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Old 12-12-2014, 04:35 AM
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It is very rainy and the streets are empty. It does look a bit desolate.
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Old 12-12-2014, 04:39 AM
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It is very rainy and the streets are empty. It does look a bit desolate.
rainy and extremely windy...you could see how some umbrellas were about to fly away. It adds more solemnity and intimacy to me. When I see lots of people in the streets during funerals it seems to me lots of them are there just out of curiosity...
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Old 12-12-2014, 04:39 AM
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Very strange to see people with bags and cases just walking on to their offices and not stand still when such a cortège passes. Maybe they honestly have no idea (staff from European instititions?) what happens.
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Old 12-12-2014, 04:42 AM
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Princess Léa has arrived, super-elegant as always.
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It is very rainy and the streets are empty. It does look a bit desolate.

I wanted to go out to look this, but it is very much raining and stormy here in Brussels..
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Old 12-12-2014, 04:44 AM
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I wanted to go out to look this, but it is very much raining and stormy here in Brussels..
I totally understand.

The Cathédrale des Saints Michel et Gudule (I like these names) looks splendid.
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Old 12-12-2014, 04:46 AM
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Princess Beatrix has arrived. I liked it that all raised in the church when the Princess walked down the aisle.
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Old 12-12-2014, 04:46 AM
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The weather looks terrible in Brussels today, guests arriving at the Cathedral being buffeted by the wind. I went to Brussels this time last year and in the areas between the palace and the cathedral seemed quite quiet compared to the more central areas.
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Old 12-12-2014, 04:50 AM
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Princess Beatrix has arrived. I liked it that all raised in the church when the Princess walked down the aisle.
Yes I spotted that,that was a nice touch for Beatrix.
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Old 12-12-2014, 04:52 AM
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Empress Michiko arrived looking as delicate and enchanting as ever, she bowed before proceeding down the aisle. I notice that the congregation are standing each time a royal walks down the aisle - all very beautifully done so far, and so respectful.
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Old 12-12-2014, 04:54 AM
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Empress Phara Diba of Iran is also present at the funeral of Fabiola in Brussels Cathedral.
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Old 12-12-2014, 04:55 AM
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I saw Margaret, Rashid from Marocco, Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn
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Lots of bells clanging in Brussels ahead of the funeral Mass.
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Old 12-12-2014, 04:56 AM
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Have the Spanish Royal Family arrived? I haven't seen them...
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Old 12-12-2014, 04:57 AM
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I am watching on TV5Monde Europe

Empty streets

Thank you so much, I was searching all the channels with no hope.
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deredactie and VTM are essentially the same broadcast.
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Have the Spanish Royal Family arrived? I haven't seen them...
yes I saw Sofia sitting beside Beatrix
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Have the Spanish Royal Family arrived? I haven't seen them...
Yes, they are seated next to Princess Beatrix.

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Old 12-12-2014, 05:01 AM
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Owowow the rain is slashing the royals listening to the Brabançonne....
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Old 12-12-2014, 05:06 AM
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Philippe looks wrecked, Mathilde looks pretty sad as well. He grabbed her hand so tight when they got out of their car
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