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Old 07-22-2014, 05:16 AM
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The royal children are so well behaved! I noticed that Prince Laurent appears to be having 40 winks in this photo!

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Old 07-22-2014, 06:22 AM
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Old 07-22-2014, 07:24 AM
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Originally Posted by *Mara* View Post

I’m glad that the kids, Elisabeth especially, are able to meet the crowd in such an open and relaxed manner. Looks like the death threats haven’t impressed them and they are shaking hands unbiasedly. Good for them. There still is lots of security around them though. For ex. I saw pictures of gunned policemen watching the scenery from the rooftop of a building.
That was so scary. I never saw those, but this year they were eveywhere. I saw at least 7 snipers on the roofs
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Old 07-22-2014, 05:53 PM
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I think it is normal protection. I remember at Delft at Prince Bernard funeral, there were lots of people on the roofs around the square.
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Old 07-23-2014, 09:29 AM
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Here's one more nice gallery of the National Day celebrations:

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I had the great pleasure to be there on the 21st. Here are a couple of my photos:

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I had the great pleasure to be there on the 21st. Here are a couple of my photos:

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So cool! Congratulations on getting those great photos of the family.
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Old 07-23-2014, 11:50 AM
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I enjoyed looking at the photos of the BRF celebrating National Day. Princess Elisabeth has grown up so much - this was her first National Day as Duchess of Brabant and her parent's first National Day as King and Queen.

Like others here, I thought that what the woman in the crowd did to Princess Eleonore was a little inappropriate, and I'm surprised that Philippe and Mathilde went along with it. It must have been quite scary for Eleonore, since she probably didn't know what was going to happen. The woman could've just asked for a photo politely, without all the fuss. Were there any bodyguards nearby when this happened?

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I had the great pleasure to be there on the 21st. Here are a couple of my photos:

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Thanks for sharing your photos with us, Flipje. It looks like you were quite close to the BRF, what a wonderful experience that must have been for you.

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