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Old 04-17-2003, 03:02 PM
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Old 06-04-2003, 02:12 PM
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Old 10-14-2003, 02:19 PM
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was this a love match?
what royal guests was at the wedding
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Old 11-08-2003, 05:02 PM
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Yes, it definately was a love match, they were very much in love.

They got married in Brussels on the 2nd of July 1959.
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Old 04-08-2004, 05:25 PM
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From Fotomarktplatz:

. Albert and Paola before the altar
2. Official portrait with the close family
3. Official photo of Albert and Paola
4. During the religious ceremony
5. In the car, waving (I know it's a distant picture, but here Paola reminds me of Mathilde on her wedding day).
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Old 04-30-2004, 12:05 PM
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Sorry ask, but this Paola is the actual quee?????????????????????
In the pics don't look like her at all
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Old 04-30-2004, 05:07 PM
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Yes they are the actual king and queen of the belgians. Don't forget that these pictures were taken 45 years ago!!
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Old 06-07-2004, 04:33 PM
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1. Color photo of Paola as a bride
2. entering the church
3-6. Beautiful pictures of the wedding, scanned by Chris from a book edited in 1959, on the occasion of the wedding of prince Albert of Belgium with Paola Ruffo di Calabria.
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Paola's beautiful lace veil is an ancient family piece. It was first worn by her grandmother, Laura Mosselman du Chenoy, a Belgian (!) aristocrat. After Paola, it was also used by Astrid, Mathilde and Claire on their wedding day.
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Old 10-23-2004, 10:07 AM
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3. Princess Lilian, prince Albert, princess Paola, countess Luisa Gazelli (Paola's mother), Leopold III, princess Marie-Christine.

As you can see, Paola didn't wear a tiara, she wore flowers in her hair.
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Old 10-23-2004, 10:25 AM
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Some pictures of their engagement:
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Old 10-23-2004, 01:55 PM
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Thanks for all these great pictures Cathérine! (And to Chris, too!)

I especially love the picture of Paola at the top of this page. Paola looks so young and fresh and beautiful beyond words!
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Old 02-20-2005, 09:34 PM
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Paola's beautiful lace veil is an ancient family piece. It was first worn by her grandmother, Laura Mosselman du Chenoy, a Belgian (!) aristocrat. After Paola, it was also used by Astrid, Mathilde and Claire on their wedding day.
I had no idea that was Queen Paola's veil. It is beautiful and it must be very well cared for. It still looks lovely after 45 years. Thanks for those wonderful pictures! More! More!
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I had no idea that was Queen Paola's veil. It is beautiful and it must be very well cared for. It still looks lovely after 45 years. Thanks for those wonderful pictures! More! More!
Actually it's a lot older than 45 years :)

It's an 19th century veil.

A few more photos
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