws to succession so that the first born child of the heir, regardless of gender, is next in line to the throne. Princess Elisabeth is consequently second in line to the throne ahead of her younger brothers.

Interestingly, it has been a Belgian tradition that the first son of the heir apparent be titled Count Hainaut. Consequently when Princess Elisabeth was born it was expected that she would be styled ‘Countess Hainut’ but instead the title was abolished along with the courtesy titles Count of Flanders and Prince of Liege.  The Belgians certainly have some different traditions when it comes to titles. One fun fact is that one month before Princess Mathilde’s December 1999 wedding to Prince Philippe, she was created a Princess of Belgium in her own right. The  Order was put into effect on the date of the wedding. The reason all of this went down was that the wife of a Belgian prince used to receive this title automatically, but a special Order is now required. She’s not the only one who acquired a title; Mathilde’s father and mother were given the title of Count and Countess and her two uncles were also elevated to the rank of Count. Can’t imagine the British royals taking that tradition up, can you??


Title: Re: Belgian Royal Family: News & Pictures
Post by: berlin on July 28, 2013, 01:44:58 am
So is Elisabeth the Duchess of Brabant now?


Title: Re: Belgian Royal Family: News & Pictures
Post by: Vesper on July 29, 2013, 01:48:02 am
Yes, I think so.


Title: Re: Belgian Royal Family: News & Pictures
Post by: Nighthawk on August 23, 2013, 06:07:00 am
King Albert stands accused by ex lover
http://gpdhome.typepad.com/royalblognl_news_summary/2013/08/king-albert-stands-accused-by-ex-lover.html
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Baroness Sybille De Selys Longchamps kept her peace for as long as her former lover Albert was King of the Belgians. When she agreed to be filmed and interviewed for a documentary she stipulated that it could not be broadcast till Albert's death or abdication, whichever would come first. The King abdicated on July 21 and the documentary will be shown in two instalments early September.

shame that some men no matter what position they have in life can't keep it in their pants while they're still married  :thumbsdown:


Title: Re: Belgian Royal Family: News & Pictures
Post by: YooperModerator on August 29, 2013, 01:50:19 pm
Hey he's a sex...euh sax-coburg ya know..nomen est omen and all that lol


Title: Re: Belgian Royal Family: News & Pictures
Post by: Snokitty on September 02, 2013, 09:59:22 pm
http://www.newmyroyals.com/2013/09/king-philippe-and-queen-mathilde-attend.html
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King Philippe and Queen Mathilde attended the historical religious procession Hanswijk Cavalcade through the streets of Mechelen.


Title: Re: Belgian Royal Family: News & Pictures
Post by: Nighthawk on October 15, 2013, 05:50:19 pm
Queen Mathilde of Belgium flexes her fashion muscles in daring fluffy yellow coat straight off the runway

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2459134/Queen-Mathilde-Belgium-flexes-fashion-muscles-yellow-

omg burn it! that's an awful color, big bird anyone...talk about wanting to stand out in the crowd.  That jacket will do it

horrible


Title: Re: Belgian Royal Family: News & Pictures
Post by: Fly on the wall on November 08, 2013, 06:29:16 pm
Europe's new queens Maxima and Mathilde turn heads in The Hague


Elegant Queen Mathilde joined her equally stylish royal counterpart Queen Maxima on Friday as the Belgian royals began an official visit to The Netherlands.

This is the foursome's first official meeting since they became Europe's most recently crowned couples.

Mathilde, 40, chose a vibrant fuchsia dress and matching hat as she and her husband King Philippe were met by Maxima and King Willem-Alexander at Noordeinde Palace in The Hague.

http://www.hellomagazine.com/royalty/2013110815558/queen-mathilde-visits-queen-maxima-netherlands/


video
http://nos.nl/koningshuis/video/572484-belgisch-koningspaar-bezoekt-willemalexander-en-maxima.html


Title: Re: Belgian Royal Family: News & Pictures
Post by: Fly on the wall on November 11, 2013, 04:43:34 am
Belgium’s Former King Wants a Raise

The former king of Belgium says his yearly state allowance of more than $1 million just isn’t cutting it.

Albert II, who abdicated in July in favor of his son, pulls in 923,000 Euros ($1.25 million), down from the 11.5 million Euro tax-free allowance he was granted as king, according to local media reports. The government still pays for a team of 11 aides — but not for his official residence or luxury yacht.



Read more: Ex-King Albert II of Belgium Says He's Not Paid Enough | TIME.com http://world.time.com/2013/11/07/belgiums-former-king-wants-a-raise/#ixzz2kJDoumX3


Title: Re: Belgian Royal Family: News & Pictures
Post by: terrajoule on November 11, 2013, 07:04:59 am
^Oh?! Really?! Smh.  :bored:


Title: Re: Belgian Royal Family: News & Pictures
Post by: YooperModerator on November 27, 2013, 01:21:28 am
Aww I feel so sorry for him...NOT!  :thumbsdown:
Gosh are all royals just greedy like bankers? this is such a downer!
I thought he was a nice guy but this is just blech!
Everybody has to make do with less when they retire you idiot!
Stop moaning and downscale your already over the top luxurious lifestyle like all other pensioners!

Or perhaps you should have saved a little when you had your high income from us taxpayers you have no right asking even more from us now that where paying for your son's job!  :angry:


Title: Re: Belgian Royal Family: News & Pictures
Post by: Fly on the wall on November 29, 2013, 09:52:59 pm
King Philippe and Queen Mathilde received members of the B-Fast team who gave emergency assistance to the victims of the Haiyan typhoon in the Philippines
http://www.newmyroyals.com/2013/11/king-philippe-and-queen-mathilde_28.html



Title: Re: Belgian Royal Family: News & Pictures
Post by: Fly on the wall on December 02, 2013, 09:52:33 pm
King Philippe and Queen Mathilde Visit Luxembourg
http://www.newmyroyals.com/2013/12/king-philippe-and-queen-mathilde-visit.html


Title: Re: Belgian Royal Family: News & Pictures
Post by: Fly on the wall on December 08, 2013, 02:14:52 am
Queen Mathilde visited the "Benji Center" and attended a reception with the Belgian community in Hong Kong.
http://www.newmyroyals.com/2013/12/queen-mathilde-in-hong-kong_7.html


Title: Re: Belgian Royal Family: News & Pictures
Post by: Fly on the wall on December 25, 2013, 05:14:18 am
First Christmas speech of King Philippe of Belgium


http://www.newmyroyals.com/2013/12/first-christmas-speech-of-king-philip.html


Title: Re: Belgian Royal Family: News & Pictures
Post by: Nighthawk on December 25, 2013, 10:21:31 am
thank you fly :flower:


Title: Re: Belgian Royal Family: News & Pictures
Post by: Nighthawk on January 21, 2014, 05:53:43 pm
Happy Birthday Queen Mathilde: ten facts about the Belgium royal
http://ca.hellomagazine.com/royalty/2014012016599/queen-mathilde-belgium-royal-ten-facts/

 :bday-bash:


Title: Re: Belgian Royal Family: News & Pictures
Post by: Nighthawk on January 28, 2014, 12:52:24 pm
Former Belgian king 'boycotting' public events after complaining £760,000 is not enough to live on
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/belgium/10599272/Former-Belgian-king-boycotting-public-events-after-complaining-760000-is-not-enough-to-live-on.html
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Belgium's former king is failing to make public appearances amid a bitter row over cuts to his allowances and his complaint he cannot pay the bills for his castle and yacht


 :sob: poor dear...why not live like most of the people do who make less than 40,000 a year.....then whine about how you can't make payments on your yacht...damn you wouldn't have one


Title: Re: Belgian Royal Family: News & Pictures
Post by: Fly on the wall on January 29, 2014, 08:26:42 pm
 King Philippe and Queen Mathilde Host a New Year’s Reception
King Philippe and Queen Mathilde hosted a new year's reception at the Royal Palace in Brussels

http://www.newmyroyals.com/2014/01/king-philippe-and-queen-mathilde-host.html


Title: Re: Belgian Royal Family: News & Pictures
Post by: Fly on the wall on February 07, 2014, 07:05:54 pm
King Philippe and Queen Mathilde visit President Fancois Hollande of France at the Elysee palace in Paris
http://www.newmyroyals.com/2014/02/king-philippe-and-queen-mathilde-visit.html


Title: Prince Amedeo of Belgium engaged
Post by: beline on February 15, 2014, 01:42:15 pm
Prince Amedeo of Belgium, Archduke of Austria-Este, the 28-year-old nephew of King Philippe of Belgium is engaged to Elisabetta Maria Rosboch von Wolkenstein.  :bouncy:

http://monarchie.be/fr/actuel/agenda/archives/fiancailles-de-son-altesse-royale-le-prince-amedeo-avec-mademoiselle-elisabet

Amedeo is the son of Princess Astrid of Belgium and Archduke Lorenzo of Austria-Este. His bride is the daughter of an Italian Countess and has paternal ancestors from German nobility.


