The Royal Forums Coat of Arms

Go Back   The Royal Forums > Reigning Houses > Royal Family of Belgium > Current Events Archive

Join The Royal Forums Today
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
  #81  
Old 04-22-2005, 09:34 PM
moosey60's Avatar
Courtier
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: , Canada
Posts: 659
Quote:
Originally Posted by Alisa
Thank you for translating Hannelore:)


I have a question, if the couple does not have a full time nanny for their children, who takes care of them when the couple is away?
When Gabriel was born, Mathilde's parents took care of Elisabeth. I understand Elisabeth spends/spent a lot of time with her maternal grandparents when her parents aren't there. I assume Gabriel does the same.
__________________

  #82  
Old 04-23-2005, 12:30 AM
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: , Canada
Posts: 3,220
Quote:
Originally Posted by moosey60
When Gabriel was born, Mathilde's parents took care of Elisabeth. I understand Elisabeth spends/spent a lot of time with her maternal grandparents when her parents aren't there. I assume Gabriel does the same.
I've heard this, too (I think here! ). I think Phillippe and Mathilde have a similar arrangement with her parents that Haakon and Mette-Marit have with her mother: that when these respective couples are away on trips abroad the kids say with their maternal grandparents.
__________________

  #83  
Old 04-23-2005, 03:51 AM
Alisa's Avatar
Royal Highness
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: , United States
Posts: 1,872
Quote:
Originally Posted by moosey60
When Gabriel was born, Mathilde's parents took care of Elisabeth. I understand Elisabeth spends/spent a lot of time with her maternal grandparents when her parents aren't there. I assume Gabriel does the same.
Thanks.:) I read that as well before Gabriel was born. I was just wondering if the arrangement changed because of Gabriel's birth and the fact that Elisabeth now attends school.

I guess whatever the grandparents can't do, that's when Elisabeth's nanny steps in...?
  #84  
Old 04-23-2005, 06:22 AM
Hannelore's Avatar
Heir Presumptive
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: T., Belgium
Posts: 2,270
They do employ nannies, but only during the daytime, when they are on a royal duty or at the office. They pick the children up from school and bring them themselves. In the evening they are without staff and cook themselves. What the article means is that it isn't like before, when nannies raised your children, lived permanently with the family and were the ones who had to get up at night when the baby cried (mind you, this may seem prehistorical, but it's how Filip, Astrid & Laurent were still raised - untill the 60's and 70's this was very normal in high class circles)

When they are abroad this is different of course. In the past, when Elisabeth didn't go to school yet, she stayed at Losange, the castle of Mathilde's parents, where she has her own room. I suppose the same goes for Gabriel. But now Elisabeth has to go to school, I can imagine Mathilde's mother, countess Anne Komorowska staying at Laeken to be with the children.

I also wonder wether Mathilde's parents don't have a place to stay in Brussels. They're often at gatherings of the Belgian aristocracy (which mostely take place in Brussels), and three of their children live there while the fourth is at boarding school. From heir castle in the Ardennes to Brussels it's a few hours drive, so I guess they have a place in Brussels to ... which also makes it easier to help out with their grandchildren now and then.
  #85  
Old 04-23-2005, 04:50 PM
Heir Presumptive
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 2,940
Visiting Hainault
Attached Images
      
  #86  
Old 04-23-2005, 04:56 PM
Heir Presumptive
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 2,940
at the te deum this year
Attached Images
       
  #87  
Old 04-23-2005, 05:01 PM
Heir Presumptive
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 2,940
Visiting the sacred heart school for handicapped children
Attached Images
   
  #88  
Old 04-23-2005, 05:02 PM
Heir Presumptive
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 2,940
at the remembrance mass for Joséphine-Charlotte
Attached Images
     
  #89  
Old 04-24-2005, 11:28 AM
marezdote's Avatar
Royal Highness
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Baltimore, United States
Posts: 1,528
Philippe and Mathilde at the Vatican today.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	1.jpg
Views:	684
Size:	46.2 KB
ID:	131315   Click image for larger version

Name:	2.jpg
Views:	720
Size:	33.7 KB
ID:	131316   Click image for larger version

Name:	3.jpg
Views:	513
Size:	36.4 KB
ID:	131317   Click image for larger version

Name:	4.jpg
Views:	496
Size:	34.1 KB
ID:	131318  

  #90  
Old 04-24-2005, 01:09 PM
Heir Presumptive
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 2,940
More ... I think Mathilde looked beautiful, dignified and regal.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	00.jpg
Views:	526
Size:	70.0 KB
ID:	131375   Click image for larger version

Name:	01.jpg
Views:	145
Size:	65.5 KB
ID:	131376   Click image for larger version

Name:	02.jpg
Views:	526
Size:	92.3 KB
ID:	131377   Click image for larger version

Name:	03.jpg
Views:	523
Size:	35.6 KB
ID:	131378  

  #91  
Old 04-26-2005, 01:08 PM
marezdote's Avatar
Royal Highness
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Baltimore, United States
Posts: 1,528
Today they will be...

