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Old 11-02-2015, 08:20 PM
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Things seemed to have settled down with Laurent for a while. I knew it was too good to last.
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Old 11-03-2015, 03:08 AM
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Laurent wants to be a kept man for life and doesn't save money or work on anything of note that can bring income to his family smh.

I doubt Philippe will let him or his family starve but he really needs to get his stuff together, can't behave like a teenager when he's a middle aged man.
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Old 11-03-2015, 04:02 AM
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Laurent thinks that because he was the King's son and now his brother should not do anything else in his life and that the state or the family should live it. Very immature.
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Old 11-03-2015, 07:41 AM
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Prince Laurent did the most stupid thing you can imagine.

This is new ,King Albert II , Princess Astrid and Prince Laurent has to give to the "Cour des Comptes/Hofrekening) the amount they put from their Dotation.
King Albert II , Princess Astrid did it correcly but Prince Laurent mixed amoung his dotations coasts, private coasts such as food , school coast etc....

This is a childish behaviour , he should at least ask help from the Royal Palace or pay a competent comptable.

Now he is ill. But the consequences will be heavy ! Again a gift for the anti-monarchits
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Old 11-08-2015, 06:21 PM
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Well he does it again! I knew this prolonged period of no news from Laurent was too good to be true.

At the end of the day, surely this is fraud? Claiming as expenses the family's private outgoings? Its a bit similar to the scandal engulfing Infanta Cristina of Spain.

I feel so sorry for the rest of the RF that time and time again Laurent has to ruin things, I feel especially sorry for Astrid as she seems to do the right thing all the time but her brother goes and ruins things meaning her own allowance has been called into question again.
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Old 11-08-2015, 07:23 PM
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Het Nieuwsblad mentions that the prince is in collision course with the palace: the king distances himself from Laurent and thinks this is the personal responsibility of the prince. Laurent at his turn is livid at the palace.

The NVA wants the dotations to Astrid and Laurent to stop within 5 years.

Prins Laurent op ramkoers met Paleis - Het Nieuwsblad
If the dotations are stopped, does it mean that Princess Elisabeth, Duchess of Brabant, is expected to pick up the slack? The Belgian government is parsimonious. Prime Minister should have streamlined the royal family in the Spanish way.
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Old 11-11-2015, 05:41 PM
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I would say that the younger siblings themselves will expected to get a job. Jut as Astrid's children are doing. Astrid an Laurent are for now the only European royal siblings that receive a dotation. I am sure that the court will find some sort of arrangement with the younger children of the king, as is done in all other courts.

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In the mean time it seems that the Belgians are getting tired of Laurents antics. He used to be fairly popular, despite the dramas. Even last year he was the 3r most popular member of the RF (after Mathilde and Albert). But the financial mess seemed to have changed things. In a poll conducted on Flemish people he only scored a 4.4 out of 10.

Bart de Wever, leader of the Flemish seperatist party, called the prince 'a tragic figure'. He says that the prince has to improve his role as a prince.

Vlaming buist prins Laurent, "een tragisch figuur" volgens Bart De Wever - HLN.be
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Old 11-12-2015, 11:52 AM
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When King Baudouin died (1993) the then Prime Minister Mr Jean Luc De Haene, said he had to refuse King Albert II's request to give a dotation for Princess Astrid and Prince Laurent.
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Old 11-12-2015, 12:04 PM
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And no surprise where the Sunday to the celebrations for the King's Day Laurent be absent.
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Old 11-12-2015, 02:21 PM
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I am not sure. On November 15th
King Albert II, Queen Paola, Princess Astrid , Prince Lorenz, Prince Laurent and Princess Claire have to attend both Events at the Cathedral and at the Parlement.
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I could be wrong but the agenda in the official page does not think that mentions Laurent and Claire. Thanks for correction.
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Old 11-12-2015, 07:01 PM
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According to the website of the Belgian Monarchy, only King Albert and Queen Paola and Princess Astrid and Prince Lorenz will attend the events programmed for the King's Day:
De Belgische Monarchie: Home - Actueel - Agenda - Koningsdag 2015 - Te Deum
De Belgische Monarchie: Home - Actualités - Agenda - Koningsdag 2015 - Paleis der Natie
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I would say that the younger siblings themselves will expected to get a job. Jut as Astrid's children are doing. Astrid an Laurent are for now the only European royal siblings that receive a dotation. I am sure that the court will find some sort of arrangement with the younger children of the king, as is done in all other courts.
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In the mean time it seems that the Belgians are getting tired of Laurents antics. He used to be fairly popular, despite the dramas. Even last year he was the 3r most popular member of the RF (after Mathilde and Albert). But the financial mess seemed to have changed things. In a poll conducted on Flemish people he only scored a 4.4 out of 10. ... [snipped]
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Prince Laurent has exhausted the public sympathy. Given the current situation in Europe, Belgians are not in the mood for never-ending drama.
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Old 11-14-2015, 07:26 AM
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Prince Laurent is ill.
He will not attend the King's Feast to-morrow.
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Old 11-14-2015, 12:03 PM
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That is his own version at least. He said that he does not attend for medical reasons. The respectable Standaard newspaper actually thinks that he is on some sort of strike.
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If Laurent cited health reasons could not attend the celebrations tomorrow his wife?
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Children Lauren and Claire at Cirque Alexandre Bouglione
Filhos de Laurent e Claire no Cirque Alexandre Bouglione - Blog_Real - O Blog das Monarquias
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Here are some great additional pics of the kids and Claire at the circus on December 5:


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** pm gallery: Les enfants de Claire et Laurent font leur cirque **
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On december 13th prince Laurent appeared in public for the first time in two months. He attended an exhibition of cartoons in Tervuren. Apparently the prince has been collecting cartoons about himself for years.

Prins Laurent na 2 maanden nog eens in het openbaar - HLN.be
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Old 12-16-2015, 05:33 AM
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On december 13th prince Laurent appeared in public for the first time in two months. He attended an exhibition of cartoons in Tervuren. Apparently the prince has been collecting cartoons about himself for years.

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So he can go to a cartoon exhibition but can't go to the Te Deum?
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