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Old 12-14-2011, 12:25 PM
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Oh my -how sad and beyond comprehension! Here is further coverage on this incident: Koning en koningin bezoeken Luik - Het Nieuwsblad (article)
Elio Di Rupo: 'We onderzoeken drama in Luik' - Het Nieuwsblad (video)
http://www.newscom.com/nc/wmark/News...livefour192200; http://www.newscom.com/nc/wmark/News...livefour192195; http://www.newscom.com/nc/wmark/News...rtrlfour955323
http://www.picturedesk.com/bild-disp...SBhdHRhY2siXX0 (photo gallery)
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Old 12-14-2011, 01:06 PM
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Poor King. He looks exhausted. Difficult years about our gouvernement are just finished and now this... They are like us, so schoked...
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It's a terrible tragedy!

King and Queen of Belgium visit Liege after gunman attack - hellomagazine.com
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King Albert II and Queen Paola visit Liège after gun and grenade attack - video | World news | guardian.co.uk
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King Albert delivered his traditional Christmas speech at the Royal Palace in Brussels December 24, 2011.



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Here it is in French and translated via google:


** rtbf.be: Le discours de Noël du Roi Albert II ** translation **
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Even today, on Christmas Day, there are even more problems for Belgium - not just the huge work undertaken to to form a government - but the aftermath of the drama at Liège - and now - the Belgian Congo is causing trouble again.....

"Vive la Flandre!": les Congolais de Belgique manifestent à Anvers - RTBF Belgique
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Christmas Card Albert and Paola.
Lovely!!
http://i43.tinypic.com/2aewnpd.jpg
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Indeed very nice and a lovely idea! Thanks for posting, stephanievl!

It also makes you aware how large the number of grandchildren actually is
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Old 01-02-2012, 11:33 AM
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Thank you for the picture! It is a great picture!!!
Number 1, 6 and 12 are the sweetest
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Very sweet :)
They are twelve like a clock! Clever idea
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Old 01-03-2012, 03:58 PM
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Christmas Card Albert and Paola.
Lovely!!
http://i43.tinypic.com/2aewnpd.jpg
Thanks a lot for sharing -this photo composition looks simply fabulous! Do you own any christmas cards from the previous years?
The location of King Albert and Queen Paola in a forest could symbolize their rich genealogical "harvest" viz. ever growing family tree.
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Number 1, 6 and 12 are the sweetest
I have a particularly soft spot for Laetitia Maria, Elisabeth, Emmanuel, Louise plus her twin brothers Aymeric and Nicolas.
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King Albert and Queen Poala in Oostende.
FOTOSPECIAL. Koning bezoekt voor het eerst zijn appartementen
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picture 5 captures a lovely moment -Queen Paola must have looked fairly cute to her husband when she was wearing that hoody jacket .
Here is a recent article -including a short video- on how King Albert's official activities among his subjects as well as his foreign commitments have been decreasing: Koning Albert komt niet meer buiten - Het Nieuwsblad
A royalty watcher, Wim Dehandschutter, compared the monarch's agenda to those of Queen Beatrix, King Carl Gustaf, Queen Elizabeth, King Harald and King Juan Carlos reporting that they are 3-4 times more often among the people. But Dehandschutter complements this result by underscoring King Albert's peculiar role in dealing with Belgium's extremely difficult domestic political situation.
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On January 26, 2012 Queen Paola visited two projects in Mons that provide job trainings for adults and child care for those children whose parents take part in the trainings. Both are supported by the Foundation Queen Paola: Paola naar de bakker, Filip en Mathilde naar concert - Het Nieuwsblad
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Here's a short video of her visit yesterday:



** 26/01/2012 - Mons : La reine de Belgique à l'EFT au Four et au Moulin **
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Thank you! Luckily, there is a much longer version of this video: Mons Tlvision - 27/01/2012 - Mons : La reine Paola en visite l'EFT Au Four et Au Moulin
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...and I've found more pictures: http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Kwrkz9s7s6...n_1000x667.JPG; La reine Paola au Four et au Moulin.Photos Eric Ghislain (large gallery)
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Thanks a lot for posting, Lina RdC!



King Albert and Belgian Prime Minister Elio Di Rupo attended the Cyclocross World Championship
race in Koksijde, today, 29 January 2012.



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King Albert has received Belgian Prime Minister Elio Di Rupo for an audience at the Royal Castle
in Laeken, Wednesday 01 February 2012.



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On February 1st, 2012 Queen Paola visited the "Heldenhuis" (The House of Heroes) in Halle, a large multifunctional house with a garden. Dozens of children or young people can find a shelter and the opportunity to take training, have time to relax through games and sports, find assistance and support:
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^^^Beautiful and classy...
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