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Old 02-02-2012, 02:37 AM
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Here's some more information about Queen Paola's visit to the "Heldenhuis" (The House of Heroes)
in Halle yesterday, February 1, 2012:



** nieuwsblad.be: Koningin Paola bezoekt gloednieuw Heldenhuis ** translation **


And a short video can be found here:


** ringtv.be: Koningin bezoekt Heldenhuis Halle **
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Old 02-02-2012, 10:43 AM
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On February 2nd, 2012 King Albert and Queen Paola received the chiefs of diplomatic and consular staff at the Royal Castle of Brussels on the occasion of the Diplomatic Days:
http://www.picturedesk.com/bild-disp...Vzc2VscyA9Il19
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Old 02-14-2012, 07:30 AM
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Queen Paola attended a masterclass of famous cello player Gary Hoffman at the Chapelle
Musciale Reine Elisabeth in Waterloo today, February 14, 2012.
The visit marks the opening of classes in cello as the fifth discipline of the arts programme
available to students of the Chapelle Musciale Reine Elisabeth.



** Pic 1 ** Pic 2 ** Pic 3 ** Pic 4 ** belga gallery ** isopix gallery **
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Old 02-15-2012, 11:46 AM
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Thanks for the pictures . Here you can see a short video of Queen Paola's presence at that cello masterclass: La Reine Paola à la Chapelle musicale
Another photo gallery: http://www.hollandse-hoogte.nl/bin/H...&rnd=1795.5.19
I've just discovered that hollandse hoogte also offers photos from the queen's recent events on January 26 and February 1st, 2012: http://www.hollandse-hoogte.nl/bin/H...C6&rnd=4725.50; http://www.hollandse-hoogte.nl/bin/H...F5&rnd=3213.34
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King Albert has received the President of the United Nations 66th General Assembly Nassir
Abdulaziz Al-Nasser at the Laken/Laeken Royal Castle in Brussels on March 6, 2012.



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King Albert and Queen Paola have been in Waremme today, March 7, 2012:




** Pic ** lavenir.net: gallery and videos: Le Roi et la Reine sont à Waremme (en direct) **


** belga gallery ** gettyimages gallery **


And here are the gettyimages pics without watermarks:


** daylife/gettyimages gallery ** zimbio gallery **
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King Albert and Queen Paoal will go later today to the military airport in Melsbroek. The royal couple will attend the departure of the familes of the victims from the bus accident to Switzerland. The royal couple will not travel to Switerland.
A catastrophic coach crash killed at least 22 Belgian children and six adults - after the vehicle veered, hit a kerb and then rammed into a concrete wall in a Swiss tunnel.

22 children killed and dozens more hurt in devastating Switzerland coach crash
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King Albert and Queen Paola made a visit to the 'Vrij Technisch Instituut Aalst', a secondary
school in Aalst that celebrates it's 100th anniversary today, March 14.

A minute of silence for the victims of the bus accident in Switzerland was held during the visit.



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Old 03-14-2012, 08:05 AM
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The King went to confort parents of the victims who were going to leave to Switzerland. The horror of it is that a lot of the parents don't yet know if their child is alive or else
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I share the sorrow of the families affected by this terrible accident and also of the people of Belgium I like a lot. They are all in my prayers
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Old 03-14-2012, 08:54 AM
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Those families plus the remaining responsible school staff on-site as well as at home in Belgium are also in my thoughts and prayers. It must be such a heavy burden for all of them!
King Albert II and Queen Paola today at Melsbroek Military Airport near Brussels, meeting the families of the victims:
http://picture.belga.be/belgapicture...e/3586626.html; http://news.daylife.com/search/photo...+March+14+2012; http://www.picturedesk.com/bild-disp...AxNCAyMDEyIl19; http://www.nieuwsblad.be/article/det...MF20120314_119 (galleries 2-4 include pictures from the royal couple's visit to the "Vrij Technisch Instituut Aalst")

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King Albert and Queen Paola made a visit to the 'Vrij Technisch Instituut Aalst', a secondary school in Aalst that celebrates it's 100th anniversary today, March 14. A minute of silence for the victims of the bus accident in Switzerland was held during the visit.
** Pic 1 ** Pic 2 ** Pic 3 ** belga gallery **
One further photo compilation: http://www.nieuwsblad.be/article/det...MF20120314_219
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King Albert II and Queen Paola met the families of the victims of the horrible tragedy that occured there. A bus carrying a Belgian school party home from a ski trip crashed into the wall of a tunnel in Switzerland late on Tuesday, killing 28 people, mostly children. Distraught parents, many of whom still did not know if their children were among the 22 pupils killed, gathered at a school in Belgium to be flown to Switzerland on military aircraft.

The King and Queen arrived at Melsbroek military airport. Upon arrival, they were briefed by the Prime Minister Elio Di Rupo and Defence Minister Pieter De Crem. Their Majesties observed a minute of silence for the victims of the tragedy.

What a sad duty their Majesties have! The expression on their faces says just what a horrible blow it was for the Belgians.
My prayers and thoughts are with the families of victims.
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King Albert II and Queen Paola left for Switzerland to be with the families of the victims of the horrible tragedy that occured there. A bus carrying a Belgian school party home from a ski trip crashed into the wall of a tunnel in Switzerland late on Tuesday, killing 28 people, mostly children. Distraught parents, many of whom still did not know if their children were among the 22 pupils killed, gathered at a school in Belgium to be flown to Switzerland on military aircraft.

The King and Queen arrived at Melsbroek military airport before departing for Switzerland March 14, 2012. Upon arrival, they were briefed by the Prime Minister Elio Di Rupo and Defence Minister Pieter De Crem. They took the same plane that carried the relatives of the victims. Upon arrival, Their Majesties observed a minute of silence for the victims of the tragedy.

What a sad duty their Majesties have! The expression on their faces says just what a horrible blow it was for the Belgians.
My prayers and thoughts are with the families of victims.
The kind and Queen will not travel to Switserland. They came to the airport to see the parents of the childern.
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Thank you for the information; I have corrected my post.
My impress Their Majesty's were leaving for Switzerland was based on the captions for their pictures.
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TM met parents at that moment who did not know if their child was still alive or tragically not. I just saw pictures of the Bus : the front of the bus disappeared in the wall of the tunnel. The bus drivers , the teacher Mr Frank, a Lady from School children sitting in the front are between the victims . No list has been published yet.
This dramatic black 14 March for Belgium should be a new thread. Thanks
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King Albert and Queen Paola will not only be present at a memorial in Lommel on March 21 honouring the victims of the bus tragedy (http://www.theroyalforums.com/forums...ml#post1387646) but also attend the funerals of seven schoolchildren in Louvain/Leuven on March 22, 2012:
Le Roi ira aux funérailles des victimes de Sierre | rue royale; http://www.lavenir.net/article/detai...20316_00132576
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King Albert and Queen Paola attended the memorial service at the Soeverein Arena in Lommel today, March 21, 2012.





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Thanks a lot ice-flower for sending already these pictures . You are doing great work. I apologize for being harsh last week I was still impressed it was belgian’s national mourning day.
The Lady who is crying is the Swiss President.
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King Albert and Queen Paola attended the memorial service at the Soeverein Arena in Lommel today, March 21, 2012.





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It was a beautifull,immensely sad and gutwrenching ceremony.To hear all the testemonies by the parents and/or siblings,loved ones,it just chooked me up.
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