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Old 10-14-2012, 09:40 AM
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CP Philippe on economic mission to Australia & New Zealand, November 16 - 30, 2012

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Crown Prince Philippe will be on an economic mission to Australia and New Zealand
from November 16th to November 30th, 2012.


The economic mission is organized by the Agency for Foreign Trade in close cooperation with the regional trade.
State and local ministers will accompany Crown Prince Philippe on his journey.

source: Mission économique en Australie et Nouvelle-Zélande

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Old 11-17-2012, 02:28 AM
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Here's the detailed schedule of the mission to Australia and New Zealand.

Prince Philippe has departed from Brussels yesterday evening, November 16 and as to several stopovers and the long flight time he'll arrive in Perth on November 18:



** belgianeconomicmission.be: Belgian Economic Mission to Australia and New Zealand **
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Old 11-17-2012, 09:34 AM
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He's going to miss his family terribly, I know I do when my trips are over a week long.
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Old 11-18-2012, 12:35 AM
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Prince Philippe is certainly seeing a lot of Australia. It is a shame that Princess Mathilde is not accompanying him as I would have loved to see them both together.
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Here are some pics of day 1, November 18:



** Pic 1 ** Pic 2 ** Pic 3 ** belga gallery **
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Hope he enjoys it because these economic missions are supposed to be reduced or eliminated.
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On day 2 - November 19, Crown Prince Philippe attended several meetings and visited the Curtin University. Meetings with the Premier and the Governor of Western Australia will follow later today (the galleries will be updated during the day):



** zimbio/gettyimages gallery: Prince Philippe Of Belgium Visits Australia - Day 2 ** belga gallery **
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Old 11-19-2012, 06:09 AM
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Perth is such a beautiful city. Thank you for posting the links
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Old 11-19-2012, 10:06 AM
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The Crown Prince is ill , it is great of him to attend all the planned meetings.
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Is Philippe ill? What does he have?
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THIS picture is really funny, De Crem & Philippe were talking and suddenly the girl appears and they are like Hell-o there
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Indeed


On day 3, November 20, Crown Prince Philippe visited Port Hedland:



** belga gallery - day 3 **
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Not sure why we haven't seen any pics of day 4 yet, but here are already some of day 5, November 22:



** gettyimages gallery ** belga gallery **
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Not sure why we haven't seen any pics of day 4 yet, but here are already some of day 5, November 22:



** gettyimages gallery ** belga gallery **
His plane departed from Perth to Sydney yesterday with six hour delay. The prince had to cancel all his appointments.
Bad luck haunts Prince Philippe throughout Australia
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Thanks a lot for the explanation, stephanievl!

That's of course a real pity for all those who had hoped to meet him and to discuss their issues with the fellow travellers. It's surely impossible to make up leeway as to that extremely packed programme.
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Here are some additional pics without watermarks from yesterday:


** zimbio/gettyimages: Prince Philippe Of Belgium Visits Australia - Day 5 **


And here are the newest pics from today, day 6, November 23:


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** zimbio/gettyimages: Prince Philippe Of Belgium Visits Australia - Day 6 **
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Thank you iceflower, I'm glad the rest of the tour seems to be going smoothly

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Old 11-25-2012, 11:04 PM
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Pictures from day 9, November 26:

Prince Philippe Pictures - Prince Philippe Of Belgium Visits Australia - Day 9 - Zimbio

And some more from day 6 that weren't here:

http://imgur.com/a/WFb7c#0
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Crown Prince Philippe has arrived in New Zealand by now - here are the first pics from today, November 27:



** gettyimages/zimbio gallery: Prince Philippe Of Belgium Visits New Zealand - Day 1 **
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On day 2 in New Zealand, November 28, Philippe has visited New Zealand's national museum and art gallery Te Papa in Wellington.



** gettyimages/zimbio gallery: Prince Philippe Of Belgium Visits New Zealand - Day 2 **
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