26/04/2005

Première de “die Zauberflöte » (la flûte enchantée) de W.A. Mozart, au Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie à Bruxelles
  #92  
Old 04-26-2005, 07:02 PM
GrandDuchess's Avatar
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Somwhere, Sweden
Posts: 3,407
From Imagine Scandinavia: Philippe and and absolutely radiant Mathilde this evening in Brussels at they attended the Opening night of Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie's opera “die Zauberflöte, (la flûte enchantée).

Black is really one of Mathilde's colours, and with this radiance (the pregnancy I suppose) to it - wow!
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	123445779069.jpg
Views:	111
Size:	27.1 KB
ID:	132780   Click image for larger version

Name:	1245358968.jpg
Views:	1458
Size:	21.3 KB
ID:	132781   Click image for larger version

Name:	124577980.jpg
Views:	1541
Size:	22.5 KB
ID:	132782   Click image for larger version

Name:	124577980542.jpg
Views:	1561
Size:	24.6 KB
ID:	132783  

Click image for larger version

Name:	132424668680.jpg
Views:	1519
Size:	23.4 KB
ID:	132784   Click image for larger version

Name:	214479780.jpg
Views:	90
Size:	25.2 KB
ID:	132785   Click image for larger version

Name:	24246468236.jpg
Views:	106
Size:	24.5 KB
ID:	132786   Click image for larger version

Name:	242467468579.jpg
Views:	1520
Size:	28.2 KB
ID:	132787  

Click image for larger version

Name:	2424759767.jpg
Views:	1471
Size:	27.0 KB
ID:	132788   Click image for larger version

Name:	24274685743.jpg
Views:	1795
Size:	26.8 KB
ID:	132789  
__________________
Sofia's Blog (my blog)
  #93  
Old 04-26-2005, 07:04 PM
GrandDuchess's Avatar
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Somwhere, Sweden
Posts: 3,407
And some more... (there are even more at IS, but most pics were the same, doubbles and tripplets of the pics)...
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	2432466867.jpg
Views:	77
Size:	28.3 KB
ID:	132790   Click image for larger version

Name:	24346779580.jpg
Views:	86
Size:	26.2 KB
ID:	132791   Click image for larger version

Name:	243575798975.jpg
Views:	75
Size:	27.0 KB
ID:	132792   Click image for larger version

Name:	2447694659.jpg
Views:	75
Size:	27.2 KB
ID:	132793  

Click image for larger version

Name:	3535779580.jpg
Views:	86
Size:	23.3 KB
ID:	132794   Click image for larger version

Name:	354366879976.jpg
Views:	70
Size:	21.3 KB
ID:	132795   Click image for larger version

Name:	355785794.jpg
Views:	1445
Size:	19.6 KB
ID:	132796   Click image for larger version

Name:	3557795680.jpg
Views:	1068
Size:	22.8 KB
ID:	132797  

Click image for larger version

Name:	35578680970.jpg
Views:	76
Size:	23.4 KB
ID:	132798  
__________________
Sofia's Blog (my blog)
  #94  
Old 04-26-2005, 07:32 PM
Alisa's Avatar
Royal Highness
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: , United States
Posts: 1,872
Absolutely lovely. The Duchess is the epitome of class and elegance.:)
  #95  
Old 04-26-2005, 07:37 PM
Mette2's Avatar
Courtier
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Aalborg, Denmark
Posts: 555
Quote:
Originally Posted by Alisa
Absolutely lovely. The Duchess is the epitome of class and elegance.:)
Couldn't agree with you more Alisa :).

