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Old 12-11-2012, 06:17 PM
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Here's a video of today's event with Queen Paola.
Sénat: la reine Paola a récompensé 18 femmes de paix belges - Vidéo - RTL Vidéos
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Old 12-12-2012, 03:27 PM
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We've already seen that particular gesture here: pictures_Olivier_Polet_040.JPG | Olivier Polet
I daresay Queen Paola has a weakness for her husband's characteristic nose, at least from an artistic point of view. Her respective expertise is well-known .
Oh, it's true! Thanks for sharing the pic. I loved you're explanation She really has an issue with his nose
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Old 12-13-2012, 08:17 AM
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Queen Paola today, December 13, attended a commemoration for the victims of the shooting and grenades attack by Nordine Amrani one year after the attack at the Place Saint-Lambert, in the center of Liege.




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** lavenir.net gallery: Fusillade à Liège, un an après: journée du souvenir (direct) **


** rtbf.be gallery: Liège: plusieurs centaines de personnes ont rendu hommage aux victimes de la tuerie **




And King Albert today attended the colloquim 'Beter Samen Leven - Mieux Vivre Ensemble' (A better life together) on the occasion of 10 years of the right on social integration in Brussels.



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** knack.be: Tien jaar recht op maatschappelijke integratie brengt niet iedereen in feeststemming ** translation **
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Old 12-21-2012, 01:35 PM
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Today, December 10, King Albert and Queen Paola visited the business premises of the magazine "Le Soir" in Brussels on the occasion of the magazine's 125th anniversary.
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Suchen - Getty Images DE: queen Paola, BEL: King Albert II and Queen Paola of Belgium Visit Rossel & Cie Media Company (gallery)
http://asa.svenskdam.se/wp-content/u...12/albert-.jpg (a delightful double portrait of Belgium's king ,yet I favour the original)
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Old 12-26-2012, 08:29 AM
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The christmas speech of the king:



King Albert II received a lot of criticism for the speech and is accused of 'populism':

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Old 12-26-2012, 08:31 AM
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Here's King Albert's Christmas and New Year's Speech 2012:



** Pic ** belga gallery ** rtl.be video: Discours du Roi Albert II pour Noël et Nouvel An **


** Discours du Roi à l’occasion de Noël et du Nouvel An - 24 décembre 2012 ** translation **
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Old 12-28-2012, 06:30 PM
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The speech by the King has now hit the Danish media, which is why I've learned about it.

I understand there has been some controversy over the speech.
Perhaps someone can enlighten us, please? Without of course taking sides politically.

How much of a row is this really?
How about the people, is this an issue at all to the man on the street?
Has it happened before that King Albert has let out politically controversial remarks?
Could the King influence the general political opinion significantly anyway?
Will an attack or severe critisism by politicians backfire?
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Old 12-28-2012, 07:07 PM
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The speech by the King has now hit the Danish media, which is why I've learned about it.

I understand there has been some controversy over the speech.
Perhaps someone can enlighten us, please? Without of course taking sides politically.

How much of a row is this really?
How about the people, is this an issue at all to the man on the street?
Has it happened before that King Albert has let out politically controversial remarks?
Could the King influence the general political opinion significantly anyway?
Will an attack or severe critisism by politicians backfire?
I found this on the BBC

BBC News - Belgium King Albert II Christmas speech sparks controversy
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I am not sure the appropriate place to pose this question.. I have read the King and Queen reconciled in the mid-late 70s but also the 80s....does anyone know when in fact they did reconcile and was a big deal made about it in the press? Or did they just start appearing together more frequently? I am just curious because they are so loving and affectionate with each other now, I just cannot imagine the alternative. I looked through some of the other threads to see if this was discussed already but didn't see anything...apologies if I missed it
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Old 12-29-2012, 03:50 PM
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I am not sure the appropriate place to pose this question.. I have read the King and Queen reconciled in the mid-late 70s but also the 80s....does anyone know when in fact they did reconcile and was a big deal made about it in the press? Or did they just start appearing together more frequently? I am just curious because they are so loving and affectionate with each other now, I just cannot imagine the alternative. I looked through some of the other threads to see if this was discussed already but didn't see anything...apologies if I missed it
AFAIK the fact that they almost divorced in the 1960's was unknown until publications in the last decade mentioned it ( among others by his daughter Delphine Boel)... it certainly wasn't known at the time that their marriage crisis was that severe..
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Thanks Lee-Z. Times are certainly different (1960's vs today) regarding how informattion is leaked/disseminated to the public. I had not realized they were actually separated for many many years.
Its so nice to see them together, so loving and affectionate. I love a happy ending :)
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Jean-Pascal Labille has taken the oath at the ministers oath ceremony in front of King Albert in Laeken, Brussels on January 18, 2013. Jean-Pascal Labille succeeds Paul Magnette who becomes PS chairman.



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Today, King Albert and Queen Paola received on the occasion of the New Year at the Royal Palace of Brussels: the President and Vice-presidents of the European Parliament, the President of the European Council, the President, Vice- presidents and Members of the European Commission, Permanent Representatives, associated Permanent Representatives, Representatives attached to the Political and Safety Committee, Representatives attached to the Military Committee of the European Union and Chiefs of Mission accredited by the European Commission, as well as Representatives of the Economic and Social Committee and Committee of the Regions.
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Here are some more pics of today's reception:



** belga gallery ** gettyimages/photonews **


** zimbio/gettyimages gallery: King And Queen Of Belgium European Commission Officials.. **
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On January 30, 2013 Queen Paola attended the presentation of the 10th edition of the "Safer Internet Day" campaign of Child Focus at the Child Focus headquarters in Brussels:
http://www.profimedia.cz/fotografie/...0152918205.jpg; http://www.profimedia.cz/fotografie/...0152917962.jpg
BelgaPicture - Category details; http://www.picturedesk.com/bild-disp...e-779d297df4a3; http://www.gettyimages.de/Search/Sea...&p=queen+Paola (picture galleries)
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Here's a pictured article about today's event:



** 7sur7.be: La Reine visite les locaux de Child Focus à Laeken ** translation **
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Thank you, iceflower! Her Majesty leaving that "e-safety cube" to enter the Child Focus quarters was a very nice scene: http://imageshack.us/a/img841/2535/160367915.jpg I'm yearning for a computer program which makes the real Paola jump out of my desktop . As always when surrounded by children, she beamed happily, glancing at them attentively and lovingly as if they were her own grandchildren .
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King Albert and Queen Paola have recently made a private visit to Carcassonne:



** Pic ** sudinfo.be: Albert et Paola en escapade à Carcassonne ** translation **


** aavccarcassonne.blogs: Jean Cazaux, notre président a reçu le roi et la reine de Belgique **
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Old 02-20-2013, 08:19 AM
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On February 20, 2013 King Albert and Queen Paola visited the exhibition called "Hospital of the Queen, Red Cross, the Ocean and De Panne, 1914-1918" at the culture center "De Scharbiellie" in De Panne:
http://www.profimedia.cz/fotografie/...0154160730.jpg; http://www.profimedia.cz/fotografie/...0154164501.jpg
BelgaPicture - Category details; http://www.gettyimages.de/Search/Sea...&p=queen+Paola (picture galleries)
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Here are two more galleries from yesterday and some lovely pics from a nice Belgian blog:



** afp gallery ** isopix gallery ** depanneblogt.be: Koninklijk bezoek… **
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