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Old 03-15-2012, 09:00 AM
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This friday,march 16th will be a day of National mourning in Belgium.
The country will observe a minute of silence at 11.00AM local time ( GMT+1).

A National service of remembrance will be planned at a later date in
close planning with the parents.

In The Netherlands flags are at halve mast today.

Some of the least wounded children were allowed to go home yesterday.
The parents of the victims had a chance to greet their children at the morgue yesterday,and some went to the tunnel to lay flowers.At Lommel there was a prayer service attended by 2500 people.
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Old 03-15-2012, 12:22 PM
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Very sad and tragic event for the people, and im sure too that the Monarchies of both Belgium and Nederlands will be a comfort and strength to the nation and the people.
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Old 03-15-2012, 01:36 PM
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I was so upset at this terrible news: poor kids and poor families!
My heart and thoughts go out to the all of them.

Off topic: I agree not to mix up this tragedy with the thread on Mme Assad, whose husband is responsible for the death of hundreds of Syrian children, and the Sarkozys, who, now disown the Assads, but whom they sat at the table with up until few weeks ago. Thanks to our mods!
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Old 03-15-2012, 01:52 PM
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So devastating, my heart goes out to all the families.
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Old 03-16-2012, 06:40 AM
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TO DAY 16/3 NATIONAL MOURNING DAY IN BELGIUM

LUCIEN STARTED A THREAD ABOUT THE BELGIAN TRAGEDY IT HAS BEEN REMOVED ON TM ’s THREAD ?

THE PARENTS WHO TOOK THE AIRPLANE TO SWITZERLAND DID NOT KNOW IF THEIR CHILD WAS ALIVE ORE NOT . NO LIST WAS DONE AND THE BODIES COULD NOT BE IDENTIFIED. THEY RECEIVE SUPPORT FROM THE KING AND THE QUEEN . THIS PARENTS ONLY WISH IS TO GO QUICKY ON THE PLACE OF THE TRAGEDY!


THIS TRAGEDY WITH 6 ADULTS AND 22 CHILDREN WHO LOST THEIR LIFES , THE SORROW OF THE FAMILIES AND THE SHOCK OF THE INJURED CHILDREN SHOULD DESERVE A THREAD IN THE ROYAL FORUMS ALTOUGH IT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH FASHION. EVEN PRESIDENT OBAMA GAVE HIS SUPPORT TO THE BELGIAN FAMILIES.
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Old 03-16-2012, 09:49 AM
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TO DAY 16/3 NATIONAL MOURNING DAY IN BELGIUM

LUCIEN STARTED A THREAD ABOUT THE BELGIAN TRAGEDY IT HAS BEEN REMOVED ON TM ’s THREAD ?

THE PARENTS WHO TOOK THE AIRPLANE TO SWITZERLAND DID NOT KNOW IF THEIR CHILD WAS ALIVE ORE NOT . NO LIST WAS DONE AND THE BODIES COULD NOT BE IDENTIFIED. THEY RECEIVE SUPPORT FROM THE KING AND THE QUEEN . THIS PARENTS ONLY WISH IS TO GO QUICKY ON THE PLACE OF THE TRAGEDY!

THIS TRAGEDY WITH 6 ADULTS AND 22 CHILDREN WHO LOST THEIR LIFES , THE SORROW OF THE FAMILIES AND THE SHOCK OF THE INJURED CHILDREN SHOULD DESERVE A THREAD IN THE ROYAL FORUMS ALTOUGH IT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH FASHION. EVEN PRESIDENT OBAMA GAVE HIS SUPPORT TO THE BELGIAN FAMILIES.
It hasn't been removed it's been merged with the current events thread. Shouting about this incident will not make if any better.
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Old 03-16-2012, 09:55 AM
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So very sad for the families of the lost and wounded. My thought and condolences for the families and survivors.
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Old 03-16-2012, 12:48 PM
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The Belgian royal family will attend a remembrance service on wednesday. Normally Queen Beatrix would also attend but since she is on a state visit another member of the Dutch royal family will attend.

Begrafenis kinderen uit Heverlee op donderdag, woensdag herdenking in Lommel
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Old 03-16-2012, 12:56 PM
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A very sad duty for the Royal Family.
Queen Beatrix is most likely to be represented by the crown princely couple.
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Old 03-16-2012, 12:59 PM
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Such a sad day indeed, my condolences go out to those families who love ones.
:: flickering candle:: :: flowers ::
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Old 03-16-2012, 02:28 PM
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A British boy was among 28 people - 22 of them children - killed when a coach struck the wall of a Swiss tunnel on the way back from a school skiing trip.

Sebastian Bowles, 11, who had moved from Crouch End in north London to Belgium two years ago, was a student at St Lambertus School in Heverlee.
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The bus crash is an unimaginable tragedy. My condolences to those, who lost the loved ones.
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Staphanievl,
Thanks for sharing the arrival in Belgium of the 22 white little coffins and the 6 coffins of the 4 teachers and the 2 bus drivers. Their received the honors of the highest to the lowest militaries from Belgium
The Belgian Government such as the Swiss Authorities did the very best. I appreciate seeing how at 11 the whole country and even the Members European Commision in Brussels were silent.

I have been a bit harsh in this thread and the one about Princess Mathilde ’s fashion . She did her very best to wear or to borrow mourning clothes and....
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Old 03-16-2012, 03:20 PM
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A very impressive minute of silence was held today at 11.00 in train stations, airports, offices, government buildings,... people stopped their cars at the side of the road.
I hope the parents, surviving children and their families and friends feel supported by these signs of sympahty.
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Old 03-17-2012, 06:56 AM
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Prince Philippe and Princess Mathilde spoke with their children on the telephone about the bus accident.
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"It is important that they know the truth."

Especially Elisabeth (10) and Gabriel (8) according to Mathilde old enough to realize what happened. "They were emotional. We have called them to talk and reassure them. It is important that they know the truth: children returned with great memories of snow class after a week in the mountains and then a tragedy happened.
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Really awful. " The oldest children "feel involved," said Philippe.

Royal couple: 'We called our children about the busdrama'
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Old 03-18-2012, 09:55 AM
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TRH The Prince of Orange and Princess Máxima as well as Dutch PM Mark Rutte will attend the ceremonies in Lommel on wednesday as well as in Heverlee on thursday as was announced by the RVD government information service this afternoon.
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Old 03-19-2012, 04:21 AM
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King Harald sent a letter of condolance to King Albert.

"Your Majesties, On occation of the tragic event in Switzerland where so many people including children lost their lives, we send you our deepest sympathy and condolences.Harald"

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Old 03-19-2012, 07:25 AM
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So sad what has happened, those poor children, what a sad ending there are truly no words for this, I hope they are all at peace now and the families of those involved in this horrible crash are all in my prayers and the king and queen are doing a great job leading the people in their grief. May the children forever rest in peace, it just so sad it brings me to tears.
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Old 03-20-2012, 04:22 PM
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TRH The Prince of Orange and Princess Máxima as well as Dutch PM Mark Rutte will attend the ceremonies in Lommel on wednesday as well as in Heverlee on thursday as was announced by the RVD government information service this afternoon.
The Memorial Service at Lommel tomorrow morning will be aired on TV both in Belgium and The Netherlands from 10.25AM on Ned2.
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Old 06-14-2012, 01:55 PM
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Belgian fashion house Natan presented its new collection in Westerlo. Princess Claire, Princess Lea an Prince Simon De Merode were the guests of honour.
Pictures:. Natan presenteert najaarscollectie in bijzijn van prinses Claire
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