Title: Re: Prince Amedeo of Belgium engaged
Post by: Fly on the wall on February 15, 2014, 02:07:05 pm
Yay  :bouncy:


Title: Re: Prince Amedeo of Belgium engaged
Post by: Vesper on February 15, 2014, 02:18:14 pm
I'm out of the running then :tehe:.

 :loveshower: I'm so happy for them, congrats!


Title: Prince Amedeo of Belgium and Elisabetta Rosboch engaged
Post by: caribbean_lady on February 15, 2014, 03:21:44 pm
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"Their Royal Highnesses Prince Astrid and Prince Lorenz announce with great pleasure the engagement of His Royal Highness Prince Amedeo with Miss Elisabetta Maria Rosboch von Wolkenstein"


https://twitter.com/WDehandschutter/status/434630908520701952/photo/1/large


 :loveshower: It's official!

Congrats to the couple! We have a new royal wedding this year!


Title: Re: Prince Amedeo of Belgium and Elisabetta Rosboch engaged
Post by: Queen of the Hill on February 15, 2014, 06:13:11 pm
 :bye: :wed: :NOwhy: :cry:


Title: Re: Prince Amedeo of Belgium engaged
Post by: Queen of the Hill on February 15, 2014, 06:16:03 pm
 :sob: :bye: :NOwhy: :cry: ...


Title: Re: Prince Amedeo of Belgium engaged
Post by: Kuei Fei on February 15, 2014, 06:35:44 pm
I'm out of the running then :tehe:.

 :loveshower: I'm so happy for them, congrats!

He

Didn't

Deserve

You


Title: Re: Prince Amedeo of Belgium engaged
Post by: Vesper on February 15, 2014, 06:48:04 pm
^ :BFF: That's so sweet! Oh, wait... was that a compliment or a I'm not worthy? I'll take it as a compliment. :flower:

I think he's a very well rounded and grounded young man, and I hope they will be happy in their life together. Lucky, lucky girl!


Title: Re: Prince Amedeo of Belgium engaged
Post by: cate1949 on February 15, 2014, 06:51:42 pm
oh the sound of hearts breaking all over the world - or at least Europe and NYC. 


Title: Re: Prince Amedeo of Belgium engaged
Post by: Vesper on February 15, 2014, 06:53:45 pm
^And most particularly... MINE.  :sob:


Title: Re: Prince Amedeo of Belgium engaged
Post by: Queen of the Hill on February 15, 2014, 06:57:34 pm
Oh well, there is noone left for me to lust after.  I guess this is a sign that I am getting old... Anyways, looking forward to the wedding...  :goodluck:


Title: Re: Prince Amedeo of Belgium engaged
Post by: Nighthawk on February 15, 2014, 06:58:54 pm
congrats to them, will be nice to see another royal wedding...can't really get enough of them to be honest...only missed one royal wedding in the past 3 years and this will not be one of them :thumbsup:


Title: Re: Prince Amedeo of Belgium engaged
Post by: Vesper on February 15, 2014, 07:18:40 pm
Here is a great picture of the couple. God he's gorgeous!

http://www.newmyroyals.com/2014/02/prince-amedeo-engaged-to-elisabetta.html


Title: Re: Prince Amedeo of Belgium engaged
Post by: Kuei Fei on February 15, 2014, 07:23:54 pm
^ :BFF: That's so sweet! Oh, wait... was that a compliment or a I'm not worthy? I'll take it as a compliment. :flower:

I think he's a very well rounded and grounded young man, and I hope they will be happy in their life together. Lucky, lucky girl!

It's a compliment telling you that he wasn't good enough, he didn't deserve to have you.


Title: Re: Prince Amedeo of Belgium engaged
Post by: Vesper on February 15, 2014, 07:27:44 pm
 :thankyou:  kisss

It's snowing here so I think I'm going to have a cup of hot coco to go with my broken heart. :tehe:


Title: Re: Prince Amedeo of Belgium engaged
Post by: Queen of the Hill on February 15, 2014, 07:30:33 pm
^^^  Elizabetta is a natural beauty. They look good together.


Title: Re: Prince Amedeo of Belgium engaged
Post by: cate1949 on February 15, 2014, 08:08:39 pm
they both are a handsome couple - but he really is a looker.  No Windsor genes in that man!  LOL! 

Vesper - snowing again here too - 14 inches on Thursday and now another predicted 4 today.  Need more than hot chocolate


Title: Re: Prince Amedeo of Belgium engaged
Post by: Snowdrop on February 15, 2014, 08:27:50 pm
Here is a great picture of the couple. God he's gorgeous!

http://www.newmyroyals.com/2014/02/prince-amedeo-engaged-to-elisabetta.html

OMG I've gone weak at the knees :o


Title: Re: Prince Amedeo of Belgium engaged
Post by: Vesper on February 15, 2014, 08:33:53 pm
^ :flirt: Oh, yes!

they both are a handsome couple - but he really is a looker.  No Windsor genes in that man!  LOL!

None whatsoever, for one thing, he has a nice thick bed of hair and no bald spot. :laugh: :laugh:

Vesper - snowing again here too - 14 inches on Thursday and now another predicted 4 today.  Need more than hot chocolate

I'm so sick of the snow that I'm fit to be tied. Lucky, I'm starting a wonderful new book and this is the perfect weather for it.


Title: Re: Prince Amedeo of Belgium engaged
Post by: Vesper on February 16, 2014, 04:08:17 pm
Sorry for the double post. Official pictures of the engagement released today:

Official Engagement Photos of Prince Amedeo &Elisabetta Rosboch von Wolkenstein
Today, official photo session on the occasion of engagement between  Prince Amedeo and  Elisabetta Rosboch von Wolkenstein took place at Schonenberg residence in Brussels.

http://www.newmyroyals.com/2014/02/official-engagement-photos-of-prince.html


Title: Re: Prince Amedeo of Belgium engaged
Post by: Alexandrine on February 16, 2014, 04:14:03 pm
Isn't it a bit strange that Claire is there but not her husband? At first I thought none of them were there and only the kids were. Or am I not seeing Laurent?

Elisabetta looks the typical belgium/lux bride.


Title: Re: Prince Amedeo of Belgium engaged
Post by: Vesper on February 16, 2014, 04:18:56 pm
^I heard that he came late, but he was there. I'm more curious about the look of Queen Paola. She doesn't look well.


Title: Re: Prince Amedeo of Belgium engaged
Post by: Alexandrine on February 16, 2014, 04:21:25 pm
^Well since she cut her hair she looks weird. Do you think the cut is because of an illness? Not heard anything about it.

But it's strange about Laurent as there are rumours about Claire and him.


Title: Re: Prince Amedeo of Belgium engaged
Post by: Vesper on February 16, 2014, 04:27:22 pm
^I don't know, but maybe it's just that the haircut doesn't look good on her. As for Laurent and Claire, I heard there were gossip about the marriage being in trouble, but who knows. I'll never understand what she saw in him to begin with.


Title: Re: Prince Amedeo of Belgium engaged
Post by: Alexandrine on February 16, 2014, 04:48:24 pm
^Me, either. But everyone has their taste.


Title: Re: Prince Amedeo of Belgium engaged
Post by: Queen of the Hill on February 17, 2014, 07:35:17 pm
Sorry for the double post. Official pictures of the engagement released today:

Official Engagement Photos of Prince Amedeo &Elisabetta Rosboch von Wolkenstein
Today, official photo session on the occasion of engagement between  Prince Amedeo and  Elisabetta Rosboch von Wolkenstein took place at Schonenberg residence in Brussels.

http://www.newmyroyals.com/2014/02/official-engagement-photos-of-prince.html

Thank you :thankyou: I love the pictures.


Title: Re: Prince Amedeo of Belgium engaged
Post by: cate1949 on February 17, 2014, 07:42:31 pm
great pics - thanks - he looks so happy - just beaming - argh!  but good for them - best wishes for the couple


Title: Re: Prince Amedeo of Belgium engaged
Post by: Queen of the Hill on February 17, 2014, 07:46:02 pm
 :sob: cate  :there: :hug: I know, I know...  :bye:  :flower: Let's take a deep breathe  :sob:


Title: Re: Prince Amedeo of Belgium engaged
Post by: Vesper on February 17, 2014, 07:48:58 pm
Break into singing "I Will Survive" :tehe: :tehe: How could he leave me for another... :June:



Title: Re: Prince Amedeo of Belgium engaged
Post by: Queen of the Hill on February 17, 2014, 08:08:29 pm
^ :tehe: I guess I will have to join...


