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Old 06-29-2005, 03:05 PM
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Hello,


I did have a question and wondered if anyone could answer it. To write to Philippe and Mathilde, what is the addresse?
Thanks!
Hello Kate!

You can use this address (the official one) for all the members of the Belgian RF including Philippe & Mathilde:

Rue Brederode, 16
1000 Brussels
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Old 06-29-2005, 04:18 PM
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Prince Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands told that his wife speeks Spanish with her daughter.
I wondered if you think Paola also spoke her native tongue to Philippe, Laurent and Astrid. I've never heard one of them ever speak Italian ...
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Old 06-30-2005, 03:44 AM
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I know that at least Filip & Astrid speak fluent Italian, so Paola probably spoke it with them. (Albert's Italian is very good too).

When they were children they also often spent their holidays in Italy with the Italian family.
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Old 06-30-2005, 04:27 AM
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Cathérine,

thank you very much for the information!
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Old 06-30-2005, 04:48 AM
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Old 06-30-2005, 05:00 AM
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I know that at least Filip & Astrid speak fluent Italian, so Paola probably spoke it with them. (Albert's Italian is very good too).

When they were children they also often spent their holidays in Italy with the Italian family.
That's what I also supposed, but it's kinda strange to imagine them with Italian accent 'Cause they all have a french 'r' even when they speek Dutch.
But thanks for sharing thoughts.
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New photos from Seeger Press. More to come.
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Old 06-30-2005, 08:13 AM
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Old 06-30-2005, 09:11 AM
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She looks great, so fresh and clean and elegant. This is one princess that has her act together. She will make a beautiful queen one day.
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Old 06-30-2005, 10:01 AM
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Beautiful photos! Thank you marezdote and leon. http://www.theroyalforums.com/forums...hmentid=164591 Aww. :)
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Philippe & Mathilde at a ballet for the gala night of the King Baudouin Foundation in Ghent, 29th June 2005.
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Old 06-30-2005, 04:04 PM
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Prince Philippe hands out the Francqui prize (important prize for scientific investigation) to professor Dirk Inze of the university of Ghent.
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Old 07-01-2005, 12:08 PM
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July 5th : princess Mathilde

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July 12th : prince Filip & princess Mathilde

Exhibitions : "Belgium in 1830" and "A hundred treasures from the Belgian royal library"
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Old 07-01-2005, 12:29 PM
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The Duchess's earrings are beautiful ! Are they new?
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Old 07-01-2005, 01:07 PM
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The Duchess's earrings are beautiful ! Are they new?
No they aren't, they were bought at the Belgian jeweler Leysen in 2003.
From an article in PDV (interview with Leysen):

"The collection of jewels from Leysen was used for the winter défilé of Belgian fashion designer Pierre Gauthier (where Mathilde also buys gala dresses - another good customer of Gauthier is princess Sibilla of Luxemburg), but it was at the polo club in Paris, during another défilé that prince Filip saw Leysen's collection. The royal couple passed by at the jeweler's shop on the Sablon in Brussels to take a closer look at the collection. Afterwards Filip came back on his own to buy a surprise gift for his wife : these white and yellow diamond earrings."

She wore them for the first time at the children's gala in Versailles, and also at the gala dinner for the Greek president. On trade mission in China, Mathilde combined them with a gorgeous green velvet and fur dress from Natan. The yellow diamonds were replaced by emeralds - beautiful!
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Old 07-01-2005, 01:26 PM
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Thank you for the photos! She is looking as elegant and radiant as always!
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Old 07-01-2005, 01:33 PM
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I agree. She is elegant and beautiful
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Old 07-01-2005, 02:10 PM
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Thank you for the story and photos Hannelore. I had actually seen those photos before, but I never really paid attention to those lovely earrings until that close-up photo. The earrings are like its wearing beautiful and elegant.
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Thank you Cathérine for the latest pictures of Philippe and Mathilde and thank you Hannelore for the story about the earrings. :)
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