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Old 02-02-2005, 10:03 AM
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the party moved on to attend the gala dinner at the royal palace of Laken
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Old 02-02-2005, 10:04 AM
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And more from the first gala dinner

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Old 02-02-2005, 10:14 AM
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1. Princess Astrid's handbag
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Old 02-02-2005, 10:29 AM
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Thanks for all the pictures everybody! :)

An interesting observation: All the "older" ladies (Fabiola and Paola) chose black for their evening wear, while the "younger" ladies (Astrid, Claire, Mathilde) all chose fresh, bright colours.

I wonder if the royal ladies ever discuss in advance what they're going to wear to these functions?
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Old 02-02-2005, 02:03 PM
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More pictures from the Gala. This time from Colourpress
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Old 02-02-2005, 02:07 PM
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Second batch of Colourpress. All royal ladies look really beautiful
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Old 02-02-2005, 03:26 PM
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This is by far, imo the Best Gala outift I have seen Princess Astrid wear.

She looked outstanding!!
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Old 02-03-2005, 01:31 AM
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I think Mathilde's dress is beautiful, but isn't it a little short? I also hate to be indelicate, but a little more support with a good bra would have given it a better line! and ditched the shawl - it's just frumpy.

but as I say - apart from that just beautiful!
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Old 02-03-2005, 04:56 AM
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Here's the last dose of pictures. Mathilde isn't wearing a dress. No her pants/skirt are not too short and I think for the rest every part of her body is exactly where it should be :p
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Old 02-03-2005, 04:58 AM
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more from Isopix
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and some more
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after dinner, coffee in the greenhouses
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the greenhouses of Laken...
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On the second day of his visit the Greek president visited Brussels Greek orthodox church, Feb 2nd 2005
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At the first gala night, the royal family receiving and welcoming their guests
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2nd day of the visit.The Belgian Royals and the President of the Republic of Greece meet with members of the Greek community.
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Does anyone know if there's a published programme for this State Visit somewhere online?
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and was there no return dinner
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Yes there was, but so far I have found no pics of it!
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More pictures from the second day, from isopix. I really like Mathilde's hairdo, very classy.

the President and the Belgian RF attends the reception offered at the embassy of Greece and meets the Greeks community.
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