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Old 07-21-2013, 05:44 AM
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The childern look adorable
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Old 07-21-2013, 05:44 AM
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The children are beautiful! The girls are in red
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Old 07-21-2013, 05:48 AM
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They're on their way! It's happening
Princess Xenia, what do you mean about the recognition of Elisabeth as heir? Isn't she automatically recognized as such?
Right, she is his heir, but what I want to see is that she be Announced by official as his heir and the new Duchess of Brabant . Maybe in the parliament.That would be great!!!
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Old 07-21-2013, 05:49 AM
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The King and the Queen are now on their way to the Parliement.
De Redactie just announced that some dictators around the world including Causescu, Idi Amin, Saddam Hussein and Tito used the same model of the car that is taking the Kings to the Parliement....
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It's the same care used at their marriage
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Old 07-21-2013, 05:50 AM
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Right, she is his heir, but what I want to see is that she be Announced by official as his heir and the new Duchess of Brabant . Maybe in the parliament.That would be great!!!
Oh I see, that would be great!

Mathilde is wearing the same dress. I thought Filip was supposed to wear a beige uniform, but it looks like a green one.
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Old 07-21-2013, 05:57 AM
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Oh I see, that would be great!

Mathilde is wearing the same dress. I thought Filip was supposed to wear a beige uniform, but it looks like a green one.
The uniform is the 4star general uniform, after the abdication of his father K.Filip is now the boss of the nation's army..
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Old 07-21-2013, 05:58 AM
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It's the same care used at their marriage
I know that, but apparently De Redactie thought people should have that little bit of travia information.

Btw, they arrived the Parliament.
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I know that, but apparently De Redactie thought people should have that little bit of travia information.

Btw, they arrived the Parliement.
They said it maybe because the car has special protection in case someone would try to attack or shoot the king....

There is some apprehension if anyone will try any anti-royal actions..
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Old 07-21-2013, 06:03 AM
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Mathilde is very emotional.
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Old 07-21-2013, 06:10 AM
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deredactie.be video: De Bethune leest Akte van Troonsafstand voor in het Nederlands

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Old 07-21-2013, 06:11 AM
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Mathilde is very emotional.
And so is Philippe.
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So, noone shouts "Vive la Republique!"? What a surprise..
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Old 07-21-2013, 06:14 AM
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We have a new King

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"Ik zweer dat ik de Grondwet en de wetten van het Belgische volk zal naleven, 's Lands onafhankelijkheid handhaven en het grondgebied ongeschonden bewaren."

"Je jure d'observer la Constitution et les lois du peuple belge, de maintenir l'indépendance nationale et l'intégrité du territoire".

"Ich schwöre, die Verfassung und die Gesetze des belgischen Volkes zu beachten, die Unabhängigkeit des Landes zu erhalten und die Unversehrtheit des Staatsgebietes zu wahren."
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Old 07-21-2013, 06:16 AM
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Can i just say that i think he speaks all three country's languages quite well...

How sweet was that when he addressed his wife 'Chere Mathilde' in that speech :-)
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Old 07-21-2013, 06:20 AM
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Well, his German can always improve, but then his father's wasn't better either and they don't speak it everyday so it's understandable.
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Abdication King Albert, investiture ceremony of King Philippe at National Day - Dutch Photo Press
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Queen Mathide was bursting with pride as her husband took the oath # heartwarming.
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Old 07-21-2013, 06:28 AM
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deredactie.be video: Herbekijk de eedaflegging van Koning Filip
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