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Old 07-21-2005, 08:15 PM
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Yes, again, heartfelt thanks to all you who posted pictures and gave us a sense of joining in the excitement of the day!
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Old 07-21-2005, 09:15 PM
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http://www.vrtnieuws.net/nieuwsnet_m...est/index.html
There are videos to the right from the National Day and most of them include the royals.
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Old 07-21-2005, 09:43 PM
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Albert, Paola, and Fabiola at Te Deum.
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Old 07-21-2005, 09:45 PM
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Albert, Paola, and Fabiola at Te Deum.
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Old 07-22-2005, 12:37 AM
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Belgium's Prime Minister Guy Verhofstadt, King Albert II, Parliament President Herman De Croo and officials receive a birthday cake during a show in downtown Brussels July 21, 2005. Belgium is celebrating its 175th anniversary of independence and the 25th anniversary of federalism in the country today.
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Old 07-22-2005, 01:23 AM
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Thanks for all of the wonderful photos!

"And Astrid looked fantastic at the concert last night - hard to believe this woman has five children! And I agree with all the comments on the clothes -- what I enjoy most about the royal women is the intention and competence they bring to their jobs, the clothes are icing on the cake and recycling them is great; less wasteful. That said, I do enjoy looking at the clothes they wear - and especially this bunch of classy women."

Well said. They are a great bunch and they economize well too.
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Old 07-22-2005, 04:53 AM
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According to the palace, Claire had little complications in her pregnancy, nothing nedding to bring her at hospital, but Laurent wished to stay with her. It's something that happens when expecting twins.
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Old 07-22-2005, 06:55 AM
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About 175.000 people came to Brussels yesterday to celebrate (or just walk around and relax :) - I think there's always a wonderful atmosphere in Brussels on the 21st of July). 60.000 watched the fireworks that ended the day.

In the evening there was a wonderful show with Belgian artists, where also members of the RF were present (king Albert and queen Paola, and I think I saw Philippe as well). It was a great show but then it startes raining really heavily (the so called "drache nationale" that's also tradition on the national day :)) and the second part of the show was cancelled.

Anyway it was a beautiful day and I'm so happy we got to see Elisabeth, Gabriel and Laetitia!
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Old 07-22-2005, 07:09 AM
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The Te Deums in Brussels and Hasselt
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Old 07-22-2005, 07:20 AM
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the military parade
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Old 07-22-2005, 07:26 AM
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More from the parade
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Old 07-22-2005, 07:35 AM
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17h20 : Filip & Mathilde and the children make a walk from the Colonne du Congrès, past the stands of the military to the "gastronomic walk".
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Old 07-22-2005, 07:38 AM
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More of Belgium's sweethearts ... :)

Mathilde is so elegant, even when 7 months pregnant!
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Old 07-22-2005, 07:43 AM
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17h45 : Astrid & Lorenz and the children take part in the celebrations in the Royal Park.
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Old 07-22-2005, 07:56 AM
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Belgium National Day 2005


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Old 07-22-2005, 08:08 AM
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Old 07-22-2005, 08:17 AM
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Video of the Royal Family during the day

http://www.la1.be/rtbf_2000/bin/view...id=0150043_sac

Go to "Le JT en vidéo" -> "21/07/2005 soir" -> "Direct avec O. Fontana et la famille royale"
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Mathilde of Belgium Elegant on National Day

http://hellomagazine.com/royalty/200...annationalday/
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Old 07-22-2005, 09:43 AM
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This might be an odd question but what is a Te Deum ?

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