Title: Re: Belgian Royal Family: News & Pictures
Post by: Fly on the wall on February 18, 2014, 02:55:45 am
King Philippe and Queen Mathilde Visit Germany

http://www.newmyroyals.com/2014/02/king-philippe-and-queen-mathilde-visit_17.html


Title: Re: Belgian Royal Family: News & Pictures
Post by: Fly on the wall on February 21, 2014, 02:43:19 am
King Philippe and Queen Mathilde Visit İtaly

http://www.newmyroyals.com/2014/02/king-philippe-and-queen-mathilde-visit_20.html


Title: Re: Prince Amedeo of Belgium engaged
Post by: MOSAIC on February 21, 2014, 05:32:55 pm

January 21, Prince Amadeo of Belgium cebrates his 28th birthday.  Hope we get some photographs of any celebrations.
Three days ago Feb. 18, was the 30th birthday of the Hereditary Duchess Stephanie of Luxembourg.
Congratulations to both.  :bouncy:


Title: Re: Belgian Royal Family: News & Pictures
Post by: Fly on the wall on February 27, 2014, 10:39:06 pm
King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of Belgium visit Medialaan (VTM, 2BE, JIM, Vitaya, VTMKZOOM, Q- music, JOE fm) on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the media company
http://www.newmyroyals.com/2014/02/king-philippe-and-queen-mathilde-visit_25.html


Title: Re: Belgian Royal Family: News & Pictures
Post by: Fly on the wall on March 14, 2014, 03:39:41 am
King Philippe and Quen Mathilde Visits London
http://www.newmyroyals.com/2014/03/king-philippe-and-quen-mathilde-visits.html


Title: Re: Belgian Royal Family: News & Pictures
Post by: cate1949 on March 14, 2014, 03:46:15 am
HM looks delighted to be seeing them - they look happy too - love those shoes Mathilde has

But - even in her own home greeting guests - HM has that purse!!  What the heck is in there that she must always have it  ?  The nuke codes?  A gun as her last line of defense in case of attack?  We must find out.


Title: Re: Prince Amedeo of Belgium engaged
Post by: Snokitty on March 16, 2014, 10:18:20 pm
Ella Kay ‏@royaltywithella 8m
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The date is reportedly set for Prince Amedeo of Belgium's wedding: July 3. Mark your calendars and cross your fingers for a bridal tiara!


Title: Re: Belgian Royal Family: News & Pictures
Post by: Snokitty on March 21, 2014, 04:11:42 pm
http://translate.google.com/translate?sl=fr&tl=en&js=n&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.noblesseetroyautes.com%2F2014%2F03%2Flaurent-de-belgique-hospitalise%2F&act=url

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Prince Laurent of Belgium was hospitalized Tuesday in the university clinics Saint Luc in Brussels.
Prince suffer from fatigue and reviews are still ongoing. His health would not however concern.


Title: Prince Laurent of Belgium placed in induced coma
Post by: Snokitty on March 25, 2014, 08:07:13 pm
http://www.wort.lu/en/view/prince-laurent-of-belgium-placed-in-induced-coma-5331b8cde4b040ed386ccf71

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Prince Laurent of Belgium, the daredevil younger brother of King Philippe, has been placed in a medically-induced coma in a Brussels hospital, the palace said Tuesday.

The 50-year-old prince, 11th in line to the throne, was rushed to hospital a week ago suffering from pneumonia and has been "placed in an artificial coma to optimise the treatment", said palace spokesman Pierre-Emmanuel de Bauw.

His condition "is stable", the spokesman added.

King Philippe, the oldest son of Albert II who abdicated in his favour last year, visited Laurent on Monday while Queen Mathilde went to the hospital Tuesday.

Fined several times for speeding and chided for fraternising with African leaders without the government's consent, Laurent has long been considered the "enfant terrible" of the Belgian royal family.

The fast-living prince was hospitalised with internal injuries in February last year after he fell while skiing in Austria.


Title: Re: Belgian Royal Family: News & Pictures
Post by: Snokitty on March 31, 2014, 12:05:13 am
http://www.newmyroyals.com/2014/03/state-visit-from-china-to-belgium-day-1.html

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Chinese President Xi Jinping and his wife Peng Liyuan are currently in Belgium for a two- day official visit.


Title: Re: Belgian Royal Family: News & Pictures
Post by: Fly on the wall on April 03, 2014, 03:12:10 am
State Visit from China to Belgium - Day 2 Dinner
http://www.newmyroyals.com/2014/04/state-visit-from-china-to-belgium-day-2.html


Title: Re: Belgian Royal Family: News & Pictures
Post by: YooperModerator on April 03, 2014, 05:10:50 am
^Shallow observation but Mathilde has the most beautiful skin.


Title: Re: Belgian Royal Family: News & Pictures
Post by: Fly on the wall on April 10, 2014, 05:54:50 pm
King of Belgium’s younger brother 'tried to kill himself during bout of depression that was covered up as PNEUMONIA'
 Reports in Belgium said Prince Laurent’s alleged suicide attempt had been covered up by the royal family
 Claimed the 50-year-old prince was taken to see a psychiatrist on March 21
 Yesterday the royal household continued to deny the story



The King of Belgium’s younger brother tried to kill himself during a bout of depression last month, it was claimed yesterday.
 
Reports in Belgium said Prince Laurent’s suicide attempt had been covered up by the royal family as an attack of pneumonia.
 
The La Capitale newspaper referred to 'persistent rumours' that the 50-year-old prince was on March 21 rushed first to see a psychiatrist in a Brussels hospital before being moved to intensive care, where he was placed in an artificial coma. He was discharged this week.
 
Publications in Flanders, the Dutch-speaking northern half of the country where the royal family is not popular, say Laurent suffers from a form of depression, possibly manic depression.
 
Yesterday the royal household continued to deny the story
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2601007/King-Belgiums-younger-brother-tried-kill-bout-depression-covered-PNEUMONIA.html






Title: Re: Belgian Royal Family: News & Pictures
Post by: Alexandrine on April 10, 2014, 06:08:13 pm
Sadly not surprised.


Title: Re: Belgian Royal Family: News & Pictures
Post by: Fly on the wall on April 30, 2014, 03:41:29 am
King Philippe and Queen Mathilde Visit Sweden

http://www.newmyroyals.com/2014/04/king-philippe-and-queen-mathilde-visit.html


Title: Re: Belgian Royal Family: News & Pictures
Post by: cate1949 on April 30, 2014, 05:02:33 am
thanks Fly - when those continental royals visit each other they always look so friendly and happy to see each other.


Title: Re: Belgian Royal Family: News & Pictures
Post by: Alexandrine on May 01, 2014, 07:41:20 pm
Silvia's wardrobe seems to be stuck on the eighties


Title: Re: Belgian Royal Family: News & Pictures
Post by: Cenona on May 12, 2014, 08:50:13 pm
King Philip is fortunate because his wife Queen Mathilde is very intelligent and  very classy


Title: Re: Belgian Royal Family: News & Pictures
Post by: Fly on the wall on May 20, 2014, 01:39:29 am
King Philippe and Queen Mathilde

http://www.newmyroyals.com/2014/05/king-philippe-and-queen-mathilde.html


Title: Re: Belgian Royal Family: News & Pictures
Post by: cate1949 on May 20, 2014, 02:16:34 am
she looks so youthful there - kids are growing!


Title: Re: Belgian Royal Family: News & Pictures
Post by: Nighthawk on May 21, 2014, 10:42:22 am
Prince Laurent appointed UN ambassador
http://www.xpats.com/prince-laurent-appointed-un-ambassador#.U3syuav-sYk.twitter
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Prince Laurent has accepted a mission as goodwill ambassador for the FAO, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, confirms a spokesperson for the Belgian Royal Family.

The news comes shortly after Prince Laurent’s emergency hospitalisation in Brussels on March 21. The Prince awoke from a coma on April 8, and was released the following day. If his health permits, the prince will travel to Rome for four days at the end of June as part of his new mission.

The FAO is a UN agency that is committed to social and economic progress for all, and proper management of the world’s natural resources.


Title: Re: Belgian Royal Family: News & Pictures
Post by: Rosella on May 21, 2014, 11:38:55 am
It's said that Laurent has been suffering from severe depression. Hope this position gives him and Claire a new start.


