The Royal Forums Coat of Arms


Join The Royal Forums Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
  #221  
Old 07-28-2016, 06:38 PM
HereditaryPrincess's Avatar
Heir Apparent
Royal Blogger
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Greater London, United Kingdom
Posts: 6,229
It was nice to see the family celebrating the Belgian National Day. It was sweet of Laurent to greet Eleonore, though I agree that he seems to have a complex personality.
It's lovely to watch Philippe and Mathilde's children grow up, particularly Elisabeth. I agree with Marchesina, she'll be a great Queen one day.
__________________

__________________
"For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone". Audrey Hepburn

*
"Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy". Anne Frank
Reply With Quote
  #222  
Old 08-14-2016, 03:33 PM
QUEENECE29's Avatar
Royal Highness
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Istanbul, Turkey
Posts: 1,950
BELGIUM NATIONAL DAY | Selda Göktaş
__________________

__________________
Reply With Quote
  #223  
Old 07-03-2017, 12:37 PM
eya eya is offline
Majesty
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: -, Greece
Posts: 7,866
And we have the program of the celebrations for the National Day in belgium 20-21 July

"On Thursday, July 20, 2017, their Majesty, the King and the Queen and their Royal Highness, Princess Astrid and Prince Lorenz attend the Preludium concert until the National Holiday in the Palace of Fine Arts in Brussels.
On Friday, July 21, 2016, the King and the Queen will attend Te Deum, following the National Holiday Day in the Saint Michael and St. Goedelekathedral in Brussels. Their Royal Highnesses Princess Astrid and Prince Lorenz attend the Te Deum in St. Peter's Church in Leuven. Their Royal Highnesses Prince Laurent and Princess Claire attend the Te Deum in the Sint Jan Baptist Church in Waver. In the afternoon, the King and Queen, Princess Astrid and Prince Lorenz, Prince Laurent and Princess Claire attend the military and civilian defilation at the Palace Square in Brussels. After the defilation, members of the Royal Family visit the Festival in the Park. In the evening, the King and Queen and Princess Astrid and Prince Lorenz attend the fireworks at the Palace Square."

https://www.monarchie.be/nl/agenda/n...-feestdag-2017
Reply With Quote
  #224  
Old 07-03-2017, 12:50 PM
An Ard Ri's Avatar
Super Moderator
Royal Blogger
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: An Iarmh, Ireland
Posts: 17,454
The King and Queen seem to be accompanied with Princess Astrid and Prince Lorenz at a few of the events this year,thankfully we won't have to suffer looking at too much of Prince Laurent this year.
__________________
5th of July 1554:
Birth of Elisabeth of Austria, Queen of France
Reply With Quote
  #225  
Old 07-03-2017, 02:48 PM
maria-olivia's Avatar
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Brussels, Belgium
Posts: 4,225
Good news : for the Afternoon , the King and the Queen, Princess Astrid and Prince Lorens , Prince Laurent et Princess Claire.
Reply With Quote
  #226  
Old 07-03-2017, 04:34 PM
Duc_et_Pair's Avatar
Majesty
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: City, Netherlands
Posts: 6,771
Quote:
Originally Posted by maria-olivia View Post
Good news : for the Afternoon , the King and the Queen, Princess Astrid and Prince Lorens , Prince Laurent et Princess Claire.
Rightly so. The King and his siblings are the only paid royals. To show up on the Fte Nationale is not too much asked, in return ;-)
Reply With Quote
  #227  
Old 07-04-2017, 02:05 AM
Marchesina's Avatar
Courtier
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: a town near the Adriatic coast, Italy
Posts: 534
Criticism from last year paid off. There's no reason for a member of the royal family to not attend the National Day (apart from health issues).
Plus I hope Princess Elisabeth and Prince Gabriel will attend the concert on the 20th, even if they're not listed (they are never listen, but we know we can expect them to attend the Te Deum and the parade).
Reply With Quote
  #228  
Old 07-04-2017, 08:29 AM
maria-olivia's Avatar
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Brussels, Belgium
Posts: 4,225
They are 4 young Children , assisting the Parade is enough.
Reply With Quote
  #229  
Old 07-05-2017, 08:49 AM
Marchesina's Avatar
Courtier
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: a town near the Adriatic coast, Italy
Posts: 534
Quote:
Originally Posted by maria-olivia View Post
They are 4 young Children , assisting the Parade is enough.
A concert for the eldest one (Elisabeth and Gabriel) is not an unbearable duty. They both attended the final sessions of the Queen Elisabeth music competition this year, but of course what they want to do is more important than what I/we want. Unlike their uncles and aunts they are not required to be there because they're not working royals yet.
Reply With Quote
  #230  
Old 07-05-2017, 10:05 AM
Heir Presumptive
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Pittsburgh, United States
Posts: 2,426
Quote:
Originally Posted by Marchesina View Post
A concert for the eldest one (Elisabeth and Gabriel) is not an unbearable duty. They both attended the final sessions of the Queen Elisabeth music competition this year, but of course what they want to do is more important than what I/we want. Unlike their uncles and aunts they are not required to be there because they're not working royals yet.
Being an amateur musician herself, Queen Mathilde made it sure that her children also received musical training. According to the website of the Belgian Royal House, both lisabeth and Gabriel play the piano, Emmanuel plays the flute, and leonore plays the violin. I don't know if they actually like it, or if it is something they are simply told to do as princes/ princesses, but, in any case, all of Mathilde's children are used to attending musical performances.
Reply With Quote
  #231  
Old 07-20-2017, 07:30 AM
iceflower's Avatar
Administrator
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: , Germany
Posts: 35,740
.

