The Royal Forums Coat of Arms

Go Back   The Royal Forums > Reigning Houses > Royal Family of Belgium

Join The Royal Forums Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
  #61  
Old 07-22-2009, 02:46 PM
LadyLeana's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: -, Belgium
Posts: 1,270
Quote:
Originally Posted by maria-olivia View Post
During the first national days after her wedding , Mathilde was sitting next to Queen Fabiola , they spoke and had fun.. next to the Queen Paola Prince Philippe who is always shy and we saw Queen Paola in a bad mood for the whole afternoon.
Now nevermore , Mathilde has to sit at the end , next to her Prince Philippe and Queen Fabiola next to Queen Paola !
Queen's Fabiola 's apple was really great , she has not say her last word..
I don't know if you noticed, maria-olivia, but this time Princess Mathilde and Queen Fabiola chattered and laughed while Prince Philippe was standing to attention for the troops... nicely behind his back (literally that is)
__________________

__________________
-- Logic takes you from a to b, imagination takes you everywhere. --
A. Einstein
Reply With Quote
  #62  
Old 07-22-2009, 03:41 PM
principessa's Avatar
Heir Presumptive
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Schweinfurt, Germany
Posts: 2,828
Where have been Joachim and Luisa-Maria?
__________________

__________________
I had a dream: Let's connect our thoughts together, than we have a mission, let's connect our feelings together, than we have a mood, let's connect our dreams together, than we have a vision and let's connect our mission, our mood and our vision together than we have a perfect life.
Reply With Quote
  #63  
Old 07-22-2009, 04:19 PM
maria-olivia's Avatar
Heir Presumptive
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Brussels, Belgium
Posts: 2,866
LadyLeana , I did not look the parade on TV this year because I was away..but I may believe you .. thanks for what you saw this year.
Reply With Quote
  #64  
Old 07-22-2009, 04:20 PM
giov's Avatar
Heir Presumptive
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Roma, Italy
Posts: 2,340
Gallery Purepeople
La famille royale de Belgique au complet pour la Fête nationale... et c'est la princesse Louise, 5 ans, qui fait le spectacle !
Reply With Quote
  #65  
Old 07-22-2009, 04:25 PM
BMC's Avatar
BMC BMC is offline
Aristocracy
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 218
It's wonderful to see Queen Fabiola participating in a royal event again after her long illness. She looks wonderful. And that apple was just delightful
Reply With Quote
  #66  
Old 07-22-2009, 04:50 PM
LadyLeana's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: -, Belgium
Posts: 1,270
It was quite a sight, really.
I must say, I admire Queen Fabiola for mocking those threats so. So like her, though! A touch of humour you never expect.

Little Princess Louise was quite bored with the parade, but she was so fascinated with her father's uniform! I think she's a very lively and imaginative little girl, and I can't wait to see what she will grow up like.

