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Old 04-19-2019, 07:59 AM
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Princess Astrid & Prince Lorenz of Belgium Current Events


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Princess Astrid attended the second edition of the biennial "AstraZeneca Foundation Award" for biopharmaceutical research at the Palais des Academies in Brussels today, May 3:


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Today, May 9, Princess Astrid attended the award ceremony of the Prince Albert Fund in Brussels:


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Princess Astrid , Prince Lorenz and their children ,Princess Luisa Maria, Princess Laetitia Maria and Prince Joachim pictured at a polling station in Laken, Brussels, today 26 May

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Princess Astrid , Prince Lorenz and their children ,Princess Luisa Maria, Princess Laetitia Maria and Prince Joachim pictured at a polling station in Laken, Brussels, today 26 May

https://www.belgaimage.be/#/gallery/6591848



It is unusual to see members of a Royal Family going to the polls as they normally abstain from voting, even though they are entitled to do so if they wish. Is that common in Belgium ?
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Old 05-26-2019, 08:25 AM
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It is unusual to see members of a Royal Family going to the polls as they normally abstain from voting, even though they are entitled to do so if they wish. Is that common in Belgium ?
As far as I know Mathilde and Philippe used to vote regularly. Only the king and queen abstain from voting.
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Old 05-26-2019, 08:50 AM
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When King Baudouin passed away Queen Fabiola had to vote for the first time...
I did not see King Albert II and Queen Paola.
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Voting is still mandatory in Belgium.

Quote of the website of Belgium newssite VRT News:
https://www.vrt.be/vrtnws/en/2019/05/26/princess-astrid-and-her-family-vote-in-brussels/

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Princess Astrid and her family vote in Brussels
Although King Filip and Queen Mathilde don’t vote as they are obliged to be politically neutral, the other members of the Belgian Royal family will be voting today. On Sunday morning the King’s sister Princess Astrid, her husband Prince Lorenz and three of her children cast their votes at a polling station in the Brussels district of Laken.
I had hoped that we could see pictures of King Albert and King Paola who cast their vote. Unless, for example, they have authorized someone else to do that. Queen Fabiola did that when it became too difficult for her to vote, I think.
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Isn't voting compulsory in Belgium? I expect this is why the RF (except the reigning sovereign & spouse) vote - to show they also have to comply with the law.
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I do think there is nothing else behind it than that they have to vote like all other Belgians today. And that the photographers think they can take a nice picture of it among all the other election news.
Incidentally, one of the many parliaments that the Belgians are voting on today is for the European Parliament. This is being voted on today in several European countries. And I have also seen photos of some of the members of the Luxembourg Grand-Ducal family.
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Would it not be possible for them to have voted via Letter. In Germany one can do this when one is abroad at the time of the elcetion or can not go in person on the Day of the election.
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Maybe they think it encourages everyone to vote if even the RF are seen to do it.
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Maybe they think it encourages everyone to vote if even the RF are seen to do it.

People have to vote anyway as in Belgium it is duty to vote.
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I had hoped that we could see pictures of King Albert and King Paola who cast their vote. Unless, for example, they have authorized someone else to do that. Queen Fabiola did that when it became too difficult for her to vote, I think.

O hurray I now see pictures of them voting. And they seem to have fun with it.
https://www.belgaimage.be/#/image/150506351
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It is nice to see Prince Joachim and Princesses Luisa and Laetitia in Belgium again. Have any of them moved back to the country, or are they merely on a visit?
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Yesterday, May 28, Princess Astrid attended an academic session and award ceremony of the Queen Elisabeth Medical Foundation:


** monarchie: Séance académique et remise des prix de la Fondation Médicale Reine Elisabeth **
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Princess Astrid accompanied by Prince Lorenz has opened the National Games of the Special Olympics in Sint-Niklaas yesterday, May 29:


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** sporza video: Prinses Astrid opent de Special Olympics in Sint-Niklaas **


** vrt video: Prinses Astrid opent nationale spelen van Special Olympics in Sint-Niklaas **


And they attended the opening of the PiKANT! exhibition organized by The Phoebus Foundation at the Saint Martin Church and the Orangery and the Water Castle of Moorsel:


** nieuwsblad.be gallery: "Prinses Astrid is een enorm vriendelijke dame" **


** hln article with photos: IN BEELD: Prinses Astrid opent PiKANT! in Moorsel **
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