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Old 02-20-2011, 10:18 AM
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Belgian cabin crew are complaining about Laurent's behaviour on Brussels airlines flights. Article in Dutch: "Paniek bij cabinepersoneel als prins Laurent meevliegt" - Showbizz - De Morgen
Appartently he buys economy tickets and then expects that he gets an upgrade because he's a prince.
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Old 02-20-2011, 02:05 PM
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Both of these reports scream of entitlement. I think days have passed where princes could get away with this kind of behaviour simply because they were princes. While his antics on planes are rude and arrogant, his driving is an issue of endangerment. Completely unacceptable, in my opinion.

It's this kind behaviour that makes people understandably question the value of keeping (and funding) a royal family.
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Old 02-20-2011, 05:59 PM
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But she lost his driver's license as a belgian citizen.
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Old 02-23-2011, 12:41 PM
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Belgian cabin crew are complaining about Laurent's behaviour on Brussels airlines flights. Article in Dutch: "Paniek bij cabinepersoneel als prins Laurent meevliegt" - Showbizz - De Morgen
Appartently he buys economy tickets and then expects that he gets an upgrade because he's a prince.
Apaprently he also refuses to pay for the drinks and food that he uses while aboard. An official spokesperson for Brussels Airlines denies what is written in the article btw.
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I was on vacation in Austria last week and I saw the family of Prince Laurent,

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Princess Claire attended a conference on the theme of "empty buildings" in Brussels,
March 25, 2011. The symposium was jointly organized by the Foundation PRO
RENOVASSISTANCE and the Facultés Universitaires Saint-Louis. Claire is Honorary
President of the Foundation PRO RENOVASSISTANCE.



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Princess Claire (and Princess Lea) attended the first fashion show from the
programme "Diplomacy through fashion" at the residency of the Ambassador
of the United States to Belgium, Brussels, March 31, 2011.



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Old 04-01-2011, 03:32 AM
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I believe this was the first time that the princess was holding a public speech.

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I believe this was the first time that the princess was holding a public speech.
Really? I must say I wasn't aware of that, so quite surprising to me.


Today, April 1st, Prince Laurent and Princess Claire attended the inauguration of the
social-economic sales and meeting point 'Groenhof St-Joseph' of 'vzw De Kromme
Boom' in Oostakker, Gent.

I guess the public appearance today wasn't that easy as to the current controversy..


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Scandal: Princess Claire
She is the ordinary girl who fell in love with a helicopter-pilot prince and married him.
But her position is now uncertain after her husband became persona non grata with his father and was banished from royal circles.
Happily, this isn’t a scandal emanating from Buckingham Palace. For the royal in question is Belgian Prince Laurent, married to British-born surveyor Claire Coombs, 37.
Father-of-three Laurent, 47, younger son of King Albert II, has been in trouble before for his colourful lifestyle and outspoken views.
Branded Belgium’s Prince Andrew, the estrangement started when Laurent visited the Congo and met President Joseph Kabila, but failed to clear the trip with officials.
He was told he would lose his £260,000-a-year allowance if he didn’t toe the line and is not welcome at his father’s residence, the Laeken Palace.
He has also recently been accused of ‘squatting’ in business class on a flight to Brussels while holding economy tickets.
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Prince Laurent has made a visit to the European Veterinary Week, in Brussels,
today, Thursday 19 May 2011.


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Article of Laurent, Claire and the childern at Terhulpen

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Prince Laurent and Paliseul cdH local section president Marie-Eve Hannard
visited the Agricultural Fair of Libramont on Tuesday 26 July 2011.




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Thanks again Iceflower for keeping us in touch with all the royal happenings.
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You are most welcome as always, Daisiesforever


Yesterday, July 30, Princess Claire, Prince Laurent, Princess Louise, Prince Nicolas and Prince Aymeric
attended the Belgian premiere of 'The Smurfs' movie at Kinepolis in Brussels.


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Yesterday, July 30, Princess Claire, Prince Laurent, Princess Louise, Prince Nicolas and Prince Aymeric
attended the Belgian premiere of 'The Smurfs' movie at Kinepolis in Brussels.


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Thanks for the pics. They have beautfull childern.
Cannot wait to see the movie with my niece
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Was the visit to the Smurf movie a pleasure or a punishment for Laurent ?
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I'm quite sure Renata4711 wrote it with a twinkle in her eye

Stephanievl, you are most welcome, wish you lots of fun at the movies!


Here's another gallery of pics of the visit, the relevant pics start on page 3:

** Foto's van "Film" (Première De Smurfen - 30/07/2011) **
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More than just one twinkle, Iceflower :-))

Just thought of another twinkle:

Do our English-speaking posters know that, in French-speaking areas, the Smurfs are known as "les Shtroumpfs" ?
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