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Old 02-12-2006, 04:11 AM
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Hi all!
A question out of curiosity: I have heard many times that Laurent has always been the 'enfant terrible' of the family but can anyone give me an example of his behaviour that proves this? (apart from his being fined for speeding, which, BTW runs in the family. LOL His father Albert also has a nice 'collection' of fines for speeding aboard his motorbike LOL)
It surprised me not to find a single picture of Laurent and Albert together when Laurent was growing up.
Thank you all in advance!
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Old 02-12-2006, 04:37 AM
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First of all there are pictures of Laurent and his father.
Laurent is a bit a special case because of his speeding (whereas Albert had the odd fine, Laurent has been caughts several times on a row, once making seven infractions on a row). He's always late (quite a contrast with the previous :)). In the past he was a real womanizer, and te opposite of other members of the RF who were rather serious, he likes to joke but sometimes he also takes things not serious enough. He's popular in Belgium (because of his humor), but also seen as uncapable.
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Old 02-12-2006, 04:46 AM
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First of all there are pictures of Laurent and his father.
Laurent is a bit a special case because of his speeding (whereas Albert had the odd fine, Laurent has been caughts several times on a row, once making seven infractions on a row). He's always late (quite a contrast with the previous :)). In the past he was a real womanizer, and te opposite of other members of the RF who were rather serious, he likes to joke but sometimes he also takes things not serious enough. He's popular in Belgium (because of his humor), but also seen as uncapable.
Thank you so much, Cathérine! :) Are those pictures on this forum and if so, do you know where? I think I've looked everywhere but couldn't find any :( *sad*
Just between us :), re: the 'odd fine': My father is a diplomat and we were in Belgium in the 70s and 80s and they (diplomats) all knew when Albert (prince at the time) was fined. They even used to joke with him about it! (Albert has great sense of humour. :) :) )
Thank you for your answer!
Cheers!
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Old 02-21-2006, 05:35 PM
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Prince Laurent of Belgium (R) and Brussels Minister of Environment Evelyne Huytebroeck (L) attend the ' Women's Earth ' prize-giving ceremony, Tuesday 21 February 2006, in Brussels. From Belga
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Old 03-06-2006, 04:21 PM
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Does anyone know whether pictures of the twins exist?

Thank you.
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There are no pictures of the twins yet.
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Old 03-07-2006, 12:08 PM
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20060307 - BRUSSELS, BELGIUM: Prince Laurent speeches after he received one the 28 ' Ecodynamic ' labels, awarding Brussels' environment friendly companies, as chairman of IRGT/KINT (Royal Institute for the Sustainable Management of Natural Resources and the Promotion of Clean Technology), Tuesday 07 March 2006 in Brussels.
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Old 03-22-2006, 12:51 PM
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Belgian Prime Minister Guy Verhofstadt (C) and EU commission chairman Jose Manuel Barroso (2ndL) listen to Belgian Prince Laurent (R) as they attend the opening of the house of renewable energies, 22 March 2006 in Brussels.

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Old 03-24-2006, 04:07 AM
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This is just too cute...

Prince Laurent drove himself in a Smart car to the new house of renewable energies



(photos from sipa press via fotobank)
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Old 03-25-2006, 03:23 PM
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Princess Claire was also present on this event.

This week there was also a gala dinner for the 10th anniversary for the prince Laurent foundation.

Priest Guy Gilbert was one of the persons present, like princess Léa and Edouard Vermeulen (of course :)).

Princess Claire wore a long red dress by Natan.
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Old 03-26-2006, 03:39 AM
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is there a picture??
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Old 03-26-2006, 05:12 AM
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Princess Claire was also present on this event.

This week there was also a gala dinner for the 10th anniversary for the prince Laurent foundation.

Priest Guy Gilbert was one of the persons present, like princess Léa and Edouard Vermeulen (of course :)).

Princess Claire wore a long red dress by Natan.

I have seen pictures of the galadress , is was sooo beautiful !
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where Are their 2 sons (thought We would have pics by now) :)
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Old 03-26-2006, 11:23 PM
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I have seen pictures of the galadress , is was sooo beautiful !
Can you post them please?:o
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Old 03-27-2006, 04:06 AM
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where Are their 2 sons (thought We would have pics by now) :)
I don't know for the others, and I don't mean to offend anyone, but it's boring to me to read this kind of comments. Please, don't you think that we will know when there will be pics? The rest is mere speculation and I'm sure the parents have good reasons for not releasing photos.
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Old 03-27-2006, 10:42 AM
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Can you post them please?:o

I wish I could , crisinaki ! But I can't:( ...
I saw Claire only on TV

But it's strange that there are no other picture of them ...
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Old 03-28-2006, 02:30 AM
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This is just too cute...

Prince Laurent drove himself in a Smart car to the new house of renewable energies

(photos from sipa press via fotobank)
Wow! Was he able to get out of that car on his own?
Thanks for the pics! :) I wish I had one of those cars here!!!
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Old 04-05-2006, 02:01 PM
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from point de vue

The 10th anniversary of the prince Laurent foundation was celebrated in the theatre of the Plaza hotel in Brussels (belonging to the van Gysel de Meise family).

1. baroness van Gysel de Meise, prince Laurent and princess Claire
2. Léa Wolman (wife of prince Alexandre of Belgium) and François de Radiguès de Chennevière
3. The prince and princess Charles-Louis d'Arenberg
4. baron Axel de Sambucy de Sorgue (son of princess Chantal of France)
5. Myriam Lafon with Eduard Vermeulen, designer of Natan.
6. Laurent's good friend priest Guy Gilbert (who married him & Claire, and baptized Louise)
7. Prince Jaime de Bourbon-Parma (son of princess Irene of Holland) and Rita Boustany
8. Count Thierry de Limburg Stirum (son of princess Hélène of France) and his wife countess Katia della Faille de Leverghem



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1. count and countess Louis de Limburg Stirum
2. Baroness Aurore van Gysel de Meise and her husband
3. Count and countess Philippe de Montmort

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Old 04-05-2006, 03:50 PM
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What a beautiful photo of Claire! Can someone tell me about the jacket Laurent has on? Is this a "smoking jacket"? It looks medieval!

....and I submitted the message without saying "thanks" to Catherine!
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