Title: Re: Belgian Royal Family: News & Pictures
Post by: Fly on the wall on May 26, 2014, 10:16:36 pm
King Filip has accepted PM Elio Di Rupo's resignation

Belgium's federal Prime Minister Elio Di Rupo tendered the resignation of his six-party coalition government to King Filip at the royal palace in Brussels on Monday

The palace has let it be known that the king has accepted his premier's resignation following Sunday's general election.

It was shortly after 11am that the prime minister arrived at the royal palace to tender his government's resignation, the custom in Belgium on the day after the general election.

At 12:08 the palace released a communique announcing that King Filip had accepted the resignation.

Prime Minister Elio Di Rupo's team stays on in the job until a new government can be sworn in.

 The outgoing government will manage affairs already in course, but cannot start any new initiatives.

Following his meeting with the Prime Minister King Filip is now free to start taking political soundings about the best way ahead.

The king will speak with political leaders to learn who they believe he should appoint to start the government formation process.

It is widely accepted that King Filip will first appoint an informateur whose job it will be to find out who is best placed to become formateur and form the next federal government.

An informateur could be in the job within days, but last time round Belgium did break the record for the longest government formation talks in the entire world.
http://www.expatica.com/be/news/belgian-news/King-Filip-has-accepted-PM-Elio-Di-Rupos-resignation-_293603.html


Belgian PM hands in resignation after defeat in elections

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sfxG8DNO-ME&feature=youtube_gdata


Title: Re: Belgian Royal Family: News & Pictures
Post by: Alexandrine on July 04, 2014, 10:53:51 pm
the royal wedding is this weekend no?


Title: Re: Belgian Royal Family: News & Pictures
Post by: Vesper on July 04, 2014, 11:20:26 pm
Yes!


Title: Re: Belgian Royal Family: News & Pictures
Post by: Alexandrine on July 04, 2014, 11:23:25 pm
good, at last we have a royal wedding! Hope there are nice pics.


Title: Re: Belgian Royal Family: News & Pictures
Post by: Nighthawk on July 05, 2014, 08:16:28 pm
^^ the pictures here look wonderful :flower:

Here's two Belgians who DIDN'T watch the game... Prince Amedeo of Belgium weds Elisabetta Maria Rosboch von Wolkenstein in elegant Italian ceremony


 http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2681745/Heres-two-Belgians-DIDNT-watch-game-Prince-Amedeo-Belgium-weds-Elisabetta-Maria-Rosboch-von-Wolkenstein-elegant-Italian-ceremony.html#ixzz36ch0SgFc


Congrats to the couple....the Bride looks stunning (gags as this word is over used on some other royals) the Dress is beautiful although I don't care for all the lace at the top of her gown.




Title: Re: Belgian Royal Family: News & Pictures
Post by: YooperModerator on July 05, 2014, 08:32:09 pm
^Beautiful bride with the most important accessory; a perfectly happy and natural smile.  Love her understated makeup. 

There's always an 'however' and I do agree that the neckline lace could've been nixed.  If I hold up my hand and have that a clean line instead of more lace, it's a tad more regal but what the heck, the swiss dotting is refreshing!


Title: Re: Belgian Royal Family: News & Pictures
Post by: Nighthawk on July 05, 2014, 08:34:09 pm
totally agree Yooper with everything you just stated :flower:



Title: Re: Belgian Royal Family: News & Pictures
Post by: Fly on the wall on July 06, 2014, 02:55:55 am
Princess Beatrice arrives at the Basilica di Santa Maria in Trastevere for the wedding of Prince Amedeo of Belgium & Elisabetta Maria Rosboch von Wolkenstein
http://royaltyspeaking.tumblr.com/


Title: Re: Belgian Royal Family: News & Pictures
Post by: YooperModerator on July 06, 2014, 03:02:20 am
^Bea looks great.  Maybe it's time for taking on sunglasses as a regular accessory.  It upgrades her considerably. 


Title: Re: Belgian Royal Family: News & Pictures
Post by: Nighthawk on July 06, 2014, 02:14:12 pm
here are some more photo's of the beautiful bride and groom

http://www.newmyroyals.com/2014/07/wedding-of-prince-amedeo-and-elisabetta.html


so happy to see such a wonderful union...these two truly do look "so in love" again congrats to this happy couple may the have years and years of happiness together


Title: Re: Belgian Royal Family: News & Pictures
Post by: YooperModerator on July 06, 2014, 02:24:54 pm
^Aren't they just simply adorable?!  So uplifting to see a couple just beyond thrilled on their wedding day.  Best of luck!   :flower:


Title: Re: Belgian Royal Family: News & Pictures
Post by: Nighthawk on July 06, 2014, 02:31:05 pm
totally adorable ....I'm disappointed that I wasn't actually there....this wedding for me would have been a joy to watch


Title: Re: Belgian Royal Family: News & Pictures
Post by: benign on July 06, 2014, 08:19:09 pm
here are some more photo's of the beautiful bride and groom

http://www.newmyroyals.com/2014/07/wedding-of-prince-amedeo-and-elisabetta.html


so happy to see such a wonderful union...these two truly do look "so in love" again congrats to this happy couple may the have years and years of happiness together
yes they do. the bride looked gorgeous and happy..


Title: Re: Belgian Royal Family: News & Pictures
Post by: cate1949 on July 06, 2014, 08:34:11 pm
lovely - best wishes to them -


Title: Re: Belgian Royal Family: News & Pictures
Post by: Vesper on July 06, 2014, 11:36:04 pm
My Amedeo is off the market :sob:. Seriously, they look so happy and natural and it's so wonderful to see! I also wish them a life of happiness.




Title: Re: Belgian Royal Family: News & Pictures
Post by: Alexandrine on July 10, 2014, 02:40:29 pm
The dress was really beautiful. One of the best by Valentino.


Title: Re: Belgian Royal Family: News & Pictures
Post by: Fly on the wall on July 13, 2014, 06:15:42 pm
King  Philippe ,Queen Mathilde and their children yesterday participated in a photo session at the Sealife National Marine Park in Blankenberge
http://www.newmyroyals.com/2014/07/summer-photo-session-in-sea-life.html

Queen Mathilde has baptized the patrol ship P901 'Castor' at the Zeebrugge marine base in Zeebrugge
http://www.newmyroyals.com/2014/07/queen-mathilde.html


Title: Re: Belgian Royal Family: News & Pictures
Post by: Fly on the wall on September 23, 2014, 01:45:47 am
King Philippe took his family for a bicycle tour around Brussels on Car-Free Sunday
http://www.newmyroyals.com/2014/09/king-philippe-took-his-family-for.html


Title: Re: Belgian Royal Family: News & Pictures
Post by: cate1949 on September 23, 2014, 02:48:03 am
nice but he has an army of security guys behind them - necessary sadly


Title: Re: Belgian Royal Family: News & Pictures
Post by: YooperModerator on September 23, 2014, 02:49:20 am
^Lovely family.  It is sad that security has to be ramped up so high but Belgium, I think oddly, is high on terrorist warnings.


Title: Re: Belgian Royal Family: News & Pictures
Post by: Kuei Fei on September 23, 2014, 06:15:44 pm
Belgian king’s ‘illegitimate daughter’ in court bid for recognition – which would put her 15th in line to country’s throne

Delphine Boel, 46, claims her mother had an affair with Belgian's future king
She said she is a result of the liaison with the then Prince Albert of Belgium
King Albert denies he is Ms Boal's father although admits marital problems
Ms Boal's mother Sybille de Selys Longchamps is expected to give evidence
She has been disinherited by her billionaire father following the scandal


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2766757/Belgian-king-s-illegitimate-daughter-court-bid-recognition-15th-line-country-s-throne.html#ixzz3E9zAGC4Y


Title: Re: Belgian Royal Family: News & Pictures
Post by: Fly on the wall on October 04, 2014, 07:53:28 pm
King Philippe and Queen Mathilde attended the inauguration of a bridge
http://www.newmyroyals.com/2014/10/king-philippe-and-queen-mathilde.html


Queen Mathilde visits Rubens Exhibiton in Brussels
http://www.newmyroyals.com/2014/10/queen-mathilde-visits-rubens-exhibiton.html


Title: Re: Belgian Royal Family: News & Pictures
Post by: Fly on the wall on October 26, 2014, 03:32:52 am
Queen Mathilde visited the International School of Violin
http://www.newmyroyals.com/2014/10/queen-mathilde-visited-international.html


Title: Queen Fabiola has died
Post by: Alexandrine on December 05, 2014, 07:05:43 pm
RIP


Title: Re: Queen Fabiola has died
Post by: Alexandrine on December 06, 2014, 11:00:39 pm
Belgian royal family release details of Queen Fabiola's funeral

http://www.hellomagazine.com/royalty/2014120622313/belgian-royals-react-news-queen-fabiola-death/


Title: Re: Queen Fabiola has died
Post by: Alexandrine on December 09, 2014, 10:42:12 pm
Guests:

Empress Michiko, Princess Beatrix, Queen of Denmark, King of Norway, Lux family, possibly the King of Sweden...

