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Old 06-02-2012, 03:32 PM
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Princess Astrid's 50th Birthday

Fantastic new pictures of the family were made today, June 2, 2012.


Princess Astrid will be 50 on June 5 and already celebrated her birthday with several family members!

Only Queen Fabiola, Crown Prince Philippe, Crown Princess Mathilde and their children were not present.



** Pic 1 ** Pic 2 ** Pic 3 ** Pic 4 ** Pic 5 ** Pic 6 ** Pic 7 ** Pic 8 **


** reuters/ap/gettyimages gallery ** belga gallery ** isopix gallery **


** hln.be: Prinses Astrid viert 50ste verjaardag **


** nieuwsblad.be: FOTOSPECIAL. Prinses Astrid viert 50ste verjaardag **
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Old 06-02-2012, 03:44 PM
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Where were the Crown Prince family? It's a shame they weren't there.
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Old 06-02-2012, 04:10 PM
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Where were the Crown Prince family? It's a shame they weren't there.
Prince Philippe attended an other event, and princess Mathilde was with the children at school, they were performing at a school spectacle.
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Fantastic new pictures of the family were made today, June 2, 2012.


Princess Astrid will be 50 on June 5 and already celebrated her birthday with several family members!

Only Queen Fabiola, Crown Prince Philippe, Crown Princess Mathilde and their children were not present.



** Pic 1 ** Pic 2 ** Pic 3 ** Pic 4 ** Pic 5 ** Pic 6 ** Pic 7 ** Pic 8 **


** reuters/ap/gettyimages gallery ** belga gallery ** isopix gallery **


** hln.be: Prinses Astrid viert 50ste verjaardag **


** nieuwsblad.be: FOTOSPECIAL. Prinses Astrid viert 50ste verjaardag **
Lovely pictures.

According to the article princess Mathilde was present at the lunch with her 2 daughters, prince Philippe was abroad and Queen Fabiola was sick.
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Old 06-02-2012, 04:22 PM
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Sooo Lovely Family Pics , Thank you iceflower :)
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Old 06-02-2012, 04:26 PM
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Old 06-03-2012, 02:26 AM
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Princess Astrid celebrates her 50th birthday in the circle of family.
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Old 06-03-2012, 03:00 AM
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Lovely photos. Great to see Astrid's children together.
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Old 06-03-2012, 03:21 AM
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Thanks for the article. I didn't realize that four of the five kids are studying or living abroad. Must be very quiet for them normally.
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Prince Philippe was not there since he is in the USA for the Bilderbergconference.
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Princess Mathilde and her daugters attended the luch.
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It say that Queen Fabiola was unable to attend too, and she felt unwell. The article says that Mathilde did not attend as her children had a celebration at school. Nice to see that Laurent was there too with his family. The princess looks great for her age btw and seems to be one of the most sympathetic people of the family!

Was the lunch after the official photo shoot? I guess a few of her Habsburg and Luxembourg/Liechtenstein relatives may have been there too. A pity that Archduchess Margherita wasn't included in the pictures as she usually is.
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She looks great for her age! Nice to see that most of the family was there, pity the rest couldn't make it.
Any idea why this was celebrated before her actual birthday date?
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I think they did a pre-celebration to allow her working children to be there.
She is wonderful and what a smile !
Queen Paola was not in her good days.
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In addition to the family pics, some really nice official portraits of Princess Astrid and Prince Lorenz have been made:




** Pic 1 ** Pic 2 ** Pic 3 ** Pic 4 ** Pic 5 ** belga gallery **
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I must say, astrid looks better at 50 than at 15, or 25
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Auntie , you are absolutely right!
The same for Princess Margriet of the Netherlands.
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I must say, astrid looks better at 50 than at 15, or 25

I think that's one of the compliments a woman of that age likes best


Here are the pics without watermarks:



** Pic 1 ** Pic 2 ** Pic 3 ** Pic 4 ** reuters/daylife **

** presscenter.org: 50ste verjaardag Prinses Astrid van België **
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I love the new pics of Astrid and Lorenz. The princess looks fabulous.
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She looks great. Astrid and Lorenz look like such a sweet couple in the new official pics.
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Old 06-04-2012, 04:54 PM
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Fantastic new pictures of the family were made today, June 2, 2012.
Princess Astrid will be 50 on June 5 and already celebrated her birthday with several family members! Only Queen Fabiola, Crown Prince Philippe, Crown Princess Mathilde and their children were not present.
** Pic 1 ** Pic 2 ** Pic 3 ** Pic 4 ** Pic 5 ** Pic 6 ** Pic 7 ** Pic 8 **
** reuters/ap/gettyimages gallery ** belga gallery ** isopix gallery **
** hln.be: Prinses Astrid viert 50ste verjaardag **
** nieuwsblad.be: FOTOSPECIAL. Prinses Astrid viert 50ste verjaardag **
Still from the family pre-celebrations of Princess Astrid's 50th birthday:
La princesse Astrid fête son 50e anniversaire - L'Avenir (another photo gallery)
Astrid a fêté ses 50 ans en famille (photos) | rue royale (blog entry including two nice high resolution pictures http://blog.soirmag.lesoir.be/rue-ro...372419-015.jpg; http://blog.soirmag.lesoir.be/rue-ro...372419-019.jpg)
http://www.nieuwsblad.be/article/det...20605_00173082 (video -June 5)
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