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Old 07-12-2014, 05:16 PM
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Prince Laurent attended a memorial service at the Cenotaph in London today, July 12, honouring the Belgians who died in battle during the World Wars.



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Old 07-12-2014, 11:48 PM
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I really like how Philippe is giving Laurent more work to do, shows his trust in his brother and I think it will give the younger one a world of good.
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Old 07-13-2014, 05:10 AM
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I am amazed at how much faith Philippe has shown in his brother Prince Laurent. Am I wrong in believing that he had a very low profile and generally wasn't a working royal until Philippe succeeded. He just seems to have a much higher profile now and has more gravitas.

So too with Laurent's wife Princess Claire being entrusted to represent King Philippe at the Franco-Belgian ceremony for the 70th Anniversary of the D-Day landings. That was no small event.

It just seems as though their duties have more substance than fluff and that they and their family seems to be thriving if the snaps from watching the World Cup are any indication.
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Old 07-13-2014, 05:37 AM
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I've seen on a FB page a picture (i'm not showing it here because I'm not sure I can use it) of the King visiting the Pantheon in Rome the day after Prince Amedeo's wedding with his family and with Laurent and his family. This shows to me how close they are and it clearly reflect on the public side.
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Old 07-13-2014, 07:37 AM
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He did it well , He is the only Prince who can represent the King for the moment !
The relationship with the brothers is never bad , the King visited his brother when he was ill and at the hospital several times.

For our National day 21th of July , Laurent and Astrid will attend. I wonder who will have the "second place " ?
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Old 07-13-2014, 02:13 PM
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I think Princess Elizabeth, as she is now the Duchess of Brabant.
For Princess Astrid and Prince Laurent things as they were always remain.
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Old 07-14-2014, 02:28 AM
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I am amazed at how much faith Philippe has shown in his brother Prince Laurent. Am I wrong in believing that he had a very low profile and generally wasn't a working royal until Philippe succeeded. He just seems to have a much higher profile now and has more gravitas.

So too with Laurent's wife Princess Claire being entrusted to represent King Philippe at the Franco-Belgian ceremony for the 70th Anniversary of the D-Day landings. That was no small event.

It just seems as though their duties have more substance than fluff and that they and their family seems to be thriving if the snaps from watching the World Cup are any indication.
The relationship between Albert and Laurent has always been very bad, so the former King didn't really want to do much with his younger son, while Philippe has always sided with his brother and it is showing right now when he's King.

Philippe understands his children are still too young to carry on official duties, so he's asking his siblings to step up and they are repaying his faith on them.

Claire is very liked in the royal family, was asked to be godmother of one of P&M children, I've seen her chatting and having a good time with Lorenz, with Astrid, with the former monarchs, even with Princess Lea and Philippe knows he can count on her as well.
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Prince Laurent represented King Philippe during the arrival ceremony for the first bodies from flight MH17 in Eindhoven, Netherlands, today, July 23.



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Laurent seems to be a very decent guy. I saw some picture of him wiping his eyes. He is not oblivious. He seems to care.
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It is great that Prince Laurent undertook an engagement.
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Laurent vervangt Filip op diens ‘rustige dag’ - Het Nieuwsblad

According to this article, Philippe took a day of "rest", hadn't been free for a while due to National Day and government formations and Laurent immediately stepped up and agreed to represent him.

Great to see how much trust there is between the brothers and the fact that Laurent now feels appreciated and has things to keep him occupied.
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If this is true it is even nicer. King Philippe's obvious trust and reliance on Laurent seems to make them both seem more, in some real way, than they were a year ago.
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I didn't even recognize him at first! But it was good that he was there.
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Prince Laurent visits dancefestival Tommorowland together with Claire's siter Joanna and her daughter Emma.
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it's so good to see Laurent in good spirits, he is seemingly healthy again and looks happy
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Prince Laurent and Prince Aymeric visited the Libramont Agricultural fair in Libramont today, July 28.



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Nice positive interview . The Prince said he is still taking tablets that may explain He was sleeping during the royal Defile.
He said the best thing for me is to be active !
But what a nice father he is !
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Prince Laurent and Prince Aymeric visited the Libramont Agricultural fair in Libramont today, July 28.



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It's great to see Prince Laurent with his son. Hope to see him often !
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Could Laurent be the father of a teenage son?
Royal Musings: Oh dear: is Prince Laurent the father of a teenage son?
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