And I'm so sad I cannot see the funeral live.


Title: Re: Queen Fabiola has died
Post by: Kuei Fei on December 12, 2014, 07:15:45 am
Check this:

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not windsor retweeted
Bloops ‏@royalbloopers 18h18 hours ago
No BRF member attending Queen Fabiola's funeral tomorrow. Mr Ambassador will represent #rude

Jerkoffs; can't send someone to represent them and show their sincere respect for the late Dowager Queen.


Title: Re: Queen Fabiola has died
Post by: Countess of Holland on December 12, 2014, 04:58:39 pm
You have to understand that the Windsors are too high and mighty to socialize with the rif-rafs that are the continental royals.

In their minds at least. They don't seem to realise that their throne is more unstable than several others; Denmark, The Netherlands, Sweden. The British throne and monarchy is too dependent on the Queen. Once she dies, all is possible.


Title: Re: Queen Fabiola has died
Post by: Kuei Fei on December 12, 2014, 10:14:55 pm
Tears for a beloved aunt: Belgium's royals joined by European monarchs as they bid farewell to Queen Fabiola

11-year-old Prince Gabriel of Belgium burst into tears as Queen Fabiola's coffin was carried past him
He was comforted by his tearful mother Queen Mathilde who clutched King Philippe's hand during the service
The dowager queen died peacefully at home last Friday following months of ill health
Mourners at the funeral included Denmark's Margrethe II, Sweden's Carl XVI Gustaf and Norway's Harald V
The Belgian royal family was also joined by Empress Michiko of Japan and former Dutch queen, Beatrix
None of the British royals were able to attend, with ambassador Alison Rose representing the UK instead
After the funeral, Queen Fabiola's coffin was driven away to Laeken Palace outside Brussels for burial


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2871364/Tears-loved-aunt-Belgian-European-royals-mourners-late-Queen-Fabiola-s-funeral-gets-underway.html#ixzz3LixcUYpK

The BRF is getting crucified in the comments section, when they're mentioned:

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shame on the British royals ? What else do these well paid aristocrats have to do than to represent their country ??? A funeral of a queen of a neighbor country ? no time ? no interest ? Christmas shopping was more important ? The queen ? Charles ? Andrew ? William ? Harry ? all too busy ? This won't be forgotten by the Belgian people....We have nothing but disapproval for so much arrogance...shame on you all !

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Yes indeed ! Where are the British royals ? I know the Queen made an exception for the funeral of King Baudouin in 1993 and she rarely attends a funeral, but there are plenty of royals who could have attended this funeral in stead.

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I feel very embarrassed as a British person about this kesp. Everyone who read this at my workplace today was disgusted that our official representatives at such occasions were nowhere to be seen. Condolences to the people of Belgium on the loss of a lovely lady and apologies for such a poor show by our royal family.

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Question is: where were the British royals?

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i do not see any royal from UK . where are they.... having fun with US and in london fire house

The BRF has really, really messed up over this.


Title: Re: Queen Fabiola has died
Post by: Fly on the wall on December 12, 2014, 10:39:05 pm
YUP wonder what LAME PR  tricks they will pull out.They could have sent a minor in BRF wore they all busy is there a reason


Title: Re: Queen Fabiola has died
Post by: Kuei Fei on December 12, 2014, 10:40:24 pm
They should have sent someone senior, like Harry or Beatrice or SOMEONE who would have been there to show respect. An Empress of Japan can show up, but not a Windsor? Since Beatrice is SO EAGER to make a role for herself, why not send her?


Title: Re: Queen Fabiola has died
Post by: Rosella on December 13, 2014, 01:10:59 am
They should have sent someone senior, like Harry or Beatrice or SOMEONE who would have been there to show respect. An Empress of Japan can show up, but not a Windsor? Since Beatrice is SO EAGER to make a role for herself, why not send her?

I don't think, protocol-wise, Beatrice or even Harry would have been regarded as senior enough. There was nothing preventing Andrew going, though, or Camilla, or even Edward.

There's renewed speculation thanks to this, about there being some kind of bad blood between the Belgian royal family and the Brits, who, although descended from the same royal house, aren't particularly close. I just think that if Margrethe of Denmark, Carl Gustav of Sweden and the Empress of Japan, who aren't related at all to the Belgian RF, can turn up it's pretty poor of the BRF not to send someone.


Title: Re: Queen Fabiola has died
Post by: Kuei Fei on December 13, 2014, 03:44:38 am
Nothing would surprise me that the Continentals are sick of HM's snottiness and tired of the BRF in general. Either way, someone should have been sent.


Title: Re: Queen Fabiola has died
Post by: Countess of Holland on December 13, 2014, 06:00:25 pm
^^Roselia, King Baudouin was definitely related to both the Swedish and Danish RF's. His mother was Princess Astrid of Sweden whose mother was Princess Ingeborg of Denmark.

But that doesn't change the fact that the no-show of the BRF is a testament of their arrogance towards the continental royals. And the rumor that some politicians adviced against going to Brussels, as it is also the capital of the much-hated EU, is too ridiculous for words. If Elizabeth let that influence her decision not to send anyone of her family, she isn't worth her pay.


Title: Re: Queen Fabiola has died
Post by: Alexandrine on December 13, 2014, 06:09:09 pm
They are more recently related to the swedes/norwegian royal families than to the UK.

But as Countess says it doesn't make it any better that no one came. I was really surprised because QE and PP did go to the funeral of Baudouin. If there was bad blood it was between the 1994 and now??


Title: Re: Queen Fabiola has died
Post by: Fly on the wall on December 13, 2014, 07:04:47 pm
i hear talks about about Political issues thats why no one int the BRF showed up anyone know anything about that?  Sometimes i do get the feeling the BRF believe they're better then the other RF.



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There are some long-standing commitments preventing the presence of members of the royal family at the funeral," a Buckingham Palace spokeswoman told AFP.

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/afp-belgian-queen-fabiolas-funeral-draws-world-royalty-2014-12#ixzz3Lo2sVfLq


oh so EVERYONE was busy that day


Title: Re: Queen Fabiola has died
Post by: Alexandrine on December 13, 2014, 07:29:22 pm
I don't see what political issued could that had been, ok brussels is somewhat unofficially the capital of the UE but Belgium is not the EU!! What's the deal then between Belgium and UK?


Title: Re: Queen Fabiola has died
Post by: Countess of Holland on December 13, 2014, 07:35:03 pm
I think the attendance at the funeral of Baudouin wasn't all to their liking either but it was in August and the Queen was in Scotland for her vacation so she had no engagements she could use as an excuse for a no-show. But in the end, her presence was only confirmed the day before the funeral.
And it was only done because the Emperor and Emperess of Japan would be present, as would other royals from all over the world. And I think it also played a role that King Baudouin was King before Elizabeth was Queen and was thus ranking higher than Elizabeth in terms of duration of office. This is probably also the reason why Elizabeth attended the Silver Wedding Anniversary of Queen Juliana and Prince Bernhard in the Netherlands in 1962. Queen Juliana became Queen in 1948, four years before Elizabeth, and also outranked her British colleague (until she abdicated in 1980). It is about the only royal event Elizabeth has attended on the continent.

BTW Some nutcase at BP made a massive mistake with the uniform and foreign orders of the DoE. Philip was in military uniform and wore the Order of the Leopard but he should have worn the Order of the Leopold, which is the highest Belgian Order. The mistake to wear the Leopard was even more painful because it was the order of Zaire, a former colony of Belgium, and the president of Zaire (now the Congo), Mobuto, was about the only Head of State who was not invited to the funeral because of hsi abysmal record regarding human rights in Zaire.
It is another proof of the ongoing amateur hour at BP.


Title: Re: Queen Fabiola has died
Post by: Kuei Fei on December 13, 2014, 08:29:25 pm
Thing is, the BRF need to stop abdicating responsibility for their lives and start being more proactive. Too late right now, but thing is, it's inexcusable. People with their resources have no business being so stupid and have no business not knowing things.

i hear talks about about Political issues thats why no one int the BRF showed up anyone know anything about that?  Sometimes i do get the feeling the BRF believe they're better then the other RF.
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There are some long-standing commitments preventing the presence of members of the royal family at the funeral," a Buckingham Palace spokeswoman told AFP.
Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/afp-belgian-queen-fabiolas-funeral-draws-world-royalty-2014-12#ixzz3Lo2sVfLq
oh so EVERYONE was busy that day

How stupid; as if HM is to unfit to make her own statement.

