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Old 07-03-2013, 09:42 AM
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King Albert II Announces his Abdication: July 3rd 2013

King Albert will speak at 18:00 to his people:

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Is it an annual speech or is this something very important?
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Old 07-03-2013, 09:49 AM
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Maybe it will be an annual speech or something important! Maybe it will be the announcement of the acknowledge of Delphine Boel or maybe it will be his abdication or maybe it will be something else!
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Maybe it will be an annual speech or something important! Maybe it will be the announcement of the acknowledge of Delphine Boel or maybe it will be his abdication or maybe it will be something else!
It's not an annual speech. Rumours here are that it will be about his abdication.
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Old 07-03-2013, 09:53 AM
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I think he will announce his abdication. It feels very important!
Or maybe it has got something to do with Delphine...
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Old 07-03-2013, 09:57 AM
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Rumors only Paola adores to be Queen !
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Old 07-03-2013, 10:03 AM
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Special Announcement by King Albert II: July 3rd 2013, at 18:00h

Tonight at 6 PM our king will give a televised message. News and newspapers are reporting it's about his abdication on 21 july, the national day of Belgium.

Link to newspaper (in Dutch): http://www.standaard.be/cnt/DMF20130...mpaign=seeding
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Old 07-03-2013, 10:05 AM
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If he would abdicate will he and Paola be "downgraded" to Prince and Princess of Belgium?
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Why would he abdicate?
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Now that it looks like King Albert is to abdicate after Queen Beatrix's abdication last April, I wonder how this news will be perceived in the other reigning royals houses in Europe.
My attention will especially focus on the monarchies in Denmark, Norway and Spain. I wonder if in these countries the debate about abdication will intensify...
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Why would he abdicate?
My thoughts too,I'm a little puzzled and perplexed by the televised Kings speech later!
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According to the Belgian media the king will announce his abdication.
After the speech of the king, a speech of the prime minister will follow.
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It will be broadcasted on four tv channels. It can only be his abdication IMHO.
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The abdication will take place on july 21.
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Old 07-03-2013, 10:13 AM
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On which tv channels will it be broadcasted?
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Old 07-03-2013, 10:14 AM
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Principessa, I have no clue actually. If not, we'll have 3 queens

Dazzling, My guess is his age and the fact he's on the throne for 20 years this year.

Further details about the announcement for non-Dutchspeakers :
- Apparentlly this afternoon there was a meeting between the king and the politicians. After that the palace released a statement that the King will send a message on the 4 most important television stations and radio stations.
- Several vice-premiers/ministers have confirmed it's about his abdication
- AT 18.15 Elio Di Rupo, the prime minister will make a declaration in Wetstraat 16, the home of our politicians.
-At 17.30 there will also be a meeting of ministers.
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If he would abdicate will he and Paola be "downgraded" to Prince and Princess of Belgium?
And will Princess Elisabeth become The Duchess of Brabant or "only" The Crown Princess since she is female heir?
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It's not an annual speech. Rumours here are that it will be about his abdication.
Yes, I work for a news organization and the news feeds I'm seeing all about a possible abdication.
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Principessa, for sure at EEN and VTM, the latter just did a special news broadcast and are giving the message that Albert will announce his abdication on programs that are currently running.
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Old 07-03-2013, 10:22 AM
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I find it very surprising, I doubted if he would ever do it, but apparently he will. Philippe is not popular, but he won't be popular in ten years either if thing go on like is. Good that he gets the opportunity to prove everybody wrong.
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