The cutest part of the day, was when Princess Louise saw Princess Laetitia Maria. She waved really happily and then the girls gave each other a hug. All on tv, but I don't know if you can see it in any of the footage available online.
__________________
-- Logic takes you from a to b, imagination takes you everywhere. --
A. Einstein
Reply With Quote
  #67  
Old 07-22-2009, 05:03 PM
amedea's Avatar
Courtier
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: TORINO, Italy
Posts: 621
Quote:
Originally Posted by royalwatcher77 View Post
the girl seated behind Maria Laura followed the princess already at her arrival (you can see it in a video posted above): she looks like an assistant , but is it possible ML needs one?
Reply With Quote
  #68  
Old 07-22-2009, 05:10 PM
LadyLeana's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: -, Belgium
Posts: 1,270
Maybe she's a friend of Maria Laura's who is staying over. They could hardly tell her to spend the afternoon at home alone while they had their duties to attend.
__________________
-- Logic takes you from a to b, imagination takes you everywhere. --
A. Einstein
Reply With Quote
  #69  
Old 07-22-2009, 05:39 PM
sgl's Avatar
sgl sgl is offline
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: ~, United States
Posts: 4,826
I never really noticed it before, but Maria Laura and Louise look a lot alike. They have the same coloring, and they have similar features.
__________________
Be sure to visit the blog!
"I look just like the girls next door...if you happen to live next door to an amusement park"-Dolly Parton
Reply With Quote
  #70  
Old 07-23-2009, 05:50 AM
principessa's Avatar
Heir Presumptive
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Schweinfurt, Germany
Posts: 2,828
Quote:
Originally Posted by LadyLeana View Post
The cutest part of the day, was when Princess Louise saw Princess Laetitia Maria. She waved really happily and then the girls gave each other a hug. All on tv, but I don't know if you can see it in any of the footage available online.
Are there any pictures showing this?
__________________
I had a dream: Let's connect our thoughts together, than we have a mission, let's connect our feelings together, than we have a mood, let's connect our dreams together, than we have a vision and let's connect our mission, our mood and our vision together than we have a perfect life.
Reply With Quote
  #71  
Old 07-23-2009, 09:39 AM
Marchesina's Avatar
Nobility
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: a town near the Adriatic coast, Italy
Posts: 461
Quote:
Originally Posted by amedea View Post
the girl seated behind Maria Laura followed the princess already at her arrival (you can see it in a video posted above): she looks like an assistant , but is it possible ML needs one?
Or more probably she's a nanny for Letitia Maria and Louise, or a kind of lady-in-waiting,even if she seems to be very young
Reply With Quote
  #72  
Old 07-23-2009, 10:45 AM
Commoner
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: stockholm, Sweden
Posts: 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by maria-olivia View Post
I think it was because Philippe and Mathilde were at the King's tribune, the two others were on the side , but why Laurent before Astrid , I never understood.

Laurent isent before Astrid in order of the line.
Reply With Quote
  #73  
Old 07-23-2009, 03:29 PM
Marsel's Avatar
Courtier
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Moscow, Russia
Posts: 967
Lovely celebrations.
Queen Fabiola's apple was the best thing of the day, in my opinion.
Even the British tabloid Daily Mail, not exactly known for publishing information about Belgian Royals, dedicated a small piece to Queen Fabiola (scroll down to the very end to read it).

Quote:
After receiving death threats, Belgium's Queen Fabiola responded with swaggering insouciance. For far from locking herself away in her palace, she appeared at an annual military parade to mock her would-be assassins - who had been threatening to shoot her with a crossbow - by waving an apple.

The gesture, a reference to the folk hero William Tell, sent a ripple of laughter through the crowd celebrating Belgium's national day on Tuesday.
__________________
Audentes fortuna iuvat - Fortune favours the bold *** ... ***Amore, more, ore, re - Love, behaviour, words, actions *** ... ***Aquila non capit muscas - An eagle does not hunt flies
Reply With Quote
  #74  
Old 07-23-2009, 03:35 PM
MAfan's Avatar
Super Moderator
Royal Blogger
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: N/A, Italy
Posts: 4,734
Now I've understood the apple...silly me!
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #75  
Old 07-23-2009, 06:25 PM
sgl's Avatar
sgl sgl is offline
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: ~, United States
Posts: 4,826
Here's another story about Queen Fabiola and the apple:

Belgium's cool Queen Fabiola defies would-be assassins with jokey apple gesture - hellomagazine.com

MSN.dk has a very cute photo of Princess Louise:

http://msndk.starlounge.com/index.cfm?objectid=58458
__________________
Be sure to visit the blog!
"I look just like the girls next door...if you happen to live next door to an amusement park"-Dolly Parton
Reply With Quote
  #76  
Old 07-26-2009, 06:45 AM
Lumutqueen's Avatar
Imperial Majesty
Royal Blogger
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Carlton, York, United Kingdom
Posts: 17,542
Queen Fabiola is such a wonderful woman. I am glad she turned out at the celebrations despite the letters.
All the pictures from the events are wonderful thank you everyone.
__________________
We Will Remember Them.
Reply With Quote
  #77  
Old 08-04-2009, 02:30 AM
Aristocracy
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Seattle, United States
Posts: 244
Fabiola and her apple!