I don't see what political issued could that had been, ok brussels is somewhat unofficially the capital of the UE but Belgium is not the EU!! What's the deal then between Belgium and UK?

Something has gone down; maybe the rest of the world's royals are snubbing them. Maybe they don't want Countess Sophie showing up in her usual tack outfits.


Title: Re: Queen Fabiola has died
Post by: Ariel on December 14, 2014, 08:07:43 am
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The British Royal Family had had a very cold relation with the Belgian Royal Family since 1952, when King Baudouin, against the wish of his people and the British wishes, refused to break protocol and attend the funeral of King George VI in London and Windsor. Belgian protocol had it that the King could only attend a funeral in a foreign country if he had already visited that country in state. Since the King was only reigning since July 1951 and he had not yet visited the United Kingdom he thus refused the invitation to attend the funeral and sent his brother the Prince of Liège instead. This froze the very good relation which had existed between the British and the Belgian sovereigns and this was confirmed when in the summer of 1959 the British Royal Family refused the invitation to attend the wedding of the Prince of Liège and Donna Paola Ruffo di Calabria. In return, and as most European royal families did, the Belgian Court sent no representative to the wedding of Princess Margaret and the photographer Mr. Anthony Armstrong Jones, seen by the European royalty as a too unequal wedding and thus unworthy of their attendance.

However, HM Queen Elizabeth II did send representation to the royal wedding of King Baudouin and Queen Fabiola. Nevertheless, it might be understood as a little revenge from the British Court, since the Queen sent precisely Princess Margaret and Mr. Armstrong Jones in their first foreign representation, instead of sending her husband or other member of the Royal Family. Certainly the guest who got most attention in Brussels, Princess Margaret was received by the Prince and Princess of Liège and dazzled everyone in the galas before the wedding and in the wedding itself.

http://www.angelfire.com/realm/fabiola1960/guests.html

this will probably explain why QoE did not bother going to the funeral. the rest of the royal families had sent their most senior royals. 


Title: Re: Queen Fabiola has died
Post by: cate1949 on December 14, 2014, 10:27:32 am
that is so ridiculous - holding grudges over ancient protocols - if that is the reason.  If there was a feud you do not show any class by continuing the feud - end it and show some class.

it would be even worse if the reason is the EU issue.

How petty - especially since RF's are an endangered species - they should all band together in times like these.

Very very tacky on the part of the BRF and foreign office.  Sometimes they come off as such a bunch of patronizing condescending twits.


Title: Re: Queen Fabiola has died
Post by: Kuei Fei on December 14, 2014, 07:19:52 pm
HM has just made it clear that the BRF is worthless; HM and Co. are supposed to do the representation of the government at times like these, not the ambassador. The ambassador has enough responsibilities and duties, especially in these trying times and shouldn't have to do this.


Title: Re: Belgian Royal Family: News & Pictures
Post by: Fly on the wall on December 14, 2014, 07:22:43 pm
Queen Matilda attends commemoration ceremony of the Battle of Bulge

http://www.newmyroyals.com/2014/12/queen-matilda-attends-commemoration.html



Title: Re: Belgian Royal Family: News & Pictures
Post by: Alexandrine on December 18, 2014, 07:41:55 pm
She looks better with her hair on an updo. And thanks for the photos Fly!


Title: Re: Belgian Royal Family: News & Pictures
Post by: Fly on the wall on December 18, 2014, 08:38:44 pm
Belgian Royal Family attends the Xmas Concert

http://www.newmyroyals.com/2014/12/belgian-royal-family-attends-xmas.html


Title: Re: Belgian Royal Family: News & Pictures
Post by: cate1949 on December 18, 2014, 11:48:28 pm
very nicer - glad the girls are dressed differently now - they all look lovely -


Title: Re: Belgian Royal Family: News & Pictures
Post by: Fly on the wall on December 24, 2014, 10:54:23 pm
Belgian Royal Family 2014's Christmas Card
http://www.newmyroyals.com/2014/12/belgian-royal-family-2014s-christmas.html


Title: Re: Belgian Royal Family: News & Pictures
Post by: cate1949 on December 25, 2014, 01:58:54 am
so nice - the crown princess is starting to have the look of a young lady now


Title: Re: Belgian Royal Family: News & Pictures
Post by: Alexandrine on December 27, 2014, 05:48:34 pm
have you seen the video where Mathilde is teaching her protocol? It was nice to see how she is being educated.


Title: Re: Belgian Royal Family: News & Pictures
Post by: Fly on the wall on March 12, 2015, 11:27:43 pm

Queen Mathilde attended a meeting in Brussels
http://www.newmyroyals.com/2015/03/queen-mathilde-attended-meeting-in.html


Title: Re: Belgian Royal Family: News & Pictures
Post by: Fly on the wall on May 26, 2015, 09:46:06 pm
Queen Mathilde attended the opening of Edegem Hospital
http://www.newmyroyals.com/2015/05/queen-mathilde-attended-opening-of.html


Title: Re: Belgian Royal Family: News & Pictures
Post by: Tpearl on June 17, 2015, 02:24:02 am
Interesting.


Title: Re: Belgian Royal Family: News & Pictures
Post by: Fly on the wall on September 15, 2015, 01:38:56 am
Belgium Royals attend gala concert of King Baudouin foundation
http://www.newmyroyals.com/2015/09/belgium-royals-attend-gala-concert-of.html

King Philippe bring his children to school
http://www.newmyroyals.com/2015/09/king-philippe-bring-his-children-to.html


Title: Re: Belgian Royal Family: News & Pictures
Post by: Alexandrine on October 14, 2015, 09:07:56 pm
Mathilde looks so gorgeous here www.newmyroyals.com/2015/10/king-philippe-queen-mathilde-visits.html and a new tiara for her!


Title: Re: Belgian Royal Family: News & Pictures
Post by: Fly on the wall on November 05, 2015, 08:58:04 pm
New Official photos of Elisabeth, Gabriel, Emmanuel & Eléonore
http://www.newmyroyals.com/2015/11/new-official-photos-of-elisabeth.html

Queen Mathilde and King Philippe at the conference Belgium in the UN
http://www.newmyroyals.com/2015/10/queen-mathilde-and-king-philippe-at.html


Title: Re: Belgian Royal Family: News & Pictures
Post by: Liquorice on December 01, 2015, 05:41:01 pm
https://translate.google.fr/translate?sl=fr&tl=en&js=y&prev=_t&hl=fr&ie=UTF-8&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ouest-france.fr%2Fbretagne%2Fquiberon-56170%2Fbelgique-le-roi-philippe-quiberon-pendant-lalerte-bruxelles-3881855&edit-text=&act=url

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While Brussels spent in maximum security alert during anti-terrorist police operations span the weekend of 21 and 22 November, the King and Queen of the Belgians, themselves, were at thalassotherapy in Brittany.

[...]

The King and the Queen had booked with aliases

The picture published Wednesday in Le Canard Enchaîné should show, according to our colleagues of le Soir, King Philip "in bathrobe and sipping a cocktail."


Title: Re: Belgian Royal Family: News & Pictures
Post by: Alexandrine on December 01, 2015, 07:23:08 pm
gosh I cannot imagine Phillipe in a bathrobe sipping a cocktail at all

I was wondering but they were doing meanwhile the high alert in Belgium but it seems strange that they stayed in France.


Title: Re: Belgian Royal Family: News & Pictures
Post by: Liquorice on December 02, 2015, 08:11:40 am
Here is the picture Alexandrine :

https://twitter.com/GillesKLEIN/status/671949381164212224


Title: Re: Belgian Royal Family: News & Pictures
Post by: Alexandrine on December 02, 2015, 04:16:33 pm
thank you, first time I saw them I LOLed really hard.

this one is the best

http://r5.ldh.be/image/c5/565dedff35709322e7149ec5.png

However, though this would only be really funny in another conditions that it was meanwhile there was a high alert on Belgium is not a funny thing at all. This is the very first step these two have failed and it couldn't have been worse. Leaving the country in those conditions is not going to make him popular at all. His popularity is going to sink.


Title: Re: Belgian Royal Family: News & Pictures
Post by: Countess of Holland on December 02, 2015, 08:46:06 pm
The state of emergency was declared on Saturday and from the Dutch press I understand that the King had travelled to France on Thursday already. So he didn't leave AFTER or while the state of emergency was declared, he was already out of the country.

Yes, he could have travelled back on Saturday but perhaps he was adviced not to by the secret service or police. We don't know what happened exactly and for security reasons the government won't say anything about it.


