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Old 06-10-2006, 04:30 AM
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Originally Posted by Eva-Britt
Does someone know why Machteld Fostier has to leave?
It's normal that an advisor only stays for about 4 years.

Old 06-10-2006, 04:32 AM
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Video of VTM

Go to "Bekijk deel 1", right at the beginning you can see snippets of Philippe & Mathilde at the gala night of the king Baudouin foundation, visiting Shape, and prince Philippe receiving Chinese astronauts at the palace.

Old 06-11-2006, 03:51 AM
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Thanks for the video, Catherine. I loved seeing Mathilde in the school with the little girl who said: 'J'ai quelque chose pour toi!' (I've got something for you!) and Mathilde's reply: 'Quelque chose pour moi? Oooh!' (Something for me? Oooh!). So cute! She's so great with kids. :)
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Old 06-11-2006, 06:00 PM
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A new portrait I have not seen of Mathilde before, beautiful dress, hopefully she will wear it so we can see all of it. I think it is the first formal gala portrait I have seen of her ever. (edit: added Philippe as well) From the 60th celebration webisite

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Old 06-12-2006, 12:52 AM
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For news and pictures of Prince Philippe & Princess Mathilde, at the 60th anniversary celebrations of King Bhumibol Adulyadej's enthronement, please go to the thread:

King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand's Diamond Jubilee Celebration - June 2006
Old 06-12-2006, 07:27 AM
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I have never seen this portrait before , but Mathilde looks so great ! A realy beautiful young lady !:)
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Yes I agree Princess Mathilde looks great in the new portrait,her gown looks really nice too.
Old 06-12-2006, 02:08 PM
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She looks beautiful!
Old 06-12-2006, 02:27 PM
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Agree with you all. Mathilde looks really regal:) She looks good in blue. I love this photo.
Old 06-12-2006, 02:35 PM
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Thank you Larzen, these are really good portraits, I'd love to see a full length version of it. I've never seen Mathilde wearing this gown, it looks superb on her!
Old 06-13-2006, 02:34 AM
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I hate to start rumors, but when I saw this pic, I was struck by what appears to be a 'bump'. Think Mathilde is pregnant again or is it the angle of the pic?

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Old 06-13-2006, 01:28 PM
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It has been questioned several times wether she is pregnant or not after she gave birth to Emmanuel. I think we have to conclude that she just didn't manage to regain her flat belly from before. Just some pounds extra on a unhappy place, like a lot of women have ... :)
Old 06-15-2006, 07:40 AM
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Economic mission to Russia

From June 26th till July 1st Prince Philippe chairs an Economic mission to Russia. Princess Mathilde will accompany him. So loads of pictures to follow – these are great days.:)

The economic mission can be followed on this thread :
Old 06-16-2006, 01:24 PM
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Princess Mathilde (L) attends an international seminary on the second millennium target wich is the quality primary education free for everyone by 2015, linked with the International Day for African Youth (IDAY), Friday 16 June 2006 at the European parliament, she is welcomed by chairwoman of the Development Committee, Luisa Morgantini (R) of Italy.

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Old 06-16-2006, 01:27 PM
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What a great cause to support! Thank you for this picture, fanletizia!
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More pictures from BelgaPicture :)

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The Royal Family of Belgium will be you she(it) presente in Luxemburg the 1st Juilet.
Prince Philippe and princess Mathilde will be in Russia from June 26th, 2006 till July 01st.
Old 06-18-2006, 02:53 AM
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Why do watermarks always seem to be placed badly? :(

Anyway thanks for posting the pictures.
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Mathilde looked very elegant and sweet.

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