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Old 01-29-2013, 06:25 AM
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Today, January 29, the fourth New Year's reception has taken place at the Royal Palace in Brussels (the third one has been attended by King Albert and Queen Paola only, see here).



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** gettyimages/zimbio gallery: Belgian Royal Family Reception For Country Officials **


** rtl.be video: Le Roi Albert II a présenté ce matin ses voeux aux corps constitués. **


King Albert's speech can be found here:



** monarchie.be: Discours du Roi aux Autorités du pays - Janvier 2013 ** translation **
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Old 01-31-2013, 08:28 AM
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Here are some more nice pics of the latest New Year's reception:



** pp: Famille royale de Belgique : Un gala et des voeux pour apaiser les polémiques **



** svenskdam.se: Belgiens kungafamilj på slottsparty ** translation **
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Old 02-04-2013, 03:41 AM
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On January 29th , it was an old and devastated King who said in French that the latest events in the belgian RF "m'ont beaucoup peiné "
The King forgot for the first time to speak Dutch and in German he could not pronounce
"glückliches " .
Queen Fabiola did not attend and Journalist saw Princess Astrid crying . (sources VTM Royalty)
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Old 02-08-2013, 03:48 AM
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maria-olivia, do you think an abdication is possible?
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Old 02-19-2013, 08:47 AM
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Today, February 19, the Royal Family attended the annual mass to commemorate the deceased members of the family at the Onze-Lieve-Vrouwkerk - Eglise Notre-Dame, in Laeken, Brussels.



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** gettyimages/photonews gallery: BEL: Belgian Royal Family Attend Remembrance Mass **
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Old 02-19-2013, 11:28 AM
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Claire and Laurent did not attend and for the first time Princess Marie-Esmeralda, her husband and Princess Lea were on the first row.
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Claire and Laurent did not attend and for the first time Princess Marie-Esmeralda, her husband and Princess Lea were on the first row.
Queen Fabiola looked very frail and remained in her wheelchair throughout the Mass.

Have Princesses Marie-Esmeralda and Lea attended in the past?
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They have attended before, but on a non-regular basis.


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** lehtikuva.fi: Belgiassa muistettiin edesmenneitä kuninkaallisia **
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Old 02-20-2013, 05:49 AM
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I noticed that at least since the death of Prince Alexander we see them all every year.
So maybe his death has triggered it. It happens more often in families.
Something (good or bad) occurs and it brings people more together at another occasion
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Old 02-20-2013, 07:57 AM
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More photo galleries without watermarks:
Mathilde de Belgique et les royaux joyeux à la messe des morts, Laurent blessé (Pure People)
http://www.monarchypress.com/collect...mass-2013.html (Dutch Photo Press)
http://svenskdam.se/2013/02/vilken-h...merna-bjod-pa/
I wish Prince Laurent a quick recovery from his skiing accident -it was a pity he and Princess Claire couldn't attend the family mass.
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Prince Laurent and his family were skiing. This Children are going to the Lycée Français which holidays are this week. For the belgian Schools it was last week.

But no-lucky Prince Laurent had a ski accident and is the Hospital of innsbruck for examinations until the end of the week.
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To Leidi ,
No abdication in Belgium , we need HM King Albert II .. may he have a long life !
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Princess Marie-Esmeralda was the best.. Stunning Lady and King's daughter.
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Prince Laurent, Princess Claire, Princess Léa and Princess Marie-Esmeralda today, March 7, attended the ceremony in which journalist, author and producer Stephane Bern was declared Officer in the Order of Leopold at the Egmont Palace in Brussels.



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** lavenir.net gallery: Stéphane Bern élevé au grade d’Officier de l’Ordre de Léopold **


** gettyimages gallery: BEL: Stephane Bern Decorated At The Palais D'Egmont In Brussel **
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Here's an additional gallery with large pics from yesterday and a smaller one



** zimbio: King Baudouin International Reward Presented in Belgium **


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. Prince Laurent, Princess Claire, Princess Léa and Princess Marie-Esmeralda today, March 7, attended the ceremony in which journalist, author and producer Stephane Bern was declared Officer in the Order of Leopold at the Egmont Palace in Brussels.

** Pic 1 ** Pic 2 ** ... [snipped]
Is the man standing near Princess Claire Martin Short? If yes, what order did he get?
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Here's an additional gallery with large pics from yesterday and a smaller one
Het Nieuwsblad also offers a photo special concentrating on Queen Fabiola:
Fabiola op pad voor Boudewijn - Het Nieuwsblad
Both queens looked very moved and Mrs. Gebre has great charisma i.m.o.. http://1.nieuwsbladcdn.be/Assets/Ima..._.JPG.h600.JPG; http://1.nieuwsbladcdn.be/Assets/Ima..._.JPG.h600.JPG
Random pictures from Hollandse Hoogte:
http://extra.hollandse-hoogte.nl//ca...e/19585632.jpg; http://extra.hollandse-hoogte.nl//ca...e/19585631.jpg; http://extra.hollandse-hoogte.nl//ca...e/19585630.jpg; http://extra.hollandse-hoogte.nl//ca...e/19585555.jpg; http://extra.hollandse-hoogte.nl//ca...e/19585633.jpg (http://www.hollandse-hoogte.nl/search.pp keywords: prix roi Baudouin)
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Is the man standing near Princess Claire Martin Short? If yes, what order did he get?

No, the gentleman standing next to Claire is Didier Reynders, he's a Belgian politician, currently Belgian's Vice Prime Minister and Foreign Affairs Minister.
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Thanks for the information!
Well ... Mr. Reynders resembles young Martin Short a bit.
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