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Old 07-19-2016, 03:11 AM
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Prince Laurent as FAO Special Ambassador for Forests and the Environment spoke during the opening ceremony of the Committee on Forestry COFO23 and 5th World Forest Week (WFW) at the FAO Headquarters in Rome yesterday, July 18:


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Prince Laurent is now on twitter:

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Radio station 'Studio Brussel' called with prince Laurent. They had judo player Dirk van Tichelt in their studio, who won a bronze medal in the Rio Olympics. Van Tichelt claimed that he was disappointed that the palace did not congratulate him yet with his medal.

The radio host thought it was a great idea to not call the palace but prince Laurent. After they first got the voice mail of Villa Clémentine, with the second try Prince Laurent actually answered the phone.

The surprised prince wondered why they called him, after which Van Tichelt explained the 'issue'. The prince sensibly asked him to call him the next day (without the radio I suppose) and asked him to text his coordinates so they could arrange a personal meeting.

Teleurgestelde Dirk Van Tichelt belt prins Laurent - HLN.be

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Prince Laurent wants to retrieve 45 million Euros from the Libyan government, money which he (his company?) once invested in a forestation project which never materialized. He has petitioned to confisquate the Airbus of the late colonel Khadaffi which is stored in Paris. Experts claim it is unlikely he will retrieve his money.

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Last weekend Prince Laurent and Princess Claire attended the European Dog Show 2016 in Brussels that took place from August 26 - 28. The article below says two of their children were there as well:



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** lavenir.net: 12.186 chiens et 30.000 personnes à l'European Dog Show tout le week-end ** translation **
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On September 4 Prince Laurent attended the 438th historic celebration of the Festin (Feast) celebration, a renaissance festival, in Lessines:



** notele.be video: Le Prince Laurent au cortège du Festin **


** lavenir.net gallery: PHOTOS | Le prince Laurent honore le 438e Festin de Lessines **
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On September 7 Prince Laurent attended the inauguration of four windows designed by Gottfried Honegger and the presentation of new sculptures at the Cathédrale Saint-Paul in Liège.



** gouverneur.provincedeliege.be gallery: Visite de S.A.R. le Prince Laurent à la Cathédrale Saint-Paul à Liège **
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Always alone.
No official Duty for Princess Claire ! (comparing Princess Laurentien)
They send often Princess Lea , a minor Royal who likes that very much.
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Yes, I would like to see P Claire, I appreciated her a lot, I read that P Astrid complainted that she had almost no more work.
It is a shame we could not see these two princesses, they were very present at the times of King Albert.
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Prince Laurent and Princess Claire at the opening session of the 28em edition of the Heritage days at the Abbey

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You ca find two more pics of the couple attending the event in the following gallery:


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A non smiling Princess Claire or a miss of pictures .
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Old 09-15-2016, 08:07 AM
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I amhappy to see princess Claire

I think we may stop to interpret when a princess is not smiling
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On September 17 Prince Laurent attended the 2016 NATO Memorial Ceremony in Fréthun, France.


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According to Het Nieuwsblad, prince Laurent uses his new twitter account to highlight the events he visits. Apparently the agenda and social media of the royal palace does not cover them, which leaves the impression that he does not attend anything at all.

The palace website shows zero events after July 21st, while his own account shows seven of them. That is why last year there was a large difference in the official amount of public duties, as listed by the palace (36) and as listed by himself (69).

http://gpdhome.typepad.com/nieuwsber...-wel-zelf.html
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According to Het Nieuwsblad, prince Laurent uses his new twitter account to highlight the events he visits. Apparently the agenda and social media of the royal palace does not cover them, which leaves the impression that he does not attend anything at all.

The palace ebsite shows zero events after July 21st, while his own account shows seven of them. That is why last year there was a large difference in the official amount of public duties, as listed by the palace (36) and as listed by himself (69).

http://gpdhome.typepad.com/nieuwsber...-wel-zelf.html
The Belgian Royal Court is known to be, let's say "disorganized", so it wouldn't surprise me if they didn't keep track of all events attended by members of the Royal Family.

Having said that, it wouldn't surprise me either if Laurent counted a few private events as public engagements on his twitter account.
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I don't know what happened, but an independant royal agenda and an independant way of communicating seems messy at the very least. The Dutch court does the same though, not everything for Constantijn and Laurentien is listed either. I have do not know the reason, if it is considered a private hobby or because they want to focus on the core group.

King Filip has professionalized the court greatly these last years, but obviously not the entire family is happy with all changes. The press is writing about trouble between Filip and his parents, between Filip and Astrid and between Filip and Laurent. But then, this is a tradition with the Belgian Coburgs.
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Prince Laurent is a prince of the royal family, he is working for the crown , i don't understand why the court doest not publish his work on the agenda
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The last time of the whole gathering of the Royal Family was Queen Fabiola's Funerals.

No show up at our National Day, or Prince Laurent's attitude were Childish.

Marengo , this is not a tradition with the Belgian Cobourgs. It is alas worse.
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It can't be much worse than between Leopold II and his daughters, maria-olivia . At least everybody is keeping their mouths shut for now, which is good.
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yes I agree, but it is sad !
I just saw pictures of your Royals to day on the balcony . You are lucky !
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