The King's speech for this year's National Day has been released:


** Pic 1 ** Pic 2 ** Pic 3 ** belga gallery **


** Speech of His Majesty the King of the Belgians on the National Day ** translation **

__________________
**** Welcome aboard! ****
Reply With Quote
  #232  
Old 07-20-2017, 03:38 PM
eya eya is offline
Majesty
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: -, Greece
Posts: 7,866
Concert tonight for the National Day! It seems Princess Astrid have an accident!

First photo

https://scontent.fskg1-1.fna.fbcdn.n...a7&oe=5A01F024
Reply With Quote
  #233  
Old 07-20-2017, 03:45 PM
An Ard Ri's Avatar
Super Moderator
Royal Blogger
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: An Iarmh, Ireland
Posts: 17,454
Oh dear I wonder what happened to Princess Astrid?
__________________
5th of July 1554:
Birth of Elisabeth of Austria, Queen of France
Reply With Quote
  #234  
Old 07-20-2017, 03:52 PM
iceflower's Avatar
Administrator
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: , Germany
Posts: 35,740
.

Here are more pics of tonight's concert:


** gettyimages: BEL: The Belgian Royal Family Attend The Concert For The National Day In Brussels **
__________________
**** Welcome aboard! ****
Reply With Quote
  #235  
Old 07-20-2017, 03:58 PM
Serene Highness
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: England, United Kingdom
Posts: 1,455
Oh no hope Astrid is okay! Nice to see she still managed to attend.
Reply With Quote
  #236  
Old 07-20-2017, 04:07 PM
iceflower's Avatar
Administrator
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: , Germany
Posts: 35,740


I found a news article quoting Palace Spokesman Pierre-Emmanuel De Bauw. He said that Princess Astrid suffered an injury at the femur neck, not as a result of a fall or accident but caused by overload. She has to favor her hip joint and therefore needs the crutches for some time.


** nieuwsblad: Prinses Astrid woont nationale feestdag bij op krukken ** translation **
__________________
**** Welcome aboard! ****
Reply With Quote
  #237  
Old 07-20-2017, 05:13 PM
An Ard Ri's Avatar
Super Moderator
Royal Blogger
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: An Iarmh, Ireland
Posts: 17,454
Great to see that the Princess still made despite her recent injury.
__________________
5th of July 1554:
Birth of Elisabeth of Austria, Queen of France
Reply With Quote
  #238  
Old 07-21-2017, 04:16 AM
Marchesina's Avatar
Courtier
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: a town near the Adriatic coast, Italy
Posts: 534
Arrival of the Royal Family to the Cathedral of St. Micheal and St. Gudula in Brussels for the Te Deum.

Place Royale - FB
Reply With Quote
  #239  
Old 07-21-2017, 04:56 AM
leidi's Avatar
Courtier
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: ...., United Arab Emirates
Posts: 574
Quote:
Originally Posted by Marchesina View Post
Arrival of the Royal Family to the Cathedral of St. Micheal and St. Gudula in Brussels for the Te Deum.

Place Royale - FB
Every single time I see Elisabeth, she seems more and more grown to me
Reply With Quote
  #240  
Old 07-21-2017, 05:47 AM
eya eya is offline
Majesty
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: -, Greece
Posts: 7,866
Gallery

https://www.rexfeatures.com/set/8970050

Belga Image
__________________

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

« Belgian Nobility | - »

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 3 (0 members and 3 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
National Day - May 17th, 2014-2016 fairy tale Royal House of Norway 88 05-23-2017 02:08 PM
June 6, 2015 - Sweden's National Day LadyFinn Royal House of Sweden 86 06-16-2015 01:57 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
affair albania art assassination austria best gown september 2016 best outfit best outfit october 2016 best outfit september birthday crown princess mary crown princess mary fashion december denmark duchess of cambridge duke of cambridge fashion poll fashion suggestions italy jewels killing king abdullah ii king carl gustaf and queen silvia king willem-alexander monarchy new zealand norway november 2016 october 2016 picture of the week pieter van vollenhoven prince alexander prince charles prince louis princess charlene outfits princess marie eveningwear princess marie hats princess mary princess mary fashion princess sofia queen elizabeth ii queen frederika queen letizia queen letizia casual outfits queen letizia cocktail dresses queen letizia daytime fashion queen letizia eveningwear queen letizia fashion queen letizia style queen mathilde queen mathilde daytime fashion queen mathilde fashion queen maxima queen maxima casual wear queen maxima daytime fashion queen maxima fashion queen maxima hats queen maxima style queen rania queen rania fashion queen rania in the un september 2016 state visit succession sweden the duchess of cambridge casual wear the duchess of cambridge daytime fashion the duchess of cambridge fashion the duchess of cambridge hats uae nature


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- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:46 PM.

Social Knowledge Networks

eXTReMe Tracker
Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2017
Jelsoft Enterprises