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Old 07-17-2013, 09:38 AM
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Royal Family of Belgium - Current Events Part 8 (July 2013 -)



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Old 07-26-2013, 03:24 AM
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Is it known whether the entire family will do a photoshoot like they have done in the last years?

Or from now on it will be only the King, Queen and their children?
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Old 07-26-2013, 05:30 AM
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New rules for the Royal Family .
Except King Philippe , Albert Fabiola Astrid and Laurent have e.a.
Advice the Minister of Foreign Affairs when they are going abroad and who they will meet.
Advice when they are taking air planes . (For Princess Victoria's wedding Astrid and Lorenz were on economic class and Laurent alone on business class.)
They will have much more control about their dotations etc....
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what do you mean with e.a.?
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Old 07-26-2013, 12:53 PM
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Sorry it is french and it means "entre autre "
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Old 07-26-2013, 01:07 PM
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Sorry it is french and it means "entre autre "
..which I think means "among others"

But I don't really understand the post. Are the ones you mentioned exceptions that don't have to follow the new rules?
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Old 07-31-2013, 07:29 AM
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Belgium's royal family attended a mass on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of King Baudouin's death at the St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral in Brussels on July 31, 2013:
BelgaPicture - Category details; http://www.picturedesk.com/bild-disp...6-1f3cdc36ec2e; http://www3.daylife.com/search/photo...n+July+31+2013; http://www.monarchypress.com/collect...-baudouin.html (picture galleries)
http://www.nieuwsblad.be/article/det...30731_00676511 (article)
http://www.deredactie.be/cm/vrtnieuw...ideo=1.1691131; http://nieuws.vtm.be/binnenland/5513...voor-boudewijn (videos)
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Old 07-31-2013, 07:34 AM
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What a sad memory, 20 years ago. Happy to see them all anyway.
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What a sad memory, 20 years ago. Happy to see them all anyway.
Indeed,especially for Queen Fabiola and King Albert.
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I attended the Mass and was really impressed. Queen Fabiola entered first and then the King and the Queen, the former King and Queen and their Children.
Cardinal Danneels our former head of the Church spoke about King Baudouin the Sheppard. A lot of very old people, old soldiers came from their very far home.
After the Mass the Royal family was greeting the people during a very long time and Queen Mathilde lost her pill box hat 3 times ...
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I attended the Mass and was really impressed. Queen Fabiola entered first and then the King and the Queen, the former King and Queen and their Children.
Cardinal Danneels our former head of the Church spoke about King Baudouin the Sheppard. A lot of very old people, old soldiers came from their very far home.
After the Mass the Royal family was greeting the people during a very long time and Queen Mathilde lost her pill box hat 3 times ...
Was the Mass by invite only or open to the general public Marie Olivia?
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In the newspaper it was told we could make a reservation by phoning to the Personal of the Cathedral. I did it immediately and got through the post my invitation for free. I came one hour before and had a good place for my category . Of course in front of the Church were diplomats , Ministers , The Knights of the Order of Malta, Militaries etc...
When I came in a lot of peoples were already standing outside.

The first Official Event for King Philippe after the day of his Oath and I must say sawing him very well when he went out of the Church , He is a very happy man and seems not to realize how the belgians love him.
I may confirm : Completely change of his attitude .
Having a brand new and brilliant staff we are waiting September and its difficult political situation.
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Philippe looks so much relaxed and far less wooden than he did when he was a prince, both Albert and Paola look happy as well so you can tell the abdication was one of the best choices they could have taken :)
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It is a huge pleasure to see them together ! Mathilde was especially beautiful and well dressed. I wonder if the children have stayed in France.
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In the newspaper it was told we could make a reservation by phoning to the Personal of the Cathedral. I did it immediately and got through the post my invitation for free. I came one hour before and had a good place for my category . Of course in front of the Church were diplomats , Ministers , The Knights of the Order of Malta, Militaries etc...
When I came in a lot of peoples were already standing outside.
Thanks Maria Olivia,I'm glad you enjoyed the experience and that you got to see the King,Queen and Royal Family at Mass.
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King Philippe, Queen Mathilde, Princess Astrid and Prince Lorenz received Mr. Pranab Kumar Mukherjee, President of India and his delegation, for a meeting and a lunch at the Royal Palace in Brussels today, October 4, 2013.

Later today they'll attend the opening of the europalia.india Festival at the Palais des Beaux-Arts in Brussels and will visit the exhibition "Body of India" together.


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The King did his first public Speech and it was in English !
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The President of India has begun a State Visit to Belgium on the invitation of King Philippe .
This is the first visit by an indian President to Belgium..
I will follow-up with more details.
I also hope posters from Belgium will put up some news and pics involving The President and The King..

Shri Pranab Mukherjee is the ceremonial Head of State. He assumed office as the 13th President of India on July 25, 2012

Seventy six years old, Shri Mukherjee is a man of unparalleled experience in governance with the rare distinction of having served at different times as Foreign, Defence, Commerce and Finance Minister. He was elected to the Upper House of the Parliament (Rajya Sabha) five times from 1969 and twice to the Lower House of the Parliament (Lok Sabha) from 2004.


Shri Mukherjee has extensive diplomatic experience and has served on the Board of Governors of the IMF, World Bank, Asian Development Bank and African Development Bank.

He was rated one of the best five Finance Ministers of the world in 1984 according to a survey conducted by “Euro Money” Journal published from New York and was declared ‘Finance Minister of the year’ for Asia in 2010 by “Emerging Markets”, the journal of record for the World Bank and the IMF.

Shri Mukherjee acquired a Master’s degree in History and Political Science as well as a degree in Law from the University of Kolkata. He then embarked on his professional life as a college teacher and journalist beforing entering politics.

The Vice President of India Dr Hamid Ansari
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The Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh
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His Majesty King Philippe of Belgium receives The President of India HE Pranab Mukherjee at Military Airport Melsbroek at Brussels in Belgium on October 2, 2013 on his arrival for his State Visit to the Belgium.

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...levant_count=1

The president was accorded a Ceremonial Reception at Egmont Palace at Brussels in Belgium on October 3, 2013 He was received by The Prime Minister of Belgium H.R. Mr. Elio Di Rupo and Guard of Honour presented.

The Prime Minister welcomes the President at Egmont Palace, Brussels.
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The Guard of Honour..A very nice pic..
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The President with Prime Minister of Belgium
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The President, his daughter Sharmishta Mukherjee and The Prime Minister
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Can someone tell me who the other gentleman is..

The President visited Place de la nation

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The President visits the Waterloo, Brussels.

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His Majesty King Philippe of Belgium receives The President of India HE Pranab Mukherjee at Military Airport Melsbroek at Brussels in Belgium on October 2, 2013 on his arrival for his State Visit to the Belgium.

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It was for the Opening of the Exhibitions EUROPALIA INDIA from now until the end of January 2014

The King pronounced his first Speech since he is King and it is in English. He said ea.. he visited India several times and that his Sister Princess Astrid will visit India soon for an economical Visit under His Presidency.
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