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Old 02-15-2016, 05:30 PM
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Wow that man is a real winner. I am sure if he is so tired of being a prince, the people of Belgium would accept his retirement, you know if he gives up his generous stipend they supply him with.
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Old 02-15-2016, 06:53 PM
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Jeez, here we go again! I'm surprised Philippe hasn't told Laurent he can keep his stipend if he keeps his large size 9 mouth shut forever!
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Old 02-15-2016, 10:48 PM
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I think it is all the translation IMO he was saying his life isn't perfect and it too has it's problems.. no harm in that is there .. have I missed something?
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Old 02-16-2016, 12:02 AM
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He did say he appreciates being able to work with charities so that's a positive.
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Old 02-16-2016, 04:39 AM
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One thing I've noticed is that whenever Philippe or Laurent are asked about the other, they ALWAYS stress that they are brothers no matter what.

Their relationship is incredibly complicated but I believe that when push comes to shove, when something big happens, they are on the same side.
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Old 02-16-2016, 10:18 AM
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I think it is all the translation IMO he was saying his life isn't perfect and it too has it's problems.. no harm in that is there .. have I missed something?

I admit this is what I felt when I read the article. Of all the things L has said in public, this seems fairly innocuous.

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One thing I've noticed is that whenever Philippe or Laurent are asked about the other, they ALWAYS stress that they are brothers no matter what.

Their relationship is incredibly complicated but I believe that when push comes to shove, when something big happens, they are on the same side.

Totally agreed!
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Old 02-16-2016, 10:53 AM
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At this point I'd be curious to see what he exactly said in the original language, but even translated in English it doesn't seem to me that he said anything too terrible. On the contrary I think he has expressed quite an understandable feeling - being a royal means that you have to find your own way within strict bonds, that you have huge opportunities but at the same time you are under heavy pressures and constant scrutiny.

That said, I think that the title of the article - "Belgium's Prince Laurent Says: 'I'm Tired of Being a Prince'" - is quite misleading.
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Old 03-25-2016, 03:31 PM
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Princess Claire baptizes amaryllis

www.vorsten.nl/2016/03/25/prinses-claire-doopt-amaryllis/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter - Translator
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Old 03-28-2016, 03:08 AM
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Here's a pic of Claire's arrival at the château de Beloeil, she was welcomed by the Prince of Ligne, his wife and daughter:


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Old 03-28-2016, 09:12 AM
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One of the few engagements the Princess personally has during the year ....
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One of the few engagements the Princess personally has during the year ....
I wonder whether that is her own choice.
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Prince Laurent made a visit to the 35th edition of the Floralien flower festival in Gent today, Aprl 24:



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Yesterday, May 18, Prince Laurent attended the opening of a new day centre for the elderly in Denée:


** matele.be: Le Prince Laurent à Denée pour inaugurer une "crèche" pour les aînés ** translation **
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Old 05-19-2016, 03:29 AM
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I know its a translation thing but when I read 'nursery for seniors'

Nice to see Laurent out supporting a great cause. These senior programs are a good opportunity to retired people to get out and socialize more. Can see how important places like this are.
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In this case it's not only the usual translation thing The article indeed said "crèche" that can be translated by "nursery", that's why they put it into quotation marks..So at least for once it's not Google's fault..

Last Monday, May 23, Prince Laurent attended the opening of the expansion of the small pets department of the Ghent University:


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Yesterday, May 26, Prince Laurent visited the exhibition "Fashion in the Belle Epoque" at the Belle Epoque Centrum in Blankenberge.



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** krantvanblankenberge.be: Prins Laurent bezoekt het Belle Epoque Centrum ** translation **


** nieuwsblad.be: Koninklijk bezoek in Belle Epoque museum: “Prins was oprecht geïnteresseerd” ** translation **
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On May 27 Prince Laurent attended the funeral ceremony of Flemish comedian Gaston Berghmans at the Sint-Andrieskerk in Antwerp. Gaston Berghmans had passed away at the age of 90 years old.



** belga gallery ** gva.be: Prins Laurent troost superfan van Gaston ** translation **
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Old 06-15-2016, 03:49 PM
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"Prince Laurent and Palace disagree about " work""


www.vorsten.nl/2016/06/15/prins-laurent-en-paleis-oneens-over-werk/ - Translator
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Vorsten's story is based on the reporting of Wim Dehandschutter in Het Nieuwsblad.

Prins probeert politici te overtuigen dat hij dubbel zo hard... - Het Nieuwsblad

Het Nieuwsblad has the full list of the 69 events that Prince Laurent counted as work duties in his 2015 annual report to parliament. The 36 events in bold are the only ones counted as duties in the palace agenda.

Bezoek aan boerderij of rally? Werken, volgens Laurent - Het Nieuwsblad
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Prince Laurent and Princess Claire made a visit to Logis de Louvranges in Wavre yesterday, June 24. Logis de Louvranges is an initiative of Caritas International and supports women who are alone or with children in their asylum procedure.


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