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Old 07-22-2018, 11:40 AM
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The RTL article describes Elisabeth and Gabriel as the GRANDCHILDREN of Philippe and Mathilde.
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Old 07-22-2018, 12:11 PM
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The RTL article describes Elisabeth and Gabriel as the GRANDCHILDREN of Philippe and Mathilde.
No, it refers to them as their eldest children (grands enfants). Grandchildren is petits-enfants in French.
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Old 07-22-2018, 12:52 PM
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The English translation of the article very clearly said grand children, so somebody dropped the ball!
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Old 07-22-2018, 01:01 PM
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The English translation of the article very clearly said grand children, so somebody dropped the ball!
The translation is weird, but technically correct. Grandchildren (no space bar) differs from grand children (space bar).
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Old 07-22-2018, 01:02 PM
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The English translation of the article very clearly said grand children, so somebody dropped the ball!
Where is the English translation?
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Old 07-22-2018, 01:12 PM
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Probably google translate as there is no official translation of the article. So, nobody dropped the ball. Google translate cannot be expected to have a completely accurate translation.
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Old 07-22-2018, 05:05 PM
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Where is the English translation?
The app on my Android automatically translates French into English, even though I can read the language fairly well....for example I know that the French translation for grandchild is not "grand enfant".

Anyway it is Marchesina's post #320.
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Old 07-23-2018, 12:24 PM
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The complete transmission from the belgian national television:


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Old 07-23-2018, 04:21 PM
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And here's another nice gallery of the National Day celebrations:


** pp: Mathilde, Elisabeth et Éléonore de Belgique, les belles de la Fête nationale **
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Old 07-24-2018, 02:09 AM
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It's such a shame that no good pictures of the fireworks act have appeared :(
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Old 07-24-2018, 06:46 AM
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It's such a shame that no good pictures of the fireworks act have appeared :(
Agree! there's a small video, but it doesn't even cover their arrival
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Old 07-24-2018, 07:04 AM
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I think their arrival was unexpected !
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Old 07-24-2018, 05:19 PM
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I think their arrival was unexpected !
Actually their presence (at least that of their majesties) was scheduled and available on the royal family website...hence our disappointment.
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Indeed...I read that her Dutch is superior to her French, and that she required extra tutoring in French.

The problem with French, which is also true about English BTW, is that its spelling is not phonemic, meaning it is often not possible to guess the correct spelling of a word from its pronunciation. Assuming Élisabeth takes all her classes at school in Dutch, and only "learns" French as a second (or first additonal) language, it is not surprising that she should have difficulty to write in French at the level of an educated native speaker, even if she speaks French at home with her family.

French in that respect differs considerably from other Latin-derived languages like Spanish whose spelling is highly phonemic, with Portuguese or maybe Catalan being somewhere in between (i.e. mostly phonemic, but not quite as phonemic as Spanish). Curiously, the "conservative" nature of French spelling, in contrast to the spoken language, is in many respects associated with an attempt to preserve its historic continuity with Latin and its kinship to the other Romance languages, including its continuity with Romance grammar (e.g. noun and verb morphology), which has been actually eroded in spoken French.
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Old 07-20-2019, 08:05 AM
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Princess Elisabeth accompanied her father King Philippe at the recording of the annual speech for the celebrations of the National Day.

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Old 07-20-2019, 08:09 AM
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The King’s speech


https://youtu.be/jeUrUi6EquM



https://youtu.be/Z8C59AxHL04



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Old 07-20-2019, 10:50 AM
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Exhibition e.a. of the Kings Uniforms at the Royal Palace.
These of King Leopole II were used until their very end...
Leopold III Wedding uniform with the Serafin Order
King Baudouin white Uniform he wore in Congo. etc. etc ..

I must say I don't like our King's Uniforms because a Belt is missing.

There is a nice Story , King Albert Ii was General 3 Stars and at the National Feast 's Defilé , a General 4 Stars attend . Panique..
Since then the King is General 4 Stars , such as the General Head of his house and the General of the Army (3)
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Here are some more photos of the recording:


** gettyimages gallery: BEL: King Philippe Of Belgium Delivers A Speach For Belgium National Day **
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Short film from today https://www.vrt.be/vrtnws/nl/2019/07...r-filip-tijde/
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Old 07-20-2019, 11:39 AM
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Oh I love the one of Elisabeth under the portrait of King Leopold I. Very poignant.
I hope tonight, even if she has not been announced, Elisabeth will attend the concert together with her parents.

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Nice "behind the scene" videos from today's speech of King Philippe at the presence of his daughter, Princess Elisabeth.
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