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Old 07-03-2013, 01:16 PM
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According to VTM Nieuws the abdication will be on the 20th or between the festivities of our National day on the 21st of july
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and will it be as big as in the Netherland with other royals attending? :-) or will it be smaller and only with the belgium royals and people? :-)
No I don't think the Belgians have any ceremony other than bring sworn in before the Belgian parliament.
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Old 07-03-2013, 01:17 PM
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It is great that King Albert is allowed to abdicate/retire. I am sure Crown Prince Philippe is ready to assume his father's responsibilities.
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Old 07-03-2013, 01:18 PM
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Points from Prime minister di Rupo's statement:

- with regret we understood that the health of the king doesn't allow him to do his duty as he wants to. The government has respect for the decision, his sincerity and courage in this decision deserve our admiration. I want to thank him for his duties towards Belgium in the last 20 years.

More words of respect. His enthousiasm, empathy, humorand intellgence he fully became our king, even if he wasn't born to be one. His reign was characterized for by his interest for his fellow citizens.

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we can rejoice that the change of the throne is in very different circumstances than 20 years ago. (...) Prince Philippe has prepared himself seriously, he has shown often how much he loves Belgium. He has the will to serve the country well. He can count on the support of the government. The government will start tomorrow the preparations for the abdication of 21st july. I hope that this day will be one of pride for this country and all its citizens.
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What a time to have my first post. Considering this isn't the tradition in Belgium it has come as a bit of a shock. I wonder if the Belgians are equally as shocked?
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Old 07-03-2013, 01:20 PM
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The king Albert announced that he will abdicate on july 21th, he will be with the queen Paola near the new king and queen for the national fest. I think Philippe will become king the same day.

I heard the speech of the king , it was very moving.
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Old 07-03-2013, 01:20 PM
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So is the abdication going to take place on July 21 or another day?
Only July 21.
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Old 07-03-2013, 01:23 PM
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No I don't think the Belgians have any ceremony other than bring sworn in before the Belgian parliament.
In 1993 the new royal Couple drove the short distance from the Royal Palace to the Parliament in an open Car and then back. Don't know if there was also an bigger route. And afterwards they appeared on the Balcony of the Royal Palace. And this time there should before it the actual abdication. Probably at the Palace.
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She'll be Queen Mathilde like Paolo no?
I always thought it was Fabiola, Queen of the Belgians, Paola, Queen of the Belgians, etc?
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The Prime Minister of Belgium is wearing a rather nice dicky bow!
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Old 07-03-2013, 01:27 PM
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A few months ago a lady in the public said to the king: 'I hope that you will stay on for a longer time'. The queen replied to this lady:'But he is already old, as old as the pope'.

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The Prime Minister of Belgium is wearing a rather nice dicky bow!
I think he has been wearing them as long as he is in politics. I can't recall ever seeing him with a tie/ without a bow.
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Old 07-03-2013, 01:29 PM
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I'm thrilled with this news! Though I liked the current king and queen, I really like Mathilde more.

Like Priness Diana, she is a truly regal princess and she'll make a lovely Queen!

Philippe is very lucky to have her as his princess/queen.
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Pictures recording the speech today

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Old 07-03-2013, 01:32 PM
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But unless Albert and Paola intend to retire out of the country, it might be a bit awkward to have two dowager queens in the BRF...
It's not awkward at all. During the 60's there was two former consorts (Queen Elisabeth and the Princess de Rethy) and the new one (Queen Fabiola). The situation was even stranger with the former King and his Wife establishing a shadow court in Argenteuil...
Abdication in Belgium is not so unexpected as it seems....
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Old 07-03-2013, 01:33 PM
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A few months ago a lady in the public said to the king: 'I hope that you will stay on for a longer time'. The queen replied to this lady:'But he is already old, as old as the pope'.



I think he has been wearing them as long as he is in politics. I can't recall ever seeing him with a tie/ without a bow.
Indeed, he only wear bows.
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Old 07-03-2013, 01:36 PM
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In 1993 the new royal Couple drove the short distance from the Royal Palace to the Parliament in an open Car and then back. Don't know if there was also an bigger route. And afterwards they appeared on the Balcony of the Royal Palace. And this time there should before it the actual abdication. Probably at the Palace.
Lets hope that Philippe and Mathilde follow suit.
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Paola said to a journalist that Albert is planning this longer than Beatrix had ...
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The abdication was briefly mentioned on the BBC,I doubt it will even be mentioned on the Irish news!
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I cannot say I'm surprised. I actually admire anyone who reaches a certain age to be capable to cede his place to someone younger and more capable both phisically and psychologically.
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