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Old 07-21-2013, 02:09 PM
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There are also photos of the ceremonies (Te Deum, abdication, oath, etc) on the official website.
Photos & Videos | July 21st 2013

BBC has some highlights
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-23393963
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-23394300
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Old 07-21-2013, 02:30 PM
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According to the pics only Amedeo was missing.Do we know why?
Yeah, the reporters said it too, but they didn't give a reason. Maybe it has to do something with his work/where he lives? That it wasn't possible to fly over or something?
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Old 07-21-2013, 02:36 PM
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I adore the paola's emotion!
mathilde every day more beautiful and elegant! a beautiful queen
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Old 07-21-2013, 03:57 PM
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Livestream for the speech at 22H
deredactie.be video: LIVE Eén: Extra speech van koning Filip
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Old 07-21-2013, 04:28 PM
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New state portraits:
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Old 07-21-2013, 04:29 PM
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Conratulations King Philippe, Queen Mathilde
and Belgian Royal Family
Queen Mathilde always noble, elegance and beautiful.
New dress blue and White, beautiul.
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Old 07-21-2013, 04:34 PM
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Does anyone have a link to the clip where Albert was kissing Paola? Such a sweet moment. :-)
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Old 07-21-2013, 04:39 PM
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Lovely pis of the couple at the balcony tonight
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Old 07-21-2013, 04:46 PM
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From Hello magazine

King Philippe and Queen Mathilde make their first appearance as Belgium's royals - hellomagazine.com

It even made the Irish news today,which normally ignores anything to do with Royalty with the exception of the British royals or Princely Family of Monaco.

Philippe sworn in as King of Belgium - RTÉ News
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Old 07-21-2013, 06:05 PM
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King Philippe I Of Belgium Takes Throne
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BRUSSELS — Belgians shouted "Long live the king" Sunday to welcome their new monarch to the throne on a sunny national holiday. But several legislators from northern Flanders boycotted King Philippe I's coronation, highlighting longstanding feuding between the nation's Dutch-speaking Flemings and Francophones – the biggest challenge the new monarch will face.

In his first speech as king shortly after his father King Albert II abdicated, Philippe made no attempt to paper over those cracks, instead casting the country's division between its 6 million Dutch-speaking Flemings and 4.5 million Francophones as one of its strengths.
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Old 07-21-2013, 07:36 PM
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What a beautiful day! The new King and Queen and their family look wonderful.
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Old 07-21-2013, 11:21 PM
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What a beautiful day! The new King and Queen and their family look wonderful.
God Bless Them.
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Old 07-22-2013, 04:39 AM
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God Bless Them.
Congratulations to the Belgian people with your new King and Queen! They seem like a happy, committed and capable couple. I was able to watch the entire proceedings on our TV and thoroughly enjoyed it. Very different from the Dutch inauguration, but still very moving and special.

...and Brussels seems like a city worth visiting...
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Old 07-22-2013, 05:09 AM
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Full House

Lovely pictures- especially like the fifth one down-a full house (three queens and a pair of kings).

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Old 07-22-2013, 05:52 AM
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The oath ceremony and balcony scene.
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Full house? Not so full; where are the children of Princess Astrid and Prince Laurent?
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Old 07-22-2013, 05:55 AM
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Old 07-22-2013, 05:56 AM
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The 3 girls of Princess Astrid were sitting behind the King's brother en Sister with the unexpected Princess Lea.
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Old 07-22-2013, 05:58 AM
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Everybody noticed that Prince Laurent was in a very bad mood the whole day and did not attend the popular ball on July 20th. Why ??
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Old 07-22-2013, 06:27 AM
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Everybody noticed that Prince Laurent was in a very bad mood the whole day and did not attend the popular ball on July 20th. Why ??
And Claire rolling her eyes all the time.
No idea... Maybe because he's not going to be a big deal anymore? No idea...
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