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Old 07-21-2013, 06:33 AM
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The uniform is the 4star general uniform, after the abdication of his father K.Filip is now the boss of the nation's army..
I heard that, but I remember Albert wearing a beige uniform. Maybe the colour doesn't matter :)

Very nice speech of the king (including his German ). I agree with how sweet it was how he adressed the new Queen. Can't wait for the balcony scene now
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Old 07-21-2013, 06:41 AM
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and here is picture of Philippe taking the oath.

A nice picture of father and son walking (back view)
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Old 07-21-2013, 06:41 AM
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ah, i didn't know that, they said in the vtr coverage that he is king of the belgians and not king of Belgium...
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Old 07-21-2013, 06:44 AM
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He really did it well, and Queen Mathilde and the Family is looking phantastic
I loooved it, when the entire Family was moved during the ceremony and tried to hide their tears
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Old 07-21-2013, 06:51 AM
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Royalty.nu - Livestream of royal ceremonies in Belgium, abdication and coronation - July 21 2013 - video in French
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Old 07-21-2013, 06:52 AM
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Personally i also liked the 'european' note in the oath-taking

The couple looks really relaxed and confident and just completely ready for their new role :-)
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Old 07-21-2013, 06:53 AM
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Albert says 'vive le roi' after phillippe takes the oath. Very touching.
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Old 07-21-2013, 07:01 AM
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They are on the balcony
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Old 07-21-2013, 07:12 AM
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I wanted the see Astrid and Laurent and their spouses with the main royal family on the balcony. It was also very disappointing that none of Astrid and Laurent's children attended the abdication and oath ceremony. Hope to see them in national day celebrations.
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Old 07-21-2013, 07:19 AM
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So happy to have seen Mathilde's family. It is a pity her father wasn't there to see it !
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I wanted the see Astrid and Laurent and their spouses with the main royal family on the balcony. It was also very disappointing that none of Astrid and Laurent's children attended the abdication and oath ceremony. Hope to see them in national day celebrations.
Astrid and Laurent with spouses were on the balcony. They were on the left balcony. Thought the third balcony would be used for their families, but they disappeared very quick....
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Old 07-21-2013, 07:22 AM
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Yes they were there , but somehow forgotten. I wanted to see them standing with Philippe and Mathilde and Albert and Paola.
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So happy for them and for us !!!!
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Belgium's King Albert is set to abdicate today bringing to an end his 20-year reign and hand the throne over to his son Philippe | Mail Online
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Old 07-21-2013, 07:32 AM
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King Philippe looked and did great in the Parliament, a bit nervous and emotional, but completely understandable. Loved the way he addressed Mathilde in parliament and that he kissed Mathilde's hand on the balcony. Truly a Great couple for Belgians.
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A little bit exaggerated. She didn´t break down
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It's the DM, so...Expected.

Just finished watching the coverage on the French language provider and I'm actually impressed by how much I was able to follow along w/. Usually I have a hard time following along w/native French speakers, as to me they speak too fast for my limited French language skills the Cdn school system gave me, but I was able to understand quite a bit of the Ceremonies today.

One last thing before I literally hit my bed...

Long Live King Philippe and Queen Mathilde!!! May God Bless and Keep Them!!!
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King Filip just greeted the grave of the unknown soldier. Apparently someone shouted 'vive la republique'. Followed with some strong 'vive le roi'! ^^
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after seeing this I think mathilde is my new favorite consort...she seems not only the perfect image of a modern queen-chic, poised, etc. but also like she adores her husband and can help him thru whatever may come in future. I hope my feeling is correct. and after hearing her speak elsewhere, her accent is something I could listen to for hours, lol.
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Article from Hola with picturegallery
El rey Felipe y la reina Matilde de Bélgica saludan al pueblo acompañados por sus hijos
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