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Old 09-10-2015, 07:51 PM
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Princess Astrid and her family (husband and children) have always impressed me as an above-average collateral branch of a royal house. Amedeo for example had an education comparable to that of a crown prince, which is somewhat rare for someone who was so far down in the line of succession.

In any case, I once wrote in one of the TRF forums that I felt Astrid would make a better regent than Queen Mathilde in the unlikely scenario that princess Elisabeth succeeds to the throne before she is 18. At the time, I was much criticized for that opinion, but I still stand by what I said.


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Well, after all Amedeo has not been so much far down in the line of succession until he was at least 15; when Elisabeth was born he was still the third in the line of succession, after Philippe and Astrid. This may explain the choices about his education.

Wasn't Amedeos and his siblings inclusion in the Order of Succession because it was feared that Philippe would never marry?


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Old 09-11-2015, 06:10 AM
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Yes, basically this is the main reason for the change of the succession rules back in 1991.
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Old 09-11-2015, 07:02 AM
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I agree, King Baudouin did not want to see Laurent King of the Belgians...

14 years later Prince Amadeo may have a private life being not on the succession list anymore.
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Old 09-12-2015, 03:05 AM
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Prince Radu welcomed prince Lorenz to his visit to Romania at the airport on Friday.
Vizită regală belgiană în România _ Familia Regală a României _ Royal Family of Romania
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Prince Lorenz attended on Friday evening with Crown princess Margarita and prince Radu at the Red Cross Gala 2015 and the launch of the First Aid International Competition, organized for the first time in Romania.
Capitala Primului Ajutor _ Familia Regală a României _ Royal Family of Romania
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Old 09-14-2015, 08:57 AM
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On Saturday, September 12, crown princess Margarita delivered the Order of the Crown Grand Cross to Prince Lorenz of Belgium at the Hall of Honor in Peleș Castle.
The high guest was awarded by his Majesty for the contribution of twenty years to the development of Romania, for the attachment of the front of the values and principles of the Crown and for the affection he has revealed, so many times, in public circumstances, in relation to our country. The decoration was conferred on the eve of his 60th birthday.
Crown princess Margarita and prince Radu hosted a dinner in honor of Prince Lorenz. Princess Maria attended at the order ceremony and at the dinner.
Belgian Royal guest spent two days at Sinaia, where he visited the town, he reviewed the Royal domain and met some of the employees of the Romanian Royal family. Prince Lorenz is also a member of the Royal Council.
Seară la Castelul Regal Peleș, 12 septembrie 2015 _ Familia Regală a României _ Royal Family of Romania
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Old 09-14-2015, 06:43 PM
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Strange that Astrid didn't go with him.
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Old 09-14-2015, 06:56 PM
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As it was posted in anothe thread (in the Romanian forum), originally it was planned that also Princess Astrid attended with Lorenz, but eventually couldn't go due to a medical condition.
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Thank you for the info!
I've heard about Astrid's medical condition for a while, seems like she gets sick often or is it just my impression?
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Yesterday, September 24, Princess Astrid attended a training to mine clearance at the barracks Meerdaal in Oud-Heverlee.



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Old 09-25-2015, 01:19 PM
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First Event since a long time.
Princess Astrid does not find her place in the now royal Family.
She is Chairwomen of nearly nothing.


and she receives a Dotation....
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Princess Astrid and Princess Anne attended the celebrations marking the centenary of the death of Edith Cavell in Uccle, Brussels today, October 12.

"The British nurse Edith Cavell was killed hundred years ago by German during WWI. Edith Cavell is celebrated for saving the lives of soldiers from both sides without discrimination and in helping some 200 Allied soldiers escaped from German-occupied Belgium during the First World War, for which she was arrested. She was subsequently court-martialled, found guilty of treason and sentenced to death. Despite international pressure for mercy, she was shot by a German firing squad. Her execution received worldwide condemnation and extensive press coverage"



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Biography of Edith Cavell - an Anglican saint:

https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edith_Cavell
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The unveiling of a new bust by Princess Anne and Belgium’s Princess Astrid in the Parc Montjoie.


Edith Cavell: 100th anniversary to mark death of World War I nurse revered in Britain | People | News | The Independent
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A report from the Daily Telegraph:

Edith Cavell 100 years on: Heroine WW1 nurse receives royal commemoration - Telegraph

Here is a link to an image of the Edith Cavell Memorial outside Norwich Cathedral, which most locals are familiar with, so it is nice to see the modern sculpture unveiled yesterday:

https://norfolkwomeninhistory.files....l-monument.jpg
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On Monday, November 30, Princess Astrid attended the 14th Meeting of the States Parties (14MSP) to the Mine Ban Treaty at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland:


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On the occasion of Prince Lorenz' 60th birthday today, December 16, the Royal Palace has released three new photos of him and Princess Astrid:



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What a surprise! I didn´t expect photos.
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On the occasion of Prince Lorenz' 60th birthday today, December 16, the Royal Palace has released three new photos of him and Princess Astrid:



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I'm glad the occasion was marked,Astrid and Lorenz are among my favourite royal couples.
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Princess Astrid takes part in a lunch as part of the diplomatic contact days : Handmade in Belgium
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Prince Lorenz told on TV that he travelled with each of his Children.

When he travelled with Amedeo , he told his father that he was in love with Lilli.

A good idea for parents to travel with each Child to know them better.

Prince laurent came with one of his twins to the car Exhibiton, the other twin being not so interested with Car mechanics.
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