Title: Re: Belgian Royal Family: News & Pictures
Post by: Akasha 85 on December 08, 2015, 10:42:19 am
To be honest I'm glad he was out the country already!
Securing him and his posse would have been a logistic nightmare during level 4!
It would have drawn police/army away from places that needed the protection more.
He remained in contact with ministers all the time if things went really south he was close enough to swiftly return if needed.


Title: Re: Belgian Royal Family: News & Pictures
Post by: My2Pence on December 08, 2015, 04:51:42 pm
Isn't it likely that additional French forces were required to keep them safe on foreign soil? Or that additional Belgian forces had to be sent to that location?  Especially after the alerts were issued?  Something like these events happen, a trail leads to your country, and you head off on vacation?

By being out of the country and away from secured royal properties, they required extra protections.  Evenmoreso as events continued to develop. IMO, they should have returned home immediately, in fact they should never have left. Your country is under attack and you continue to hang around a French spa, clearly experiencing no stress, while your country and your four children are without you?

BTW, the closeness of these photos make it look like an inside job.


Title: Re: Belgian Royal Family: News & Pictures
Post by: Alexandrine on December 08, 2015, 04:59:33 pm
I believe french forces didn't understand why they stayed after the Paris attack. But I don't read french so I cannot find the sources.


Title: Re: Belgian Royal Family: News & Pictures
Post by: Countess of Holland on December 08, 2015, 05:32:42 pm
They didn't 'stay' after the French attacks. During the French attacks, the couple was in Belgium.

On November 13 (the day of the attack) the King opened a fourth levy in Lanaye (Wallonia).
On November 16, the Monday after the attacks, the King had a meeting with the Belgium prime-minister.

It was only the weekend after, November 20-November 22, that the King and Queen were in Bretagne, which is some 400 km away from Paris. And as a rather rural area, it isn't high on the targets for any extremist group.

The state of emergency was declared on November 21 when the couple was already in France. Moving back to Belgium, having them travelling into a city-under-siege, would have distracted the local security forces. In cases like this, it is a standard-operating-procedure to not move high-profile people (targets) into a dangerous area. And with todays modern communication equipment, the King and PM were in close contact I understand.



Title: Re: Belgian Royal Family: News & Pictures
Post by: Akasha 85 on December 08, 2015, 07:24:16 pm
Exactly  :thumbsup:


Title: Re: Belgian Royal Family: News & Pictures
Post by: My2Pence on December 08, 2015, 07:59:02 pm
You are welcome to your opinion, I am welcome to mine.  Having useless foreign royals needing extra protections in the midst of everything else? That leads me to think it was the French guards who were so furious that they are the ones who leaked the photos. Or their Belgian guards who were also furious at the behavior of their new king.

IMO, they should never have left Belgium, and they should have returned immediately once the situation deteriorated further. Getting them home safely, and out of France's hair, was more important than keeping extra French forces engaged in protecting useless foreign royals who wanted to hang around a spa instead of being a centering force for their people in a time of terror.  They can be far better secured in Belgium, no matter what temporary inconvenience would have ensued. Looking at the pictures it is clear to me, they haven't a care in the world. At a time like this, photos like that are incredibly damning.


Title: Re: Belgian Royal Family: News & Pictures
Post by: Alexandrine on December 08, 2015, 08:16:58 pm
^I agree though they went before it happened and second the photos are also from before.


Title: Re: Belgian Royal Family: News & Pictures
Post by: Alexandrine on December 17, 2015, 08:01:31 pm
Belgium Royal Family at The annual Christmas Concert

http://www.newmyroyals.com/2015/12/belgium-royal-family-at-annual.html


Title: Re: Belgian Royal Family: News & Pictures
Post by: Fly on the wall on December 23, 2015, 04:10:40 am
Belgian Royal Family - Christmas Card 2015
http://www.newmyroyals.com/2015/12/belgian-royal-family-christmas-card-2015.html


Title: Re: Belgian Royal Family: News & Pictures
Post by: Fly on the wall on January 27, 2016, 02:12:24 am
Belgian Royals Met With Heads of International Delegations
http://www.newmyroyals.com/2016/01/belgian-royals-met-with-heads-of.html

Queen Mathilde and King Philippe at the World Economic Forum 2016
http://www.newmyroyals.com/2016/01/queen-mathilde-and-king-philippe-at.html


Title: Re: Belgian Royal Family: News & Pictures
Post by: Fly on the wall on February 17, 2016, 01:46:15 am
Queen Mathilde & Crown Princess Mary
http://www.newmyroyals.com/2016/02/queen-mathilde-crown-princess-mary.html

The Belgian Royal Family Photocall in Verbier 2016
http://www.newmyroyals.com/2016/02/the-belgian-royal-family-photocall-in.html


Title: Re: Belgian Royal Family: News & Pictures
Post by: Fly on the wall on March 17, 2016, 01:41:37 am
     Queen Mathilde visits 'MicroStart' for the Week of Microcredit
http://www.newmyroyals.com/2016/03/queen-mathilde-visits-microstart-for.html


Title: Re: Belgian Royal Family: News & Pictures
Post by: Fly on the wall on March 25, 2016, 01:37:44 am
King Philippe and Queen Mathilde observe a minute of silence
http://www.newmyroyals.com/2016/03/king-philippe-and-queen-mathilde.html




Title: Re: Belgian Royal Family: News & Pictures
Post by: YooperModerator on March 25, 2016, 02:07:53 am
^That is honest, deep grief on their faces.  They are to be commended for their hearts and caring for their country and those who died or were injured or just plain frightened by this evil act. 


Title: Re: Belgian Royal Family: News & Pictures
Post by: Fly on the wall on April 05, 2016, 02:04:04 am
Queen Mathilde attends a memorial ceremony in Brussels
http://www.newmyroyals.com/2016/04/queen-mathilde-attends-memorial.html

Queen Mathilde and King Philippe visits St. Michael's Hospital
http://www.newmyroyals.com/2016/04/queen-mathilde-and-king-philippe-visits.html


Title: Re: Belgian Royal Family: News & Pictures
Post by: kolkomilko on June 21, 2016, 08:38:45 am
The bride is older than Waity but looks younger. Her dress is beautiful, I like it.

http://www.newmyroyals.com/2016/06/wedding-of-princess-alix-de-ligne-and.html


Title: Re: Belgian Royal Family: News & Pictures
Post by: Fly on the wall on October 25, 2016, 08:30:14 pm
King Albert summoned to appear in court
A Brussels court has issued a summons to King Albert II. King Albert, who retired in 2013, has been asked to appear in a case taken by his illegitimate daughter Delphine Boël. Ms Boël wants King Albert to officially recognise her as his offspring. As well as King Albert II, Delphine Boël’s mother Sybille de Selys Longchamps and the man that is legally her father Jacques Boël have also been summoned to appear.
There is complete surprise at the court’s decision as even Delphine Boel’s solicitor had not expected the King to be summoned. The hearing on 21 February will be held behind closed doors.http://deredactie.be/cm/vrtnieuws.english/News/1.2802689


Title: Re: Belgian Royal Family: News & Pictures
Post by: Snowpea on October 26, 2016, 05:47:18 pm
Face it, honey, you just are an annoying b$St%$d embarrassing your mother. If you were my kid, I wouldn't want to acknowledge you.  :angry:


Title: Re: Belgian Royal Family: News & Pictures
Post by: Kuei Fei on October 26, 2016, 08:19:06 pm
Legal recognition won't get her anything; she won't be titled, she will not be in the succession, and she will not be invited to events. Her stepfather who is her legal father, Jacques Boel has been devastated by this and frankly she needs to stop this self destructiveness. Delphine was in line to inherit billions and has led a charmed life since ever; I am certain that this is motivated by either a wish for a title or perhaps something else.


Title: Re: Belgian Royal Family: News & Pictures
Post by: FrederickLouis on January 27, 2017, 09:15:19 pm
King Philippe and Queen Mathilde visited a night welcome center for homeless people in Brussels on January 26, 2017.


Title: Re: Belgian Royal Family: News & Pictures
Post by: Fly on the wall on February 20, 2017, 04:14:02 pm
Belgian Royal Family attend the annual celebration of the Eucharist
http://www.newmyroyals.com/2017/02/belgian-royal-family-attend-annual.html



Title: Re: Belgian Royal Family: News & Pictures
Post by: FrederickLouis on February 22, 2017, 11:33:31 pm
Queen Mathilde is visiting Laos February 20 to 23.   
http://www.queenmathilde.blogspot.be/2017/01/unicef-visit-to-laos.html


Title: Re: Belgian Royal Family: News & Pictures
Post by: dianab on April 15, 2017, 09:58:01 pm
Princess Eleonore's Birthday Surprise For Her Father King Philippe

http://www.newmyroyals.com/2017/04/princess-eleonores-birthday-surprise.html

Eleonore is a beautiful and talented young girl :flower:


Title: Re: Belgian Royal Family: News & Pictures
Post by: Alexandrine on April 15, 2017, 10:01:37 pm
This is so cute


Title: Re: Belgian Royal Family: News & Pictures
Post by: FrederickLouis on April 16, 2017, 01:21:50 am
Playing the violin takes a lot of dedication and practice.