Fabiola and her apple was one of the funniest things I had seen in a long time. What a way to handle this with class and humor. Showed a side of her we don't often see from royals.

Examiner Story - Queen Fabiola Stands up to threats
Reply With Quote
  #78  
Old 08-04-2009, 01:17 PM
Moonmaiden23's Avatar
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Los Angeles, United States
Posts: 5,826
LOL! This is the first I have heard of the Apple Incident...I had been hoping and praying that HM would stay away from the National Day celebrations because of these threats, but I guess I should have known better!

Queen Fabiola is my SHEro! Go Fabiola!!

Prince Amadeo is really the handsomest young prince in Europe...or at the very least one of them. He looks like a film star.
Reply With Quote
  #79  
Old 09-03-2009, 07:57 PM
sgl's Avatar
sgl sgl is offline
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: ~, United States
Posts: 4,826
Here is a very sweet photo of Prince Laurent and his daughter Princess Louise that was taken at the National Day celebrations this year:
Moments de complicité entre un papa et sa fille | Noblesse & Royautés
__________________
Be sure to visit the blog!
"I look just like the girls next door...if you happen to live next door to an amusement park"-Dolly Parton
Reply With Quote
  #80  
Old 06-27-2013, 07:19 AM
christythedreamer's Avatar
Nobility
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: ., Jordan
Posts: 337
Queen Fabiola and her apple were the best thing happened that day! It's one of the funniest things that I've ever heard. Very nice to see this witty side of her! This is one sassy woman. Anyone has video of her waving her apple?
__________________

__________________
Take Me Home Tonight
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
archduke lorenz, belgium, brussels, king albert ii, king philippe, military, national day, parade, prince laurent, prince lorenz, princess astrid, princess claire, queen fabiola, queen mathilde, queen paola, te deum


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
June 6, 2015 - Sweden's National Day LadyFinn Royal House of Sweden 86 06-16-2015 01:57 PM
National Day - May 17th, 2014/2015 fairy tale Royal House of Norway 42 05-22-2015 10:13 PM
Belgian National Day - 21 July 2012 iceflower Royal Family of Belgium 20 07-26-2012 05:27 PM
Belgian National Day - 21 July 2011 iceflower Royal Family of Belgium 28 07-31-2011 04:50 PM
Belgian National Day - 21 July 2010 stephanievl Royal Family of Belgium 36 07-24-2010 08:01 AM




Popular Tags
australia best outfit camilla carl philip chris o'neill crown prince frederik crown prince haakon crown princess mary crown princess mette-marit crown princess victoria current events death duchess of cornwall fashion fashion poll felipe vi funeral germany hereditary grand duchess stphanie infanta leonor king carl xvi gustav king felipe king felipe vi king harald king philippe king willem-alexander letizia maxima nobility official visit picture of the week president gauck president hollande prince carl philip prince charles prince daniel prince of wales princess ariane princess beatrice princess charlene princess leonore princess madeleine princess marie princess mary princess mary style princess mette-marit queen elizabeth ii queen fabiola queen letizia queen letizia daytime fashion queen letizia fashion queen letizia style queen mathilde queen maxima queen maxima fashion queen maxima style queen rania queen silvia queen sonja royal fashion sayn sofia hellqvist spanish royals state visit sweden the hague united states of america victoria wedding willem-alexander


Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002-2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:36 AM.

Social Knowledge Networks

eXTReMe Tracker
Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2015
Jelsoft Enterprises

Royal News Delivered to your Email!

You can get the latest Royal News right in your inbox.

unsusbcribe at anytime with one click

Close [X]