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Old 04-02-2006, 04:38 AM
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Baptism of prince Philippe, 17th of May 1960 in the St Jacques sur Koudenberg church in the center of Brussels.

His godmother was Paola's mother and his godfather, ex king Leopold III, Albert's father.

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Old 04-02-2006, 05:09 AM
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some color photos (de post)
Hi!
I smell a rat here.
Phillip was baptised at least 14 days after his birth and in a church in the centre of Brussels BUT Laurent was baptised 2 or 3 days after his birth and in the chapel of the castle Belvedère. Then Laurent's baptism, so soon after his birth and 'at home', was not the 'usual thing' for those days.
Why the difference? Do you know? What about Astrid (the daughter)?
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Old 04-02-2006, 05:26 AM
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Philippe was baptized twice, first a few days after his birth at home at the Belvédère and later in a public ceremony in church. Philippe was the first child of the "new generation" at that time and a boy, so a possible heir, that's why his baptism had more public importance.
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Old 04-02-2006, 05:47 AM
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Philippe was baptized twice, first a few days after his birth at home at the Belvédère and later in a public ceremony in church. Philippe was the first child of the "new generation" at that time and a boy, so a possible heir, that's why his baptism had more public importance.
Thank you!
I didn't know that people could be baptised twice!
And sorry, I didn't want to suggest anything wrong either.
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PS. Ooops! I kept you busy! You answered all my posts!!! Thank you!!!
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Paola with Astrid and Philippe (gamma)

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princess Joséphine-Charlotte (from Yezzz)

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Old 07-20-2006, 05:26 AM
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Don't you think that King Albert looked a lot like Amadeo

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Prince Albert with his Swedish/Danish grandmother, princess Ingeborg, 1937. "Astrid ou le rêve fracassé"

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prince Philippe at his baptism in 1960. (De Post)

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Old 08-16-2006, 04:57 AM
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christmas at the Belvédère in 1965: Paola with little Philippe, Astrid and Laurent (De Post - thanks to chris)

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awwww, these are adorable. :)
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Old 08-18-2006, 04:08 AM
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prince Philippe as a child (le soir illustré - thanks to Chris)

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Old 10-09-2006, 04:45 PM
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Beautiful photos! Some more to add...(all from ACI/Rue des Archives)

Princess Astrid


Prince Philippe


Prince Philippe, Princess Astrid, Prince Laurent
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Queen Paola seems like a very devoted mother to her children.
Such lovely pictures.
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This thread needs some older pics....

if anyones interested.
Queen Elisabeth with Marie-Jose

Leopold, Charles and Marie-Jose, a nice candid shot.
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and just Leopold(III) as a baby.


What a beautiful child...in my opinion. He certainly became QUITE handsome. With two parents that looked like this...

Thats understandable. I simply adore Elisabeth and Albert was very good looking. (Photo obviously lifted from an internet database)
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Marie-Jose's hair was just unbelievable. I love it though.
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Very true, wasn´t she nicknamed ´fuzzy´ by British soldiers who saw her at the villa of her parents during WWI?
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LOL...Oh my God!! I have never seen that picture of Marie Josee's hair!

I am speechless.
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I dont know where the hair came from. Neither of her parents had had it as children...nor her brothers. It was truely unique. She was a beautiful child and young women though.
heres another similar shot.


My Charles looked just like his mother...and quite like her Wittelsbach family esp her father Karl Theodore (Sisi's brother).
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