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Old 06-18-2006, 01:35 PM
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Why do watermarks always seem to be placed badly? :(

Anyway thanks for posting the pictures.
Probably so that sneaky tabloids won't use the photos without permission from the owner of the photos. But it is annoying for us at the forum, who don't misuse the photos.
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Old 06-19-2006, 03:03 AM
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Probably so that sneaky tabloids won't use the photos without permission from the owner of the photos. But it is annoying for us at the forum, who don't misuse the photos.
Yeah that's what I was thinking about the watermarks.
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Old 06-22-2006, 02:02 PM
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Princess Mathilde attended the International UN-Conference on "Sexual violence in armed conflicts and beyond" in Brussels, Palais d’Egmont (June, 21st). Quite a contrast to her evening program.
And yes - these pictures don’t have a bad watermark, therefore they are too tiny. (source: picturedesk)


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Old 06-22-2006, 06:06 PM
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Princess Mathilde looks wonderful in almost everything she wears!
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Old 06-24-2006, 01:38 PM
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I think Princess Mathilde is our most special European princess : there is a serenity about her, as of someone with a strong spiritual life, which she radiates: somehow, looking at her peaceful, so kind face, always makes me feel better. Other princesses may be considered more beautiful or elegant, but she has an angelic quality and charm nobody else matches among the other royal families. We are very fortunate to have Mathilde.
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Old 06-25-2006, 07:11 PM
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i saw a new official picture of mathilde at http://www.royalblog.nl/ next to the one released with ocassion of the thai's king jubilee of princess maxima, in red. mathilde is dressed in a blue-grey gown with tiara. is it a new one? in that case, she looks beautiful. when was it released?
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Old 06-26-2006, 12:24 PM
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No , it's not a new picture , it was taken in 2002, shortly after the wedding of Maxima and Wilem-Alexander . They visited Belgium for one day.
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Old 06-27-2006, 02:04 AM
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I think Princess Mathilde is our most special European princess : there is a serenity about her, as of someone with a strong spiritual life, which she radiates: somehow, looking at her peaceful, so kind face, always makes me feel better. Other princesses may be considered more beautiful or elegant, but she has an angelic quality and charm nobody else matches among the other royal families. We are very fortunate to have Mathilde.
I agree, and it really is about how the princess makes you feel, isn't it? The clothes are important, attractiveness is important, but the best princesses make you feel like all is right in the world.
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Old 06-27-2006, 06:53 AM
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I agree, I think that in an old fashioned sense, we still look up to them because they are royalty and we are "commoners", and we need royals like Princess Mathilde who are imbued with that luminous quality that almost makes us (or me!) feel that they are just a bit on a higher plane than the common person (not that the common person cannot have it, many have it, but they are not in the limelight and cannot serve as role models to any but their close circle). Mathilde often seems as if she could step out a painting by a master : she has both a Madonna quality (all gentleness, almost self-sacrificing and an aesthetic , in the sense of artistic, quality that sets her apart from any beautiful model, actress that is so much of the here and now. Mathilde seems to transcend the here and now. As a princess and future queen, she is going to have staying power. In that sense, she reminds me of Queen Sofia, who also seems the very picture of unassuming gentleness, but with that luminous quality, very pure beauty, added.
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Mathilde often seems as if she could step out a painting by a master : she has both a Madonna quality (all gentleness, almost self-sacrificing and an aesthetic , in the sense of artistic, quality that sets her apart from any beautiful model, actress that is so much of the here and now. Mathilde seems to transcend the here and now. As a princess and future queen, she is going to have staying power. In that sense, she reminds me of Queen Sofia, who also seems the very picture of unassuming gentleness, but with that luminous quality, very pure beauty, added.
Wow, you really put your finger on her appeal.
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Old 06-27-2006, 04:28 PM
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Princess Mathilde also reminds me of the description of La Princesse de Cleves by Madame de Lafayette, the seventeenth century novel, considered , I think, the very first French novel. La Princesse de Cleves has every virtue possible. The book is worth reading, very romantic, and in a way, "sets the tone" for what we (I guess I mean students rquired to read that book in school) expect from royalty. And so modern royals either live up to the ideal or they don't.
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Old 06-27-2006, 07:12 PM
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Mathilde seems like she would be a nice person to know. And she seems to have had a positive effect on Prince Philippe. When I compare pictures of before Philippe was married and afterward, he looks so much better after he got married to Mathilde... not only more handsome, but just more at peace and happy.
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Old 06-27-2006, 08:54 PM
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You are all right about Mathilde. She is just lovely. She has great fashion sense and has a very serene aura about her. These recent pictures have made me rethink my notion that she was pregnant. In many of her latest photos she look pregnant, but not in these. Not that that matters. She carries herself with great dignity. Just a beautiful woman and Belgium should be proud.
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Old 07-08-2006, 09:32 AM
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According to the NBC announcers, Phillipe and Mathilde are at the Wimbledon final today watching Justine Henin-Hardenne. They showed her and Phillippe. Mathilde is wearing a lime green coat.
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Old 07-08-2006, 11:35 AM
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According to the NBC announcers, Phillipe and Mathilde are at the Wimbledon final today watching Justine Henin-Hardenne. They showed her and Phillippe. Mathilde is wearing a lime green coat.
Nice to hear Philippe & Mathilde are there, unfortunately, Justine Henin-Hardenne just lost to Amelie Mauresmo. :(
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I saw Mathilde on TV in the U.S. but not Phillipe. Are they any pictures of the couple at Wimbledon. I took French in school and was happy to see Amelie Mauresmo win. Justine Henin-Hardenne is a great player, but was not the best one today.
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Thanks for the photos, johann. Do you know where this took place?
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Thanks for the photos, johann. Do you know where this took place?
Sorry, wasn’t precise enough: The pictures show Mathilde and Philippe while they are watching the final match between Justine Henin-Hardenne and Amelie Mauresmo in Wimbledon today.
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No, I'm sorry. I wasn't precise enough: I mean what country? :o
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