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Old 04-15-2010, 04:10 PM
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will philippe have a state dinner or something to celebrate his birthday, like queen margrethe, there's nothing official or anything?
As far as I know nothing big and special is planned, and definetely
nothing comparable to the big celebrations in Denmark..


Here's the large getty/zimbio gallery:


** 34th Floralies Of Ghent Official Launch **


On another note: Prince Philippe and Princess Mathilde will attend the funeral
of Polish President Lech Kaczyński and wife on Sunday, April 18!
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Old 04-16-2010, 01:04 AM
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What beautiful photos, - what magnificent flowers! Thank you for posting the photos and video links
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Old 04-16-2010, 02:19 AM
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What are they doing? I am lost what is it for?? Sorry
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Is it an garden opeining?
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Old 04-16-2010, 02:36 AM
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Royalsmartie, Floralies is a flower, plant, floral arrangement
exhibition that already takes place for the 34th time. This
year it runs from April 17 to April 25.

Princess Mathilde and Prince Philippe attended it as a normal
official engagement, but as it's been Prince Philippe's birthday
they brought their children as a special surprise and Prince
Philippe was honoured with a rhododendron that was named
after him and therefore officially baptized by him.
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Royalsmartie, Floralies is a flower, plant, floral arrangement
exhibition that already takes place for the 34th time. This
year it runs from April 17 to April 25.

Princess Mathilde and Prince Philippe attended it as a normal
official engagement, but as it's been Prince Philippe's birthday
they brought their children as a special surprise and Prince
Philippe was honoured with a rhododendron that was named
after him and therefore officially baptized by him.
o how weird but ok the kids look cute
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Old 04-17-2010, 12:12 AM
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Thank you for the pictures iceflower and stephanievl. A beautiful family. I have read that Philippe will have a birthday celebration later and due to volcanic ash, they will be unable to go to Copenhagen (as also the King and Queen).
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Old 04-17-2010, 03:15 AM
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Thank you for the pictures iceflower and stephanievl. A beautiful family. I have read that Philippe will have a birthday celebration later and due to volcanic ash, they will be unable to go to Copenhagen (as also the King and Queen).
yea i heard about the volcano thing no wonder so many royals where missing
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o how weird but ok the kids look cute
It's not weird to have flowers named after you, many royals have flowers named after them.
It's a shame that so many royals have missed the celebrations due to the Volcano.
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Normally prince Philiipe and princess Mathilde will attend the funeral of the president of Poland. I am not sure that they will now due to the Volcano!
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If I don't mistake, the president of Polish parliament who is now acting as President of Poland is a relative of Mathilde, isn't he?
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Wikipedia:
Bronisław Maria Komorowski was born in Oborniki Śląskie. Komorowski is the son of Count Zygmunt Leon Komorowski (1924–1993) and Jadwiga Komorowska (née Szalkowska) (1921–). His family comes from the territory of Aukštaitija, northern Lithuania, and the Komorowski family for 200 years ruled Żywiecczyzna in Poland. He is distantly related to Princess Mathilde of Belgium, Duchess of Brabant, via her mother Anna Countess d'Udekem d'Acoz born Countess Komorowska.
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Prince Philippe visited 3E, an internationally leading expertise
company active in all domains of renewable energy and energy
efficiency, Brussels, April 21, 2010. Seems like he also got a
belated birthday present


** Pic 1 ** Pic 2 ** Pic 3 **


Prince Philippe pictured during the award ceremony for the laureates
2010 of the Prince Albert Fund (Fonds Prince Albert - Prins Albert
Fonds), at the VBO - FEB headquarters, in Brussels, 21 April 2010.


** Pic 1 ** Pic 2 ** Pic 3 ** belga **
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Princess Mathilde drives her van as she arrives at the Laeken Royal
Palace in Brussels April 23, 2010. I think it's Emmanuel you can see
on the backseat.


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Prince Philippe received the Viscount Frank De Winne and
the other two team members of the OasISS mission who
remained in the international space station from May 27
till December 1st, Brussels, April 27, 2010.


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Princess Mathilde visited the school community association
"de Speling" and the primary school " 't Schoolke" in Genk,
Belgium, April 27, 2010. Programmes of language teaching
in schools have been the thematic priority.


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It is the first real summer day here in Belgium, her outfit reflects that !
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Some more pictures
Pic 1 -- Pic 2 -- Pic 3 -- Pic 4 -- Pic 5

Pic 6 -- Pic 7 -- Pic 8 -- Pic 9 -- pic 10

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Princess Mathilde of Belgium attends the 'Braille Day' organized for
blind and partially sighted children, Brussels, April 29, 2010.



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