Title: Re: Belgian Royal Family: News & Pictures
Post by: dianab on April 18, 2017, 12:20:24 am
Touching moment Princess Eleonore of Belgium surprises her father King Philippe with a violin recital as they celebrate their birthdays one day apart
-Princess celebrated ninth birthday yesterday, her father turned 57 on Saturday
-Performed a rendition of Happy Birthday on the violin to surprise her father
-King Philippe looked delighted and hugged his daughter after performance
-Eleonore is youngest child of King Philippe and Queen Mathilde  

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-4418568/Princess-Eleonore-Belgium-surprises-King-Philippe.html#ixzz4eYG4XG43
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DM liked this sweet video too :flirt: :flower:


Title: Re: Belgian Royal Family: News & Pictures
Post by: Fly on the wall on May 15, 2017, 02:59:37 am
Queen Mathilde attends Spring of Philanthropy 2017 events
http://www.newmyroyals.com/2017/05/queen-mathilde-attends-spring-of.html

Queen Mathilde attends the first session of the Queen Elisabeth cello competition
http://www.newmyroyals.com/2017/05/queen-mathilde-attends-first-session-of.html


Title: Re: Belgian Royal Family: News & Pictures
Post by: FrederickLouis on May 16, 2017, 02:03:04 am
The cello is a splendid instrument. If you get the chance to a hear a cello solo, please do. It is truly enjoyable.  :hi: :hi:


Title: Re: Belgian Royal Family: News & Pictures
Post by: Fly on the wall on May 30, 2017, 02:57:34 am
Queen Mathilde hosts spouses of NATO members' heads of State
http://www.newmyroyals.com/2017/05/queen-mathilde-hosts-spouses-of-nato.html



Title: Re: Belgian Royal Family: News & Pictures
Post by: HRHOlya on June 13, 2017, 07:26:17 pm
Where are your wellies? Queen Mathilde dons a formal floral dress to feed the cows on a visit to a farm in Belgium

    Queen Mathilde looked somewhat out of place in a formal floral dress
    Was on a visit to two agricultural enterprises in Namur, Belgium
    Donned orange and green floral print dress as she got stuck in and fed a cow


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-4600236/Queen-Mathilde-dons-formal-floral-dress-feed-cows.html


Title: Re: Belgian Royal Family: News & Pictures
Post by: jackiew on June 16, 2017, 03:55:54 pm
I like both her dresses especially the blue/grey one.


Title: Re: Belgian Royal Family: News & Pictures
Post by: jackiew on June 30, 2017, 04:45:44 pm
The family celebrates Queen Paola's birthday.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-4654670/Belgium-royal-family-celebrate-Queen-Paola-s-birthday.html


Title: Re: Belgian Royal Family: News & Pictures
Post by: Alexandrine on July 01, 2017, 12:46:27 pm
Elizabeth looks so cute.


Title: Re: Belgian Royal Family: News & Pictures
Post by: jackiew on July 02, 2017, 12:01:40 pm
Royal family visited Mercator sailing ship.
http://www.newmyroyals.com/2017/07/belgium-royal-family-visited-mercator.html


Title: Re: Belgian Royal Family: News & Pictures
Post by: HRHOlya on July 20, 2017, 06:34:04 pm
Mathilde proves even QUEENS recycle outfits as Belgian royal welcomes attends an exhibition in Brussels in her much-loved rainbow print dress

    Queen Mathilde of Belgium dazzled in a rainbow-coloured dress on Thursday
    With King Phillippe, 57, she was visiting Summer Expositions at the Royal Palace
    The 44-year-old royal displayed her fabulous physique in the eye-catching frock
    And Mathilde proved even royalty re-wear their favourites by wearing the dress


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-4714686/Queen-Mathilde-proves-royalty-wear-favourite-dress.html


Title: Re: Belgian Royal Family: News & Pictures
Post by: HRHOlya on July 22, 2017, 01:03:10 pm
Happy National Day! Belgium's King Philippe and Queen Mathilde make for a picture perfect family as they celebrate with their colour coordinated children in Brussels

    Queen Mathilde looked resplendent in a chic peach dress with a smattering of colourful flowers
    The 44-year-old monarch waved to the crowds as she was flanked by her genetically-blessed family
    Six-strong family were at the 'Te Deum' mass at the Cathedral of St. Michael and St. Gudula in Brussels


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-4717868/Belgium-s-royals-celebrate-National-Day.html


Title: Re: Belgian Royal Family: News & Pictures
Post by: FrederickLouis on July 24, 2017, 02:19:19 am
Princess Elizabeth looks very comfortable in her position as heiress apparent.


Title: Re: Belgian Royal Family: News & Pictures
Post by: Little light on July 24, 2017, 11:49:51 pm
^ She looks lovely in that dress. Makes me relieved I never grew up in the public eye. What terrible styles I inflicted onto the world.  :shy:


Title: Re: Belgian Royal Family: News & Pictures
Post by: HRHOlya on September 01, 2017, 11:58:42 am
The royal school run! Proud King Philippe of Belgium escorts young Prince and Princesses to the gates on the first day of the new term in Brussels

    King Philippe walked hand in hand with Princess Eleonore, 9, today
    Escorted her, sister Princess Elisabeth, 15, and brother Prince Gabriel, 14
    It's the first day of the new term at St John Berchman's College in Brussels


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-4843542/King-Philippe-escorts-young-Belgian-royals-school.html


Title: Re: Belgian Royal Family: News & Pictures
Post by: Alexandrine on September 01, 2017, 12:16:00 pm
Emmanuel does not go the same school. And every year Mathilde and Phillip change who will go with him to the other school. Maybe the DM did not see the other photos or his school did not start yet.


Title: Re: Belgian Royal Family: News & Pictures
Post by: HRHOlya on September 08, 2017, 08:59:26 pm
She's a work of art! Queen Mathilde of Belgium dazzles in shades of pink on a whirlwind visit to Italy to take in the Venice Biennale

    The Queen of Belgium looked elegant in top-to-toe pink in Venice today
    She arrived at the 57th International Biennale in Venice by boat
    Took in the international art show, curated by Frenchwoman Christine Macel


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-4865536/Queen-Mathilde-dazzles-pink-ensemble-Venice-trip.html


Title: Re: Belgian Royal Family: News & Pictures
Post by: HRHOlya on September 27, 2017, 09:28:46 pm
Queen of the prints! Mathilde of Belgium looks chic in a statement wrap dress as she gives King Philippe’s arm a loving squeeze in Luxembourg

     Queen Mathilde and King Philippe of Belgium met with officials in Luxembourg
     She wore a elegant red and gold wrap dress paired with nude heels and clutch
    The meeting of the Chiefs of State was held at the Neumünster Abbey


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-4925356/Queen-Mathilde-Belgium-Luxembourg.html


Title: Re: Belgian Royal Family: News & Pictures
Post by: YooperModerator on September 27, 2017, 09:41:01 pm
^Lovely lady.  But, is it my imagination or perhaps the cut of the dresses that make it appear that she’s lost a considerable amount of weight since the article above^^?  She’s not ill is she?


Title: Re: Belgian Royal Family: News & Pictures
Post by: HRHOlya on September 27, 2017, 11:23:44 pm
^ Not that I know of, though to me she doesn't look too different between the two events :dontknow:


Title: Re: Belgian Royal Family: News & Pictures
Post by: HRHOlya on November 06, 2017, 04:02:07 pm
Queen Mathilde does a Diana: Belgian royal recreates famous photo of the princess at the Taj Mahal with her affectionate husband King Philippe alongside her

    Queen Mathilde and King Philippe of Belgium are on a state visit to India
    Royal couple posed for a snap on the bench outside the Taj Mahal in Agra
    Photo echoed infamous snap of a solitary Princess Diana taken in 1992


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-5054625/Queen-Mathilde-poses-like-Diana-Taj-Mahal.html


Title: Re: Belgian Royal Family: News & Pictures
Post by: FrederickLouis on November 07, 2017, 12:39:29 am
^Philippe and Mathilde look very sweet together.   :flower: :flower: :flower: