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Old 04-27-2011, 03:52 AM
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Good question, maria-olivia! I also feel sorry not to see more often the queen and the princesses together, and with the grandchildren... Why not a visit with the Queen Paola and Elizabeth together? I wonder if there is complicity between them...
I don't think there is a complicity between them, I think there agenda's don't allow many activities together. And then both have diffrent areas of work.

We see princess Elisabeth rarely doing an official activity (besides the photoshoots and unofficial events). I have the impression they want to keep her out of the picture and give her a 'normal' education where possible. When Elisabeth is older she will have more official event and then it would be nice seeing her doing this with the queen.

The other grandchildern we only see a few times a year when there is a photo shoot, an event with the entire royal family, somethimes a christmas concert and during the national day.

I have taken a look in activities of the queen with her grandchilden, I only found a few:

- 2003 Table Tennis match Belgium vs Czech Republic with princess Louisa Maria and Prince Joachim. Pic 1 - Pic 2
- 2006 - Panamarenko exhibition at the Fine Arts Museum of Brussels together with prince Joachim. Pic 1 - Pic 2
-2007 - Reception birthday queen Paola together with Princess Louise Maria, Princess Letitia and princess Louise (other memebers family where also present except princess Astrid and prince Lorenz) Pic1 - Pic2
- 2008 - Opening of the exposition 'Science and Culture in the Palace' together with pricess Elisabeth (and prince Philippe and Princess Mathilde- Pic 1 - Pic 2
- 2009 - Visit to the Bouglione Circus together with Princess Laetitia Maria,Princess Louise, Prince Nicolas and Prince Aymeric (and princess Claire and princess Astird) Pic 1 - Pic 2
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Old 04-27-2011, 05:05 AM
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On April 13, King Albert visited the Elia National Control Center in Brussels:



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Old 04-27-2011, 06:22 AM
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I think there is no complicity between the Queen and the Dukes of Brabant as for their Children. In your list not even once a year!
There is complicity between the Queen and Princess Claire and her children.(Libramont ?)
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Old 04-27-2011, 08:26 PM
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Thank you for your answer, Stephanievl.
About what maria-olivia said, well, I have to agree with her. At least that is what it seems...
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Old 04-28-2011, 03:46 AM
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She had more public activities with the childern of pricess Astrid which is normal since these kids are much older.

She is only seen once with the childern of pricess Claire during an official event and that was when they went to the circus. There where also picture taken of them during a horse event but that was a private event, for sure she also plans trips with the childern of Philiipe and Mathilde.
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King Albert II of Belgium and Queen Paola attended the beatification ceremony of late pope John Paul II in Rome.
May 01, 2011

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maria-olivia suggested in another thread that the royal couple has to take care about their health (http://www.theroyalforums.com/forums...ml#post1239086)which seems quite plausible with regard to King Albert but less probable concerning Queen Paola i.m.o.. As far as I know, she never suffered from any serious health problems and appears exquisitely fit for a woman of her age. Of course, I might be somewhat misjudging her condition...
In any case, attending a wedding without one's spouse wouldn't be really romantic, would it?
Putting an end to speculations, here is the true reason why Queen Paola couldn't have been present at the wedding in Great Britain alongside Crown Prince Philippe and Crown Princess Mathilde: the queen had already traveled to Alba in Italy in order to attend the funeral of Pietro Ferrero on April 27, 2011 Het Nieuwsblad - Koningin Paola woont begrafenis Ferrero-baas bij.Hence she certainly stayed in her native country until the beatification ceremony of Pope John Paul II in Rome on May 1st, 2011.
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After attending the beatification ceremony of Pope John Paul II at the Vatican on May 1st, 2011, King Albert and Queen Paola went on a short vacation for about a week in order to visit the famous national park and pretty villages in the Abruzzi but also L'Aquila (an Italian city devastated by an earthquake in 2009): Archives
One further article: Albert II et Paola se reposent en Italie - L'Avenir

Additional information from the Italian press : Alberto e Paola di Belgio in visita al Parco D'Abruzzo | Il Centro (May 5, 2011)
Gita nel Parco dei reali del Belgio | Il Centro (May 6, 2011)
Alberto e Paola del Belgio in visita privata all'Aquila | Il Centro (May 7, 2011)
Un caffè all'Aquila per i reali del Belgio Alberto II e Paola di Liegi | Il Centro (May 8, 2011)
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Old 05-17-2011, 08:20 AM
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King Albert and Queen Paola attended the official opening of the new port museum in Antwerp
(MAS - Museum aan de Stroom) on May 17, 2011. MAS gathers ethnological, maritime and art
history collections from Antwerp and the world.


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Pictures from Nieuwsblad
Het Nieuwsblad - Gemeente Antwerpen: FOTOSPECIAL. Koning bezoekt MAS
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Thank you, iceflower and stephanievl! Here you can view another photo gallery queen Paola May 17, 2011 - News, photos, topics, and quotes (daylife/ Getty Images) as well as one -although short- video: Vidéothèque

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Strangely, "Het Nieuwsblad" has offered a second, larger picture special under this title: http://www.nieuwsblad.be/article/det...MF20110517_084 (FOTOSPECIAL. Koning Albert en Barroso op bezoek in het MAS)
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Has the Queen worn the new set of jewels she got from the State Visit to DR Congo?
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On May 18, 2011 Queen Paola attended an academic session commemorating the 50th anniversary of the baby-sitting service "Gezinsbond" (League of Families) in Brussels: http://www.pressdisplay.com/pressdis...3D%3D&feed=rss -article from "Het Belang Van Limburg" (May 19, 2011). This is the only coverage which I've discovered so far and that picture of Queen Paola has been taken on May 17, 2011 during the official opening of the Museum aan de Stroom...
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Czech President Vaclav Klaus who is on a two-day official visit to Belgium was received for
an audience with King Albert at the Royal Castle in Laeken/Laken, in Brussels, Wednesday
25 May 2011.


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Queen Paola today attended an event that Child Focus organized on the occasion of the
International Day of Missing Children. The festival took place on the site of the Atomium
in Brussels, attended by around 300 children.


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The following article includes a video:

** rtl.be: Paola: "Vous chattez? Faites attention!" ** translation **
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You are most welcome, Lina RdC I've also enjoyed the video!


That same day, May 25, Queen Paola also attended a reception and dinner for the 10th
anniversary of "Missing Children Europe" in Brussels.



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Queen Paola and Princess Mathilde

Missing Children is very important ; Queen Silvia of Sweden AND her daughter Victoria are also involved.
I don't understrand why the Queen is going alone and never ask the Crown Princess to share the Event.
Regarding the relationship of Queen Beatrix and Princess Maxima what a difference. Such a Party for Maxima 's birthday will never happen in Belgium
because the relationship between Paola and Fabiola are not the best such as the relationship between Queen Paola and Mathilde. But the relationship between Queen Fabiola and Mathilde is nice to see.
On July 21th at the beginning of Mathilde's wedding they were sitting to-gether and had fun ; now they have the shy Prince Philippe between them!
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King Albert and Queen Paola made a visit to Charleroi today, May 31, 2011, to
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