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1&2 . at a X-mas party for children, 1967 (with Astrid)
3. with Yehudi Menuhin, concert for queen Elisabeth music foundation, 1967.
4. wedding Felipe of Spain, 2004.
5. with margrethe of denmark, at the music conservatory in Brussels, 1969.
6. in Gstaad,1969
7. reception at the Belgian embassy in Paris,1970.
8. with Harald of Norway and Irene of Greece, 1966.
9. the first official evening of Princess Paola, here with husband prince Albert, and actress Audrey Hepburn and husband Mel Ferrer at film gala in Brussels,1959
10.in 1961
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Old 08-20-2005, 01:50 PM
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Thanks for your pics, Hannelore, they are just amazing! :)
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Old 08-20-2005, 01:57 PM
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1&2. Joyeuse Entree / Blijde Intede in Liege / Luik, 1959.
3.visiting the mines
4. wedding of Nikolaus of Liechtenstein & Margaretha of Luxemburg
5&6. Jacques Brel and singer Dario Moreno congratulated by princess Paola of Belgium after premiere of the play "The man of La Mancha" in Brussels ,1968.
7. in 1971
8. 1969
9. 1966
10.Habib Bourguiba with his son behind him during official visit in Belgium here with the princess Paola of Belgium ,1966
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Old 08-20-2005, 01:58 PM
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Thanks for your pics, Hannelore, they are just amazing! :)
No problem Regina , thanks for yours too :)
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Old 08-20-2005, 02:07 PM
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1. Paola and her mother, princess Riffo Di Calabria, 1965.
2. with french singer Mireille Mathieu
3. queen Elisabeth foundaion : with David Oistrakh and Yehudi Menuhin
4. she still smokes, but no longer in public.
5. in the 60-s
6. 1966
7. 1968
8. playing criquet with Astrid and Laurent
9. in Lissewege (West-Flanders), 1966
10. literary prize Femina for Leonid Moguy, 1962
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Old 08-30-2005, 01:24 PM
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Good pics

Thanks Hannelore for having posted this exraordinary pics of Queen Paola when she was Princess.


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Old 08-30-2005, 04:32 PM
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Do you think Paola is happy? From what I've seen of her, she seems to me to be very much similar to Crown Prss Masako of Japan- a woman isolated from the rest of the world and in despair.
I am interested in this comment and wonder if Catherine or Hannelore can address it? I haven't had the sense that the Queen is isolated or in despair but I do sense something different about her than other queens. I have thought this for a while but haven't quite been able to put my finger on exactly what it is that makes her seem different to me -- perhaps she isn't as regal; she is more natural, taking life on her own terms and yet I very much admire the approach she takes. She seems very down to earth. Anyway, I'd love to hear what some of the Belgians think about her.
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I think Princess Astrid looks a lot like her mother when she was younger.
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I am interested in this comment and wonder if Catherine or Hannelore can address it? I haven't had the sense that the Queen is isolated or in despair but I do sense something different about her than other queens. I have thought this for a while but haven't quite been able to put my finger on exactly what it is that makes her seem different to me -- perhaps she isn't as regal; she is more natural, taking life on her own terms and yet I very much admire the approach she takes. She seems very down to earth. Anyway, I'd love to hear what some of the Belgians think about her.
She is not at all isolated or desperate or whatever. I think she's quite happy. She's loved by her family and it warms my heart to see her and Albert together. Almost like a youn couple in love.

What my view on her is, is of course very personal.

As a young woman she was very glamourous, and apart from being a really devoted mother, she also enjoyed parties and fashion, but I think that intellectually it must have been a very empty life (but I also think she didn't mind).

After the wedding crisis, when they got back together (in the 80s) she seemed in a way more 'humble' IMO, thankful in a way too, not really towards anyone in particular, perhaps just to life (as strange as this may sound).

Since she's queen, my overall impression is also one of modesty. She knows she has defaults, and that she's far from perfect : her Dutch is awful (when she was younger she never bothered to learn it - which also says things about her attitude in the past). She's taken lots of lessons to improve her Dutch, but you notice how uncertain she feels about it when she talks and it makes her shy.

Paola does not have the determination and strength of caracter Fabiola has, she's not as smart and extravagant as queen Elisabeth or as spontaneous and open to the crowd as queen Astrid was, but she has her own qualities. What I like about her is that she doesn't pretend to know very much but rather asks for explanations, she's actually very kind but also has a shyness that people sometimes mistakingly take for arrogance. I also believe she enjoys being in normal situations with other people, without any fuss (I remember seeing her at the children's charity gala at Versailles, all the photographers started shouting her name and wanted to take pictures, in a bit of a shy way she waved her hand and turned away, sort of saying "I've already had all this in the past, this isn't for me anymore").

Her family seems to be the center of her life. I get the impression she's not as much involved in Belgium as other queens were before her (and undoubtedly Mathilde will be after her).
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Thank you for your explanation, Catherine, and for taking the time, as always, to give such a complete and thoughtful response. Your sentence that she might be more "humble" after the marriage crisis and "thankful..toward life" is very insightful and has helped me understand what it is about her that I find different than other queens. Again, thanks.
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Thanks Catherine, I have a bit the same impression of Paola, she and Albert seem very happy these days, and sometimes just madly in love (I cannot recall any other queen kissing her husband in public). And true, she seems to be modest, unaffected and natural, something which is true for the entire belgian RF & which I admire.
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I think Queen Paola is a very attractive woman now, but when I look at the older pictures of her....she's absolutely gorgeous. And the clothes seem stylish now! What a beautiful woman.
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1. on the cover of Paris Match
2. with French priest Guy Gilbert (who celebrated the wedding mass of Laurent &Claire), on his farm.
3. Albert & Paola as tourists :)
4. stamp for their 40th wedding anniversary
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Young Albert and Paola
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queen paola was such a beautiful young lady...
does anyone know which languages she can speak?
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Queen Paola speeks perfectly Italian, French, Flemish and English.

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queen paola was such a beautiful young lady...
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Her Flemish (Dutch) is far from perfect. :(:(
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i heard a story that paola was jalours at mathilde en that they have a few fight.
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I don't know her lebel of Flemish but king and queen of Belgium both must know and speak perfectly French and Flemish, and the same is for Crown Princess Philipp and Princess Mathilde.

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Her Flemish (Dutch) is far from perfect. :(:(
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