Thank you very much for these wonderful pictures GrandDuchess :).
  #96  
Old 04-27-2005, 03:01 AM
HMQueenElizabethII's Avatar
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Ryde, Australia
Posts: 3,783
Extremely wonderful.Thanks lots GrandDuchess.
__________________
"God save our Gracious Queen,
Long live our Noble Queen,
God save The Queen"
God save Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
  #97  
Old 04-27-2005, 06:34 AM
agisele's Avatar
Nobility
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: , United States
Posts: 341
All the royal ladies who were present at the Vatican looked absolutely beautiful and radiant, Maria-Theresa and her beautiful pearl earrings. Sofia with her lace mantilla with intricate detailing, and of course Mathilde who (agreeing with Grand Duchess) just glows when she's pregnant.
__________________
it's not that chocolates are a substitute for love. Love is a substitute for chocolate.
  #98  
Old 04-27-2005, 04:12 PM
Hannelore's Avatar
Heir Presumptive
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: T., Belgium
Posts: 2,270
At the opera. She also wore this suit when she was expecting Elisabeth. The brooch is a beautiful detail.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	00.jpg
Views:	83
Size:	62.5 KB
ID:	133126   Click image for larger version

Name:	01.jpg
Views:	76
Size:	60.5 KB
ID:	133127   Click image for larger version

Name:	02.jpg
Views:	79
Size:	56.1 KB
ID:	133128   Click image for larger version

Name:	03.jpg
Views:	97
Size:	71.8 KB
ID:	133129  

Click image for larger version

Name:	04.jpg
Views:	80
Size:	61.6 KB
ID:	133130   Click image for larger version

Name:	05.jpg
Views:	129
Size:	66.6 KB
ID:	133131   Click image for larger version

Name:	06.jpg
Views:	83
Size:	65.2 KB
ID:	133132   Click image for larger version

Name:	07.jpg
Views:	117
Size:	70.7 KB
ID:	133133  

Click image for larger version

Name:	08.jpg
Views:	105
Size:	55.7 KB
ID:	133134   Click image for larger version

Name:	09.jpg
Views:	81
Size:	62.1 KB
ID:	133135  
  #99  
Old 04-27-2005, 09:30 PM
Eliza's Avatar
Courtier
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Singapore, Singapore
Posts: 641
CP Mathilde has this wonderful glow of her all the time, but when she's expecting... she's more radient than ever! Simply beautiful.
  #100  
Old 04-28-2005, 01:14 PM
Aristocracy
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 109
It´s not only that she´s beautiful, but I feel she is the ONLY Crown Princess who is gorgeous, but makes sure she never overshadows the Crown Prince. I don´t know how how Mathilde does it, but it´s a real art.
__________________

Closed Thread

Tags
crown prince phillipe, crown princess mathilde, current events, duchess of brabant, duke of brabant, mathilde, phillipe


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Crown Prince Philippe and Crown Princess Mathilde - Current Events part 14 Empress Current Events Archive 189 05-25-2007 02:35 PM
Crown Prince Philippe and Crown Princess Mathilde: Current Events Aug 2005-Sep 2005 Alexandria Current Events Archive 70 09-12-2005 05:16 PM
Crown Prince Philippe and Crown Princess Mathilde: Current Events Jun 2005-Aug 2005 Alexandria Current Events Archive 200 08-02-2005 10:43 PM
Crown Prince Philippe and Crown Princess Mathilde Current Events: May 2005-Jun 2005 Alexandria Current Events Archive 204 06-21-2005 10:14 PM
Crown Prince Philippe and Crown Princess Mathilde Current Events: Dec 2004-Mar 2005 Ennyllorac Current Events Archive 167 03-20-2005 10:42 AM




Popular Tags
ascot 2016 best gown best gown september 2016 best hat best outfit best outfit september brunei royal family catherine middleton style christening of prince oscar coup d'etat crown prince haakon crown princess mary crown princess mary fashion crown princess mette-marit current events duchess of cambridge e-mail fashion poll grand duke jean greece kate middleton king abdullah ii king carl gustaf king felipe king felipe vi king willem-alexander member introduction monarchy new zealand nobel gala norway november 2016 october 2016 opening of parliament picture of the week prince bernhard prince charles princess madeleine princess marie princess mary princess mary and womens rights princess mary daytime fashion princess mary fashion princess mary hats queen letizia queen letizia casual outfits queen letizia daytime fashion queen letizia fashion queen letizia style queen mathilde queen mathilde daytime fashion queen mathildes outfits queen maxima queen maxima casual wear queen maxima daytime fashion queen maxima fashion queen maxima hats queen maxima style queen rania royal fashion september 2016 state visit state visit to denmark succession sweden the duchess of cambridge the duchess of cambridge casual wear the duchess of cambridge daytime fashion the duchess of cambridge fashion the duchess of cambridge hats


Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:45 AM.

Social Knowledge Networks

eXTReMe Tracker
Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2016
Jelsoft Enterprises