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Old 05-27-2009, 05:17 PM
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Poor Queen Fabiola, she seems to be such a lovely woman...why a whitch?
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Old 05-27-2009, 05:40 PM
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For starters because she had Laurent treated by an exorsist, or so it is claimed .

Perhaps this HUMO interview is interesting to read:
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See this is what I man, Laurent has a bad image because - Someoneheard something somehwre that he did something which they don't approve of.
He seems to be a little bit differnet from the rest of the family. Maybe less religious, or hidebound I don't know.
I also don't get the fuss about Prince Reza being godfather.
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Old 05-27-2009, 05:54 PM
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Indeed, he not as pious as his parents, siblings or aunt. Added to that, like his siblings he was basically raised by the staff of Belvedere, the chauffeur, gardener etc. Or so it was said in the HUMO articles about Queen Fabiola. Paola was usually out of the country, leading the life of a single woman while the prince of Liege had official duties, economic missions etc.

The prince stuggled with all this and suffered from depressions in the 90-ties too.
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Old 05-27-2009, 05:57 PM
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I find it hard to believe that Queen Fabiola would deploy drastic measures such as exorcism. Given the interview in HUMO, my conlcusion is that Prince Laurent's unfavourable image is a result of milking his social status for gaining business advantages. Then again Vaessen would tell anything to defend himself.I am not sure what to believe...
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I've read once..easy without proof..
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Poor Queen Fabiola, she seems to be such a lovely woman...why a whitch?
ahahaha! for many reasons! try and read "La Republique du Roi". It gives you an idea.
Her biographies, trying to be laudatory, causes her dammage, like saying she was (is) such a correct person that she didnŽt talk to her mother for 18 years because her mother took side with her divorced son...........
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Maybe Laurent suffers from the William/Harry syndrome... every royal family needs a "bad boy" so that they look interesting. Didn't everyone complain that Philippe wasn't interesting at all (before he met Mathilde for sure)?
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Maybe Laurent suffers from the William/Harry syndrome... every royal family needs a "bad boy" so that they look interesting. Didn't everyone complain that Philippe wasn't interesting at all (before he met Mathilde for sure)?
Hello!

if it is true Laurent took it to an extreme!!!!!
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Again a bad book and you believe all what is written.
I have in my library more than 50 books about our royals but only the interesting ones.
This is my last message for this thread.
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I guess because he receives a dotation, but doesn't do much.
And only seems to want the positive things of being a royal.
He wants to be a rebel, but he is not.
If he was a real rebel, he would just go live abroad and get a job or so...
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Like his great uncle Prince Charles...
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Again a bad book and you believe all what is written.
as a matter of fact the information about Queen Fabiola not speaking to her mother I found in the bio "La Reine Fabiola, une jeune fille de 80 ans" where they try to portray Fabiola as a saint...........terrible failure!
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I've read once..easy without proof..
Yes, I have no proof, of course. How could I? I'm not a member of The Royal Family.
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Laurent has a negative image in the press. But when you ask Belgians who their favorite member of this family is --- The answer's usually Albert II, or Laurent!

The Belgian press has an attitude towards the royals that's comparable to the British press. There are less scandals in Belgium, so the royals are mostly treated as dumbo's, real idiots. Laurent's an easy victim in this department, because he's hardly had any schooling! He was a bad student, he was constantly bullied because he was a prince, his parents were literally absent during his teen years ...

But the public loves him because he's about the only royal who acts like a "normal person", he's got a very warm heart, he's sensitive and honest, close to people. And they mostly love him for his humour.

So this "bad image" is relative. Philippe, Mathilde and Fabiola's image is much worse, especially in Flanders.
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