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Old 12-02-2013, 04:49 PM
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Queen Paola and King Albert attended the annual Christmas concert of the Queen Paola Foundation at the Plaza Hotel in Brussels this evening, December 2, 2013.



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Queen Paola attended a ceremony to celebrate the 15th anniversary of Child Focus, the foundation for missing and sexual exploited children, at the Federal Parliament in Brussels today, December 3, 2013.



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King Albert and Queen Paola viewed the exhibition 'The body of Indian Art' at the Europalia India International Arts Festival at Bozar in Brussels this afternoon, December 12. Europalia is held every two years to celebrate the country's cultural heritage.


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Here's a not-very-attractive story about former King Albert

Former Belgian king 'boycotting' public events after complaining his £760,000 yearly allowance is not enough to live on | Mail Online

The former Belgian King is said to be 'boycotting' public events after complaining that his allowance of £760,000 a year is 'not enough to live on'.

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In November Prime Minister Elio Di Rupo responded to reports that Albert II felt he had been short-changed.
He said there would be no negotiations and the money paid to King Albert II would remain the same.
'The government is not going to change one comma' of the accord thrashed out earlier this year on annual payments to the royal family', he said.
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Old 01-27-2014, 07:35 PM
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If the new is true, it is absolutely inappropriate and unacceptable for the former monarch to behave this way .
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King Albert and Queen Paola attended a gala concert of the Chapelle Musicale Reine Elisabeth at the Palais des Beaux-Arts in Brussels this evening, January 28, 2014 - it was the launch of the celebrations of the 75th anniversary of the Music Chapel.




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I was just looking at the photos of Amedeo's engagement, and I barely recognized Paola. She looks so different with grey hair, although it is very attractive on her. When did she go grey?
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Given her age, I think some time ago. I guess she dyed her hair.
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Old 02-17-2014, 08:48 AM
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They are looking so old in a few months.
As they have less money , we belgians are thinking a Joan of Arc hairdo and no color anymore ......
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Old 02-17-2014, 03:03 PM
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@slv -- LOL, I imagine her hair turned grey 20 years ago. I meant when did she stop coloring it? I was trying to figure it out from looking at recent pictures, and it seems like sometime last fall, around the time she had surgery.

I think the white color is very pretty, but very different from her old look.
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I don't think the queen looks that much older, she is 77 after all! The new haircut actually spices it a bit up IMO, it makes her look modern and fun.
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the first time that people saw Paola in public with this haircut was on Nov. 16th.
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I wouldn't say she looks better or worse -- just different. The grey is very pretty -- as was the blonde -- so she looks great either way.

I haven't seen a close-up with her new haircut, so I don't have an opinion on that. :-)
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I just checked Queen Paola's recent photos. Although she appears to be a bit slimmer, she looks the same to me.
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The more pictures I've seen the more I like the grey/white hair. It's very pretty. She and king Albert do look very happy and exceedingly less stressed. Nice to see them out.
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They entered the Church Laeken in the main entrance and left the Church on the back side ( the only ones )? Why King Philippe's will or King Albert's will.
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Alberto de Bélgica pone a la venta su yate | Realeza | Noticias hola.com

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Is it because He will buy a bigger one ?
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I really hope not. That would be one of his worst moves ever, after so much crying poor and complaining because of the cuts to his salary.
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Didn't he buy this one only a few years ago? IIRC the auction of the (Belgian) jewels of Pss M. Gabriella of Savoy happened at the same time as this purchase.

I doubt that he will buy a new one now, it seems that this is one of the things that he needs to let go of now he has a smaller dotation.
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Given the upkeep costs and King Albert's complaints, it is sensible to sell the yacht in question.
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